Sunday, September 20, 2009

Some sewing for me :)

I finally made myself the wallet I've always wanted! I bought this pattern in a co-op and it sat on my desk for a couple of months while I became more and more irritated with the coins falling out of my falling-apart wallet down to the depths of my handbag.

The only good thing about having a wallet with a hole in the coin compartment is that you always find a treasure when you're digging around in your handbag looking for a tissue or a pen :) Bonus!
Here are some pics. I was very happy with how it turned out - although sewing through that many layers is tricky when you don't have a denim needle and are impatient to get the sewing done. so I only managed to break 4 universal size 80 needles on this one project :) Blasted Zips!


This is the outside zip compartment - there is one on the other side too. I am using one side to hold all my membership/loyalty cards. I don't know how I have so many! The other side I've got stamps and business cards and doc appointment cards. I love this - in my old wallet the cards would always make my wallet bulge and get out of shape. I can't see this happening here.


This is the outside of the wallet.


This is the wallet open and you can see from left to right there is a zipper compartment for coins, space for cards, more cards with the notes compartment behind it and then a pen loop although you can't see it well in this photo.


Here's the open coin compartment.

And the notes compartment looking very sad and empty:)



And here's my lovely pen loop. I love this - no more digging around to find a pen.

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you like - I like to know that I'm not just blogging to myself :)

8 comments:

Sara said...

Great wallet Kat! I seriously need to make myself one. :)

Julie said...

I like it very much Kat. you're so awesome. and having seen it in the flesh - might i say the photos only just do it justice :) I'm just adding you to my gmail reader 'blog list'.. and what an exclusive list that is to be on! ha ha

Lesley said...

Wow, that's fantastic Kat! Must do that one myself.

Kirsten said...

That looks fantastic Kat - I love the fabrics you've chosen :)

Kat said...

thanks girls. :) Julie - when re you getting your own blog????

Amber said...

Gorgeous Wallet! I might look into this pattern for xmas gifts for the women in my life!

TomatoJam said...

Love the wallet. I was thinking of making myself a wallet this weekend with a pattern that I have, but now I'm looking at yours and loving the features so I may have to get that pattern. Hmmm ...

Anonymous said...

I really love that wallet - and so many features that are missing in so many wallets from the shop! :) Hsu-Yin