Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Replacement Wallet


You may or may not remember that I made a wallet for myself a bit over a year ago. Unfortunately really quite quickly after finishing that wallet it started to look a little sad:

 

The iron on vinyl that I had applied to the outer fabric started tearing, where the press-stud was applied started to stretch out and overall the wallet became floppy and sad looking.

 

So, while I was in the UK last July I picked up some gorgeous Oil Cloth from the shop at Cowslip Workshops.... and it had been sitting in my stash until fairly recently.

  

I liked the overall design of the wallet, so made another one using the same tutorial as last time. As with the one I made for my gran I added some extra layers of interfacing (I interfaced both the biggest pieces, and the pieces on the back of each pocket, and the flap for the snap with quite a stiff interfacing).


I decided to use two fabrics on the inside of the wallet, adding a pop of pink in the back and a pink zip.


Again I used my top-stitching foot for much of the top-stitching; I really do love that foot, it makes it so easy to get nice even top-stitching.

 

It all went together smoothly, being the third of these that I've made.

 

The only difficulties that I had were with the last bit of topstitching around the whole thing, where I had a few tangling issues and had to pull the stitching out and start again. But going slow I got there in the end.

 

I've already transferred my cards and money into it, hooray for a new wallet!!

11 comments:

  1. Love it! I definitely have to make myself one of these.

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  2. This is all kinds of rad! I'm loving the pop of pink... but that's really no surprise ;)

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  3. Super cute. I must make a couple of these, they would be great gifts

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  4. Wow, that's beautiful! It looks so professional.

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  5. its super cute, i need to have a go on trying this tutorial.. looks so fun x

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  6. That wallet is super adorable. Love the fabric on the inside. You have done an awesome job with the construction.

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  7. I'm really impressed! Could you post more information about iron on vinyls and what to look out for?

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  8. We should have a wallet making day at sewing social, cause your wallet looks fab!

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