Thursday, March 31, 2011

I made a wallet!

I've wanted a new wallet for some time.  Searching online through blogs, I found a tutorial at Bluebird's Wing that looked like I could do it. 
I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I broke one of Cyndi's first rules right off - don't use directional fabrics.  My plaids did end up matching so it turned out ok.

I used 3 different fabrics, one for the outside, one for the lining and one for the zipper pocket/credit card slots.  I think they blended together well.

                 This bottom pocket is for either cash or receipts. 
 I do not like to put zippers in anything, but this zipper was WAY easy to do.  No need to be scared of this zipper. 
Cyndi's directions were A+, super easy to follow.  Overall it only took me a little over an hour to make this and there was NO hand sewing.  I even bragged to my Mom that I didn't have to rip at all!  That's got to be a first in my 36 years of sewing. 



  1. Great job - love how it turned out!

  2. Awesome wallet! It looks amazing!

  3. Lovin it! Great job and thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day!
    lil raggedy angie

  4. Very cute - you did a great job! I've seen some wallets made from Duck Tape lately - that looks fun too! (but not very prim)

  5. Great sewing job Ann. I think your wallet turned out great. I so wish I could sew.
    Have a blessed day,

  6. Don't you just love an easy project that is useful too? Turned out good, so prim.
    Visit me sometime.
    Country at heart

  7. Hi Ann! Thanks for the note letting me know you made the turned out wonderful! I had to chuckle at you saying you "broke one of my 1st rules" about the directional fabrics! Your plaids lined up very, very well! (And I break my own rules all the time! :o) I love the fabrics you used, too. Just a fabulous job! And I really appreciate all the nice comments about my tutorial...I am so happy that you enjoyed it. I bet you can't make just one - I think I've made 100's already!

    Hope to get some more tutorials done sometime this year, so please visit me again. (I'll also be having a give away sometime soon - probably within the next three weeks!)



  8. Just came from Cyndi's blog to take a look at your success story, Ann.
    I love this wallet.
    Oh, no, another temptation.

  9. Great wallet! Thanks for sharing the link.

  10. So cool!!!!! I am trying to make myself a purse so why not a wallet to go with it. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Well done! Love the fabric choices and your plaid lines up really well. Pat yourself on the back for this one. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great job, even the best sewists have to rip every once in awhile, thats my new word for today......sewist.....LOL :0)

  13. This is really cool. I wouldn't mind trying this.


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