Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wallet Fever. It is going around. My friend Dulcey is making some out of duct tape. I think they are neat! I pulled out the sewing machine (finally!) and tried out something I found on Craftster.org under the monster list of handbags, wallets and purses tutorial list they have.

The first one I did, I did not cut to size like the pattern was written out, so I got a BIG wallet with big pouches... I like it, but it's too big.
The tab up top is to attach a snap onto. Just have to decide if I want to buy snaps that snap on or just use the ones I have, but that means hand stitching them on.

The cards kinda slide in the slots on the inside (above) but I like the fabrics together.

This next one I like MUCH better. I used the sizes suggested and it came out a little better. This one needs a snap too. The cool fabric came from my good friend Sonya. She finds the COOLEST fabrics!! Can't wait to do some fabric shopping this summer with her. Or just knit, whatever! :)

The card slots on this one are snugger. (is that a word?) I like this one. Next one I make thought I think it needs a little interfacing to make it a tad stiffer. Again, need snaps.

So I think tomorrow I'll try to do some more sewing. I had fun today with it. Maybe I can get myself in gear and cut out some more wallets tonight and then sew them tomorrow. This would be great to hold on to for gifts when I need them.

7 comments:

Sonya said...

They look great! You are so good. We could sit and watch paint dry this summer if you wanted to :)

Loretta (Lora's Mom) said...

Cute. Your Aunt Wanda made something like that too.

shayes74 said...

that pirate wallet is ADORABLE! i bet you could sell that on Etsy...it makes me think of my other friend Laura...pink and pirates! too cool! did i tell you i finally broke out my sewing machine AND bought a pattern...so far so good...it's only taken 5 months LOL...it was a christmas gift!

kelly m said...

I just signed up with Craftster, not sure how I missed out on this...thanks for sending me that way!

ErickaJo said...

I want one of these. No hurry, there's nothing wrong with the last one. It's still holding up fine, but I'm a sucker for pockets. And doesn't it make sense to swap one Lora wallet for another? :D

Gigi said...

Very cute! I agree that blue/brown combo looks great together. Have you considered velcro rather than snaps?

SleepyEyes said...

Wow, Lora, those are great! So cute!!