Monday, March 24, 2014

project in the works........zipper wallet

I have been looking for a wallet for some time, the one I have I like the design but have found it to be very heavy in my purse and it all adds up to neck pain for me while shopping so I decided to sew one out of my favorite fabrics in my stash, so its "free"  with the exception of the PDF pattern that I purchased here from a fellow etsian.
No I didn't have to buy a pattern but I just wanted all the thinking to be already done for me this time. The pattern designer had a great idea of buying home dec fabric swatches to make the wallet,  this way you get a group of coordinating fabrics and just the right amount, plus I've seen them at joanns for .99
So here is my first days work:

I am loving how its turning out!   Now I am waiting on my zippers and lobster clasp to come in the mail so I can finish.   

Supply buying tip:
I like to buy my hardware on esty. There is a great selection and they have items that are hard to find in the fabric store also at better prices.   I bought 5 zippers with a cute pull for $5.  and a set of clasps for $3.   I know that would have been per item in the store.

I will post my new wallet hopefully by the end of the week!

UPDATE:   Well I would have been done sooner but when I finished and went to put my cards in I discovered that I didnt sew the bottoms of the pockets in the first step and had to take the whole thing apart!!!!! ewwww!   I just got around to finishing it and I had a bit of trouble with the zipper and the binding, which is rare for me because those are two things I love to do.    I am really picky when it comes to detail stitching and small details that this pattern did not walk you through so for my pickyness I am not 100% in love with the end result, but it is still pretty and functional.