I’ve been into PDF’s lately. I like ‘em. I do like paper versions best, so I print out all my PDF’s and keep them in a file- it works great :) My latest is a fabric wallet from M.o.M (Mother of Marine). It is pretty dang awesome.
This project is super colorful, thanks to a swim I took in my scrap bin! The pattern only calls for three fat quarters and different interfacings, but I decided to take it a step or 7 more and use up some of my scraps. It feels good to use them, you know?
My baby was in my lap while I sewed the final steps, so of course the tab is not beautifully centered. It is kind of endearing, since the little arm-grabbing culprit is pretty cute :) I added a (vintage) button because I goofed and cut a hole in the tab- I had to cover it somehow! My secret is out- I’m not perfect ;)
Look, I got to use a fun colored zipper. I have a huge stash of zippers, but usually chicken out and go with white for my projects. This time, there was no excuse!
Isn’t this fun??? The PDF comes with an optional card insert, but I was scavenging the house just to find these… so I didn’t make it. Some of my favorite features are the self-binding (that polka-dot you see on the edge of the card slots), and the zipper pocket on the back for spare change. There are pockets everywhere! I’d love it if someone stuffed it full of cash for me :)
The PDF is super detailed, has great illustrations, and excellent suggestions on how to get a nice, tailored look. And the zipper part couldn’t be easier.
My only problem is that it is almost the size of my purse. Have you seen my purse? It is tiny. Like, it carries my keys and my phone and maybe a Jo Ann’s coupon and that’s it tiny. I’m not a big bag girl (which means I am totally behind the times and SOOOO not fashionable) but if I were, I’d be very grateful I had a wallet that didn’t get lost in my bag :) This has been great for a few errands lately where I was by myself, and just took this with me. Love.
I’m thinking I’ll make another. And another. And then maybe some more! Do you want to make one too? Well, lucky you, Debbie is giving a pattern AND three fat quarters away to a lucky reader. Head over to her blog, Stitches and Seams, and enter for a chance to win. You’ll love it!