Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sewing Wallets

 I'm so excited to share with you my very first homemade wallet taken from THIS WONDERFUL TUTORIAL! The only thing I would change about it is this: When using the magnet snaps like I did attach your snap to closure strap  BEFORE you sew the two pieces together!  Liz used a different kind than I did so the tutorial tells you to do it after you sew it together and flip it right side out.
I don't always feel patient enough to sew, but yesterday I decided to give this particular tutorial a whirl -- and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.  Now that I've made one - I think I could probably whip up another one in 2 hrs. or less.
Inside details:
You'll notice it has a magnetic closure --- here are two links concerning them
1. A reasonable priced place to purchase
2. A tutorial for inserting them
O.K. I had to come back last night and add and "s" to the title (wallet-S) since my daughter saw the one I made for her grandma and wanted one.  She really liked the material I used on this apron INCLUDING the red bias tape around it.  Here's the one I made for her
Inside:
I didn't do step 23 -- sewing the inside and outside layers together and turning -- instead I just sewed the red bias tape around the outside edge to give it the finished look.
While I was at it (cutting her wallet out) I went ahead and doubled my material and cut two. The second one I didn't add the bias tape to as it was rather trying to my patience (though I do like the look of it!).
Inside:

13 comments:

Sophia said...

These are totally fabulous! I mean it.

When you first sent me the link to that tutorial, I didn't think it was my style at all. But *your* wallets?? That's a different story altogether.

I absolutely love them, and now I just may give this a try!

Hussena said...

your both wallets are so pretty if i knew anything about sewing i would try making these too.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

For someone who just sews when the mood strikes, these look quite advanced. I am SO impressed. I will have to check out those links. When I make my totes, I use magnetic snaps too, but my husband is responsible for inserting them. I don't need the snap tutorial, but he might, haha. Blessings my friend, ~ Abby

Virginia said...

Oh my stars those wallets are so awesome! I can hardly sew a straight line : ) And what fun fabric!!! You should make up a few of those and keep em around for last minute gifts! Anyone I know would love to have one : )

Wendys Hat said...

How fun! Your wallets look great.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Shoregirl, your wallets are so pretty..and so is your blogsite..you've had a major upgrade since I was here last. I am so glad you came to visit or I may not have come back quite as quickly!

Mynnette said...

Pinning this! :)

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Love the ChErRy one!!!

Amanda said...

These are such cute wallets, they look fantastic.

Sandy Ang said...

These wallets are so pretty ! Love the patterns and colours you used

Connie said...

Great looking wallets! Great job.

Mimi said...

What a wonderful wallet! I love the fabric and colors you used. And I really like the idea of using the binding and skipping a step :) Thanks so much for sharing this!

To Sew With Love said...

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Have a lovely weekend!