Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fun Little Wallet

Last weekend I picked up a fun little pattern at CityCraft for this 3 pocket wallet and I had a few free minutes to try it last night!

And with a few free minutes, that's all it took! This pattern was so super simple, with the longest
piece being having to sew the snaps on by hand. (anyone have any helpful hints for sewing snaps?)

I made this one using scraps of fabrics that I used to make several new sling bags I will be sharing next week and adding to my shop in preparation for a few online boutique events I am participating in during the Thanksgiving shopping madness of Black Friday through Cyber Monday (more to come on those later).

So, what do you think? I love they 3 rows of pockets, perfect for business cards, credit cards or a little stash of cash! Wouldn't these be cute additions to a listing for a matching sling bag? Or even the perfect little stocking stuffer...picture receiving one with a gift card to your most favorite store tucked inside! If you are on my holiday list this year, you know what you are getting! :)
Happy Friday!


  1. Those are cute and I like that they are fast to make!

  2. How cute!! It would make a great stocking stuffer :)

  3. Really cute wallets!!
    Just wanted to let you know I featured your fun holiday tees on my Round Tuit post this week!

    Thanks so much for linking up! Hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Instead of sewing on snaps, you could use Velcro Fabric Fusion. It's a Velcro product that you fuse to your fabric. It comes packaged in a box. I've tried it and it works great for small wallets.