Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wallet (take 1)

I have been on a quest to make the perfect wallet for a VERY long time now! I was very excited to see this amazing wallet pattern for sale as I've been admiring it for AGES!

I was hoping to have the pattern to play with on the March Break, but I was a dummy and had it shipped to my work address instead of my home address so I didn't get it until yesterday. So, last night I ran home from work and made a new wallet.

I made two BIG mistakes. The first one being I used fabric two fat quarters that I've been saving for a while now that I really liked. When will I learn???? When making something for the first time I should NEVER EVER EVER use fabric that I can't replace. Secondly, I didn't have any white velcro! What?!?!?!? I seem to remember thowing out a ball of tangled up velcro not long ago thinking that I had more. I didn't. What I did have was some terrible black VERY sticky velcro. I immediately decided to make the wallet with the sticky black velcro and call this a "prototype".

Well, the velco completely gummed up my machine. I finally cleaned up that mess but by now I knew this wallet would never be usable so I just kind of rushed through it, not being extra careful.



Here's the inside. I really botched that up. There isn't even enough room to put my cards in slots on the right side.



I've already cut out fabric for a second wallet and I plan to go get velcro today at lunch so I can work on it tonight.

I'm still so mad that I used those really pretty fat quarters!!! Live and learn.

9 comments:

cigs.excellent said...

Beautifull

meredith said...

it's so pretty. I have the pattern too. So far - I've made two and still am having trouble with the corners. It's a great pattern - I can't wait to get it right. Oh and I did the same thing with the sticky velco - my machine hated me for it!

Katie Jean said...

That fabric is really pretty! I was thinking about trying out that pattern. Can't wait to see your next one!

Mary Sarah said...

The fabric is really cute. Bummer! The wallet is looking great though. You'll get it, I know you will! Can't wait to see your next one!

lera said...

It's terribly cute though!!

Felicia said...

Fabulous prototype. What a total bummer that your cards won't fit. Could you use those slots for business cards? That fabric is pretty spiffy :)

cici said...

bummer! because both the wallet and fabric are tres chic!

i can't wait to see the finished one!

said...

i love that wallet!

Chara Michele said...

That fabric is so lovely! I can't wait to see your next version of this wallet :)