Boy's wallet

Added Jul 27, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan

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Description

A new wallet for my son . PDF tutorial is Bi-fold wallet with lace from Napkin pattern at Etsy.

The coin pouch will be used often and boys don’t usually have the patience to deal with metal snap-on buttons, so I used velcro for the flap. I also omitted the tab closure and used elastic band instead. The fabric is white cotton/linen with red skulls pattern.

The bill compartment is ready-made quilted cotton in natural color and the bindings are linen twill tape and bias tape. I skipped on the lace of course and changed it into a zipper, also added is a little tab with metal ring so he can later attached a lanyard to the wallet.

The sewing quality is not something to be proud of. You can see that I’ve missed several parts and the stitching lines are wavy. Maybe I should have used properly interfaced fabric instead of quilted cotton, or maybe I should take more time in making it.

Anyway, the boy is very happy with his new wallet. When I apologized for the imperfection, he declared, “But those imperfections are the ones that make the wallet better!” I guess he has talent for sweet talking.

also blogged here

Material Notes

cotton, linen bias tape, twill tape

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Children
Garment Type
Other
Material
Cotton

Credits

PDF tutorial

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    Sep 28, 2011, 01.47 AMby alekat

    wow! that i so amazing. your range of projects is so expansive and clever. i could never attempt to make my own wallet. Great work. and as always your son is very lucky to have you!

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      Sep 28, 2011, 09.00 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! Making wallet is quite fun actually, the pieces are small so I can cut on the table. I don’t have big table and usually cut on the floor, talking about backache and sore knees! :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.13 PMby abicairns

    this is fabulous! you always come up with such interesting ideas :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.45 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    your son is such a lovely boy and he has a perfect wallet now! (and i love the print on the material and the wallet very much :-)

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