Added Jul 27, 2011
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
cotton, linen bias tape, twill tape
- PDF tutorial