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Linen wallets

Added Jul 9, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I made these linen wallets on a friend’s request. At first I tried following a tutorial found on the net, but that ended in disaster. So I made up my own pattern.

The wallet has 4 card slots (I’ve wanted to make 6 card slots but mysteriously ended with 4), a zippered pocket for coins, and 2 long pockets for money. The wallet opens and shuts with heart-shaped velcro sewed on its wide tab. For added structure, the wallet also has iron-on interfacing for added structure.

The result is definitely better than my first (failed) attempt. So I made another one from pink linen with various different pattern on it.

I showed the wallets to my friends over lunch today, and they love it! Now both wallets have gone and I’m just happy that some people like them \(^.^)/

blogged here

Material Notes

cotton-linen mix




Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2011, 08.38 AMby maxathon

    Gorgeos and elegant! it takes quite some skill (and a strong machine) to create such straight lines and perfect results. no one can’t love

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    Sep 7, 2010, 11.20 AMby Rachel Summerfield

    I love these wallets, I would love to have the instructions if you decide to post them!

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    Jul 9, 2009, 09.09 PMby aibby

    Love the heart shaped velcro, great idea. Cos velcro is so ugly.

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    Jul 9, 2009, 04.34 PMby calicocouture

    Very nice work! I love the mix of patterns and the pastel colors.

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    Jul 9, 2009, 03.58 PMby marmota-b

    They do look pretty… nice fabrics, and nicely mixed. Plus it’s neatly done. No wonder they loved them!

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    Jul 9, 2009, 01.16 PMby lybu

    Cool. I love the idea

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    Jul 9, 2009, 12.27 PMby miss-g

    Just gorgeous!

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    Jul 9, 2009, 10.52 AMby sewella

    The fabric you used is adorable!

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