15 August 2013

Have it All Wallet

My IG pals will know I was busy last week making a new purse for myself. I've been eyeing up the 'Have It All' wallet by Straight Stitch Society for some time, as I was in desperate need of a new wallet. I pinned it aaaages ago but on a whim, I purchased on Thursday evening and got straight to work on Friday. I was quite nervous about doing it as I'm not so good with little fiddly projects, but I'm really surprised with the outcome! I think it's a bit of a testament of how far my sewing skills have improved over the years :) It also helps when you have clear instructions and diagrams from a good pattern ;)
Though, don't think I whipped up the first one in a couple of hours! no, no, lots of reading, and re-reading but only a little stitch ripping to get my edge-stitching around the wallet just right. All the effort paid off though, I'm completely in love with it and I'm so pleased to replace my old battered wallet that I was always mortified to get out in public (yes, it really was that bad - a sales assistant once told me 'I needed to clean up my purse' - yikes!) So, you ask why do I have two? Well, my mum took one look at mine and said "can I have one!". So of course I had to oblige :) so she has the pink one, and I have the white one.
It's got so many compartments! I love having loads of space in my wallet to keep things organised. I used Lecien Old New 30's prints and popper snaps for the closure - they're so fun to use! I'm really excited about making a bag next! I've been thinking about the aeroplane bag for travelling or this really cute tote bag by Noodle-Head but I just can't make up my mind about a fabric choice which is never a problem for me normally? It's funny how one project get's your creativity going in a new direction :) 
Thanks for stopping by, xo

27 comments:

  1. So cute! And you did an excellent job with the finishing. Way to go!!

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  2. You've done a beautiful job and inspired me to get cracking with mine! I bought this pattern about a month ago and am still waiting for the right fabric to come along. In the meantime my existing wallet is literally losing me pounds!!

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  3. Love them - so pretty!
    Maria x

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  4. Wow...those are gorgeous! Great job :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  5. Beautiful, it's on my list too. I've just made the 2 zip hipster from dog under my desk and love it, I'd check out her patterns if you haven't already.

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  6. These are gorgeous and I love the choice of fabrics!!! Can I ask where you got the lovely poppers from? :)

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  7. Simply gorgeous - well done, and I love those fabrics!
    xx

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  8. Gorgeous, lovely fabric!

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  9. Love, love, love your choice of fabrics!! Just beautiful!

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  10. Very cute.....such gorgeous fabrics! I hope you will link up at our Bag Brag Tuesday Linking parties http://blog.chriswdesigns.com/linking-parties/
    :)

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  11. Wow, beautifully finished! And such sweet prints.

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  12. Oh no, now I need one! Do you think it would translate well in oilcloth? My handbag has a habit of getting a bit spilly with drinks, moisturiser, etc...

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  13. It looks great, I will try it about one year leat, firstly I have to improve my sewing skill:)

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  14. Wow that is so amazing! It so neat and well made - good job xxx

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  15. It's so gorgeous Jessie, they both are and your sewing looks absolutely perfect. What a wonderful job you've made of them and gorgeous, gorgeous fabric, of course!

    S x

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  16. And your wallets? Stab me in the eye adorable! xo k

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  18. Such pretty wallets! Lecien was the perfect choice

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  19. This looks great, love the fabric, and such a great design!

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  20. you did a great job! so tempting but i am not great at that kind of thing.

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  21. Jessie they are gorgeous!!! I'm with Pink Stitches, where are those perfect snappers from? I can never find cute ones like that!

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  22. Hello. Nice wallet! I was wandering if you could tell me what type of interfacing have you used for this project? Thank you!

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  23. Very cute, I just bought the pattern and am thinking I can put iron on vinyl on the outside fabric to keep it clean.

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
I love reading each and every one. I try and respond to questions in the comments so other readers can see as well. Best wishes, Jessie