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