Monday, August 30, 2010

A wallet and a pouch

What a tiring couple of days I had.  Apart from the usual things, I had to make a cake plus cupcakes for a birthday.  Baking is fun but it always becomes a bit stressful for me when I am getting paid for it.  I have come down with a cold and have a slight toothache as well.  But here's something that has brightened my weekend inspite...I have a new wallet!


I've been needing to make a new one and have been procrastinating for a while now.  So yay, I'm happy I finally got it done. 

I used my own long wallet pattern, but since it's been a long time since I last made a wallet like this, I had to bring out my print-out of the instructions!

 
I totally love this owl fabric but am a little worried it will get dirty right away.


I had some leftover fabric from the two fat quarters I used and found inspiration over at Pink Penguin's to make a patchwork zippered pouch.  I didn't use her tutorial though since I am already used to my own way of sewing up a pouch like this...

How cute is that?



I skipped the strap because the pouch turned out a little bigger than I originally wanted it to be.  The finished size is about 6 1/4" (H) by 8 1/4" (W). 

I know my son wouldn't use this for his DSi XL (though it's certainly a perfect fit), thus I have decided to list this on my Etsy shop instead.  I don't usually sell the things I sew, so here's your chance.  If you're interested to have it, just head on over here!

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

11 comments:

  1. the pouch is amazing! I have it "hearted". If it is still there after pay day it's MINE!

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  2. They are gorgeius the fabric you have used is lovely. I love the inside of the pouch best. I bought your pattern for this wallet and to my shame have still not made it, it is on my list of things to do, perhaps for christmas presents?
    Kandi x

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  3. Darling! I love the materials!

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  4. wow love what u did
    i would love it one for me lol

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  5. Recently found your blog and am in LOVE with your wallet. Very cute!

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  6. I love your wallet! Wish i could order the pattern, but unfortunatly I can't, for some reason. It says 'Sold' on the 'application form' (not quite the right word, I know, but i couldn't find the right one). Too bad :(

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    Ow, and suddenly it I can :D :D Jippie me!

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  7. The wallet pattern (as all my other patterns) is always available in my Etsy shop or in the eBook shop (link above). Thanks for your interest!

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  8. Can I ask where you purchase your fabrics? They're so lovely! I've been trying to look for colourful patterns but I can't seem to find any where I live.

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  9. Hello Mary-Jane,
    Whereabouts are you located? I am in Melbourne. When I need big cuts of fabric, I buy them at Spotlight. But if I only need small pieces, I usually buy fat quarters from Big W and just mix and match them.

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  10. Hi Corinne! I'm located in Canada, so I guess I could order online? Unfortunately a lot of the better fabric stores in my area have closed in the past few years.

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  11. this is sooo cute! i love the interior fabric too-now following ;)
    please stop by my blog -i'm also participating in the sew mama sew giveaway too:)

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