I have been wanting to make myself a new wallet for a long time because my current Op-shop special is becoming a bit tired. I’ve made wallets before and they have turned out very badly. I think this was due to the lack of stabiliser in the wallets and my inexperience with sewing small fiddly things.
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The Fiona just looks so professional and cute! The fabrics people have been sewing these up with are adorable!
The best thing about sewing up a wallet or small purse is that you can use up all those small fabric pieces that are not be enough to use on other things but are too big to throw away!
When i got the pattern via email i read through it and thought how easy to read it was! i immediately thought ohh i can do this! EASY!
Sometimes i feel intimidated by how many pages a pattern has! it’s one of the reasons i try to keep my own patterns 20 -25 pages max.
This pattern is so well written, i love how it has the pen holder loop which i had to have! Karis has included a lot of coloured photos as well as pattern pieces and measurements.
I also love that she has included her logo and cutting out numbers on each pattern piece, this makes it so easy to know how many pieces to cut out at once.
As soon as i got past the first bit i began to see how easy this wallet would come together and look. I love when that happens. It pushes me forward in a project and makes it more exciting as i love short, quick sewing projects.
It was such a joy to sew and i can’t wait to make more. I made it to match my BG bag (see pattern) and then i made a matching key fob. I love my new matching set! it’s the perfect amount of room for everything and i can’t wait to use it while shopping!
Sewing this wallet has given me the confidence to try other wallets out there. I think Clobirds rawly mens wallet would be a great one to try next. I really want to work with Kraft-Tex or leather.
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