I love a new wallet. Don't you? Clean, crisp, perfect spots to put certain things. I do love it when I know just the *right* place for something. Probably because until and unless there is a *right* place, it just sits out in the way and clutters my life. I don't know why...
But in any case.. I made myself this new wallet!
|How long do you suppose it will remain white?|
It's not terribly unlike the last wallet I made; the outside is one piece however, not 'quilted,' I used a magnetic clasp instead of resin snaps, it HAS A ZIPPER POCKET (a major reason for making this), and has an extra row of card-pockets. The flap with the clasp is also slightly rounded instead of square-cornered.
|See my milkmaid milking my cow? Lovely!|
|Lining and clasp.|
|The little red clip holds my check register usually. Easy access to write transactions!|
|Ooo, I still have a Barnes & Noble gift card!|
The cream and brown print is probably not the wisest choice for something as hauled-around and oft-used as a wallet, but I can wash it. Or make a new one someday. :) I'm so pleased to be able to replace something without going out and spending money on something made in China (ok; I don't know really where the fabric, zipper, or clasp was made. I might've done this anyway.), and glad to be able to 'customize' it to work for me! Easier than shopping for just such! :)
I loosely followed this Quilted Wallet Tutorial. I have no advice for the zipper (not part of that tutorial) except this: Do NOT do it the way I did. Not that I could *explain* the way I did it, but...