Sunday, November 23, 2014

Introducing Fiona!

I purchased the neatest little wallet through Craftsy this weekend. It's called "Fiona" by Clobird Designs. Two fat quarters, a magnetic catch, a zipper and some interfacing and you are ready to sew!

I will admit I struggled with my first one, mostly because the written instructions didn't match up to the pictures on the same page. Once I figured that part out, the wallet went together fairly well. For this one, I used a faux leather material with high quality quilting cotton for the flap and interior fabrics. I also fussy-cut the flap, both inside and out, but didn't do a very good job with interior layout.

Outside of "Fiona" Wallet
Inside it has six card slots, a zippered pocket for change or whatever, and place to put your checkbook. You can also add a pen holder but I never use them in other wallets so I did not include it in this one.

Inside of Wallet
I posted this in one of the Facebook groups I am in and made a comment about the layout of the instructions. To make a long story short, the designer of the wallet is in the group and appreciated the feedback. I wasn't the only one who had issues. So Karis is re-working the instructions.

I liked this wallet so much I made a second one today.



These make great gifts and aren't that expensive either. For around $12 in materials, you can make one, too.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I've Been Busy

I've been busy quilting and sewing but I can't share any of the pictures yet! Gifts, you know. Hopefully after the Christmas holiday I can work on my own stuff. I've been gathering fabrics for projects just itchin' to start stitchin'!