Sunday, August 18, 2013

The All-Purpose Wallet Pattern from Charmed Liebling

Again, I was given the wonderful opportunity to test an awesome pattern. 
This is the front of the All-Purpose Wallet from Charmed Liebling.  I decided to play with my ruffle foot and add ruffles to the front of the wallet. 

Instead of using the phone pocket closure rectangle (in the pattern), I made and added a flower over the top of the elastic cord.  I also used an eyelet border along the side of the card slots instead of ribbon.  After attaching the card slot pieces per the instructions,  I zig zag stitched down each side of the card slots a few times.  Then I added the eyelet border.  Oh! One other slight change I made.  On the card slots I added 3/8" to the length so that I could fold to the wrong side two times to enclose the raw edge.   
This wallet includes lots of what I look for in a wallet: zippered coin pocket, card slots, bill slot AND a place for my cell phone.  LOVE IT!  My phone will fit in the pocket but only if I take it out of the protective case.  Next time I might try to add darts to the bottom of the phone pocket or add a little gusset around the side and bottom so my phone will fit. **UPDATE: When the pattern was released Anna from Charmed Liebling addressed the cell phone pocket.** 
The pattern includes a pattern piece for the main front and back.  The instructions are easy to understand and include lots of helpful pictures.   This is a new favorite pattern of mine.  I'm sure I'll have to make more.
To make this wallet I used all scraps.  The main front/back pieces and the zippered pocket lining are cut from muslin.  The chevron and French print used for the pockets and slots are scraps.  For the main front/back and phone pocket interfacing pieces, I used Pellon Decor Bond 809 on all pieces.  For all other interfacing pieces, I used a very lightweight fusible interfacing scrap. 

1 comment:

  1. You have some fabulous bag creations on your blog and this one is no exception! Please link up some (or all! LOL) of your bag creations at our bag Brag Tuesday linking parties:
    Hope to see you there! :)