Remember when I shared with you
Well, today I will share with you my version of the
Basic Boy's Wallet.
I knew I needed to create my own version as a gift for my baby brother.
For my wallet,
I used a scrap piece of denim from a refashion project,
and cut the remaining pieces from a plaid shirt.
Ahh, look at those lines, all matching...*sigh*...it does my OCD good.
Oh, um, moving on...
Using the basic tutorial instructions,
I folded and pinned the card pockets.
Before sewing these up,
I inserted a card, testing the depth of each pocket,
to insure I had them right.
In place of leather accents, as used in the tutorial,
I opted for a simpler version.
Snipping a blue 'J' out of a piece of felt really personalized this wallet,
perfect for the six-year old stage of life where ownership is key.
Not to mention blue is my little brother's favorite color.
Stitching around the outside edges,
I had my initial secured lickety-split.
The rest was fairly simple,
I sewed up the edges, turned the whole thing inside out
and finished with some top stitching!
I will admit though, the edges of all my pieces weren't perfectly aligned,
which caused some frustrations...
but nothing some trimming and increased seam allowances didn't fix.
And just like that I had created a cute little wallet.
Throw a couple of $1 bills in there, and it was a hit with the little man!
If I were to change to a few things,
I would certainly have used a webbing on the plaid pieces inside,
the material is very soft and thus a bit floppy.
Alas, I didn't have any on hand and needed to get this finished.
Also,as an afterthought,
it dawned on me that a six year old really hasn't much use
for the card pockets but would much more have benefited
from sort of zippered or pocketed compartment for change!
Oh well, he loved it, and that is all that matters in the end!