Sunday, May 30, 2010

I made something with a ZIP!

I shall blog about the craft mamas retreat after I take some photos of my accomplishments, not to mention gain a little sleep!

If not then the post might look something along the lines of:...

wotawonderfulweekendwithaheapofbootifulmamasandlotsofsewingdone

Anyway, I managed to make the Krazy Fashion Everything wallet out of my fav Amy Butler LOVE fabric.  I actually made it for my little sister...



There are a few things I will do differently when I make this wallet again, none relating to the zip! (only that I want to add another one at the back) 

The inside seams do need to be trimmed as much as possible otherwise the wallet wont fold over.

I will try and make it either a) without the interfacing on the large back piece, or b) use thinner interfacing.

Also hem the check book pocket more so that it can fold more easily. 

And lastly, use a walking foot to top stitch.

But my sister seems quite impressed, and I have competed this months challenge (although its not technically enclosed, I did cut a hole and insert it in there... do I pass?)




5 comments:

Gypsy said...

Ooh lovely wallet, well done Carolyn! Your sister should be happy! Envious of you having another crafty weekend away!

Liam's Mummy said...

I think your sister should consider herself lucky that you actually let her have it. I'm glad you finally made this wallet. I know you have been thinking about it for quite a while. And YAY - a challenge completed before the end of the month!

Haha - word verification is HERWIN

Jo's Place said...

That is my favourite fabric too and I have some winging it's way to me as I type this. Hopefully it will be here in the next couple of days. I also want to make a wallet and some other accessories with it and you have sold me on it. The wallet looks fabulous, and yay for sewing in a zip :)

willow and moo said...

You know the El Porto had 2 zips in it. I should have signed up for your challenge (although those zips were the challenging part of the bag! LOL)

Hope you get some sleep. I keep nodding off with the laptop on my lap!

Katie said...

Love your wallet!! Your sister is so lucky :) Looks like you had a great weekend.