Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I can't put it in the title

Actually, I can't put it in the post either. So, let's just say my logical thinking is not at its best today and I'm a little frustrated with myself.

I decided to take a break from quilting and make something small for a change. This tutorial was in my bookmarks. The tutorial is great. I'm the idiot.

Here's my wallet. Cute, you say?

Pity, all the "real cute" is on the back because I didn't have the brains foresight to think about the way I pieced the strips.

I highly recommend the tutorial though. It was very clear and easy to follow and I really like the wallet.

I may try to figure out a way to add a coin pocket.

Jo outdid herself sewing through a multitude of fabric layers without batting an eyelid.

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21 comments:

eileensattic said...

This might be my first comment, but I've been reading your delightful blog for a little while now. I love the billfold and did not know about this tutorial. Thanks!
Yours looks great I think. Those pigs are perfect.

RobinE said...

I've had that tutorial bookmarked for some time now. I really need to make one-- especially after seeing how wonderfully yours turned out!

Jen said...

So cute! Love the piggy fabric as well!

de vliegende koe said...

Its looks great Anina. Love the fabrics! Thankjs for the link to the tutorial.
Those brains...!

Jacquie said...

I think it's really cute and functional with a "piggy" surprise inside!

hunnybunny said...

That's so pretty. I love the fabulous girly fabric with the pigs added to them. It's wonderful!

Yummers! said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial... it's my size of a project. I love your piggy fabric... soooo cute. I love conversation pieces.
Joni

Cristina said...

Come on it is realy cute! If you don't like it send it to me, i love those pigys ;)

Maribel said...

Wow! this looks great! I love the little pigs!
Greetings
Maribel

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a nice wallet! I love the fabric mixture you used! Blessings, Kathleen

Adrienne said...

Your wallet is such fun! And I'm not bothered by the way you placed your fabrics. I used to make fabric wallets for gifts all the time. I had (and still have somewhere) a funny old booklet that has the patterns. Maybe I'll have to look it up and adapt some of it to this tutorial and come up with something new for my purse. And my friends! Thanks for the inspiration. ~Adrienne~

Junie Moon said...

What a delightful wallet! Isn't it wonderful when your efforts finally work out satisfactorily? I was challenged last week by a project that should have been quite simple but my brain cells fell out somewhere and left me confused. I finally conquered that project the other day--and it was just a silly mistake on my part. I guess everyone has days like this but let's hope they are few and far between.

Chara Michele said...

It looks lovely!

Stefanie said...

Remember, when you use the wallet, other people will being seing the cute back side, so all is not lost just because you like the back better than the front.
I too bookmarked this tutorial awhile back, and am going to get to it right after the pillowcases.
Really fun!

Kelly said...

that is so cute!

Jackie said...

Very cute! What a great gift this would make. How long did it take you to piece?

Stacey said...

Great wallet. Will have to try out your tut! Thanks.

beki said...

Oh, I love it!

amandajean said...

hurray for Jo sewing through layers! isn't that great?

Michelle said...

Cute! I'm dying to try this wallet, too. I adore the piggy fabric.

Sylvie said...

What a lovely wallet!
I think I'm going to try myself.
Thank you for sharing the link!