Sunday, March 16, 2008

First Wonder Wallet!

Back in the sewing room once has been too long. I've been either sick, tired or too busy to get in there! But today I was all alone since Mom is expecting her brother and my cousin to come into town this evening to visit for my Grandma's 90th birthday on Thursday, and they are staying with her, so she wanted to be there to do some last minute cleanup of her house. So she came over Friday instead of the usual Saturday to help me out and left last night. Free Sunday! But I would rather she be here...

I've had the Wonder Wallet pattern by Joan Hawley (the Lazy Girl Designs DIVA!) for some time but it has intimidated me. Lish over at 25 Weeks Yahoo! group had as one of the February goals to make six (!!) of these things. Well needless to say I didnt meet that goal...I'm just now getting around to the first! Sigh.

They are pretty quick to make, and this first one I used leftover scraps from my Miranda Bag (see this post) to whip it up. Unfortunately I only had a 3 inch strip of the cool stripe fabric, and the pattern calls for larger strips than that. So I only used the floral print and the green leafy print. I had trouble with the bulk, and my velcro doesn't line up! Next time I will save the velcro on the cover until last, since I used the fusible velcro, which totally rules!

Maybe the next one will be even easier since I've got the steps down pretty well. It is so cute! I also plan on making a matching tissue holder since I have just enough of the pretty focal floral print left. Five more wallets to go...


Joan Hawley, Lazy Girl said...

Hi Cindy,

Your Wonder Wallet is fantastic!

The Wonder Wallet does indeed have a lot of layers to sew through. Consider using a bigger needle, such as a size 12 or 14. That should help punch through that bulk, making it more Lazy.

I just love that fabric. It's beautiful.

Great job!


Barb said...

Cindy ~ congrats on making your first wonder wallet. I'm sure it's the first of many many more. I helped my 8 y/o make one today out of pink panther fabric and she also made a matching tissue holder. I'll be posting the pics on my blog probably tomorrow.

Anonymous said...


Love your Wonder Wallet! Aren't these the best? I make them for gift card envelopes. Two gifts in one! What could be better than that? Love your fabric choice!

Kim in Phoenix

creativedawn said...

So glad you are feeling better and able to get back to your passion....your wallet is fantastic! just LOVE the gorgeous fabric.....I purchased the pattern last week and expect to get a couple made this side of this century!
Lazy huggsss
"Lazy, lazy girl"

tekc96 said...

Love your choice of materials. Way cute!! Kathy C.

Regina said...

Love your fabric! I often combine fabrics like this to squeak a WW out of leftovers - looks great! You can even patch two shorter pieces together to get the size for a pocket - hide the seam on the inside if you need to.

Bella said... your WW...the fabric is tres cool!

Mindy said...

Adorable! I love your fabric selection.

Annette W. said...

That looks great! I'm considering purchasing the pattern, but don't know if I should with free wallet patterns out there. Do you love your wallet?