Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whipped up Wallet

In just a few days I'll be traveling to Japan.  It's been about nine or ten years since I was last there, so I'm pretty excited to return for a full ten days of temple hopping, people watching, and mountain climbing.  To commemorate my trip, I decided to whip up a wallet that actually fits my passport.  You also walk around with a lot of coins in Japan, so this has a nice sized change pocket, which will come in handy.

I chose the "A Girl's Best Friend" wallet from Jenna Lou Designs.  I picked this up in Minneapolis last year, but never got around to making it.  And I had just enough of this fabulous vintage remnant to make the wallet.
It was pretty easy to construct.  According to her website, there was a misprint in the instructions, but I didn't have any trouble fitting the whole thing together.  I wish that I'd used fusible interfacing, but I couldn't find any in my sewing cabinet and was too lazy to go buy some.  I probably should have used a snap instead of velcro, but the velcro will work just fine.


Melonie said...

Love this Rachel!! So happy to have found this happy little site too:) Enjoy your trip!!

corydame said...

Great wallet - can you say etsy?
Have a safe and fun-filled trip!