Monday, June 1, 2015

Penny Inn Wallet

The Penny Inn Wallet, designed by Christine of ChrisW Designs, is the Bag-of-the-Month Club bag for June and the final bag of the club for this year. While this is a wallet and not exactly a bag, it is packed full of pockets and you can add a wrist strap or a longer across-the-body strap too, if desired. I was one of the testers of this wallet, so that's why I have it finished already. Believe me this wallet took longer to make than most of the other bags I made. Christine has very detailed instructions as usual and so while this wallet may look very advanced, if you follow each step, you will see how several small pieces of fabric suddenly transforms into a lovely wallet.

I didn't have the flip closure and was going to use a twist lock closure I purchased months ago; but there was obviously something missing because I couldn't figure out how to attach the one part. There were no screws or rivets. When I contacted the seller she kept showing me photos and didn't understand me. So I will need to figure out an alternative on how to make them usable, if they indeed can be used. Otherwise it was a waste of money. I got them for a great deal and purchased quite a few of them too, thinking I would love using them. Since I hadn't used them before I didn't look closely enough at the photos, or I wouldn't have purchased them. Oh well live and learn. So I used a snap closure instead.

Here is the Penny Inn Wallet I made~
I added the wrist strap to my wallet.
Because I used a magnetic snap, you can see the bump f it in the center there. I wanted to use the twist lock closure I had, but ti was missing parts.
The back of the wallet.
The back of the wallet.
These are the parts of the twist lock closure I wanted to use. But nothing came with it to insert the twist piece on the left with the 2 holes. So I need to experiment and see if I can find rivets or screws or even sew it in place to see if it will work. No wonder I got a good prince on these as they were missing parts!
I sewed a large snap to close the wallet instead of using the flip lock closure.
There are oodles of credit card pockets.
More credit card pockets here and  three zippered pockets in all. Plus more slip pockets too
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19 comments:

  1. Your wallet looks great even without a twist lock. Thanks for sharing. Just downloaded my pattern and printed out the pattern pieces and text directions. Hope to begin no later than the first of next week.

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  2. HI Daryl! Nice wallet. You need to use rivets to attach the turning part of that lock.

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  3. Very colorful! You did great!! So sorry you couldn't use the twist lock but the wallet is very elegant no matter which closure you use. Your fabric selection makes it very bold and happy feeling.

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  4. Great job, Daryl. It took me a while, too but I love the end result.

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  5. Wonderful Wallet in your cheerful fabrics. Buying online is tricky sometimes and I do hope you find a way to salvage your twist locks. Your sewing of bags and wallets and quilts is always such a JOY to see how you have tweeked the patterns to fit your needs. Creative Wallet Bliss Dear...

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  6. I love the colors of your wallet, Daryl. I love it!! Looks like there's hope for the twist locks after all--they seem like they would look great with rivets so maybe that could work out.

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  7. Another perfect wallet. Bravo Daryl!

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  8. great fabric choice, it looks great and the more pockets the better. I have a fear of using the metal closures so I appreciate your descriptions of what its like to use them. I love the look on the front of the wallet with the slight curve. great job.
    tara

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  9. Cute wallet. Love thos outside fabrics. I also like the inside being a light color. Easier for locating items quickly.

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    1. Thank you Annie. I do prefer lighter lining colors too for that very reason, so I can see what's inside, lol!!!

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  10. I love seeing all of the bags and wallets you make. Love that outside fabric especially!

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  11. Beautiful wallet!
    *Found via Sew Fresh Quilts*

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  12. Wow Daryl, that is some wallet! Yours is beautiful and I can see that it is very versatile too. The fabrics you chose are a great combination.
    What a bummer about the twist closures. I would not know what to do or what to look for either.

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  13. Love your wallet, Daryl! Sorry for not visiting sooner. The wedding took much of my time. It's great to get back to blogging.

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  14. So, so cute! I can't even imagine how much work went into this - it definitely shows! It's a piece of art! Thank you for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!

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    1. Thank you Amy. I couldn't email you a reply because you area no-reply.

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  15. love your choices of fabrics! and I really love that wallet.
    I need one like that.

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