Monday, January 20, 2020

The Wanderer Wallet

Last year I bought the pattern to make this Wanderer Wallet (pdf from Moments by Liz). I thought it was a nice smaller wallet and had a cool coin pocket. I had seen so many really nice versions of this wallet on Liz's Facebook group, that I decided I needed to make one too. The wallet comes with three flap shape choices too.

Mine came out okay, not great. I had some difficulty getting the flap centered properly. Perhaps if I make another one I will do better, but I have other things to make now and I am so behind on my postings here, that even if I made it right now, it could be months before I got around to writing about it.

I do love how ingenious Liz's patterns are to put together and they always look great. So here is my Wanderer Wallet, with my flaws and all.

Wallet measures when folded: 4" x 4 1/2".
My stitching could have been better.

Unsnap the top snap to open wallet. The other pink snap is the coin pocket. There is a pocket behind the coin pocket, where that folded paper is.

Opened all the way to show the card slots. Behind the card slots is the cash pocket.

Rather slim wallet for holding so much.
Check out Liz's Etsy Shop for The Wanderer Wallet pdf and other patterns too. You can click on the link above and see lots of versions of this wallet in all kinds of materials, like leather, cork, vinyl, and combinations. They all did a much better job than I did that's for sure. I think I will stick with bag making anyhow, since I am so much better at making bags than wallets.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Coco Bag with Boxed Corners in Brown & Pink

I made this Coco bag (ChrisW Design) about 3 months ago. The pdf is a free pattern when you sign up for Christine's newsletter.

Here is the Coco Bag (photo from ChrisW Designs)~

As usual I did made several changes to the bag and love this bag style now! This is the second Coco I have made with my changes.
Changes I made are:

  • Boxed the corners
  • Added 2 magnetic snap closures directly to the accent band
  • Added rivets to the strap tabs and straps
  • Made strap tabs and straps with rings
  • Added 2 hidden phone (or key) pockets (one on the front and one on the back)
  • Purse feet on the bottom
  • Used foam stabilizer instead of fleece

The front hidden phone or key pocket. There is the same pocket on the back side too.

Slip pocket

Zippered pocket

Bottom with purse feet.
I plan on making more of these bags with the modifications I made. I have a fabric that I have had for years I want to use to make a Coco for myself.

The first Coco I made like this you can find here. I made only one phone pocket on the first Coco.

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