Friday, August 5, 2016


I really enjoy testing patterns. 
Especially something I have not sewn!
Like this fun fabric wallet by Rena Blain 
@thesoutherbobbin (instagram handle)

I was hanging out on IG (imagine that)
 and saw her post asking for testers 
I had never made a wallet but this one spoke to me!
I took a stash dive to find fabrics, zippers and stabilizers.
Then cutting and sticky notes to mark the pieces 
and keep me organized...
The pattern as pre-printed labels you can cut out! 

Made a first zipper this

Very few wallet patterns offer this valuable tiny zippy pouch!
No more loosing my change in my bag!

This Lotta Jansdotter fabric....
I only used 2 FQs and had enough for all pieces.
I just played with the fabric and cutting sizes as I went.
Worked out great!

Here you can see the credit card slots - also a first for me!

The magnetic snap was an easy install.  
Any snaps can work...I had the magnetic on hand.


As a tester, it took me about 5 hours to make it.
From start (pulling fabric) to finish (snapping it shut)
I made some mistakes, did some stupid stuff, as I usually do
which required the seam ripper
and I wrote lots of notes for feedback.

The second wallet, also from my stash, took about 3 hours
Southern Bobbin can make them in 2 hours.

After vacation I will make one with my Ghastlies fabric 
and use the now published pattern.   

This pattern is well designed, instruction are easy to follow, 
 great diagrams, great cutting instructions and 
perfect for a first time maker!

If you like the Bobbin Wallet pattern head over to Craftsy 
and get it now!
It is available on craftsy as a PDF download

You can pre-order a paper pattern just email w/your /PayPal email 
She will invoice you and waive the $1 shipping
cause you are one of my peeps! 
Mention @kwiltypleasures in your order. 

This was a great experience for me and 
apparently I offered some very helpful feedback.
Thanks Reyna for the opportunity!

1 comment:

  1. Both of these turned out beautifully - great fabric choice. A wallet with a change purse and card slots make it more useful too.


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