It was officially time for me to get a new wallet, and being the cheap girl I am, as well as the do-it-your-selfer I am, I decided to make my own.
After somewhere around 7 years, the old Totoro wallet had definitely seen better days. Although he had seen me through many well-thought out and spur of the moment purchases, it was time for retirement. I wanted to make something a little more grown up, yet still cute, with plenty of space for id’s, credit cards, etc… I had a fabric wallet I bought in Japan, but couldn’t stand the coin pouch, so I knew I wanted it to have a much more user friendly one.
I started by searching around on the internet to find a style I liked, and then tried to duplicate it. Confessions of a Fabricholic has a really easy to follow and thorough wallet tutorial. My wallet turned out quite a bit like hers, but is a little shorter width wise, and I used a magnetic clasp rather than a snap closure. Another cool looking wallet pattern to try is At Second Street’s Tag Wallet.
It was really fun to come up with my own dimensions and piece it all together. I made sure to use heavy iron on interfacing so it would have some rigidity. I love the magnetic clasp. I double interfaced the portion where I inserted the magnets, and it feels very sturdy.
So what do you think? Is this something I should add to my etsy shop?