Sunday, September 21, 2014
There are many small purse and pouch patterns to consider, but I picked up this Little Wallet pattern by Valerie Wells awhile ago and gave it a run last week.
For my first spin through the pattern, I used cotton and stayed within the lines following the simple instructions closely. The result was a really cute small wallet with three small stacked rows of inner pockets.
Nothing that would fit an iPhone or over-the-shoulder strap though. The next adaptation enlarged 125%, with strap, and using felted wool was already under development by the time the first pearl snap was in place.
And here it is…5 inches at the opening and 6 inches at the bottom, swingy across the body shoulder strap, and big enough even for the iPhone 6! Now this is a 50th birthday gift for a good friend. But the next one's mine!
#5 pearl cotton embroider embellishment was irresistible for the finish. But I can see future efforts using cutwork and wool appliqué.