was successfully added to your cart.

Project #17

By Tuesday,29 November,2016Blog

This story started with one simple need: a wallet! My wallet was getting old and ugly. And I needed some more space for extra cards. So it was about time to make myself a wallet. That I wanted to use kraft-tex was out of  the question. But a pattern was more difficult to find. So that’s when I decided to draw my own pattern. For personal use. At least that was what I was thinking at the time I made my first test wallet.

compagnie-m_project17-3

But actually I was rather enthusiastic about the result. My first test turned out almost perfectly like I hoped it would. So after a sewing 2nd and final model I was so happy with my new wallet. After sharing my creations with you, I noticed that I wasn’t the only personal being so thrilled about the result…. and some of you are in need of a new wallet too. Since I still can’t find a similar wallet pattern, I decided to release mine. I never ever planned to design accessories, but never say never. I didn’t plan to make a boy’s coat either!

compagnie-m_project17-1

So may I introduce you: ‘project#17’. The wallet and it’s name! You can guess what inspired me to pick this name probably. This will be my 17th pattern, if I only count the paper versions.

compagnie-m_project17-5

Back to the wallet: I used Kraft-tex for this version. A material that looks like cardboard, but actually has some characteristics from paper, fabric and leather if I may believe the K-bas website. You can write on it, you can wash it and it’s supposed to be super strong. Perfect for a wallet if you ask me.

compagnie-m_project17-6

You can see some cracks on my example and I could have ironed them, but I didn’t. It makes it look more naturel to me.

compagnie-m_project17-7
To sew this Kraft-tex you have to wetten if first. This way it become flexible. And after your project is finished and dry, it becomes more rough. A really special, but nice material to work with. I loved sewing this project a lot.

 

compagnie-m_project17-8

Now let’s have a closer look at the design. I added 4 pouches for cards. 2 at the front and 2 in the middle. The ones in the front I use for ID cards and bank cards. The other ones for fidelity cards. In between you have a zipper pouch for coins. With a hidden not-so-deep-bottom, it’s easy to find your coins in this area.  At the back and in between the card pouches of the 2nd compartiment you have place for extra’s like banknotes, a driver’s licence, …!

compagnie-m_project17-9

The wallet is 17cm wide and 10,5cm high. You can fill your wallet until it’s 3cm deep. When doing so the bottom and top will expand.

compagnie-m_project17-4

Sewing this wallet is easy, if only you respect the right order while sewing…. and glueing. That’s right: some parts are glued like the inside flap and the bottom of the last compartiment. Just to make sure your precious money stays in place.

compagnie-m_project17-2

The only skills you need: you will have to cut perfect rectangles for this project, you have to be able to start an stop and the right places while sewing and sewing in a straight line might be helpful too. But to be honest. I use my blind hem sewing foot to do this for me. The time you need: about 1,5 hour. So it’s a quick project in fact!

I will launch this pattern in the 6th of December and it will only cost 5euro. As a digital version of course since this is not as complex as drawing coats! ;)

Stay tuned because I’ll make some more wallets in cork-leather and real leather to present some different styles and options.

How about you? Will you sew yourself or a friend a ‘project#17’? It’s the perfect pattern for quick Christmas gifts! I will…

40 Comments

Leave a Reply