Opened, this wallet measures just over 4in by 8.5in. The lining is a thrift store find, so I’m not sure of the exact fabric make up, but I think it’s a cotton blend with one side that’s really shiny. You have to touch it to tell that it’s not vinyl or some other waterproof material. The outside is a new fabric remnant, so I don’t know the exact fabric make-up of it either, but it’s a heavy material, similar to canvas or a lightweight upholstery fabric.
The wallet has six card pockets and one large pocket at the top for cash. I haven’t decided if I’ll add a closure, and if I do, I’m not sure if it will be Velcro or a snap closure. The far left set of pockets is a bit wider than the other four, so it would be pretty easy to put the closure there and not sacrifice the pocket space.
I need to learn more about different types of fabrics so I can more accurately describe anything I make. I love using second hand material, but I have no idea how to label it.
This pouch is about 5in by 6.5in. I made it using a salvaged zipper from a pair of slacks. The outside bandanna print fabric was from a thrift store lot of fabric. The inside blue lining is from some scrap material mom gave me. I also sewed a loop of the bandanna print into a side seam that I could attach a keyring to if I wanted.
This was my first attempt at sewing something with a zipper and it turned out pretty well, if I do say so. There are no raw edges showing, so it should hold up well.
I made the pouch to fit the zipper I had. It’s a little big to be a change purse or key chain wallet, but I discovered this weekend that it’s the perfect size for my digital camera. If I’d known that when I made it, I would have added some padding or lined it with a lens cloth. Oh, well, more ideas for next time.
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