I must learn to make the first one of any new pattern exactly the way it is written.
But, no, I decide to make some alterations and find that they don't always go to my plan!
I was looking for a wallet or purse with a zippered coin section and enough room for cards that could be securely fastened quickly. It also needed be a quicker sew for my Year 10 girls looking to make another project in the last few weeks of term. A couple of them , very competent sewists, have completed their oval 'vanity' case and were looking at making the Sew Together Wallet I made previously. I thought they may struggle with the time left so I searched and came to the Swirl pattern.
....and the changes I decided to make...zipper end tabs and the addition of Vilene H360 iron on batting along with the firm woven iron on interfacing.....
Result, a bit too bulky and the loss of the crisp finish.. I originally added it thinking it would help smooth out and take up andy 'slack' in the wallet, keep it in a good shape once filled. No Need. Too thick and tricky to manipulate the sewing og the outer panel and zip. The zipper end tabs just complicated the fit. I will use a longer zip next time for sewing ease then trim back after with the tabs I think....see? Already making changes again! I must stop it!
Bag 'bling' in the shape of the lovely chrome "handmade" tab once again from Emmaline. Love them!
Will I make it again? Absolutely! Will I make it just as described? Yes.
Lesson learnt....until next time! :-)
|Fits quite a bit and fastens easily with the zip.|
Fabrics from Spotlight stores: Fat quarters on special $2.99 x 3. (left overs for another!)
I had the zips and interfacings on hand.