Thursday, June 24, 2010

Linen and calico wallet

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I am so in love with this little wallet! Here, look at the back:

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Now look at the inside:

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I know, right? I’ve been carrying it around in my purse, empty, just because I want to keep looking at it. I love it. I LOVE it. Did you see this little detail?

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I can’t stand how cute that is. Sigh! I used Wonder Under to fuse the (super tiny!) shapes to the front section and then stitched around them before I sewed the whole thing together. Not my favorite method of applique, but those small circles are about the size of a pencil eraser. I don’t know how well it’ll hold up—I’ll let you know.

As is my way, I made this thing up, after having been inspired by a photo—this time it was a picture in one of Blair’s blog posts about a Japanese craft book (goodness, how I wish some of those books would find their way to me someday…*fingers crossed*)

I want to show you how I make bias tape without one of those fancy bias tape makers—tutorial coming tomorrow!