Saturday, 19 October 2013

Purse Palooza - Necessary Clutch Wallet

A couple of months ago the lovely Sara from Sew Sweetness asked me if I'd like to write up a pattern review for Purse Palooza 2013. I immediately said yes - the wallet I'd been using for the last couple of years had recently busted a few seams, so it gave me a great reason to get my act together and sew myself a new one. If you head over to Sara's blog (sometime soon I think) you can read my review - but I thought I'd share a few photos here as well :o)


I used one of my very favourite Melody Miller prints for the exterior, accented with Kona Cerise - I figured it's something I'll use all the time, so it was worth making it in a fabric I love. It has LOADS of space inside for cards, a huge coin pouch and closes with a twist lock.


I didn't realise until earlier today that the divided section in the middle is designed to hold a phone - it's been tested now and it really is the perfect size for my phone. Complete win.


I'm not normally a matchy-matchy person at all - but the fact that it fits perfectly in the front pocket of my Melody Miller messenger bag and coordinates rather beautifully is a bit of a bonus :o)


xx Jess

14 comments:

snips said...

Love it! Really, how can you go wrong with MM fabrics?! I really need to make myself a new wallet and maybe a bag too! Love your messenger bag, what pattern did you use for it?!

Sharon said...

You made that wallet!? I am so impressed, I like all the pockets and compartments

Deborah said...

Your wallet is beautiful! I need to challenge myself with projects like these!

Julierose said...

That wallet is really cute! and functional, too..hugs, Julierose

Heather D. said...

Really nice Jess! I've been mulling over the idea of a wallet project.

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

Thank you so much for the generous review, Jess! I was so nervous!!
I love your wallet in that fabric, it's so gorgeous, and goes great with the bag. Matchy Matchy is not all that bad hey? Janelle

Katy Cameron said...

Nicely done missus!

Vicki Posten said...

Oh my...totally love this little clutch. Great fabric choice to boot!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Great wallet pattern for sure, looks very functional.

Kirsten said...

Fabulous clutch - love the fabrics you have used too!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love it!! Not only is your wallet made with the coolest fabrics it has so many handy pockets, and the coolest clasp at the front.

Janine said...

This is a gorgeous wallet! A really well thought out design and you've chosen lovely fabrics :)

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

What a great wallet!

CitricSugar said...

Your review was great - and timely! I've got the pattern and hardware, and want to try it, but I'll definitely be taking my time and going slow with it. Thanks for the advice about the tricky spots!