The Card Wallets pattern is what I think of as one of my 1-hour patterns. But sometimes my perception of time doesn't exactly coincide with reality. So I was happy to see it only took me 38-minutes.
The 38-minutes also included some extra time fiddling around with the vintage button. The holes in these vintage star buttons (from this etsy shop) are on the small side, so after a false start, I realized a beading needle was the only way to get the job done.
The floral fabric is a print from Sevenberry. It's one of my favorite prints. It just does it for me and has some special sparkle for me. It was purchased at Bolt about 4-years ago, and can be found online here.
The stripe print for the strap is from Robert Kaufman's Railroad Denim collection.
The chambray is something I picked up at Fabric Depot a couple years ago. Fabric Depot consistently has a nice selection of chambray and other shirting fabrics in the store. The selection online is smaller, but here is a good one at less than $8 per yard for 57" wide fabric (!!). If you are ever in Portland, make sure you visit Fabric Depot (and our other fantastic fabric stores).
The medium Pleated Pouch is a nice size for using as a clutch, or it also works well with many ereaders/mini tablet computers.
I had a few larger scraps of this Sweet Garden print from Fabri-Quilt, so I pieced them together with black eyelet trim. Then a strip of Alexander Henry's Heath print was added to the bottom. This piece will end up at the bottom back, and it is also the same fabric used for the front pouch.
The Sweet Garden fabric is not widely available, so if you like this print--and it is lovely!--don't wait to order. This etsy shop has carried this print in the past, but sold out, so it was a happy surprise to see it available again.
Here's a little zip pouch I made the other day. The body for this is the small size pattern piece from the Zip Pouches pattern.
Next week the heart appliqué pieces I use to make these heart shaped embellishments will be available.
The heart shapes I use are slightly modified so they can be machine sewn and appliquéd. It takes me about 10 minutes to make and attach this heart. They are easy, and I'll show you the appliqué process I use.