This weekend the Basic Wallet pattern is saying goodbye and heading off into pattern retirement. So this will be the last chance to order this pattern. To make the final farewell extra special, an additional set of pieces to make a “Long Wallet” version of this pouch will be delivered with the pattern.
The Long Wallet is great for a phone, small set of keys, cards, and few other trinkets. It is also perfect for a checkbook, pen, and stamps. If you still need to use a few paper checks each month, the long wallet is a sweet place to store them.
The Basic Wallet pattern was really a first in a few different ways. It was the first time these things showed up:
- strategic cutting to ease bulk in the corners
- a tip for sewing corners
- a simple trick to keep pockets from gaping open
- seam grading
I am alive, thank you so much for asking!! Admittedly I’ve lost my sewing mojo but have managed to finish my tutorial which will be released next week and I did finish my Simply Solids BOM, YAY! May’s block was selected by Shena of Apple Pie Patchwork and she has an interesting, fun way of making flying geese.
I won’t lie, I got the measurements screwed up TWICE and it wasn’t until Shena pointed it out that I finally got it! After I finished the block, I thought it looked a lot like the old CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) logo and others agreed. 😀