Sunday, January 16, 2011
I don't know why I've been dragging my feet so much when it comes to sewing projects. Sad to say, this is the first thing I've sewn all year and it's such a simple item to whip up that I have no excuse for not making it sooner. When I saw a tutorial at Is It Naptime Yet? for a tea wallet I was intrigued, but couldn't decide if I'd use it enough to warrant making one for myself. Then Christmas rolled around and I realized it would make a perfect gift for a friend of mine. Fortunately she doesn't mind tardiness when it comes to presents.
Once I forced myself to cut out the pieces — and we're talking simple rectangular pieces here, nothing fancy — the entire thing sewed together very quickly. With all of the pressing and topstitching it looks professional and I was pleased to find the perfect button for her in my stash. The tutorial also includes some tips at the bottom for altering the pattern to make a credit card wallet so I might give that a whirl for myself.