Thursday, January 1, 2009

little wallets-pocket size

About 6 months ago, my little tiny wallet broke. It was really the size of a business card holder, but it fit credit cards and cash very nicely right in my pocket. And since I hate carrying a purse, I really missed having just that little pocekt-size wallet. I looked for a replacement, but all the wallets I found had buckles and zippers and snaps-things that would hurt to sit on and things that wouldn't sit in a pocket so well.
So, I improvised. I made one up. Using the old broken wallet as a pattern, I cut out scrapbook paper, contact paper, and fabric. I glued the scrapbook paper to the fabric. Then I covered the paper with contact paper. I trimmed, then sewed the edges. It didn't take too long, and I still have the original one I made 6 months or so ago.  I was so pleased with it's size and durability that I made one for each of my sisters. These are very easy to make and can be customized. In the picture below, you'll see the new ones I made for my sisters and one from a Trader Joe's bag. Talk about recycling! You could use bags, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, the fun never ends!! These pocket size wallets are still holding up! Fun little project.



Courtney said...

Those are so adorable! You are amazingly creative. I need one of those! Do you have my email? It would be great to get in touch. Where are you guys at now?

Washington Hills said...

Crap, Summer, that is cool! Please move closer. I miss your coolness.

Jo said...

Hello Summer:
I hope you are doing well and congratulations to Brian for graduating this year. He worked hard and will be a wonderful dentist.
I had your blog site from the Hills.
I wasn't sure how to reach you.
I have some family genetic information that you may wish to research. I found out that it is on both X genes and you may wish to follow up as a precaution.
I don't want to post it to your blog site. E mail us at for a follow-up message. I'll send it out to Laurie and Paul and they can also forward it to you. I am wishing you health and happiness.
Jo Marr