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One Yard Wonders – Orangizer Wallet


I’ve already made something from this awesome book!


I like making wallets. Even though I already have a bunch of handmade ones I just love sewing all the little pockets and feeling organized when I finish.


I wanted to make this wallet because my old oilcloth wallet I was using was getting torn up and the magnetic snap wallet had ripped through the oilcloth. I intended to re-use the magnetic snap on this new wallet but the darn snap was so strong that it practically ripped this fabric, too! So I ditched the snap and used a big button instead.


Maybe the magnetic snap will worth with super thick heavy duty fabrics but for now I’m sticking that thing far back in my notions box.


I followed all the directions except for the zipper instalation. I didn’t want the raw edges of the zipper exposed even inside the zip pocket so I stitched the zipper in between the front and lining piece, rather than behind both pieces.


Otherwise the wallet went together pretty smoothly. I love quick little projects like this!

The fabric is leftover from this little girl’s dress. I’m on a roll with stash busting lately!!

***Oh, and guess what?? At my monthly sewing meet up last week one of the lovely ladies (who also loves this book) suggested that we form a new kind of book club –  a sewing book club. Basically it means that each month or so the group picks a sewing/craft project book. We then later all meet together and show off and review projects made from that book. We’re starting with One Yard Wonders: Fabric by Fabric. If that one goes well I’m thinking the new Colette Sewing Handbook would be fun to do next. But I need help! I need to come up with a nifty name for our book club – something that incorporates sewing and books. I’m not good at name picking. So give me your ideas and let me blatantly plagiarize you!! Many thanks in advance!

Comments (8) for post “One Yard Wonders – Orangizer Wallet”

    • Just good ol’ fusible interfacing. I should have used lightweight for the inner pieces and heavyweight for the outer but I only had medium weight so I used that. The pattern also calls for some double sided fusible but I have such a hard time with that stuff that I just used regular one sided instead.

  • I’m still not so confident in my sewing skills. I started working on the 2nd version of the cardigan pattern with the fabric I got at Common Thread. I’ll see how I feel once I finish this project and possibly one more in between.

    • Well, the meet up isn’t until march 15th now so you have lots of time 😉 and if you want to, you can come over and we can make a project together or something.

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