Monday, April 23, 2012

My new friend "Betty" :)

Today I made a very much needed new wallet for myself.
I used the "Betty" wallet pattern from the book
"Bags - the Modern Classics" by Sue Kim.
Awesome book!
So many cute bags of all sizes!
All the pattern pieces are full sized so you
don't need to enlarge them.
I only wish the patterns didn't overlap
so you could cut them out without having
to use tracing paper.
The pattern was FTS (fun to sew) and went
together in less than 2 hours start to finish.

I added the little cross stitch piece by Sue Hillis designs
that I just finished stitching.
I used a clear button on the front because
I didn't want to take away from the cute cross stitch.
I realized that I didn't take a photo of the backside...
it's done is black canvas.

I stayed true to the pattern except
that I added medium weight fusible interfacing
on the pockets for some extra "body".
I also added an additional shorter
pocket (the gingham) for my coupons :)
And lastly I added the elastic
for my pen.
I don't know about you,
but I always need my pen!
So here's it is all filled up :)
I can't wait to take Betty shopping ......
I do have some JoAnn's coupons in there.....


  1. that is fantastic!
    You are sew speedy...jealous here!!

  2. oh my goodness! oh my goodness! stinkin' adorable!

  3. Very nice :-)! Your work is absolutely OUTSTANDING and motivates me :-)! I also agree with Regena's and Denise's comments :-)!

  4. That is adorable! I love how your wallet turned out. The fabrics are so sweet together.

  5. Oh my god, this is gorgeous!! Such a nice unique wallet. Great idea and the fabric's you've used are so lovely together. Super!
    Miss T.

  6. Love the wallet, great theme.
    Have fun with the exchange, can't wait to see what you get.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  7. Love this wallet! And I love the added little touches that really make sense! You are very creative. If I ever live by you I hope we can sew something together!!

  8. Cue, Cute, CUTE way to use my pincushion pattern!
    Thanks for sharing your talents!
    Sue Hillis