Friday, January 27, 2012

Friends of HKS: Guest Blogger Series

Hey there! My name is Savanna and my blog is Crafty Savvy. In my rare free time I love to craft, read, play the piano and violin and sew. I have been sewing for about 6 years and have loved every minute of it. I love making quilts to purses and everything in between. I am fairly new to blogging and am ecstatic to be guest posting for Harvest Kitchen Sisters! 
This is my first guest post ever and I am so excited! 


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Today I will be showing you a felt wallet that I recently created that is perfect for everyday shoppers! 

The Little Lace Wallet Tutorial:
 
                                                 To begin, you need to gather a few materials.


-1 piece of medium sized felt( the color is your choice)
-1 piece of medium sized felt that is a color that coordinates with the other piece of felt
-1 piece of lace, or one small and one thick
-Thread, sewing machine, and #1 sewing machine foot

-Rotary Cutter, cutting mat and cutting ruler

 Sewing tips:
When I sew down the lace on the wallet, I like to use the straight stitch and #1 foot on the sewing machine.
When I am sewing felt, I like to use the zigzag stitch and #1 foot. It is really fun to make this wallet because you don't have to finish the edges of the wallet, because felt doesn't fray.


    To begin making your wallet, cut a piece of felt 5 inches by 8 inches. This will be the exterior of your wallet. Now, cut a piece of lace that is about 6 1/2 inches long. (The lace should be long enough to have extra to sew down on the back) Sew the piece of lace 1 1/2 inches from the edge.

 Using the other coordinating piece of felt, cut 3 inches by 5 inches. This piece will be the pocket inside the wallet. If you want to spice up the pocket, you can sew a little piece of lace to the top of the pocket. Place the piece of felt on the right side of the wallet so it matches up with the other two sides of the exterior felt. Sew down 3 of the sides of the pocket but leave one of the sides un-sewn.
Using the same felt you used for the pocket, cut another pocket for the left side of the wallet that is 3 1/2 inches by 4 inches.  Now take the felt you used for the exterior of your wallet and cut a pocket 2 1/2 inches by 3 inches.(Again if you want to add another piece of lace to the top of the pocket, it looks really cute.) Now you are going to place the smaller pocket you just cut out on top of the bigger pocket and sew it down on the two sides and bottom of the pocket.
Sew this pocket onto the left hand side of the wallet so it matches up with the left side of the wallet. Sew down the two sides and bottom of the pocket.
Now you have a cute wallet that will be perfect for your everyday shopping!

I hope you have fun making this wallet! 
It is great to hold a few cards and cash.
Thank you so much for letting me guest post!
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To see more DIY projects from Savanna, head on over to her blog, Crafty Savvy.

5 comments:

  1. This is a great post! You've got some great ideas and skills. Love it!

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  2. Hey Savanna,

    I love these wallets! They are too cute. Anything with lace is good in my books.

    I also have been meaning to try my hand at making one of those bags that you made on your blog. They are just the best! Lots of pockets which is good for me cause I always seem to have lots of STUFF! Also, the fabric is perfect. Bright, colourful, funky, my kind of stuff! You have a good eye.

    Thanks for guest posting for hks!

    amelia

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  3. Way to go Savanna! It's great project. I love the lace on it. You rocked it! You are so talented.

    Cheri

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  4. that is it... I need to get me a sewing machine (and learn how to use it...). REALLY cute wallet- mad skills! Thanks for guest posting for us:)

    Laura

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