Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hexagon Patchwork Wallet

I finished the hexie patchwork wallet last weekend. I love how this wallet turns out and how some of the prints coordinated each other. The texture is great and soft!  I have been using it for a week now. Now, I am feeling a little greedy that I want would like a leather bag to go with this wallet. I think it would be a nice to have a leather bag to go with.

I saved the cut off half hexies, but not sure what to do yet! Maybe rejoin them and made another full hexie for next project? It actually took me a few days to cut the piece. Yes! more than scary.. so many what if questions pop in my head!

I had planned out to write you a tutorial for this wallet, but I needed to let you know the card pouches weren't turned out so great!  The measurement is not off, but I am not satisfy the way how they hold cards. A few other minor process could have been done differently. The day when I was making this wallet I took over 100 photos to capture most of details. My plan is remake one and work on another detail photos, so they will be clear to myself and you as well. 

I plan on writing few posts on how to make this wallet instead of a long post.  So, I can give you clear photos and better description on each post.  Sometimes, I think long post tutorial is a bit much and get lost in the steps. I am thinking divided into making card pouches, how to open a inner zipper, how to attach pieces together, and final how to assemble.

These two prints: Dear Stella and Denyse Schmidt are great together. If you like fuzzy cut I think the little bird cage piece is great for it. 

There is not much wast of the hexie piece, but I had to make extra piece for the closure ear. Although I love this wallet so much, but I am not certain. I might need to cut this hexie out and make something different. Meanwhile, I will keep using it.

It is a great size for a wallet!  Almost identical to the one that I have.  It will take some time to remake it this time. It is a little disappointed and uncertain to post it for you.  I will start basting the little hexies again today and plan out the pieces for you and will come back with the first tutorial post { Hexie Patchwork Wallet Take one}: supplies. 

Meanwhile, we are heading to the wood shop today and will learn to build tool boxes. It would be a great summer learning for myself and S gets to play some scrap wood blocks. My coffee is brewing and S is playing music. I shall close up here and start our day..

xxC

15 comments:

  1. Ah! This is a beautiful! What a treasure.

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    1. Thank you!! It is fun to attempt new sewing project! x

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  2. what a gorgeous wallet, Chase. I completely understand about not wanting to cut the hexies off. I'm still working on mine and I keep changing my mind about what to turn them into. I love how your wallet turned out.

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    1. I can't wait to see yours. I will get into production mode the rest of week, so I can get more sewing done. I also would like to make a small piece with hexie. x

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  3. What a beautiful wallet Chase!! looking forward to the tutorial. I know what you mean about the card pockets, not sure how those could be fixed, perhaps they are too small? deeper would keep them in better. Or what if they were faced the other way? when I open it up to get out cash or change they slide down. Nevertheless I Still LOVE mine!! :)

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    1. I think turning the card pouches vertical might be the way to go. I have made a few template folding on the pouches. Even a deeper pouch would still make the cards slide down. I will give it a couple different try and let you know! x

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  4. I love hexies, this is another great idea to use them. I am thinking check book cover too. Looking forward to your tutorial, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yeah.. Check book cover would great! It is always fun to get some new handmade bags/totes for ourselves. x

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  5. I adore hexies and yours are just gorgeous, Chase! Fabulous wallet design. You will be stopping traffic every time you pull it out to use. ;o)

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    1. Hah.. Thank you!! I did! Where did you get your wallet, miss. Oh.. I made it myself. The lady at the store have asked me a few times, but different person each time. then I start feel embarrassed to take out. I tuck my wallet in my bag and get my card out as soon as I can. x

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  6. It looks great! Looking forward to seeing the tutorial when you manage to iron out the wrinkles.

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    1. Thank you!! Hope I will be working on these soon! x

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  7. I've needed a new wallet for two weeks and now I know why I've been waiting!

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