This is a PDF sewing pattern for a tri-fold wallet with a twist lock closure. It has 14 card slots and a pocket for notes/bills. This pocket will also fit a smaller smart phone.Read More
I have a new PDF Sewing Pattern for the intermediate/advanced sewer. It is a laptop/tablet case that comes in two sizes and would be a great Christmas gift that could be personalised in a lot of different ways. Most of us have tablets or laptops that we want to protect when we are on the move.
The new school year starts this coming week here in Australia. It is a very hot ending to summer holidays, it is 39 degrees here in Melbourne today. This year it is only my youngest that’s going back to school. She has two more years of high school and she still likes my homemade pencil cases.
It is the first time I participate in anything like this. Part of the challenge was to choose at least 3 items from a mystery list to be included in the entry. I chose five items. So that’s the reason this bag includes more hardware than my designs usually do.
The handles have boning inside to make them really stiff. I have also used a turn lock as the bag closure and rivets to secure the handles to the bag.
On the inside I have used a zipper for a secure pocket and a swivel hook to keep the keys safe and easy to find in the bag.
To keep the bag sturdy I have used medium weight fusible woven interfacing on the outer fabric and then iron on batting on top of that. On the lining I have used light weight fusible woven interfacing.
I am really happy with how it turned out, especially the boning in the handles and the rivets.
Until next time happy sewing and take care!