Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cell Phone Wallet

For daily errands, I like to travel light and prefer not to carry a pocketbook.  I try to get away with the bare minimum such as my cell phone, keys, a credit card, etc...,.
I was in need of a new small carryall so I headed over to Etsy for some inspiration. I ended up purchasing a pattern from Shawna Lane Designs for this Cell Phone Wristlet Wallet.
 I made the wallet per the pattern with a couple minor changes.
I did not include the wristlet option, as I prefer to simply carry the wallet like a clutch.
  I chose duck cloth in a soft gray for the outer fabric....
 ....and 100% cotton quilting fabrics for the interior. The inner lining is a gray and white chevron....
 ....and the pockets are made from a simple crosshatch design.
I added a subtle detail to the center pocket with some decorative stitching.
The wallet has plenty of space to hold my essentials. I like the simplicity of the wallet and that it fits my needs perfectly for a quick out-the-door trip.
The open wallet with everything tucked away is neat and organized. Creating and using a handmade item with purpose is one of the many simple pleasures of life.

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  1. I love the understated elegance of your wallet. Well done!

  2. Your wallet came out fantastic, I really like your fabric choices, and the special stitching that you used!
    Thanks for giving my pattern a try and for the feature on your blog!
    Diana Corbitt, owner Shawna Lane Designs

  3. I love your wallet and the fabrics you chose. Awesome job! Have a happy day! ~Deborah

  4. So simple and lovely - love the fabric patterns and your decorative stitching.

  5. Beautiful! I love the interior detail stitching!

  6. Love this idea! Your decorative stitching was the perfect touch to that inside pocket:) Found you via the party at Fluster Buster:) http://fancythatnotion.blogspot.com/2014/02/diy-leather-heart-necklace.html

  7. Oh my, that sure turned out cute! I'm headed to Etsy now. Thanks for sharing! ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

  8. Great idea Suzanne , Love it!


  9. Love this, especially the chevron lining! I've been trying to go without a purse this winter as much as possible, too. It's so nice to fit everything into a small wallet and just go:)

  10. Very pretty. Love that it's so simple, practical and looks so nice.

  11. Very nice! Posts like yours make me want to learn how to sew again.

  12. I love this! Could you please do a tutorial on this!? I'd love to gift this to a friend!!!

  13. You did a wonderful job on these! I'm a sewer so I appreciate the work put into it. Love your colour choices as well.
    Blessings, Diane

  14. Suzanne, this is so pretty. Like Parlor Room Ponderings, above, said, I sew, so I can tell how involved this was. My favorite thing is your last line of the post: "Creating and using a handmade item with purpose is one of the many simple pleasures of life." Yes! And for me, "Creating and (giving) a handmade item with purpose is one of the many simple pleasures of life" is true as well. Thank you!


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