Friday, February 5, 2010

Waste Not, Want Not

 
vintage cotton, handsewn wallet
 
with corduroy zip pocket + card pockets + currency pocket
 
mixed patterns
 
an old adage, a new tag, a new theme
As usual,  I most consistently recycle my old ideas. The Hard Times idea is one that just won't go away.  So,  I put a fresh bobbin in my sewing machine, and a new needle, and cut out some new wallets.  Some feature mattress ticking pockets to stuff your cash into.
 

7 comments:

Ursula said...

Oh, mama! I LOVE the fabric on the outside of this wallet! and the new tags, and of course WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. best wedding advice at my wedding shower for sure!

mom said...

I do, too. As for the wedding advice, it wasn't all that relevant. I'm not very good at games like that-- it was just the first advice that came to mind. The way you kids often named our cats, the first word that came into your head: "Fdental Floss," and "Shoulders"

Brittany Noel said...

Love these, Susan! That first fabric is so vibrant, I just want to hold it all the time, to insure happiness :)

Susan said...

Brittany, It's an old piece of cotton chintz, but I love the design. It's loose, but reminds me of Josef Frank
fabric designs

riverweave said...

I love those wallets and they stand up to a lot of in and out of the pocket!

sosser said...

i own two of your handmade wallets and they are favorite treasures of mine! so glad to see you are cranking out more -they make lovely gifts, too :)

Susan said...

I'm always so curious to see what they will look like after wear and use have shaped them. I think they look better