Hi Everyone! Earlier this week I told you I wanted to find time to ‘whip up’ a Mini Diva Wallet. Well, I found the time and made my first wallet. I didn’t exactly whip it up, but it was a nice project to work on while listening to the final episode of The Bachelorette. I know, I know…now you know one of my dirty little secrets – I watch The Bachelorette. I don’t want to watch it, but it somehow just sucks me in.
But I digress…..back to the wallet!
Isn’t it just the cutest thing?
It might start out small, but it packs a powerful punch!
Once the wallet is opened there is room for cash in the large zipper pocket. The inside has a small zipper pocket for change, and plenty of room for credit cards and business cards.
This was a fun make and not complicated at all. Some of the pieces have fusible interfacing ironed on and that gives the wallet a nice sturdy feel. I was worried about stitching through several layers of fabric, but my machine handled it like the pro that she is.
The metal frame is attached by some teeny, tiny screws. I was pleased to find I had a small screwdriver in my kitchen tool kit that was perfect for working with those tiny screws.
The pattern states that some people like to also use glue when attaching the frame, but that it’s not necessary. At first I just used the screws because I didn’t have any glue. But I wasn’t entirely comfortable that the wallet would stay in the frame, so I bought some fabric glue and used it. I’m glad I did – it feels more secure to me now.
The wallet was easy to put together. One reader, Kathleen, had suggested cutting out all the pieces and labeling them before starting the sewing. It was a good suggestion and made the assembly process much easier. Thanks Kathleen! 🙂
I love this little wallet and have already had requests to make more, so there will be more of these popping up here now and again. It’s the perfect project to use up some of the few Tula Pink prints I have in my stash – don’t you think those fabrics look great in my wallet??