Saturday, June 2, 2012

summer reinvention (contest) ... the Man Wallet

Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting a contest called the summer reinvention challenge, geared toward highlighting projects re-made with a variety of materials.

If you've been following my progress on the Zakka Style sew-along, you know that I call denim "poor woman's linen" ... with that in mind, I'm submitting a project I haven't blogged about yet, but just recently sewed up :  a Man Wallet.

My husband, also a teacher, recently had his wallet stolen from his laptop bag while at school.  (phooey on the person who did it!)  While he was moaning about the loss of his wallet & its contents, and the need to replace it (he really hates shopping!), the Purl Bee came out with their little summertime wallet tutorial.  Could it have been better timing?  I think not!

So -- I took two different colors of denim scraps, embroidered a "D" on the front of one for fun, and sewed up a little wallet.

My husband is still using it ... he's the worst at shopping for new things!

PS - if I were to do this again, I'd definitely add some velcro, or even better -- a magnetic snap of some sort.

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