A few months back, I was getting all organised for the arrival of Ted and started packing a nappy bag. I realised that the nappy bag made my own handbag a bit pointless. If I’m toting around a nappy bag, why take a handbag too? I was thinking that a big wallet would be perfect. Big enough for all the usual stuff, money, cards etc, but also big enough to put my phone and keys inside. Then I remembered that Janelle had recently brought out the pattern for her Necessary Clutch Wallet and my search was over before it had even started!
As with the Emmaline Bag pattern, the Necessary Clutch Wallet pattern is well written and contains heaps of pictures to make sure you get every step right. The pattern includes instructions for adding a lovely metal twist lock, but I left it out for my first go. I’m planning on making another with leather and might put a twist lock on that. I’m still quite impressed that I managed to make the wallet myself. It looks so professional! Even hubby commented that it was cool that I had made a wallet.
The size is perfect! It has 12 card slots, a zippered slot for coins and 2 other small sections as well as the large section in the middle for your phone and keys or sunglasses.
For this test wallet, I used 3 FQs I had in my stash. If I was making it again with FQs, I would want 4 in total as I really had to squeeze the pieces in to use just the 3. Ideally, you’d want one for the outside, 1 for lining and 2 for the pocket pieces.
*Giveaway now closed* Thank you for your entries! I had a great laugh reading them all
Updated 3/09 – Unfortunately, I never heard back from Cassie, so a new winner was drawn.
The winners are:
Sarah Barnes who said ‘A pair of knickers because thanks to my kids I have lbl !!!! ‘
Diane who said ‘A she-wee…don’t ask why!’
Cassie Benson who said ‘A vibrator that looks like an iron but is meant for adult pleasure however its never been used for that. A few years ago I started seizing up in my shoulder and needed a heating/massaging device that I could pull out of my bag to relieve some pain instantly. I tried many different ones over the years but at a toy party recently I found this and the lady demonstrated it on my shoulder. I had to buy it for that purpose! Now I take it everywhere with me! The best thing is it looks like an iron or a little triangle thingy – no one knows its a sex toy (unless they have one too lol)’