A wallet with your own hands - from leather, felt, wood ...
For myself and for a gift, homemade things delight doubly. After all, they carry the energy of the soul, relationships, feelings. This is not an impersonal conveyor products, and the piece, individual works. For example, a wallet made by hand. On the one hand, it is easier to buy than to do, but on the other ... The application of the mind and heart will not replace any gift purchased even in the most expensive boutique.
From a practical point of view, this may seem unjustified. But the pleasure from a gift, what a wallet can be, made with your own hands, will be huge - both for the donor and for the donated. What materials should make such products? In modern life, not only mobility is important (“I carry everything with me”), but also resistance to various phenomena. A wallet with your own hands should be created taking into account all the requirements: be firmly stitched, waterproof (preferably), have many pockets and compartments. After all, each of us has to carry not only trifles with us, but more often - a huge amount of discount and bank cards.In order to get exactly the right one at the right moment.
If you are a fan of active tourism, you will surely like the idea to sew a purse with your own hands from thick fabric (like cloak) or fromspecial polyester with impregnation. One that can be hung around your neck, attached to your belt or slung over your shoulder. Therefore, you need loops and tape. The seams should be strong, preferably triple or double, made with reliable threads. So that at the most inopportune moment such a wallet, made by hand, does not drop its contents. If you like elegant classics, the best solution would be leather. It can be decorated with embossing (burning), and applique or weaving. Here, too, it’s better not to overdo it with the details - after all, a leather wallet, made with your own hands, should first be functional. The purse decorated with weaving on the edge is very beautiful. For this, parts must be pre-cut and perforated. The cord, which we weave around the edges, at the same time stitching them together, should be durable. It can be made of the same or contrasting skin color or suede, as well as from artificial materials.
A purse, created by your own hands for a child, can be either knitted or sewn from fabric or felt. Funny appliqués will decorate the product, and how much pride it will be with the little owner of pocket little things that he will wear as an adult!
How to zip up?
The clasp for a purse or wallet should be thought out especially carefully. Best of all, of course, to duplicate it. That is, for example, sew a zipper and put a button that would cover the lock. Leather wallets have a tendency to stretch, especially under weight.little things. Therefore, some prefer to carry coins separately. But you can make a wallet with your own hands, designed specifically for small items. In this case, it will be necessary to make it bulky: sew a wedge between the front and rear parts or cut the accordion fold. Velcro is also a suitable solution. However, the best fastener of one type is still to duplicate another.
Another original idea is wallets made of ... wood or plastic. Do not be afraid to experiment with materials, the most important thing in needlework is to find your particular technique.If you "feel" the skin or felt, fabric or beads - the ideas will come themselves.