February 24, 2008

Completed Stitcher's Wallet

Thank you everyone for your nice comments on my stitcher's wallet. I'm really thrilled to have it completed. I have really enjoyed working on this project with Joanie and Sue and I hope my finish encourages them to hurry up and finish theirs so I can see it! LOL

Believe it or not, I actually completed the final finishing and it was a lot easier than I expected. Last night I cut out all the pieces, sewed the front and back together and began sewing on the pockets. I finished up a short time ago and here are the photos. I've already filled my wallet with the materials for a new BBD project (not the stuff shown in the photos) that I started right after I finished my wallet.






The pockets are sewn onto the muslin by hand and the left hand pocket stitching is not that great but there was no way I was ripping it out to do it over. I got better with my hand sewing as I moved from left to right. I considered sewing on the pockets by machine before attaching the front and back together but I think it would have made the piece more challenging to turn rightside out. This went together A LOT faster than I thought it would with no swearing at all! LOL








I'm really glad I've finished this piece but will miss working on it on Friday nights. Guess I will just have to find another large project to start right?

9 comments:

Cathy said...

It's beautiful, Patti!

Barbara said...

It's gorgeous, Patti!!! I've had this one printed out for a long time, but I have no idea when I'll get to it. It's one I want to make just for ME ME ME!! LOL!

Joanie said...

Wowser! You did a wonderful job! I love it and it's truly beautiful!
Now, I'm going to get busy on mine...

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your stitcher's wallet looks amazing, well done on a great job.

Garden Girl said...

This is such a beautiful piece. It's so inspiring to see such a lovely finish. Nicely done!

AnneS said...

Wow, your stitchers wallet turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! You did an awesome job of it! :D

Rachel said...

Congrats Patti! It looks great!

Sonda in OR said...

That's just darling! You did a great job!

Michelle said...

I can't believe you put that together so quickly! It is gorgeous, and what a fun piece to use. Can't wait to see what you start next!