Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pink Hair/Pink Wallet

    A long time ago Nikki gave me one of those books full of interior design fabric samples that had been given to her by her mother, that had been given to her mother by some lady? I promised Nikki in exchange I would make a wallet for her out of some of the samples. I promptly made a wallet(it was ugly, so no pictures) and tried to sell it on Etsy(unsuccessfully). After that I made a wallet for myself, and then two more for my Etsy shop(which also didn't sell). But still no wallet for Nikki :( This was probably at least a year ago, and although I never forgot that I owed Nikki, I also didn't do anything about it... Until now! 

    Behold! Nikki's super late awesome pink and black accordion wallet! I'm not sure if her favorite color is hot pink... but her hair is hot pink, so when I think of Nikki I think of hot pink... or when I think of hot pink I think of Nikki, I'm not 100% sure. But either way I thought black and pink would be a good color combo for her. 

    I made this using Napkitten's Accordion wallet/clutch sewing pattern and it's great. There is so much room inside with 5 divided  sections, 6 card slots, and a zippered section. When closed this wallet measures roughly 7 1/2" by 4 1/2" and is about 1 1/2" wide(even when full). I tried to see how much it could hold but I ran out of things to put in it >.< It fit all the cards from my regular wallet, receipts and random papers, paper bills, a bunch of change in the zippered pocket, 2 iPods(I would have shown my phone instead of the 2nd iPod but I needed it to take the picture with), and a pad of paper(I didn't have a checkbook on hand, but it could fit 2 or 3 in one section easily).

    I am in love with this pattern, check out my review of it here. Let me know what you think!

Comments/Criticisms welcome :)


  1. Very nice! I also bought that pattern and I think I'm going to give it a try tomorrow :)

  2. Just bought the pattern as I love your wallets - hope mine turn out as nice!

  3. So neatly done! Awesome. You do good work.

  4. Wondering if you found the stitching of the gussets tricky or difficult? That's the part I always find challenging.