April 1, 2014

A Skull Walllet

I've said before that some of my business comes from customers that want a bag or wallet in a fabric that they have difficulty finding ready made.  They want something unique that shows their personality or things they collect or color combinations they love.  Here is one of those orders.  I had a customer ask for a wallet made from skull fabric.  I knew the perfect pattern, The Necessary Wallet from Janelle at Emmaline Bags.  This pattern is really fun to make because the first time you make it, you are not quite sure how it will come together but it turns out beautifully.  She includes directions for a short clutch strap and a shoulder strap which I always include.  Here is the fabric chosen...

I have made many of these wallets but this is the first time I have used my standby vinyl/faux leather for the decorative trim on the front and the straps.  I like the look.  Although the fabric would not be for me, I  do love the colors. 

I added peltex to the flap so the straps would have more support.  This really does make the wallet look and function better.


  1. That is beautiful. I love the pattern and although I'm not a skull fabric person this one is really nice. I think it's the roses on it that makes it a bit more subtle. The colour of the lining is just gorgeous and I think the faux leather trim makes it really professional looking.

  2. Wow! I also love this pattern. I think your customer is going to be thrilled. The placement of the print, the faux leather, the red lining and great construction makes this one a great wallet.

    1. Thanks, Norma. I like your version of this wallet too with the thumb catch. I'll have to do one that way sometime.

  3. Love this! It's one of my favorite patterns and your fabric choices are wonderful!

  4. Thanks, Cyndi. I delivered it to the customer who ordered it yesterday and she loved it. That's most important.