** update: the wallet sewing pattern is now available to buy here**
This week I have been mostly sewing wallets. I had a custom order for a card wallet with change purse which involved working on a new design. I won't show you prototype no. 1 as it ended up consigned to the bin in small pieces, but prototype no. 2 was a winner. Even my much loved Toyota wasn't copying well with sewing through 150 layers of fabric and interfacing, so the solution was a binding, which left a much neater finish and is pleasing in itself. There's something very satisfying about handsewing the binding in place then topstitching by machine.
This coming week is going to be bag week. I cut out several last weekend but then ran out of interfacing (I don't know how that's possible, but it happened). The person who served me as I stocked up last week thought it was hilarious that I was buying a whole 5 metres in one go; little did she know I'm contemplating buying a whole roll of the stuff as I get through it so fast. And while I'm on the subject, if anyone's got any top tips for stopping me from getting it all over my ironing board, I'd be very grateful. Next week could well be new ironing board cover week.