Sunday, April 22, 2012
Business Card Wallet
So, I made plans to go to Quilt Market in Kansas City next month! I'm so thankful to be going and have been chatting with some blog friends and industry professionals who I'll get to meet there. But first things first -- I need a cute place to put my business cards.
Enter the Keyka Lou Business Card Wallet. The semi-retired pattern on sale for $3, and it is super easy to follow. It doesn't take much fabric, so you could use fat quarters or large scraps. I chose Amy Butler Lark for the focus fabric and Joel Dewberry Heirloom for the lining.
This was my second time using metal snaps, and it really isn't so bad. If I were making this wallet over again, I would choose a matching thread rather than a contrasting color. The wallet ends up a little thick (I added an extra layer of batting) and it is hard to keep the stitches straight through the bulk.
My friend Sara is making a new dress for Quilt Market. I may need to work on some new duds myself, although I'll be the first to admit that my to-sew list is a little overwhelming. But the good news is, I'll have lots to share with you coming up, including my New York Beauty tutorial, a wedding sewing project, and some summer sewing.
Have you tried any Keyka Lou patterns? Which are your favorites?