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Mia Everyday Wallet from Bagstock Designs

 Mia Everydsy Wallet from Bagstock Designs
Whatabout ye folks, it's Lee here.  Back with another handmade project.  This time, I tried my hand at the Mia Wallet from Bagstock Designs.  I have never tried one of their patterns before but boy oh boy are the instructions absolutely fantastic.  I am sure I have mentioned it before, but I am a massive visual learner.  So, if I can see something being done, I can usually pick it up pretty quickly.  So, I did watch a video from Jess over at OklaRoots YouTube channel to get my bearings with this pattern.  But to be honest, the pattern is written so well with great photos to guide you, that I managed to make this pattern without having to refer back to each video step.  However, if you do want to use the video step by step, Jess would be one of my favourite bag makers on YouTube.  She does an incredible job at guiding you through every step of the process.

Anywhoodles, here's my Mia wallet.  This was my first time making this pattern so it is not perfect......we should all know by now that I never make anything perfectly the first time around....or even the second time teehee.
I LOVE this Burberry style tartan fabric.  It's so stylish.  And the little bee lock closure pairs really well with it too.  
I was lucky that I had a couple of red zips in my stash.  The colour went perfectly with the red lines in the tartan fabric.  The outside pocket is great to carry loose change in. I added my handmade label to the back but do know that I blurred out my surname.  This is not a design flaw.
This wallet has a central zipper pocket that has a tonne of space inside.  It also has 2 sections to hold your cards and slip pockets behind the card slots so you can keep cash or receipts tucked away safely.
Remember when I said that my first time makes are never perfect....well, this is where I made a mistake.  You know the way when you make up a piece of Ikea furniture, and you get to the very end of the build and realise that you have a few screws or a piece left over?  Well, I got to the end of this wallet and couldn't understand why I had 2 pieces of slip pocket fabric left sitting on my desk.  I stupidly missed a section of the instructions.  So, where you see the slip pocket there behind the card slots....there should be an extra pocket, instead of just the one.  But, to be honest, there is still plenty of space to keep money and receipts.  And with how thick this wallet becomes, I am not sure if my domestic machine would have been happy with the extra layer of fabric.  I think I could push it if I was to make it again, but I think my machine would give off a bit.....Ohhhhh to have an industrial sewing machine some day....'Tis but a dream, lol
This central zipper pocket is a great addition and can fall to one or the other side of the pocket.  However, if you don't want it flapping around freely in your purse, there are 2 press studs on either side of the card slots and zipper pocket, to keep the pocket nice a secure.
Here's the other hidden slip pocket.....without it's twin pocket that I forgot to add, lol
This wallet has so much space and can hold at least 10 cards.  The slots are big enough to hold multiple cards really.  The wee metal press stud does not hinder the card slot at all, as it only goes through the top layer of fabric.
Plenty of space for all your credit cards and store cards.....we need all the loyalty cards we can get these days.
Oops....looks like I need to give the centre a quick iron before I use it or gift it, lol.  Story of my life, teehee
The wallet is such a great size and will have room to expand for all your bits and pieces that you keep in your wallet.
I will 100% be making more of these wallets.  They are very low on fabric but probably a wee bit heavier on interfacing though.  But this pattern is perfect for getting through all the scrap bits of fabric you have.  And it is a very quick make too.  Once you make one and learn what you are doing, you'll be able to fly through making more of these.  I think if you sold your handmade items, this wallet would be perfect for that.  You could churn out a tonne of these for markets and craft fair stalls.  

And that is it from me folks.  Bye for now.  Toodles Noodles......Lee aka Crafty Loops xx

At the time of typing, the items I linked to are available.  However, items stock changes all the time, some items where bought on auction sites and with time marching by, some items I link may no longer be available from that particular seller.  However, a quick Google search should help you out if my links are no longer working/available.

Jeans Needle - Amazon
Personalised Labels - Wunderlabels
Lining fabric - These are 2 cotton fabrics that I purchased from a private seller on Ebay
No. 3 continuous zipper tape - Iaing317, Ebay
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  1. What a very useful and beautiful wallet you have made, it has tons of room lol, perfect is never better than 'leaning curves ' hehehehe xx


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