At this point we have a lot of pieces to assemble. If you are using leather (or vinyl) you need to be careful about your stitch placement to align things properly and not add holes in the material that don't need to be there. I've touched on the concept of laying out your stitch pattern in past leatherworking projects but I'll walk you through it.
There are so many different sizes and shapes of wallets available in stores because everyone has different needs. Making your own wallets allows you nearly complete control to carry exactly what you wish as well as the color or material the wallet is made with.
This is Part 1 of a tutorial on how to pattern a wallet. Posts on how to assemble this wallet will be added after the patterning tutorial.
Gift wrapping makes gift-giving more fun. It allows the giver to do something pretty and fun to build the anticipation for the gift receiver. Instead of storing a collection of gift wrap and ribbons for every different event, keep a simple set of wrapping supplies around that are universally appealing for any gift giving event.
Are you the kind of person who loves a puzzle? This star has 12 points and assembles in a very different way from the other patterns posted...
This simple vertical lace stripe is a nice balance of being open without being completely bare. This swatch is worked in a smooth cotton yarn but it would be equally pretty in a soft, fluffy mohair. All of the even rows are purl so this stitch can also convert easily for pieces knit in the round.