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Minimalist Wallet – Making No. 3 Dots

Minimalist Wallet - Making No. 3 Dots - Noodlehead

Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Minimalist Wallet - Making No. 3 Dots - Noodlehead

Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Today is the launch of the newest issue of Making magazine (No. 3 Dots) and I love having a project included once again (see my previous Making contributions here and here). So excited to share this new project with you all today. This is one that I had sketched over and over again in my notebook and was so happy to be able to bring it to life. It’s called the Minimalist Wallet because it’s simple and yet super useful.

I’m so happy to be able to use this wallet myself. I love that it has a large pocket at the back for cash and my phone, a zippered pocket for coins and other items that need secure storing and lastly three spots for cards held vertically (and yes, you can fit a couple cards per slot if needed). I like to keep my wallet as streamlined as possible and this holds all the essentials. I find that if I have a bigger wallet with more little pockets and compartments, things tend to get lost or I forget about what I have. So when I was designing this wallet I kept in mind what I ideally carry on a regular basis, and the Minimalist Wallet was born.

Minimalist Wallet - Making No. 3 Dots - Noodlehead

Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge

The wallet has a snap closure with two options, either leather or fabric for the snap tab. I really love both options so much! I’m hoping to have a few kits listed for the wallet’s leather/snap option shortly, so stay tuned.

For this pattern, I recommend using a size 24 (sometimes called Line 24) snap:

Tandy Leather (snaps, hand setting tool: setter, anvil, or set w/tool)
Gold Star Tool (snaps, hand setting tool (choose GS-HS#803L-RNG-15mm, press)
Buckleguy.com (snaps, hand setting tool, press)
Snapsource (snaps, hand setting tool: you’ll want the setting tool plus the size 24 adapter) These are best for using with the fabric tab option!
Dritz (snaps, hand setting tool)

Many of these snaps/setters or something similar may be available at your local quilt shop or craft store, so please check there as well!

I hope you’ll enjoy it! The magazine is so beautiful, Carrie and her team have done an amazing job with this magazine. It has over 150 pages of pure goodness, so many great projects of all types and gorgeous inspiring photography. I do have the magazine available for sale in my shop, so be sure to stop by if you’d like to purchase a copy. I’m so proud to be a part of this publication with so many amazing makers.

Click here to purchase your copy of Making No. 3/Dots

Making Magazine: No. 3 Dots

Lastly, the Minimalist Wallet pattern will be available as an individual PDF pattern in my shop on November 15, 2017.

Have a great weekend!

Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge

 

 

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Arroyo Explorer Totes

Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

Arroyo Explorer Totes - NoodleheadI’m so excited to share these Explorer Totes today!!! I made them a few months ago for Erin Dollar’s new collection Arroyo for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The instant I saw the fabrics I knew I couldn’t say no! I love Erin’s work and have enjoyed following along with her journey in the last few years. Her aesthetic is minimal and gorgeous and of course it makes sense that I love her new fabric collection. Slap it on some Essex and you’ve got me buying it by the bolt. I’m all googly eyes, you had me at hello.Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

I loved pairing Arroyo with my Explorer Tote pattern, it’s great for showcasing those gorgeous prints. I ended up making the small and large size of the tote because they make a great pair, right?! And of course I decided that all leather handles were fun to use (feel free to swap out the fabric handles in the pattern for leather or cotton webbing, I love seeing how it switches up the look!).Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

These were made with Big Sur canvas for the contrast fabric requirement instead of waxed canvas. I give instructions in the pattern in case you’re not into using waxed canvas or want to use something you have on hand. It’s an easy modification and I love the results. The Big Sur canvas is really nice to work with and there are tons of colors, I’m definitely planning on stocking up!Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

I was happy too to see the rest of the Arroyo collection, so many great colors!! I mean seriously, so good! Plus a huge palette of neutrals. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes using it.

What are you sewing lately? I’m feeling the need to make everything right now, it kind of drives me crazy to feel this rush of creativity and inspiration but I’ve learned in the past few years to just roll with it! Yay sunny weather!Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead


Pattern: Explorer Tote (small and large sizes)
Fabric: Arroyo (coming to shops in July, I can hardly wait!!) by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman and Big Sur Canvas (I used Charcoal and Black)
Leather handles can be found in my shop


Arroyo Explorer Totes - Noodlehead

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More Patchwork Drawstring Bags

More patchwork drawstring bags - NoodleheadI went off on a little tangent with these drawstring bags. Can’t help it! Remember when I made one last year? I promised I’d be making more and I finally got around to it. Sometimes I don’t follow through on those promises but I’m glad I did this time. I used Sotak Handmade’s pattern again, which you can find here.More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead

More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead

Busting out the hoarded mini charm pack of Architextures fabric that my friend Rossie sent me ages ago (thanks again Rossie!), I felt like it was the perfect fit for a little get well gift for a friend. I’m filling it up with a little bit of chocolate and sending it on it’s way today. I can’t wait to see how she likes it!More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead

Then of course being curious, I decided to pull out some of my friend Holly’s fabric collection, Brush Strokes and make another! I really love how cheery the colors are and I always love seeing how things look so great when they’re quilted. It definitely feels like some kind of magic. I added some of the beautiful Cirrus Solid (Shadow) that Holly had sent me for when I made her a bucket bag and it looks super sharp. I’m excited to pop this one in the mail, too!

More patchwork drawstring bags - NoodleheadI love making little projects like these and straight lines are always so relaxing to sew. I’m excited about so many projects right now! I can’t stop myself from wanting to start all of them at once. That’s what Spring does to me I guess, it happens without fail every year.

What’s on your sewing list? Are you participating in Me Made May? I love seeing all the posts popping up in my feed.More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead


Pattern: Patchwork Drawstring Bag by Sotak Handmade
Fabric: Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander and
Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot (p.s. she just opened her brick and mortar shop!!!! yayy!)


More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead