This was to thank a family friend who knows of my hobby and generously donated an old handbag with nice hardware I can upcycle into a new bag.
I split a remnant piece of black chaps leather for all the visible parts. The pocked backs (not visible) are recycled garment leather (from a skirt); hand stitched with sage green linen thread and finished with gold edge paint.
I am burned out on wallets for now but here is a series of their evolution. The most basic leather with six pockets to hand stitched with hidden pockets and the addition of an ID holder. Yup if you look carefully you can see my really crude prototype of the ID holder wallet in blue garment leather suede. 😮
I’m taking a break on wallets for now, but JP, Pete, and JK are next prototypes for slim card wallets…you guys know who you are. I gotta’ do some handles and baby shoes right now.
This was for a family member – the deal? Use it and provide me with feedback (good & bad). One evaluator said he had a problem – the pockets stretched out. He also said it may have been his fault in that he put lots of cards in the pockets…
On the left and under the ID holder, I used two pockets and on the right side interior I used three pocket.
So far the feed back is it looks great and is sturdy. The flap and wallet close, but the carrier wants the overall profile to lay flatter. His feedback is it may come with time and use. It may be just the bulk since I lined the bill slot and added the hidden pockets – a little larger gap (middle fold area) may help with that too…