Since the Sew Pro conference included no sewing I was itching to make something….ITCHIN’. Pearl to the rescue
Pattern Description from Swoon Website:
Pattern Supply List
SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
7.5″ wide x 4.5″ tall
- 1/4 yard 44” wide woven quilting weight exterior fabric
- 1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
- 1 yard fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
- 1 yard lightweight interfacing (Pellon P44F)
- 1/3 yard fusible stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
- Two magnetic snaps
- One 3/4” D-ring and one 3/4” swivel clip
- 9” all-purpose zipper
- Coordinating thread
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.
This easy-to-sew wallet features 8 card slots, 2 bill slots, a large zippered compartment, and a detachable bifold compartment. A removable wristlet strap comes in handy when you just need to carry the essentials. Just slip your phone into the zippered compartment and go!
Fabric Used: Tula Pink Fox Field in Fox Trot dusk, Art Gallery, Waverly
Total Time: 2 Days
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Why yes it did!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were! This is a fun pattern to make and a clever design. Naturally there are lost of pieced so label them well. I though it came together rather quickly but I do split up my sewing. My husband helps me cut out the patterns…wait..what?? lol yes he takes them to work and cuts them. I tape them together(if it’s a pdf) and take it from there. I cut and fused one day and sew the next. I would say sewing about 4 hours which is expected when sewing a pattern for the first time.
I agree with the 2/4 rating don’t let the amount of pieces scare you. You got this!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the idea that the billfold separates from the wallet with the magnetic snaps and this wallet is a wristlet too.
Another this is that my giant iphone 6splus fits in the zipper pocket…score!
What I would have like was a zipper pocket added for coins. That’s the joy of sewing right you can modify to your liking!
Oh and there will be a next time:).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely after the holiday season I will list the Peal in my Etsy Shop as made to order. Love to give ladies the option to customize and choose their own fabrics oh and I will have it with the extra zipper coin modifucation too.
Conclusion: I am super bias when it comes to Swoon Patterns. Alicia is a brilliant designer and puts her heart in her patterns. You never get a homemade look only handmade. This wallet is a quick sew or a great sew for a fearless beginner. Have fun with your fabrics and I encourage you to try the Pearl.