PPC29: Will it Go Round in Circles?

So…

I was sitting in my booth at the AQS Paducah Quilt Festival a few weeks ago when I spied this extraordinary fabric in the booth across the aisle from me!

But here’s the thing… it probably won’t come as a surprise to you that I love collecting fabric! Some might call it hoarding, but I prefer to think of myself as a “fabric curator”! But either way… this fabric really caught my eye!

I tried my best to resist because this fabric just didnt feel like it was in my “wheelhouse”, but no matter what, it just kept calling to me. So on day 3 of the show I finally broke down and bought some. I justified my purchase by telling myself that the scale of this print was purrfect for my new Wallet design.

And judging by the final result (at left), I’m really glad I listened to that voice in my head and took a chance on this unique fabric which I’ll tell you more about at the end of this post!

But for now, let me show you around this new sample!

Even though this is wallet has a thin silhouette, it can still hold more than just your cash and credit cards,
as shown in the photo at left. For this design you might notice that I’ve placed the credits cards “on their ends”
to maximize the number it could hold. In the photo at right you can see that
I’ve added a passport as well as a cell phone (a Samsung S20).

Here’s a good look at the Wallet Front (at left) with a generously sized pocket for notes, tickets, and boarding passes,
among other things. And at right is a photo of the Wallet Back.

And I for one find the option to carry this Wallet as a wristlet very convenient since there’s quite a few venues now that insist on us carrying either wallet-sized handbags or a clear plastic handbag (which I DESPISE!… because there’s no dignity in that!)

So I did make a few minor changes to the design for this incarnation. They’re as follows:

  • I located both of the optional D-rings for the shoulder strap to the back side of the Wallet top edge and
  • I lowered the top edge of the CC Slot units by another 1/4″.
  • I increased the width of the Coin Purse by 1/4″and
  • I’m going to recommend the usage of a double pull zipper that’s closed on both ends.

And now, a few words about this unique fabric!
It was designed by Peter Parling for Stof Fabrics (a Danish fabric house) and approved for our usage by, and under the supervision of Pippin (aka “Your Almost Daily Purrr”), at right.

And here’s some other important info-

  • Wallet size= 7 3/4″ wide X 5″ tall X 1″
  • projected release date= August 2023

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

If you have comments you’d like to share or questions you’d like to ask about this design in general or this sample in specific, please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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Kat

25 Comments

  1. Corinne Haehl on June 10, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Perfect for summer trips and activities. I am a fan of the Walkabout Wallet so I know I would like this pattern.



    • Kat on June 10, 2023 at 8:21 am

      GREAT! Thanks so much Corinne! ๐Ÿ™‚



      • Patti on June 16, 2023 at 12:52 pm

        HI I love this wallet it looks like the PERFECT wallet I have been searching for!
        I think you should call it The Perfect Wallet or something like that
        When will pattern be available?
        I also love colors you used

        Patti



        • Kat on June 16, 2023 at 6:28 pm

          Thanks for commenting Patti and I’m so happy you like the new wallet! If all goes well it should be ready for release in mid-August. ๐Ÿ™‚



  2. Mary B on June 10, 2023 at 10:55 am

    ‘Fabric Curator’ – I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ And this fabric pops – I’m a fan of the trim color, it always catches my eye and makes me want to own it.



    • Kat on June 10, 2023 at 11:29 am

      I honestly wasnt sure about how id feel about this sample. Its SO different than I usually use. But I have to admit, I really like it now! ๐Ÿ™‚



  3. Beth on June 10, 2023 at 11:29 am

    The wallet truly is purrfect, and I think I’m going to need some of this fabric!!!!! Nice!



    • Kat on June 10, 2023 at 5:15 pm

      I like it too, but I’m afraid it might be a little hard to find. ๐Ÿ™



  4. Yolanda Carrillo on June 15, 2023 at 12:47 am

    Love this wallet and fabric looks like a gun project



    • Kat on June 15, 2023 at 5:46 am

      not sure what a gun project is… but I do love the fabric! ๐Ÿ™‚



  5. Peg Purdue on June 15, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Love this design – Everything about it! The size, shape, and fabric/zipper! I can hardly wait to get the pattern. I Love that you took a chance on Bold fabric and now love it. Using something out of our comfort zone can really help us grow – at least IMHO! Thanks for all the beautiful patterns you have created!



    • Kat on June 15, 2023 at 5:47 am

      I’m so pleased to hear you like the new wallet. I love carrying it myself and I hope you do too@ ๐Ÿ™‚



  6. Kathleen Sherfey on June 15, 2023 at 6:00 am

    This bag is perfect when just needing to run out for a few things. It is great as it is convertible from using a strap to a wristlet



    • Kat on June 15, 2023 at 6:36 am

      And I use mine purely as a wallet. Occasionally I may strap a wristlet strap or a shoulder strap to it, but that wont be the primary way I use it! I like it because it has great flexibility and I’m glad you do too! ๐Ÿ™‚



  7. Bobbie on June 15, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Sooooo pretty and functional too! I think it will be the perfect travel walletโ€”use it alone or in a larger bag. Brilliant!!



    • Kat on June 15, 2023 at 11:09 am

      Exactly! Thanks so much for your kind words. I can’t wait to publish this pattern! ๐Ÿ™‚



  8. Alma Lou Annab on June 15, 2023 at 6:45 am

    I love the Walkabout, but this looks very practical as well. I love to show of interesting fabrics in the Studio Kat projects, and recently bought a new collection, the lady asked, โ€œwhat do you plan to make?โ€, โ€œA bag, of course โ€œ
    Like the new approach to the credit cards.



    • Kat on June 15, 2023 at 11:09 am

      You’re my kind of girl Alma Lou! I cant wait to see what you make next! ๐Ÿ™‚



  9. Doreen on June 15, 2023 at 9:28 am

    I think I need to have this pattern!!! Love it!



    • Kat on June 15, 2023 at 11:10 am

      That’s music to my ears Doreen and I hope you enjoy carrying it as much as you’ll enjoy making it!
      ๐Ÿ™‚



  10. Diane on June 15, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Just Poppinโ€™ Out (or In lol) !
    Canโ€™t wait to make. Iโ€™ve been of the perfect zipper wallet and hope may be it! Let me know if by chance it is released sooner! Great job



    • Kat on June 16, 2023 at 5:15 am

      Thanks for commenting Diane. If you’re following us here or on social media then you’ll be up to date with the release of this pattern! I’m so glad you like it!



  11. Iโ€™m Diane on June 15, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Sorry for all the typos above!



  12. Lise Drewes on June 16, 2023 at 12:45 am

    I hate big purses, so this one is perfect for me. Space for cards, $$ and coins, a phone and keys are all I need. This has space for the whole Kit โ€˜n Kaboodle. The Whole Enchilada. Go-to bag, the one for everywhere.

    Keep as cool as you can! We are headed for at least a week of 100+โ€™temps in central Texas. Ugh.



    • Kat on June 16, 2023 at 5:17 am

      Thanks for your kind words Lise and for your cute suggestions! The hot temps sound awful! Stay as cool as you can! ๐Ÿ™‚