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Classic Wallets

Classic Bifold Wallets

Today I realised that  I'm entering 17 years of blogging! The whole afternoon I browsed through my blog and found a post about my elder son's first day of school! I looked at the photos and some of them are dark. Back then, there were no fancy editing photo apps, let alone a filter camera! How time flies and how technology is so much more advanced right now. Like I literally click photos on my iPhone and within seconds I can edit them and sync them to the cloud storage so that I can put them up here on the blog. It's so much easier now. 

Reading old posts also got me thinking, what if I want to quit Facebook and Instagram (I have been thinking about this for some time now).  I recently deleted one of my Instagram accounts where I posted my fabrics, and within 1 month, there's no trace of my post. As if the account never existed before. I mean we worked so hard to put pretty pictures and meaningful content and it can just be gone! 
Well, one may argue to not delete the account but keep it. The problem is many hackers are lurking around there. If your account shows any inactivity, these hackers can just take over it and the next thing you know they will be asking for money from your contacts there. So it's really a dilemma! 

Anyway, back to sewing, I made these two wallets a couple of weeks ago. As I mentioned in my previous post I will only use fabrics from my stash and these are some of them! The blue sakura print wallet is made from Kimono fabrics that I bought from Nippori a few years ago. I think it's a cotton mix, but I am not so sure. It has a soft texture and the color is so pretty. It's a bit tricky to work with because it frays quite a lot so I need to be extra careful. 

Blue Sakura Wallet

The second one is this patchwork print wallet. After making the small zipper wallet, I thought let me make the bigger wallet. Using the same fabric combo, this time I make it with a curvy edge because with gingham bias binding it will look better! 
I have the same patchwork print in purple and made one wallet with polka dots binding. I really love this patchwork print, now what should I make next? 

Patchwork Wallet

patchwork wallet

The purple patchwork wallet

The wallet features: 

* Dimension : 4" W x 8" H
* 6 card slots
* 2 long slip pockets that can fit in a smartphone
* 1 long zipper pocket for coins and other important stuff. 
* Close with snap button
* Finished with hand-sewn binding for extra strength
* Interfaced and padded for durability.

Since I got into the habit of batching my work, now I have a lot of projects ready to sew. I cut and interfaced several projects every week and kept them ready for when I had time to sew. This way, instead of starting a project from scratch I can just pick up one and finish it. Like this phone crossbody bag. I still need to make the strap but the slider adjuster for the strap is coming only next week. So have to keep it aside for now. 

And here's some of my WIP 

That's all for today. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog! 

Happy Sewing!


New Video Tutorial - Classic Bifold Wallet

Classic Bifold Wallet


Finally, the supporting video to make this classic bi-fold wallet is here. I hope you enjoy making the wallet. This chic classic wallet is slim and spacious for organizing your cards, cash, phone, and other necessities. 

The pattern is written in simple English and includes a cutting guide, full-scale templates for various flap designs, step-by-step photos, and helpful diagrams to guide you through the sewing process. The wallet is designed to be sturdy and durable.

The materials needed to make this wallet: 

- Assorted quarter yard of fabrics

- Quarter-yard all-purpose interfacing

- Fleece batting 

- Lightweight Interfacing

- Zipper

- Kam Snap Button


* Finished Size: 4.25" W x 8" H

* 6 card slots

* 2 slip pockets that can accommodate a smartphone and passport,

* a long zipper pocket for cash

* a snap button closure


I hope you enjoy making the wallet. If you have any questions, leave a comment or two, I'd be 

glad to help you. 

Please use hashtag #chezvies or #chezviespatterns when sharing your handmade wallet so that others can see your beautiful works too. 

Happy Sewing!


Minimalist Wallets


It's almost end of April. So many things going on in the last 3 weeks or so. For one, my younger son was hospitalized for typhoid. In the beginning the doctor suspected to be dengue, but Alhamdulillah it was ruled out the next day after the second blood test. And then the LS General election which happened on 18th and 23rd. Of course I don't have a voting rights but still the excitement caught on. I mostly followed the news on twitter. I also followed the Indonesian Election news which was quite "entertaining". I don't usually follow political news, but then nowadays being ignorant is no longer cool, right?! Anyway, I hope you're all made a smart choice and who ever win will fight for the people! 

Floral Handloom Wallet

On creative side, in between completing custom orders, I made a few wallets for the shop. I really this simple slim wallet. I don't carry a lot of cards besides debit card, credit card and ID Card. Most of the shops I frequented usually have the membership record by phone number, so we don't necessarily have to present the cards. I love this system! 

In the above wallet, I combined linen and handloom fabric because it matched nicely! Handloom is one fabric I always love and frequently buy. I love handloom tunics/dress too.

Ellie Bifold Wallet

Next one, I made this super cute ellie wallet! As usual I tidy up my stash from time to time whenever I feel uninspired and I found this print. I thought of combine it with green one but I love the grey star fabric too. 

Maybe next time I can make it with a green combo? What do you think? 
And then I saw this cute snoopy fabric in my stash and of course I had to make another wallet! 

Snoopy Wallet

Now all the wallets are listed in my Etsy shop and they are all Ready to Ship. And all handmades are Free Worldwide Shipping. 

Wallet stats:

Dimension: 4.5" W x 8" H 
6 card slots
2 slip pockets
1 zipper pocket
Fully interfaced and padded
Hand sewn binding for perfect finish
Close with Snap Button

Shop Link : 

Thank you for stopping by. I'd better go and finish a couple more of family passport wallet orders now and I hope you already checked the recent tutorial about installing all around zipper on a wallet! 

Until then,

Happy Sewing


Cricket & Women Bifold Wallets

Hello December!

The last few weeks I was quite busy. The boys were having inter school cricket match one after the other. The elder one's under 16 Team won runner up trophy, while the younger one's under 13 Team came up 4th. A good performance for 1st timer on a competitive match! It was a huge learning experience for the younger team . We are very proud of them!

Under 13 Team - SBGJ Guwahati

Well done!

I've learnt quite a few cricket terms  in those 2 weeks ! LOL . 


On creative side, I'd like to thank all of you who came and purchased few items during the Cyber Week Sale! 

I'm still working on few orders right now and added two bifold wallets in the shop. I really had fun making these wallets. 

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Green Bifold Wallet

I'm a huge fan of Riley Blake fabrics and collected quite a few. Most of them I bought from Etsy and some from my trip to Seoul. This green wallet was from the FQ bundle

I really love the cute fox and owl print. FQ bundle works best when we get stuck in mix matching! The polkadot don't come from the bundle though. The wallet is rather spacious with 6 card slots and zipper pocket. It can fit in your phone too!! 

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Sewing Theme Wallet

The second one is this sewing theme wallet. Sewing or quilting theme is another print that I tend to purchase more. I was browsing my fabric stash and saw the fabrics which I got from my trip to Indonesia. 

Taking photo of these two were rather challenging. Somehow I could not get the best shot! Maybe I will try again when I get a good natural lights. December is always a bit cloudy here. 

I have few more wallets cut and ready to sew and also have a couple of quilting projects that I need to finish! 

Meanwhile, the boys are having unit test until next week. Wish us luck!!

What about you? What are you working on this week? 

Thank you for stopping by! 

~ Elvira ~

Women's Bifold Wallet - Floral Series

Just pop in for a little shop updates! If you follow me in Instagram, you probably have seen my latest wallet collections. I've been making bifold wallets almost everyday in between working on Passport holder orders.

I'm currently finished 3 out of 6 wallets that I am planning to make. The floral fabrics are just too pretty to just sitting in my cupboard, right?

Here are the three wallets that I have completed:

The purple floral wallet with gingham binding! Frankly, I am so in love with this one, esp the gingham bias binding. You can check my previous post for making Bias Binding. 

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Purple Flower Bifold Wallet

And I have a matching zipper too!! 

The second one is this peach bifold wallet. The background color is so pretty, I was in two minds whether to use teal blue combination or peach, and decided to do the latter. 

Maybe I will use teal blue or green combination next time!

And here is the Floral Pink Wallet. The powder pink polkadot looks very lovely. I've been saving the fabric for the right project! And this women's wallet is just perfect!

Floral Pink Wallet

These pretty wallets are slightly wider than the previous wallet, so that it can double up as travel wallet or phone wallet. 

I used medium weight woven interfacing and a stiff poly batting which is a great combination. It's study yet soft to hold. These bifold wallets will be a great gift for your loved ones! 

They are now available in my ETSY SHOP and it's Free Worldwide Shipping. 

Thank you for stopping by!

have a nice day,

~ Elvira~

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