The wallet experiment
Since I got the sewing machine last year I did a billion of experiments and followed a trillion tutorials in any possible language and I failed every time. 🙂
But, I never give up.
There are some criteria I follow when I look for tutorials:
- It has to be short (less than 10 minutes)
- It has to have little talking (no talking is the best)
- If there is someone talking she/he has to have a pleasant voice (If the tutorial is really good and short but the person has an unbearable voice I usually remove the audio…)
The only one I liked is this one and it is clearly much longer for me.
It is done very well and easy to follow (if you know what you are doing, which probably it is not my case)
Unfortunately, the result was a total disaster.
Maybe because I’ve sped up the video to save time, maybe because I didn’t have the right tools or experience.
The main problem was to convince my sewing machine to sew the many layers of the wallet. I could not put the bias tape so, in a desperate attempt to save what I had done and stopping breaking needles, I have used glue. Yes, I’ve said it. I’ve used fabric glue.
- Used glue for bias tape and credit cards slots too short.
- I’ve glued the pockets inside so I guess they could come off any moment
- Tried another model but too soft.
I left the wallet alone for a while.
Finally, I have found another brilliant tutorial.
The first attempt was really Sh*t
The second one was a success!
Instead of the bow I have used one of the Eclastic mini Elephants.
What do you think?