The fabric is a Tula Pink one, and while it is a bold pattern, the small size of the wallet keeps it from being too overwhelming. Unfortunately none of the coordinates I had were really what we wanted for the closure, so I raided my stash of fat quarters and found 2 that were close enough to the colors in the fabric to match. Of course with such exciting fabric, a plain single color looked TOO plain so I decided to try a stripe for a little more interest!
|I really like adding a pop of the outside fabric on the ID window!|
Inside is more Tula Pink fabric - Tudor Windows.
|The zipper pocket is perfect for embroidery!|
Adding a stripe:
Cut your inner stripe piece to 2"x length of the fabric closure piece. Using chalk or fading marker, draw a line on the back of your stripe fabric to mark the center of the fabric (1" in from the sides).
|This is what the back of the stripe looks like (before ironing so I had to hold it)|
|Use a quilting ruler to easily see if the stripe is centered|
|After top stitching and attaching the strap on the body piece|
I think there is another Brandt's Boulevard in my near future, and maybe a sew along!