1) I haven't sewn anything for myself, ever. Not that I have been sewing for long, but I've only ever sewn gifts.
2) I needed a new wallet, since my duck tape one - gift to me from my littlest sister - was falling apart. I figured those were good enough excuses to sew this up.
I fell in love with this Moda Hometown by Sweetwater fabric during a trip to Fabric Depot. Then, I saw it again at Craft World and thought it would make the perfect little wallet. So, wallet clutch thingy came about based on a Checkbook Cover pattern from Amy Butler's Style Stitches.
I added the credit card slots to the bottom pocket, since the original pattern didn't have any. In the next day or two, I plan on showing a little tutorial on how I did it, so stay tuned.
My absolute favorite part of this wallet is the text print. All the cities near and dear to my heart are here: Boise/Idaho Falls, very near to where I was born - Portland, where I went to college - Northern California cities, right around where one of my closest friends is from - Baton Rouge, where my other close friend is living. Good stuff.
Well, what do you think? Have you sewn yourself anything or do you sew so many gifts you forget about yourself?
This post is linked up to some of the parties listed under my Show & Tell tab at the top of the page. Go check them out for more inspiration!