Hi! Welcome to another amazing post in the Quilt Me A Bag series! Today we visit one of my most treasured patterns – the Cleo Everyday Wallet!
If you’re new to the series – welcome! It’s great to have you join us! 🙂 You can find the earlier posts in this series here –
The Cleo Everyday Wallet is a classic and curvy wallet pattern with everything you need to carry all your cards, notes, coins and more on a daily basis.
She has 12 card slots, two notes pockets, a large centre compartment perfect for your mobile phone, an exterior zippered coin pocket, and a simple magnetic snap closure. Dress it up or down, the Cleo Everyday Wallet is perfect for every occasion!
PLUS! She was recently ‘hacked’ and given a full zipper closure option as well! You can find the tutorial for that here.
Quick shout out to our series partner – the one and only Alison Glass – as well as our amazingly creative Crystal Harrison (the maker behind all these gorgeous bags). Please remember to pop over to their pages (links at the end) and give them some love as this series wouldn’t be happening without their fantastic support!
The sponsor for this post is the super amazing Kylie from Handbag Hardware Australia, who has generously donated a full Cleo Everyday Wallet hardware and interfacing kit to one lucky winner! Thank you so much Kylie! You can find Kylie’s shop here – make sure you go and check out all her bling bling hardware!
You will find all giveaway details including T&C’s at the end of this post, as well as information on how to enter (it’s super simple!).
Cleo Everyday Wallet
To create this quilty Cleo Everyday Wallet, Crystal used prints from the newly released Sun Print 2017 collection.
Crystal recommends starching the fabrics before cutting. Say says “it helps cutting accuracy and makes handling small strips more manageable”. What a great tip!
She used strip piecing for several parts of the wallet as follows –
- Back Outer Panel
- Front Outer Panel (Bottom)
To start, Crystal cut strips out and laid them down in the order she wished to assemble them in. She then pinned them right sides together in pairs ready to stitch.
Woohoo! Go production line stitching!
Crystal’s top tip for using strip piecing is to shorten your stitch length to around 1.8mm or 2.0mm. “This ensures the stitches stay put when cutting out pattern pieces and it helps the strip panel to lie flat”.
Time to cut those pattern pieces out!
Oh my, this is going to look AMAZING!!!
She chose NOT to use any piecing on the following parts of the wallet –
- Interior pieces
- Front Outer Panel (Top)
I asked Crystal why she chose not to piece the front outer panel top piece and she explained quite simply that by leaving it as a single cut of fabric, and using a completely contrasting print, it really helps the beautiful rainbow strips POP! I think I have to agree there – it looks fantastic!
A few simple steps later and here is her finished Cleo Everyday Wallet! Gorgeous!
And with it’s beautifully coordinating Roll With It Tote…
LOVE this set!!!
You can find the Cleo Everyday Wallet pattern here: https://www.andriedesigns.com/product/cleo-everyday-wallet/
You can find Alison’s website here: https://alisonglass.com/
You can find Crystal’s Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/tayahdesigns/
You can find Handbag Hardware Australia here: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/HandbagHardwareOZ
You can find the earlier posts in this series here –
As promised, Kylie from Handbag Hardware Australia has a full Cleo Everyday Wallet hardware and interfacing kit to give away to one lucky Andrie Designs customer!
Last week Crystal showed us some Quilt As You Go (QAYG) quilting on her Roll With It Tote, and this week we have seen strip piecing on the Cleo Everyday Wallet.
To enter, simply comment below and let me know which of the two types of quilting demonstrated so far do you prefer, and WHY?
Good luck and I can’t wait to show you next weeks’ bag! Lisa x
T&C’s: Giveaway is open worldwide for 48 hours from time of post (Australian EST). Limit of one entry (comment) per person. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via the email address used to post the comment (NOTE – email addresses will NOT be published as your privacy is extremely important to us). The winner will also be mentioned in a comment on this post. If Andrie Designs is unable to establish contact with chosen winner after one (1) week, a new winner will be drawn. Andrie Designs decision is final. Kit will be sent using Australia Post parcel post; winner to pay extra shipping charge if they would like express shipping.