Fabric Wallet Giveaway

A couple weeks ago, my friends and I learned how to sew fabric wallets.  They are mini wallets that contain 3 compartments which can be made from different coordinating fabrics.  The size is perfect for storing credit cards and money or they can even be used to store jewelry!  There is also a button clasp that is hand sewn so that the wallet can be closed.  Here are the goodies we made in class:

These were soooo much fun to make that I bought some more fabric and came home and made some more.  Here’s a little overview of how I made the wallets.

1. Cut out patterns for 2 main bodies and 3 pockets. Fold the fabric in half and then cut the pockets so the top edge is folded over. Across the top edge of the pocket, sew a 1/4″ seam.
2. Place interfacing (fusible webbing, steam a seam) on wrong side of one of the main bodies and iron on.
3. Arrange main body and pockets so that the right sides are facing each other.
4. Sew a 1/4″ seam around the wallet. Leave a 2″ opening on the top side of the wallet and then turn the wallet inside out.
5. Top stitch along the top flap of the wallet.
6. Hand sew a button clasp on top flap and bottom pocket.


And finally I thought that Spring’s arrival and warmer weather meant that it was about time that I do another GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away TWO fabric wallets, made by me, to TWO lucky readers! The fabrics used in making these wallets consist of damask, butterflies/flowers, striped and polka dots. (Contents of wallet in below pictures not included)

Wallet #1

Wallet #2


1. Leave a comment telling me what makes you most excited about Spring’s arrival! (For me, I am most excited about being able to go on picnics in the park.)

2. (For additional entries) Blog, twitter, or facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with the link. If you twitter, please use @sandyalamode in your tweet and feel free to use this short link http://bit.ly/b55I8J.

Giveaway ends on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. The winners will be chosen by random.org and announced on Friday, April 2, 2010.

Entries for this giveaway have been closed.


  1. March 29, 2010 / 8:19 am

    I am most looking forward to Spring’s arrival because I can open the windows and air out the house! It’s been soooo cold that the fresh warm air will be a nice change. 🙂

  2. March 29, 2010 / 8:23 am

    Love, love, love these little wallets, Sandi!

    I am most excited about Spring because of the annual events and festivals that kick off as the weather gets warm!

    This includes (but is not limited to!):
    1. annual girls weekend with my college friends
    2. Parkville Brew Fest (April 24)
    3. KC Royals opening day (April 5)

    This is also the time of year the Rivermarket farmers market will be back in full swing. There is pretty much nothing better to do on a Saturday morning than shop there.

  3. March 29, 2010 / 8:23 am

    These are sooo pretty! I need to learn how to sew, because there are so many lovely DIYs and tutorials I’ve seen online! Oh, and I am definitely a follower!!

    I am most looking forward to late night bike rides around downtown! The city is all lit up, but still small enough for me to feel safe riding on the street!

  4. March 29, 2010 / 9:14 am

    I have a 10-week old baby so I am so very very excited for Spring because I can’t wait to take her to the park and dress her up in pretty baby clothes ^_^

  5. March 29, 2010 / 9:23 am

    I am most excited about being able to be outside more! Spring means planting flowers, laying in the sun and reading books in the shade! All outside! 🙂

  6. March 29, 2010 / 9:48 am

    Your wallets are adorable. Makes me want to learn to sew. I’m looking forward to warmer weather and farmer’s market this spring!

  7. March 29, 2010 / 10:17 am

    I can’t wait to be able to run outside in the warm sun and play with my kiddo outside!

    I’ll be blogging about your giveaway later today 🙂 Love the wallet!!

  8. March 29, 2010 / 10:33 am

    These are adorable! I love the fabrics you chose! I am most excited about picnics, dining al fresco at my favorite restaurants and spring produce! (Hmm… all of my things involve food.)

  9. March 29, 2010 / 11:33 am

    Sandy, these are so darn cute! What a darling idea. I’m most excited about my garden bursting into life and providing me with plenty of photo ops! Have a lovely week, dear! xo – g

  10. March 29, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    Those are the cutest little pouches! They are something I’d totally see in Anthopologie. I’m excited for Spring….so I can wear sandals again and have excuses to get pedicures 🙂 xo

  11. March 29, 2010 / 12:35 pm

    These are too adorable (love the fabric you used!). I think I most excited about opening the windows and getting fresh air…oh and our lilac trees blooming!!

  12. March 29, 2010 / 12:38 pm

    Going to the park!

  13. Vyviane
    March 29, 2010 / 12:43 pm

    I look forward to Spring Break from work. I look forward to outdoor farmer markets, festivals, and wearing cute dresses .

    The pouches/wallets are so functional and adorable.

  14. March 29, 2010 / 2:34 pm

    I am looking forward to all our freshly planted herbs, veggies and fruits sitting nicely on a bbq. And taking the pup on long walks!

  15. Yen
    March 29, 2010 / 2:47 pm

    I am looking forward to the longer daylight so I can take my boys to the park after work.

  16. March 29, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    LOVE those wallets, especially the first one! Those would be SO perfect for my business cards! For spring I’m looking forward to lounging out on our balcony (with our new patio furniture!) w/ a good book & a nice glass of iced tea 🙂 Also lots of al fresco lunches with girl friends!

  17. March 29, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    SO CUTE!!!

    I am excited to take my girls to the park every evening after dinner (it’s a little family ritual)

  18. March 29, 2010 / 4:17 pm

    These are so cute! Great job!!!

  19. March 29, 2010 / 4:32 pm

    the wallets are too cute!

    what i love about spring is just the florally feel. i love when florals hit fashion you just know how refreshing the air is starting to feel. i love being outdoors because spring isn’t too hot it’s just perfect.

  20. brianne
    March 29, 2010 / 4:34 pm

    the spring season makes me look forward to better weather, and being inspired by the flowers and colors.

  21. bee brown
    March 29, 2010 / 5:00 pm

    you are the cutest 🙂 and i love reading your blog!

    spring means smelling the fresh air. i can not wait to be outside again!!!

  22. March 29, 2010 / 5:20 pm

    You’re wallets are adorable! I especially love the one you made with Nicey Jane Fabric!

    I look forward to spending more time at the park with my daughter and being motivated by nice weather!


  23. March 29, 2010 / 5:28 pm

    Well for me I’am most excited about going to the beach, and amusement parks like kings dominion!

    Love the wallets!

  24. Colleen
    March 29, 2010 / 5:31 pm

    Your wallets are so cute!

    I’m most excited to get outside, enjoy the sun and dry off (I live in the Pacific NW). Any day above 70 degrees will do. There’s a soccer ball and a frisbee in the closet just waiting for an afternoon at the park.

  25. March 29, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    I am also very excited about picnics in the park with Spring’s arrival. But I’m also excited about getting to wear sundresses and skirts! And sandals!

  26. AshleyW
    March 29, 2010 / 5:46 pm

    So cute!

    I love being able to play outside with my dog!! She’s really excited about that, too. It’s been a long winter (but aren’t they always?).

  27. Celestia
    March 29, 2010 / 6:02 pm

    I am excited about being barefoot!!

  28. March 29, 2010 / 6:09 pm

    Most excited? The fact that there shouldn’t be any more snow for a few months. I’m sick of the white stuff.

  29. Andrea
    March 29, 2010 / 7:04 pm

    I’m excited for the weather to warm up this spring. I love hiking, biking and kayaking before it gets too hot.

  30. kari
    March 29, 2010 / 7:04 pm

    I like planting a garden of fresh herbs.

  31. Annie
    March 29, 2010 / 7:08 pm

    I am most excited about getting started on the garden in my new house!

    LOVE the wallets 🙂


  32. Coleman
    March 29, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    I am most excited about digging in the dirt and seeing beautiful growth in my garden!!

  33. Megan
    March 29, 2010 / 7:29 pm

    Super cute wallet! I love spring when it finally stops snowing and the bike lanes in the park are clear and we can go for afternoon bike rides.

  34. March 29, 2010 / 7:35 pm

    these are so cute! you’re so good at coordinating fabrics. =) the thing i’m looking forward to with spring is the even nicer weather in la and more chances to get out to the park and beach!

  35. Kim
    March 29, 2010 / 7:40 pm

    I look forward to spring so that I can garden! xoxo

  36. Sylvie
    March 29, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    What I like most about spring is that all the birds are coming back after the long winter, and my garden is showing tiny green sprouts everywhere, full of hope.

  37. March 29, 2010 / 8:05 pm

    I love that spring means open windows and sandals!

  38. Van Tran
    March 29, 2010 / 8:15 pm

    What I’m most excited about spring is the warm weather and the extra sunlight during the day! It fosters more fun outdoor activities.


  39. March 29, 2010 / 8:27 pm

    lovely wallets!

    i love the smell of fresh air 🙂

  40. March 29, 2010 / 8:56 pm

    These are seriously awesome.

    The thing I’m looking forward to most is the sweet scent of flowers. I love when a smell stops me in my tracks and I’m forced to just stand there and breathe for a minute. Such a good reminder about life.

  41. Julia
    March 29, 2010 / 9:05 pm

    My favourite part of spring is all the new growth, and how clean everything is, with the flowering trees and bulbs.

  42. Sarah C
    March 29, 2010 / 9:14 pm

    Asparagus! I am always thrilled that spring is here because it means it is time for asparagus!

  43. March 29, 2010 / 9:19 pm

    I’m mostly excited about spring because I hate closed toed shoes – bring on the flip flops!

  44. March 29, 2010 / 9:26 pm

    I am most excited about seeing my tulips bloom! That truly tells me it’s Spring.

  45. March 29, 2010 / 9:37 pm

    I am most excited about all the beautiful flowers! And the birds!

  46. Emily
    March 29, 2010 / 9:57 pm

    Wearing sandals and fun summer dresses!

  47. Jeanine
    March 29, 2010 / 9:58 pm

    I’m excited to see the green grass in my yard ready for planting and also to listen to the birds sing by my window

  48. March 29, 2010 / 10:25 pm

    Such great wallets! I am most excited about planting herbs and veggies!!

  49. Ashley
    March 29, 2010 / 11:48 pm

    I love getting to wear my summer clothes!!!

  50. March 30, 2010 / 1:18 am

    OMG, I would LOVE to get my hands on these…

    I love all the colors of Spring!! All of the bright vibrant colors that people start to use in their craft or whatever else they desire!!

  51. March 30, 2010 / 3:42 am

    hmm…spring? i’m most excited about the weather + the pretty flowers (oh, and the fact that it means i can wear cute, flowy dresses!!!). 😉

  52. March 30, 2010 / 4:53 am

    I love colorful dresses and the fresh wind!

  53. March 30, 2010 / 5:41 am

    I am most excited about being able to take long walks in the park with my dog and see the flowers blooming.

  54. Grace Wong
    March 30, 2010 / 9:04 am

    I’m excited about being able to see all the pretty flowers blooming!

  55. March 30, 2010 / 9:46 am

    I am excited about flowers!

  56. March 30, 2010 / 9:57 am

    oooh how pretty those are!!! love all the different fabric patterns used~so fun! spring…. i am so excited about spending my afternoons in the warm sun at the park with my lil girl! and of course, seeing lots of colors.

  57. Anita Hoepner
    March 30, 2010 / 11:21 am

    So very cute Sandy! I am most excited about taking my little baby girl outside to play for her very first time! We’ve been stuck inside the house for much too long!

  58. Roanna
    March 30, 2010 / 12:21 pm

    I am excited for BBQ, running outside, and sundresses!

  59. Cynthia
    March 30, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    Most excited for a wallet givaway!!! YEAHHHHH!

  60. Carol
    March 30, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    I am most excited about planting a veggie garden!
    Those purses are lovely! So cute!

  61. Mini
    March 30, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    I’m most excited about doing up our new home (we just bought our first place and will be moving in soon). So this spring’s special for me.

  62. March 30, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    I’m also looking forward to picnics in the park with my husband!

  63. March 30, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    these are fabulous! so creative!
    I am most excited about flip flops, suntan lotion, and walks with my little one! yay for spring!!

  64. March 30, 2010 / 4:20 pm

    oh wow what a fabulous blog!! and such cute wallets.. i’m excited about spring…. outfits!! and being outdoors.. before it gets too hot down here.

    oh and yes all those rodeo photos were taken by me 🙂

  65. Kayla
    March 30, 2010 / 5:28 pm

    Definitely the weather! I’m so ready for shorts, and the nice cool wind along with the blue sky.

  66. aliao
    March 30, 2010 / 6:25 pm

    outdoor seating at restaurants and longer daylight.
    good to see you on the weekend!!!! xoxo

  67. Connie Bryant
    March 30, 2010 / 9:02 pm

    Hi! I am excited to see pretty flowers in bloom and see some butterflies and bunnies. 🙂
    I love the pretty wallets! Awesome job!

  68. March 30, 2010 / 9:18 pm

    I love the cherry blossoms. there is just nothing like pink petals falling everywhere… sigh. and your wallets are just adorable!!!

  69. March 30, 2010 / 9:24 pm

    you’re hilarious! and i’m leaving a comment simply cuz i want a sandy original wallet 🙂 ps. looking forward to picnics by the lake and wearing my summer dresses.

  70. knitmomma
    March 30, 2010 / 9:39 pm

    Seeing the little sprouts come up in my gardens! (both flower and veggie)

    You have a lovely sense of style and color – they are beautiful!

  71. Carolyn
    March 30, 2010 / 9:48 pm

    so cute!! will you be posting the pattern/instructions anytime?

    my favorite thing is being able to ride my bike around the city and running outside without my gloves and fleece headband!

  72. March 30, 2010 / 10:25 pm

    these are sooo cute! i am following your tweets now! woohoo

  73. Anja
    March 31, 2010 / 12:19 am

    I am excited to wear sandals and to enjoy the sunshine!

  74. March 31, 2010 / 12:38 am

    I am excited about all the beautiful spring florals available this time of year as well as fresh beginnings.:)

    I love what you’ve created and would lucky to be picked to win one of your goodies, it would definitely come in handy to store jewelry 🙂

  75. March 31, 2010 / 6:57 am

    I’m excited to spend a glorious day at an amusement park with my wonderful husband for our 1st anniversary this spring!!

  76. Ellen
    March 31, 2010 / 9:09 am

    I’m looking forward to longer days and getting my hands dirty in the garden!

  77. Liza
    March 31, 2010 / 10:43 am

    I am excited to finally put away the snowblower and get my husband busy power-washing the deck!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  78. Lori
    March 31, 2010 / 11:26 am

    Sandy! Those are so cute! I am so excited to be able to run outside and to keep the windows open so the nice breeze comes in!

  79. March 31, 2010 / 4:31 pm

    I’m excited about long walks with my husband and dog. And a little sunshine in my hair 🙂


  80. March 31, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    Sandy, your little wallet creations are adorable.

    I’m excited about sunshine on my shoulders, flip flops and sun dresses!

  81. March 31, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    I love waking up & hearing the birds singing!

  82. March 31, 2010 / 6:43 pm

    I’m excited about going for longer walks with our dogs because the weather will be nicer 🙂

  83. Jolee
    March 31, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    These are great. Thanks! Simply sunshine makes me happy in the spring. In Michigan we get so many cloudy days in the winter. This is grand!

  84. Jenny
    April 1, 2010 / 12:34 am

    I’m excited for hiking and sunshine and flowers!

  85. Candice Orpesa
    April 1, 2010 / 12:46 am

    I can’t wait for the flowers and the wonderful flowers!!!!!!
    looove these wallets!!

  86. April 1, 2010 / 1:10 am

    I am so excited for spring! The weather and seeing all the beautiful flowers and family cookouts!
    Fun giveaway!

  87. Tasha Moore
    April 1, 2010 / 1:23 am

    What do I not love about spring!! Must say its spending the warm days in the grass rollin around with my babies!!

    your wallets are too cuttee!!!

  88. April 1, 2010 / 4:35 am

    Awww what a sweet giveaway.. I especially love it, because it’s handmade!! I love crafty/artsy/creative individuals!

    Well, being that it’s kinda like “spring/summer” year round here in Hawaii, it’s hard to answer what I’m most excited by… but if I had to answer, it would be all the fun and floral-ey, colorful clothing that is hitting the stores. 🙂

    xx Love & Aloha

  89. April 1, 2010 / 9:28 am

    Picnics, walks, lots of play time outside. And flowers!

  90. Leizel
    April 1, 2010 / 11:52 am

    I’m excited to enjoy family time in the sunshine with our new bundle of joy–and now that being a new mom has me only carrying a diaper bag instead of a personal purse around these days, this wallet is perfect for holding my basic necessities!

    Great work!

  91. April 1, 2010 / 12:24 pm

    adorable wallets! I love sitting out on the patio & terrace dining.

  92. April 1, 2010 / 1:19 pm

    First, I have to say, those are seriously CUTE wallets! Lve that you made them too! you should consider selling them on etsy. they’d be a hit 🙂

    Spring. well of course i love the usual baby animals, flower, leafs, etc but i like spring because it seems to bring new changes into our family each year. like this spring, my hubby graduates school, has a job lined up, and we’re moving. all good changes!

    thanks for the chance!

  93. April 1, 2010 / 1:47 pm

    these are too cute! nice job.

  94. Roxanna
    April 1, 2010 / 2:47 pm

    These are awesome! My favorite thing about spring is the Cherry Blossom Festival! They’re always pretty. The only bad thing about cherry blossoms in DC is that most of them are located on Ohio and Buckeye Dr. Boo!!

  95. April 1, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    I’d love to win one of these. I love spring and look forward to the sight of cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in washington dc and the warm weather so we can enjoy strolls around town.

    April 1, 2010 / 4:45 pm

    Most of all, seeing all my daffodils blooming.

  97. Rosie Stoner
    April 1, 2010 / 11:39 pm

    these are just adorable!!!! would go with anything!!! hope to win