Something I've been intending to make for months and months now is a wallet, which I've finally completed.
First let me give a shout out to Bijou, who made my old wallet. It was a very sturdy wallet for $9, and I've used it for 8 years. They seem to not make that model anymore, so I tried to copy it.
As you can see below, the wallet turned out larger than I meant it. I still don't really know how this happened. I don't like using binding, especially on something so small. I don't think it looks good, and it's a pain to make and work with. I prefer to topstitch to flatten the seams all around. I don't know what that technique is called. The problem with this is that I always leave either too much seam allowance or too little. Maybe one day I'll get it right.
See? Bigger than I meant it to be, but untimatly, I think I like it. It's easier to see my cards this way.
I wish it was flatter or more even or something, but I wouldn't know how to solve that problem.
I called this "Fat Quarter Wallet," because I searched for a pattern using those words and didn't come up with anything useful. I actually used well less than a fat quarter.