I bought this Sacôtin pattern, Complice, during the 10th Anniversary sale. My daughter asked for a larger wallet so I happily complied.
She wanted a wallet that would pair with her new school bag. A perfect way to deal with the scraps!
The Complice wallet pattern
Each of Vero’s patterns is full of techniques. This time, I learnt about sewing gussets.
This wallet has numerous card slots, pockets (either zippered or not), checkbook space, etc.
Many pieces to cut, trust me!
You can even add some rings at the sides to transform it into a nice night-out bag.
Faux leather Complice
Some options are available for the front so I did F1-F2-F1 with 2 of the faux leathers I had.
You have a preview of some of the fabrics I used for her new school bag!
I fused Vliseline G700 on the lining. This fusible interfacing was perfect to add some body to the poplin.
I pondered whether adding some Bouncyfirm 160 to the faux leathers, but I feared making the wallet too firm. I should have: these faux leathers are rather soft.
The last topstitching line was by far the trickiest, even with my Janome 6700P.
Before topstitching, I pressed my whole wallet under heavy dictionaries for 24 hours!
I used the narrow Accufeed foot, with the needle on the far left to avoid the many layers of the gusset.
Here are all the feet and plates I used for my Janome 6700P:
- HP foot and plate for sewing the faux leathers
- Wide accufeed foot for topstitching
- Narrow accufeed foot for the final topstitching.