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Wrangling Wallets

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Wrangling Wallets

For some reason, which now escapes me, I decided to work up a pattern for a wallet. Since I don't particularly care for wallets without some form of closure, I designed it as a snap wallet. I added a small snap pocket inside for good measure. Voici mon prototype numéro 1: I clearly needed to get a different interfacing, and while I thought I had left enough room on the bottom for the snap, I didn't. Putting in a snap piece in the bottom would make the bottom card slot unusable, at least for cards. Thus, I went out and...

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Building a Better Book Weight

New Product Sewing

Building a Better Book Weight

Now that I am back in the US and have survived the holidays, I am working on book weights again. You may have noticed that this new batch of book weights is a bit different than the original ones. I have switched from glass weights to steel weights. While steel is more expensive, there are numerous advantages to this: The weights are now slimmer and more streamlined, while weighing the same as the old ones. The weights can now be shipped in bubble mailers, rather than boxes, which will save customers money on shipping. This is particularly important, given the...

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