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Apr022013

His and Hers microMod sew along! 

Welcome to the first stop on the His and Hers microMod sew along! We are so excited to share a month of amazing tutorials and projects, some just for him, some just for her, a few that can be customized for both, and even a few things for boys and girls! Some of our favorite seamsters and quilters will be playing along and we hope you will too! MicroMod is Rob's first collection for Cloud9 fabrics and it is available now. You can view the entire collection at Cloud9.


You can sew along by tagging your projects on Instagram with #microMod , posting on the Green Bee Patterns Facebook page, or adding to the microMod flickr group. You can keep up with the stops on the sew along by checking back here, or on the Cloud9 Facebook page!

There will be prizes at each stop, and when we land back here at the end of the month you can enter to win an amazing grand prize: A fat quarter stack of microMod by Rob Bancroft from Cloud9 fabrics, the entire Green Bee Patterns collection, a microMod sewing bag, and a Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine! (Open to contiguous US residents only.)

April 2 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee

April 3 - Kelly at Kelbysews

April 5 - Amanda at the Craft Junky

April 6 - Rachael at Imagine Gnats

April 8 - Heather at alamode

April 10 - Holly at Bijou lovely

April 13 - Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee  

April 17 - Faith at Fresh Lemons

April 18 - Katie at Swim Bike Quilt

April 19 - Deborah at Whipstitch

April 20 - Jacey at Jaceycraft

April 22 - Krista at Krista Withers Quilting

April 24 - Jenny at the Southern Institute

April 25 - Amy from sukie don't ya know
April 26 - Jen from Betty Crocker Ass

April 27 - Sara from Sew Sweetness

April 29 - Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey

April 30 - Amber from One Shabby Chick

May 1 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee GRAND PRIZE

And now on to the sewing!

The first project on the microMod sew along blog hop is a simple wallet, sewn up for both ladies and gents.
We used fat quarters of microMod; Seaweed in purple and Tick Tock in Teal for hers, and Library in black and Night Vision in teal for his, and both used a grey solid to coordinate - Robert Kaufman Kona in Iron.
Download the pattern templates here. Instructions are included in the pdf, but you can follow along here as well.
Cut your required pieces for each wallet - two main pieces, two pocket pieces from fabrics & two main and two pocket INTERFACING from interfacing. I like Pellon Decor Bond 809.
Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the corresponding pieces. Press the pocket pieces in half at the edge of the interfacing. Pin the pocket pieces in place with the folded edges towards the center of the main wallet fabric section.

Pin the main wallet piece to the wallet/wallet pocket piece right sides together. Mark the section to leave free of stitching on the wrong side, follow the lines maked on the pattern piece (next to one set of side notches).
Sew the wallet around the outside edge, using a 3/8" seam allowance, leave the space between the marks free of stitching. Pivot at the corners. Clip the excess seam allowance at the corners.
Turn the wallet right side out...don't worry! You CAN turn it, just pull slowly :) you won't break it! You can carefully use a chopstitck or turning tool to fully get those corners turned out.

Press the wallet flat, be sure the seam allowances at the opening are turned to the inside/wrong side of the wallet and topstitch around the outside edges a scant 1/8" from the finished edge.

Fold the wallet pocket sides together and press a nice crease.
The wallet is ready to use, one for him and one for her! This slim wallet is the perfect size for your essentials.

Stay tuned for the next microMod project from Kelly tomorrow at Kelbysews

 

xoxoxo

Alexia & Rob

 

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Reader Comments (17)

Great project! I absolutely love the Library print in Black - I wish I could afford a whole bolt of that one. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and organizing the blog hop!

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Greene

Those are so cute! Looking forward to following along with this series!

Ooh I was just asked to make a wallet for my partner too, thank you so much for the tutorial!

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAli M

Great project! Love the fabric and must have some! Thanks so much for sharing.

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjanet

Thank you for this tutorial! I'm looking forward to this hop!

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkimberlee

Great!! Is the perfect pattern to get all yor credit cards save and it's cute too :)

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterELENA

getting the hubbs to use a new wallet, rather than his battered, beat-up poj wallet he's using now might be akin to pulling teeth ... LOL ... making one with these *manly* fabrics might just do the trick ... i'm going to try .... thanks for the opportunity ....... darlene

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdarlene

What is the prize for this particular entry? i don't see a post of it anywhere. I love the wallet option! I'd love to whip up some of these in time for Father's Day!

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFawn B.

What cute wallets! You did a great job babscorbitt@gmail.com

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbarbara

Thank you for the tutorial!

April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarrie Smith

wow these fabrics are so fab!! love this sew along: cute wallet!:)

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersophie

Great idea and love the fabric choice for the wallets. Love to make them for my men for father's day.
The pattern comes up damaged and not able to download.
Thanks for sharing you project with us. Judith, Texas

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudith Reynolds

I really like this fabric line. Great tutorial, too!

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

very cute wallet!

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

Wallets are so cute. This fabric is awesome.

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRamona

I like this simple wallet... would be good for business cards too.

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie O

Wallets are so cute, great idea!!!!

September 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole MOntgrain

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