at last! some sewing that is purely for my etsy shop! i've been thinking about making a large version of the travel jewelry wallet for a while now, and i was really happy to find myself on saturday with a couple hours to spare for this little project.
the original jewelry wallet is about 4 inches by 3 inches with pockets that measure 3 inches by 2 1/2 inches. this is great for earrings and more delicate necklaces, but i've been wanting something for my chunkier pieces. the large wallet is about 6 inches by 5 inches with pockets 5 inches by 4 inches. the pockets of the travel wallet used to be the bane of my existence. they took so long that if i really charged my hourly rate for the production (plus materials, etc.) the price tag would be ridiculous. so with the large wallet, i set out to streamline the process.
the new pockets consist of one large piece of fabric folded and sewn in an origami-like way so that they are vitrtualy seamless. this shaved off at least an hour from the construction time. i haven't tried this technique on the little pockets, but i'm hoping it works for them as well.