首先是钱包。我第一次尝试为妈妈做一个钱包不太顺利。However, I thought I could see how to fix what had gone awry, so I took a seam ripper to the failed attempt and rescued the zipped pockets, card pockets and magnetic snaps (important because I didn’t have any more suitable zips and no time to get replacements!). The first thing I did was to trim down the card pockets so that the total depth was much less, making the purse a bit more elegant. I also took about 1/4” off each side (after checking the width with a card), since I wasn’t planning to turn through and therefore didn’t need to allow for the seam bulk.
我做的下一件事是不是真的打算的话，那只是一种......发生了！I had a whole bunch of 1-1/2” squares in yellow, cream and purple left over from a couple of different projects and I had my postage stamp template out because I’d just been using it for something else, so I started to arrange the squares on it with the purple in one corner, the yellow in the opposite corner and the cream between:
它必须已经注定要工作，因为我只需要切两个额外的方格使一个完整的10×10的布局！Once I’d made the postage stamp patch, it told me it wanted to become a cushion, so I rootled out some more of the cream fabric from the scrap box, added borders to bring it up to a sensible size (16” square), and quilted it with simple diagonal lines. To add a bit of a twist, the quilting is partly yellow and partly purple, to match the respective corners:
Mum seemed pleased with her presents, so that was a relief! It is quite a challenge crafting for someone you share a house with and who doesn’t really understand the concept of privacy…