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Campbell’s Necessary Clutch Wallet

Campbell's Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

Have I warned you that once you start making NCWs, you just can’t stop? Well my mother in law’s birthday is in May, the same month as Mother’s Day. We had her over for dinner at her request for her Mother’s Day present and she did that thing that mom’s sometimes do and told us not to get her anything for her birthday. Well, I already had this NCW fabric ordered and in the plans, so we did that thing that kids sometimes do and said, “Sure mom!”

Campbell's Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

She likes to collect Campbell’s Soup paraphernalia and she is married to a Campbell so I thought this fabric would be fun. I actually made this before the Tula Pink NCW, it was my first attempt in lining up a print to match on the body and the flap. I am happy with the results!  Campbell's Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

Because it is a directional print, I also pieced the body so the back would show the print right side up. Inside, I added an I.D. window, but otherwise followed the pattern. Campbell's Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

I also fussy cut the inside flap to feature another label from the fabric panel. Each time I make the NCW, I play a little with the interfacing in the flap. This time around I interfaced each piece with Pellon SF-101, then I put the decorative piece of Peltex inside the flap instead of wrapping it in fabric and stitching it to the top. Then I Stitched close to it to give some dimension. I think my favorite combination will be Pellon 808 and decorative piece of Peltex inside. I have a few orders already so we’ll see if I stick with it or not! Campbell's Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

I did not know it, but mom said she was in need of a wallet! So I hope she’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come. Campbell's Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

I just love how fun these wallets are to put together and how practical they are! If you haven’t made one yet, head on over to Emmaline Bags to grab your pattern and hardware (she has the best hardware, in my opinion).

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Tula Pink NCW

Tula Pink Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

You might have seen me share this Tula Pink Necessary Clutch Wallet on instagram but I thought I would share it here in a little more detail! Last month I went to my local Modern Quilt Guild Friendship Group. When ever I go I’m almost NEVER working on something quilty – this time I was working on the Simply Sweats and Shorts pattern test – so when share time comes around, I rarely have something to share. I remembered I hadn’t shown off my personal NCW yet so I thought this time I’d share that.

Afterwards, my friend Darla approached me about making one for her daughter, who was visiting and set to leave town in two weeks. Darla had been holding on to this Tula Pink print for years, but couldn’t bear to cut into it. I only recently became aware of Tula Pink, and though it’s not always my personal style, I knew how much it meant to Darla so I took it and cut…very carefully! Tula Pink Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

I think I’ve said it before, but if you’re thinking of making a NCW and you’re not a member of the NCW Addicts group on Facebook, I would definitely recommend joining. They have a list of files in the group with pattern hacks/additions, tips & tricks for various parts of the construction, and tutorials on how to line up prints for the best placement.
Tula Pink Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

I made this one exactly like I made my personal NCW – double zipper, ID Pocket adn outside zipper. Then I added the zipper tabs, which I love. It really cuts back the bulk and provides a professional finish. Each one I make I play with the interfacing combinations. This time I put the peltex for the trim inside the flap instead of adding the trim on the exterior. Then I used my Clover Hera Marker to go around the peltext so I could see where to stitch and used my zipper foot to stitch right up next to it. (I love that tool, by the way – helps with smoothing out the wallet after it’s turned, marking with no ink, etc.) This is a great flap finish option when you want to maximize the view of the flap fabric.
Tula Pink Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

The Necessary Clutch Wallet Pattern can be found at Emmaline Bags in paper or PDF and I highly recommend her purse locks too (I use the small one for the NCW). They have two little screws in the back instead of the prongs so it feels more secure. Shipping from Canada to the U.S. is not bad at all.
Tula Pink Necessary Clutch Wallet | MadeByJaime

 

The NCW makes a great gift and they’re quite addicting! I hope to get ahead some day and make a few to offer in my Etsy shop – stay tuned!

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The Necessary Clutch Wallet

Necessary Clutch Wallet | JaimeSews

Hey Friends! It’s Monday again and I can’t wait to show you one of my favorite projects of recent!

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There are a few patterns that are blowing up my instagram feed & showing up in my facebook groups and the Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags is one of them. I decided to make one up for my sister for Christmas. Now, my sister is 4 1/2 years younger than me and so I tried to find a fun & fashionable fabric combination to match her young, hip self. 😉 Necessary Clutch Wallet | JaimeSews

The Necessary Clutch wallet in it’s original instructions walk you through this lovely turn lock application, which you can purchase from their website here. You could use a magnet or a tongue lock, but I just absolutely adore the professionalism added by the turn lock. The locks from Emmaline Bags are unique in that they are attached with tiny screws so it’s worth ordering from her in Canada. The shipping is so reasonable and very quick!
Necessary Clutch Wallet | JaimeSews

The glory of the Necessary Clutch Wallet is the inside. There are two sets of 6 card slots, a zipper pocket and an additional divider in the center. Not to mention, behind each credit card slot section is an open pocket for your check book or cash or fabric store coupons. There are instructions for adding a D-ring and wristlet strap for times when you want everything from your wallet but don’t want to schlep around your whole purse. I love that it’s removable so you can use it or not.
Necessary Clutch Wallet | JaimeSews

After making one for my sister, I just had to make one for myself. I previously carried two wallets, one for my personal finances and another for my business finances so the idea that they could co-exist in one glorious wallet was exciting. I chose to cut into my Cotton+Steel for this one and I used the nickel turn lock.

Necessary Clutch Wallet | JaimeSews

After making my first wallet, I joined the NCW Addicts facebook group. This is a great group to join for support and to share your creations, but they’ve also compiled several add-on tutorials in the files for adding things like a double zipper pocket, a back zipper, a photo ID slot and much  more! I chose a few of those additions when making mine.
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I’ve been using this wallet for a few weeks now and I have to say it is as great as I hoped. My business cards fit all on one side and my personal cards on the other. I can carry both check books behind the cards, save receipts and loyalty cards and it doesn’t feel cluttered or overwhelming. It is very versatile and exactly fits my needs. The Necessary Clutch Wallet pattern comes as a paper pattern or a PDF, and you can get your purse locks and interfacing kits all at the same place. My sister in law has already given me fabric for me to make her one – I see many more NCWs in my future.