Saturday, December 5, 2015

Brandt's Boulevard by Chris W Designs

Brandt's Boulevard wallets I made during the pattern testing

This blog features the second pattern in the new Easy Street line by Chris W Designs -- Brandt's Boulevard. It is a full-featured wallet that is quick and easy to sew (in fact I made three during the testing process). It makes a fine gift or a fast project to sell. 

It is a nice slim design that still has 4 card slots, an ID pocket, three slip pockets (one large enough for an iPhone 6 Plus), and a zippered coin pocket. It secures with a nice tongue lock and can be made with a removable wrist strap or a cross-body strap or with no strap. It is approximately 7.25" wide x 4.25" high and 7/8" deep when finished. 

This wallet requires just a bit of fabric. I even used fat quarters for the first one. All the fabrics used were quilting cotton weight from my vintage stash. The directions (as with all of Chris W Designs patterns) are clear, well illustrated and easy to follow (even during the testing phase). This line (as I mentioned in the Abby's Alley blog) is simpler and has fewer pages of instructions to print, usually 20 pages or less, that are still full of step-by-step illustrations.

       The above three photos show the front exteriors of the wallets I made.
    Interior of  first wallet

    Interior of second wallet

    Interior of third wallet

    Interior of third wallet showing inserted items to make features more visible
    I had a lot of fun making these wallets and plan to make more. One can easily be made over a weekend, even with lots of interruptions. The card pockets and ID pocket are done in a manner that was new to me (more of Christine Welsh's wonderfully unique and practical fabric engineering). Get your own pattern here -- 
     Brandt's Boulevard.

    Until next time, may you sew with joy, stay healthy and be filled with God's awesome blessings!


    1. thanks Judith, and they all look stunning

      1. Thank you.They are a lot of fun to make.

    2. They look great. I'm sure you'll make some more LOLL

      1. Thanks, Maria! I definitely will be making more.

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