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January 12, 2009

Tutorial: make a gadget wallet

Gadget (n):

1. Small mechanical or electronic device useful for a particular job. Often thought of as a novelty.

2. Small appliance costing an arm and a leg. Easily scratched or dented. Guaranteed to to be the subject of bitter recriminations. Always sold without a protective case.

Remain blameless. Keep the novelty alive. Avoid trashing a gadget.

Make your own protective wallet. A tutorial and pattern for this short project are available here (available both online and as a PDF for download).


  1. Great tutorial Liesl. Very easy to follow and the photos are nice and clear too. Thanks!

  2. Wow-very nice tutorial! Great directions and pictures. Fun project, I'll be linking.

  3. I only have a teeny tiny shuffle, so no real need for something to protect it in, since it fits in the pocket of my purse. But have decided I need a gadget protector. I'll make up a reason later. :p

  4. Perfect! This is exactly what I've been looking for! Thanks heaps Liesl!!

  5. Hello there,
    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog posts. You sound like a distant relative! Your crafts are all very sweet. If I can reach the sewing machine today, I plan to make a few of the zippered wrist wallets for my youngest daughter and grandkids. This may necessitate a trip to the fabric store, YAY!, I mean, sigh (with martyred expression for husband).

  6. Thanks HB. I've been waiting to try something with a plastic covering. I can't believe you are new to sewing.

  7. I have been thinking about making a bag for all my chargers, this might be good

  8. Thanks for providing such a great article, it was excellent and very informative.
    as a first time visitor to your blog I am very impressed.
    thank you :)


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