I often like to make a bunch of one item at once and work like an assembly line. I usually will make 5-7 of one item at a time. With a big storm bearing down on us last week, I decided to make 25 wallets knowing we would be stuck inside for a while. These wallets are really popular for Mother’s Day and end-of-year teacher gifts. I got a jump on the spring season during the blizzard – between bouts of shoveling, of course.

Making the wallets involves a lot of straight stitch sewing which means a perfect time to use my vintage Singer Featherweight. Machines work best when used! Too bad my snow clearing machine was me plus shovel.ImageImageImageImage