hand stitched

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I’ve been working on some hand stitched leather items, and have just added the first small wallet – the pocket wallet – to the shop. This is a slim wallet for carrying a few cards and some cash.

I really enjoy the process of this work. It’s a nice change from my usual high production mode – no machines, just my own two hands. This kind of work takes time. It is slow and methodical. From start to finish there are many processes, and the finished result has a satisfying richness – all that work packed into a small and beautiful object, which should last a lifetime.


The top photo is somewhat unrelated, though it does represent a starting point. This pocket wallet was inspired by my own simple needs. I like to travel pretty light, and what is shown at the top is the contents of my purse on most any given day. The wallet there is one I made for myself a few weeks ago (machine stitched). And for curious minds, although it’s mostly self explanatory I guess; pictured is my wallet, a hair clip, desert essence shea butter lip rescue, a tiny bottle of dr. bronner’s (so I don’t have to use the perfumed chemical soaps in public bathrooms), a pile of change; and my house, car and shed key on a key fob I made. One of these days I will have my own hand stitched wallet (and a change purse!).

9 Responses

  1. Amber

    Love the pocket wallet Abby! simple &
    beautiful. Would be perfect inside a wristlet šŸ˜‰ can you imagine my wrislet even gets disorganized! Ha. I love the soap idea too. I have Dr. Bronner’s lavender hand sanitizer in my purse.

  2. Taryn Kae Wilson

    Hello Abby!
    I LOVE the pocket wallet. I like to travel light too.
    One of my big pet peeves is the gross soaps for washing hands in public recipes too, the smell last forever- ick. The other day I wondered about bringing my own. Now you’ve inspired me to pack a small dr.bronner’s along in my purse. Thank you!! šŸ™‚

    Love, Taryn

  3. len

    Hi Abby, I’m wondering about your purse in the picture – is that something you’ve made or purchased somewhere? And if you made it, do you plan on making more!? šŸ™‚ Thank you.

    • abby

      Hi, the purse in the picture is actually a little vintage satchel – not something I made. Thank you for asking though šŸ™‚

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