Thursday, February 25, 2010
Non-Duct-Tape DIY Wallets: LB Accessories
Another seller I've bought from is LB Accessories. I have a thing for checkbook wallets, and was curious to see if anyone handmade them (aside from the duct tape ones, or the ones made of cardstock then laminated or something). Lo and behold, my searches paid off!
My eye was immediately caught by a wallet that looked sturdy, would remain closed, and had a nice embroidered design in colors that I love. And then it was caught by another. And another.
Luckily for me, they were all from the same seller. Not only does this talented lady embroider plain fabrics for her wallets, she also uses pretty prints! (See the pink/black one above--that's currently my favorite non-embroidered one. And I'm trying to talk myself out of buying it. Curses!)
She even uses a magnetic clasp to keep the wallets closed, AND the interior is even more impressive than the exterior. There are a fair number of card holders PLUS an ID slot, not to mention a zippered slot for coins and whatnot. Everything's interfaced so it shouldn't flop around (except where it's supposed to).
I actually bought this one as a belated birthday/Christmas present for a friend last year, and so I've yet to see one of these wallets in person, but they look so professional, I had to give it a shot! I just love the vibrant linings she uses, too. I was a huge fan of the one I bought as a gift, and this embroidered teal/purple/gray with navy blue design.
Have I mentioned that she also makes small messenger/cross-body bags? I mean, I wish the (messenger) bags that I make looked this good.
Patty (the gal behind the operation) is a super sweetheart and is another one of those sellers who really cares about customer service and satisfaction. She promptly answers any questions you might have, and does her best to accommodate your needs. (It was easy for me, since all I needed was a lack of invoice.) One of these days, there WILL be an LB wallet in my hands. Mmhm.
(No list of highlights in this one--they're all in the body of the text!)