Monday, September 27, 2010

Retro Chic Wallet

 Retro Chic
Lyme Project

I'm still on my road trip but I did manage to whip up one funky little item while we were at my parents house in Redding, CA. Today we are off again so there won't be any more chances to sew until the weekend when I think I will have to go stitch crazy!!!

I used my mom's vintage sewing machine to make this wallet. She owns the oldest sewing machine I have ever personally seen. Mom got her 1964 Viking when she was 16 years old. The think looks and runs like a tank. I admit I miss the smooth running Bernina I have at home, but it was fun to whip up this vintage inspired wallet on true vintage machine. 

Wallet Details-
This wallet has a lot of special details that I haven't tried before. My mother in law bought me a beautiful lilac vintage inspired top with whimsical silk flowers embellishing the neckline. I loved the flowers and decided I was going to learn to make them. I also added some beaded details to liven up the design. 

I also recently found some great new snaps. They have an awareness ribbon engraved into them. Perfect for items that are part of my Lyme Project. Who says we can't have Lyme, be funky, and spread awareness all at the same time!

The interior of the wallet has eight credit card pockets and two deep pockets for bills/checks/receipts. An awareness ribbon snap closure keeps your valuables safe and secure inside. 

The Retro Chic wallet is the latest installment to my Lyme disease awareness project.  50% of the proceeds from this sale will be divided between Lymenaide and the Turn the Corner Foundation.

To make a purchase contact me at: or send me a tweet @upcycledbyash
Payments are via PayPal, Credit Card or Personal Check 
additional charge for international shipping

Flower and Bead Details


  1. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Oh my god... I'm in awe. You are so talented!

  2. I'm soooo glad I bought this! I seriously have used it everyday since the day I recieved it! best wallet ever!


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