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Quickie Giveaway: Homemade Wallets!

Handmade Wallet Giveaway

Deep cleaning always uncovers fun things, memories from the past you had forgotten about because they had been buried under 10 tons of other crap.

Now that book #2 is out of our hands, we actually have had time to tackle some long overdue projects around the house. Like cleaning out “The Garage” (aka the upstairs closet that is pretty much our main junk-storage area).

It wasn’t pretty, believe me.

But we finally got around to it. Despite the hard work and the fact that you always make a bigger mess than you started with, it feels so good to purge all that useless stuff.

In the process, I stumbled across some vintage Lindsay Designs products. Lindsay Designs being the name of my college-era business that eventually morphed into Pattern & Paw (which, coincidentally, we’re shutting down this week. If you have pets that wear collars take advantage of our final sale!) But back when it was Lindsay Designs I made much more than pet collars, including ribbon belts, purses, and wallets.

Turns out people aren’t willing to spend all that much money on a handmade wallet, and as cute as they are they were just too labor intensive to be worthwhile. These 5 wallets are all I have left, and I just couldn’t bare to send them off to Goodwill with the rest of our junk. And unless you’re swimming in cash, having 5 wallets seemed pretty unnecessary.

I thought, why not change things up a bit and do a just-for-fun giveaway. I’m sure some of you would enjoy these!

Handmade Wallet Giveaway

They are the perfect size to hold bills or a checkbook, and have a few nifty pockets for cards and even an elastic loop for a pen. They’re fancy like that. I have 5 wallets, each a different design. I’m totally wishing I had more of that ice cream fabric right now. Too darn cute.

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

Because this is so much more fun than Goodwill.

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254 Comments

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  1. 1
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I need a new wallet! :)
    #1:Blue Stripe #2:Origami Flowers #3:Ice Cream

  2. 2
    Carly Mae
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    oo! so cute!

    1. oragami flowers
    2. dandelion
    3. blue stripe

  3. 3
    Carolyn Jenkin
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    #1 Ice Cream
    #2 Blue Stripe
    #3 Pastel Stripe

  4. 4
    Karen McMaster
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    They are all so lovely and super nice of you to do a giveaway…Id love to have any one of them..its hard to put them in any order so here goes.
    1. origami flowers
    2. ice cream
    3. dandelion

    thanks for the chance to win :o)

  5. 5
    Linda Forish
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Lindsey,

    They’re cute! Love #5 .. the ice cream one … my other two favorites would be #2 the orange one and #1 the pink stipe one.

    Thanks

  6. 6
    Krista
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    these are ADORABLE! you’re amazing :)

    #1 – Origami Flowers
    #2 – Dandelion
    #3 – Ice Cream

  7. 7
    Abby
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    SO cute! I’d love that…

    My choices are
    1.Dandelion
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Origami Flower

  8. 8
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Those are adorable! I will also be helping you out with some Pattern and Paw stuff this week I think!
    My picks:
    1: Origami Flowers – I LOVE that fabric
    2: Ice Cream – Because I always need a little sweet to cover the pain of spending money!
    3: the blue stripey one – because, pretty!

  9. 9
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    #1: Blue Stripe!
    #2: Ice Cream
    #3: Pastel Stripe.

    :)

  10. 10
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Yay! a giveaway!

    1. Origami Flowers (LOVE! <3)
    2. Pastel stripes
    3. Blue stripes

  11. 11
    Joneen Noyle
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    1: Dandelion
    2. Blue stripes
    3. Pastel stripes

  12. 12
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    You are so stinking creative! I go with #1 ice cream, #2 blue stripe, #3 orange flowers

  13. 13
    kelli
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    #1. dandelion
    #2. ice cream
    #3. blue stripes

    super cute.

  14. 14
    Jess :)
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    1. oragami flowers (so cute!)
    2. dandelion
    3. Pastel Stripes

  15. 15
    laurel
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    1. dandelion
    2. origami flowers
    3. ice cream

  16. 16
    Kel
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    1. Origami
    2. Pastel
    3. Blue stripe

  17. 17
    Kristen Hadley
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    1) Blue Stripe
    2) Pastel Stripe
    3) Origami Flower

  18. 18
    amy
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    So cute.

    1. Dandelion
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Blue Stripe

  19. 19
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    BTW, I told my friends about your going out of business sale for the pet collars.

  20. 20
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    ice cream
    pastel stripes
    blue stripes

  21. 21
    janice
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    So cute! My 9 year old daughter would love one of these. I know her first choice would be ice cream, then stripes then polka dots.

  22. 22
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    1. Pastel Stripe
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Ice Cream

  23. 23
    Jessica Cunningham
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Oh, fun! #1Origami Flowers, #2 Blue Stripe or #3 Dandelion. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  24. 24
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Those are adorable! I’d love to have one! I think they’re all super cute and I’d be happy with any of them, but my faves are #1- Ice cream, #2 Blue stripe, #3 pastel stripe

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    Foram
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    You have such an awesome blog Lindsey! Major food and design props! :)
    My top choices would be 1. Pastel Stripes 2. Dandelions 3. Blue Stripe!

  26. 26
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    goodness, you’re talented!

    #1 ice cream
    #2 dandelion
    #3 origami flowers

  27. 27
    Shannon W.
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    What a brilliant idea!

    1)Dandelion
    2)Origami Flowers
    3)Ice Cream

  28. 28
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Pastel Stripe
    3. Dandelion

    These are adorable!!

  29. 29
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    origami flowers, blue stripe, dandelion

  30. 30
    Katie
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    So cute — I hope I win! :)

    #1 Blue Stripe
    #2 Oragami Flowers
    #3 Ice Cream

  31. 31
    Leah
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    My choices are Blue Stripe, Dandelion, Origami Flowers Origami Flowers

    Thank you.

  32. 32
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Dandelions

    All of them are so adorable though!

  33. 33
    Ashleigh
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    How fun!
    1. Dandelion
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Origami Flowers

  34. 34
    MaryB
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I think they are all cute! I like the blue stripe, dandelion and pastel stripe. What fun!

  35. 35
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Ooh, I love these! Perfect for holding coupons, too. And I need that! My choices are:
    1. oragami flowers
    2. dandelion
    3. pastel stripe

    Looking at the other entries, seems that origami flowers print is popular. :)

  36. 36
    Terri
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Dandelion
    Ice Cream
    Origami Flower

  37. 37
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    #1 Dandelion
    #2 Pastel Stripe
    #3 Ice Cream

    So cute!

  38. 38
    Lynn
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    #1 Origami Flowers
    #2 Blue Stripe
    #3 Pastel Stripe

    They are all adorable!

  39. 39
    Jess
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    #1 Origami Flowers, #2 Blue Stripe, #3 Ice Cream

  40. 40
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    #3:Blue Stripe
    #2:Origami Flowers
    #1:Ice Cream

  41. 41
    Lysa
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Love these!
    1. Origami flowers
    2. Dandelion
    3. Ice cream

  42. 42
    Danielle
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    These are so cool!
    1. Pastel Stripe
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Dandelion

  43. 43
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    These are super cute!
    #1: Blue Stripe
    #2: Ice Cream
    #3: Pastel Stripe

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    Anne
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Those are all soo cute!

    1. Blue Stripe
    2. Pastel Stripe
    3. Ice Cream

  45. 45
    Erin H
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    1. Blue Stripe
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Dandelion

    Super cute!

  46. 46
    Cori
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    You are talented! Thanks for the opportunity
    1. Pastel Stripe
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Origami Flowers

  47. 47
    Lynsey
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Adorable! They are all super cute but these are my picks:

    1. Pastel Stripe
    2. Ice Cream
    3. Dandelion

    :)

  48. 48
    Kathryn
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Ice Cream
    Dandelion
    but they are all adorable and what a lot of work

  49. 49
    Danielle
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    How cute!
    1) Pastel Stripes
    2) Origami Flowers
    3)Blue stripes

  50. 50
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I like pink stripe, origami flowers, dandelion. But any of them would be a treat to own!

  51. 51
    Stephanie
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    1. Dandelion
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Pastel Stripes

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. 52
    janis m
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Lindsay!
    What a fun giveaway and how cool to find out that you used to make wallets! They are all so cute!

    Anyway, here are my top 3 picks:
    #1 ice cream (of course!)
    #2 pastel stripes
    #3 origami flowers

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! :-)

  53. 53
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I’d love a new wallet, and these are super cute!

    1 – Dandelion
    2 – Origami Flowers
    3 – Pink Stripe

    Not that I’d say no to any of them! :)

  54. 54
    Jen Burns
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Just love these!
    1. Pastel Stripe
    2. Origami
    3. Blue Stripe

  55. 55
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I have to try to get a wallet to match my Lindsey Design bag! :)
    #1 Origami Flowers, #2 ice cream #3 Blue Stripe

  56. 56
    Meghan A.
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    So Cute! It’s hard to choose!

    My favorites:

    1) Origami Flowers
    2) Dandelions
    3) Blue Stripes

  57. 57
    Faygie
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    #1 – Dandelion
    #2 – Origami Flowers
    #3 – Pastel Stripe.

    These are adorable!

  58. 58
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Wow, a free giveaway, and you’re getting some deep cleaning done! I’d say that’s a win-win!!!
    I love them all but my favorites are
    1. Origami flowers
    2. Ice cream
    3. blue stripes!

  59. 59
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Cuteness!!!

    1. Origami Flowers
    2. Dandelion
    3. Blue Stripe

  60. 60
    Laura
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    You are so crafty!

    1. Dandelion
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Origami Flowers

  61. 61
    Erin
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    1. blue stripe
    2. dandelion
    3. ice cream

    you’re fabulous!

  62. 62
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I like them all! :)

  63. 63
    Kirsty
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    #1 Dandelion
    #2 Origami Flowers
    #3 Blue Stripe

    So generous + fun of you! They look so cute!
    Kx

  64. 64
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Pastel Stripe, Dandelion, Blue Stripe are my faves but would be happy with any of them! Great giveaway!

  65. 65
    Sam
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Lovely! What an awesome find!
    1) Dandelions 2) Origami Flowers 3) Ice Cream

  66. 66
    Danielle Giglia
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    1. Ice cream
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Dandelion

  67. 67
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    If Etsy was as big then as it is now, these would’ve been a hit! They’re so cute!

    1. Blue flowers
    2. Orange flowers
    3. Blue stripes and dots

  68. 68
    Mb
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    dandelion!

  69. 69
    Mb
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    oops! 1. dandelion 2. blue dots 3. flowers

  70. 70
    Janice
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Pastel Stripe

  71. 71
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    These are so cute!

    #1, Ice Cream
    #2, Blue Stripe
    #3, Pastel Stripe

  72. 72
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    These are too cute!

    #1 Origami Flowers
    #2 Blue Stripe
    #3 Dandelion

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    Amy H
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I lobe the ice cream wallet!

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    Brenda Foster
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Wow you are so talented, they look beautiful.

    I love the origami flowers the best, but they all look lovely.

  75. 75
    Lisa
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    1.Dandelion
    2.Origami Flowers
    3.Blue Stripe
    Very cute and practical to boot!

  76. 76
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    My wallet is on its last leg. These are so cute, I would love to win one!

    #1 Pastel Stripe
    #2 Blue Stripe
    #3 Dandelion

  77. 77
    Anna Mkhikian
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    #1: Blue Stripe
    #2: Origami Flowers
    #3: Ice Cream

    :) yay!

  78. 78
    Kathy
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    #1 Dandelion
    #2 Origami Flowers
    #3 Ice Cream

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    Sarah k
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Dandelion
    Blue stripe
    Origami flowers

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    Olivia H.
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Soo darn cute!
    1. Ice cream
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Pastel Stripe
    Thanks! Too cute!

    • Olivia H.
      Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      The more I think of it that origami flower is just too cute!
      1. Origami Flowers
      2. Ice cream
      3. Pastel Stripe
      hehe thanks!

  81. 81
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Blue Stripe, Pastel Stripe, Dandelion.

  82. 82
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    1. blue stripe
    2. ice cream
    3. origami flowers

  83. 83
    Rosey
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I love these! I tried to make a wallet but I have problems with sewing straight lines.

    Origami Flowers
    Dandelion
    Blue Stripe

  84. 84
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    1) blue stripe 2) origami flowers 3) dandelion

  85. 85
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    too adorable!

    1. origami flowers
    2. dandelion
    3. blue stripe

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    Ny-Ying
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    super cute!
    1. dandelion
    2. blue stripe
    3. Pastel Stripe

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    Marisa
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    1. origami flowers
    2. pastel stripe
    3. ice cream

  88. 88
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Cheers for the chance to win…they are all lovely:)

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Dandelion
    3. Blue Stripe

    Sue

  89. 89
    Hannah
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    1) blue stripe
    2) pastel stripe
    3) origami flowers

  90. 90
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    My choices would be
    #1 Origami flowers
    #2 Dandelion
    #3 Ice Cream

  91. 91
    Kristen
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Super cute!
    1) Dandelion
    2) Blue Stripe
    3) Origami Flowers

  92. 92
    Arlene
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    1. Origami flowers
    2. Ice cream
    3. Dandelion

  93. 93
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    So cute! Thanks for the chance.
    #1 Origami Flowers, #2 Dandelion, #3 Pastel Stripe

  94. 94
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway! :):) Really adorable! Good for taveling!

    # 1 : Dandelion
    # 2 : Origami Flowers
    # 3 : Ice cream!!!

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    shanna
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Love origami flowers and dandelion!

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    Jade
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Too cute!

    Dandelion
    Origami flowers
    pastel stripe

    love them all!

  97. 97
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    eek-so cute and I really need a new wallet!
    I love
    1/ Dandelion
    2/ Ice cream
    3/ Origami Flowers

    good luck everyone!!

  98. 98
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    1. Dandelion 2. Origami Flowers 3. Ice cream

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    Radhika
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    1. Dandelion
    2. Origami flowers
    3. Ice cream

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    amanda
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    very cute!
    1.dandelion
    2.blue stripe
    3.origami flowers

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