so i made a checkbook wallet for nutella for the pink swap and i had a request for a tutorial so here goes. I do believe that there is a similar tutorial somewhere on craftster, but i cant find it now. All of the measurements for this checkbook wallet are based off of a standard american checkbook, 6 inches wide by 3 inches tall, and a quarter of an inch deep.
The original wallet:
Ok so first you start by picking your fabrics, i like to use one fabric for the outside and inside panel, and a contrasting fabric for the two pockets.
Then you cut from the main inside/outside fabric 2 pieces that are 7.5 inches wide by 8 inches tall. From the contrast or pocket fabric cut two pieces that are 7.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall. Cut 1 piece of medium weight fusible interfacing 6.5 inches by 7 inches
Take one of your pieces of inside/outside fabric and fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.
Fold the two pocket pieces in half so that they measure 3.25 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide, iron the fold.
Now lay the interfaced rectangle face up, remember that its 7.5 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Lay the pocket on top of the rectangle matching the raw edge, folded edges towards the middle.
Now place the non interfaced piece right side down on top of the pockets, and pin in place.
Pick which edge you want to be the bottom and dont sew that edge. Sew along the other three sides using a half inch seam allowance and turn right side out.
Now its time to make the closure flap. Cut two small pieces of fabric 2 inches by 3 inches. Place the rectangles right sides together and sew along the two long sides and across the top, leaving the bottom open to turn the flap inside out. Attach your closure, i used a metal snap, you could use velcro, or a button or even one of the magnetic snaps. (Next to the flap is my snap attacher) Now attach the other end of the closure to the back of the wallet. I think there is a better picture of this later.
Now fold over the raw edge of the top of the wallet and press. Center the closing tab in between the front and back of the bottom making sure to lengthen or shorten it to close properly. Pin everything in place
Now its time to sew the raw edge shut, start at one end and work your way to the end of the raw edge, when you get to the corner keep your needle in the down position, lift your presser foot, and turn the wallet, now you will be sewing decorative top stitching around the outside of the wallet, so that it matches your raw edge seam. Use a 1/8th of an inch seam allowance for the decorative stitching. When you are finished stitching the outside of the wallet should look like this:
heres the inside:
i hope somebody finds this useful!