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« on: August 11, 2006 12:42:52 AM »

Yipppeee, my first tute.  Hope it makes sense.

It's a great way to use all that extra fabric that I know we all have laying around.  Actually, it's a shameless way to improve my design.  Grin I saw handmade wallets for sale at my local coffee shop, but they were tooooo pricey.  So here's my initial design, any comments and suggestions would be VERY welcome.

So here goes.  All you need are 2 longish pieces of fabric, and 3 smaller ones of varying sizes that match the width of the longer pieces.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet001.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet002.jpg

To start, place the longer pieces with "printed" sides facing each other and sew together.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet003.jpg
 shown unfolded

Next, iron the top and bottom of the smaller pieces, "pockets" and sew one side of each.  One side only, because you'll eventually be sewing the bottom directly to the wallet
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet004.jpg

Ok here's the part that get's tough to explain.  Fold wallet in thirds and place "pockets" sewn side to the top (here I had to adjust my ironed seams, to get a better fit).
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet005.jpg

Carefully pin pockets to each other, but not to the larger pieces.  Slip fingers in between the 2 large sewn pieces, and pin pockets into place (just to one piece, it should be pinned only to the piece that you plan to have as the outside of the wallet).  
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet006.jpg

 Pin the unsew tops of the pockets to the outer piece.  Fold pieces back on each other so the pockets are inside and you're looking at the "backside" of the fabric.  Sew edges.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet007.jpg

Turn inside out and pull through top.  DON'T PANIC.  I know, it looks like you put the pockets on upside down.  Just put the side with pockets face down towards you and fold up.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet008.jpg
Now the ugly part, sew sides again.  Fold in top loose seams, and sew.

Add a button or snap.  I went with a snap, and added weird ribbony things to cover the stiches.

End result...
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet009.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet010.jpg
Sadly, my wallet's pretty empty  Sad

For the next one, I plan on using pretty stitching, oh, and maybe more even seams  Shocked

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laviederachelle
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006 01:11:21 AM »

Great! I will have to give this a try someday Smiley Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006 01:20:03 AM »

Oh, pretty! Just what I need for all those silly cards you end up carrying round with you! (Library cards, DVD rental shop card, store loyalty cards, etc) Mine are just in a really sad plastic wallet I got from my bank *lol* Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006 04:26:08 AM »

Very clever.

laviederachelle, is that your puppy in the the avatar?  I have a Westie.  His name is Max, but we call him "The Beast."  If you have a Westie, I'm sure you understand why.  LOL!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006 08:21:46 AM »

Your wallet is really adorable, and it was nice of you to take time to post a tutorial. I might give it a shot once all of my projects are out of the way.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006 01:29:33 PM »

 Shocked VERY NICE! I have the same cherry fabric.........Than ks for the toot, I Think I may give it a whirl!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006 02:20:43 PM »

I LOVE IT!

I LOVE CHERRIES

AND POLKA DOTS  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2006 09:55:05 AM »

Hehe! Love what you've done with it!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2006 01:21:08 AM »

Very clever.

laviederachelle, is that your puppy in the the avatar?  I have a Westie.  His name is Max, but we call him "The Beast."  If you have a Westie, I'm sure you understand why.  LOL!

Yes it's my westie Smiley Her name's Chili Cheesy
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