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« on: January 01, 2007 09:26:46 PM »

So i've decided that my wallet making ability blows, and im still not convinced otherwise at this point. So i made one last nigh, which was horrible. I made another today that is ok i guess, but still gastly. I think the problem lies in my lack of measuring, but measuring requires so much effort. ah well. Its based upon several of the small wallets i've seen on her. I think someone sells something almost identical to this, so i would never do that with it, but i wanted one for myself and a friend of mine that i knew would appreciate it.
What do you think?
I still can't get my stitching clean and the edges are wonky. Any advice on that?





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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007 11:21:41 PM »

I think you and your iron need to become friends. Possibly let the measuring tape in on the action as well...if you're going to spend any amount of time or effort doing something, you might as well get some satisfaction out of it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007 11:34:42 AM »

be careful with your sewing machine... especially when people are going to see some of the stitches.  try to go in a straight line. anyway, they're pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007 03:39:13 PM »

made another today, definatly the best of the bunch. Next time i'm gonna use stichwhichery between the layers to make the lining lay completely flat, because thats the only thing bothering me with this one.

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007 04:53:09 PM »

I think that looks great, well done.
Would u do a tutorial? or post the link to the tutorial u used?
I would love to make one.
I usually satin stitch my velcro these days, it looks more professional, i snip the corners so its rounded. just do a close zigzag.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007 05:02:01 PM »

i would be happy to do a tutoral, but seeing as how i copied the design from someone on craftster that i know sells them, i don't think it would be right.
The hardest part really was cutting everything to the right size, and doing the visible stiching. I still am having a very difficult time making those straight and i'm not sure how else to accomplish it other than going very slow. I'm using a peice of canvas to interface them because they are made of basic cotton i thought they might be too flimsy without anything between then. The next one i make i'm going to fuse the layers together after sewing it up, although i haven't quite figured out how to accomplish that with the pvc there for the id slot.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007 05:34:15 PM »

hi wallets are like pretty much the same world wide. hard to reinvent when they are a simple idea  - pockets and zipper etc.

i think thats like a universal sort of wallet pattern thats been around  years. i make small folded ones, i might just fudge it. might google too.

do u mind if i ask  how long and wide did u cut yours? i guess like 10 by 5 inch.
would make a nice present for my nieces/nephews.

I usually just sew a final top sew around the edge to hold it together.
u could use double sided iron on interfacing to press it all together or glue stick for fabric. but i think sewing will do the trick. If its thick, just make the stitch length longer say 2.6, and it should sew easier, or use a quilter's working foot.

anyhow u r doing great, keep having fun.  ;)cyndiq
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007 05:37:53 PM »

you know i never thought of lengthening the stitch lenght, shows what a beginner i am when it comes to sewing. I'm self taught so i'm having to learn all these little things as i go.

Thanks or the info.

Oh BTW anyone know where i can get Snap Fasteners cheap? I want to use them instead of velcro.
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