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« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2007 05:00:59 PM »

Ooooh!  Thank you!  I use the exact same Day-Timer and have been wanting for several YEARS to make a new cover/wallet for it but couldn't figure out how to do the credit card slots.  (I knew I needed to fold the fabric, but just was not wrapping my brain around it.)  Unfortunately, my sewing things are currently packed (pending a sometime move), but I am looking forward to trying this.  Ultimately, someday, this is what I have in mind (posting in case this gives anyone ideas):

I currently have a wallet (will post pics at the bottom) with two "sides" - one I use for my Day-Timer, etc. and the other has pockets (for currency, receipts, etc.) plus a zippered pocket for change.  It is actually a tiny bit too small around for my Day-Timer, so the DT is getting smashed, sooo...

I would like to make a Day-Timer cover like what sewpixie has here that will stand alone.  Also a piece like the second "side" of the wallet.  Each of these would have a couple of "female" snap pieces at the open edges.  Then I would make an OUTSIDE cover, with two zippers, with a little tab extending into the center (between the two zippers), with the male snap pieces.  This way, several covers could be made and swapped out easily, without having to juggle all the contents.  Or the DT alone could be removed and carried around, tossed into a diaper bag, etc.  I also figured I'd insert plastic canvas for stiffening, since it's washable.  Here are pictures of the current one (storebought):

outside:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m319/A2JC4life/wallet1.jpg

left side, with Day-Timer in it:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m319/A2JC4life/wallet2.jpg

left side, with Day-Timers removed so you can see the slots:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m319/A2JC4life/wallet3.jpg

right side:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m319/A2JC4life/wallet4.jpg
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Indi
« Reply #81 on: January 01, 2008 12:43:37 AM »

I'm a little late to the party but I stumbled across this while searching for a decent wallet pattern.  I absolutely love yours!  And I love the variations others have added.  I can't wait to give this a try!  Thanks.

Btw, I've been looking for the 'tutorial' section but I'm not having much luck.  Can you point me in the right direction?  Thanks.  <---nevermind...I found it. Smiley
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« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2009 10:38:29 AM »

I know this thread is really old, but I just had to thank you for the wonderful tutorial and share my finished project.

I changed the design a little so it would fit my needs.  The finished dimensions when closed are 8 in. x 4.5 in.

Here is the outside view:


I didn't attach elastic as a closure, instead I made a belt type thing that Velcros to itself.  It isn't attached to the wallet itself, so it is a little annoying to hold on to when I open the wallet, but I purposely didn't attach it so that I could easily change the belt to give the wallet a new look when needed.

Here is the change pocket on the back: (the zipper tutorial was extremely helpful!)


The belt closure and the change pocket fabric is from an old pillowcase.  The tan fabric of the wallet is from an old skirt, as was the zipper for the pocket.

Finally, here is the inside:




Once again, thanks so much for the great tutorial!  I have always wanted to make my own wallet and now I finally have.
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« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2009 06:05:35 PM »

You did a great job. Cute color combo.  I also like the floral print in one of the pockets.  It dosen't matter how old a post is you can still add something unless it's locked.
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