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delilah_bird
« on: June 03, 2007 07:53:49 AM »

Here's what I came up with after deciding I wanted a small compact wallet to fit all my cash and cards in:

it's 3.75" x 3" x 0.5"




ID pocket


card pocket (fits 6 cards)


a fully lined zipper pocket


that holds both cash and coins



I had a lot of fun making this and I plan on putting together some more. On the next one I will probably use different plastic for the ID pocket and try not to sew the edging around it into the main seam  Undecided.... otherwise I really like it, what do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007 08:03:05 AM »

This is such a good idea! I've been considering dumping my big ol' wallet for something slimmer and more compact - all you really need is enough room for yer cash and cards!
This is nice and back pocket friendly!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007 08:28:16 AM »

That's really cute! If i was going out and only wanted to carry the basics, I'd use this. Very well made, i might add! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007 08:38:14 AM »

This is great! I love to carry as little as possible with me but the wallets I end up getting are a) poorly made; b) ugly; c) both!

Did you use an existing piece for reference at all? Also, how many cards are  you able to fit in there together? What was wrong with the plastic you used this time?

Thanks for posting it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007 10:35:40 AM »

Thank you all for the lovely comments!!  Grin

wysiwyg:

 I actually only used the size of my credit cards and a wad of folded over bills for size reference. All together the back pocket can fit up to 6 standard size plastic cards and the front ID pocket has 2 cards, my licence and college ID (and you could probably fit 1 or 2 more).

For the plastic I actually only used a piece of a standard weight sheet protector (like the kind you can get from Office Depot). It works okay, but when i turned it into it's final form it got a bit crinkled (you can kind of see it in the 3rd pic over my licence picture).

Maybe when I get around to making another one I can put together a tutorial if anyone is interested.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007 11:27:15 AM »

That's a really cute wallet! I love how its so small because I really do not want a huge wallet.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007 12:11:21 PM »

thats cute! its small. and handy. great job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007 12:39:03 PM »

That's one fantastic wallet!!  It looks perfect and so compact.  Great job. Wink  Did you put a corner on the bottom like the Jordy bag or is it just the right angled corner?

A suggestion with the ID card pocket, you could just do a binding at the top of the plastic and then sew the plastic in the side and bottom seams.  I do this when I make wallets.  The following picture shows how I added the plastic (it is the one with the pink binding): 

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/51677Wallet_Inside.JPG

This is how I did the binding:

 Smiley  Cut a 1 inch strip of fabric the width of the plastic.

 Cheesy  Fold in half widthwise and press. 

 Grin  Open out then fold both edges towards the middle and press.  Then re-fold in the middle.

Voila!!  Binding.
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delilah_bird
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2007 02:54:18 AM »

thanks for the suggestions queenofdiy! I will have to try that method out on one.
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JuliaAnn
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2007 06:06:49 AM »

That is really great.  I've been wanting to make up something like that for my sister because she hates carrying around a purse.  She usually just puts cash in her pocket so this would work out great for her.  So small, yet fits everything.  Great job.
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