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pegtalay
« on: August 04, 2007 02:38:35 PM »

Earlier this week, I was downtown with a few friends shopping for jewelry.
We went into a favorite store of mine and I saw the cutest envelope shaped wallet/clutch you have ever seen.
I was seconds away from buying it for forty dollars, when a friend suggested that I could make one myself just as easy.

so now I am making an envelope shaped wallet.

http://i13.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/ac/ea/e605_1.JPG
this is what the original looked like.
I'm trying to figure out color schemes for the inside, outside, and stitching as well as maybe some idea as to how I should go about it.
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twylag
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007 04:18:19 PM »

oh that is really cute!
What I would do if it were me ... I would look on the internet for an envelope template (like a paper one) and then just use that as my pattern (making it big enough) and stitch it closed in the right spots with a snap closure ... or alternately just sew a plain rectangle with the right stitching and add the flap with a snap closure.  I'm not really good at explaining tyhings ... but I *do* need a new wallet ... so I'm gonna play around with this idea.
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ScarfBandaid
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007 10:08:35 AM »

Well In the picture the stiches are used to add detail you defaintly shouldn't loose that.  Also I would just get a paper envople and carefully take its apart and use that as a template.  For fabrics I would keep the outside simple with a fun funky inside and the stiches should match the inside and pop on the outside. Kinda like these fabrics
Outside:
Dark chocolate brown
Inside:

Stiches could be in pink.
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SugarySweet
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007 10:22:24 AM »

What is the name of that cupcake fabric?Huh Please, please, please  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2007 01:24:14 PM »

It looks to me like the envelope wallet is just a rectangular piece of fabric/leather with only the details stitched on not the actual shape of an envelope. 

Did you look inside under the flap?  Was it straight across or was it in fact shaped like an envelope?

This is how I see it:



The following would be a good starting tutorial (obviously changing the top shape from a rounded shape to a pointed envelopy shape  Tongue):

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187229.0

However, before you sew the sides together using the above tutorial, you would sew on the envelope "detail" as shown in the picture above.

However, if it was in fact shaped like an envelope (and not straight across), you could easily change the shape of the opening section to the "envelope" shape rather than straight across.

I hope this makes sense.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009 01:48:02 AM »

I did this out of some spare fabric.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310786.msg3569098#msg3569098
I made it out of canvas.
I just made a fold over bottom, and folded the top into a triangle

Hope that this helps
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009 04:39:45 AM »

If it is indeed an envelope wallet (I couldn't see the pic yet, sorry), it's quite easy to make:

cut a square of fashion fabric and a square of lining (and interface), sew toghether, turn inside out, sew the gap closed.  Now you fold it like an envelope and with hidden stitch attach the side flaps.  With this technique, stitch details should be applied before stitching the flaps together.
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