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Topic: Fancy a cuppa? i've got one in my wallet! ¡pics added to explanation!  (Read 47340 times)
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mimiw
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2007 07:58:48 PM »

You totally inspired me!   Grin

Here's mine:


I used velcro for the closure and I like that is is fairly adjustable depending on how stuffed the wallet is:


Thanks for the great idea - I see many more of these in my future  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2007 06:29:56 AM »

mimiw - yours is so cute, i love it. the fabric print is great! and it´s very well done too.
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Kedrock
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2007 08:37:06 AM »

the first one is sort of like the first pancake. (you know, the dog always gets it) but after that, they are really easy, and methinks the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for the directions!  I know what you mean about the pancake!
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2007 09:58:26 AM »

Mimiw, how did you adhere the strip with the velcro?  Is it on the inside or outside, and is there a bulge on the back where it is? Huh
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2007 10:09:46 AM »

it looks like the strip with the velcro is sandwiched in before she sewed the sides.its sort of the same idea as putting straps in a purse.  the bulk of it would be dependent on the amount of interfacing used, and also if there was interface used on the strap; it looks like there might be a bit in the strap.

when you place the second pocket over the contrast pocket, you lay the strap over everything, with the raw edges lining up. then over lay the outside fabric RSF. pin everything and sew around the perimeter, (but not the top edge) hmmm, i can't think of a way to explain it, let me look around....

you'll need to do some thinking about the velcro- i'm at work, so i can't think whether the velcor should face the outside fabric or the inside pockets.
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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2007 10:11:29 AM »

Ok, my blonde moment is over, I actually understand how to make this now...I didn't realize the instructions said to start with 4 rectangles and a rectangle of muslin! Roll Eyes

It's amazing how such a small detail could confuse me so terribly!

Anyway, I would still like to see the outside (open if possible) of your version, Mimiw...I think I like the unform look of the velcro the best! Wink

Thanks again kmsmaverick for posting this awesome idea!
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akittencalledjen
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2007 10:16:42 AM »

Apologies for what is probably a dumb question but I'm a total sewing noob.  What does a top stitch look like?  I can't find a decent explanation or pics.

 Huh
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2007 10:24:22 AM »

topstitch is the stitch you put around the outside edge you would also put it along the top hem of a bucket bag, or soemthing like that. you can see it in the first one i made and also mimiw's.

it's not totally necessary (except in this project it keeps the top edge together), but it makes projects have a more finished feel to them.

it can also be used as a design detail - i like topstitching with thread that blends in, others like contrasting thread.
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mimiw
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2007 10:42:01 AM »

I used fusible fleece inside my outer piece and in the flap just because it was the first thing I grabbed but I really like the way it turned out...a little squishy but still firm enough to hold its shape. 

I will get a picture of the outside tonight and post.  I just used a small square of velcro and with the longer velcro strip on the flap, it is adjustable.  You can stuff the wallet with about 10 teabags and still get it closed!
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mimiw
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2007 10:45:29 AM »

Oh - I forgot to add...

kmsmaverick - I was too lazy to try and figure out which way the velcro should face on the flap so I just left my opening there and inserted it last when I topstitched.  Worked like a charm!
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