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Topic: Two-tone tri-fold zippered wallet - NOW WITH TUTORIAL  (Read 29194 times)
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tefkae
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2005 07:15:08 PM »

Tutorial:

Materials:
12cm zip
25cm zip
11.5cm velcro
bit under 2m of bias binding (I use 12mm width, ribbon could easily be used in place of bias binding)
Fabric cut out in the following dimensions:
1 x 24cm wide, 10 cm tall (inside of wallet)
2 x 24cm wide, 11.5cm tall (note pocket pieces)
1 x 16cm wide, 11.5cm tall (outside of wallet)
1 x 9cm wide, 11.5cm tall (outside of wallet)
2 x 8.5cm wide, 11.5cm tall (coin pocket pieces)
3 x 7cm wide, 10cm tall (large card holders - one of these pieces should be in plastic/some sort of clear flexible material)
2 x 6m wide, 10cm tall (medium card holders)
1 x 5cm wide, 10cm tall (small card holder).

I like to have the thread, bias binding and zips all in the same colour, I feel it brings the wallet together.

1. Cut 7 x 10cm pieces of bias binding. Sew six of these to the card holder pieces - to the right hand side of a small, medium and large card holder, and to the left side of a medium, large, and clear card holders. (With all the bias binding used here, it should be wrapped around the fabric piece, so that you can see half of it, and the other half is underneath the fabric, with the edge covered by it).

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet02.jpg

2. Attach velcro (the prickly part, not the soft part) to the left hand side of the small card holder.

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet03.jpg

3. Using bias binding, sew the medium and large card holders to the inside of the wallet - about 9cm from the right hand side.

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet04.jpg

4. Attach one half of the 25cm zip to one of the note pocket pieces. The zip is the right way up here, with the open end on the left.
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet05.jpg

5. Flip the above fabric piece so that the zip opening is now on the right, with the zip still the right way up.

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet06.jpg

6. Sew the remaining card pockets onto the inside of the wallet, around all four edges to hold them in place.

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet07.jpg

7. Using bias binding, sew the inside of the wallet to the half of the note pocket that has the zip attached.

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet08.jpg

8. Sew one of the coin pocket pieces and the small part of the outside of the wallet to the 12cm zip, with the zip opening at the top. Top stitch the outside of the wallet.

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet09.jpg

9. Sew the other part of the outside piece and the other coin pocket piece to the other side of the zip. Topstitch that side too.
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet10.jpg
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet11.jpg
This is what the outside of the wallet should look like:

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet12.jpg

11. Sew the other piece of velcro to the outside of the wallet, about 4.5cm from the left edge.

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet13.jpg
Both the inside and outside pieces should now look like this:

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet14.jpg

12. Trim off any excess fabric (there will probably be some at the bottom of the note pocket that you have attached to the inside piece) so that all the edges are straight, and the inside and outside pieces are the same size. Trim off the pieces of zip that hang over the edges, and you will probably need to trim part of the side of the zip not attached to the inside, like this:
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet15.jpg
Both the inside and outside pieces should now look like this:
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet14.jpg

13. Place the outside piece "wrong" side up, put the unattached note pocket piece on top of it, and the inside piece with zip and note pocket piece attached on top of that, "right" side up. Double check that all the sides match up as exactly as possible. Using bias binding, sew all the pieces together, completely around the edges. And you're done!

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet16.jpg

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet17.jpg

http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/skullwallet18.jpg

If anyone has any questions/problems with the tutorial, please let me know. It was my first one, and I did try to make the process as clear as possible, but what's clear to me might not be to anyone else.

I also made another two while I was at it, I was on a bit of a roll.
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/spiderwallet1.jpg
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/spiderwallet2.jpg
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/spiderwallet3.jpg
And I'll take pictures of the 4th one (it's made from this awesome shark fabric) and post them soon.
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EnchantedSushi
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2005 07:29:11 PM »

Those are so awesome! I LOVE YOU!
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tirididi
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2005 11:15:02 PM »

Wow now I'm gonna be making hundreds of them haha
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2005 05:55:19 AM »

Thank you for taking the time to make the tutorial!
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alexandra_m79
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2005 06:43:23 AM »

thank you very much tefkae for making this awesome tutorial. I tried it out yesterday and... well, had my problems. the wallet looks fine, if you choose to ignore the binding that goes all round it. I used some silky, very slippery binding, that would go round the edges, so I had to cut it, but now the edges look very frizzy. Is bias binding some stretchy material? - I was just wondering, because your edges look you've just continued and sewed around the edges.  I couldn't find bias binding in the dictionnary and am therefore not sure what it is.

thanks, alexandra
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scarletkittycat
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2005 07:00:46 AM »

thank you very much tefkae for making this awesome tutorial. I tried it out yesterday and... well, had my problems. the wallet looks fine, if you choose to ignore the binding that goes all round it. I used some silky, very slippery binding, that would go round the edges, so I had to cut it, but now the edges look very frizzy. Is bias binding some stretchy material? - I was just wondering, because your edges look you've just continued and sewed around the edges.  I couldn't find bias binding in the dictionnary and am therefore not sure what it is.

thanks, alexandra

hey alexandra,from what i can rember from my textiles class bias binding its basicly strips of prefolded and ironed fabric, there are instructions online for making your own but i think its easier just to buy it in a packet (walmart will have it so do most other fabric stores) you can buy it in lengths of 1m plus and it comes in a variety of different materials.
Hope this has helped, i never was any good at explanetions



Tefkae: thank you sooo much for the tute
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tefkae
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2005 07:09:37 AM »

Here's the shark wallet (better late than never):
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/sharkwallet1.jpg
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/sharkwallet2.jpg
http://www.n00dzplz.com/craftster/sharkwallet3.jpg

Glad you guys like the tute. And I'm very excited that someone's actually used it! Alexandra, you should post pictures of your wallet, even if it didn't turn out quite right. I'd love to see your take on it.
Bias binding is as what scarletkittycat described - I think it might be called bias tape in some countries? It is sort of stretchy, because the fabric it's made from is cut on the bias. The stuff I use is cotton, so I hadn't considered the problems that might come from using a slippery binding.
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island-princess
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2005 08:16:15 AM »

Hi Tefkae, thanks for posting the tutorial. Is it just me, but I found the tutorial to be a bit confusing not the bias binding part but one or two steps in the tutorial. Alexandra, since you also seem to figure out the tutorial, maybe you can help me out as well.  I hope I don't sound too ridiculous for wanted things clarified. I hope you can answer my questions completely. Any help from anyone else would be appreciated. So here go my questions:

QUESTIONS ABOUT STEP 3:

Okay so in step 1 it says sew some bias strips to the left of some and some to the right. However, it is step 3 that gets confusing, you said "using bias binding sew the medium and large.....

(1) What do you mean by using bias binding?

(2) Is there any extra piece of binding that was needed?

(3) Also which medium and large card holders? The ones with the binding sewed to the left or the bindings sewed to the right?

(4) From the picture in step 3 how does one piece have two red bindings on either side? You also mentioned 9 cm from the right hand side, I don't get that part?

QUESTIONS ABOUT STEPS 4 AND 5:

I only realized after reading the tutorial about 10 times, that the black strip in the picture was not the wrong side of the skull fabric. You did not indicate that a different color fabric was needed, so I presumed it was the wrong side. Anyway I know it is not the wrong side. Anyway here are my questions about step 4

(1) Okay the right side of the zipper is facing up with the open end on the left, is the zipper being sewed to the right side of the black fabric or the wrong side?

(2) What do you mean by flip the fabric piece? Would the wrong side of the zipper be facing up? Is this now the right side or wrong side of the black fabric?

QUESTIONS ABOUT STEP 6:

(1) So you said to sew in the remaining card pockets. Could you clarify exactly what goes where? For instance the pieces with the binding sewed to the left (from step 1) go where? The pieces from the bias binding to the right (from step one) goes where? What about the vinyl piece? How should I place the pieces?

QUESTIONS ABOUT STEP 7:

(1) Again the term "using bias binding" confuses me. Where do I sew this binding? On the top, on the both sides, on the three sides of the wallet, where?

QUESTIONS ABOUT STEPS 8 AND 9:

(1) The picture is confusing. The black piece is what? Is it under the zipper on the other side? I understand that the skull piece is stitched on the right side of the zipper. But I still don't get what the black piece is doing there? How did it end up on the left side? What is it attached to?

(2) In order to understand step 9, I got the two JPEG pictures to open up; however, I still need those steps clarified? Is there any reason why the pictures did not upload to the tutorial?

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Judging from the detailed questions I asked above, I am very confused by your tutorial. I appreciate the effort you put into it, because you did not have to do it in the first place. I know I asked a lot but if you can address my concerns by more pictures or explanations, I would appreciate it. I would prefer, if you use another fabric combination besides black and red, if you want to explain it with more pictures. Your wallets are really fantastic and I would really like to make them soon. As a matter of fact, I am organizing a wallet swap and your wallets would be perfect for that.

Thank you very much for your time. Have a nice day and looking forward to your response. You can PM me if you like as well.
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alexandra_m79
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2005 11:14:31 AM »

hi island-princess

I'll try and make another wallet tonight and take detailed pictures in the process of doing so, as well as writing down instructions. I have already given the other wallet to my little sister, it's her 18th birthday today.

I'll post again later.
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KateyJN
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2005 09:30:29 PM »

Wow it's so professional looking. I'm gonna TRY and make one this weekend. This is the best wallet I've seen so far. Grazi!
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