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Topic: Smart Card Wallet - adapted from Amy Butler pattern  (Read 1208 times)
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« on: April 15, 2009 10:29:07 AM »

Hi all - I'm so in awe of all of your gorgeous bags and wallets but never get around for making anything for myself!  This is no exception.  Cheesy  My husband was in need of a wallet to carry all of the Smart Cards for his cameras.  The little plastic cases that the cards arrive in are varied in size and shape so he asked me to put something together. 

After much racking of the brain, I found a free Amy Butler pattern for a business card holder (link below) since the dimensions were about right and I liked the idea of a rigid panel to give the wallet some substance.   You crafters are all about making a pattern your own so I thought I'd share.  Fine detailed sewing is not my forte, but I think this will work.

Bright color so it is not lost in the dark camera bag:



Larger strips of Velcro to accommodate extra bulk:



I added a third panel and made a long 3/4" (finished width) tube and sewed it horizontally instead of using the card keeper directions. :





Even overengineered with extra interfacing, the keeper flap and extra panel, it's not that bulky:




Here's the pattern - PDF file ttp://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Business_Card_Keeper.pdf  Despite the intricate directions, this was easy to follow.  I would definitely use this to make a "business card keeper." 
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009 11:49:09 AM »

This is so awesome!  I need one of these so bad, I have a dozen cards for cameras, psp player, GPS, PDA (yeah I know I have waaayyy too many gadgets - the PSP is my son's  Grin).  Thanks for posting this, yours turned out so nice and I love your fabric choices, so vibrant!

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009 12:42:06 PM »

What a great idea!  Whose brilliant idea was it to make all of the camera case insides black, the cords black, and most of the other goodies black, too?  I love that you'll be able to find this wallet in the black hole that is the universal camera case.  Awesome work!!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009 06:21:51 PM »

Very nice.  This is one way of keeping your photo cards in line.  Great job.

As for everything being black, it's a known fact that light is the enemy of photography.  Or at least it used to be.  But the people who make new technology are still thinking the old ways.  So they protect the photographic equipment with black.
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