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Topic: TUTORIAL: The Thinnest Little Wallet in the World  (Read 36378 times)
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wispily
« on: June 07, 2005 08:29:26 PM »

Once upon a time, there was a girl named wispily.  She was tired of lugging around her thick and heavy red leather wallet.  One day in the youth of summer, during an excursion to Wal-Mart, she looked longingly at the cheap, thin wallets before realizing, a la Homer Simpson, "D'oh!  I can make that myself!"

So, from thinwalletlust and leftover pink broadcloth, the thin pink wallet was born.

The wallet was very thin--so thin some people thought it might be anorexic.


But that was deceptive.  It was really very full of useless cards and not-so-useless cash.



(And heartily so.)


Hardeehar yukyukyuk.
 Smiley Smiley Smiley

I can post a tutorial if anyone is interested, but the only really complicated part is making sure you do steps in the correct order.  Also, I need to go around and stitch the seams again because a few of them are coming apart already, but I think some no-fray solution and a second time around with the ol' Pfaff will fix that.  It is not the best wallet, but it is super-duper comfortable to carry and quick to make.

ETA:

Tutorial!  w00t!  I hope this makes sense.  I apologize for the mathematical nature of it Tongue



1)  Hem long side of piece 1.  Set it aside.
2)  Hem both L + K sides of piece 3.
3)  Hem the L + K side of piece 4.
4)  Set up pieces 3 and 4 on top of piece 2 a la figure two.  The hemmed side should be along the dotted line.  This will look like the wallet when it is opened, only without everything sewn down, of course Smiley
5)  Stitch down the unhemmed side with a zigzag stitch first, and then a straight stitch.
6)  If you want to stitch something on the front, stitch it onto piece 1.
7)  Sew Velcro onto pieces 1 and 2.  To figure out where you will just have to fold your wallet a lot.  Take into account the size of your cards when you do this.  You can also use snaps or whatever.
Cool  Place piece 1 and piece 2 (which has pieces 3 and 4 on it) together, wrong sides in.  To make the wallet smaller, cut it lengthwise so that L + K becomes only a little bigger than L (big enough to put the cards in and accomodate seam, but not so big that everything falls out.
9)  Sew the three unhemmed edges together--so, both of the short sides and the unhemmed long side.  Make sure you go over all of the pockets while you are doing this.
10) Repeat step 9.
11) Hurray!  Time to wow people with the rawness of your wallet Smiley

I hope these make sense--I made a scrap wallet and then improvised the real one, so... yeah.  Smiley
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Cat-n-Caboodle
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2005 01:45:47 AM »

I think it is very pretty...well done.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2005 02:06:35 AM »

I enjoyed the tale that accompanies your little wallet saga.  Very cute.  Viva la thinwalletlust!
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2005 02:08:15 AM »

cool storiy

craft is about 17 times better when i not only gasp in awe, but giggle at the tale!

cool wallet

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2005 03:42:23 AM »

That is cute and simple! I love the little scribble hearts...You must have power over your machine...Mine won't do that without biting my fingers off first Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2005 05:23:59 AM »

oh heck, how bout a tute?  I like simple things that look like i can actually make...
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the ravens and the seagulls push each other inward and outward
inward and outward
in this place that i call home
my brain's the cliff, and my heart's the bitter buffalo
clayfaery
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2005 01:06:17 PM »

Please , please  post a  tutorial ! I really like it.
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crochet hooker12
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2005 05:00:43 PM »

My wallet died. I would really love a tutorial, if you're willing to give one.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2005 05:17:57 PM »

I made my wallet out of a folded piece of suitcase. I would also really like a tutorial.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2005 06:12:16 PM »

OMG Crochet hooker 12 is that your hairless rat in your icon?  They're so cute!
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