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« on: May 15, 2012 10:19:16 AM »

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Scrappy Business Card Wallet using the BERNINA 350PE

I decided my first project with the BERNINA 350 Patchwork Edition would be something simple: a business card wallet.  It could also be used to carry all those extra cards that take up space in your regular wallet... store rewards cards, airline hotel and car rental membership cards, your library card.  You know, those things you don't use every day that just make your wallet fat.



One of the things I love about this project is I get to rummage through my scrap bin and resurrect my favorite fabrics into something new and functional.  Here's what you'll need: 5 by 6 inch cuts of both your interior and exterior fabrics and also a piece of flannel which will give your wallet some stability.  Cut two 3 by 5 inch pieces of your pocket fabric.  You'll also need a coordinating button and hair elastic.


I selected the No. 1 presser foot for this project, because it allows me to easily sew both a 1/4 and 1/8 inch seam, and I'll need both.  The feet just snap into place, they're super easy to change out.  Start with your pocket fabric.  Fold the long edge over 3/8 inch and press it with a hot iron.  Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pressed edge.


Pin the wrong side of your pockets to the right side of your interior fabric along the 5 inch edges.  Sew them in place with a 1/8 inch seam to anchor them for the next step.  


Now it's time to sandwich your fabrics together.  Lay the piece you just sewed right side up and place your exterior fabric on top.  They need to have right sides touching.  Then lay your flannel on top of that and pin everything together.


Starting along whichever short edge you want the elastic to be attached to, sew a 1/4 inch seam around your pinned fabric stack, making sure you leave about 2 inches open so you'll be able to turn it right side out.  


Take a pair of sharp scissors and round off the corners.


Turn it right side out through the 2 inch opening.  I use a chopstick to get into the corners.  Press your wallet, making sure you tuck in and press the fabric at the opening.


Pin the hair elastic in place at the center of the open edge.  


Sew around the entire wallet with a 1/8 inch topstitch.  Make sure you sew over the hair elastic a few times to anchor it in place.  The final step is to hand sew a button on the opposite side from the elastic and you're done!


This was such an easy project, I couldn't just stop at one!  


I can't wait to see where the BERNINA 350PE takes me next...
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 10:44:02 AM »

I love these! So fab and what a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012 06:22:01 AM »

I love these! So fab and what a great idea!


Me too! They are a great idea and feeds my obsession for small things.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012 06:24:05 AM »

Thanks you guys.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012 06:35:33 AM »

These are so handy!  I just happen to have a MW Original business card holder of my very own!  Smiley  I love the thought of rummaging through fabric to put these together too!
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