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Topic: Tutorial: CUTE TRI-FOLD WALLET W/ INSTRUCTIONS  (Read 193792 times)
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« on: November 21, 2004 07:58:03 PM »

Hi!  This is my very first post on Craftster, although I've been coming here for months.  I usually make purses and bags, but I decided to try creating a wallet on a whim.  There may be an easier way to do this.  I don't know.  Hopefully this will help someone out who wants to take a stab at making their own wallet.  Let me know if you have any questions or advice!




+ I began with two different pieces of fabric--the pink/green floral and the green canvas.  I cut the rectangles exactly 4 x 12 (since this is a tri-fold, it's easier to choose a length dimension that's divisible by 3).  

+ Next, I set the floral piece (which is the outside fabric) aside.  You won't need the exterior fabric until the end.  The plain, green canvas piece is actually where I sewed the pockets.  

+ You may have to use your own discretion when addressing the inner pockets.  Since my original dimensions were 4 x 12, I cut the right-hand pockets about 4 x 3 and 4 x 2.  I cut the money pocket 4 x 8, respectively.  Play around with what fits and what looks nice.  

+ The pink lines around the tops and edges of the inner pockets are actually ribbon.  This works very, very well.  It hides the imperfect edges and seems, plus it makes the wallet more attractive.  You can certainly add more to the inside at this point.

+ Following the completion of the pocket interior, I placed the interior and the exterior (remember...that other piece I set aside earlier) together--good sides, of course.  Then I sewed around the perimeter, leaving the left-hand side open (the side next to the money pocket).  Think of this step as though you are making a pillow.

+ Flip the "pillow" and press.  To finish, I sewed the same pink ribbon around the opening and added a cute bow.  
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2004 08:04:07 PM »

That is very cute. Thanks for the instructions!

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2004 08:07:08 PM »

how adorable!   Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2004 08:47:03 PM »

Thank you so much!! This is the perfect Christmas gift.

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004 06:06:09 AM »

thanks for the instructions!

How does the wallet close? is there a clasp? and where does your change go? It's hard to tell from the photos if there's a coin area by the credit cards or not...

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2004 09:55:31 AM »

How does the wallet close? is there a clasp? and where does your change go? It's hard to tell from the photos if there's a coin area by the credit cards or not...

I actually didn't use a closure on this one.  I meant to, but at the time I was more concerned with actually making the "prototype" for other wallets.  LOL.  I was going to use velcro, though. 

No, I didn't make a coin area.  Sorry about the photos being ambiguous.  You could certainly add a coin area, though.  I probably will on my next wallet.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2004 05:53:55 PM »

i absolutely love that wallet! i'm gonna have to try one! maybe make one for the boyfriend and include a pocket for extra guitar picks!!!

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2004 10:28:46 AM »

I made this for my sister for Christmas with blue and red plaid, except no ribbon. thanks for the instructions!

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2004 12:19:17 PM »

ooh i like it its pretty.
and thank you for a tutorial. all the tutorials on making wallets alwas confuse me  Undecided

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2004 04:04:53 PM »

how exactly did you go about putting the interior pockets in?  I wanna try and make one, but i'm confused on the pockets.  Thanks

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