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Topic: "KeTing Wallet" TUTORIAL. (INSANE amount of PICTURES!!!)  (Read 9425 times)
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« on: March 03, 2008 10:37:57 PM »

I finally got to cropping all the pictures and everything. I made that by night, so some of the pics are a bit dark, please excuse that as well as the smudgyness of my table. It's very old and several generations seem to have used glue on it ;-) - it looked much worse when I got it, but it's just perfect for sewing and crafting.
Also please excuse my rambling.
And I've got to add, I am a real beginner, so I would love to work out easier or better ways to make the parts together with you. Have mercy on me ;-)
If the amount of pictures is a problem, please let me know, I could also make a pdf file and send that out via email.
Please post your pictures if you made one! I'd love to see them.
This was the one I've made for the Tutorial (I'll give that to a friend). I used different fabrics deliberately, so you'd see the different parts better in the pictures.

Okay, here we go:
The wallet consists of 6 parts:

1a) The part which holds your cards
1b) Background material of the insides
2) The plastic pocket (see-through)
3) The paper money compartment
4) The coin purse
5) The outside with velcro closure.

1) The part which holds your cards/background fabric
I made the card thing first because the size of everything else will relate to its size.
First a shot of the material being folded very losely, just to give you the idea how to make it:

Use your cards and pins to make it fit well!

Back will look like that:

Sew the first line, put cards back in, mark the second, and so on. Make sure the part in the middle won't be wider than the tape/fabric band/bias tape/whatever you use. There needs to be a part in the middle, though, because you won't be able to fold it well otherwise. 

Done all seams, it should look like this:

Trim the sides.

You can now fold it like that:

My version was about 13 cm long. Choose fabric for the background, measuring 2 times the card things width plus seam allowance plus fold allowance. You can see the size mine had to be.

Cut tape/whatever you want to use like this. Glue down the card part on the background part. Sew tape on, hiding the ends on the back side.

2. The see-through pocket
This is quite easy. Make a rectangle a bit less high as the background fabric and as wide as half of your card thing. Just don't make it too wide or it will bend when you fold the wallet. Sew down on three sides. I made one of the longer sides the open one, so nothing will fall out on the open sides of the wallet (know what I mean?)

I recommend vinyl... which I didn't have. Wink

3. Paper money compartment
Quite easy.
Take a scrap, a bit bigger than your usual notes, add seam allowance for all four sides. Fold back the seam of the sides which will open later so it won't be seen. Sew.
Fold the whole thing in half, right side on right side, pin, sew the short sides together. Again use a bit glue to hold the thing in place (easier than using pins, but you can also use pins), sew to the upper middle of the background material (only one line up there, you can fix the lower edges with glue). If you find that confusing, just look at them pikchas!

4. The coin purse
I tried different versions for that, none of them I found satisfying until now. You can just make it any way it suits you.
This time I made a hose with fusible interfacing in between, pressed it flat, added velcro and used glue and the sewing machine to adhere to background fabric.

Now it looks like that:

5. The outside with velcro closure
First make the little strap. I think the pictures are quite easy to understand.
Make a little hose: Take two fabric strips,  attach velcro to one of the right sides, sew together, clip edges, turn right sides out.

Cut fabric for the outside: A stripe twice as long as the background material PLUS seam allowance. Fold in half at the short side, like in the picture.

Sew closed in three sides, turn right sides out. Tuck the ends of the open side in, mark the middle, pin closure strap in place, sew. Find out where to put the other part of the velcro closure (by placing everything like it will be in the end, folding it together and pretending to close the strap. Mark the spot.)

Sew velcro in there.

Now place background material with all innards on the inner side of the outward fabric. Use glue or pins to keep in place.
(BTW, always let the glue dry before sewing over or you'll ruin your needles!)
Start sewing around the whole thing next to the left side of the paper money pocket and ending next to the right side, to leave it open.

Finally sew the other side of the paper money thing and the outside fabric together (you can also use glue to keep in place plus sew along the upper line.)

Enjoy your new wallet!!

« Last Edit: March 03, 2008 10:52:26 PM by KeTing » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 11:09:20 PM »

That is a heroic tutorial! Thank you, that's a really useful looking purse, I've bookmarked it. You've given me really good idea for a swap item.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2008 07:12:44 AM by lilylola » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 11:41:20 PM »

wow! awsome wallet & very awesome job on the tutorial!

« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 11:46:56 PM »

oh how i love photo tutorials! thanks or sharing.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 12:27:59 AM »

Fantastic tute - thanks so much! I've been looking for a good wallet that holds coins, notes and credit cards.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008 01:53:20 AM »

Thank you all!

@gearwe: *runterwink* Cheesy
I've been looking for that, too. And when I didn't find one I really liked I thought I could just whip one up myself. And so I did. Wink

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008 05:55:50 AM »

Thanks for the tute. I love the wallet
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008 07:16:37 AM »

thanks for the tutorial  Kiss
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008 07:21:38 AM »

Ah! This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for!

Thank you Sooooooooo much!

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008 09:26:12 AM »

You rock! You so take the guess work out of making a wallet for the first time. I never thought to put the cards in to get a good fit. Thanks so much for this awesome tut.
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