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« on: November 03, 2010 03:55:01 PM »

Hello All!

I am looking for suggestions as to how to finish this wallet I am making for my sister. I kind of sew as I go and therefore probably did not plan this as well as I could have....

This is the "almost" end result. The only thing I need to figure out is how to hide the end seams. I tried folding the same white vinyl used on the outside of the wallet but I find it is not only difficult to keep in place, but it also is WAY too thick for my sewing machine to eat. I have thought about folding a thinner fabric on the seam or doing a decorative zig zag stitch.

I was wondering if there is some-kind of adhesive border that I could fold to wrap around the seam that would hold up. I also tried hand sewing and it was a complete hallucination that it could be done, just way too thick.

Any products, tips or ideas would be so appreciated. My sister's birthday was in April and needless to say she has been bothering me ever since to finish.

« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011 07:17:39 AM »

That's really adorable! It's a shame it's sitting around unfinished, this must be remedied at once!

What if you glued a wide satin ribbon on the seams? Some white or brown would look nice =)
It would be easy to fold, you just need to make sure it's wide enough to wrap around the edges. I would use instant glue (I think it's meant for plastic and such), I'm not sure if there is such a thing as fabric glue.

For next time, it would be easier to plan ahead and hide the seams. Just cut the fabric larger than what you're going to need and fold it over at the edge before sewing.

Out of curiosity, do you know what the fabric you used is called? I want to make a wallet, but am not sure what to use... I don't have any sturdy fabric lying around.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011 11:46:25 AM »

Make some homemade bias tape if you have any leftovers of the owl fabric or find a color to match then sew it around the edges.

« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011 09:43:13 AM »

do you have a walking foot on your machine?  i think a bias strip of the owl fabric around the outside would be super cute... i think the walking foot would help to get all those layers through your machine.  i've heard other people use leather or jeans needles also when making bags because of all the thick layers.  hopefully you work something out because that wallet is too cute!

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