Friday, August 26, 2011
I finally got around to taking a picture of the new wallet I made. The pattern came from http://www.bluebirdswing.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-very-first-tutorial-lets-make-wallet.html
As you can see I use the top pocket for cash and change in the zippered section, then credit cards in the middle and then another pocket at the bottom for receipts, or I have my drivers license and insurance cards in a plastic holder in that pocket, and whatever else you need tucked in there, more cash if the top pocket can't hold it all. I wish that were the case. LOL The checkbook would fit there too if you carry one.
I should have followed her instructions and used a 7" zipper. I used a larger one and then couldn't top stitch around the outside. I also didn't have fusible fleece so I used wonder under over batting. I was in too much of a hurry to make one and didn't want to wait for the right supplies. LOL I also used velcro in lieu of the magnetic snaps only because I thought I read somewhere not to use magnetic near credit cards. That said, I sure do like it. The finished size is about 8-1/4" by 4". I have been using it for awhile in a purse that has entirely too much junk in it.
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