Friday, November 30, 2012

Wallets and Gift Card Holders

I’m expecting a young sewing friend next week and we are planning to make wallets.  I’ve been practicing. I borrowed this pattern from How About Orange and made two oil cloth wallets/gift card holders and one denim one. Flown with success, I tried this pattern and made a denim wallet with a bill pocket and two side pockets.
wallets and gift cards
Now for some measurements
For the oil cloth and denim gift cards the main piece  measured 6” x 4 1/4” , with two pockets 4 1/4”x 2 1/4”. I did have to use a Teflon foot on my machine, but they were simple to do.  I made the denim one the size of the one on How About Orange, and I thought it was too big. It all depends on how much you want to put in it.
oil cloth gift cardwallet denim
The oil cloth ones were so much fun I pulled out some of my “stitch paper” and found some 6” squares I had received in a swap. The back of the stitch paper was not presentable, so I fused some fabric to the back. Stitch paper is made by gluing paper to fabric, allowing it to dry and then adding paint. It is a highly addictive process and it makes a huge mess.
gift card holders
Flown with success, I decided to tackle the wallet pattern I found on Pinterest. The measurements I used for it were: one piece 8” X 3 3/4” (the outside of the wallet) the inside piece was 8” x 3 1/2”. The pockets were 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”. If you are not a member, sign up is easy and you can see my Pinterest boards at
I’m looking forward to the sewing session with my friend. We might even make swing bags.
yellow swing bag

1 comment:

  1. these are cute card the design and the fabric you used for it..i wish to use it in the same way for Gift Card envelopes.