Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rewards Cards Wallet ... tutorial

Well here it is ... you'll love this cos it's so easy to make, just the thing to pop in with a loved one's Chrissy Gift as a special little something made with love from you!!!! You can whip one of these up in less than an hour ... and that's counting the time it takes to pick out the fabrics :o)!!! So lets get started ...........

YOU WILL NEED:-
2 pieces of fabric 6" x 9" - one for the outer and one for the lining 3 pieces of fabric 4 1/2" x 9" for the pockets ...
2 pieces of "Fast2Fuse" 3 7/8" x 5 1/4" [Fast2Fuse is a fairly rigid interfacing that is fusible on both sides - a bit like thick felt]
INSTRUCTIONS:
Take the 3 pocket pieces and fold them in half lengthways. Press.
Sew a line 1/4" from the folded edge....
Lay the first pocket on the lining piece with the raw edges 2" from the bottom of the lining piece and pin in place, sew the pocket on 1/4" from the raw edges .....then lay the top pocket 3 1/4" from the bottom of the lining piece, pin it in place, then sew it onto the lining piece in the same way .... Press both of the pockets up towards the top of the lining piece...... Position the bottom pocket so that the raw edges are aligned with the bottom edge of the lining piece. Pin in place.
Lay the piece for the outer on top of the piece with the pockets, right sides facing each other, and pin them together.....
Sew along both sides and the top with a 1/4" seam allowance, then trim the corners (take care not to nick the seam) ......
Turn the piece right sides out and press ........
Slip the first piece of Fast2Fuse inbetween the lining and the outer and push it up to the corner and as close as you can to the top and side. Press on both sides BUT ONLY HALF WAY DOWN, FROM THE TOP TO THE MIDDLE ........ Repeat with the other side again pressing ONLY HALF WAY DOWN FROM THE TOP TO THE MIDDLE......
Tuck the inside bottom edges around the Fast2Fuse and pin in place.
Tuck the raw edge for the wallet outer under 1/4" and pin. You can now press the wallet front and back, taking care not to melt your pins!!!!!!
Sew all the way around the perimeter of the wallet about 1/8" from the edge.....
Fold the wallet in half and put a pin in the centre .......
Open it out and draw a line down the middle .........Sew along this line, remove the pin and your wallet is finished!!! YAY!!! You can now fill it with all your favourite rewards cards!!! OR Gift wrap it and give it to a friend :o).
I'd love to see your wallets when you've made them ... :o)!!!

All parts of this pattern and instructions are copyright to Joy Coey, JoyPatch 2009. This pattern is for your personal use only and should not be used for profit without prior permission from Joy Coey.

20 comments:

Perri said...

Thank you ... thank you ... I'm off to make myself one!! :-))
Happy stitching, P

Denysem said...

Hi Joy,
Thanks for this and the generosity to share!
Hugs

Narelle said...

Dear Joy,
Thank you, Thank you, will be making one or several of these on the weekend. Have no time before as we are taking weiners over the next two days so the weekend will be the first chance i get. Will let you no how i go.
Hugs
Narelle

GRACIELA said...

Hi Joy!!!!!!thank you, esta muy bien explicado, cuando pueda voy a hacerlo te mando un beso enorme

Anne D said...

Thanks for the tutorial. It looks very easy. I think one for me and maybe a gift or 2.

Needled Mom said...

Great tutorial. Thanks.

wonderwoman said...

ilove how you say you can whip one up in an hour - maybe you can, but i bet it will take me alot longer!!
brilliant tutorial though, so when i have a few spare moments i will give it a go!
xxxxx

Jeanette said...

Thanks Joy. Hopefully will get to make one one day soon. :) Hugs, Jeanette

craft-crazed said...

woohoo!!! THANKYOU!!!!!

Allie said...

Thank you Joy this is awesome! I can't wait to start!

Wendy B said...

Less than an hour???? OOh Joy, you know how to press my buttons!!!!! Can't wait to try this one. You are a true Angel, you crafty little treasure you!!!!
Big, sugary, thank-you-hugs!! 'o)
XX Wendy

Cattinka said...

Thank you for this tutorial, it looks really nice and easy to do.
KATRIN W.

Pat Earnest said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial - I hope I have time over the Thanksgiving holiday to stitch a few of these for Christmas giving! A much more fun way to give out the gift cards then just in a card! You give such clear directions.

marcab77 said...

thank you very much for the card wallet tutorial. i already have some fabrics picked out and am anxious to see what mine will look like.
cheers, rita

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you Joy for this...it is fabulous!!!

Sherri said...

This is great Joy! Thanks so much!

Milah said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern. That will come in very handy with all the gift cards I hope to get for Christmas! LOL!
Seriously, I'm gonna have to make one of these. ;D

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love your pattern/tutorial. I'll have to have a go at this pattern for sure. Great for little gifts.

elliesue said...

I love this idea of a reward cards holder, I intend to make this as soon as I can, will be a good pressie for my girls. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
Elaine

Emily said...

What a great idea. I'm going to make one soon. Thank you!
(PS Jenny at Elefantz sent me here - she's great too)