Sunday, June 2, 2013

I need help.

You remember my loyalty card wallet I promised a tutorial on?? 

Well the first was trashed.. I didn't like the clear vinyl I used for the pockets and I had a mess in my purse one day with all of them falling out! LOL
 I thought ok to the drawing board again..

When I begin something it bugs me until I get it right.. and I think I have it now, by George! 
( where did that saying come from?)

I used some old fabric for my practice.. its actually not that bad and its Red White and Blue!!!

I like the feel of this wallet.. As I like books and it reminds me of my little Pocket Holborn Filofax I carry =))) 
size wise I mean..

Don't look of the fabrics just the design LOL

Opened up first page.. I put a long deep pocket for coupons on inside front..or receipts too.
on next flap are 4 card slots.

Next page with it opened flat.. 4 more card slots on left and on right are 12 card slots for those little key ring loyalty cards. I use them more then the bigger cards.. 

opened next page is 4 MORE card slots and a back pocket on back flap. I have a checkbook inside.
I figured I could fold some cash bills inside one of the card slots or deeper pocket.

With it closed I noticed with all the cards inside it doesn't line up even.
I am going to add a little bit more to each side of the pattern. then leave the card page the same size.
I didn't use interfacing at all , didn't want to waste it.. I will use medium weight for the outer fabric only. It feels good without interfacing on the card slots. that way it won't bulk it up.

Ok my help question.. I want a flap closure.. or do I?? What kind? or leave it without???
The cards are tight enough that they wont fall out.. again lol
Any suggestions to add anything?? 
This is actually fast and easy project! Only thing that took time were the card slot pockets to sew each down.
I have some ideas for the fronts! 

Hey I added a few things to my Etsy shop! go check them out !!

pst my birthday is tomorrow..My hubby is going to give me money.. he doesn't know that yet, but anywho.. I will have to show you later what goodies I have in mind to buy!!!!
 I was going to do something fun on here but maybe you can just wish me a happy one! LOL 



  1. Happy early Birthday Suzee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think the loyalty card wallet looks great =D I would just do an elastic loop closure with a button!! Easy peasy =D

  2. Happy birthday Suzee!

    Yes, yes, yes. You need a closure. For my wallet it's usually snaps but the good ones not the flimsy ones. I don't even mind a flap closure with snaps. Impt thing is it must be easy to open yet doesn't come loose. Good luck with your pattern. Btw, I hate to sew wallets. Many people have asked me to make wallets. I always say no. Too many pockets.

  3. Agree that you need a closure for the wallet, just to keep it neat and tidy in your bag. Either the button or the snap closures sound good to me.

  4. Wishing you a super duper happy birthday!!! I think the wallet needs a closure so the cards don't get knocked out in your bag. It looks really great and is such a good idea to have a wallet for all those loyalty cards.


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