Handy Wal­let

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Jerry Shaw

Keep your credit cards, money and other im­por­tant doc­u­ments in­side this fab­ric wal­let.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Wal­let Size: 73/4" x 113/4" open and 73/4" x 4" closed (in­cludes bind­ing)

Ma­te­ri­als

• 1/4 yard 42"-wide non-quilted co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric with body

• 1⁄3 yard 42"-wide dou­ble-sided quilted fab­ric

• All-pur­pose thread to match fab­ric

• 2 (7") cream closed-bot­tom zip­pers

• 11/2" length 53⁄8"-wide hook-and­loop tape

• 25" length 7⁄8"-wide cream gros­grain rib­bon

• Zip­per foot

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting

Note: Re­fer to Fig­ure 1 for place­ment for cut­ting dou­ble-sided quilted fab­ric pieces.

1. Cut one 73/4" x 81/4" W rec­tan­gle dou­ble-sided quilted fab­ric for top out­side.

2. Cut four 73/4" x 41/2" X rect­an­gles dou­ble-sided quilted fab­ric and la­bel X1, X2, X3 and X4 for pock­ets.

3. Cut two 2" x4" Y rect­an­gles dou­ble-sided quilted fab­ric for strap.

4. Cut three 73/4" x 41/2" WIP rect­an­gles co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric for in­side pock­ets.

As­sem­bly In­struc­tions

Note: Use a 1/4" seam al­lowance through­out un­less oth­er­wise noted.

1. Us­ing a quar­ter coin, round the cor­ners of the top edge of each Y piece as shown in Fig­ure 2.

2. Us­ing a zigzag stitch, cen­ter and stitch the hook tape 3/4" from top rounded edge on the right side of one Y piece as shown in Fig­ure 3.

3. With right sides of Y pieces to­gether, stitch 1/4" from edges, from one side of the bot­tom to the other side as shown in Fig­ure 4; clip curved edges. Turn right side out; press flat.

4. Top­stitch 1/4" from edge to keep seams in place as shown in Fig­ure 5; serge or zigzag across the bot­tom raw edges and set aside.

5. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6, fold and press each WIP pocket in half along the long side; serge or zigzag long raw edge on two of the three pieces.

6. Fold and press serged edge un­der on serged line; stitch close to serged edge as shown in Fig­ure 7.

7. Po­si­tion one of the fin­ished WIP pieces with the fold at the top, 11/2" up from the bot­tom on the right side of the X1 piece; stitch in place close to the bot­tom of the WIP piece as shown in Fig­ure 8.

8. Po­si­tion a se­cond fin­ished WIP piece with fold at the top, 7⁄8" up from the bot­tom on the right side of the X1 piece; stitch in place as shown in Fig­ure 9.

9. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 10, align the raw edge of the third WIP piece with the bot­tom raw edge of the X1 piece; stitch down the cen­ter of the three pock­ets. Serge or zigzag around the edges of the panel.

10. Fold un­der 1/4" at the top and bot­tom of the panel; press and stitch close to only the top serged edge as shown in Fig­ure 11; set aside.

11. Serge or zigzag all edges of the re­main­ing X pieces and the W piece.

12. Cut the re­main­ing loop tape to 1". Us­ing a zigzag stitch, cen­ter and stitch the loop tape 11/4" from the top right side edge of W as shown in Fig­ure 12.

13. Press un­der 1/4" to the wrong side at the top edges of the W and X2 pieces; mark in 3⁄8" from side edges on each piece. Lay pressed edges along­side the zip­per teeth. Us­ing the zip­per foot, stitch close to folded edges of the W and X2 pieces,

an­gling zip­per tape back at ends of zip­per teeth as shown in Fig­ure 13. Stitch a se­cond line 1⁄8" from the first line to hold zip­per tape in place.

14. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 14, align side edges of W-X2 pieces; stitch at top of serger or zigzag stitch­ing at the bot­tom of the X2 piece.

15. Press un­der 1/2" on one long edge of the X3 piece as shown in Fig­ure 15; mark in 3⁄8" from side edges on the folded edge of the X3 piece and the bot­tom edge of the X1-WIP panel. Lay the bot­tom of the panel and the top of the X3 piece next to zip­per teeth; stitch close to folded edges. Stitch a se­cond line 1⁄8" from the first line on the X3 piece only. Cut off ex­cess zip­per tape.

16. Cen­ter and baste-stitch the Y strap to the bot­tom of the front side of W as shown in Fig­ure 16; align one long edge of the X4 piece right sides to­gether with the Y-strap edge of W. Stitch 1/4" from serged or zigzagged edges; press seam to­ward W.

17. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 17, align the X4 edge of the W-X4 panel right sides to­gether with the X3 edge of the X3X1 panel; stitch 1/4" from edge. Press seams to­ward the X3 piece; top­stitch the seam al­lowance in place on the X3 side 1/4" from seam line.

18. Fold the X3-X1 panel up. Align side edges of both pan­els. Align zip­per at bot­tom of X1-WIP panel with seam on W-X4 panel; ma­chinestitch on the X1-WIP panel 1⁄8" above first row of stitch­ing at top of zip­per as shown in Fig­ure 18. Us­ing the zip­per foot, ma­chine-baste side edges by serg­ing or zigzag stitch­ing, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 18.

19. Cut the gros­grain rib­bon into two 121/2" lengths. With wal­let lay­ing open and in­side fac­ing up, align gros­grain rib­bon with 1/2" ex­tend­ing above, below and to the side of the edges as shown in Fig­ure 19. Us­ing a long bast­ing stitch, sew over the pre­vi­ous stitch­ing.

20. Fold rib­bon over edges, en­clos­ing pre­vi­ous stitch­ing; fold rib­bon ends in, cov­er­ing the raw side edges. Top­stitch 3⁄8" from wal­let edge; re­move bast­ing stitches.

21. Fold wal­let in thirds and fas­ten with strap to close.

Th­ese two pho­tos show both sides of the panel be­fore it is folded to cre­ate the many pock­ets and com­part­ments that make this such a ver­sa­tile wal­let.

This photo shows the in­side of the wal­let with all its pock­ets and com­part­ments be­fore the gros­grain rib­bon is added.

The out­side of the wal­let is fas­tened with hook-and-loop tape.

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