Oilcloth fabric can be used to make a durable, attractive and practical folding wallet that can hold money and credit cards. Vinyl oilcloth is strong, waterproof and inexpensive. It does not fray and can be found in a wide variety of colours and patterns at fabric stores. A sewing machine will deliver a strong straight stitch that will secure the wallet's magic fold construction. Stitch up a bunch of these useful wallets for some holiday gifts that are sure to be appreciated.
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Things you need
- 1/4 yard double-sided vinyl oilcloth fabric
- Sewing machine
- Carpet thread
Cut a rectangle of oilcloth to measure 7 inches by 8 1/2 inches with the scissors.
Cut two rectangles of oilcloth to measure 4 inches by 3 1/2 inches.
Fold one smaller rectangle widthways, 1/2 inch from the bottom, to create two credit-card slots.
Attach one smaller folded rectangle to the upper right-hand side of the larger rectangle by using the sewing machine to sew a straight topstitch 1/4 inch from the side and bottom edges of the smaller rectangle.
Fold the second smaller rectangle up 1/2 inch from the bottom and sew it to the upper left-hand side of the larger rectangle.
Fold the larger rectangle in half lengthwise and sew up the sides with a straight seam 1/4 inch from the edge. Fold the completed wallet in half lengthwise with the credit-card slots on the inside of the fold.
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