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Fabric Checkbook Tutorial

16 May

As I promised here is the checkbook cover

to match the wallet from last weeks post

If you missed the wallet tutorial here it is:

Wallet Tutorial

If you would like a premade checkbook cover or wallet

check out my items in my shop  Here

If you would like a different color let me know

I love making custom creations


1/4 yard of fabric

1/2 yard of 20″ fusible interfacing

thread, sewing machine, and iron

Pattern Checkbook cover

Let’s get started:

Print out the pattern and lay pieces on top of fabric

Pin or draw around pattern

cut out

repeat with interfacing,  cut out

Fuse interfacing to pieces

following instructions on interfacing

If want to embroider something on the front

now is the time to do it on piece #1

on wrong side fold 1/4″ on top of piece #2 and bottom of

2nd Piece # 2.  Press with iron

Stitch close to edge on both pieces

Place pieces #2 on top of piece #1 so both right sides are

facing up and folded edges of Pieces #2 are toward the center

Stitch Pieces #2 to #1 with 1/4″ stitch

Place second Piece #1 on top of the completed #1 & #2 pieces

right sides together

Stitch 1/2″ around leaving a hole to turn

Turn right side out through the hole.

Press flat

Hand Stitch opening closed

Trifold Women’s Wallet

9 May

As I  mentioned in yesterdays post my daughter and  I Love purses!!

So here is the first in several posts of purses and purse related items.

This wallet has a spot for everything!!

You could easily just grab this wallet and run to town.

Here is how to make the matching checkbook cover

Checkbook cover

If you don’t have the time or don’t want to make these,

you can find some premade wallets and checkbook covers on my site at:

Premade Wallets and checkbook covers

Wallet Project


Printed pattern  Wallet

 ¼ yard fabric

½” yard 20” wide Fusible interfacing


Elastic cording or something to make loop

Thread, sewing machine, iron

Lets get started:

First print out pattern

Lay pattern pieces on fabric and either pin or draw around. Cut 2 of pieces 2,3,4 (piece one will be cut out from extra piece 2)  Cut out.

Separate piece 2 into two sections

Use extra piece 2 to cut out piece 1

This saves on fabric

Also cut out a piece of fabric 2 ½” x 1”

This is for the pen holder

Cut out interfacing :  cut 2 of piece 3 and 1 of each piece 1,2,4

Fuse to the back of the pieces

On the back of pieces #1 , #2 & one of #3 fold top edge ¼” down. Press

On back of second piece #3 fold top and bottom edge ¼”. Press

Stitch close to the edge on all pieces that are folded

Stach pieces 1,2,&3 on top of each other right sides up

Having bottom raw edges even

Stitch ¼” on bottom three sides.

Draw lines on all three pieces that match pattern

Stitch through all layers on stitchig line

Place finished pieces 1,2,3 on top of one piece 4 right sides up

Having all bottom edges even

Stitch ¼” around the three edges

Fold pen holder in half long ways right sides together

Stitch ¼” from edge

Turn right side out and press

Place second piece of #3 on placement line on piece #4

Place pen holder on bottom edge of piece #3

Sew through three unfinished edges of piece #3   ¼” from edge.

Place a 4” loop of elastic cord in center of the top edge of piece #4

Place second piece #4 on top of stack with right sides together.

Sew ¼” from edge all the way around,

Leaving a hole to turn right side out.

Turn right side out and hand stitch the the opening closed

Attach a button to the front side of the wallet

Closed View

  Open View

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