Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Iron Craft 16: Taxman

This weeks Iron Craft challenge was to create something dealing with money.  I took the opportunity to knock out one of the other crafts that I've been wanting to do, but haven't taken the time.  We use a lot of gift cards and I'm always struggling to figure out if I have one for a particular restaurant. So, I decided to keep them in their own wallet.

IC 16: GiftCardWallet
Start with two rectangles of fabric that are about 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches and two rectangles that are 2 inches by 4.5 inches. (You'll also need about 1.5 inches of elastic and thread).
IC16: Gift Card Wallet
Turn down a narrow hem on the long edge of both smaller rectangles and sew.

IC17 Gift Card Wallet

Lay one big rectangle down (right side up) then lay the two smaller rectangles down at each end of the bigger rectangle (right side down with the hemmed edge towards the middle), lastly lay the other big rectangle on top right side down.

IC16 gift card wallet
Sew a seam around the outside edge making sure to catch all three layers where applicable and leaving a place to turn it.  Clip the corners.

IC17: gift card wallet

Turn, close the opening and then top stitch the whole way around.  Take a small piece of elastic, form it into a circle and sew it to the middle (I closed it up to see where that was).

IC16: Gift Card Wallet

Then, I put in a mini Sharpie and a set of Wallet windows that I bought.  I'll get another set for the other side.

IC16: Gift Card Wallet

Now, I'll have my Sharpie handy to mark the gift cards and I wont need to search through my wallet for them.

1 comments:

kat said...

great tutorial!

 
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