Original text by Marina Belova
My satisfactory experiment of making a passport holder inspired me to try and create an item of a similar type — a wallet for various small things, like credit cards and discount cards. For it is so simple to make something without extra effort using this method — of course, I that does not include creating a design. What is especially good is that all the seams are located inside and nothing sticks out, so the item looks very neat.
Here is the resulting wallet with a snap:
And this photo shows it from the inside:
The design was very simple — running stitches and satin stitches + a row of stops for positioning and sewing the parts together:
I chose the plainest fabric for the right side, linen for the lining and calico with a bright flower pattern for the inside. Before starting I cut out all of the embroidery parts from these fabrics:
Two of them — the pocket and the divider — I folded in half with the right side facing upward:
Now I could start the embroidery. As usual, I hoop the stabilizer only:
Embroider an outline:
Then I take a piece of fabric prepared for the right side of my wallet (linen) and stick it onto the stabilizer:
I should point out that Gunold temporary spray adhesive leaves non-erasable stains on linen, so you should use it with care.
After I have positioned my fabric, I additionally secure it with a basting stitch along the edges, and only then embroider a small design, which is a stylized flower:
Now it's time for the placement of the divider and the pocket. I position the details in accordance with the embroidered horizontal marks, which are located on the vertical side. First, I need to position the pocket (it is made of the same fabric as the right side of the wallet), adjusting the fold to the lowest mark. Thus, the level at which the pocket is situated will be lower than the divider:
Then I place a divider matching the fold with the upper mark:
After that, I attach the fabric to the stabilizer with a paper adhesive so that they don't shift during the embroidery:
I start the machine and sew the parts together:
Now I take a piece of fabric for the lining and place it with its wrong side up over the parts that are already sewn together:
Then I stitch the parts of the item together, save for the one small opening below for turning it right way round:
Now I can unhoop the whole thing and, having turned it out, trim the extra fabric along the perimeter in accordance with the outline:
I didn't remove the stabilizer, but instead kept it for the item to maintain its shape.
I regret that I didn't have a casing wheel — it is very handy for cutting such items.
Now I turn the item the wrong side facing upward. So that the right side is yet on the inside and the lining is on the outside.
But now I need to sew up the opening:
I sew it up manually:
And after that I turn the item the right way round and iron:
All that is left is to attach the snap. I used an ordinary one with a smooth upper surface.
This is all, in a nutshell.