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    In-the-hoop: Wallet with a snap

    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: 

    wallet-with-snap-01.jpg

    And this photo shows it from the inside: 

    wallet-with-snap-02.jpg

    The design was very simple — running stitches and satin stitches + a row of stops for positioning and sewing the parts together: 

    wallet-with-snap-03.jpg

    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: 

    wallet-with-snap-04.jpg

    Two of them — the pocket and the divider — I folded in half with the right side facing upward: 

    wallet-with-snap-05.jpg

    Now I could start the embroidery. As usual, I hoop the stabilizer only: 

    wallet-with-snap-06.jpg

    Embroider an outline: 

    wallet-with-snap-07.jpg

    Then I take a piece of fabric prepared for the right side of my wallet (linen) and stick it onto the stabilizer: 

    wallet-with-snap-08.jpg

    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: 

    wallet-with-snap-09.jpg

    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: 

    wallet-with-snap-10.jpg

    Then I place a divider matching the fold with the upper mark: 

    wallet-with-snap-11.jpg

    After that, I attach the fabric to the stabilizer with a paper adhesive so that they don't shift during the embroidery: 

    wallet-with-snap-12.jpg

    I start the machine and sew the parts together: 

    wallet-with-snap-13.jpg

    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: 

    wallet-with-snap-14.jpg

    Then I stitch the parts of the item together, save for the one small opening below for turning it right way round: 

    wallet-with-snap-15.jpg

    Now I can unhoop the whole thing and, having turned it out, trim the extra fabric along the perimeter in accordance with the outline: 

    wallet-with-snap-16.jpg

    I didn't remove the stabilizer, but instead kept it for the item to maintain its shape. 

    wallet-with-snap-17.jpg

    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. 

    wallet-with-snap-18.jpg

    But now I need to sew up the opening: 

    wallet-with-snap-19.jpg

    I sew it up manually: 

    wallet-with-snap-20.jpg

    And after that I turn the item the right way round and iron: 

    wallet-with-snap-21.jpg

    wallet-with-snap-22.jpg

    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. 


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    Thank you for the tutorial, do you ever post designs that are made in the hoop? I love to make purses and wallets in the hoop and am sure that you have some great ideas!

    Nancyt

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    On 17.04.2016 at 0:56 PM, nlee56 said:

    Thank you for the tutorial, do you ever post designs that are made in the hoop? I love to make purses and wallets in the hoop and am sure that you have some great ideas!

    Nancyt

    Sorry, not possible

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