I originally saw these over a year ago on another great bloggers page and my tutorial was based fairly similar to hers except that I didn't use any fusible interfacing! This is her link: http://www.lemonsqueezyhome.com/2010/09/lunch-money-cuff-tutorial.html She has some great tutorials and I highly suggest you pop along and visit her blog.
- 4 Pieces of fabric (each 20cm x 7cm)
- Small 3" zip
- small piece of Velcro
Step 1: Make sure you have all the pieces needed. (Pic 1)
Step 2: Place one piece of fabric onto another piece (right sides together). (Pic 2) Pin these together.
Step 3: Draw a rectangle shape, where you want the zip to be placed. Make sure it is centred length ways and not in the way of the seam edges. It should be a rectangle about the size (1cm x 7cm approx). (Pic 2) Sew a line along the rectangle.
Step 4: Now make a slit in the centre of the rectangle. Use a seam ripper, scissors or a cutter for this.
Step 6: Once you have the fabric through the slit, straighten it down with your hands. (Pic 6)
Step 7: Iron the fabric straight at this point so it is neat. (pic 7)
Step 8: Insert your zip. Place it underneath and attach. Stitch around in a neat rectangle shape. (Pic 8)
Step 10: Stitch all the way around, leaving a small gap (to turn inside out). I left the gap in the bottom corner,however I would recommend to leave the gap more centred so it is easier to restitch when turned! (Pic 10)
Step 11: Turn the fabric inside out. (Pic 11)
Step 12: Iron out straight and stitch all along the edge. (Step 12)
Step 14: Attach the other piece of Velcro to the underneath side of the wallet. (Pic 14)
Step 15: The wallet is now ready for use for coins or notes. (Pic 15)
Step 16: Its now ready to wear -place on child's wrist! (Pic 16)
These really are very easy to make. I have been wanting to make one for ages, but to be honest I was a bit hesitant because I normally avoid tasks that involve zips! However, this was so easy to make and fairly quick too. I think I will try to make a girls version next.
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