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.
Brilliant! Beats fumbling around your bag trying to find your purse amongst the rest of the rubble!ReplyDelete
MashaAllah your crafting is fab.
Well done dear, its really a useful cuff :) & upcycling is always good, keep sharing!ReplyDelete
Love this! I can see lots of uses from keeping medical information available to keeping track of money for a field trip! I need one for me! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!ReplyDelete
Great tute! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am following along now. You have tons of great ideas :)ReplyDelete
This would be great for jogging, too. Great tutorial.ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.comReplyDelete
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what a great idea for my kids! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)ReplyDelete
As-Salamo Aleikom sis, I tagged you here: http://muslimwifesecrets.blogspot.com/2012/03/eleven-tagged-questions.htmlReplyDelete
Pinning this! Thanks for sharing with Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again this week!ReplyDelete
So smart idea! I love it.ReplyDelete
ideia otima ,adorei!ReplyDelete