>> Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This last weekend I made some magic wallets. Ever heard of those?
The wallets that magically move your money back and forth under the elastic inside. I tried three different types of 'binding' inside the wallet to hold the money. Elastic, ribbon, and elastic cording. I found the cording was a little fragile and the wallet couldn't hold it's rectangular shape as well. Here is 1/8 elastic.
Here is one with a pretty ribbon of the same width.
here. She has a pdf to download as well as a video...easy peasy. No sewing needed. Just fabric, ribbon, mat board and glue. I did change the size from the original tutorial. I made these wallets 4" x 2 1/2 " and when I cut the fabric rectangles to cover the board I cut it 5" x 3 1/2". I found the elastic had more give and also it seemed to hold whatever was placed inside a bit more. If you don't want to give a gift card this size also held dollars folded up just as easy.
So head over and whip one up...they go super fast, are very versatile, and I think whoever you give it to will love it!