"Stash Buster" Zippered Wallet
Got right on this tutorial since Dollar Store Crafts stash busting event wraps up on my husband's birthday, I mean Earth Day.
1/2 inch Seam Allowance.
Scraps of cotton fabric
7 inch zipper
Pellon Fusible Fleece
4 x 8 Cotton
2 x 8 Fusible Fleece
8 x 8 Cotton
4 x 8 Fusible Fleece
Middle Divider (optional)
11.5 x 8 Cotton
12 x 11.5 (or 2 pieces 6 x 11.5) Cotton
No Fleece in back.
3 x 8 Cotton
Fold the top & bottom front pieces over the fleece and press.
Fold the Middle divider in half (4 x 11.5), press & top stitch.
Fold the 12 x 11.5 in half (6 x 11.5), if you cut two pieces just lay them out WST.
For Strap fold in the raw edges, press and top stitch both long sides of strap (.75 x 8).
Place the finished edge of the bottom front piece up right next to the zipper teeth. The zipper tape should be 8 inches long just like your front piece. Slowly sew down the edge of the fabric about 1/8 inch away from the zipper teeth.
AS you get close to the zipper pull, put your needle in the down position.
Lift the presser foot.
Lower the presser foot and continue to the edge of the fabric & zipper tape.
Line up the finished edge of the top front piece with the other side of the zipper and repeat.
Layer the folded back piece or the 2 6 x 11.5 back pieces, ALIGN to one of the short sides.
add the folded divider align to the same short side and to the bottom.
THE BACK PIECES ARE LONGER THAN THE FRONT.
Sew the sides with the zipper side UP!!! Sew one of the short sides. Watch out for the metal ends of the zipper. You should miss them, but move past them slowly cause they will snap your needle right off.
Look, the edges of the back poke out and you can see them from the front.
Please note that the slightly wider back is folded and extends past the front pieces.
!!! Make Sure the zipper is open before you continue to the next step!!