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    by Marlene

    Designs By SiCK
    May 2012

    Just in time for Father’s Day!!!

    You can see the set by clicking here.

    Patterns fit 4×4 & Hoops 4×9 or larger


    Felt or any stiff fabric
    Tear-away stabilizer

    Colors: Pink - placement (hidden) Placement is Used if you don’t want to hoop and just secure the fabric on top.
    Light Blue – tack down & trim (hidden)
    Other colors are the final ones and will show up.

    I used all the same colors on the wallet itself along with matching bobbin thread and used the color chart as a reference as to where to place and trim.

    Note: The pink placement stitch is in all the wallet patterns- if you’re stitching a small design to put on the wallet then you may disregard the placement and go on the the blue tackdown and continue.

    Do not unhoop until the wallet (section if working with a 4×4 hoop) is complete.

    Remember: The fabric for the first placement is the only that will be on top of the hoop. All the rest of the fabric will be attached in layers under the hoop according to the instructions.

    Hoop fabric and a good tear-away stabilizer.Stitch any of the 5 first designs if desired. If you want the wallet blank then leave this part out.

    I used clear water soluble stabilizer for the tutorial pictures.

    4x 4 hoops

    Stitch the Pink placement stitch and attach a 4×4 piece of fabric on top. You may use a clear vinyl for this part. Although, felt worked best for me.
    Next stitch out the Light Blue tack down and trim closely, being careful not to cut the thread. Next sew the satin stitch.

    Stitch the next Pink placement stitch and attach same size fabric - under- the hoop.

    I used clear vinyl for the top and felt under the hoop.
    Then sew the Light Blue tack down, take out of the machine and trim closely then place back.

    Lastly stitch the Pink placement, take out of the machine and attach two 4×4 pieces of fabric, back to back, under the hoop. Next do the Light Blue tack down take out
    of the machine and trim closely to the stitches.
    I found that by trimming the fabric one layer at a time, gives me a closer trim.
    Place back in the machine and complete.

    The area between the rows of satin stitches will be able to be separated into pockets forming a small one for cards and the long for money. Carefully tear off the stabilizer. You can use a pin or sharp scissors to start.

    4×4 hoop

    Bifold : Sew the left section 1st, then unhoop.
    Sew the right section and stop after sewing the stitch that looks like a zipper or e-stitch, I have it marked as orange thread. Place the completed piece side-to-side to the one in the hoop . Slightly overlapping the hooped piece and match the e-stitch edges
    together along with the top and bottom corner. I secured it with a piece of masking tape. (Don’t sew through masking tape, it’ll make your needles sticky)
    Stitch out the last satin stitch that will join the two together.


    Stitch out all the left and right pieces . The centers on both the front and back are the joining pieces and will be done last. Stitch out as in the instructions.
    When the center is still in the hoop – stop – after sewing the e-stitch (orange thread) .
    Secure the edge of the left piece to the e-stitch on the left edge of the one still hooped, slightly overlapping.
    Do the same to the right piece. Secure it to the right edge, slightly overlapping the e-stitches, and matching corner to corner.
    Stitch out the last satin stitch and all three will be joined.

    Putting back & front together
    Biford & Trifold: On a sewing machine join the back and the front pieces with a zigzag or loose satin. Match the edges together and start sewing along the bottom. Be sure you start at the center bottom edge and go outward and up the sides, leaving the center
    seam of the wallet alone.

    4×9 Hoop or Larger
    Bifold & Trifold

    Cut 4 pieces of fabric 4″x10″

    All the designs included are sized to fit the centers of any of the larger spaces.

    Center and secure one piece of your fabric. You have an option of stitching out the included designs first or just sewing a blank wallet. Sew out the
    Pink placement stitch , the blue tack down, trim and continue as above.

    The entire wallet is stitched out in the hoop with no additional sewing.

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    2 Responses to Wallets

    1. linda kay says:

      I’m having trouble understanding the directions. When I downloaded the designs to my machine they dont have a identification for what part it is and it’s very confusing.
      When I’ve SO the design I wanted it then says to put the clear vinyl on and tack down SO satin stitches and then put the fabric under this does it go up or down?

      [editor’s note: Here is Marlene’s reply:

      You can either sew a design or leave the it blank. The vinyl is used as a clear window and it subsituted for a piece of fabric. The piece after the vinyl is sewn will be
      under the hoop with the good side of the fabric facing the stabilizer.

      Hoop your fabric, stitch the design, sew the pink and blue lines, trim around the blue line, sew satin. — Then place a piece of fabric UNDER
      the hoop with the side of the fabric you want to show at the ending result -facing the hoop (stabilizer). If you turn the hoop upside down, you will see the backside of your material on each piece but the last. Only the very last piece will be showing when you turn the hoop upside down. This last piece will be on the outside of the wallet
      example: when you set the hoop on a table all the fabric should be facing up (facing the stabilizer) except the very last piece that is back to back. All this hidden fabric that you have sewn that was facing the hoop will show when you tear off the stabilizer.

      Do you all feel this needs to be added to the instructions?


    2. Linda Murphy says:

      Thank you I think I understand it better now. It wouldn’t hurt to include this information with the rest of the instructions thank you again.
      Linda Kay

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