a snap pouch with a secret ID pocket
Ever had that awkward moment were you don't have any pockets in your work clothes so you don't have money on you, and then when it's time for coffee or your stomach grumbles and announces its hunger to the world to hear, you don't have cash on hand? Well it happens to me ALL the time at work so I made the Sandi ID Wallet - which is not only a grab and go pouch for everything I misplace - coins, hairpins, important things you know - it also doubles as an ID holder with a clear vinyl pocket on the back.
If you have the same problem as me or just need a nice holder for your boring work ID, to distract from those blurry non flattering photos they insist on taking then check out the Sandi ID wallet tutorial and also the accompanying tutorial for a matching badge reel.
All the tutorials are a step-by-step walk through to compensate for the lackluster descriptive skill I have but if you have any questions feel free to ask!
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Now fold in half again.
You should have a strip of fabric 1/4 the size of what you started with.
Before you sew both sides of the strip, thread it through the base of your hook to make sure it fits. If not you will need to unfold, trim and start again.
Now sew up both sides of the fabric strip.
By ironing along the folds you have now divided the wallet into thirds.
Grab the clear vinyl ID pocket and attach it (with clips, as pins tend to permanently mark the vinyl) to the middle third of the outer fabric.
Make sure to really go back and forth over the start and finishing of your stitching, to really attach the vinyl to the outer fabric, otherwise it comes a bit loose.
If you have a newer machine choose your triple stitch function - it's rather pretty and super secure.
With both pieces sandwiched together pin, pin, pin around the outside.
Sew around your pins.
When I sew a piece good sides together, and need to turn it through a slip hole, I find the easiest way to do so is to sew the whole thing shut and then unpick where I want the hole to be so that there is a line to follow when topstitching.
Iron the wallet nice and flat and push the edges of the hole back into the lining.
Be careful when ironing not to iron over the vinyl pocket on a high iron setting, even when ironing through the lining. Either turn down the iron setting or use a cloth to protect the vinyl.
Topstitch over the hole to close it.
Fold the bottom 3" of the wallet up to form a pouch and press.
It will be a bit of a struggle to pin all the layers together so grab whatever is handy to hold the pieces together, clothes pegs would work in a pinch.
Topstitch around the whole thing.
Now to attach the metal snap button. Given the length of the tutorial and my tendency to prefer pictures over words I have included it in a seperate tutorial which can be found here.
Just for reference the coloured metal cap (top prong) and stud should be placed on the flap of the wallet, and the bottom prong and socket on the base of the wallet.