The Pick A Pocket Wallet Sew Along - Part Four!
Stand Alone ID Window Tutorial

Alternative Card Slot ID Window Tutorial

Wallet

How is everyone enjoying sewing their Pick A Pocket Wallets? Having FUN I hope! Well today I have an awesome tutorial by Mel to share with you. It's an alternative method of making your ID window to get a super neat finish! Let's take a look....over to you Mel-

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Mel

 

Hello everyone! My name is Mel (Melanie Euhus if you must!), and I’m thrilled to have been asked to be a guest blogger!! Thanks so much Christine!

 

I previously had a tutorial on how to make a neat ID Window, that can be attached to any bag or wallet. In this example I was working on Chris’ Pick-a-Pocket Wallet, so this is designed to go on top of card slots. You may also need to check the measurements on the pattern you are using, and adjust accordingly. Let’s go!

STEP ONE

Get a piece of fusible applique paper, such as Vliesofix, or Heat n Bond Lite. You will see it has a dull (paper) side, and a shiny (adhesive) side.

Step 1

STEP TWO

Cut this piece the same size as your ID Window Pattern piece.

  Step 2

STEP THREE

Draw the lines, ¾” in from each side, onto the paper side of the applique paper.

Step 3

STEP FOUR

Cut out the centre rectangle from the the lines you drew (cutting off the ¾” edges). Position this rectangle centred on the wrong side of your fabric piece, ¾” in from the sides, adhesive side down. Fuse in place.

Draw an ‘X’ between the corners of the paper

Step 4

STEP FIVE

Use a seam ripper to get you started, then a small pair of scissors to cut along the lines, to the corners of the paper.

Step 5

STEP SIX

Trim each of the centre points so that you have about ½” of paper edges left.

Step 6

STEP SEVEN

Peel away the paper backing, revealing the adhesive.

Step 7
STEP EIGHT

Fold your edges over, lining it straight along the sides and finger press. Then CAREFULLY take the tip of your iron to fuse in place, one side at a time.

Step 8

STEP NINE

Flip over the right side, admire your handiwork, and continue with the pattern instructions to add your vinyl!

Step 9

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AWESOME tutorial Mel! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Now why didn't I think to do it that way in the first place? 

The good news is that Mel has another ID window tutorial to share with us....so watch for that coming soon!

To see more of Mel's work, visit her on Facebook Buntings & Things, HERE!

Missed the Pick A Pocket Sew Along with Ellen? You can see Part One HERE,  Part two  HERE! & Part Three Here! Part four HERE!

Christine

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