Martha & Kristy Boucher’s Vinyl & Paper Wallet Templates

Martha Stewart had Kristy Boucher on her show today to teach us how to make wallets out of Clear Vinyl and paper (like this gorgeous Glitter Cardstock Paper… glitter wallets!!! how much fun is that???).  I have so many gorgeous books of card stock, but that just don’t fit into any of my scrapbooks… but would be PERFECT for making adorable wallets.  I am also thinking about holiday gifts for teachers… presents for birthday parties… this could be a great money saver for a very cute present, especially in this economy!  The only thing I am missing is a non-stick presser foot for my sewing machine, because apparently if you use a regular presser foot on your sewing machine (instead of a plastic “non-stick” presser foot) then the foot will get stuck on to the vinyl.

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Martha & Kristy Boucher’s Vinyl & Paper Wallet Templates

Here are the two wallet templates: Wallet Pockets Template and Main Wallet Template

1. Pick your card stock and trace the template onto the cardstock.  Either all of the cardstock can be the same pattern, or you can use different patterns or solids that look good together.

2.  Take your vinyl and cut it large enough so that you can cover the entire front and back of the piece cut from the Main Wallet Template.  You should fold the vinyl at the bottom (the straight edge) rather than on the top with the rounded corners.  Sew around the edge (1/4″ from the fold or crease in the vinyl) using your non-stick presser foot on your sewing machine.

3.  Do the same thing with the vinyl for the pockets cut from the Wallet Pockets Template.

4.  Do yet again the same thing for the vinyl for the closure tab, but this time sew around all of the sides except for where the vinyl is folded.

5.  Line up all three pockets in descending size order and so that the side where the vinyl isn’t folded is at the bottom.

6.  Carefully mark a line down the center of the pockets so that you can where to sew to make sections for your credit cards.

7.  Line up the pockets on the bottom of the “outside” side of the main wallet.  Attach the pockets to the wallet and sew down the center to make sections for the credit cards.

8.  Attach the closure tab to your wallet.

9.  Fold the bottom portion with the pockets for your credit cards up to form a pocket for your dollar bills (and $100 bills!) to go.  Sew along the two sides and around the rounded side of the main body of your wallet (but make sure not to sew close the section for your dollar bills).

10.  Trim off any extra vinyl of course to tidy it up and attach snaps so that the closure tab will hold your wallet closed.

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9 Responses to “Martha & Kristy Boucher’s Vinyl & Paper Wallet Templates”

  1. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  2. Verdell Solonar on April 11th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    this is great ive bookmarked this one hehe

  3. nice article thx

  4. Carroll B. Merriman on April 17th, 2010 at 5:39 am

    awesome work thanks

  5. Martin Carsen on April 21st, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    excellent post! this is going to help me out a lot 🙂

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