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Vinyl, glitter, and sequins? Yes please. Revel in the season’s sparkle with this new take on an old favorite.

Tools

  • scissors
  • sharpie
  • small hole punch or leather rotary punch (optional)
  • sewing needle
  • wallet template

Materials

  • clear vinyl
  • charcoal vinyl
  • silver collar stud
  • glitter and sequin mix

Time

45 minutes
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Gather your tools and materials. If you have a leather punch or small hole punch it will be helpful for this project but it's optional. We will show you how to create your own round holes with a pair of scissors too!

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Cut out the template on the solid black line.

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Punch out the 4 holes or use a pair of scissors carefully by twisting them back and forth to make a small hole.

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Using a permanent marker trace the outside of the template on the clear piece of vinyl. Mark a dot where the 4 holes are.

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Once you've traced the clear, cut across the dotted line on the template. Trace this smaller rectangle on the charcoal vinyl. Mark a dot where the hole is.

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Cut out both pieces of vinyl just on the inside the marked lines.

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Punch out all 4 holes in the clear piece of vinyl. If you don't have a hole punch read the next step to use scissors. You don't want to use a regular paper hole punch as it creates a hole larger than needed.

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If you are making a hold with scissors, bend the piece of vinyl in half right on the dot. Make a tiny slit on the dot with your scissors.

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Use the slit as a place to put your scissors and start snipping around in a circle creating an even hole about 3mm wide. Repeat for the rest of the holes.

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We are going to stitch the charcoal vinyl to the clear. One clear side is longer than the other. Even up the template and the charcoal vinyl to make sure the charcoal vinyl is lined up to the correct side.

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With the charcoal vinyl lined up to the edges find the hole in the clear and punch over it again to create the exact same hole location in the charcoal.

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Cut a piece of thread about 14 inches long. Thread the needle and knot the end.

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Holding the charcoal vinyl and the clear vinyl in place go from the inside and poke your needle up through the charcoal vinyl about 2mm away from the edge of the hole.

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Poke the needle back down through both layers, charcoal and clear. Sew a running stitch around the hole staying about 2mm away from the edge. The most important thing to do when making the stitches is to keep them very short. If they are long the glitter (see Step 22) will escape from the finished wallet.

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Sew all the way around the hole and pull the needle to the back through both layers.

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Tie a double knot.

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Snip off excess thread.

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Cut another piece of thread about 24" long. Knot the end and thread your needle.

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Starting at the top right hand corner poke your needle through the charcoal layer in the corner and pull until you reach the knot.

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Sew a running stitch through both layers staying at least 1mm away from the edge. Remember to keep the stitches short in length. Sew up and down following the outside edge.

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When you are about 1 inch from the start, stop and set the needle down. Wiggle your finger around to open up the vinyl.

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Pour in the glitter and sequin mix. Tap it down with your finger to move it from the top edge.

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Continue sewing the top edge until you reach where you started.

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Tie a secure double knot around the entry point and cut off the excess thread.

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On the opposite side of the clear vinyl push the screw side of the stud through the hole.

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Fold the sides over the screw stud and screw on the top.

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Fold over the top and you're done! If you would like the front of the wallet to be clear you can simply reverse the side you push the stud through.

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mcmurphyl

about 4 years ago

This turned out so cute. I'm giving it to my daughter to hold her Christmas gift cards.

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ForTheMakers

about 4 years ago

Wonderful idea @mcmurphyl! Don't forget a For the Makers gift card;)

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mishelli

about 4 years ago

argh. In step 5 I accidentally cut the flap off my vinyl instead of off the template. fail. Could I possibly buy a replacement piece?

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cecamp

about 4 years ago

Oh no! My box didn't come with a silver collar stud. My wallet can't shut!

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ForTheMakers

about 4 years ago

@cecamp - oh no! We'll put one in the mail for you today! Sorry about that.

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ForTheMakers

about 4 years ago

@mishelli - we're prone to a craftcident or two ourselves...these things happen. We'll mail out another piece for you so you can make your credit cards fancy!

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cecamp

about 4 years ago

Thank you so much!!

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mishelli

about 4 years ago

that's super nice of you guys!! thanks! my friend just laughed at me when I told him I did that. I was about to start scouring local craft and hardware stores :D

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danicalifornia

about 4 years ago

mine is missing the close button pls help?

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ForTheMakers

about 4 years ago

@danicalifornia - Sorry that was missing! Putting one in the mail for you.

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makermaker

about 4 years ago

I used a dry erase marker so my tracing wiped clean. Be careful not to rub off the outline before the vinyl is cut and holes punched.

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charityborne

about 4 years ago

Oh. My. Goodness. I love this wallet!! I have been using the swallets, yes they are surfers wallets. Really compact, they can float etc, and have been using that for the past 6 years. I have just found my new wallet!!!

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Katieface

about 4 years ago

I had real trouble doing the holes with my snub-nosed pair of scissors, but I found an alternative method I was pretty happy with: piercing a hole in the vinyl with my needle, and then using a pair of needle-nosed jewellery pliers to widen the hole up to the right size :)

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Kimberly

over 3 years ago

I finally made this this afternoon. I just love those flower sequins! This is perfect for holding my rewards and frequent shopper cards.

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @kimberly - happy to hear you like this project! We are still toting our holiday gift cards with it!