Slice two of the piece of fabric in half as shown , this is where zipper will be placed
cut and iron fusible fleece to fit the heart 1/4″ smaller (this will help reduce the bulk in the edges of the heart
Using a hot iron press both sides, if you dont have fusible fleece a stabilizer material will work as well
place the top of the heart (main fabric) on your table right side facing up, place the zipper zipper side down onto the piece of fabric lining up the edges of the zipper with the bottom part of the heart piece, place the lining fabric ontop of the zipper right sides facing down. sew along the that edge as close to the zipper as you can get, if you have a zipper foot that would be the best option.
if you have difficulties placing the fabric please refer to my video tutorial linked below
once you finished sewing the zipper on fold the two pieces of fabric back to expose the zipper and sew along the edge near the zipper about a 1/4″ away for a nice top stitch
now we will attach the bottom of the heart, laying down the main fabric and then the zipper portion (zipper down) and then lining right sides down, making sure the edges of the fabric all line up and the bottom of the hear lines up with the top of the heart on the sides. sew next to the zipper, sometimes its hard to get past the zip so if you sew a small portion of it and then take the piece of out of your machine to move the zip then you can get past it better.
flip open the fabric to expose the zipper and again top stitch 1/4″ away from the zipper
Note the zipperfoot is very handy and can butt up to the zipper
Now its time to attach the back of the heart!
keeping the sewn portion facing up, lay the main fabric heart down onto the sewn portion right sides down, then lay the lining fabric on top with the right side facing up.
slip in the loop on the right hand corner of the heart and pin in place.
FOR THE LOOPS AND WRISTLET STRAP TAKE THE STRIPS OF FABRIC FOLD IN EITHER SIDE 1/2″ AND PRESS, FOLD AGAIN AND PRESS
THE STRAP SHOULD BE 1/2″ WIDE IN THE END, SEW ALONG THE EDGE TO CREATE THE STRAP
OR IF YOU DONT HAVE PATIENCE FOR THAT! USE RIBBON :d
Sew all around the perimeter of the heart, once you have passed over the zipper (slowly) open it up half way and then continue on sewing the entire thing
once finished flip it right sides out
it takes a minute or two and a little bit of finessing but it should look like this!
now for some top stitching
very slow and steady when you go over your zipper! if its metal zip over the teeth!
and then your done! just in time for your valentines day dinner 😀 how adorable and it will fit a samsung s7 some money and a few small makeup items so thats a plus!
Hey guys! so ive been working long and hard to make the best Traveler’s notebook wallet insert! and after 5 prototypes i think ive done it! I made this in a size A5 personal size notebook, this will take your planner to the next level and help you organize with some cardslots, money spots and coin pouch
thank you to Jasmine over on Instagram – @jasmine_plans for suggesting this tutorial for you guys! youtube and Craftsy.com has lacked in this department so i thought i would fill it with a patter of my own
I also have a Free pocket size wallet insert pattern HERE!
Yes it does cost money but it helps me bring your more quality content to my Blog and youtube channel just think of it as a Perk like you would get from Patreon! hehe thank you to all of you who have already purchased a pattern i am in your debt
This pattern comes with an inventory check list, all the pattern pieces that can be printed and cut out, step by step photo tutorial and also a full Video tutorial over at my youtube channel
Pocket inserts are designed to go into a Traveler’s notebook to create extra storage for change, cards, or a pen. This a Free pattern which will be provided over at Craftsy.com in PDF form but you can get all the information on the post as well
If you wish to print out the pattern to and cut it out i suggest going over to Craftsy
Here are the dimensions of this particular wallet, i used the flamingo and as a contrasting fabric Grey chevron
Fold the fabric in an accordion style to look like this, make sure all the raw edges are on the left side of the piece.
fold the 3″ piece in half and sew along the edge, flip it and press
this is your pen loop
with the main fabric facing up lay the zipper zip side down on the right edge, lay your lining fabric ontop right sides down
Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance (dont get too close to the zipper just yet)
Flip the piece right sides up and then push the main fabric towards the teeth and sew 1mm away from the zipper teeth
*By pushing the fabric to the teeth you give it a cleaner look as well as not effecting the dimension of the finished product
Do the same thing on the opposite side of the zipper with the remaining fabrics, line up the edges with the zipper making sure the right sides are facing each other
Sew along the edge and then flip right sides out and top stitch 1mm away from the zipper teeth