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So while I was on the hunt for the perfect handmade gift I came across a geek wallet that had some of the elements I was looking for but not yet the perfect gift.  So..  I added some very essential pockets and made it the perfect all-in-one wallet for the "hard to get" person on your list.

I decided to sew my very first ever handmade gift (and by first I mean first sucessful project that I finished 100% without too many tears and without throwing my hands up in defeat.) 

I am soooo happy with the outcome (well minues the #SewingFails) that I have created this tutorial for you.

This wallet was created to hold your phone, MP3 player, credit cards, USB's, money and anything else that meets your fancy.

Gizmo-wallet

 Materials Needed:

Download Personal Organizer pattern and assemble.

AGF Fabrics (large peices - Fat eighths of desired fabric;  Pockets - Large scraps of desired fabric)

Pellon Shape Flex Fusible

Pellon Fleece Fusible

Materials-fabric

Notions Needed

5 Buttons

1 Snap closure

Elastic

Materials-hardware
 

Cutting Directions

Inside and Outside Panels Cut 2 (we used 2 different fabrics)

 

Inside Pockets:

Big Pocket Cut 2

Phone Pocket Cut 2

Credit Card Pocket Cut 8 (we used two different pockets and cut 4 of each)

Mini Pockets Cut 4

 

Outside Pockets:

Large Credit Card Pocket Cut 4

Bill Pocket Cut 2

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Interfacing 

Fuse Pellon Fleece Fusible to Inside and Outside Panels

Fuse Pellon Shape Flex Fusible to both wrong sides of Big Pocket and Phone Pocket

Fuse Pellon Shape Flex Fusible to only one wrong side of Bill Pocket and Large Credit Card Pocket

Fabric Cut_final

 

Sewing Instructions

Place Big Pockets right sides together and begin by sewing bottom edge with a ¼” seam allowance

Leave a 1” gap in bottom for turning

Sew around three remaining edges

Pockets
Repeat same steps on phone pocket

Repeat same steps on bill pocket

Repeat same steps on large credit card pockets

Repeat same steps on mini pockets

Repeat same steps on credit card pockets

Clip all four corners on each and trim off excess fabric for turning

Clip corner

Turn all pockets right side out and poke out corners

Press turned pockets

Pockets flipped

Top stich top between 1/8”-1/4” along edge of each pocket depending on desired look

Make sure to backstitch or hand tie ends to prevent unraveling

Knots
Lay credit card pocket on big pocket

Measure 3” up from bottom edge and pin first pocket in place

  Measure
Sew bottom edge of pocket being sure to pass through both
credit card and big pocket

Align bottom pocket with bottom of big pocket

Pockets sewen
Sew bottom edge of pocket being sure to pass through both
credit card and big pocket

Place final two pockets in between sewn pockets and sew
bottom edge of pocket one at a time

Pocket layout
All pockets should be spaced evenly making sure to back-stitch or hand tie ends

Place and pin mini pockets to big pocket

Stitch bottom edge of mini pockets one at a time

Stitch sides of mini pockets one at a time making sure to backstitch or hand tie ends

Pocket complete
Place and pin centered phone and big pocket 1 ½” from edge and 1” apart

Sew down sides of phone pocket one at a time making sure to back-stitch or hand tie ends

Sew bottom of phone pocket making sure to back-stitch or hand tie ends

Sew down sides of big pocket one at a time making sure to keep credit card pockets in place back-stitch or hand tie ends

Sew bottom of big pocket making sure to back-stitch or hand tie ends

Sewing pockets
Place and pin first credit card pockets on outside panel 1” down and 1” over from edge

Place and pin second credit card pocket 1” apart from first pocket

Place and pin bill pocket centered between credit card pockets and 1” up from bottom edge

Sew bottom of bill pocket making sure to back-stitch or hand
tie ends

Sew down sides of bill pocket one at a time making sure to
back-stitch or hand tie ends

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Prepare buttons and optional notions

Cut elastic into two 3” strips and one 2” strip

Mark elastic placement on inside panel

Elastic placement
Use clear tape to hold elastic ends together

Loops
Pin elastic onto inside panel

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Place inside and outside panels right sides together and pin
all around

Sew bottom edge ½” seam allowance leaving a 2” opening for
turning

Make sure to back-stitch over elastic to reinforce seam

Re-force

Sew sides of panels with ½” seam allowance

Sew top edge with 1/2” seam allowance making sure to backstitch over elastic to reinforce seam

Clip all four corners on each and trim off excess fabric for turning

Turn entire wallet right side out and press

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Sew buttons on both sides of wallet 1” from edge and ½”-1”
down depending on button size

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*Snaps inside pockets are options and can be hand sewn

Tip: For the LARGE pocket a snap closure will ensure that your electronics stay in place and for the smaller pocket I suggest using a string/ribbon to tie down your phone so it does not slip out.

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This Gizmo wallet is great for just about anyone. It holds credit cards, USB's, your phone and MP3 player all in one spot. No more going through your purse or carrying all these items separately.

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Hope you enjoyed my very first ever pattern and that if you do make it you share it with me. I love seeing how this works for everyone!

Leave me a comment below letting me know "Who is this gift perfect for?"

Happy Sewing!

- Anais

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