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Undies Wallet

An all time favorite, this project shows you how to convert a pair of undies into a wallet.

by Craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

1 pair size 4 little boy briefs
1 pkg bias binding. (I used 1/4 inch. I recommend using 1/2 inch or something wider than 1/4 inch because 1/4 inch does not look very awesome.)
1/4 yard 45'' coordinating cotton/cotton blend print

Instructions

1.Begin by using a seam ripper to remove the waistband. Be careful around the tag.

2.Rip the seams around the legs as well. Mine were serged around the crotch seam… Don’t worry about that. I left them dangling.

3.Time to cut out the pieces. I used 4.5 inch x 8 inch rectangles. Cut one out of the front of the undies and one from the back. Also cut 3 out of fusible craft-weight interfacing (heavy weight washable) and..

4.Out of a coordinating cotton or cotton blend solid (or print if you wanna get crazy with it, you wild thing you).

5.Customize two of the blue rectangle (one interfaced, one plain) with pockets, and ID holder, credit card pockets, whatever. The interfaced one will be the front half of the money pocket. The non-interfaced one will be on the other side of the top flap. I recommend doing a big old change pocket on the non-interfaced, and an ID holder, credit card slots, etc. on the interfaced one.

6.Prepare to be confused: Sew the all the inside pieces together and all the outside pieces together. Hopefully you can see in the picture that the inside pieces are: plain solid, plain solid, upside-down uninterfaced customized piece. The outside pieces go front of undies right side up, back of undies right side up, upside-down interfaced customized piece.

7.Now turn that left column from the picture above upside down (don’t flip it over, just turn it twice) and zigzag or serge around all the edges, attaching the insides to the outsides, RIGHT SIDES OUT. That means front of undies right side up attaches to uninterfaced customized piece right side up. If you do that right, the back of the undies piece will be sewn to a plain piece, and the upside down customized interfaced piece will be sewn to a plain piece. This is easier than it sounds. I just had the left piece upside down in the above picture.

8.Bias bind that bad boy all around the edges.

9.Fold the “front of money pocket” (see cheap little paint illustration at top) up to the “back of money pocket” and whip stitch both sides to make the main money pocket.

This project was contributed by Reagan Copeland She is a high school junior hailing from exotic Pennsylvania. While she adores sewing, knitting, and doodling like a fiend, her first love is the theatre. Shine on!

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