This super slim wallet is made from two inch wide sports elastic, and it's perfect for storing credit cards. You could even store a little folded cash in it. Also, the wallet is pretty easy to sew - since it's made from elastic all you'll really need is a sewing machine and a few minutes. A serger would be even better. :D
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- a sewing machine or serger
- 2 inch wide elastic
- measuring tape
- thread to match the elastic you buy
Also note that I am using contrasting thread for this project so you can see where and how I'm sewing, but you should really stick to matching thread - it'll look so much better.
Step 2: Trial and Error
I made three different versions before I figured out the perfect dimensions and how to sew it just right. 6.5 inches was too tight, 7.5 inches too large. Straight stitching did nothing to keep the elastic together - and large zigzags didn't do much.
In the end I determined it was best to use a small zigzag stitch, stay close to the edges, and double and triple stitch for staying power.
Step 3: Cut Your Elastic
Step 4: Zigzag Both Ends
Zigzag stitch each end twice, right next to the edge of the fabric. Just go over your initial stitching with the second line of stitches.
Once an end has been stitched, trim it so it's neat. Then repeat all the steps with the other end.
Step 5: Sew the Ends Together and Flip
Once it's sewn, trim any loose end and flip the elastic to the other side. At this point you'll be able to see if your stitches are strong enough!