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.