Working on . . . Stocking Stuffers

Working on . . . Stocking Stuffers

Family members, don’t read this entry or you’ll know what will be in your stocking ūüôā

I am working on stocking stuffers today with Marilyn Foreman at Quilt Moments.¬† Tissue holders and receipt holders–easy projects that we can actually finish this morning!¬† We’re going to make some coasters too, but I don’t have a picture yet ’cause they don’t exist yet!

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I hope to have a big pile of these by this afternoon.

What are you working on?

Linking up with WIP Wednesdays @ Freshly Pieced

 

 

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Free Receipt Holder Tutorial

Welcome! This is a tutorial for a receipt holder–a little case to hold the receipts that would otherwise be floating around in your purse.¬† These also work great as a place to keep gas receipts for the glove compartment of your car.

This is part of a series of tutorials I’m putting together for purse accessories to organize the inside of your purse.

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Yep, you try to organize your receipts¬†in a pocket but then one day you’re in a hurry at the gas station and you just stuff¬†your receipt in¬†a different pocket.¬† Then over time all of the pockets in your purse have receipts and you no longer care.¬† So, the next trip to the grocery store, you just stuff it in your purse¬†’cause it’s all a big mess anyway?

Am I the only one that does this?

Probably not.

So, this is  a tutorial to make an easy case to hold receipts.  It has 2 pockets and NO ZIPPERS.  A zipper is a fine thing, but I wanted to make this the easiest project possible.

So, let’s get started.

Materials

Cut out the following:

Main Fabric

  • Cut one piece 8″ H x 6″ W for exterior.
  • Cut one piece 4-1/4″ H x 6″ W for pocket #1.
  • Cut one piece 3-1/2″ H x 6″ W for pocket #2.

Coordinating Fabric

  • Cut one piece 8″ H x 6″ W for interior.
  • Cut one piece 2-1/2″ H x 6″ W for flap closure strap.

Interfacing

Light to Medium weight fusible interfacing, such as Pellon Shapeflex (SF101).

  • Cut one piece 8″ H x 6″ W for exterior
  • Cut one piece 4-1/4″ H x 6″ W for pocket #1.
  • Cut one piece 3-1/2″ H x 6″ W for pocket #2.
  • Cut one piece 8″ H x 6″ W for interior.
  • Cut one piece 2-1/2″ H x 5-1/2″ W for flap closure strap.

Sewing Instructions

1. Fuse interfacing to the wrong side of corresponding fabric pieces. Center the strap interfacing onto the strap.

2. Finish top edge of pocket #1

  • Zig-zag upper edge of pocket to prevent fraying.
  • Fold upper edge of pocket 1/2″ toward wrong side of fabric and press.
  • Topstitch 1/8″ from upper edge.
Step 2

Step 2

3. Finish top edge of pocket #2

  • Follow Step 2 to finish upper edge of pocket #2 in the same manner as pocket #1.
Steps 2 and 3

Steps 2 and 3

4. Attach pockets

  • Place pocket #1 on interior piece, aligning bottom edge and sides.
  • Place pocket #2 over pocket #1, aligning bottom edge and sides.
  • Baste sides with a 1/8″ seam.
  • Baste bottom edge with a 1/8″ seam.
Step 4

Step 4

5. Sew flap closure strap

  • Fold 3″ H x 6″ W strip in half¬† along long side (to be 1-1/2″ x 6″).
  • Open strap up and fold long sides in to meet along center fold. Press.
Step 5-1


Step 5-1

  • Fold again along center fold (to be 5/8″ x 6″).
  • Topstitch long sides 1/8″ from edges.
Step 5-2

Step 5-2

6. Attach strap

  • Place bottom edge of strap 1-3/4″ up from bottom edge of receipt holder.
  • Baste 1/8″ from sides.
Step 6

Step 6

7. Trim interior and exterior pieces

  • Place Exterior piece over Interior piece, right sides together. Pin along bottom and in center.
  • Mark top center and mark 1″ down from top right corner and top left corner.¬† Align ruler along line from top center to 1″ markings and trim on both sides, as shown below.
Step 7

Step 7

8. A little more trimming on upper sides

  • Trim right side at an angle starting 1/4″ in from upper right corner and ending at upper right side of pocket.
  • Trim left side at an angle starting 1/4″ in from upper left corner and ending at upper right side of pocket.
Step 8

Step 8

9. Stitch exterior to interior

  • Starting 3/4″ down from upper left side, stitch around entire perimeter using a 1/4″ seam.¬† Stop stitching about 2-1/4″ from starting point in order to leave an opening to turn receipt holder right side out.
  • Clip corner seam allowances to reduce bulk in corners.
Step 9

Step 9

10. Finish

  • ¬†Turn receipt holder right side out. Press.
  • Handstitching opening closed, if desired (or you can close it by topstitching below).
  • Topstitch 1/8″ from edge along flap portion of holder.
Step 10

Step 10

11. Go clean out your purse!

Thanks for stopping by.¬† If you liked this tutorial, please tell your sewing friends, like me on facebook or pass the word around in a way that works for you.¬† I’d “sew”¬†appreciate it! ¬†ūüôā

Lisa