DIY map wallet

What you need:

– a map or atlas pages
– transparent sticky backed platic
– a 30cm ruler
– a pencil
– a sewing machine or needle and thread.
– a velcro strap (self adhesive if possible)

What you need to do:

Start with marking the following rectangles on your chosen map pieces:

– 20 cm x 10 cm x2
– 3 cm x 5 cm
– 12 cm x 10 cm
– 8 cm x 10 cm x2
– 6 cm x 10 cm
– 4 cm x 10 cm

*These measurements are supposed to be a little over sized. Once everything is cut out measure it up against your credit cards to see how small you need to cut it down too. Remember to leave 1cm of space to have everything fit snug!*

step one: take your sticky backed plastic and cover both sides of your map paper with the markings on. Now begin to carefully cut each piece out. You should have 8 shiny pieces ready to be sewn together.
The base of your wallet is the first 20 x 10 piece and lay flat. On the right hand side line up the 5×3 piece in the middle with 1cm inside your soon-t0-be wallet. Pull the 12×10 over on top and then the same with the 8×10. This is your change pocket. Sew alongside the outer edge to secure the wallet.
Now on the left side put first the 8×10 down, followed by the 6×10 and finally the 4×10. These are your pockets for cards. Sew up the edges to secure this. Finally, using your other 20×10 piece attach to the back of your wallet for a section for any notes. Carefully sew along.

Now using your velcro attach it to the closing of your wallet and the closing of the strap that pokes out of your wallet. Your done! Mine turned out a little messy sewing wise, but recently I’ve found out that’s because my old trusty sewing machine is dying on me. Time to send it away to be fixed I think! This little wallet turned out adorable, and although I don’t really use wallets as I prefer cute purses- it would make a cute gift for your brother or boyfriend :) XO

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