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Cartonnage is an amazing technique. Turning fabric, paper and glue into unique fabric boxes, cases, wallets it's so fun and it makes unique handmade gifts! This wallet is sturdy and stands up.
This DIY cartonnage Kit comes with all pre cut paper (paperboard, poster board and kraft paper) you need to make your own fabric wallet with diva frame, as shown in the pictures, and the frame IS included. Different frame colors available, if you have any preference, please add a note to your check out page. The finished wallet will be 4 1/4" x 5" x 1 1/4". There is space for at least 6 cards, plus cash and coins. There is one zipper pocket that allows you to keep coins and other things in your wallet. Sewing IS required to make the pocket, but it is a very easy one to make. With this DIY kit there is no worries about cutting paper! Fabric and other contents showed in pictures are not included.
ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE! The instruction is a very clear written PDF tutorial with 48 pages, over 200 pictures showing in details step by step to guide you through the whole process (it is not video), no steps missing, no guessing! Inside the kit you will find the password and easy directions to download the instruction to your computer.
For making the wallet you will need this kit, two coordinating fabrics (1 fat quarter each), PVA glue (Glue All - Elmer's), rotary cutter, cutting board, a small paint roller with tray, paint brush, masking tape and scissors. To make the pocket you will need: sewing machine, thread, polyester zipper 7” (will be cut to size), Lite steam-a-seam 2 double stick fusible web (or another light fusible) (1 sheet 12” x 9” is more than enough).
To facilitate adding the screws I recommend using the magnetic screwdriver, click here to find it.
Cartonnage tools (spatula, acrylic spacers and corner tool) will facilitate the process and give a better finishing for your project. Find them in the tools section of the shop.
If you want a bigger version of the wallet, there is a 7.5" frame fabric wallet available too, click here to find it.