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Oilcloth Receipt Wallet

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I am really going to do a better job this year of keeping my blog and personal receipts separate. I think this handy little receipt wallet will do the the trick! — personal receipts on one side, business receipts on the other. Really it could have many uses — coupons, lists, checkbook cover, etc!

The oilcloth receipt wallet went together quickly and I was able to use up some scraps.


2 pieces cut 7 1/4″ by 6 1/2″

2 pieces cut 2 1/2″ by 6 1/2″

about 14 inches skinny double fold bias tape

miniature clothes pins

Fray Check

Elmer’s Spray Adhesive (optional)

Teflon presser foot or masking tape to cover bottom of presser foot to keep oilcloth from sticking to presser foot (if necessary)


Slip bias tape around the 6 1/2 inch side of the 2″ wide piece and stitch. It can hang off the edge, it will be trimmed when finished.

Place the two large pieces wrong sides together. I sprayed just a touch of Elmer’s Spray Adhesive in the center to keep the pieces from slipping. Try to keep adhesive away from area that will be sewn. Place pocket pieces on each edge. Use miniature clothes pins to keep in place. Sew close to the edge all the way around the wallet, reinforcing when sewing over bias tape. Trim bias tape and place a few drops of fray check on ends. (I was going to just wrap the end of the bias tape to the inside before stitching, however it made it bulky.)

Ta Dah!

Note: I get my oilcloth from Oilcloth Addict! Be sure to check out her personal blog, ModernJune, for some fabulous oilcloth tutorials and great tips for sewing with oilcloth.


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