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    Oilcloth Receipt Wallet

    Posted by  ·  February 16, 2010

    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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    1. Thursday, March 21st, 2013
      Thanks for sharing where you get your awesome oilcloth prints from! The stores never have a great selection, so it is nice to have a trusty source online!
    2. Nancy
      Friday, February 17th, 2012
      You don't really need to use purchased oilcloth though! There is an alternative, you can make your own waterproof (oilcloth) fabric out of any cotton print. There is a product made by Heat n' Bond called flexible vinyl - it's an iron on! Various fabric stores carry it, it only comes in 17" width by how ever many yards you would like but it's so much fun to make fabrics waterproof for so many projects!
    3. Friday, April 30th, 2010
      Awesome! Ur blog really rocks!
    4. Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
      You've been featured!
    5. Saturday, February 20th, 2010
      Great little project - I love it! I'll be linking today!
    6. Friday, February 19th, 2010
      I have the perfect fabric for this!! woot woot
    7. Thursday, February 18th, 2010
      This is such a great idea! I'm a complete coupon mess, and this will be a huge help! Thank you!
    8. Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
      That is so cute! I made a similar wallet for myself and for gifts last Christmas and now I love taking my checkbook out of my purse and "showing it off" to the lucky people at the checkouts. :P Oilcloth is a great idea, too, b/c receipts will just slide right in!
    9. tiffany
      Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
      my word. the simplest of things and it makes THE most sense! instead of my wallet always being so filled. hmmm i might add a snap for closure. for some reason i always need a rubber band to close my wallet, it's always on full.
    10. Sue
      Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
      Love it! And love this is the only one I follow these days. Thanks for the great ideas.
    11. Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
      Love it. Thanks for sharing.
    12. Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
      This is so lovely! You are inpsiring me to try making something out of oilcoth - and thanks for the link of a supplier.
      I followed your tutorial for the reversible tote bag last night and I am so pleased with the results!!!!! Made it as a present from my friends birthday, hope she likes it (I want to keep it for myself!).
      Thanks for all the great tutorials :)
    13. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      This is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial. I'd like to make something similar for the envelope system. My purse destroys paper envelopes, and this would be perfect.
    14. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      great tutorial! thank you! I have some extra oilcloth in my stash - I'll have to try one!
    15. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Oh, this is so cute, and even I could make it without tears of frustration! My husband got me a teflon foot recently; I think he's encouraging me to fire up the sewing machine again. Is oilcloth difficult to come by? What about Joann Fabrics? Thanks for the Oilcloth Addict link. I think I'll stop by.
    16. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Super cute! I need to be better about this also. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.
    17. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Hope you don't mind, but I thought this was the cutest thing ever! I blog about coupons and deals and had to blog about this link as well!!!

      I can't wait to make one for my purse

    18. Angel Pongrac
      Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Love it!!! Have I mentioned that you are my favorite blogspot to check out??? Thanks for all of the crafty inspiration!!!!!!!!!!
    19. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Love this idea!!!!
    20. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      I blooged about this. It is too cute!!!
    21. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      What is oil cloth? Besides how cute the scrap you used is, what is its main purpose??
    22. Susan
      Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Hey I may need one of those as well!!
    23. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      This looks so cute, and simple, I think even I can do it!!! Thanks!
    24. Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Super cute!
    25. Lisa
      Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      great easy to follow pattern...and great reminder to keep life in order!
    26. Jenny
      Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      I want one! ;-) Love this idea -- very useful and the oil cloth is darling!