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. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. great tutorial! thank you! I have some extra oilcloth in my stash – I’ll have to try one!

  4. 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.

  5. Love it!!! Have I mentioned that you are my favorite blogspot to check out??? Thanks for all of the crafty inspiration!!!!!!!!!!

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