I've been wanting to make some wallets like the ones in this post on Just Something I Made blog. I love this design. She did an incredible job, including rounded corners which I could not master in the time I had.
The only problem with making a paper wallet was that I needed to learn how to use my brand new Bernina. I think it sat forlorn and unused (except for cats nesting on the top of it. They balance there quite nicely.) for over a year. The Bernina store kept calling me about my free lessons, but I never could come up with time to go.
So finally I pulled out the manual and learned to thread the thing, fill up the bobbins and go to sewing. First I made the curtains for my porch. Then I made gift bags for goodies for a Head Start school that we have adopted at work.
Now I've made paper gift card wallets for the teachers at the school. I googled ways to wrap gift cards and didn't find anything that looked as good as this paper wallet. As a result the Bernina had to suffer the indignity of sewing paper. She did really well despite it being beneath her.
Here are a few examples.
I photographed the gift card wallets on a far too warm, but extremely beautiful December day.
Don't worry, I will dust off the Bernina and get her back in shape for sewing what she is designed to sew - cloth.