Friday, January 16, 2015

How To Make A Money Holder From A Repurposed Cuff

Make a money holder, or gift card holder, using the cuff of a man's shirt. Your local Goodwill store has plenty of shirts on their racks to choose from. By cutting off the cuff and stitching up the sides, you have created a handy money holder to give as gifts or, slip into your own pocket. With the flap closed and buttoned, the money is safely secure in the cuff pocket.

To create this project you will need to use your scissors and cut the cuff off of an old shirt.

With button side facing out, fold the cuff so that the button hole is longer than the side with the button. The longer side should fold over and meet with the button.

Pin sides together. With a sewing machine, stitch sides closed, stopping at the button.

Place your money in the pouch and button. 

I used my husbands old flannel shirt. The material was pretty thick. My sewing machine was sluggish sewing through all the layers of material. I would suggest using a fabric adhesive to close together the sides if you use a flannel cuff. Or hand sew the sides together. A dress shirt fabric would be easier to sew together with a machine.

"I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect-they are much more interesting." Marc Jacobs

This is a great little activity to do with children as a weekend project. They can pick out their own shirts. They can glue the sides together and keep their own little treasures in the cuff pockets.

Now to you- 

How would you use the cuff pocket?

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