Let me tell you a story:
I was at the fabric store one day, picked out all my beautiful fabric, got it cut, headed to the counter to pay, and… realized I didn’t have my wallet. ARGH! Not only was it embarrassing, but a total time waster. I had to go all the way home and back to the store to get my precious fabric, and I was so pissed at myself. I thought to myself, “If only I had a stash of cash, this wouldn’t have happened! What’s an easy way to store emergency money?” That’s what brought me to this handy dandy tutorial to share!
- A piece of 1.25″ Cotton Webbing in any color cut to 10″
- A 2″ x 12″ piece of fabric to correspond with your webbing
- A 12″ (or longer) nylon zipper that matches your cotton webbing
- 1.25″ Key fob hardware
- Fabric glue (optional)
1.) Iron your piece of fabric to a 1″ strip
2. Center strip of fabric onto your cotton webbing with an inch overhang on each end; glue baste with fabric glue.
3.) Flip over to back; center closed zipper onto the back side of cotton webbing leaving about an inch overhang on each end. Tip: I like to line up my zipper to slightly inside the edges of the fabric from the other side.
4. Sew 1/8″ from the outside edge of the zipper, making sure to catch the front side of fabric.
5. IMPORTANT: Unzip zipper pull so it lays in the middle of the webbing; cut ends of zipper and fabric so they lie flush with webbing.
6. Fold webbing in half; match edges and sew line 1/4″ from edge; clip stray threads.
7. Put a bead of glue along edge to hold key fob hardware in place; squish hardware onto end of webbing. Tip: use a piece of cloth in between your pliers and hardware to avoid scratching the metal.
You have a super secret hiding place! Place some money inside and you’re good to go, never be without some backup cash again!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments below!