Preparing the Fabric:
Cut fabric as followed (1 cm seam allowance is included):
Piece A: 11x20 cm
Piece B1 (pockets): 15.5x11 cm
Piece B2 (pockets): 21.5x11 cm
Piece C (lining): 11x14 cm
l2 pieces of your fabric, each 3.5x 17 cm if you want to make your own binding.
Note: as the edges are straight, you donâ€™t have to cut the bindings on bias.
If the fabric is too thin, iron fusible interfacings to strengthen it. Using fabric marker, mark the lines on fabric pieces.
Marking lines on fabrics:
Fold on all lines and iron the crease. Notice the accordion arrangement for B1 and B2.
Topstitch all top of pockets about 2-3 mm from folded edges.
Mark elastic placement on the right side of A, on the center point of the edge line.
Put elastic on the mark and place B2 on A, right sides together. Sew with 1 cm allowance.
Note: this is also the right time to sew embellishment on the outer side of wallet if preferred.
Turn right sides out and iron.
Assemble all pieces and make sure that all edges are aligned to each other.
Topstitch the top and bottom folded edges, catching all layers.
Sew big button securely on the outer side of wallet, about 3 cm from the edge.
Now make more! This little project is perfect to finish up those fabric scraps in your stash. Combine different colours and patterns together. You can also opt out the elastic and button and change it to snap-on button, velcro strips, or magnetic closure.