About this project
Published

Time
Time:1h20
Difficulty
Tricky
Crafts
Sewing

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Berlin, Berlin, DE
2007
KeTing Wallet
"KeTing Wallet" TUTORIAL.

I made that by night, so some of the pics are a bit dark, please excuse that as well as the smudgyness of my table. It's very old and several generations seem to have used glue on it ;-) - it looked much worse when I got it, but it's just perfect for sewing and crafting.
Also please excuse my rambling.
And I've got to add, I am a real beginner, so there might be better solutions for parts of the wallet. Have mercy on me ;-)
Please post your pictures if you made one! I'd love to see them.
The pinkish one I've made for the Tutorial (I'll give that to a friend), the red one (I added some pics) was the first I've made and I use it myself now. I used different fabrics deliberately, so you'd see the different parts better in the pictures.



Instructions

  • Step 1

    Okay, here we go:
    The wallet consists of 6 parts:

    1a) The part which holds your cards
    1b) Background material of the insides
    2) The plastic pocket (see-through)
    3) The paper money compartment
    4) The coin purse
    5) The outside with velcro closure.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 2
    Step 2

    <b>1) The part which holds your cards/background fabric</b>
    I made the card thing first because the size of everything else will relate to its size.
    First a shot of the material being folded very losely, just to give you the idea how to make it:

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use your cards and pins to make it fit well!

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Back will look like that:

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the first line, put cards back in, mark the second, and so on. Make sure the part in the middle won't be wider than the tape/fabric band/bias tape/whatever you use. There needs to be a part in the middle, though, because you won't be able to fold it well otherwise.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Done all seams, it should look like this:

    Trim the sides.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 7
    Step 7

    You can now fold it like that:

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 8
    Step 8

    My version was about 13 cm long. Choose fabric for the background, measuring 2 times the card things width plus seam allowance plus fold allowance. You can see the size mine had to be.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut tape/whatever you want to use like this. Glue down the card part on the background part. Sew tape on, hiding the ends on the back side.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 10
    Step 10

    <b>2. The see-through pocket</b>
    This is quite easy. Make a rectangle a bit less high as the background fabric and as wide as half of your card thing. Just don't make it too wide or it will bend when you fold the wallet. Sew down on three sides. I made one of the longer sides the open one, so nothing will fall out on the open sides of the wallet (know what I mean?)

    I recommend vinyl... which I didn't have.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 11
    Step 11

    <b>3. Paper money compartment</b>
    Quite easy.
    Take a scrap, a bit bigger than your usual notes, add seam allowance for all four sides. Fold back the seam of the sides which will open later so it won't be seen.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold the whole thing in half, right side on right side, pin, sew the short sides together. Again use a bit glue to hold the thing in place (easier than using pins, but you can also use pins), sew to the upper middle of the background material (only one line up there, you can fix the lower edges with glue). If you find that confusing, just look at them pikchas!

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 14
    Step 14

    <b>4. The coin purse</b>
    I tried different versions for that, none of them I found satisfying until now. You can just make it any way it suits you.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 15
    Step 15

    This time I made a hose with fusible interfacing in between, pressed it flat, added velcro and used glue and the sewing machine to adhere to background fabric.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now it looks like that:

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 17
    Step 17

    <b>5. The outside with velcro closure</b>
    First make the little strap. I think the pictures are quite easy to understand.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 18
    Step 18

    Make a little hose: Take two fabric strips, attach velcro to one of the right sides, sew together, clip edges, turn right sides out.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 19
    Step 19

    Cut fabric for the outside: A stripe twice as long as the background material PLUS seam allowance. Fold in half at the short side, like in the picture.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 20
    Step 20

    Sew closed in three sides, turn right sides out. Tuck the ends of the open side in, mark the middle, pin closure strap in place, sew. Find out where to put the other part of the velcro closure (by placing everything like it will be in the end, folding it together and pretending to close the strap. Mark the spot.)

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 21
    Step 21

    Sew velcro in there.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 22
    Step 22

    Now place background material with all innards on the inner side of the outward fabric. Use glue or pins to keep in place.
    (BTW, always let the glue dry before sewing over or you'll ruin your needles!)
    Start sewing around the whole thing next to the left side of the paper money pocket and ending next to the right side, to leave it open.

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 23
    Step 23

    Finally sew the other side of the paper money thing and the outside fabric together (you can also use glue to keep in place plus sew along the upper line.)

  • How to make a wallet. KeTing Wallet - Step 24
    Step 24

    Enjoy your new wallet!!

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Comments

Spica
Spica · 18 projects
Thanks for posting this. I've been looking for a wallet tutorial. I can't wait to make it. The wallet I made doesn't look that good.
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Tame A.
Tame A. · Raytown, Missouri, US · 8 projects
lovely wallet Happy very impressive!
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kermit
kermit · Maastricht, Limburg, NL · 8 projects
wow! must have/make one Happy
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Leah!
Leah! · San Diego, California, US · 1 project
I love this! My wallet's about ready to bite the dust, so as soon as I'm done with the purse I'm making (which I'll post as soon as I'm done :] ), I'm totally going to try this... it looks hard, but it's so cute.
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KeTing
KeTing · Berlin, Berlin, DE · 1 project
How kind of you, cat, to say that. Actually I am a beginner. I've only started sewing some months ago and with very easy things.
m_m: boesner rocks Happy Thank you as well Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
This is gorgeous, you must be very very good at sewing. Thanks so much for thr tutorial.
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Hey Kerstin Happy Well done, i love the wallet!!!!!
Yay for Boesner hehe
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