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Time:2h00
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So so
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Sewing
Mini wallet tutorial

finished size when folded:
11x7 cm
finished size when opened: 11x14 cm
features 6 card pockets
elastic and button closure



Instructions

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 1
    Step 1

    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 don’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.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Marking lines on fabrics:

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pockets:
    Fold on all lines and iron the crease. Notice the accordion arrangement for B1 and B2.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Topstitching pockets:
    Topstitch all top of pockets about 2-3 mm from folded edges.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wallet closure:
    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.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Note: this is also the right time to sew embellishment on the outer side of wallet if preferred.
    Turn right sides out and iron.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Assemble all pieces and make sure that all edges are aligned to each other.
    Topstitch the top and bottom folded edges, catching all layers.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew big button securely on the outer side of wallet, about 3 cm from the edge.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Mini Wallet - Step 9
    Step 9

    You’re done!

    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.

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Comments

Ginny R.
Ginny R.
Nice idea for gifts..make a few to keep on hand..use to hold money gifts at Christmas or for Birthdays!
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Ginny R.
Ginny R.
Nice idea for gifts..make a few to keep on hand..use to hold money gifts at Christmas or for Birthdays!
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Kathrina T.
Kathrina T. · Talisay City, Central Visayas, PH
I love it. <3
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lala
lala · 13 projects
Oh, the links are not working :/
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jolle f.
jolle f. · Belgium, Wisconsin, US · 1 project
Is there also a pocket for coins?
If it isn't You can make one side for cards and the other side you can make a little pocket for coins
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artjunkie *.
artjunkie *.
ooooh, i want to make one!
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jemappelleannemarie
jemappelleannemarie · Leeuwarden, Friesland, NL
cute! <3
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
cute fabric!!
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Ginger Snapped
Ginger Snapped · Sacramento, California, US · 31 projects
wayy too cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this, im going to make today, perfect to store business cards and such in.
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Steffi
Steffi · Nederland, Colorado, US · 4 projects
Excellent! I will do this, thanks a lot for the tutorial! Happy
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