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30 mins

Quick, easy and handy!! No sewing required -- just cut and glue
You can decorate the wallet any way you want! The instructions below are for a wallet with a bow.

Posted by Justine C. from Hedgesville, West Virginia, United States • Published
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  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Choose the piece of felt that you want to be the inside color of your wallet. Measure a rectangle that is a little bigger than your cardboard--about 1 cm.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the rectangle.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut what remains of your inside felt in half. You should end up with 3 rectangles that are very similar in size and no left over fabric.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Position your cardboard rectangle about an inch from the bottom edge of your remaining felt sheet (the outside fabric). Glue the cardboard to the felt.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now, carefully outline the cardboard in glue, getting as close as you can to the edge of the cardboard. (This line of glue should be on the felt.) Some glue could be placed on top of the cardboard, as well.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the first-cut rectangle of inside felt on top of the cardboard. Press all the way around the cardboard, so that all edges are stuck down well. The cardboard should now be completely covered.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place 2 lines of glue along the short edges of the inside rectangle.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place one of the remaining rectangles of inside fabric on top of the first, tapering it slightly. This will form a pocket.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 10
    Step 10

    There will be some excess fabric along the bottom edge of the wallet. Trim this off.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat steps 8 through 10 with the only remaining rectangle of inside fabric. You now have what looks like 2 large inside pockets.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 12
    Step 12

    Put a line of glue along the bottom edge of the stack of inside pocket rectangles or along the inch of outside fabric below this stack.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 13
    Step 13

    Press the inch flap of fabric below the stack of rectangle pockets to the line of glue, closing the bottom of the pockets.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 14
    Step 14

    Fold down the top edge of the outside fabric, creating a pocket big enough for a dollar bill. (If not decorating the front of the wallet with a bow, glue down the short edges of the fold to complete the pocket. Skip to the last step.)

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 15
    Step 15

    Fold one more time from the top, as if you are closing your wallet. You should now see the front of your wallet. (Ignore the glue dot in the picture for now).

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 16
    Step 16

    To create a bow you'll need:
    -a rectangle of fabric slightly longer than the width of your wallet
    -a small strip of fabric, 2-4 inches long

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 17
    Step 17

    Find the middle of the rectangle and pinch it in an accordion fold.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 18
    Step 18

    Wrap the small strip of fabric around the accordion fold. Place a dot of glue on the end and pinch it down. Set your finished bow aside.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 19
    Step 19

    Place a dot of glue in the center of your wallet front.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 20
    Step 20

    Push the center of your bow firmly down on the dot of glue. Extra bow fabric should hang over the edge of the wallet

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 21
    Step 21

    Open your wallet. Unfold the inside dollar bill "pocket". Place a line of glue on each of the excess bow fabric flaps.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fold over the excess bow fabric and press firmly to glue down.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 23
    Step 23

    Place another line of glue on top to the newly-glued bow fabric. Put the line as close as you can to the edge of the wallet. Fold down your the top edge of the wallet, reforming the dollar bill pocket. Press firmly to glue down. Be sure to cover up all of the bow fabric.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 24
    Step 24

    Last, glue on your closure device. It (they) should be placed along the top and bottom inside edges.

  • How to make a paper wallet. No Sew Felt Wallet - Step 25
    Step 25

    Enjoy!!

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