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handy bifold wallet
Hopefully you will find this tutorial helpful and as always if you have any questions please ask =D

I've had some very prompting comments recently about the measurements in the tutorial and have triple checked them and edited the numbers. Very sorry for the confusion.

Posted by Mel W from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published See Mel W's 33 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Materials
    1 outer fabric rectangle = 22 cm (w) x 20cm (h)
    5 patchwork scraps for outer fabric – total = 5cm (w) x 20cm (h)
    1 inner fabric rectangle = 22 cm (w) x 20cm (h)
    2 interfacing rectangles = 2 x 22 cm (w) x 20cm (h)

    2 Foldable card storage = 2 x 20cm (w) x 51.5cm (h)
    8 interfacing rectangles for foldable card storage = 8 x 20cm (w) x 6cm (h)
    1 zip pocket fabric = 20cm (w) x 11cm (h)
    1 zip pocket interfacing = 20cm (w) x 10cm (h)
    1 zipper = 7 inch/ 17 cm
    1 magnetic snap

  • Step 2

    Outer cover

    Cut 5 – 6 scraps of co-ordinating fabric to form a 5cm (w) x 20cm (h) strip

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    Step 3

    Outer cover

    Sew the edges of the fabric together to form the strip.

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    Step 4

    OUTER FABRIC RECTANGLE

    Refer to the diagram.
    Iron the fabric in half.

    Cut out a 1 cm strip out of the rectangle; 3.5cm from the right edge.

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    Step 5

    OUTER FABRIC RECTANGLE

    Now, fold and iron a 1cm ‘seam allowance’ from the cut edges of the outer fabric rectangle. (refer to pic)

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    Step 6

    PATCHWORK

    Pin the patchwork fabric to ironed edges of the outer rectangle fabric (refer to diagram) and TOPSTITCH both sides.

    The patchwork strip should now measure 3cm.

    Now iron on one rectangle of interfacing to the wrong side of the outer cover fabric.

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    Step 7

    INNER FABRIC

    Iron a rectangle of interfacing to the wrong side of the inner fabric.

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    Step 8

    FOLDABLE CARD SLOT FABRIC

    Cut out the 2 foldable card slot rectangles.

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    Step 9

    FOLDABLE CARD SLOT FABRIC

    Refer to diagram. Fold and iron along the lines to create ‘pockets’ for your cards. It has been bought to my attention that I have posted an incorrect picture for the credit card slots folding! VERY VERY SORRY. This was my first tutorial and I haven't need to make a wallet since so have not double checked - but will add it to my to do list. The new measurements are 9cm-6cm-5cm-6cm-5cm-6cm-5cm-9cm = 51cm total not 51.5cm.

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    Step 10

    FOLDABLE CARD SLOT FABRIC

    Once folded it should look like the diagram.

    for a simpler version of this step have a look at my blog.

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    Step 11

    INTERFACING

    Grab the interfacing for the card slot fabric.

    Slip one piece in between the different card slots (refer to diagram).

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    Step 12

    INTERFACING

    Once all the interfacing is ironed on it should look like this at the back.

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    Step 13

    FOLDABLE CARD SLOT FABRIC

    Now flip the card slot fabrics so they resemble card slots and topstitch across the top of each slot.

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    Step 14

    FOLDABLE CARD SLOT FABRIC

    It should look like this when topstitched

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    Step 15

    MAGNETIC SNAPS

    Attach magnetic snaps on each side of
    the card slot fabric.

    Now sew a straight line down the middle of the card slot fabric and down both of the edges (as close to the raw edge as possible as this is just to hold everything in place).

    Repeat for the other car slot fabric.

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    Step 16

    ZIPPER POCKET

    Grab the zipper pocket fabric. Iron down a 1cm ‘seam line’ from the top edge (long edge).

    Flip fabric so the wrong side is facing up. Iron on interfacing (over the folded over ‘hemline’)

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    Step 17

    ZIPPER POCKET

    Grab the zipper and pin one edge to zipper pocket fabric and the other side of the zipper to one of the card slots fabric.

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    Step 18

    ZIPPER POCKET

    Now sew along both sides.
    Keep zipper closed and iron most of the way up – leaving about 3cm from the end.

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    Step 19

    ZIPPER POCKET

    Lift up the sewing machine foot and unzip the zip and then continue sewing. (if you were to continue sewing with the zipper closed the foot would get in the way!)

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    Step 20

    ZIPPER POCKET

    Now repeat for the other side.

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    Step 21

    PIN IT ALL TOGETHER

    Place the two card slot on top of the inner fabric rectangle. Baste around the card slots onto the inner fabric along 3 sides – as close to the raw edge as possible. This now forms part A.

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    Step 22

    PIN IT ALL TOGETHER

    Grab part A and the outer wallet cover, place the good sides together. Again baste the same 3 sides as before. Making sure to sew inside the previous basting line (so it does not show up when the wallet is turned out.

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    Step 23

    PIN IT ALL TOGETHER

    Turn the wallet out and make sure to push out the corners properly.

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    Step 24

    PIN IT ALL TOGETHER

    Now grab the free edge and fold them in on themselves. Topstitch the free edge as shown in picture.

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    Step 25

    AND YOUR DONE! =D

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Comments

maya.magana
maya.magana · Santa Fe, New Mexico, US
Thank you so much! I have been looking for a wallet in many stores now and can't find one that I like. I started looking for wallet patterns and was going to give up and then I found your pattern. It is exactly what I was looking for! Hopefully I'll be able to sew it correctly.
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Humuhu
Humuhu · Dhaka, Dhaka Division, BD · 29 projects
Absolutely lovely! Hats off to you sir! xD
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Nicole
Nicole
I'm new to sewing and I was wondering what you meant when you listed foldable card storage as a material; Is this just a foldable fabric?

Also, what kind of fabric would be best to use for this project?
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Dani
Dani · 8 projects
lol and now I see that this is indeed a featured project, Idk why it wasn't showing up b4 haha great job Happy
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Dani
Dani · 8 projects
This is gorgeous! Idk why this isn't featured 'cause it definitely should be!! So neatly stitched and I love the different fabric!
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Mel W
Mel W · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 34 projects
lol not from NZ but not too far off =) , I'm in Melbourne Australia.
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Sk8t3r4lif3 xx
Sk8t3r4lif3 xx · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 2 projects
Omg! r u from nz??? cz u hv the SPOTLIGHT card!! Happy))
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Sk8t3r4lif3 xx
Sk8t3r4lif3 xx · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 2 projects
Omg! r u from nz??? cz u hv the SPOTLIGHT card!! Happy))
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Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
This looks absolutely adorable! thanks for posting a how-to Happy out of curiosity, do you think it would be possible to have only one side for card storage and the other be a slot for a checkbook?
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Jax
Jax · Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
I LOVE this wallet and I cant wait to try it!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
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