Monday, January 29, 2007

Sewing a Wallet

This is a tutorial I developed for sewing a wallet with four credit card slots and two large pockets in addition to the standard bill pocket. These are my own original instructions developed through trial and error. A PDF version of this tutorial can be downloaded here: Wallet Tutorial

You’ll need:

¼ yard outer fabric

¼ liner yard fabric

sew-in interfacing (optional: use for additional sturdiness)

coordinating thread

1. Cut fabric:

2. Fold card slots in half with the right side facing in. Stitch ¼” from raw edge.

3. Turn card slot strips right side out. Press.

4. Fold pockets in half along the long edge with right sides together. Press crease.

5. Stitch one card slot 1 ¾” above the center line on the right side of the fabric for each pocket.

6. Stitch a second card slot ¾” above the center line on each pocket. (It will overlap the first card slot.)

7. Fold the pockets again along the center crease (right sides

together). Stitch along the edge on opposite sides.

8. Turn pockets right side out, press and topstitch along sewn seams.

9. Place pockets on the large outer fabric square along longer edge with corners matching as shown. Stitch along folded edge.

10. Lay large lining fabric square over the top of the out fabric square with long and short edges aligned and right sides facing each other. If desired, layer the interfacing on the top of the sandwiched pieces with edges matching. Pin together.

11. Stitch with ¼” seams around the outside, leaving several inches unsewn in the middle of the long edge without the pocket fabric pieces.

12. Clip corners close to but not through stitching.

13. Turn so right sides are on the outside, pushing corners out. Turn fabric in around opening. Press flat with crease in opening section aligned with sewn seams. Stitch along top and bottom as shown.

14. Fold wallet in half to form bill pocket as shown. Press.

15. Topstich along side seams.

16. Fold wallet in half with pockets on the inside. Press. For a better crease, hold down hot, recently pressed fabric with a something weighted until completely cooled.


Shana said...

Thanks for the link to Craftacular. It's going to be a long road before it gets established, but I think there's a lot of interest.

Would it be okay if I put your wallet tutorial up? It's great. Of course, you get credit and a link back to your site.

Best wishes,

Craftacular Admin

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