Sewing Wallet Tutorial

DSCN3455 (1024x768)Rhonda over at Quilter in the Gap was kind enough to post this tutorial on her site, be sure to check out her blog and podcast.

I find that I need more that one portable sewing kit for various projects that I keep on hand. For the car, the couch or work. Here is an easy to sew wallet to keep the various supplies you will want at your finger tips.P1140421 (1024x768)_wm

Materials Needed:

  • 3 fabrics cut 8 ½ x 7 ½
  •      Outside, inside and pocket
  • 1 piece of batting cut 8 ½ x 7 ½
  • Batting scraps cut 6 x 5 and 6 x 3
  • One decorative button
  • Elastic hair tie

P1140370 (1024x669)_wmInstructions:

  • Take pocket fabric and fold in half right sides together so it measures 8 ½ x 3 ¾
  • Layer your pieces in this order on the table: (see picture below)
    • Larger batting (8 ½ x 7 ½)
    • Inside fabric piece right side up
    • Pocket piece lining up raw edges along the bottom edge
    • Pinch the hair tie in the middle and place in the middle of the right side edge (1/2 the loop will be inside)
    • Outside piece right side facing down
  • Tack the hair tie in place

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  • Sew a ¼ inch seam along each side of wallet leaving a 3 inch opening along the top edge
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  • P1140381 (1024x765)_wmTrim close to edges along your stitching line, including the tie end that is showing
  • Don’t trim your opening (other than the batting)P1140384 (1024x768)_wmP1140386 (1024x768)_wm
  • Turn right side out, make sure you bring out your pocket to the inside of your wallet
  • Turn your open edge inside 1/4 inch and press
  • Edge stitch around the entire wallet stitching your opening closed
  • Stitch again ¼ inch in from edge

Fold wallet in ½ and place button on the outside to match up with your hair tie loop, sewP1140419 (1024x768)_wm

  • Open up the wallet with the tie on the right side
  • Mark center from top to bottom
  • Center the two batting scraps inside with the larger piece on the bottom
  • Stitch your marked lining, securing your batting scraps
  • P1140417 (1024x768)_wmIf desired mark stitching lines for smaller pockets in your walletP1140415 (1024x768)_wm


Outside:P1140418 (768x1024)_wmInside:

P1140420 (1024x768)_wmQuick, easy, fun, and useful.

Printable directions found here: Sewing Wallet

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie