Thursday, February 5, 2015

DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial for TBT

DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial


A few years ago I took a trip to Florida with some of my students.  I needed a small wallet that could fit in my pocket so I didn't have to carry a bag into all the theme parks.  So I actually sat down and busted out this super simple wallet.  It turned out to be perfect and I shared the Wallet Tutorial.  Today I thought I'd share it again.


DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Materials Needed:
1/4 yd interior and exterior fabric
Thread
Iron
Tape Measure


First you need some fabric.  You'll need exterior fabric and two interior fabrics.  Mine are a bit random, but they work.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
I started by measuring a bill and a gift card/credit card.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
This helped me determine that my wallet should be about 8" x 4". 
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Now cut 2 exterior pieces, 2 interior pieces, and then 2 pocket pieces (these you will cut down as you need them).
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Next, cut your "pocket pieces" into smaller sizes to fit your credit cards.  Mine are about 3" x 4". 
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Now you need some interfacing on all your pieces. 
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Turn the tops of your pocket pieces 1/4" and iron and sew.  Then line them up on your wallet interior.  Sew down the bottoms so they alternate and so your card won't fall through and be lost.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Place the 2 exterior pieces together and sew across the 8" side.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Place the two interior pieces together and sew across the 8" side.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Now open both pieces and place them on top of each other.  Sew all the way around, but leave an opening in the middle of the interior section.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
See the opening above?  You'll flip the wallet all the way right side out.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
So it will look like this.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Now sew the opening closed.
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Flip the interior inside the exterior and....
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
Fill that wallet up!  
DIY Homemade Wallet Tutorial
This is a great pocket size.  I carried this around instead of my purse this summer when I took some students on a trip to Walt Disney World.  It worked great!!!
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2 comments:

  1. Great idea! I could use a wallet. I'm going to try to use one of the card holder with Velcro closure for coins -?

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    1. Great idea! Would love to see your finished project

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