How To Make A Wallet Out Of Fabric

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Hello and welcome back! Today we have an exciting sewing tutorial for you to make! Here you will find all the steps you will need in How To Make A Wallet Out Of Fabric! I love quick and easy sewing projects that can be done in a few short hours. These are great for late nights, if you are a night owl like myself, or even during your children’s afternoon nap time. No matter when you find the time for this fun sewing project, just remember that we all learn to sew at different paces. So remember to stop and take your time if you are having some issues. I remember in my earlier years of sewing, my thread would always get bunched up and I would have to walk away from my projects. I am glad I never stayed away. Sewing has been such a fun and creative outlet for me to have and I hope it has the same effect on you too! Whether you are a beginner or have been sewing for a few months, one thing is certain, sewing can be really fun! I have had super easy sewing projects and once that has tested my patience! This one fortunately for both of use is pretty easy to follow.

Completed project

These bi-fold wallets make great gifts for anyone! You can make them store all kinds of cards in them. I like to make a few for my kids to use when they play. These are great to use as last-minute gift ideas and it is never too early to start making those fun little stocking stuffers. Below you will find the supply list and all the steps with images to help you along as you make this fun buffalo plaid bifold wallet.

How To Make A Wallet Out Of Fabric!

What You’ll Need:

Supplies for fabric wallet

I decided to keep the supplies pretty straight forward with this project. The fusible interfacing is easy to find at most craft or fabric stores. For this sewing project I did use a contrasting thread color so it would be easier to see in the images and steps below. Feel free to pick out threads that will compliment your fabrics if you want!

How To Make A Wallet Out Of Fabric

Cut fabric for wallet

The first thing we are going to do on this how to make a wallet out of fabric tutorial is cut out your fabric. You’ll need one piece of inside fabric 8 x 3 1/2 inches, one piece of inside fabric 8 x 2 3/4 inches, and one piece of inside fabric 8 x 2 1/4 inches. Also, you are going to cut one outer fabric piece (the buffalo plaid in my case) 8 x 4 inches and one inside fabric 8 x 4 inches. Finally, cut one fusible interfacing 8 x 4 inches.

Cut and place bias tape on fabric pieces

Cut three pieces of bias tape 9 inches each. Press bias tape onto the 8 x 3 1/2 inch piece, 8 x 2 3/4 inch piece, and the 8 x 2 1/4 inch piece.

Clip bias tape to fabric pieces for wallet

Clip or pin bias tape to hold in place. I personally love using these little clips. I tend to not have many pin pokes anymore. Ouch!

Sew bias tape to wallet pieces

Now on this how to make a wallet out of fabric tutorial, it’s time to head over to the sewing machine. Sew across the top of each of these 3 pieces of fabric and trim off excess bias tape on ends.

Sew down center of wallet to make split pockets

Next, place 8 x 3 1/2 inch piece right side up and then add the 8 x 2 3/4 piece on top, then the 8 x 2 1/4, stacking them on top of each other to form the pockets for the wallet. Fold in half length-wise and press. Now stitch down the center where the fold was. Pressing it gives you a guide to follow as you stitch down the center.

Layer fabrics and add interfacing

Now you will place the 8 x 4 inch piece right side up, then the stitched pocket piece on top of that right side up.

Press fusible interfacing

Now take your iron or hot press and use it to press the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the buffalo plaid piece or whatever outer fabric you are using. Place this on top of the 8×4 piece with the outer fabric facing right side down.

Sew layers leaving a gap

Next on this how to make a wallet out of fabric tutorial, you are going to stitch around all the sides, leaving a 2-inch gap at the bottom so that you can turn the wallet right side out. Use scissors to cut the corners, being careful to not clip the stitching. Clipping the corners will help reduce the bulky corner when you turn it right side out.

Top stitch all sides of fabric wallet

Turn the right side out through the gap your left and press. If your corners aren’t smooth, you can simply run a blunt object in and smooth out the corners. I like to keep a chopstick handy for that. Now, simply topstitch around the edges leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Adding a top stitch will not only make your project a little more tailored-looking but it will also close the 2-inch gap you left in the step above.

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Finished fabric wallet

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a wallet out of fabric! Just add your cash and you’ll still have enough room for four cards in the pockets you created. Wasn’t that such a fun and easy sewing project? I know I had fun creating it with you! I am not sure about you but I am obsessed with buffalo plaid and it doesn’t even have to be Christmas to use it. I can not wait to see what awesome fabrics you picked and how it all turns out, Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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How To Make A Wallet Out Of Fabric

How To Make A Wallet Out Of Fabric

Quick and easy sewing project perfect for a lazy day at home. Stylish enough to use it everyday. Make yours today!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Instructions

  1. Cut one piece of inside fabric 8 x 3 1/2 inches. Cut one piece inside fabric 8 x 2 3/4 inches. Cut one piece inside fabric 8 x 2 1/4 inches. 
  2. Cut one buffalo plaid 8 x 4 inches and one inside fabric 8 x 4 inches. Cut one fusible interfacing 8 x 4 inches. 
  3. Cut three pieces of bias tape 9 inches each.
  4. Press bias tape onto the 8 x 3 1/2 inch piece, 8 x 2 3/4 inch piece, and the 8 x 2 1/4 inch piece. Clip or pin.
  5. Sew across the top of each of these and trim of excess bias tape on ends. 
  6. Place 8 x 3 1/2 inch piece right side up and then add the 8 x 2 3/4 piece on top then the 8 x 2 1/4. Fold in half and press.
  7. Now stitch down the center where the fold was. 
  8. Place down the 8 x 4 piece right side up.
  9. Place the now stitch together pocket piece on top of the 8x4 right side up. 
  10. Press fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the buffalo plaid piece. Place this on top of the 8x4 piece with buffalo right side facing down.
  11. Stitch around all sides leaving a 2 inch gap at the bottom for turning the right side in. 
  12. Turn the right side in and press. Top stitch all four sides which will in turn close the remaining hole. 
  13. You will now have the area at the top for cash and four slots for cards.

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