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Another overcast day here in Missouri, but it’s a great day to sew. As I’ve said before, I am NOT an experienced sewer by any means. You will see imperfect seams. Just warning you in advance. Today, I’m bringing you a project that I found on My So Called Green Life. On hers, she used a closure and in a perfect world, I would have, but I didn’t have the proper closure materials, but I still wanted to make a card wallet to reign in all the cards stuffed in my other little wallet. If you want to make one with a closure, refer to the original pattern, as she shows you how to do a few different ones. This owl fabric and the brown fabric came from JoAnn’s. You’ll remember it from my sewn purse post. Now let’s make a folding card wallet!
- 2 pieces of fabric cut to 6 inches by 4.5 inches. This will be the “body” of your wallet
- 1 piece of fabric cut to 6 inches by 4 inches. This is your interior pocket
- 1 piece of iron on fusible web/interfacing cut to 6 inches x 4.5 inches
- Sewing machine, thread, scissors, iron. Normal sewing supplies.
How to make it:
- Iron your interfacing to the wrong side of the piece of your 6 inch x 4.5 inch of fabric that will be your “outside” of the wallet.
- Peel off the paper backing and set aside
- Take your 6 inches x 4inch pocket piece. Fold the top under about 1/8 an inch and press. Fold over again, press, pin and sew
- Now we’re going to stack your fabric. Take the piece of 6 inches x 4.5 in piece without the interfacing face up on the bottom of your stack.
- Line up your pocket in the correct place on top of that piece, facing up
- Take the piece of fabric with the interfacing on it and arrange it on top, wrong size UP
- Pin your layers in place
- Sew around the side, up across the top and down the other side. LEAVE THE BOTTOM OF THE WALLET OPEN AND UN-SEWED.
- Turn the piece right side out. You’ll essentially have a bottomless pocket at this point.
- Turn just the POCKET piece inside out.
- Pin along the bottom and sew
- trim excess fabric and clip the corners to help it turn better
- Flip your pocket right side out, flatten and press.
- Fold your wallet in half and press.
- Sew a line down the middle. I used the “press” line as my guide.
- Topstick around all the edges.
- Trim threads and you are done. Insert cards and marvel at your creation.
Thanks again to My So Called Green Life for this simple pattern. If you make this, show me! I’d love to see it! Until next time, happy crafting ~