Yipppeee, my first tute. Hope it makes sense.
It's a great way to use all that extra fabric that I know we all have laying around. Actually, it's a shameless way to improve my design.
I saw handmade wallets for sale at my local coffee shop, but they were tooooo pricey. So here's my initial design, any comments and suggestions would be VERY
So here goes. All you need are 2 longish pieces of fabric, and 3 smaller ones of varying sizes that match the width of the longer pieces.http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet001.jpghttp://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet002.jpg
To start, place the longer pieces with "printed" sides facing each other and sew together.http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet003.jpg
Next, iron the top and bottom of the smaller pieces, "pockets" and sew one side of each. One side only, because you'll eventually be sewing the bottom directly to the wallethttp://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet004.jpg
Ok here's the part that get's tough to explain. Fold wallet in thirds and place "pockets" sewn side to the top (here I had to adjust my ironed seams, to get a better fit).http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet005.jpg
Carefully pin pockets to each other, but not to the larger pieces. Slip fingers in between the 2 large sewn pieces, and pin pockets into place (just to one piece, it should be pinned only to the piece that you plan to have as the outside of the wallet). http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet006.jpg
Pin the unsew tops of the pockets to the outer piece. Fold pieces back on each other so the pockets are inside and you're looking at the "backside" of the fabric. Sew edges.http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet007.jpg
Turn inside out and pull through top. DON'T PANIC. I know, it looks like you put the pockets on upside down. Just put the side with pockets face down towards you and fold up.http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/gorillagirl77/easywallet008.jpg
Now the ugly part, sew sides again. Fold in top loose seams, and sew.
Add a button or snap. I went with a snap, and added weird ribbony things to cover the stiches.
Sadly, my wallet's pretty empty
For the next one, I plan on using pretty stitching, oh, and maybe more even seams