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« on: January 14, 2006 01:12:12 PM »

Hope I'm not too ambitious with my first Craftster post! Here's a tutorial for a very simple mini wallet/purse (we call a wallet a purse in the U.K... or we can call a wallet a wallet, just to confuse people  Cheesy ) It's really really easy to make.

If you'd rather have a printable tutorial I've put a PDF up on my blog http://www.makewrite.com/blog/24-coin-card-mini-wallet-tutorial/, or alternatively there's also a PDF of the pattern only (life-size). Hope it's helpful!


This pattern makes a handy card/coin/anything small-ish wallet/purse (approx 4.5in/11cm wide by 3in/8cm tall). It looks like this:

You need:
  • 2x cut pattern (outer and lining) plus cut 1 interfacing if your fabric is very light. (Ive used both iron-on and non both work fine).
  • One elastic length about 1.5 in/4cm (I use hair elastics new, not used!!)
  • One button.

1.   Pin outer fabric and lining together, right sides facing.

2.   Fold fabric in half lengthwise and mark halfway along the top of the curved end with a pin.

3.   Insert the elastic between the layers, wrapping it around the pin. How much you leave in the loop depends on the size of your button. You want to be able to close the thing when its done!

4.   Pin or tack the elastic into place.

5.   Pin the rest together.

6.   Sew using a small ( inch) seam allowance, I recommend doing the curve first so it sits nicely. Leave a turn-out space on one side seam.

7.   Turn out the purse. Trim the seams and two corners. Push out the corners and curve firmly but gently, and re-sew any bits that fall apart due to sewing too close to the edge! Press using your trusty iron. Really do a good job here it really has a big effect on the final appearance.

8.   Topstitch around the edges of the top curve and straight along the bottom.

9.   Now have the purse with the curve at the top, and the outer fabric facing you. Fold up from the bottom to where you want the purse pocket to end. For example, I fold up to around 3 in/8 cm, since English pounds are taller than US dollars and you dont want them sticking out the top! I recommend measuring using your own currency or a credit-card sized thing. Pin together.

10.   Sew straight down the sides. Go nearly to the bottom, but not quite all the way (the corners turn out squarer if you do that). Double-sew near the top for strength.

11.   Turn purse inside out.
12.   Press with your trusty iron. It will look better that way.

13.   Hand-sew on your button, after testing that it will fit the loop youve made!  Thats it! Youre done. Really, despite the 13 steps, theyre pretty easy to make they take about 20mins. Im sure some of you could make it faster!

Variations/ideas: Appliqu little cute things on, or felt stars/hearts whatever, or some embroidery if you possess those talents, before you sew the lining and outer together. Make the pattern a little bigger and add a thin strap for a clutch or little shoulder bag. Just a little longer and wider would make a good passport pouch, if you add a neck strap and use a press-stud to close.

I've uploaded the pattern below, but I'm not sure if it will be the right size. Just to be sure, you could download the PDF (50kb) from my website. ( http://www.makewrite.com/blog/24-coin-card-mini-wallet-tutorial/ )

UPDATE: I haven't yet figured out how to display the image at full size, so you should probably download the PDF of the pattern anyway... Sorry! Correct dimensions of pic above are 23.5cm / 9in by 13cm / 5in

Hope it all makes sense... If anyone else makes one, please let me know! Any questions, just ask!
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006 01:14:11 PM »

Great tutorial; I can't wait to try this!

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006 02:33:00 PM »

going to do this right now.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2006 02:34:54 PM »

If my sewing machine were not broken, I would be trying this aswell.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006 02:38:56 PM »

very cute. thanks for the tute. i shall make something like this.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2006 02:50:39 PM »

Thanks, everyone! Do let me know how they turn out!

« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2006 12:48:39 PM »

thanks for the tutorial! i wanted to make all 10 of my best friends coin purses for valentines day, but i didnt want to have to buy 10 zippers! thanks for the hair elastic idea.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2006 10:34:55 AM »

Ahhh, fantastic tutorial! Thank you!! Am so gonna bookmark this.  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006 11:24:48 AM »

this is so adorable!!!  I want to make one right this second!!  thank you so much for your generosity with the tute and the pattern!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006 12:16:55 PM »

Thanks for the awesome tut and pattern.  I made 2 matching coin purses for matching the hobo bags I made for friends. Easy Peasy!!!  Grin
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