Sewing Wallet Tutorial


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Have you ever heard the expression “late to the party” well that is me most of the time. I generally don’t get on the popular band wagons when they are popular! I am not one to do something because the proverbial popular kids are doing it. I like to wait and see how things are going to play out before I decide to “drink the koolaid”. One such example is EPP. I have just recently decided I wanted to give it a try. I know, late right?! I talked to my good friend aka shopping enabler and got my supplies together. I wish you could see how I have them in my purse. Maybe some day soon I will take a picture of it….pathetic I tell you.

I said all that to say this……(I bet you thought I was digressing)………today’s tutorial is quite timely!!!! The talented Jackie from Sew Excited Quilts is showing us how to make a Sewing Wallet….perfect for my purse! She has some other tutorials on her blog – one of which I need to make since I have sooooooooo many selvages. I seriously need to make this bag! I sure wish I lived in the Kansas City area, I would certainly be taking some of Jackie’s classes! Ok, enough rambling from me! Take it away Miss Jackie!!!

I think most of us like to take the opportunity of a new year to start fresh and get organized. I know I do. I find that I need more that one portable sewing kit for various projects that I keep on hand. For the car, the couch or work. Here is an easy to sew wallet to keep the various supplies you will want at your finger tips.

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Materials Needed:

  • 3 fabrics cut 8 ½ x 7 ½
  •      Outside, inside and pocket
  • 1 piece of batting cut 8 ½ x 7 ½
  • Batting scraps cut 6 x 5 and 6 x 3
  • One decorative button
  • Elastic hair tie

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  • Take pocket fabric and fold in half right sides together so it measures 8 ½ x 3 ¾
  • Layer your pieces in this order on the table: (see picture below)
    • Larger batting (8 ½ x 7 ½)
    • Inside fabric piece right side up
    • Pocket piece lining up raw edges along the bottom edge
    • Pinch the hair tie in the middle and place in the middle of the right side edge (1/2 the loop will be inside)
    • Outside piece right side facing down
  • Tack the hair tie in place

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  • Sew a ¼ inch seam along each side of wallet leaving a 3 inch opening along the top edge


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  • Trim close to edges along your stitching line, including the tie end that is showing
  • Don’t trim your opening (other than the batting)

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  • Turn right side out, make sure you bring out your pocket to the inside of your wallet
  • Turn your open edge inside 1/4 inch and press
  • Edge stitch around the entire wallet stitching your opening closed
  • Stitch again ¼ inch in from edge

Fold wallet in ½ and place button on the outside to match up with your hair tie loop, sew

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  • Open up the wallet with the tie on the right side
  • Mark center from top to bottom
  • Center the two batting scraps inside with the larger piece on the bottom
  • Stitch your marked lining, securing your batting scraps


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  • If desired mark stitching lines for smaller pockets in your wallet


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Quick, easy, fun, and useful.

Printable directions found here: Sewing Wallet

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

I almost forgot….I am supposed to remind you the 2013 FAL is moving to Leanne’s Blog …..She Can Quilt. You can link up over there starting January 7th.


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2 Comment

  1. Great tutorial. I love those pockets for scissors, etc. Thanks Jackie.

  2. This is so cute. I might just make one today, thank you.

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