I don’t know about all of you but I have way to many cards in my wallet!! Store cards, punch cards, a couple of credit cards, gift cards and on and on! My regular wallet won’t hold all of them. I have one of those hard wallets and it literally won’t shut with all of them in there. But I don’t want to take them out of my purse. I know I will need them at some point and I want to make sure I have them with me. So, I decided to make myself a wallet specifically for those cards! This project is a perfect scrap fabric buster because you really don’t kneed much!
You will need: 2 main pieces of fabric measuring 6 inches by 6 1/2 inches, 3 more pieces of fabric measuring 6 inches by 6 1/2 inches for the pockets, I piece of iron-on interfacing measuring 6 inches by 6 1/2 inches, 1 button, 1 hair elastic and some coordinating thread.
Start by ironing the interfacing to the back of one of the main pieces of fabric.
Next fold your pockets in half. The wallets width will be 6 1/2 inches so lay your fabric for the pockets that way and then fold one end up and pin.
Sew a seam along the top opening on all three pocket pieces.
Flip them right side out and iron. Then sew a finishing seam along that same edge.
Next lay the main piece of fabric with the interfacing, good side up. Take the first pocket and center it where you would like it. Be sure to check that one of your cards will fit with out sticking up to far.
Now sew a line along the bottom of the pocket.
Postion second pocket and sew a line along the bottom.
Position third pocket and sew a line along the bottom.
At this point, postion hair elastic on one edge (I taped mine down with scotch tape) and place the other main piece of fabric good side down over the top. Pin in place.
Sew a seam all the way around, leaving a small opening at the top.
Flip inside out, push corners out and iron. Be sure to tuck in that extra fabric from where you had left the opening.
Sew a seam all the way around at the very edge. This should catch the fabric from the opening and close it up. Then sew a line down the very middle. This creates 6 pockets and will also be where the wallet folds.
The very last part is hand sewing the button on. Its a bit tricky because you don’t want to sew through the pockets. Just be sure to only go through the main layer and then find your needle under the pockets. Sew it on nice and tight!
Isn’t it cute! Plus because its pretty little I can even tuck some cash in it when I don’t want to carry my entire purse. This will serve its purpose perfectly! As always, thank you so much for reading. Be sure to comment and let me know what you think! XOXO