This wallet only costs $1.70 to make so they are perfect for stocking stuffers, birthday gifts or get well presents. It’s machine washable (leave it closed to keep velcro clean) and it’ll last for years!
Disclaimer: My stitches are uneven and crooked because this is a VERY low-end machine that needs tinkering with. But so many people have asked me for this tutorial so I wanted to get it up on the blog. I bet your stitches will be much straighter and prettier than mine. Just goes to show I’m NOT that Pinterest girl whose projects are perfect.
Here are the items you need for this super fast project:
Step 1: This project only calls for 2 pieces to cut, so it’s super easy. Using your ruler and pen, mark the rectangular shape and cut out.
Step 2: Once the 2 pieces are cut, lay them together RIGHT sides touching and sew along these 3 edges leaving the TOP open
Step 3: Cut along the diagonals making sure to NOT CUT the stitches. Then turn right side out. The top will be the only side not stitched and should be open.
Step 4: Measure and cut your pieces of velcro and pin in place one of the pieces at the BOTTOM. Then stitch all the way around it (like a box) while carefully removing pins as you go.
Step 5: Turn over your wallet and fold the bottom up so it looks like this. Cut a small piece of ribbon and place on the left side in between the layers. Pin into place and stitch all the way around. Make sure you go back and forth over the opening to reinforce it and keep it from pulling apart as it’s used.
Step 6: Fold the top into itself and pin into place. Stitch all the way around closing it. Be careful to remove pins as you go. GO SLOWLY.
Step 7: Pin into place other piece of velcro and stitch all the way around securing it.
ENJOY your new wallet! Once you learn how to make these, spend one Saturday and you’ll have enough for ALL of your friends. They are cheap, easy, quick to make, very useful and can be made to match any personality!