How to make a Wallet – Sewing pattern

I wanted to make a wallet perfect for a child, but could also be used for an adult, i love how it provides security for small change, a bill pocket and a few card slots!

A video tutorial is over on my youtube.com/charmedbyashley

This is where you will find the pattern measurements!

  1. – 2 x 9×5″ outter pieces
  2. – 2 x 9 x 4.5″ inner pieces
  3. card slots  4.5 x 19″ (one continuous piece that will be folded into slots, watch the video to see exactly how i did it if it gets a little confusing)
  4. Tab piece – 3.5 x 3.5″
  5. Zipper pocket 1 – 4.5×4.5″ 1 – 3.5 x 4.5″
  6. 1 piece of Bias tape ( ready made ) or use the same or a contrasting fabric – 9″ x 2.5″

First i work on the card slot, using a Hot iron i will use a business card to help with the folding and to judge how deep you want your slots to be, putting the card on your fabric and folding the fabric over the card and then back again with create a “slot”  to visualize its sort of an accordian fold, make sure you fold the fabric back 3.5″ before you start folding your slots so you dont have raw edges inside your wallet

For a full demonstration check out the video linked here ->




This is how the back looks like and that part on the left will be folded over the back to line up with the other raw edge




attacked the two pieces to your zipper in this way, lay your fabric right sides down sewing along the zipper and then fold it back and do a top stitch, the 1 piece of fabric is shorter because you will be folding back the long piece behind the zipper to line up the raw edges and that will create your pocket, its not lined but i dont feel its necessary but if you feel you need to line it then that is totally up to you

This is how the longer fabric turns under the zipper and lines up with the shorter fabric, and you will take your inner two pieces with the wrong sides facing each other, lay it on the table and place your card slots on one side and then the zipper on the opposite side in this way

Now you will attach the bias tape at the top of this piece, this will secure all the inner pieces together, then it is best to base the rest of the wallet to keep all the pieces in place (A Baste is when you just do a quick sew around quickly, not intended to secure things and can be done with the longest stitch on your machine)

to sew the tab fold in half and sew down 2 sides, flip it right sides out and top stitch around the three sides

Now its time to put it all together, place one of the largest rectangles right sides facing up, place the inner wallet on top with the right sides facing up, place the tab on either side with the length of the tab near the middle of the wallet, place the last piece of fabric ontop with the right sides facing down.l

Sew all the way around while leaving a 3″ gap for turning



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Add your buttons and if you dont know anything about these types of snaps which are called KAM snaps check out my tips video here!

Do a small top stitch around the entire wallet securing that gap that was using for turning and then your done!

Love how this turned out and i hope you give it a try! i am very happy with this one but not so happy with the one in my video… it still gives you an idea on how to create this wallet so DONT JUDGE ME!! if you go over that haha… i am in no way an expert

Thanks so much and follow me on instagram twitter and facebook @charmedbyashley

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Best Money Pouch Sewing tutorials

 

Hope you enjoy this little round up of zipper pouchs and card wallets! I love sewingi but i especially love making things i can use on a daily basis like this handy little  gems! Enjoy and Pin 😀

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Love the fabric choice for this one also! – zipper card pouch

Adorable zipper pouch with slip pocket and button closure – Noodle-Head




Slim Wallet

Another super cute card,money pouch with snap closure  perfect for the little ones to keep a few bucks in! –  Kids Wallet

Mega Card wallet to keep track of all your store cards! – Mega Card wallet



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another adorable wallet!

zippers and slots!  – Wallet




Accordian style wallet with zip pockets – SEW CUTE!




Perfect kids starter wallet! Gotta try this one! – Kids wallet

 

 

 

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Make your own Floral Crown

Today i made this beautiful floral crown perfect for special events such as a wedding, communion, photoshoot or just to feel festive this spring!

The Materials you will need for this project are as follows

Wire Cutters
Ashland Tape
Ashland wire
Floral Bush

I purchased all my materials at Michaels 😀

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I also used a glue gun to help make things stay in place but inst necessary if using the tape, if you are making an extremely full crown then glue gun is probably a must have

I have a video tutorial to show exactly how i did it linked below also

Step 1 – Measure your wire, mine measured about 26″ but depending how you want it to sit on your head or the size of your head it could be bigger or smaller, add an inch to your measurement for overlapping

Step 2 – Tape the wire into a loop with your Floral tape, use a long piece and wrap it around the wire overlapping it onto itself and making sure you cover up the sharp edges of the wire

Step 3 – Prepare your flowers, seperate the flowers from the stems trying to leave a longer stem on each bud, this might require some snipping of little plastic pieces, if you are unable to do this and your bud doesnt have much of a stem on the end of it then those would require gluing onto your crown Note** Large statement flowers have very large stems and would require gluing for sure!


Step 4 – Plan our your crown, using your tape place a flower and wrap around the stem to secure it to your crown, to see a video demonstration please head over to my youtube channel


and then Voila! your done! you can make it as full or as space as you desire! I made another beautiful full crown for a photoshoot for my niece!

Michaels Custom Wedding Invitations

 

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