Wallets seem to be a common Instructable, and coupled with my need for a new one, I felt doing a would be a great place to start.
This wallet is unique in that it requires no fabric cutting, though acquiring the pieces will probably require the removal of stitches. It is also lightweight, durable, stylish, and quickly assembled. It's only real weaknesses being that the finished product is a little on the small side, and lacks rigidity.
- The back pocket of a pair of jeans
- The smaller, inner pocket often found in the front-right pocket of jeans
- A belt loop
- Thread in the color of your choice
- A sewing machine
Of course, one could always opt to hand-sew the wallet, but despite the difficulty of using a sewing machine on denim, I decided against it.
Step 1: Cleaning the Fabric
You may have noticed a few dangly things on the underside of your fabric. I have no clue what the proper name for these are, if indeed there is one, so they will henceforth be referred to exclusively as "danglies" (sing. "dangly.")
First, grip the end of a dangly, or clump of danglies, in your non-dominant hand. Then, grip the scissors with your dominant hand and gently open them. Carefully situate the open scissors so that they rest under your fingers, near and around the base of the dangly (see picture two.) After you are satisfied with the position of the scissors, gently close them using your dominant hand. To finish, remove the scissors from the no longer dangly-infested area, and repeat the process on the surviving danglies.
Once a sufficient number of danglies have been severed from the host pocket, gently blow them off of the fabric and onto your workspace so that they are no longer my responsibility.