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This fabric wallet was super easy to make, it only took about 2 hours to make. It ended up being a little bigger that i had first planned but turned out great! 
It is 8" by 4"


 
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Step 1: Gather supplies

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Well, first of all you need to gather supplies, for this project you will need:
-small scraps of different fabrics (including 1 about 1o'' by 10"  square scrap)
-7 inch zipper
-button (mine was about 1 1/2")
-tiny piece of quilt batting or felt/thick cloth
-elastic hair tie (thin ones works better)
-clear plastic (I used a zip lock bag)
-thin cardboard (Kleenex box worked great!)
-color coordinated thread
-fusible interfacing (i don't know if it really does anything...but i put it on)
-sewing machine
-scissors
-ruler
-cutting mat and rotary cutter(you can use scissors, but a rotary cutter is easier)
-iron

Step 2: Cover

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First of all we make the front cover. To start out find 6 fabric scraps that you like, ( you will want to iron them if they are wrinkly) and cut  one 1 1/2 " by 4 " rectangle from each scrap. Figure out how you want them laid out, and then sew them together (1/8 mark on sewing machine) to form a long wallet shape. for the other side cut 10 2"by 2" squares. And cut a 1"by10" strip. sew the squares into 2 strips. Then sew the thin strip between the two square strips. Then iron them. Now find the fusible interfacing and cut a piece for each wallet cover half. Follow the instructions on the interfacing package. 

Step 3: Button

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Now you will want to sew on the button. grab your button, and thread a needle. Cut your batting/felt so it is just a tiny square to go on the back of the wallet to keep it more secure.  Make sure the button is in the middle...then sew it on!  Next you can sew the front and back cover together 
mlt72391 year ago
This is a wonderful step by step. Thank you so much for sharing! My Aunt can't wait to make one!
katvanlew3 years ago
Very cute wallet. I love any project that uses fabric scraps. You could also use plastic canvas instead of the cardboard if you wanted.
I have a waterproof substitution suggestion for the cardboard that may also provide RFID-reader protection (as mentioned in susanrm's comment). Cut a rectangle of the desired size from a clean, dry, empty pet kibble or coffee bean bag with a foil/mylar lining (more substantial than a chip bag). If you want greater stiffness and don't care about the RFID issue, you could cut the piece from discarded clamshell-style plastic packaging. It is thin, relatively pliable, abundant, and not readily recycled yet in many areas.
TabbyDeAnne3 years ago
This is a beautiful wallet! Thanks for sharing:) 5 Stars!
susanrm3 years ago
Excellent wallet! Add a layer of aluminum foil in there to make it RFID-reader-proof.