Introduction: Lace Wallet

I am not able to sew so this lace wallet is completely made with glue and anybody can do it!
It is pretty easy to make and it would be perfect as a Valentine's Day gift for your girlfriend/wife! :)

Step 1: What You Need

  • white cloth
  • black lace
  • wadding
  • velcro
  • super glue
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • button

Step 2:

Take your piece of white cloth and cut a 12x30cm rectangle (4.72 x 11.81 inches).
Do the same with your piece of lace.

Put the lace you have just cut on the cloth rectangle and glue the sides together with super glue.

Step 3:

Now turn it upside down (white part on the front) and put a thin layer of wadding on it (about 5mm thick - 0.19 inches) leaving about 1 cm (0.39 inches) from each side free.

Trim corners to reduce bulk and fold all 4 sides creating a "frame" around the wadding. Glue with hot glue.

Put it aside for a minute. Meanwhile cut a 9x27cm (3.54 x 10.62 inches) rectangle out of the white cloth.

Glue this new rectangle on the frame around the wadding using hot glue to close it.

The base of your wallet is done! Now it's time to make pockets!

Step 4:

Cut two rectangles 11x29cm (4.33 x 11.41 inches): one from the white cloth and one from the lace.

Put the lace on the cloth and glue the sides together with super glue, just like you did previously.

Trim all 4 corners.

Step 5:

Turn it upside down with the white side on the front.
Fold one of the longest sides (about 1cm - 0.39 inches) and glue it with hot glue. This will be the opening side of the pocket at the top.

Now fold and glue the remaining sides to the wallet. Glue the bottom first, then the 2 sides. Remember that the white part must be the inside of the pocket. (Take a look at the pictures, it's much easier to understand that way!)

Step 6:

Now cut 2 identical rectangles, one from the cloth and one from the lace. They must be 8x12cm (3.14 x 4.72 inches).
This will be a smaller pocket for coins.

Proceed like you did for the biggest pocket, and glue it on the right side of the wallet.

Step 7:

I wanted this pocket to be able to close so that I won't lose coins.

Draw a triangle on the white cloth: first of all trace a 13 cm (5.11 inches) line and starting for the half of it, draw a 6cm (2.36 inches) perpendicular line. Connect them on each side to create a triangle.
Now that you have your triangle, cut it and cut another identical one from the lace.

Put one triangle on the other and glue their sides together, like you did previously.

Trim corners, turn it upside down then fold and glue the 2 shortest sides.

Fold the other side and glue it under the opening side of the pocket, as you can see in the picture.

Get a little piece of velcro. Glue one side under the tip of the triangle and the other side on the pocket, exactly on the point where the 2 meet when closed.

The pocket is done!
I made another small one on the other side, using the same technique I used for all the other pockets. Once you understand how to make one, you can make as many as you want! :)

Step 8:

Fold the wallet in 2: all you need now is something to keep it closed!

Cut a little rectangle from cloth, about 7x3cm (2.75 x 1.18 inches) then fold and glue the 2 longest sides.

Take another small piece of velcro and glue one side on one of the tips of your strip and the other side on the front of your wallet, near the opening side on the right. 

Glue the other tip of your strip behind your wallet, near the opening side on the left.

Glue a button on the front tip of your strip as a decoration.

Finally your wallet is ready to be used!

Comments

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-02-19

This is sooo pretty! voted for you! best of luck :)

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Thank you sooo much!! I am so glad you like it! :)

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babybayrs (author)2013-02-14

I like your design.
I can see by "cut the edges", you mean "trim corners to reduce bulk" ; by "bend" you mean "fold" (bend hard material like metal sheet, fold soft material like fabric).
You can always sew by hand. The wallet doesn't seem to have long seams. Handsewing won't be terribly tedious.
Thanks for sharing your design.

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lindarose92 (author)babybayrs2013-02-15

Thank you so much for your corrections, that's how we learn! :) I am glad you like the design!

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sammyron (author)2013-01-31

so pretty!

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lindarose92 (author)sammyron2013-02-01

Thank you! :)

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sabu.dawdy (author)2013-01-31

i loveeeeeeee your idea :D

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lindarose92 (author)sabu.dawdy2013-01-31

Thank youuu!!! :)

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upnorthwis (author)2013-01-30

Verrrrry nice young lady (I'm 60 yr)! As a person who does sew, many of the basic tasks could also quickly be done with a few straight stitches. I could also see this as a very nice gift for bridesmaids--- white lace over their favorite color? Extremely well pictured and written Instructable also. Thank YOU!

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lindarose92 (author)upnorthwis2013-01-31

Oh thank you, this means so much to me! Since English is not my first language, the writing part is always the hardest one and I hope I make myself clear :)

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-01-29

Very cute wallet! I'm not sure if I've heard of wadding before, what is it?

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Good question! I didn't know the word for it in English so I googled it and I got wadding as result...it's something soft used to fill chair seats, pillows, anything soft...do you know a better word for it so that everybody understands?

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That sounds like it is probably the right word, I'm just getting into sewing, so I'm still not good with everything people use :)

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Oh ok, I can't sew at all but my father was an upholsterer so I still have some of the materials he used :D

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