Learn how to make a cool wallet from an old pair of jeans, complete with a coin pocket, credit card slot and place for bills/ checkbook/ whatever.
Lots of thread
Needle (also, if possible: a sailmaker's needle and palm)
Utility blade (for opening seams)
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Step 1: Cut a Jeans Leg
You need a bit less than 11 inches, but its better to be safe then sorry :-)
Step 2: Cut the Seam
Not the double-really-annoying seam, but the other seam.
*When using a blade, needle etc. watch your fingers.
Step 3: Cut the Fraying Edges
Try to be accurate- You'll need all the width you can get.
Step 4: Decide Sides and Fold
Decide which side you want for the outside of your wallet (sometimes there is a color difference due to fading) and lay that side down. Fold the fabric leaving a "flap". This flap will later cover the coin pocket.
Step 5: Flip
Step 6: Fold Again
Fold the fabric in half to the flap (well, look at the picture.)
Step 7: Sort It Out
fold the flap onto the wallet and mark a straight line on the "back side"
Step 8: Cut It Straight
Along the line you just marked...
Step 9: Mark Size
Fold your wallet in half. Sort out what size you want your wallet to be and cut it.
Step 10: Fold and Cut the Flap
Open the wallet, fold the flap onto the wallet and cut it like so
Step 11: Stitch!
Stitch along the inside edge of the flap. Do not stitch through to the last layer! This last layer will make the bill pocket.
* If you have a sailmaker's/ leather needle and a Palm: now is a good time to use them.
Step 12: More Stitching
Neatly stitch the edge of the flap. It should stop it from fraying (and it looks nice)
Step 13: Side 1
Trick: stitch 2-3 layers together, not all layers at once. It might be too hard. Follow me here...
*Again, if you have a sailmaker's/ leather needle and a Palm: now is a good time to use them.
Once you stitch all the way around, take your needle andgently stitch your stitches!
Step 14: Cut Card Slot
Mark and cut a slot for credit cards
Step 15: Stitch Around
Well, yeah. More stitching.
Step 16: And Side 2
stitch the other side as you did the first.
Step 17: Are We There Yet?
Stitch the edge of the "middle" layer
Step 18: But You're Nearly There...
Stitch along the edge of the "back" layer
Step 19: Done.
Congratulations! (I mean it)
Enjoy your new wallet.
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