Free Pattern & Directions to Sew a Fabric Women's Wallet

  • 01 of 09

    Materials & Cutting Directions

    Free pattern and directions to sew a women's wallet with a zipped change section.
    Fabric Women's Wallet with a Change Section. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Materials
    • Fabric
    • batting
    • Craft weight fusible interfacing such as Pellon Craft Fuse
    • Double fold bias tape
    • All purpose zipper (will need to be shortened)
    • 2" of hook & loop tape (1 1/2" to 2" wide- narrower tape can be joined to make the width you want)
    • Print out of pattern
    Cutting Instructions
    • Cut two of the entire pattern piece A. Interface one piece of the cut fabric. Quilt the other cut piece with batting.
    • Cut and interface pattern piece B on the fold (eliminating the top part which is...MORE part of pattern piece A)
    • Cut and interface four of pattern piece C on a fold.
    • Cut four of pattern piece D
    • Cut and interface 2 of pattern piece E
    Note: The sewing and craft prints used in this article are a Debbie Mumm print.
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  • 02 of 09

    Prepare the Pieces

    Prepare the Pieces to sew a fabric wallet with a coin section
    Prepare the Pieces. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Fold all of C pattern pieces in half as they were cut and press.
    • Fold pattern piece B in half as it was cut and press.
    • Place both of pattern pieces A wrong sides together, aligning the edges.
    • Place both pieces of interfaced pattern pieces E wrong sides together.
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  • 03 of 09

    Attach the Credit Card Holders

    Attach the Credit Card Holders
    Attach the Credit Card Holders. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Unfold piece B.
    • On the left side of the bottom half, stack Piece C's and evenly distribute them leaving approximately 1/4 inch between the sections.
    • Pin the top of the sections.
    • Starting on the bottom, sew the bottom edge to the one layer of piece B.
    • Unpin the bottom section, pull it back and sew the bottom of the next credit card section.
    • Repeat to sew the bottom of each credit card section.
    • Sew the side edges of the credit card sections close to the edge of the pieces.
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  • 04 of 09

    The Coin Section

    Instructions to sew the coin compartment of a women's wallet.
    The Coin Compartment. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    1. Place the center of the zipper between two layers of piece D, right sides of the fabric together, on a 4 1/4" edge, aligning the edges of the fabric and the edge of the zipper tape.
    2. Stitch the zipper tape between the fabric, using a 1/4" seam.
    3. Press the fabric back to expose the zipper.
    4. Edge stitch the edge of the fabric at the edge near the zipper to prevent the fabric from being caught in the zipper.
    5. Adjust the length of the zipper leaving a 1/4" seam allowance on both ends of the...MORE zipper.
    6. Repeat Step 1,2,3 and 4 for the second side of the zipper.
    7. Align the edges of the fabric.
    8. Baste the edges of all four layers together to form a coin pouch.
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  • 05 of 09

    Attach the Coin Section & Center Stitching

    Attach the Coin Section & Center Stitching to sew a women's wallet
    Attach the Coin Section & Center Stitching. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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    • Align one edge of the coin section with the ends of the credit card pieces and the bottom edge of piece B
    • Sew the end edge of the coin section, sewing through all the credit card layers and one layer of piece B.
    • Fold the coin section into place on the right side of piece B
    • Sew the end of the coin section to the one layer of piece B, sewing close to the edge of the fabric.
    • Sew the bottom of the coin section to the bottom of piece B, sewing close to the edge.
    • Fold piece C the find the lengthwise...MORE center.
    • Stitch on the credit card layers at the center mark.
    • Stitch again 1/8", on the credit card side, from the center line of stitching.
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  • 06 of 09

    Sew the Closing Tab

    Sew the Closing Tab
    Sew the Closing Tab. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • On the curved end of one of piece E, sew the hook side of the hook & loop tape to the end.
    • Trim the hook tape to match the edges of piece E
    • Placing wrong sides of the fabric together, aligning the edges, stack the two E pieces and baste the edges close to the edges of the fabric.
    • Sew bias tape to the long sides and curved edge, leaving the short straight edge without bias tape.
    • Find the center of one end of the quilted Piece A and baste the tab, with the hook tape side up, to the center of piece...MORE A, sewing close to the edge.
    • On the opposite end of quilted piece A, sew the loop tape section of the hook and loop tape.
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  • 07 of 09

    Join Piece A and B

    Join Piece A and B
    Join Piece A and B. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Refold piece B on the original fold line (the cut on fold line).
    • Place piece B on top of piece A, aligning the bottom and end edges.
    • Baste piece B to piece A, sewing close to the edges.
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  • 08 of 09

    Round off the Corners

    Round off the Corners
    Round off the Corners. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Using a round template, such as a quarter, small plate or drinking glass, round off all four corners of the joined pieces.
    • Trim all edges if necessary to have an even edge of all the joined pieces.
    • Press the edges well to help condense the layers.
    • Using a narrow zigzag stitch, zigzag the edges of the joined layers.
    • Press again.
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  • 09 of 09

    Apply the Bias Tape

    Apply the Bias Tape
    Apply the Bias Tape. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Starting at the bottom of the wallet. sew bias tape to the entire edge of the wallet, folding over the end of the bias tape to enclose the raw end of the bias tape.
    Problems catching all of the bias tape with the bulk involved can be over come by condensing the edges with pressing and a zigzag stitch. You can also use a decorative stitch on the bias tape.