Wallet Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial
I love giving this wallet as a gift for someone paired with their favorite gift card. I can always find a scrap big enough to make another one. It is appropriate for quilting fabric, fat quarters, light weight home dec fabrics as well at many other light to medium weight woven fabrics. The batting used here was cotton quilt batting but any other light batting will work. If you don’t have batting or want another look you could also interface the main piece instead. This project is for someone with a little sewing experience.
Snap pliers (optional)
2 -1/4 yard fabric or remnant
remnant of batting (light weight)
tiny piece of ribbon
Print and cut out pattern
Cut fabric from pattern pieces
Baste piece A face fabric to batting 1/4″ from edge and trim batting to match. This is much easier than cutting both pieces then matching them back up again.
Place snap on body of wallet using the guide o the pattern
Sew 1/2″ seam on 3 sides of snap closure tab.
Turn and press then top stitch
Baste in place. notice it is opposite of the snap, not on the same side.
Fold zipper pocket section in half on fold line and sew 1/2″ seam on raw edge. Turn and press on seam.
Fold top of zipper section in half and press. this piece will be narrow.
Place folded edge of zipper sections right side up and top stitch to the zipper.
If you open zipper it will be easier to sew in place.
Place zipper section even with the top and stitch in place close to edge
Fold 2 pocket sections together right sides in and sew 1/2″ seam . Turn and press.
Fold last card pocket right sides out
Place top pocket 2″ up from the bottom stitch close to edge along the bottom only.
Place middle pocket 1 1/2″ up from bottom and stitch close to edge
Place bottom pocket even with the edge and baste in place along sides only! The bottom pocket is the one that was folded not sewn.
Place right sides together and sew wallet on 3 sides leaving the pocket side open.
Turn and press
Flip bottom pocket to the front. Sew closed with 1/2″ seam trim then flip back.
Top stitch around edges.
Place the other half of snap set on flap.
It’s ready to use.
I like to feed a scrap of ribbon through the hole in the zipper to make it easyer to pull as well as adding a decorative detail.