ANOTHER EASY SEWING PROJECT! A VELCRO WALLET IS GREAT FOR KIDS.
Do your kids like to carry their own money? Are your kids keep money in little jars or tin cans like mine do? Do they carry their money in a Ziploc bag to the store? Are you having to carry their money around for them? These are all ways my kids take their money places and I thought it was time to give them some wallets. Here is a really cute Velcro wallet you can make for them or they can even make for themselves if they are sewers, so they can carry around their own money.
This wallet has two pockets. One for cash, one for coins, and the Velcro closes the whole pocket so the money won’t fall out. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. It’s really simple and a great way to personalize their wallet.
2 coordinating fat quarters in cotton
Medium weight Interfacing
Pins or wonder clips
Step 1. Wash, dry, and iron your fabric. This is very important because the fabric will shrink when you wash it. If you don’t wash it before cutting, and you wash it after it’s all made, it will be distorted and look funny.
Step 2. Cut out your fabric. The measurement for your fabric and interfacing will be 15” by 5.5”. Cut one outside fabric, one inside fabric, and one of interfacing.
Step 3. Cut your Velcro. Before we assemble and start sewing, we need to cut the Velcro. I used double sided Velcro. It has the hooks on one side and the loops on the other side. Cut two pieces that are 4 ¼ inches long and then cut those in half longwise. You’ll now have 4 thin pieces that measure 4 ¼ inches long. This will be for the inside pockets. Cut one more that is 1 ¼ inch long and cut that in half lengthwise. Now you’ll have two thin pieces that are 1 ¼ inch long. Those will be for the wallet opening. If you don’t have double sided Velcro, regular sew on Velcro is fine also.
Step 4. Sew the Velcro. Take the outside fabric and the two 1 ¼ inch Velcro pieces (one hook and one loop). Place the Velcro on the right side of the fabric 3 inches from the ends on each side and make sure they are centered. Also make sure one is facing hook side up and the other is loop side up. Sew these in place. These will keep your wallet closed in the end.
Step 5. Take the inside fabric and two 4 ¼ inch Velcro pieces. On the right side of the fabric, with the hooks facing up, place them ½ inch from the edge of either short end. Sew these in place. Take the last two 4 ¼ inch Velcro pieces and place them 6 ¼ inches from the edge of either side and face them loop side up. Sew these in place. These make the pockets Velcro.
Step 6. Now we can assemble the fabric pieces and sew them together. First place your outer fabric right side facing up. Next place your inner fabric right side facing down. Finally you place your interfacing on top of your inner fabric. Pin these together or use wonder clips. Sew a ⅝ inch seam allowance along three sides like in the image below. You want to leave one short end open for turning.
Step 7. Clip your corners and turn your project right side out. After turning your wallet right side out poke your corners out with your finger. Fold the end of the wallet that’s open about ¼ inch inside. Top stitch around the whole wallet.
Step 8. Let’s sew in three spots to help the wallet fold closed. Sew 3 ½ inches from each end, and then right down the middle at 7 ½ inches.
Step 9. Fold your wallet on those lines, lining up the velcro, and pin in place. This makes your pockets. Sew a line down each side of your pocket.
You’re all done! Congratulations at making a wallet! Isn’t it so cute and stylish? I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.