Super Cool Wallet

Here is a pattern with step by step directions for a super cool wallet!

Super Cool Wallet

What you need

Contrasting fabric for pockets
Sewing Machine
Paper for pattern


1) cut a 9″ by 7″ piece. this will be used for the lining and the outer fabric

2) a 9″ by 2 3/4″ piece. this is for one of the card pockets! use the same fabric that you used for the outer fabric.

3) a 9″ by 3 3/4″ piece. This is for the other card pocket and use the lining fabric for this!! *i would also suggest using a medium weight interfacing for the “flimsier” fabric for stability! I wouldn’t use it for both though because then it would be WAY too bulky.

STEP ONE! – iron fabric. trace everything and cut it all out! yum!


This is what all your cut out pieces should look like! A= lining fabric, 9″ X 2 3/4″ // B= outer fabric, 9″ X 3 3/4 ”

STEP TWO! – using the two card slot fabric pieces (A and B.) fold them in half long way so that the good sides are facing each other. sew up the side with the stictching being as close to the edge as you can make it! i’ll say its about 1/8″ but don’t hold me to it. i just make it small!


STEP THREE! -pull them right-side-out and iron them out flat. (its like you’re making the handles to a purse!) -also iron the outer fabric in half longways– its a guide for the next step.




STEP FOUR! -place A about 1/4″ from the iron line with the seam NOT showing! sew that sucker down! again, make sure that you’re sewing as close to the edge as possible so there’s plenty of room for the cards! picture of step four:



STEP FIVE! -sew B on JUST ABOVE the iron line, covering up the sew-job of A! again make sure the stictching is close to the edge!


STEP SIX! -snag your little 1″ squares of velcro and measure 1 1/2″ in from each side and sew the velcro in place, ONLY ON B! fold the other pieces back and don’t mess up! hahahaha


STEP SEVEN! -sew a line up the middle of the whole thing! this is to make the separate card holders. only sew up as high as the pockets go. i go up one way then back down so its double strength. -sorry the picture is upside-down, don’t get confused!


STEP EIGHT! -sew the outer fabric with all its goods and the lining fabric together, with good sides facing each other! leave a small opening so you can pull it all through. if this seems wacky just stick with me. i swear it works and looks awesome! – you can use a regular size seam allowance stitch WHATEVER ITS CALLED! good luck!


STEP NINE! -IF YOU HAVE ‘EM use your zig zag scissors to cut off some of the bulk edges, and leave the opening un-cut. do as i say.


STEP TEN! -turn the whole thang right size out. just pull it out through the hole! I SWEAR IT WILL COME OUT! then iron it out flat and push the corners out!


STEP ELEVEN! -fold it in half to make a wallet, and sew up each side so your $$ doesn’t fall out!! -then fold it in half so it velcro’s shut. and iron it with steam so that your wallet learns early on that this is how it closes!


TA DA!!!!! YOU”RE FINISHED! I hope your wallet turned out for you! if not, try again!!!!

This project was contributed by Hdoglovesu

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  1. This is a great idea, but it needs a little tweaking in order to be useful. I made this wallet according to these directions, and when I put my cards in, it was immediately clear that the pockets were too big. Trim a little off the length and it would be perfect, or instead of one line of stitching down the middle of the pockets, do two lines about a quarter inch apart, so the pockets are tight and cards don’t fall out. It also seems to be missing the step where one would take the open side where the wallet was pulled inside-out and top-stitch or hand-stitch that hole shut. Otherwise a great idea.

  2. craft_girl says:

    Wow! great tutorial!! I’m thirteen, and it was insanely easy to understand this. I made one for my friend and filled it with little certificates “good for one sleepover” etc. She loved it!!!!! thanks!!!! I’m making more for Christmas gifts now!

  3. P.S. If you have to buy new fabric for this, try fabric quarters from the quilting section (just make sure you line one of the big pieces with fusible interfacing). Fabric quarters are typically about 18 x 22, so you should be able to make two wallets out of two quarters. Each one typically costs about a buck, and 1/4 yard of medium interfacing will probably cost you 50 cents to $1. So, if you already have thread and some kind of closure, you should be able to make this for around 3 dollars!

    Note: Go easy on your machine and use longer stitches when sewing through so many layers of fabric. If you really get stuck, you may have to “hand walk” the machine over heavy seams. I also added 1/2 inch width to the two pocket pieces to keep the cards in.

    I would definitely prefer a version of this with some kind of snap closure.

    Great project for experimenting with embroidery stitches, applique, and embellishments!

  4. Added a velcro closure tab and had issues with the velcro not staying attached. :(

    Otherwise, it turned out halfway decent (corners don’t match up 100%… but close enough). Also, I added a handy zipper pocket to the outside back to hold coins.

  5. My wallet turned out adorable! Thank you!

  6. Thanks!!!!!!just made one and it’s the best!!!!!!!

  7. That’s a great tutorial. Easy to understand tutorial – well done!! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  8. Looks so so hard.

  9. this is so complex!

  10. This is a great project! Just made my first wallet and I love it!!

  11. Wow seriously complicated but sooo cool and cute I wanna hug and kiss you guys on the lips!!!!

  12. This wallet looks really neat. My boyfriend made a wallet that looks much like this one. His is made out of duct tape. I am going to try to make this one out of more masculine fabric. It will have a little bit more class than the one he is carrying not. LOL

  13. It is ssooooooooooooooooo hard make it a little less complicated but u r so funny

  14. oh my gosh you are so funny I love you

  15. i really liked this pattern it is really easy to make.

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