Undies Wallet

An all time favorite, this project shows you how to convert a pair of undies into a wallet.

Undies Wallet

What you need

1 pair size 4 little boy briefs
1 pkg bias binding. (I used 1/4 inch. I recommend using 1/2 inch or something wider than 1/4 inch because 1/4 inch does not look very awesome.)
1/4 yard 45'' coordinating cotton/cotton blend print



Instructions

1. Begin by using a seam ripper to remove the waistband. Be careful around the tag.

2. Rip the seams around the legs as well. Mine were serged around the crotch seam… Don’t worry about that. I left them dangling.

3. Time to cut out the pieces. I used 4.5 inch x 8 inch rectangles. Cut one out of the front of the undies and one from the back. Also cut 3 out of fusible craft-weight interfacing (heavy weight washable) and..

4. Out of a coordinating cotton or cotton blend solid (or print if you wanna get crazy with it, you wild thing you).

5. Customize two of the blue rectangle (one interfaced, one plain) with pockets, and ID holder, credit card pockets, whatever. The interfaced one will be the front half of the money pocket. The non-interfaced one will be on the other side of the top flap. I recommend doing a big old change pocket on the non-interfaced, and an ID holder, credit card slots, etc. on the interfaced one.

6. Prepare to be confused: Sew the all the inside pieces together and all the outside pieces together. Hopefully you can see in the picture that the inside pieces are: plain solid, plain solid, upside-down uninterfaced customized piece. The outside pieces go front of undies right side up, back of undies right side up, upside-down interfaced customized piece.

7. Now turn that left column from the picture above upside down (don’t flip it over, just turn it twice) and zigzag or serge around all the edges, attaching the insides to the outsides, RIGHT SIDES OUT. That means front of undies right side up attaches to uninterfaced customized piece right side up. If you do that right, the back of the undies piece will be sewn to a plain piece, and the upside down customized interfaced piece will be sewn to a plain piece. This is easier than it sounds. I just had the left piece upside down in the above picture.

8. Bias bind that bad boy all around the edges.

9. Fold the “front of money pocket” (see cheap little paint illustration at top) up to the “back of money pocket” and whip stitch both sides to make the main money pocket.

This project was contributed by Reagan Copeland She is a high school junior hailing from exotic Pennsylvania. While she adores sewing, knitting, and doodling like a fiend, her first love is the theatre. Shine on!

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Comments

  1. im kinda confused. i have it laying in front of me, and if some one could reply 2 this it would b helpful. this is for my 8 year old brother (who loves talking bathroom talk) and his birthday is soon. now…. what exactly do you do with the “penis” hole????

  2. very creative definitely agree this girls got potential

  3. This is great!!! I just found this website and already loooove it!!!

  4. LOL

  5. You could make this out of silky ladies’ underwear to match the bra evening purse! :D Seriously people y’all are just jerks that are talking about being perverted and stuff, cause nobody ever said you had to make one! Keep your mind open you naysayers.

    To Reagan Copeland:
    This was a really creative project no matter what people say, even if it’s not my style! <3

  6. LOL! So cute! I have two little boys and I know they’d LOVE this! Def. not ‘disturbing’ and ‘gross’. Seriously…for little boys, potty humor ROCKS!

  7. The people who think this is gross have no imagination…..this is truly a very creative idea and would be perfect for younger children….it will make them feel like a big kid………

  8. uh….. funny but really weird

  9. This is a very cute project. I suspect the instructions make a lot more sense once I have the pieces in front of me. I am a little unclear about a few steps, but will happily give this a try.

    I am not grossed out by this, nor do I think it is inappropriate. It is trendy in a good way and “underoos” are iconic. This wallet is a tribute to the novelty of fun to wear underwear, not some perverted thing.

    I acknowledge this is not for everyone, but it is perfect for others. Embrace diversity folks. It is meant as a light-hearted, humorous accessory. Reagan has done a fantastic job at creating a great-looking AND useful piece of pop-culture.

  10. Tell me people- where do you see anything on this page saying use your four year olds underwear? because i dont see it! your jumping to disgusting conclusions and thats nobodys fault but your own. i think that this is an amazing idea.

  11. i think is a pretty cute idea.. i will say i was kinda weirded out at first.. but i think my 5 almost 6 yr old son would LOVE to have one of these… he gets a wallet like a big kid… but its fun and cheap to make so if he loses it.. no biggie!Adorable

  12. there are so many character wallets from china. why would i destroy such? this could still be worn by others…

  13. Great Idea, boys will love it! Gonna make one for my grandson! Good way to repurpose favorite clothing but grown out of! Will be envied by buddies!

  14. Wierd

  15. Okay, little boy underwear is kind of weird, but it’s creative and consevative so cut her some slack. It’s a great way to save money.

  16. This is soo cool and gross. This would be a funny birthday joke!! I gotta try it!!

  17. Awesome it is so cute!!! Im going to try it this weekend!!

  18. Good wallet for Michael Jackson.

  19. cute idea! My 17 year old sister is going to love this for her birthday. It’s not sick, it’s funny.

  20. if the used underwear is that big of a deal buy new ones geez people lol

  21. i think a pattern should be made to make undies out of girlie underwear also :)

  22. I’m totally gonna bust one of this out for my brother’s Christmas gift!! I love it!!

  23. I like it. It seems very creative. Good job. <3

  24. lol I wouldn’t do it but lol, to cute (as long as they r CLEAN and bleached.

  25. EW!!

  26. For all you ppl who say this is gross i dont think so i mean u csn wash the underwear DUH I wanrt to c u come up with a better idea oh thats right U CANT THIS IDEA IS AWESOME

  27. ***********
    this is awesome i give it 10 stars!!!! If u dont like this craft then dont say anything, there is no need to be meanies :P. I LOVE THIS CRAFT :)

  28. this would go PERFECT with the bra bag!! SUHWEET!!!

    THANKS!

  29. Haha…
    hilarious

  30. Very cute…I’ll try it soon….

  31. The instructions are hard to understand:(

  32. daMn thats wack-o……….. who wud want to keep money in old underwear….NA-STY!

  33. ilovehorses says:

    I think this is a great Idea! You cant even tell its underwear!
    And for people who think that underwear is sick, then what do you wear under your pants?

  34. BATMAN RULES!!!!!!!!
    Dont Listen to these haters! Awesome Idea!!

  35. This is kinda gross I mean me personaly would not want to carry around my underwear for people to see.

  36. kittens_r_cute says:

    good idea.. ish… but do you really carry a batman wallet around with you?

  37. This is a cute and creative idea but as far as instructions, this is a disaster. You’ve left a couple of important materials from your list. Also did you make the pockets yourself or how did you do it? I like the idea but I’m having to remodel your design

  38. This is a really cool idea, i’m always looking for unique ways to ransform everyday objects such as cute undies into cool assesories!!! VERY GOOD IDEA!!!

  39. Man, this is so sweet!

  40. billiegirl25 says:

    Clever girl! Don’t listen to the “nay-sayers!” Versace and Dior had people that didn’t like their style either…and look at them now! Keep using that head in onconventional ways, girl! Love this!

  41. Very cute..as a quilter I like to see new fun things to try. Very creative. If your crafty you won’t find this offensive

  42. Who ever said that you won’t want to carry around underwear, what’s the problem! You carry your underwear everyday…. ON YOUR BUTT! Didn’t you ever think about that! Or maybe you don’t even wear any! I think whoever made this had a very smart idea.

  43. why not go to the fabric store?!

  44. ari*saurus*rex says:

    ha…..my fave!

  45. This is so stupid. Who would want to make a wallet out of underpants?

  46. Somebody said it was sick if you they were used undies. Its a bit of a wast to buy new ones just to cut up. If they are washed, whats the problem.

  47. Great idea from a creative young girl. Keep it up!

  48. Not an easy project, but it turned out just fine! Great directions. We didn`t have heavy, craft-weight interfacing, so we used felt instead, which worked well. It`s also good to get help from a mom who knows how to sew!! Thanks for the fun idea!

  49. This is cute, and I think what ppls probs are is the fact of using the front peice of the undies, just use a different peice of fabric — theres noting wrong w/ this just a new fresh idea to use .. like some one else said.. use the pattern & other fabrics

  50. I have no problem with the people putting weird things on this site. But still, why batman?

  51. All you little preppy chicks are redidtulace this is wonderful when it comes to getting rid of some undies your son can’t use anymore and its not sick its call soap and water germs dont like soap and water. You should of learned that in kindergraden. Nice

  52. It is a VERY cute idea. But I can see why some ppl would be disturb by someone carrying around a used or not used wallet made out of lil’ boys undies. I think I’d like to try it with a different “fabric”. But very cute, like I said, I like the creativity!

  53. Cute idea! I liked the bra purse but this is way cooler.
    Ps.
    A thong wallet would be cute

  54. come on this is a cute idea its not such a terror what would you say if saw one . I bet no one would say a thing!

  55. this programm is excellent-binoosha

  56. I don’t people disturb by this is perverse. It’s a matter of taste. I like the bra purse as I feel can be a strong statement for cancer survivors. However, although this concept is cute, I’d rather see it made w/a tshirt, not undies. And yes, I am a Momma

  57. wolfdance says:

    in my opinion it looks totally proffesional so there no questions asked. im 12 too! loads of ppl in my school will go crazy for this sort of stuff, proving that its just a fun idea…all you adults, dont try to make a sick idea out of it

  58. These are so dang cute! I cant wait to make them! :o)
    Nothing sick about them,they are just plain awesome!

  59. i think that this is a really clever piece; while it’s silly i think calling it “sick” is a little dramatic. it’s funny and meant for people who share this humor–not for kids to use in elementary school! don’t be so anal about it ppls.

  60. for those who dont like this project; dont concentrate on the fact that the fabric used in making this wallet came from underwear. just get over it and use the pattern with other fabric. its a perfectly good pasttern raegan gave us.

  61. pretty freaking awesome.

  62. Very inventive! I thinks it’s cool! I know all the punk rock kids (and older kids-30’s) would love it! With all the hype this has gained, you’re sure to make a splash in the craft world!Way to go Reagan!

  63. cool especially to make with the kids help them to be open minded at a early on so they dont get scared by underware like some of you. whats the problem people its a great idea if you wanna moan about art pickon tracy emin not an inocent tallented crafter

  64. yeah nice idea and all but i dont know about you but i dont want a batman walet…

  65. *claps* nice

  66. This is the most hateful craft board I’ve ever been on. So many rude people!

  67. hilarious!!!

  68. You bunch of prudish freaks need to get off the moral high horse and give some thanks that someone has some creativity in this world. If these were out on eBay, this chick could probably pay her way through college if she was diligent.

  69. this is so kool it is wicked

  70. So cute! I would love that, and so would all my friends. I love making things out of boys clothes, they have the best designs (superheros, cartoons, etc!)

  71. What a unique idea – will be popular with many age groups!

  72. How is this messed up? people would not make fun of it because it was underwear and third, your probably not very involved in crafting if you think it will make you look cheap. The whole point is to make it not go out and buy one, its not about money!jeez

  73. Why does this girl
    like little boy’s
    briefs so much?

  74. i think it is clever, no one would know it is underwear..

  75. This is a very cute idea. I can, however, see how some people can become disturbed by it, cute all the same. Maybe if they didn’t use the front part of the underpants, it wouldn’t seem so weird. Very crafty though

  76. chinchilla_chilieboy says:

    only ppl who will see this wallet will be like a cashier,cause thats basiclly the only time that u take a wallet out…im a 12 year old GIRL by the way and the ppl at my skool would LOVE THIS(and by the way..does anyone no if that waz really JKR?!lol bye)

  77. chinchilla_chilieboy says:

    wallet that u can make more than one,and thats more durable than the cheap ugly ones u get at stores!?!i mean lighten up ppl!nexy thing u’ll tell us is that carrying around a purse made out of the used leg of a pair of pants is gross!!and besides, the onl

  78. chinchilla_chilieboy says:

    i AGREE with the last person who commented,this project is so cute,and ppl who think that this is gross are pervs!!!there is nothing cheap about this,because if u can go out and buy a cheap,$5.oo wallte,thats UGLY well,why cant u pay 5.00 for a cute walle

  79. Cute idea, people giving bad ratings are SICKOS themselves, and oviously extremely perverted.

  80. Haha, I LOVE it! I’ts going on my list of all-time favorite crafts- right along with the bra purse! :)

  81. New undies or used undies, doesn’t matter, it’s still a pathetic idea, try buying a descent one for $5.

  82. I agree with the person who said that if you think it is disturbing than your mind is in the gutter.Some of you may or may not have seen similar things in stores. The person who made this was just trying to provide a cheaper alternative to buying one.Sorr

  83. Those undies do not even look used! My nephew would luv this whenever he has a use for wallets, ha-ha!

  84. coffeejunkie says:

    i think it is a cute idea. now to all you ladies who insulted her. 1st off there is such of a thing as a back button. 2nd you are not using used underwear so get over it!!!!!! and 3rd its a wallet people are not going to tell it is underwear

  85. excellent design

  86. DisneyDancer1986 says:

    I love it! And to agree with certain other people, quite being close-minded (we ARE *NOT* using USED undies!). Oh, AND POWER TO BATMAN!!! My fave cartoon/comic hero! =3

  87. very cute! Original and eye-catchy. congrats, Reagan

  88. love this…my 16 yr old daughter will be making these for sure and she is not weird…just unique lol

  89. mommaern says:

    I think it’s hillarious. Ppl need to stop being such prudes. I can tell you for a fact every teenage girl I know would pay $10 for these. Maybe you should patent this idea before i steal it…:) JK

  90. i think this is pushing creativity a little too far, this is just gross! and the whole pocket from the little umm flap, how sick to think of it! :( no thank you! i would be totally embarassed to have something like this!

  91. catwidgreeneyes says:

    OOKKAAYY!!!dont you think this is kinda weird???i mean like who would have an underwear in their pocket???!!!!YUCK!!!

  92. all you people are losers, this project rocks!

  93. vert smart girl

  94. Unusual & I wouldn’t have thought of it at all.

  95. this is an awesome idea! glad i came across it.

  96. i think it it creative and cool 4 childhood memories!

  97. hehe too cool.

  98. Lighten up, people. And as someone else already said, if you’re disturbed by this you’re the one with the problem. I think it’s adorable. And no one ever said it had to be made from USED underwear. Just buy a new pair at Target for 5 bucks a pack.

  99. Interesting…
    too bad I can’t sew worth crap!

  100. i know the person who made them…
    haha

  101. sick
    i like it just where do u get the id pocket thingy

  102. very cute idea…and it’s only gross and disturbing if they’re USED boys underwear!

  103. Wow! This kid’s going places.

  104. SO cute :) I’m a Mom, and I think if you are bothered by these, your mind is not in the right spot. My son is still in diapers, would be so adorable to use a pair out of his first ‘big boy pants’!

  105. I can’t believe someone would call somethin so cute “sick”! -Get off the sicko couch!

  106. Smrt thinking, i wouldn’t have thought of it. Maybe i should put it in my next HP movie!!
    J.K.Rowling

  107. this is (Word Removed) weird

  108. How cute!!! People will be crawling up my leg for these!! Clever girl Reagan!!

  109. No thanks, as a mother I am very disturbed by this.

  110. These directions are one of the best written!! What a great project. My grandboys are going to love it. Heck I could even give a wallet to one of the grandgirls!!! LOL.

  111. THIS IS TOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOL……..WHAT A CLEVER IDEA

  112. well written, and with pictures to explain the hard parts – if possible, would give more stars
    K. S. Allen

  113. Really creative idea; instructions translate well into very popular gifts.

  114. Oh my Gosh.. this is even better than the Bra Purse !!

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