How To Make A Velcro Wallet

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We have a fun and simple sewing project for you today! We are going to show you How To Make A Velcro Wallet! 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? 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 velcro wallet has two pockets.  One for cash, one for coins, and the Velcro closes the whole pocket so the money won’t fall out. This is a super simple sewing project and a great way to personalize their wallet. You can make this little wallet in about 10 minutes or less depending on if you just do it yourself or have the kids help you. You could make a few of these to use as stocking stuffers or as birthday presents!

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For this project, I just used some fabric fat quarters I had leftover in my scrap pile. It worked out great and helped keep the cost down. You’ll only need some basic sewing supplies for this one. You’ll need some fabric scissors. I always recommend a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler if you are wanting to sew more things in the future. It just makes cutting a lot easier. You’ll need some matching thread for your fabric. You’ll need velcro for the wallet closure. I used sew on velcro. Lastly, you’ll need a few pins to hold everything in place while you sew, some thread nippers are handy, and your sewing machine. Gather up all your supplies and let’s get started!

How To Make A Velcro Wallet

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How To Make A Velcro Wallet

The first step in this how to make a velcro wallet sewing tutorial is to 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.  After you have done that, you can 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.

Next, we will cut the Velcro.  Before we assemble and start sewing, we need to cut the Velcro. I used double-sided Velcro. It has hooks on one side and 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.  

Now on this how to make a velcro wallet sewing tutorial we will 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. 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.  

Next, we can assemble the fabric pieces for your velcro wallet 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 1/4 inch seam allowance along three sides like in the image below. You want to leave one short end open for turning.  

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.  Topstitch around the whole wallet.

Now on this velcro wallet sewing tutorial, we need to sew the wallet in three spots to help it fold closed.  Sew 3 ½ inches from each end, and then right down the middle at 7 ½ inches.  

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.  And that’s it! You’re all done!  Congratulations on making a velcro wallet!  Isn’t it so cute and stylish?  I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.

Easy Sewing Project - Velcro Wallet

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How To Make A Velcro Wallet

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Sew your own cute little wallet. This would be cute for a child or you could use it as a change purse.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3.00

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry, and iron your fabric.  
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cut one more that is 1 ¼ inch long and cut that in half lengthwise.
  5. 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. 
  6. Sew these in place.
  7. 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.
  8. Sew these in place.
  9. 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.
  10. Sew these in place. 
  11. Place your outer fabric right side facing up.
  12. Next place your inner fabric right side facing down.
  13. Finally, you place your interfacing on top of your inner fabric. 
  14. Pin these together or use wonder clips. 
  15. Sew a  ⅝ inch seam allowance along three sides like in the image below. You want to leave one short end open for turning.  
  16. Clip your corners and turn your project right side out. 
  17. After turning your wallet right side out poke your corners out with your finger. 
  18. Fold the end of the wallet that’s open about ¼ inch inside.  Topstitch around the whole wallet.
  19. Sew 3 ½ inches from each end, and then right down the middle at 7 ½ inches.  
  20. Fold your wallet on those lines, lining up the velcro, and pin in place.  This makes your pockets. 
  21. Sew a line down each side of your pocket.  
  22. Enjoy your new wallet.

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