Small but mighty
Wow, I just love making these little wallets by Stitchin Post! They caught my eye because of the interesting shape that seemed to show off coordinated fabrics perfectly. When I realized they also have 3 inside slip pockets, I had to make one for my Christmas sewing. I found the PDF pattern on their website for only $3.00 USD and I was off to the races.
The pattern is sold as a “sewing card” so the instructions are very simple. I watched their youtube video too so it was clear, but I wonder if it would have been without that additional information. And yet, having made the first one, it is SO straightforward!
Sewing the Little Wallets
Each wallet takes about five – 6″x7″ rectangles of coordinating fabric (1 each for the outer fabric and liner, and the remaining 3 for the pockets). Plus, I used one – 6″x7″ square of Pellon 809 interfacing, 3 – 3″ x 3″ squares of SF101 for the pockets and a small piece of stiffer interfacing (I used peltex) to reinforce the snap. I also used a coordinating Kamsnap for the closure.
So there is just a single pattern piece. I used my cricut to cut the first few, but found that cutting with my rotary cutter and mat was just as quick and easy. After cutting and fusing on the interfacing, it is an amazing fast sew. The only time it took was turning it right side out. Here I have to thank my hubs as he was able to turn them much faster than me. I did up 5 of them and he turned 4 in the time it took me to turn one. Then a quick iron, top stitching and add the snap. Wow, I just want to keep making them. And so I did.
I just can’t get over what a cute shape they are and yes, they are fully functional as wallets. The finished size is about 4 1/2 inches wide by about 3 1/2 inches tall. The inside pockets are quite generous and all easily fit a credit card or two or three.
Such a fun make!
Okay, so yes, I did just keep making them. I have already made 17 and I can’t seem to stop? It takes such a small amount of fabric and I love them. I’m adding them into all my gifts and sending a few overseas to my daughter (she really wanted the “no fox given” one).
I sewed a few more for the Christmas tree fairy gift. I typically put in a gift card or actual real cash so this little wallet is perfect for that and now can be reused year after year. Have a look at my little wallet gallery in the Tuppence a Bag section!
I’m trying to justify making more, but I just don’t know what to do with them all. Suggestions?