Padded Fabric Wallet – FREE Project Tutorial + Video Demo

**NOTE: AVOID USING DIRECTIONAL FABRIC FOR THIS PROJECT!**

For Main (Flap) Piece:

Cut 1 outer piece (angle corners on one end) & 1 lining piece – 9 x 15 each

Cut 1 piece of fusible fleece interfacing 8 x 14 (angle corners on one end); fuse to outer

For Pocket:

Cut 1 outer piece & 1 lining piece – 9 x 11 each

Cut 1 piece of fusible fleece interfacing 8 x 10; fuse to outer

Fitting Magnetic Snap:

Measure 2” from top center of pocket outer & install female part of snap.

Measure 1” from center of angled end of lining part of main (flap) piece* & install male part of snap. (*Fuse a scrap of interfacing to the back side to add strength.)

Construction:

Sew pocket pieces right sides together with 1/4” seam allowance; leave 3” turning gap. Trim corners & turn through. Use a blunt turning tool to push out corners to make them sharp. Iron flat & topstitch across top & bottom (short sides) only.

Sew main (flap) pieces right sides together with 1/4” seam allowance; leave 3” turning gap. Trim corners & turn through. Use a blunt turning tool to push out corners to make them sharp. Iron flat & topstitch across bottom (non-angled side) only.

Assembly:

Place pocket piece, snap side down, on top of main (flap) piece, snap side down, lining up both bottom (straight) edges; hold together with a couple of clips. Measure 3” from the bottom and draw a 5” box in the center. Sew around the box (you may need to increase your stitch length a bit for this step & for the next step).

Fold pocket piece in half so snap is visible on bottom and all edges are lined up. Flip the whole project over and fold again so main (flap) piece is line up with pocket piece, ensuring that all edges are lined up; iron so that bottom pieces are creased neatly. Sew all around the sides but not across the bottom. Top stitch around flap. Fold flap down so magnetic snap closure is lined up & iron wallet flat. You’re all set!

NOTE: I chose to quilt the two outer pieces that I used in this tutorial as a way of demonstrating that you can easily add extra flourishes to this project. 😊

Full demonstration video is available on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/GwTZM59GrEM

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