Looking for a great Men's Gift? Searching for the perfect thing to sew for your husband, father, son?
How about a wallet?
Sturdy, roomy, and easily customizable - just change up the fabric! :)
This has a money slot and three pockets for cards, licenses, etc. AND best of all--- it took me less than an hour to put one together the 1st time! :)
- 4, 10" x 5" Rectangles
- 6, 5" x 3 1/2" Rectangles
1. Center the pellon fusible pieces on the back of the cotton pieces according to size.
Iron on according to the directions.
2. Place each 5" x 3 1/2" rectangle on top of one another right sides together. Pin.
Sew two along only one of the 5" sides with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Sew the last one along both of the 5" sides with a 1/4" seam allowance.
These will be referred to as pockets.
3. Fold out the two pockets that were sewn along one side. Then place wrong sides together and press.
Turn the last pocket right side out and press.
4. Edge stitch along the folded edges of the two pockets that are folded over on one side.
Edge stitch along both long sides of the final pocket.
5. Take one of the 10" x 5" rectangles.
Place one of the one folded pockets on the left edge, lining up the 5" edges and placing all raw edges together.
Pin. Stitch along the 3 raw edges with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Repeat with the opposite edge.
Center the final pocket in between the two edge pockets and sew along the raw edges with a 1/4" seam allowance.
6. Take another one of the 10" x 5" rectangles and place on top of the pocket rectangle, right sides together.
Pin. Sew along entire outer edge with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 3" - 4" opening for turning.
Trim the corners and then turn right side out.
7. Push out corners and press. Edge stitch along entire border.
8. Take the final two 10" x 5" rectangles and place right sides together.
Pin and sew along the entire outside with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 3" opening for turning.
9. Edges stitch along the top of the rectangle.
10. Place this rectangle on top of the pocket piece set aside in step 7.
Pin. Edge stitch along the sides and bottom only, attaching this piece to the back of the pocket piece.
Tada! A money pocket! :)
Now fold in three with the money pocket on the outside and the card pockets enclosed! Press, and place a book or other weighted object on top of the wallet to help set the folds.
Now bask in the glow of your accomplishment...I did. ;) It was too much fun! :)