Mini Wallets – Scrap style

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It’s no secret that I love my scraps.  Well, today I’m gonna show you how to turn a few basic scraps into something useful, mini wallets.  That’s right, I took a few small scraps and turned them into a major focal point on these minis.

 

Mini wallets are easy to make and perfect for using up smaller scraps. This free pattern template explores adding personal touches and details.

Since I have made this pattern hundreds of times, I thought it would be fun to switch things up. So, after printing out the template I randomly drew lines with a ruler and pencil.  These lines will be stitch lines and the paper pattern will become my foundation. Consider this my version of a quick and easy paper piecing project.

Mini wallets are easy to make and perfect for using up smaller scraps. This free pattern template explores adding personal touches and details.

*paper piecing tip- remember to reduce your stitch length. This will help with paper removal.

Mini Wallets

 

This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button

Supplies:

  • (2) 6″ x 10″ fabric scraps for solid wallets or a variety of scraps
  • 6″ x 10″ piece of fusible fleece
  • 1 set of snaps
  • Mini Wallet Pattern

Tools:

  • sewing machine
  • basic sewing supplies

Basic Instructions:

  1. Download pattern template.  Prepare the main fabric by attaching fusible fleece.  Each brand is different so be sure to follow manufactures instructions.
  2. Cut out mini wallet pattern from main fabric and lining.
  3. Sandwich the main fabric and lining with right sides together. Pin in place.
  4. Starting 1″ away from the bottom corner of wallet, straight stitch all around to the other side.  Leave a 2″ – 2 1/2″ opening for turning. Clip corners.
  5. Turn wallet right side out and press.  Push out corners as needed to create a straight lined corner.
  6. Fold under the seam allowance at opening and edge stitch closed.
  7. Flip up the bottom straight edge of wallet to match the fold line on pattern. (Approximately 3″.) Pin sides in place and all around straight stitch 1/4″ from edge.
  8. Mark snap placement and attach snaps as per manufactures instructions.

Mini Wallet How To by The Sewing Loft. This pattern is a great way to use up scrap fabric.

These scrap mini wallets are perfect to make in batches.  Plus, they are the perfect little gift to have on hand.  This way, the next time you forget it was your neighbors birthday or need a teacher gift, you just have to slip in a gift card inside and you are all set!
Mini wallets are easy to make and perfect for using up smaller scraps. This free pattern template explores adding personal touches and details.

 Additional Tips:

*For a stiffer wallet add a layer of decor bond.

*Consider adding hand embroidery for that special detail.

*A velcro closure can be swapped for snap.

*Add a small strap for an instant wristlet.

Remember I mentioned how much I love my fabric scraps? Well, if you’re looking for more inspiration be sure to check out my Scrap Inspiration Pinterest board and my scrap buster round up post.  They are sure to help clear out your scrap basket!

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I am a ttending a quilter’s retreat in July with about 24 quilters — may I demo this to them if I make sure to credit you as the source?

  2. Thanks! The Mini Scrap Wallet is really cute!

  3. Really like these. Just something about them that appeals ☺

  4. Annette says:

    sorry, the example grabbed my text.

  5. Can’t wait to make this, thanks!

  6. Cute!

  7. Very cute, thanks!

  8. I wanted to let you know I got the links to work.

  9. nativetexangirl says:

    Thank you! That is a super cute mini wallet!

  10. I Made two of theses. The Firestone was ok. I just a beginner. I have my mothers old Kenmore. It is a royal pain changing the pressure foot. I wanted to makes button hole. Now the pressure foot won’t move up or down. I had it fixed for the very same problem. It’s no good to me if I can’t change the foot. EmAil me what Sewing machine You have.

  11. sandy1953 says:

    need an easier way to download

  12. Thank you, Heather, for the mini-wallet pattern. I have made 4 for my grandchildren. I used fabric from my dad’s old jeans. (He passed away in April, and I wanted to create mementos for my grandchildren–his great-grandchildren.) Instead of snaps, I added buttons. I also embroidered each child’s name and a design special to them.

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