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.
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.
*paper piecing tip- remember to reduce your stitch length. This will help with paper removal.
- (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
- sewing machine
- basic sewing supplies
- Download pattern template. Prepare the main fabric by attaching fusible fleece. Each brand is different so be sure to follow manufactures instructions.
- Cut out mini wallet pattern from main fabric and lining.
- Sandwich the main fabric and lining with right sides together. Pin in place.
- 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.
- Turn wallet right side out and press. Push out corners as needed to create a straight lined corner.
- Fold under the seam allowance at opening and edge stitch closed.
- 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.
- Mark snap placement and attach snaps as per manufactures instructions.
*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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