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 the pattern template. Prepare the main fabric by attaching fusible fleece. Each brand is different so be sure to follow the manufactures instructions.
- Cut out mini wallet pattern from the main fabric and lining.
- Sandwich the main fabric and lining with the right sides together. Pin in place.
- Starting 1″ away from the bottom corner of the 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 the opening and edge stitch closed.
- Flip the bottom straight edge of the wallet up to match the fold line on the pattern. (Approximately 3″.) Pin sides in place and all-around straight stitch 1/4″ from the edge.
- Mark snap placement and attach snaps as per manufactures instructions.
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*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!