Every man needs a new wallet now & then. This one uses up his old, favorite shirts (which could be a good or bad thing I suppose...) I reclaimed two of my husband's that were unwearable but still had awesome fabric and made this simple wallet. Perfect for Father's Day.
Materials: One outside fabric 9.5" x 4.5"
One inside fabric 9.5" x 4.5"
one piece fusible interfacing 9.5" x 4.5"
two pieces for pocket fabrics: 9.5" x 7.5" 9.5" x 5"
1. fuse interfacing to wrong side of exterior fabric (set aside)
2. fold over two pocket pieces lengthwise, right sides up - press
3. top stitch along folded edge of each pocket
4. place two pockets on top of each other. measure middle point & sew seam vertically - this creates the front card pockets
5. lay two pockets (now sewn together) on top of interior piece of fabric
6. pin & baste to keep in place
7. place interior piece (now with pocket pieces attached) on top of exterior piece (right side up)
8. pin in place & stitch around edges with 1/4" seam allowane
9. BE SURE to leave a 2.5" opening (backstitch at each opening point)
10. trim each corner at angle to make for easier turning
11. turn fabric right side out, gently pushing out corners to square point
12. press, press, press
13. Top stitch along entire rectangle of wallet, securely closing opening
14. fold in half & press again
15. fill with something wonderful & give away!
NOTES: measurements given are slightly varied from photos shown, only because I gave you the improved version ;) I used wool exterior which I wouldn't recommend only because it pulled & created a slightly mishapen result. The pockets also could also use a light interfacing, especially if using lightweight materials.
QUESTIONS: Please ask! I'll gladly answer in the comments section. Have a suggestion or find an error? Please let me know that too :)