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Boy's wallet

Added Jul 27, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






A new wallet for my son . PDF tutorial is Bi-fold wallet with lace from Napkin pattern at Etsy.

The coin pouch will be used often and boys don’t usually have the patience to deal with metal snap-on buttons, so I used velcro for the flap. I also omitted the tab closure and used elastic band instead. The fabric is white cotton/linen with red skulls pattern.

The bill compartment is ready-made quilted cotton in natural color and the bindings are linen twill tape and bias tape. I skipped on the lace of course and changed it into a zipper, also added is a little tab with metal ring so he can later attached a lanyard to the wallet.

The sewing quality is not something to be proud of. You can see that I’ve missed several parts and the stitching lines are wavy. Maybe I should have used properly interfaced fabric instead of quilted cotton, or maybe I should take more time in making it.

Anyway, the boy is very happy with his new wallet. When I apologized for the imperfection, he declared, “But those imperfections are the ones that make the wallet better!” I guess he has talent for sweet talking.

also blogged here

Material Notes

cotton, linen bias tape, twill tape




Garment Type


PDF tutorial

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    Sep 28, 2011, 01.47 AMby alekat

    wow! that i so amazing. your range of projects is so expansive and clever. i could never attempt to make my own wallet. Great work. and as always your son is very lucky to have you!

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      Sep 28, 2011, 09.00 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! Making wallet is quite fun actually, the pieces are small so I can cut on the table. I don’t have big table and usually cut on the floor, talking about backache and sore knees! :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.13 PMby abicairns

    this is fabulous! you always come up with such interesting ideas :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.45 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    your son is such a lovely boy and he has a perfect wallet now! (and i love the print on the material and the wallet very much :-)

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