Monday, August 17, 2009

Denim Wallet Project

I upcycled an old holey pair of denim jeans and an equally old and holey western style shirt, tossed in a bit of felt and WHA LA! A boy's denim wallet was born.

Cut 4 Strips of fabric

Outer Wallet Fabric 10" x 5"

Inner Wallet Fabric 10" x 4 3/4"

Inner Credit Card Pocket 9 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Top Pocket 9 1/2" x 3 7/8"


Measure 1/4" from the edge of the fabric (wrong side),


mark with a straight edge & pencil. Spray with starch, fold on line and iron. Stitch the hemmed edge in place with a basic running stitch.

015Place the inner credit card fabric in the center of the inner wallet fabric. Right sides on both. Stitch sides and bottom with running stitch leaving top open.(Notice the top of the denim is hemmed. Fold over [approximately 1/4"] twice, press and stitch.)


Measure approximately 2 3/4" from the edge of the denim and stitch in your credit card holder. Flip the wallet around to other side and repeat! I used painter's tape to mark my guide.


Assemble the wallet. Line up the denim fabric with wrong sides facing each other. 025Stitch as close to the credit card fabric as possible without stitching over it. Using a seam ripper, fray the unhemmed edges, trim the excess to approximately 1/4".

Fold and press each side for several minutes to help the wallet keep it's form. Add any embellishments to personalize for a fabulous boy's wallet.


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