After last weekend wallet mess, this past weekend I was determined to make one correctly. I started with a pattern from www.youcanmakethis.com for a simple wallet.
First you cut two pieces that are approximately 6 x 11 and one approximately 3 x 2 for key strap. I chose this brown and green fabric for the outside and plain brown for the inside.
Next you apply interfacing to both on the wrong side. This was the only difficult part since i could tell which size was the shiny side, they both looked shiny to me.
Then you fold the two piece in half and cut a curve for the top. Next you sew the two wrong sides together.
Then cut top as shown and corners so that they lay right when it is turned right side out. Last step is to sew all the way around and attached key strap. I missed taking a few photos of these two steps but pretty basic. Then the last step is to sew the pocket up and then you are done!
I plan to put a small piece of velcro or a button as a closure. I notice now that my sewing could be a little better, but this was my the first attempt.
This was super easy and plan to make more. I even cut out three more and completed two in less than an hour.
The most time consuming part is the cutting of the fabric and apply the interfacing. It is a great way to use up your scraps and I might alter the design slightly with a small pocket inside for a credit card and license. I love small purses so this is perfect for me! Enjoy and be sure to check out www.youcanmakethis.com for other simple and easy to read patterns! I am hooked and amazed what i can make!