Sunday, 2 March 2008

Wallet/Purse with Coin Compartment tutorial

People following my blog will know that I have been experimenting with a ladies wallet that has a separate coin compartment. I completed this which is OK but is quite a long wallet. Now I've come up with this:This is a wallet (or purse) with two roomy card slots, a pocket for your bank notes and a separate coin compartment. It measures 5 inches wide 4 inches long when closed and 9.5 inches long when open. Here’s a tutorial for how I made it.

One piece of fabric for the outside 10.5 inches long by 6 inches wide, One inside piece of fabric the same, 2 pieces of iron on stiffening the same (I use Vilene), 2 pieces of pocket lining 4.5 inches long and 6 inches wide, 2 pieces of Vilene the same size. 1 piece of card slot fabric 14.5 inches long and 6 inches wide. 1 zip and Velcro for closure. (I use Velcro fusible) All seam allowances ½ inch unless stated differently. Iron Vilene onto outside fabric, inside fabric and both pocket pieces. Measure 4 inches from the bottom of the inside fabric and press. Lay your pocket backing just above this iron crease with right sides of fabric touching. Measure 1 inch down from the top of the pocket back and make straight line across the fabric. This is the centre line. Then mark your fabric as shown in the picture below – the ends of this shape are 1 inch from the sides of the fabric. Stitch around the shape (as per the pink lines)
Now carefully cut along the blue lines. Take care to cut the corners as close to the stitching as possible without actually cutting the stitches. Push the fabric from the front through the hole and smooth out on the back (wrong sides should now be together). Press, press, press!
Hole back Hole front. Take the zip (which should be longer than 6 inches) and lay it under the hole. Line up the teeth and the zip start so they are in the right place and stitch around the zip.
Front Zip back. Note: zip now trimmed to fit purse. Lay the other piece of pocket lining over the piece with the zip. Match top and bottom corners. (Right sides of fabric should be touching). Pin and stitch right around the square. Now you’ve finished the coin compartment. Make the card slots by marking your fabric at the following measurements. Measure from the bottom of the fabric - 2 1/2 inches, 1 ½ inches, 2 ¼ inches, 1 ¾ inches, 2 ½ inches. Fold your fabric in concertina folds and press. The top stitch across the tops of the folds. Stitch two rows about 1 inch from the fabric edge. Stitch through card slots. Place the fabric on the inside fabric so the bottoms match up. Then stitch close to the sides of the fabric . This will leave the area behind the card slots as a space for bank notes.
Lay the outside fabric on top of the inside fabric right sides touching. Match up corners. Pin and stitch around three sides leaving the top open.
Snip corners. Turn the entire purse inside out so that the right sides are now showing. Manipulate into shape and press. Turn the outside and inside edges to the inside and topstitch. Press. Fold the purse and press folds. Topstitch around entire purse close to the edges. Apply Velcro to make fastening. (Velcro fusible is ironed- on from the wrong side and heat fused.) Sit back and wait for shop assistants, bank tellers and friends to say “Did you make that?” WOW.

77 comments:

charissa said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I love that you posted a tutorial complete with pictures illustrating each step. The little cupcakes are cute and look delicious! Very Kawaii!

Karin said...

wow that's really pretty! i have that cupcake fabric too btw! :)

Dina said...

amazing thank you very much :)

bunny said...

Nice one! Love the tutorial - you make it look very easy to make (although, in reality, I hardly doubt it is)!

jo2308 said...

Thank you so much - I love the tutorial - I think I might even be able to follow that! it's so pretty too!

Sew Prim Khris said...

This is just the cutest wallet. Thanks for the great tutorial. I love the wallet...Khris in Oz

Kathy said...

What a great wallet! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us all!

sodapops said...

so lovely and useful wallet! im gonna try to make one today :)
thanks for sharing!

Ravenhill said...

so kind of you to share!!!

Mimi & Moe's Mom said...

Thank you so much for showing how to make this! I really appreciate it!

MarmaladeKiss said...

This is lovely, and so many (fabricy) ideas are popping into my head, I like the long one too.x

seemommysew said...

Great wallet and great tutorial! Thanks for puting that together.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I LOVE this! What a great tutorial! Even I can follow it! Thank you so much!

the pesky bombolino said...

What an excellent tutorial. I've tried writing one before- for something very simple- and gave up because it was too challenging!
The wallet is brilliant- I can't wait to have a go.
Thanks for sharing.

the pesky bombolino said...

What an excellent tutorial. That's something I desperately want to have a go at. Thank you for sharing x

the pesky bombolino said...

What an excellent tutorial. That's something I desperately want to have a go at. Thank you for sharing x

ohelene said...

Right into my "I want to make this" favourites! Thank you!

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upstateLisa said...

I have always wanted to make one! thanks for sharing!!!!

Meridian Ariel said...

lovely tutorial.. very cute fabric. I really wish I knew how to sew.

Katherine said...

Great tutorial, Christine! How did you know I've been thinking of making something along this line to keep my purse organized? Thanks so much for sharing this.

letter9 said...

Cool! I've been wondering whether I wanted to tackle a zippered coin pocket in my wallets without a pattern or whatever so this tutorial is perfect. THANKS!

thevintagemagpie said...

This looks great. Great tutorial.

AD creates said...

This is lovely, thank you.

Hatuli said...

Thanks for sharing this cute purse!

Sue said...

What a great tutorial. I've been surfing blogs all morning to find the perfect wallet! I'll be making one of these this afternoon. Also love your eyeglass case tutorial. I need one of those, too. GREAT BLOG...Glad I found you!

Kerri said...

This is wonderful! Thanks so much for posting it, I've been wanting a new wallet for awhile!
I wouldn't have even thought of making one if I hadn't come across this...and I make just about everything!

Casper said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I attempted this last night but put the coin pocket in the wrong way around (it's hard to see which direction it goes by the pictures). Going to try again today :)

Angie said...

Thank you, this is just the wallet I've been looking for to make. I am definetly going to give your tutorial a try.

Kim said...

Thank you for posting this great tutorial. I've just used it to make my own wallet and I'm pleased with the results.

I enjoy reading your blog and I appreciate your designs and tutorials.

tommy said...

I was drawn to your tutorials after reading about your new bag, I want to try to make my own wallet now too. You make it look so easy, but the finished project is so classy. I wonder if it is possible to do this project without a sewing machine, did you do it by hand?

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for the pattern! I made a version and posted about it on my blog.

9crafty11 said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I have made one today. Great picture tutorial, however I somehow placed my coin compartment upside down! I reread the section, & I got it a bit confused! But it still works. Just next time I'll remember! Once again thanks!

Primrose Corner said...

Christine - that's lovely. Thank you.

~♥~ Fuxicos e Retalhos ~♥~ said...

Obrigada !!

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Tozz said...

Wow...thanks for this...I will make one very soon. Very good tutorial :) Nice and easy to follow.

Khris said...

well I am like 9crafty11 and didnt get the tutorial right with the placement of the coin part...agghhh. What a mess...LOL...I think I have resurrected it though...LOL..Khris

Anonymous said...

Hi

Help help.
I have been looking for houres at that card slot and how to fold it.
I cant do it ??

I dont know what to do ?
tigerogpusser@forum.dk

thanks for any help.
Annette

Anonymous said...

Hi again

I end up with the back of slot to be 1 inch to long. I use 1/2 inch seam allowence.

thanks
tigerogpusser@forum.dk
Annette

hecuba said...

Un gran tutorial, muchas gracias!!!

hecuba said...
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bäumig said...

Hi Christine

your tutorial is great! Thank you so much. Here you can see my result.

Corina

http://baeumig.blogspot.com/2009/09/geldborsen-prototyp-coin-purse.html

Adi said...

Hello, This is my first time visiting here. Your blog is a nice,I thought I would leave my first comment. :)

Greets from Adi,

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Adi said...

Hello, This is my first time visiting here. Your blog is a nice,I thought I would leave my first comment. :)

Greets from Adi,

Kenali dan Kunjungi Objek Wisata di Pandeglang

Perrine said...

Hello!
I really like your how to. I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to my list of how to as explained in my french post (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/form_howto.html)
Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
Thank you,
Perrine

Carine Calé said...

Thank you very much for your tutorial Christine!!!
Best Regards!!!
Carine

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TrinaCouncil said...

I finally figured it out! See the final result of my first wallet at my blog!

http://trinacouncil.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-wallets.html

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Al-Samt said...

so0o nice

like the idea

thanx

jan said...

hi! thanks for this, some of the pictures don't show though.... how can i get the other pictures so i can see the step-by-step? thanks!

Kim Bates said...

I finally made one of your wallets! I posted pictures on my blog:
redthimble.blogspot.com
Thanks for the tut!

softball players said...

bravo excellent advice, very good your advice on how to build world-class wallets thanks going to try to make some

fuhiru said...

=D super amazing xD
the best thing for my new fabric

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/Idike-Ruki/purse.jpg

Casey said...

Thank you for this tutorial. I have been making a lot of girly things for my daughter, and my son has been begging me to make him something. This wallet was perfect for him, I used a fun ocean theme. I posted pictures and a link back to you on my blog.
www.simplejoycrafting.blogspot.com

tartankiwi said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have just made a wallet and posted about it on my blog (with a link back here of course!)

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I have just finished making two lovely wallets using your tutorial, thank you so much for sharing! I have posted one of the wallets, along with a link to your tutorial, on my blog. Thanks again for the great tutorial!

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