- Craft Felt - about the same size as a sheet of computer paper
- Sewing Materials
- Sew-on Snap closures
- Fabric Pen
- Take a piece of felt and cut it straight down the middle the long way (hot dog style), so that you have two narrow rectangles.
- Now, fold your narrow rectangle in half the opposite way, and mark the crease with a fabric pen that will wash off or disappear
- Fold this rectangle again, and mark the two new creases your create in the same manner.
- Unfold the rectangle, and you should have a piece with four quadrants. If you want to put an embroidery on the wallet, do so in the second quadrant from the top. This would be the time to embroider a design on the wallet if you'd like.
- Now, fold the piece in half again, as shown in Figure 1
- Turn it over to the wrong side, and then fold down the back flap, as shown below in Figure 2. Then, fold this back piece down.
- Cut the piece you folded down completely off.
- Now, fold the top piece down to create your wallet. Using a fabric pen, outline how you want the back flap of your wallet to look. As you can see in Figure 3, I chose to create a deep V, so that the back of my wallet looked a bit like an envelope. Then, cut along these lines.
- Sew the sides and edge the back flap. I chose to use a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine with gold thread that matched the embroidered 'A' on the front. This was very simple, as I just had to start from one corner, and sew one continuous line around to the other corner by keeping the flap open.
- Finally, sew on a snap enclosure, and you're finished! You have an elegant little felt purse that is very simple and cheap to make!
What kind of wallet/coin purse do you carry?