A couple weeks ago, my friends and I learned how to sew fabric wallets.  They are mini wallets that contain 3 compartments which can be made from different coordinating fabrics.  The size is perfect for storing credit cards and money or they can even be used to store jewelry!  There is also a button clasp that is hand sewn so that the wallet can be closed.  Here are the goodies we made in class:

These were soooo much fun to make that I bought some more fabric and came home and made some more.  Here’s a little overview of how I made the wallets.

1. Cut out patterns for 2 main bodies and 3 pockets. Fold the fabric in half and then cut the pockets so the top edge is folded over. Across the top edge of the pocket, sew a 1/4″ seam.
2. Place interfacing (fusible webbing, steam a seam) on wrong side of one of the main bodies and iron on.
3. Arrange main body and pockets so that the right sides are facing each other.
4. Sew a 1/4″ seam around the wallet. Leave a 2″ opening on the top side of the wallet and then turn the wallet inside out.
5. Top stitch along the top flap of the wallet.
6. Hand sew a button clasp on top flap and bottom pocket.


And finally I thought that Spring’s arrival and warmer weather meant that it was about time that I do another GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away TWO fabric wallets, made by me, to TWO lucky readers! The fabrics used in making these wallets consist of damask, butterflies/flowers, striped and polka dots. (Contents of wallet in below pictures not included)

Wallet #1

Wallet #2


1. Leave a comment telling me what makes you most excited about Spring’s arrival! (For me, I am most excited about being able to go on picnics in the park.)

2. (For additional entries) Blog, twitter, or facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with the link. If you twitter, please use @sandyalamode in your tweet and feel free to use this short link http://bit.ly/b55I8J.

Giveaway ends on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. The winners will be chosen by random.org and announced on Friday, April 2, 2010.

Entries for this giveaway have been closed.