James came to me three times, at the most inconvenient times, to ask for a wallet. So finally, I sat down yesterday and made him a wallet. I asked him if he would pay me $50 for making it and he said ‘yes, but not my money.’ He’s so cute.
So, without further ado, the tutorial
Ok, you’ll need two rectangles 11 1/2 inches long and 4 1/2 inches wide. You’ll need another that is the same length and twice the width. I cut it on the fold of the fabric. You’ll also need a scrap for the coin pocket flap. I didn’t measure it but it’s not big and you’ll find the exact size later on.
Turn the piece over and on the right side stitch the folds down 1/8 inch from the edge. The reason you turn it over is so that it will be as straight a line as possible and it should catch everything under. Check to make sure.
Repeat with the other rectangle of the same size.
Measure the top of one pocket. If you do one of the outer pockets, add 1/4 inch to the length of the measurement. If you measure the middle pocket, add 1/2 inch. Make it about 2 1/2 or 3 inches wide. Then find the middle and draw a point on the wrong side. Sew it like a triangle except for those vertical sides (see picture) with right sides together. Do not sew the top closed. Cut out around the stitching and clip the corners as shown.
I undid a few of the basting stitches so I could work with it easier. You can to just make sure when you’re done that it is back in place. So, slip the flap into the pocket with the top edge against the top of the back flap as shown. Stitch the flap top edge, making sure not to catch the top of the pocket in with it.
If you are going to sew Velcro on then lift the pocket off some even if you have to take out some more basting stitches. Open the flap back and sew it onto the bottom. I just hot glued it, but that was because it had the sticky back. That stuff messes your needle up. It’s practically impossible to get it of and it’s horrible. So anyways.
Fold the wallet back into thirds as before and pin the other piece of Velcro to the other side as shown. Stitch around the edges. Do it as neatly as you can because the stitches show on the outside. If you want, you can leave the Velcro off, but for a little boy, it’s easier to keep it all together.
Delight thyself also in The Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 17:4