Monday, 27 February 2012

Wrist Wallet Tutorial

wrist wallet tutorial
The photograph above shows a wrist wallet I made recently. These are really quite easy to make and can be made in any kind of fabric design. This particular one was made for a boy so I used a soft denim type fabric. You can use 2 different types of fabric instead of using the same style, it really is up to you how you want these to look. You don't need to follow my exact sizes - measure the wrist the wallet is for and make sure that you have the right length to fit the wrist! Mine was made for a small child.

I originally saw these over a year ago on another great bloggers page and my tutorial was based fairly similar to hers except that I didn't use any fusible interfacing! This is her link: http://www.lemonsqueezyhome.com/2010/09/lunch-money-cuff-tutorial.html She has some great tutorials and I highly suggest you pop along and visit her blog.

Requirements:
  • 4 Pieces of fabric (each 20cm x 7cm)
  • Small 3" zip
  • small piece of Velcro
wrist wallet tutorial

Step 1: Make sure you have all the pieces needed. (Pic 1)
Step 2: Place one piece of fabric onto another piece (right sides together). (Pic 2) Pin these together.
Step 3: Draw a rectangle shape, where you want the zip to be placed. Make sure it is centred length ways and not in the way of the seam edges. It should be a rectangle about the size (1cm x 7cm approx). (Pic 2) Sew a line along the rectangle.
Step 4: Now make a slit in the centre of the rectangle. Use a seam ripper, scissors or a cutter for this.

wrist wallet tutorial
Step 5: You need to tuck the fabric through the slit. (Pic 5)
Step 6: Once you have the fabric through the slit, straighten it down with your hands. (Pic 6)
Step 7: Iron the fabric straight at this point so it is neat. (pic 7)
Step 8: Insert your zip. Place it underneath and attach. Stitch around in a neat rectangle shape. (Pic 8)
wrist wallet tutorial
Step 9:  Place the sewed pieces onto one of the other pieces of fabric (pattern facing), then place the last piece on top of them (pattern facing). So that the sewed piece is sandwiched together. (Pic 9) Pin together in place.
Step 10: Stitch all the way around, leaving a small gap (to turn inside out). I left the gap in the bottom corner,however I would recommend to leave the gap more centred so it is easier to restitch when turned! (Pic 10)
Step 11: Turn the fabric inside out. (Pic 11)
Step 12: Iron out straight and stitch all along the edge. (Step 12)

wrist wallet tutorial
Step 13: Attach the Velcro to the wrist wallet. It is best to attach the rough side of the Velcro to the top piece (Pic 13)
Step 14: Attach the other piece of Velcro to the underneath side of the wallet. (Pic 14)
Step 15: The wallet is now ready for use for coins or notes. (Pic 15)
Step 16: Its now ready to wear -place on child's wrist! (Pic 16)

These really are very easy to make. I have been wanting to make one for ages, but to be honest I was a bit hesitant because I normally avoid tasks that involve zips! However, this was so easy to make and fairly quick too. I think I will try to make a girls version next.


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12 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Beats fumbling around your bag trying to find your purse amongst the rest of the rubble!
    MashaAllah your crafting is fab.

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  2. Well done dear, its really a useful cuff :) & upcycling is always good, keep sharing!

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  3. Love this! I can see lots of uses from keeping medical information available to keeping track of money for a field trip! I need one for me! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

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  4. Great tute! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am following along now. You have tons of great ideas :)

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  5. This would be great for jogging, too. Great tutorial.

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  6. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. what a great idea for my kids! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  8. As-Salamo Aleikom sis, I tagged you here: http://muslimwifesecrets.blogspot.com/2012/03/eleven-tagged-questions.html

    =)

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  9. Pinning this! Thanks for sharing with Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again this week!

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