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Easy Bifold Wallet Pattern and Tutorial

A few years ago I took a trip to Florida with some of my students.  I needed a small wallet that could fit in my pocket so I didn't have to carry a bag into all the theme parks.  

I actually sat down and busted out this super bifold wallet pattern.

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I really didn't want to carry a purse around the entire park.  I just wanted something I could slide into my pocket.

After my trip, I found that this simple wallet pattern was the perfect size for carrying throughout the summer and whenever I didn't want to carry a purse.

Easy Bifold Wallet Pattern and Tutorial

Let me share the tutorial for how I put this little project together.

Easy Bifold Wallet Pattern and Tutorial

Materials Needed
1/4 yd interior and exterior fabric
Thread
Iron
Tape Measure


simple wallet pattern
Step 1
First you need some fabric.  You'll need exterior fabric and two interior fabrics.  Mine are a bit random, but they work.

I started by measuring a bill and a gift card/credit card.
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Step 2
The wallet should be 8" x 4". 


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Step 3
Now cut 2 exterior pieces, 2 interior pieces, and then 2 pocket pieces (these you will cut down as you need them).

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Step 4
Cut your "pocket pieces" into smaller sizes to fit your credit cards.  Mine are about 3" x 4". 
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Step 5
Now you need some interfacing on all your pieces. 

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Step 6
Turn the tops of your pocket pieces 1/4" and iron and sew.  Then line them up on your wallet interior.  Sew down the bottoms so they alternate and so your card won't fall through and be lost.


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Step 7
Place the 2 exterior pieces together and sew across the 8" side.

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Step 8
Place the two interior pieces together and sew across the 8" side.

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Step 9
Now open both pieces and place them on top of each other.  Sew all the way around, but leave an opening in the middle of the interior section.

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Step 10
See the opening above?  You'll flip the wallet all the way right side out.



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Step 11
Now sew the opening closed.


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Step 12
Flip the interior inside the exterior and....

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Fill that wallet up!  

Easy Bifold Wallet Pattern and Tutorial


This is a great pocket size bifold wallet pattern.  You can carry all the essentials without any issues.

I carried this around instead of my purse this summer when I took some students on a trip to Walt Disney World.  It worked great!!!

3 comments

  1. Great idea! I could use a wallet. I'm going to try to use one of the card holder with Velcro closure for coins -?

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    1. Great idea! Would love to see your finished project

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  2. Thank you for these wonderful ideas! I can't wait to make the wallet for myself and the reusable bags for my Granddaughter. You always have the best ideas.
    Thank you again. ❤

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