Mini wallet tutorial

Mini wallet tutorial
Yay I finished it! This is the tutorial for the mini wallet in this post. For the tutorial, I made a pair of mini wallets in Japanese cotton with colorful houses pattern on it. I really enjoyed making them and the tutorial.

The tutorial for the bigger wallets is still in progress, and it will be posted soon when it’s ready!

As it would be too long as a blog post, the tutorial is made it into a pdf file that can be downloaded here. Please contact me if you have any difficulty downloading it. This is also my first time making a pdf tutorial, so do tell me if anything is not clear.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and make your own mini wallet. This little project is perfect to finish up those fabric scraps in your stash. Combine different colours and patterns together. You can also opt out the elastic and button and change it to snap-on button, velcro strips, or magnetic closure. When you finished, you can add your wallet to my flickr gallery here.

Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). Please do not pass off the pattern and tutorial as your own. Thank you!

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  • nana

    Thanks for the tutorial…i love it

  • Just found your lovely tutorial via Guthrie&Ghani blog and indirectly via the Great British Sewing Bee.It’s quite amazing how things work, isn’t it? Thank you very much for sharing this.

  • Kathy Rude

    Very cute pattern, but you never mention how to put the lining in.

  • omie

    thanks for the tutorial!love it!

  • Lia

    Thanks Novita 🙂
    Seneng rasanya waktu nemu tutorial ini, soalnya aku pengen banget bikin mini wallet :).

  • Lia

    Thanks Novita:)
    Seneng bgt waktu nemu tutorial bikin mini wallet soalnya saya pengen bgt bikin ini :).

  • Perfect!!! Thank you for tutorial… you are so lovely and creative. congratulations…

  • Em

    Finally a wallet-tutorial I can use! Thank you so much!

  • Briana

    Oh I’m so sorry! I just looked at it again and realized what I though were sixes were actually fours. Thank you for your help and sharing of your wonderful skills.

  • Briana

    Thanks for the tutorial! I am confused about the B1 and B2 pieces though. B2’s whole measure is 21.5 but the parts add up to 23.5. B1’s whole measure is 15.5 but the parts add up to 17.5. Which are correct?

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Briana! Are you sure the add up to 23.5? I just checked it again and it is still 21.5. Maybe I don’t understand which parts that you mean?

  • Hi , I´ve cut all my pieces, but I can´t find the description HOW to make it. Or do you have to be very clever and figure it out your self. I tried but without success….
    I really what to try and make this wallet.

    Thank you!

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi, I don’t know what you’re talking about being very clever.
      It seems that you only got the first page of the file. The PDF file is 3 pages, step by step instructions with diagrams and pictures are in page 2 and 3.

  • Christine

    Thank you very much for so generously sharing! 🙂

  • catarinanl

    Than you so much for this tutorial. I made my own version of this mini wallet. So simples and easy.
    Thanks a million.


  • DPM

    thanks for the great tutorial. really good gift idea!

  • krista

    i love this! i just finished making mine, and am posting pics of it on my blog, with a link to your blog of course. 🙂

    i hope that is o.k. with you. if not lemme know, and i will remove the link. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Thank you. 🙂