How to Make a Magic Fold Wallet

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How to Make a Magic Fold Wallet
A folding wallet can be made from durable oilcloth. (wallet image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com)

Oilcloth fabric can be used to make a durable, attractive and practical folding wallet that can hold money and credit cards. Vinyl oilcloth is strong, waterproof and inexpensive. It does not fray and can be found in a wide variety of colours and patterns at fabric stores. A sewing machine will deliver a strong straight stitch that will secure the wallet's magic fold construction. Stitch up a bunch of these useful wallets for some holiday gifts that are sure to be appreciated.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 1/4 yard double-sided vinyl oilcloth fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Carpet thread

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut a rectangle of oilcloth to measure 7 inches by 8 1/2 inches with the scissors.

  2. 2

    Cut two rectangles of oilcloth to measure 4 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

  3. 3

    Fold one smaller rectangle widthways, 1/2 inch from the bottom, to create two credit-card slots.

  4. 4

    Attach one smaller folded rectangle to the upper right-hand side of the larger rectangle by using the sewing machine to sew a straight topstitch 1/4 inch from the side and bottom edges of the smaller rectangle.

  5. 5

    Fold the second smaller rectangle up 1/2 inch from the bottom and sew it to the upper left-hand side of the larger rectangle.

  6. 6

    Fold the larger rectangle in half lengthwise and sew up the sides with a straight seam 1/4 inch from the edge. Fold the completed wallet in half lengthwise with the credit-card slots on the inside of the fold.

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