DIY Fabric Wallet: A Step-by-Step Guide

fabric wallet

In this tutorial, I will guide you through the process of creating a fabric wallet, which makes for a fantastic gift idea. You don’t need to be an expert seamstress to complete this project, and it’s a great opportunity to showcase your creativity. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

  1. Fabric of your choice
  2. Scissors
  3. Sewing machine or needle and thread
  4. Iron
  5. Measuring tape
  6. Accordion folding credit card format (optional)

1: Measure and Cut the Fabric

Start by measuring and cutting the fabric according to the desired size of the wallet. Make sure to leave some extra fabric for seam allowances.

2: Fold the Fabric in an Accordion

Style Take the long piece of fabric and fold it in an accordion style to create compartments for credit cards. Iron the fabric to set the folds in place.

3: Sew the Inner Rim

Using a sewing machine or needle and thread, sew the inner rim of the accordion-folded fabric to secure the compartments.

4: Create and Attach the Closure

Piece Cut three small pieces of fabric and sew them together to form a closure piece. Attach this piece to the wallet by sewing it onto the outer side of the fabric, opposite to the credit card compartments.

5: Sew the Sides and Bottom

Fold the outer edges of the fabric inward and sew the sides and bottom together. Leave a small opening on one side to turn the wallet right side out later.

6: Attach the Inner Lining

Align the inner lining fabric with the opening of the wallet and sew the outer edges together. This will enclose the raw edges and create a neat finish.

 7: Turn the Wallet Right Side Out

Carefully turn the wallet right side out through the small opening. Use a tool, such as a pencil, to push out the corners for a clean look.

8: Finishing Touches

Give your wallet a final press with an iron to smooth out any wrinkles. Your fabric wallet is now complete and ready to be gifted or used!


Q1: Can I use different types of fabric for this wallet?

A1: Absolutely! You can choose any fabric that suits your preferences and style.

Q2: Do I need a sewing machine, or can I hand-sew the wallet?

A2: You can sew the wallet either by hand or using a sewing machine, depending on your preference and sewing skills.

Q3: How long does it take to make this fabric wallet?

A3: The time required may vary depending on your sewing experience, but it typically takes a couple of hours to complete this project.

Q4: Can I add additional pockets or compartments to the wallet?

A4: Yes, you can customize the design by adding extra pockets or compartments to suit your needs.

Q5: How do I care for the fabric wallet?

A5: Hand wash the wallet gently or use a delicate cycle in the washing machine to clean it. Air dry or use low heat to dry.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful in creating your fabric wallet. Enjoy the process and have fun sewing!