The Tutorial for the Jean Wallet is below. If you prefer a pdf file.. click here.
I freely give this for you to use for your own personal use and for gift giving or charity. Please do not sell my pattern as it is not yours to profit from.
You will need denim material cut from old jeans: (a corduroy material would work as well.)
Use ¼” seam allowance unless otherwise specified.
1 – 4 ½” x 6”
1 – 4 ½” x 3”
Base of Wallet
1 – 4 ½” x 10”
Large Inside Pocket:
1 – 3 ¾” x 10”
1 – 2 ½” x 3 ¾” with a Pocket Flap 1 – 3” x 3”
1 – 3” x 3 ½”
I used rectangles that were precut for something else and had to seam two pieces together for the 10” long pieces. I do this by sewing a 3/8” seam and then finger pressing it open before I top-stitch on both sides of the seam. You can make this nearly invisible, or you could choose a high-contrast thread and make it a design feature.
Use a pinking shears and trim the very edge of each piece. You don’t want to reduce the size of the pieces, so be very careful to trim as little as possible.
Lay out your Wallet Base and the Large Inside Pocket. Match them on three raw edges. Measure in from one side 3 inches. Draw a line with pencil. This line is your sewing line. Sew on the line as shown here:
Fold the Wallet Base back so that you have just the Large Inside Pocket on one side, and the three layers on the other. Lay your 2 ½” x 3 ¾” pocket on one end, matching the raw edges as shown here. Sew on the three outside edges of this pocket.
Place the Pocket Flap on top of and “above” the pocket. The edge of the flap should be atleast ½” away from the edge of the pocket. Stitch across the top of the flap to hold it in place.