Sewing: TriFold Floral Wallet {Tutorial & Pattern}

Sewing: Trifold Floral Wallet - Who said wallet is for man?

Sewing: Trifold Floral Wallet - Who said wallet is for man?

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This is the trifold wallet I made by using the embroidery with flower applique couching on it. You can get the pattern and tutorial on the embroidery work here.

Design and sew this wallet only took me a night to complete (with the embroidery face ready), but begin a novice in Illustrator, drafting and finalizing the pattern took me days. It was fun playing around with Illustrator that sometimes I discovered and tried on other tools and got distracted from drawing the pattern. Finding possibilities to create and develop is my hobby and passion, that’s why I love creative handmade so much :) By the way, you can get the free 5 pages of printable pdf pattern for this trifold floral wallet here. Be sure to set your printer paper setting to letter (8.5″ x 11″) and don’t scale it otherwise the dimension won’t be right. There are dimension in the pattern, so you can check with a ruler if you are not sure.

Tips on cutting and ironing fusible interfacing
One thing I would like to point out in this tutorial and also for many other purse and handbag sewings, always cut the interfacing in right angle against the direction of the fabric. For example, for lining A, the 4 1/2″ edge is along the warp direction and 9 1/2″ is the weft direction, when you cut the fusible interfacing, make sure to reverse the warp and weft, with 9 1/2″ on the warp and 4 1/2″ on the weft. This method will make the structure of the fabric hence the purse more stable and won’t go out of shape after using for a period of time. This is because you have both direction as warp after the interfacing is fused on the fabric.
If you are not sure what heat level on the iron needed to fuse the interfacing to the fabric, always test it on a scrap fabric before you go for the real work. Basically, the lighter the weight of the interfacing the lower the heat needed. If the interfacing shrink, the iron is too hot, if the interfacing won’t stick, the iron is too cold. Start pressing from one side and slowly glide to the other side to reduce bubble creation. Check the bonding after it cools down and repeat or redo the work as necessary.
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Flap pocket, window pocket, band, velco

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  1. Realmente es una belleza cada vez me sorprendes mas. Haces cosas preciosas de muy buen gusto. Muchas gracias.
    Lindo fin de semana
    Besitos.
    :)

    translation (by google):
    It really is a beauty every time you amaze me more. You make beautiful things tasteful. Thank you very much.
    Nice weekend
    Besitos.
    :)

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  3. Awesome wallet!! I love that little pocket on the inside!! And the pretty embroidery!

    I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-tri-fold-wallet-with-zippered-pocket/2010/07/04/

    –Anne

  4. very nice wallet and i got lots of ideas from Your blog, very intresting and nice !

  5. Wow, that is so, so pretty! Thanks a million for the great gift idea- I’ll be linking.

  6. Wow, what an awesome craftwork! It’s so lovely that I can’t help falling in love with at first sight! It seems a little complex to make a chic purse like this, but I do have great interests to have a try.Thanks so much for your tutorial. It’s really awesome!

  7. Wow! It looks like it just came from a shop :P
    It looks great awesome fantabulous lol very clear tutorial

  8. Great tutorial, although my first attempt didn’t turn out so well, the second one did and I am really pleased with it!

  9. Hi, there! this tutorial is fantastic! I linked this posting to our group’s blog (repurposing) Thank you so much!

  10. wow..it’s totally great!!! combination of my favourite colours…
    can i buy this one? i dont hve any idea to do it..:(

  11. Hello,
    sorry for my english, but I have to say this…
    I am from Germany and I have seen losts of pattern in my live.
    But I have never seen such perfect and comfortable patterns like yours.
    Your ideas, your tutorials and your photos are gorgeous!

    Thank you so much!

  12. I just found your website…..WOW, Love it…..Thx sooooooo much for the free patterns and tutes. Much appreciated!!!

  13. We think this tutorial is great, and we want to share it with other sewers and quilters by featuring a link on http://www.WeAllSew.com! We’ll be featuring you at our “Free Stuff” page all next week. Please let me know if you have any questions about being featured at WeAllSew.com. Thanks so much-Erika

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  15. This looks like a very cute little wallet .. I think I’m going to try my hand at it this week .. Thank you!

  16. I hope you know that it is not VELCO, but VELCRO. I’m not sure if you did this to avoid leaving a brand name? I really sat here for 20 minutes trying to figure out what VELCO was. I feel dumb now. Anyways, I’m excited to try this pattern. I am very much a beginner sewer, I just got my own sewing machine for Christmas this last year. Before that, I just experimented my way through sewing some purses on my mom’s machine by using some common sense of what a purse should look like. I am feeling ambitious and want to try using a pattern! Thank-you so much for sharing this with the world :o)

  17. This purse/wallet is beautiful, Well Done!! I’m going to try to make it for some friends for christmas! =]
    I’m a beginner, getting my sewing machine next week for my birthday off my fiance <3
    I was just wondering if you could tell me what type of fabric you used please x

  18. Awesome wallet, thank you for the tutorial..I’m a beginner and I’m a “monkey has to see monkey can do” type of person. So I keep looking at the photo and the finish outside and inside of wallet..but when do we add the binder(pink polkadots for the inside of the wallet?..thank you

  19. lovely pattern!!! tank

  20. I love to sew, embroider, and quilt and have done these things for many years. I learned them at the knee of my mother, who was both a perfectionist and a wizard with a needle. I’m ashamed to admit that, probably because of her example, I’m a real snob about the way home-made crafts often turn out and don’t want to put my time into something that looks obviously home-made. ALL of the items I’ve seen on your site are really classy — look like things I would see in an upscale boutique. It will be my pleasure to put the time into making them. The first is the wallet. I am a tough nut, but you have truly impressed me with your skill and imagination.

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  24. Ela é linda , vou tentar fazer

    Translation (by Google):
    She’s beautiful, I’ll try to do

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  26. hi, what a nice site! I was searching a nice wallet for my sister, this will be a great gift… thanks a lot from other side of the world :))

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