Do you need a coin purse? Or a business card holder? Or just a small wallet? Take a few minutes to make a felt pouch.

Read step by step instructions after the video.

The key to an organized purse is lots of smaller bags within in...or at least that's what we tell ourselves! These fun and fuzzy felt pouches are perfect for all of your purse needs. It's the perfect size to hold business cards, gift cards, or spare change. It is also small and light enough to serve as a wallet when you downsize from your everyday tote to an evening clutch. Make a pouch that has limitless uses in just a few minutes.

  • Working time 30 mins
  • Start to finish 30 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Involves Cutting, Sewing
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How to do it

Step 1

Wallet Template

Using brightly colored felt will create a pouch that will surely pop from the depths of your tote bag. Lay the wallet template onto your piece of felt. Using a pencil, lightly trace the shape onto the felt. Cut the shape out. Then, use the straight pins to mark the felt where the template indicates folds.

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Step 2

Stitching and Sewing

A plain pouch is no fun! Use the large-eye needle and embroidery floss to stitch a design onto what will become the back of the pouch. Little asterisks are easy to make and form a miniature constellation. Embroidery floss in a bright, contrasting color adds even more visual variety. After you've flexed your art skills on the back of the pouch, fold up the bottom section of the pouch to the line indicated on the template and already marked by a straight pin. Pin that fold into place. Use a blanket stitch to sew up one side of the pouch. Continue stitching around the top flap, and back down the other side. For a coordinated look, use the same color of embroidery floss that you used for the back design. If you are going for a quirkier, more eclectic vibe, pick a new color.

Step 3

Button and Buttonhole

Use the template to mark where the buttonhole should go. Then sew on a button, making sure it lines up with the buttonhole mark. Use a crafts knife to make a slit for the buttonhole. If you aren't absolutely sure what size the buttonhole should be, make a small slit. Then, see if the button fits through it. It's easier to make the slit a little longer but impossible to close it up once it is too long. Once your buttonhole is the perfect size, your felt pouch is done! It's ready to join the lip gloss, pens, and headphones already in your purse.

Comments (1)

How difficult was this project?
Anonymous
August 8, 2019
Difficulty: Very easy
The wallet template will NOT download for me. I know how to download and do so on a lot of craft patterns and templates. But this one will not download. This is an adorable little project and think they would be super cute to make several of these little wallets in red and green felts and give them for stocking stuffers! Thank you. bbarbaraj34@gmail.com

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