I shared a tutorial before on how to make a clutch wallet with 2 credit card slots and a large pocket for notes, the middle gusseted compartment is able to hold a smartphone, this design is simply great for daily use. If you haven’t read it before, here’s the link to the tutorial ( Yvonne Clutch Wallet DIY )
We now have an upgraded version of that particular kisslock frame mentioned in that tutorial, it comes with a sided O ring, which allows you to add a wrist band for the wallet and brings even further functionality to it.
WHAT YOU NEED
Metal Purse Frames :
- Patterned fabric for the exterior
- Solid coloured quilting fabric for the interior
- 1 fat quarter of fusible light weighted interfacing
- 1 tube of permanent glue ( such as UHU )
STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL
CUTTING THE FABRIC PIECES & INTERFACING
A. Cut one patterned fabric in 9 x 10 inches rectangle shape for the exterior.
B. Cut one rectangle interfacing in 8 ¼ x 9 inches.
C. Cut one solid coloured fabric in 9 x 22 inches for the pocket and card holders of interior.
A. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of exterior fabric.
B. Then press down the iron with slight pressure, lift and glide till all fabric is fused.
MAKING THE POCKET AND CARD HOLDERS
A. Fold the interior fabric in half along the marked fold line 3, right sides together and press.
B. Referring to above pocket and card holder diagram, fold the pocket, wrong sides together, alone Fold Line 2, and press.
C. Then, fold along the Fold Line 1, right sides together and press.
D. Turn the fabric to other side, fold along the Fold Line 4, wrong sides together and press.
E. Then, fold along the Fold Line 5, right sides together and press.
F. Topstitch the Fold Line 2 and 4, 1/8 inch from the edge.
G. Stitch a line down the center of the cardholder to make 2 card-size pockets, backtacking at both ends.
H. Top stitch the side seams to secure it, leaving a 1/8 inch seams allowance.
SEWING UP THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
A. With the exterior piece and interior piece right sides facing together, line up the edges.
B. Sew along the edge of the fleece, leaving topside unstitched.
C. Trim off the excessive fabric and four corners.
D. Pull the exterior out through the unstitched side, now the bag is right side out, then press.
E. Stitch the top opening 1/8 inch from the edge, then topstitch the exterior fabric along edges using 1/8 inch seam
GLUE THE CLUTCH WALLET
A. Spread a thin line of the glue along the channel from one hinge to another. Let the glue to dry for a 3 – 5 minutes.
B. Then push the fabric edge into the channel of the frame, a flat-head screwdriver will be helpful to work the way around.
C. Repeat the same step for other side of the frame channel.
D. Allow for 30 minutes for the glue to dry thoroughly, gently use the frame crimper to press along the frame for a more secure finish.
SEW A DETACHABLE WRISTLET STRAP
TA'DA, THE KISSLOCK FRAME WRISTLET WALLET HAS BEEN MAKE !!!