[NOW updated to include 21 FREE wallet sewing patterns!] Here we share with you a number of the best free wallet sewing patterns we have added to our site over recent years. You will find free sewing patterns for wallets, coin purses and card holders that are scrap friendly and easy to sew. Lots of easy wallet sewing patterns for beginners to enjoy.
There is something very satisfying about sewing a wallet, coin purse or card holder. These are things we use everyday, often multiple times a day, getting them in and out of our bags. It can really brighten your day to use a wallet you have sewn yourself in one of your favorite fabrics.
Free wallet sewing patterns
At the time of publishing, this roundup includes 12 free wallet sewing patterns we've added to the site to date. You'll find full wallets along with smaller coin purses and card holders. All perfect for every day use. We'll add in more wallet and coin purse sewing patterns as we find them. [NOW UPDATED TO 2 1 FREE WALLET SEWING PATTERNS AT Nov 2022.]
The designer says that the tutorial may seem a little long-winded, but she promises that it is not very difficult. There are very detailed instructions with lots of steps but take it a step at a time and your wallet will sew up just great. For a relatively new sewer, this project shouldn’t take more than two hours to complete! Then you’ll have a wallet you can proudly carry for years.
If it’s a mini wallet that you want then you have come to the right place. This Mini Wallet as its name suggests is a small size wallet. It has a D-ring to attach to a lanyard, and two pockets, one for change and one for cash.
The designer says whether you want something to throw into a larger bag, a way for kiddos to keep track of their own cash, or a small pouch to store your own cards and money this is the wallet for you.
This excellent sewing tutorial will walk you through each of the steps and includes three different closure options depending on your preferences and what you have on hand.
This is a FREE beginner-friendly pdf sewing pattern and step-by-step YouTube tutorial for a coin purse or wallet from the designer Spencer Ogg Sewing Patterns.
It’s made with two pockets, that are enough to fit your cash and cards, a regular size mobile phone, and your passport. It’s fully lined with two pockets but it’s a really quick and easy sew.
With this awesome project, there is no hardware and there is no measuring as you will be able to download for free a paper pattern piece! As an additional FREE bonus, the designer has included a 13-minute YouTube video showing you how to make her easy coin purse travel wallet.
This small and cute project is a great scrap buster, and useful too. Use it in your main purse to keep business cards for people and businesses you need to contact. Or hold rewards cards, discount cards, coupons or even receipts.
There are also instructions on how to create a version for your guy. Sews up in no time and make cute stocking stuffers too.
Adorable! This clutch/wristlet/wallet pattern has everything you need. Space for your cash and cards, a place for your phone, plenty of pockets, and a wrist strap. When you don’t need or want to take a large bag, then this wallet pattern could be perfect for you.
This is a very simple small pouch with 2 diagonal card slots, uses very little fabric and is perfect for a quick sew. Carry just a few cards, or use it for your receipts, paper money, coupons – any time you want to keep yourself organised without carrying a large wallet or purse. Ideal to run out to the store for a few things. Maybe even add a small D-ring and attach it to your keys.
Here’s a great FREE pattern and video demonstration of how to make an easy phone wallet organizer, that can be made in about an hour. This simple easy to do design is aimed at beginner sewists and uses two fat quarters of fabric which you more than likely have in your fabric stash already. Two very contrasting fabrics work best, with vinyl being an excellent choice as well.
This little card pouch has one pocket / divider on the inside and it closes with a zipper. It also has a split ring so you can put your keys on it, or you could add a lanyard. his card pouch has RAW EDGES, so it should be made with non-fraying materials like cork fabric, kraft tex, felt, vinyl, leather, etc..
DELA is a “beginner” wallet featuring six card slots and one zipper compartment for a cell phone or money etc.
There is an optional key holder strap too, so you never have to fish around in the bottom of your bag to find your key. This wallet has places on the outside where you can keep cards handy such as a swipe card for the door at work, your public transport pass, ID card etc. Again, just makes your life quicker and easier. We all need that!
This is a FREE tutorial for beginners to make a lovely simple card holder. The tutorial includes pattern pieces and the cardholder can be made with or without a Kam snap, regular press snap or velcro closure. Use it for popping out to the shops with just an ID and a couple of bank cards, or keep other cards separate from your main wallet such as store cards, rewards cards, public transport card, door swipe cards etc. Then there is no need to get out your main wallet when you need access to these everyday cards = added security.
Calling all crazy cat ladies! Here we have another FREE pattern, this time for a handy bi-fold wallet.
The Kute Kitty Wallet has a bill slot, 6 card slots and a phone pocket. Your cat-loving friends will love this cute wallet and all want one. Great for kids too who always love novelty items and we bet this one would sell well too. A great stocking stuffer idea to buy at craft fairs and events – make it and sell it!
OK, this is as simple a wallet as you will ever make, as it only has 2 seams.
The Nickel Wallet comes with a FREE pattern. It’s a minimalist style wallet for just the essentials. It has one smaller center pocket that is perfect for cash and a smaller credit card pocket on both the front and back. This is a perfect stash buster and only uses a 7″ by 10″ piece of cork, vinyl, leather, Kraft Tex or any non-fraying material.
Twice a week we like to scour the interwebs to find you something free to sew here on Sew Modern Bags. Mini projects are great for those on a budget, who still want to sew, but without spending on pattern and yards of fabric and expensive hardware.
This time it’s an excellent free tutorial from Midwestern Girl on how to make her Summertime Card Wallet.
Not just a wallet today but a coordinating checkbook cover too if you like. In this free pattern from BHG, you’ll learn how to make this tri-fold wallet complete with zipper pocket, card slots, and space for your notes. You could also add a removable strap and turn this into a wristlet purse to carry just your essentials on a night out.
When you’ve made the wallet, there’s also instructions how to make a simple matching checkbook cover too.
Here’s a fabulous FREE Wallet sewing pattern suitable for both men and boys, although there’s no reason why you can’t sew this for you and your girlfriends too. We all like to carry something cute and practical to hold our bank cards and notes.
This bi-fold wallet has separate pockets for cards and notes, and even has an optional snap closure.
This Canvas Wallet has been designed so that it’s easy to make and doesn’t take much fabric so all in all you end up with a pretty affordable project to sew but a very nice wallet! Have fabric scraps? This can be made with lots of smaller scraps of fabric so its a very scrap-friendly free sewing pattern for a handy wallet.
It has space for for lots of bank notes (dollar bills) and there are six card pockets for credit cards, library cards, medical cards, and even your driving license.
The designer made this wallet as a stocking stuffer for her own boys and it’s already one of her favorite projects. The boys loved having a wallet like their daddy’s, and when they saved up enough birthday money for a new lego set they were so excited to put it in their wallet and head to the store.
These Boy’s Wallets are cute as can be, and you can make them in any fabric your kids like!
Remember that most of these free wallet sewing pattern contain multiple layers of fabric, especially when there are folded layers such as when sewing card pockets. These can all be sewn with a regular domestic sewing machine with care, however, industrial sewing machines can of course cope with those layers a little better.
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