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Sew Spoiled Designs

Presto Wallet
By Leah Williams

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Sew Spoiled Presto Wallet
Material List for Presto Wallet: ( Finished
Dimensions closed 7.75” width X 4” t all. )
Wash all of your fabric and read all of the instructions
before you get started with this project.
Fabric A: 1 fat quarter ( Aqua Dots fabric- outer shell
and medium pocket )
Fabric B 1 fat quarter ( Paisley- 2 large pockets, flap,
zipper pouch pocket and 1 small pocket )
Fabric C: 1 fat quarter ( Stripes- lining )
Light weight Interfacing, Pellon craft fuse 808 or 809, is recommended.
( F or the large pockets and outer shell. )
Magnet Clasp for the closure.
Two pieces of heavy weight interfacing one 2 ” X 1 ” for magnet clasp installation and one
2.75 ” X4 ” for the wallet flap.
One multipurpose plastic 7 ” zipper.

Measurement Chart for cutting:

Main wallet piece ( Fabric A, C and 1 interfacing) : use template
Zipper pocket: ( Fabric B ) use template
Wallet Flap: 4 ” X 4.5 ” , interfacing 2.75 ” X 4 ”
Pockets: 2- Large ( Fabric B ) 8 ” X 6 ” 2-interfacing 8 ” X 3” , 1-Medium ( Fabric A ) 8 ” X5
( n o interfacing ) , 1-Small 8 ” X4” ( n o interfacing )

Step 1: Gather your materials and cut out the

pattern pieces. Diagram 1a is a picture of what
you should have after you cut the outer shell,
lining, flap and all the pockets . You will also
need to cut the light weight interfacing for the
large pockets, the outer shell and heavy weight
interfacing for the magnet clasp installation.
1a There are a total of 12 pieces to cut. ( D iagram
1a )



Step 2: Preparing the Outer Shell and Pocket s: Iron on the light weight interfacing to the outer shell
fabric. ( Diagram 2a ) Iron on both 8” X 3 ” light weight interfacing pieces to half of both large pocket
pieces measuring 8 ” X 6 ” . ( Diagram 2b ) Fold all of the pockets right sides together and iron.
( D iagram 2c ) ( The medium and small pockets do not have interfacing.) Set this aside.



Step 3: Preparing the Flap: Fold the 4 ” X4.5” flap in half and iron ( Diagram 3a) place
the heavyweight interfacing measuring 2.75 ” X 4 ” in the middle of the flap fabric. ( Diagram
3b ) Fold 1/4 ” over the shortest side and iron the fabric down. ( Diagram 3c ) Then fold the
longer sides over the interfacing and iron them down. ( Diagram 3d ) Then fold the flap in half
and iron again. ( Diagram 3e ) Open the flap back up and mark the magnet placement onto
the interfacing. Cut the placement markings and push the magnet tabs through the slots.
Place the plate over the tabs and fold the tabs over onto themselves. ( Diagram 3f-g )

3e 3f



Step 3 cont.: Finally iron the flap once more. Set aside to be sewn later. ( Diagram 3g-h )


Step 4: Installing the Magnet clasp on the Outer Shell. Mark the back of the outer shell for
the magnet clasp and the back of the zipper pocket for the 7” zipper using the template marks
on page 12. ( D iagram 4a ) Then cut the placement markings for the magnet clasp on the
outer shell and push the magnet tabs through the slots. ( Diagram 4b-c ) Fold the 2” x 1 ”
piece of heavyweight interfacing in half so now you have a 1” square piece of interfacing.
Place the tab plate on top and mark where the tabs go through. Cut on the marks push the
tabs through the interfacing. Finally place the plate over the tabs and fold the tabs over onto
themselves. ( Diagram 4d )

4c 4d



Step 5: Preparing zipper pocket to be sewn. Pin the zipper pocket fabric to the outer shell
right sides together. Use the template on page 11 to know where to place the zipper. At this
stage you should have everything show in Diagram 5b. One flap, two large pockets ( w ith in-
terfacing ) , one medium pocket ( without interfacing ) , one small pocket ( without interfac-
ing ) , the zipper pocket pinned to the outer shell ( with interfacing ) and the zipper all ready to
be sewn at one time.

6a 6b

Step 6: Time to sew!!! Sew all of the pockets long ways interfacing side up ( for the large
pockets ) with a 1/4 ” seam allowance. ( Diagram 6a-b ) This will make four tubes. Turn the
tubes right side facing and set aside for ironing. ( D iagram 6c-d )



6e 6f
Bottom of Flap

Step 6 Cont.: Time To Sew! Sew the flap, start at the bottom of the flap and sew 1/8 ”
seam allowance around the flap until you get back to the bottom of the flap. ( Diagram 6e-f )
As you can see in the picture the magnet clasp is right side up.


7b 7c

Step 7: Making the interior pockets. Iron the pocket tubes flat. ( Diagram 7a ) Place the
pockets in order largest to smallest sewn edge down. Fold in half, this will make a crease.
( D iagram 7b ) Sew down the center line crease only over the medium and small pockets
( D iagram 7c ) Next sew across the bottom of the smallest pocket making the card slot pock-
ets for your wallet. ( Diagram 7d ) Finally, place the card slot pockets 1 ” from the bottom of
the wallet edge ( Diagram 7e ) and sew over the bottom seam again. ( D iagram 7f ) Sew the
top large interior pocket 1 ” from the top of wallet. ( Diagram 7g ) The template on page 11
will show you where to place all of these pockets.


7f 6 7g


Step 8: Making the exterior zipper pocket. Pin the right sides together ( t he zipper pocket
fabric facing to the outer shell ) . Sew around the traced zipper rectangle. ( Diagram 8a-b )
Cut a hole through the pocket fabric and the exterior fabric directly on the center zipper line.
( D iagram 8c ) Push the zipper pocket fabric through the hole and iron the fabric flat.
( D iagram 8 d-e )



Step 9: Sewing the Zipper into place. Place the zipper in the open rectangle hole and pin.
( D iagram 9a ) ( Or you can use a glue stick and lightly iron the zipper into place. ) Attach
your zipper foot to your machine ( Diagram 9b) and sew 1/8 ” seam allowance around the
zipper. ( Diagram 9c )
Tip: Make sure your needle is close to the zipper foot. This will making it easier for you to sew
in a straight line due to the feed dogs being able to pull the fabric from underneath. Also, at
the corners pivot the needle 90 degrees by lowering your needle and lifting up the zipper foot
and turning the fabric underneath and finally placing the zipper foot back down onto the fabric
and continuing to sew.

9a 9b 9c

10a 10b

Step 10: Finishing the zipper pocket. Diagram 10a-b is what you should have at this stage.
Trim the excess zipper and fold the pocket in half right sides together ( Diagram 10c) and
sew a 1/4 ” seam allowance around the three open sides of the pocket. ( D iagram 10d-e )
Make sure you are not sewing the exterior fabric. Tip: On the corners of the pocket pivot your
needle by leaving the needle in the downward position and lifting the presser foot up and mov-
ing the fabric 90 degrees and lowering the presser foot back on the fabric.

10d 10e

Step 11: Putting it all together, pinning. You should have three parts the exterior ( w ith the
zipper pocket installed) , the interior ( with the interior pockets installed ) and the magnet
clasp flap. Layer the three together. First the exterior facing up, then the flap ( with the magnet
clasp facing upward centered and 2” from the top to the magnet clasp. ( D iagram 11a ) Fi-
nally place the lining down ( the top pocket will be resting on the zipper pocket ) , right sides
together and pin together. ( Diagram 11b )

12a 12c


Step 12: Putting it all together, sewing. Starting at the bottom of the wallet, opposite side from the
flap sew a 1/4 ” seam allowance around the wallet leaving a 2.5 ” hole at the bottom so we can turn
it right side out later. ( Diagram 12a-c ) Trim the corners so when we turn it right side facing it will
lay flat. Turn right side out and iron both sides of the wallet. Iron the hole closed at the bottom of the
wallet ( Diagram 12d-f)

12d 12e 12f

Step 13: Topstitch the wallet. With a seam allowance of 1/4 ” topstitch around the entire wallet
closing the 2.5 ” hole at the bottom. ( Diagram 13a )
Tip: To make it easier on your machine open the gait of your stitching and travel slowly.
Remember the topstitching will be seen.

You have made the Sew Spoiled Presto Wallet!!!!

Template for the Presto Wallet
By Leah Williams

Top pocket
placement for the
lining. 1” x 1”

Cut for one wallet

1 from Fabric A,
1 from Fabric C
Bottom card
1 from light weight interfacing.
placement for the

Zipper pocket placement for the outer shell.

(Zipper placement)

Template for the Presto Wallet

By Leah Williams
Zipper Pocket
Cut 1 from Fabric B

Fold Line
1” x 1”

Template for the

Presto Wallet
By Leah Williams
Wallet Flap
Cut 1 from Fabric
B measuring
Cut 1 from the
heavy interfacing

1” x 1”

Large Pocket
Cut 2 From Fabric B
Measuring 8” X 6”

Medium Pocket
Cut 1 From Fabric A
Measuring 8” X 5” (Just Fold)

Small Pocket
Cut 1 From Fabric B
Measuring 8” X 4” (Just Fold)

Interfacing for the large pockets fold this template in half
measuring 8”X 3” (Just Fold)
Cut 2 From Fabric A

Template for the

Presto Wallet
By Leah Williams
Card Pockets
1” x 1”