Layer Cake Wallet

Hello, I am super excited to be featured today! This is my first Moda Bake Shop design, and I hope you like it. I am Stacey from Maine, and I blog over at Stacey's Place. I sure hope you stop by my blog today to get to know me a little better, and for a special treat (did someone mention giveaway?!?).

5 Layer Cake Pieces, cut as follows:
2 exterior pieces 4 ½” x 8 ¼”
2 interior pieces 4 ½” x 8 ¼”
1 fusible fleece 3 ½” x 7 ¾”
4 d├ęcor bond interfacing 4 ½” x 8 ¼”
1 strap (exterior fabric) 6 ½” x 4 ½”
1 fusible fleece (for strap) 6 ½” x 1 ½”

Snap (or velcro)

for card slots:
2 interior pieces 5” x 4 ½”
2 exterior pieces 6” x 4 ½”
2 interior pieces 7” x 4 ½”

  1. On the wrong side of 1 exterior piece, fuse the 3 ½” x 7 ¾” fusible fleece in the center. Then fuse an interfacing piece to the wrong side over the fleece. On the remaining exterior piece and the two interior pieces, fuse interfacing to the wrong side.
  2. Place the two exterior pieces right sides together, leaving a 3” opening on one of the short sides. Sew a ¼” seam. Clip the 4 corners, being careful not to cut your stitching. Turn right side out and press.

  3. Take your 6 pieces for your card slots, fold in half wrong sides together and press. Edge-stitch on the top edge where the fold is. Then stitch a 3/8” seam from the folded edge. Your folded measurements are small 2 ½” x 4 ½”, medium 3” x 4 ½”, and large 3 ½” x 4 ½”.

  4. With your interior piece and one small, medium, and large card slot piece, place a large piece on top of the interior piece. Match raw edges. Place a medium piece on top of the large one. Place a small one on top of the medium. Sew a ¼” seam to attach the slots to the interior piece. Repeat on the other side.

  5. Place two interior pieces right sides together, leaving a 3” opening on the long bottom side. Sew a ¼” seam. Clip the 4 corners, being careful not to cut your stitching. Turn right side out and press.

  6. Edge-stitch along both the exterior and interior pieces, starting and ending ¼” on the sides.

  7. With your strap piece, fuse fusible fleece to the wrong side about 1” in from the edge. Fold your 1” piece wrong side onto the fleece. Fold the other piece in half, and fold again and match to the other side. Edge-stitch down the side, making sure you fold the end under. Edge-stitch and then edge-stitch down the other side.

  8. Place your exterior piece and your interior piece on top of each other. Make sure the side you are using for the outside of your wallet is on the bottom. Make sure your interior piece is laying with the card slots facing up. In between these two pieces is going to be your money slot.

  9. This is where I mock fold, to see where the strap goes, and where to place my snaps. On the exterior piece, fasten on the outside (through your side opening) where you want your bottom snap to be located. Follow manufacturer's directions for snaps.

  10. Place the snap where you want the top portion of your snap on the strap and fasten according to manufacturer's directions. Attach the bottom portion of your snap and fasten according to manufacturer's directions.

  11. Now fold your wallet in half and snap together. Adjust your strap to where it looks right. Pin in place.

  12. Make sure your exterior and interior pieces are lined up. Starting at the top of your side piece, edge-stitch down the side, across the bottom, and up the other side. **make sure you backtack each side** And remember not to edge-stitch the top. You already did this in a previous step.

  13. All done, now you have a super cute wallet, from a easy and fast pattern, Enjoy!!

1 super cute wallet!

Stacey Carey
{Stacey's Place}


one day at a time said...

neat idea for a simple gift...! Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Nees said...

This is just an observation, but it seems to me that your instructions are out of order. The strap with the snap cannot be the last thing you sew, or you'd be sewing through the entire one side of the wallet. The strap would either have to be hand-sewn on, or attached before you sew the inside pieces to the outside of the wallet. I've made many "tea-bag" wallets, and the easier thing to do would be to attach the strap inside the seam on one side. Of course, you'd still have to attach the receiving snap first. (Or hand sew on those nice big snaps.)

Barbara said...

Hi Stacey! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial-your photos and instructions make a seemingly complicated project look simple!

pcflamingo said...

That's just darling! Super cute and looks easy to do.

Shawn said...

So cute and easy, thanks Stacey!!

Stacey said...

Pamela Nees~I assure you the order of the directions are correct. This is the order that I have made my wallets step by step. When you sew this part you are only sewing down three sides, (the two sides and across the bottom.) This part sews the interior and exterior pieces together. No hand sewing is necessary. Promise :O}

And thank you all for the lovely comments!

Elsa said...

oh, I really like this wallet! thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm doing a 'Play it forward' with friends and have been looking for something for one of them. This is perfect!

lasore13 said...

Amazing idea. And it looks like a fast and easy project. Unfortunately the link to the printer friendly version does not seem to be working...?

gill said...

Thank you for a great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

That is just darling and am printing out all 5 pages as I type, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wallet tutorial!

Carol P

Cecilia said...

Cute wallet! I might be able to make one of these. :) Thanks for the great tutorial.

Anonymous said...

This is a great tute Stacey! I got lost in your blog! I will be coming back again and again! You have a lot of great information in here! I just wish I could figure out how to become a follower it would be easier to get here!!
Thanks for the great tute!!!

Mother of Five said...

Stacey, Love the wallet... cant wait to make it... Love your blog too, became a follower, so i can see what else you come with. of course would love to win the wallet.

Notcathy @ Aluma Wallet said...

This was awesome tutorial.. Thanks for sharing stacey..:)

hueisei said...

Loves the recipe :D
Thanks for sharing :D

madj said...

Love this. Have the Just Wing It layer cake designed my Momo and this will make a beautiful bright wallet. Thanks for the tutorial. Look forward to making it.

Kelly said...

So glad I found the directions for this. My wallet is overflowing with rewards cards, quilt shop cards and library cards. Can't wait to make one!

Kelly said...

So glad to have found this. I really need one with all of the various cards that are crammed into my poor wallet. Can't wait to give it a try!

Kelly said...

So glad I found the directions for this. My wallet is overflowing with rewards cards, quilt shop cards and library cards. Can't wait to make one!