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How To Make Your Own Wallet With The Self-Closure Technique

Have you ever wanted to make your own wallet? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we will be discussing how to make a wallet with the self-closure technique. This is a great way to make a unique and stylish wallet that will be sure to impress your friends. So, if you’re ready to learn how to make your own wallet, then let’s get started!

What You’ll Need

-A half yard of fabric (you can use two different fabrics or even recycled materials like an old shirt)
-Matching thread
-A needle
-A ruler or measuring tape
-Chalk or a fabric pencil
-An iron and ironing board (optional)
-A sewing machine (optional)

The Self-Closure Technique

The self-closure technique is a great way to make your own wallet. With this technique, you can create a wallet that is both stylish and functional. Here are the steps to follow to create your own wallet using the self-closure technique:

1. Cut two pieces of fabric that are the same size. Make sure that the fabric is sturdy enough to hold your belongings.

2. Place the two pieces of fabric wrong sides together and stitch around the perimeter, leaving a small opening for turning.

3. Trim the corners and turn the wallet right side out. Press flat with an iron.

4. Fold over one side of the fabric so that it covers half of the other side and stitch in place. Repeat with the other side of the fabric.

5. Slip stitch the opening closed and you’re finished! Your new wallet is ready to use.

Making The Wallet

There are many different wallet designs out there, but one of the most popular and practical styles is the self-closure wallet. This type of wallet has a flap that covers the entire opening of the wallet, making it more secure and less likely to spill your contents. If you’re looking to make your own wallet with this handy feature, here’s a quick guide on how to do it!

First, start by cutting a rectangular piece of fabric that will be large enough to fold over and enclose your desired items. Then, fold the fabric in half lengthwise and press it flat. Next, take one end of the fabric and fold it up about an inch or so from the bottom edge. Do the same with the other end of the fabric.

Now, you should have a long, skinny rectangle with two folded edges at the top. To create the self-closure feature, take one of the top corners and fold it down to meet the bottom edge of the fabric. Then, take the other top corner and do the same. You should now have a triangle-shaped flap that can be secured shut with a button or snap.

To finish off your wallet, simply sew along the three open sides of the fabric rectangle. Be sure to leave a small opening at the bottom so you can turn the fabric right side out. Once you’ve done that, just sew up the hole and add any embellishments you like!

Tips for a Successful Wallet

1. Start with a rectangle of fabric that is twice as wide as you want your finished wallet to be and three times as long.

2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.

3. Sew a seam along the long side and one of the short sides, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave the other short side open.

4. Turn the wallet right side out and press the seams flat.

5. Topstitch along both seams, 1/8″ from the edge of the fabric.

6. To make the self-closure, sew a line of gathering stitches along the raw edge of the open side of the wallet. Be sure to leave long tails of thread at each end so that you can pull on them to gather up the fabric later.

7. Fold over the top edge of the wallet 1/2″ and press well. Sew another seam 1/4″ from this folded edge, enclosing the raw edge of fabric and securing the gathering threads between the layers of fabric. This will give you a clean finish on your self-closureline (and it will also make it easier to gather up the fabric).


With this self-closure technique, you can make your own wallet that is both stylish and functional. You can choose to use any type of material you want, which means that you can really personalize your wallet to match your own unique style. Plus, this method is relatively simple and only requires a few materials. So if you’re looking for a new DIY project to try out, why not give this one a go?



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