Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

Today is Day 5 of One For the Boys Holiday Edition.  I am so excited that you could join us!  Be sure to scroll down to check out all of the boy action!  And don’t forget to get in on our One For the Boys GIVEAWAY!
Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}
Our next guest is Ashley from Cherished Bliss.  Ashley makes the most gorgeous infant and toddler accessories ~ you can check them out in her shop.  She also has a mild obsession with burlap that has prompted her to get creative this Holiday season.  I love this Burlap Ornament and her whole Christmas Mantel!  Here’s Ashley!
Hi Everyone! I’m Ashley and I blog over at Cherished Bliss. I am so excited to be over here today sharing a tutorial for boys! I am especially excited to be sharing this tutorial because this wallet with be wrapped up under a tree for not only MY special little boy, but 5 others! It is very easy, cost friendly, and will make any little boy smile. Of course you cannot give a wallet without money in it so… you know they will like it for sure! Plus every little boy needs a wallet with a dollar in it! 

Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}
Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

So let’s get started! You might be able to make this with some scraps if you’ve got a lot lying around! Here is what you will need:

– 1/4 yard of any suiting or other thick fabric
– 1/4 yard for the pockets (I used white fabric)
1/4 yard for the lining (I used houndstooth fabric)
– fusible interfacing
-optional grommets or other embellishments

Cutting List
1- 4×9” from the suiting (exterior) fabric
2 – 4×9” pieces of fabric for the pockets
3 – 4×9” pieces from the lining fabric
Instructions: (use 1/4” seam allowance UNLESS specified otherwise)

First: Take your to 4×9” pocket pieces, fold in half and top stitch along the fold.

Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

Second: Lay your pocket piece that you just top stitched on top of the lining piece. Pin it in place 1 1/4” from the raw edge of your lining. Then top stitch along the bottom of your pocket piece. This creates the bottom of your first card slot.

Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

Third: Line up your other pocket with the bottom edge of the lining piece. 

Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

Fourth: Take your second 4×9 lining piece and your pocket piece and sew across the top with right sides together. Turn right side out, press and top stitch, see picture below
Fifth: Sew a line directly down the middle and on the sides. 

Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

Sixth: Baste your pocket piece (above) onto the right side of your last 4×9 piece of lining fabric (this creates the lining for your money pocket). Line it up on the bottom. You will only baste along the sides and the bottom, this is how you make the money pocket. Your 4×9 lining piece should stick out above your pocket piece. (forgot the picture here, sorry, you can email me with any questions!)

Seventh: Attach your interfacing to the wrong side of your exterior fabric. 

Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

Eighth: Place your exterior piece and your pocket piece right sides together. Sew around the outside leaving about a 3” gap in the bottom to turn. Make sure to backstitch around your opening. Turn. press your gap and top stitch all the way around making sure not to sew up your money pocket!
Last but not least accessorize it however you would like. I chose to put a grommet in the front just for a little something extra, but you can leave it the way it is or do something completely different! Have fun with it! 

Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}
Boys Wallet {from Ashley @ Cherished Bliss}

Thanks so much for having me over Heather! It was a blast!
I hope you all will stop by my blog and check out a few of my other tutorials : )
I’m also having a special Christmas Tutorial Link Party I’d love for you to join.

Thanks Ashley!  This is definately on my ‘to make’ list ~ love the houndstooth!  Stop by Cherished Bliss to get in on all of the fun things that Ashley has going on!!
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