Do you love a good no-sew project? I know I do! So I think you’ll like this no-sew wallet with HTV.
It’s perfect for people who don’t sew, or for an older kid project too. Yes, you have to be careful with the heat of the iron, but that can feel less intimidating to some kids than a fast-moving sharp needle.
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make a simple no sew wallet
- Fabric, at least a 10×6 inch piece
- Flocked HTV
- TurboFlex HTV (apply in 5 seconds or less!)
- Rotary cutter and mat are helplful, but you can use scissors
- Elastic ribbon hair tie, or something similar
- Iron or (my fave) EasyPress Mini
Prep to make a simple no sew wallet
Cut the flocked iron on to 6 x 10 inches. Apply it to the back of the fabric piece. Check your brand, but 320 for 15 seconds should be good. Let it cool before peeling the carrier sheet away.
Now trim the fabric edges away, so you’re left with a 6 x 10 inch piece of fabric with flocked vinyl on the back. The flocked HTV stabilizes the wallet and gives it a soft texture on the inside as well.
Fold the fabric so it overlaps like the photo below. It will be about 4.5 inches tall. Press the folds with the iron.
Cut the HTV into strips of these measurements:
(2) 1 x 6.5 inches
(2) 1 x 7.5 inches
(1) 0.5 x 2 inches
(1) 1 x 1.25 inches
Pattern for no-sew wallet with HTV
Fold and press strips over the short edges. The TurboFlex only needs the temp at 265 and press for 5 seconds. It can be peeled warm.
Then fold up the bottom of the wallet and press the HTV strip on the long side after making a mall cut where it switches from two layers of fabric to one, so the pocket of the wallet can open completely.
Protect any HTV that has been pressed already by using a teflon sheet, butcher paper, or used carrier sheet to cover it.
Trim any excess HTV that overhangs the top and bottom after ironing.
Tie the elastic into a loop and attach it to the wallet using the skinny strip of HTV.
Press the last HTV piece on the wallet flap and cut a slit in it using scissors or a craft knife. The HTV will keep the slit from unraveling with use.
Pull the loop through the hole and secure it over the knot to hold the wallet closed.
Not bad for a few minutes of work and never having to remember how to re-thread a bobbin, right?
Use this DIY fabric wallet to hold cash or cards, or give it to younger kids to play with.
Have you used HTV to secure no-so seams like this before? Give me some more ideas!