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Coupon Wallet Pattern And Tutorial

Posted by on 26 June 2012

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I made two of these coupon wallets over a year ago. It has been a life saver in terms of purse organization. I don’t have coupons all over my purse. I can also get them out quicker when I am at the check out line. I organize my coupons based on the category of stores (groceries, clothes, arts/crafts/design, restaurants, other).

Below, I’m going to go through the steps of making your own. Also, here is a Downloadable PDF file with a pattern so that you can make your own.

You will need:
quarter yard of exterior fabric
quarter yard of interior fabric
2 snap buttons
matching thread

First you want to cut out your pieces:
2 X the main pattern (one of interior fabric and the other from the exterior fabric)
8 X the dividers (from interior fabric or contrasting fabric)
4 X the side accordions ( from interior fabric)

The pattern can be adjusted. If you want to make a thicker wallet then add some length to the “bottom” part of the pattern. Also you can add length to the flap to get a longer flap over the front of the wallet.

Interface the exterior fabric of the main pattern to make it more stable.

Then sew the two main pattern cutouts together, right sides together. Make sure to leave a little opening to turn it right side out.

Turn the fabric and press it flat. Top stitch all the way around. Set this piece aside.

Interface 4 of the divider fabrics.
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Pin one interfaced fabric to one that hasn’t been interfaced, right sides together. Sew around, leaving space for turning. Repeat this with the other three dividers. Top stitch around.

Now on to the accordion. Pin two pieces of fabric that you cut, right side together. Sew around, leaving space for turning. Repeat this with the other accordion. Top stitch around.

Here is the tricky part. With some tailors chalk, mark the lines from the accordion pattern on to the fabric. These will be where you fold the fabric. Fold and press with an iron.

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Sew the dividers where the pattern is labeled as such. Ensure that the end flaps will be facing out when you insert the accordion in to the wallet. Once the dividers are sewn on to both sides, pin and the end flaps of the accordion to the back and front of the main pattern piece that you had set aside.

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It should end up looking somewhat like this.

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Fold over the flap and mark where you want the snap buttons to go and follow the directions on the packaging to attach the top to the flap and the bottom to the front piece.

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I added a ruffle design on the back (mainly to test out my ruffler foot, but it came out quite nice).

Now it is your turn. Link back here show your coupon wallets!

Note: This is a free pattern and should not be used to manufacture products for sale. For personal use only.

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9 Responses to Coupon Wallet Pattern And Tutorial

  1. Veena

    Sorry, I couldn’t find the pattern. Could you help me.

    • ASH

      Veena, I’ve updated the post to highlight the links. The pattern can be downloaded via a link “Downloadable PDF file”. The link can be found above the “You will need” section. Hope that helps!

  2. Irene

    Hello!
    I work with Kristin on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog. Each November we post a series of tutorials, gift suggestions, recipes, shop features and giveaways every day. Our 6th Annual Handmade Holidays series consists of a great assortment of ideas to make the holidays unique, fun and handmade.

    We’d like to use one picture from your tutorial next month:
    http://ash.anjori.info/2012/06/26/coupon-wallet-pattern/

    We’ll link to your site and give you all of the credit, of course! Would this be OK? We respect the copyright of all crafters so all links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission. If you’d like to learn more about Handmade Holidays please see this compilation post from 2011: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/11/the-ultimate-handmade-holidays-list-2011/.
    Please let me know via email, and also feel free to include any relevant information you’d like me to post with the tutorial link.
    We look forward to hearing from you,

    Irene
    Sew,Mama,Sew!

  3. Silvia

    Thank you!! It’s wonderful! Love it!

  4. fortunella74

    Thanks, great tutorial, this is exactly what I need, I will try to do it. Just 1 question, the pattern is the exact same size of the wallet? Or should I add something?

    Thanks!
    Fortunella

    • ASH

      Thank you! It is about an inch wider than my normal wallets. You can subtract 1 inch from the pattern to make it the same size.

  5. Kelly

    Hi! I’m working on the coupon wallet. Yay! The pattern for the accordian pieces doesn’t have a seam allowance? do I add one? Thanks!

    • ASH

      Hi, that’s great! Yes, seam allowance needs to be added for the accordion pieces. It will use two pieces of fabric just like the dividers.

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