I’m not sure how well this will translate for those of you ‘over the pond’ but my hubby loves Cadbury’s chocolate and so I made him a wallet from grab bags for his birthday.
The original ‘grab bag’ packs look like this:
This is how I did it. To call it a tutorial would be a bit much as I’m sure looking at it now there are more logical ways to make it, but this is the evolution so to speak!
Step 1: Overlap 2 packs, sticking them with double sided tape. Sew down the join.
Step 2: Add tape to ‘hem’ top and bottom and stitch.
Step 3: Jumping to the coin compartment. Take a 3rd packet and ‘hem’ it as below.
Step 4: Tape and fold to make into a purse.
Step 5: Do some checking for size and fit. Don’t stitch or even fix anything else right now though!
Step 6: Adding the closure flap. Check for height alignment (with folded wallet height) and ‘hem’.
Step 7: Attach the closure flap
Step 8: Resize/trim closure flap
Step 9: Stitch the velcro in place
Step 10: Fold wallet and apply velcro to the other half of the closure.
It should now look like this (unfolded)
Step 11: Jumping back to coin compartment, add velcro. (I think I may have had to untape it to stitch it! oops)
Step 12: This is the only pic I had for the card compartment. It’s a hemmed off cut I think, just folded and taped.
Step 13: Stick down the coin and card compartments, overlapping in the middle. Tape side and bottom edges only to leave pockets behind.
Step 14: With the wallet UNFOLDED stitch down centre line over the overlap. Go slow, your machine may not like this much packet at once!
Step 15: Fold back up and stitch along the sides and bottom of the card and coin compartments together.