Powered by Blogger.
Showing posts with label scrap buster ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scrap buster ideas. Show all posts

Patchwork Wallets with Keyring

patchwork quilted wallets


Last week I had a quite productive week. After a long time, I made a small batch of patchwork wallets. This time I used the Rosie Wallet pattern. Since the wallet is pretty small (the finished size is 4" x 5"), I use skinny strips of fabric. I cut the fabrics between 1" to 1.5" wide. 

patchwork wallet

It started with a message on my Etsy shop that she wanted pink and green patchwork Rosie Wallets. She said she loves floral prints. So I started working on the order making the patchwork panels first. And of course, I cannot stop making just one wallet, right? 

Making patchwork wallets is always fun. From sorting out the scrap fabrics to choosing the best combination and binding. 
I happen to have pink floral scrap bundles that I bought from Indonesia. So from those, I choose a few for the card slots.

cardholder wallet

This time I used polycotton batting 180 gsm which is pretty sturdy so I did not use lightweight interfacing on the patchwork panels like the previous patchwork wallets.  If using low-loft cotton batting, I'd suggest using lightweight interfacing before quilting it. 

This time, I also did hand quilting in 2 wallets and in one wallet I did machine quilting. For the hand quilting I used pearl cotton thread no 8 and I really love how it turned out. 

Deciding which binding to use is also another fun part. My go-to choice for binding is either polka dots or stripes. But this time, I decided to try floral binding too and I think it's turned out pretty great. 

hand quilted wallet
Patchwork Polka Dots Wallet

card wallet with keyring
Cardholder Wallet

card wallet with keyring
Card Holder Wallet

floral patchwork wallet

Rosie wallet is a versatile wallet. I carry it often as it fits perfectly in my small crossbody bag. It can hold quite a few cards (6-10 cards) and the 2-in-1 zipper pocket is handy to keep small changes or items. As we mostly use mobile payment, for me personally carrying a small wallet is very convenient. 

I plan to make more patchwork wallets in the future. I need to seriously use my overwhelming scraps and of course my stash! I have a few ideas in my head, so hopefully I'll be able to share another Scrapbuster video tutorial soon!. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a nice day,



More Patchwork Quilt Wallets

Quilted Purse
Patchwork Nuno Wallets


I’m still in scrappy mode this week! After diving into making the adorable mini purses I wrote about in my last post, I couldn't resist the urge to keep going. So, what did I do next? I dug more into my scrap bins and started piecing together some more patchwork panels.


First up, I whipped up a Rosie Keychain Wallet using some brown scraps, and I have to say, it turned out pretty awesome. In fact, I'm so thrilled with the result that I've got plans to make a few more Rosie Wallets. They're just too cute to resist!

Quilted Rosie Wallet

But that's not the only thing that's got me excited. I've also made a couple of NunoSmall Wallets too! For the pink and purple wallets, I used the same quilt-as-you-go method as the mini purses.

Purple Patchwork Wallet

Pink Patchwork Wallet

Now, for the red wallet, I decided to go traditional by making two mini log cabin blocks, using 1.25-inch strips, and then threw in an extra strip in the middle to make it a perfect fit for the Nuno Wallet. And I’m super happy with the result! Making patchwork quilt wallets has been at the top of my list. 

Red Patchwork Wallet

In the original pattern of Rosie wallet I did not use batting, but in this patchwork version, I used low loft batting and quilted it pretty densely to make the panel flatter. When you want to make a patchwork or quilted version of a wallet, remember to change the interfacing to lightweight interfacing. The interfacing will give more structure and also make the wallet more durable. 

I shared my work progress and a few tips and tutorials on my YouTube Channel.  Make sure to check them out! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy Sewing!


Linking up to these wonderful BLOGS

Latest Video