How to Make Wallets, Checkbook Covers, and Cell Phone Cases

Sewing your own bags is great, but you could end up breaking the bank on things to fill your bags. That's not the case when you sew your wallets and other accessories.

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    Free Pattern & Directions to Sew a Fabric Women's Wallet

    Sew a fabric women's wallet

    Debbie Colgrove

    Sewing a wallet only requires a small amount of fabric to create a perfect wallet. Don't make your wallet the same as the lining fabric of any of your pocketbooks because it ends up difficult to find. Be colorful, so it stands out. You're less likely to leave it behind if you see it.

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    Mp3 Device Holder or Carrier

    Two different styles of MP3 device holders

    Debbie Colgrove

    If you run or walk for exercise, you probably carry a music device. Having a handy carrier is the best way to focus on your exercise not dropping your electronics. Choose an armband style or a necklace style to meet your needs.

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    Free Pattern for a Checkbook Cover

    Fabric checkbook cover

    Debbie Colgrove

    Hate the plastic checkbook covers that crack and cut your fingers? Sewing a fabric checkbook cover solves that problem and a fabric checkbook cover lasts much longer than any plastic cover. Try this simple to sew free checkbook cover pattern.

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    Sew a Cell Phone Case

    Sew a cell phone case

    Debbie Colgrove

    This case was designed for Verizon LG VX4500, a basic flip-style phone. Widening the long pattern piece will alter the case for many other cell phones. Imagine a cell phone case to match any occasion, all made with just scraps of fabric.

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    Pattern and Directions to Sew a Man's Wallet

    A completed sewn men's bi-fold wallet

    Debbie Colgrove

    Don't leave the guys out of the fun! Sew a fabric wallet for the guys. The fabric makes it less likely to fall out of their pockets, and since you are making it, you can embroider or use fabric that's all about the guy—be it fishing, hunting, speed racing—you name it, there is fabric out there that is perfect for your guy.