Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Men's Bi-Fold Wallet

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    Sew a Men's Bi-fold Wallet - Materials and Cutting Directions

    Finished Men's Billfold
    Debbie Colgrove

    Materials Needed

    • Fabric
    • Double fold bias tape
    • Print out ​the pattern
    • Fusible Craft weight interfacing such as Pellon Craft Fuse


    • Cut each piece, folding back the pattern for each line, on a fold to obtain four cut pieces.
    • Interface each piece and repress the fold.
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    Sew Credit Card Sections

    Sewing the Credit Card Sections
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Un-fold piece B.
    • Starting at the bottom, stack C pieces, separating them by approximately 3/4 inch, keeping them even and aligned with the ends.
    • Pin the top of the C sections.
    • Baste the bottom of each C section, folding the first one back to expose and baste the second C section.
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    Center Stitching

    Center Stitching
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Fold to find the lengthwise center.
    • Stitch 1/4 inch on each side of the center through the ​C sections and one layer of the B section.
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    Align Edges and Round Corners

    Edges & Rounding
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Refold section B.
    • Stack all of the pieces, aligning the bottoms and ends.
    • Trim all edges if necessary to have an even edge of all the joined pieces.
    • Using a round template, such as a quarter, small plate or drinking glass, round off all four corners of the joined pieces.
    • Baste and zigzag the edges to condense the edges.
    • Press well.
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    Edge With Bias Tape

    Edge With Bias Tape
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Starting at the bottom of the wallet, sew bias tape to the entire edge of the wallet, folding over the end of the bias tape to enclose the raw end of the bias tape.

      Problems catching all of the bias tape with the bulk involved can be overcome by condensing the edges with pressing and a zigzag stitch. You can also use a decorative stitch on the bias tape.