Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

These are the little wallet/clutches I made for the SYTYC Contest for the theme “Green.” I was going to wait until after Thanksgiving to post the tutorial, but I had so many requests that I thought I’d do it early. Maybe you want to stay in on Black Friday and make some handmade presents for Christmas instead of shopping!

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial 2 via lilblueboo.com
I made the wallets using leftover ribbon scraps that are too small to use for anything else (except maybe for a scrap ribbon camera strap or a scrap ribbon belt) and a basic applique technique.

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial 3 via lilblueboo.com
The wallets have a clear vinyl ID/photo wallet and three pockets for cash and credit cards.

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial 4 via lilblueboo.com
They are so interesting when folded out!

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial 5 via lilblueboo.com
I made one of the wallets for Sienna’s teacher and one for Sienna (with the little princess button/ribbon flower on the front). She keeps her little pet shop puppies in it now….she doesn’t have any money….not even sure if she knows what money is yet.

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial 6 via lilblueboo.com
Materials needed:
Scrap ribbon
Wonder Under or fusible web (I used the kind without backing)
Muslin fabric for the base of the outside
Fabric for the inside lining
Magnetic clasp
Optional: clear vinyl PVC (for the ID pocket)

Note: All the dimensions in this tutorial are for the wallet size. You will have to adjust them for the clutch size.

Step 1: Cut a 5″ x 11″ piece of muslin and a 5″ x 11″ piece of Wonder Under.

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 1 via lilblueboo.com
Step 2: Place the Wonder Under on top of the muslin and begin layering your scrap ribbon pieces on top until the Wonder Under is completely covered. Try to overlap all ends of the ribbon with other pieces of ribbon. As you get sections completed, place a piece of parchment paper over the ribbons (use parchment paper if there is printed design on the ribbons) and apply heat with an iron to fuse the Wonder Under. You may need to cut several small pieces of the Wonder Under and place it under pieces of ribbon that do not come into contact with the fusible web.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 2 via lilblueboo.com
Step 3: Once all of your ribbon has been fused to the muslin, trim off the excess around edges….

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 3 via lilblueboo.com
……so you end up with a nice 5″ x 11″ piece.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 3a via lilblueboo.com
Step 4: Carefully sew all your exposed ribbon edges to the muslin….this doesn’t have to be exact. There were areas where I just sewed directly across the piece instead of following a ribbon edge….it just depends on the look you want.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 4 via lilblueboo.com
Step 5: Cut your 5″ x 11″ piece into 3 smaller pieces: one measuring 3″ x 5″ and two measuring 4″ x 5″…..

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 5 via lilblueboo.com
….and sew around the edges of each piece to keep all the ribbon secured.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 5a via lilblueboo.com
Step 6: Cut fabric pieces for your inside lining: one measuring 3″ x 5″ and two measuring 4″ x 5″. You will also need to cut a 3″ x 5″ piece of fabric or clear PVC vinyl for the inside pocket.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 6 via lilblueboo.com


Step 7
Creating your ID pocket piece: Take a piece of ribbon and fold it in half over the 3″ x 5″ PVC piece. Sew along the ribbon edge.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 7 via lilblueboo.com
Take one of your 3″ x 5″ ribbon quilt pieces and add one side of your magnetic clasp.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 7a via lilblueboo.com
Sandwich your ribbon quilt piece with the magnetic clasp and a 3″ x 5″ piece of lining wrong sides together. Add your PVC piece on top of the two and sew the bottom edge.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 7b via lilblueboo.com
Step 8 Creating your middle pocket piece: Cut three pieces of fabric 4″ x 2″ and then cut a slight slant to each as shown below.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 8 via lilblueboo.com
Take a piece of ribbon and fold it in half over the slanted edge of each piece (the same as you did with the PVC pocket. Sew along the ribbon edges. Place your top pocket in position first and sew along the bottom.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 8a via lilblueboo.com
Then sew your middle on and then the bottom pocket on as well.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 8b via lilblueboo.com
Step 9
Creating the top piece: Take your 3″ x 5″ piece of ribbon quilt and a 3″ x 5″ piece of lining and place them wrong sides together. Make sure to add your magnetic clasp first to the lining side. Sew around the edges to secure the two pieces together.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 9 via lilblueboo.com
Step 10: Lay out your three pieces as shown….

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 10 via lilblueboo.com
…..and find a piece of ribbon wide enough to cover where the pieces will connect but leaving a 1/4″ gap in between.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 10a via lilblueboo.com
Step 11:
Fold your ribbon over the gap….

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 11 via lilblueboo.com
…..I used seam tape to secure (or you can use small pieces of Wonder Under)…..

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 11a via lilblueboo.com
…..and sew both up both sides of the ribbon…..connecting the two pieces of the wallet.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 11b via lilblueboo.com
Step 12: Repeat to connec the last two piece of the wallet. Use bias tape or ribbon to cover the outside edges of the wallet…..

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 12 via lilblueboo.com
…..and now all seams should be covered!

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 12a via lilblueboo.com
Now you can add embellishments to the front of the wallet if you like. For the brown/green wallet I added little flowers made from scrap ribbons, a plain button decorated with thread, a small ribbon “fan” covered with a gold/pearl button, and a ribbon badge with a matching fabric covered button.

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 12b via lilblueboo.com

Optional: Add a personalized label

I added the little ribbon label inside that reads “Handmade especially for Mrs. Patty. Much love, Sienna” to make the wallet a little more special.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 12c via lilblueboo.com
I printed the label on iron on transfer paper, adhere it to a scrap ribbon, and sewed it onto the lining before sewing the piece together in step 9.

 

 

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch Tutorial step 12d via lilblueboo.com

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  1. 1

    Gosh Ashley! I am so, so, so loving these! I am still scared of my sewing machine – too chicken to even try it out. I think that this will inspire me enough to give it a shot! Thanks for being so detailed!

  2. 2
    Shari and Amber says:

    Are you for real??? I mean, how did you even come up with this??? :)

  3. 3

    These are adorable! I would not even know how to start something like this. My sewing machine is still collecting dust.

  4. 4

    Loving it and for sure will be trying it! Thanks Ashley, clever idea as usual!

  5. 5

    so cute!! i want to make one!

  6. 6
    Polka Dot Moon says:

    You make the most amazingly cute stuff! I just LOVE your creativity!!!

  7. 7

    They are

    A B S O L U T E L Y

    F A B U L O U S

    !!!!!

    RobyGiup
    (robygiup.splinder.com)

  8. 8

    This is SO stinkin' cute!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-super-cute-scrap-ribbon-wallet/2009/11/26/

    –Anne

  9. 9

    Totally adorable – I want to make one!

  10. 10

    How cute..I have put a link to your tutorial on my freebies blog if thats okay….regards, Khris

  11. 11
    brooklynechaos says:

    Oh my that is an adorable wallet! Great idea for a gift.

  12. 12
    Talin's Corner says:

    I love it! The colors that you used for the wallets are great. Hope to make a few as gifts.

  13. 13
    Maria Jové says:

    I love your blog, and i love the wallet
    thanks
    maria
    xxoo

  14. 14

    This wallet is absolutely darling! I'm going to feature it & you on my blog http://sewwhattoday.blogspot.com on December 5th. You are welcome to grab a button for those we've featured @ the bottom of our blog. :)

  15. 15
    Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    Wow, this is really, really beautiful! I love how you used the ribbon! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking

  16. 16
    Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Ashley, this is soooo amazing!!

  17. 17
    Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says:

    These are so pretty. You do great work! Great job on the project & your tutorial! I wish I had a stash of scrap ribbon now! :)

  18. 18

    Oh my word, these are incredible. Thanks for sharing.

  19. 19
    Hyrum and Elsie says:

    wow! that's what I call creativity!! thanks so much for the tutorial. I will definitely be giving this a try!

  20. 20
    saffiertje says:

    AWEOME JOB!!! Love these cute wllets!!!! thanx for the tuto!

  21. 21
    My Creative Way says:
  22. 22
    ccooperdesigns says:

    I love this idea…great job on the tutorial!

  23. 23
    Carine Calé says:

    Dear Ashley,

    Amazing idea, tutorial and creativity, you are so special!!!

    Thank you very much for your tutorial!!!!!!!!!

    I posted a link to it on my blog, at http://feltroaholic.blogspot.com/2010/04/carteira-feita-com-scrap-de-fitas.html

    Best Regards,

    Carine Calé

  24. 24
    Carine Calé says:

    Dear Ashley,

    Amazing idea, tutorial and creativity, you are so special!!!

    Thank you very much for your tutorial!!!!!!!!!

    I posted a link to it on my blog, at http://feltroaholic.blogspot.com/2010/04/carteira-feita-com-scrap-de-fitas.html

    Best Regards,

    Carine Calé

  25. 25
    Carine Calé says:

    Dear Ashley,

    Amazing idea, tutorial and creativity, you are so special!!!

    Thank you very much for your tutorial!!!!!!!!!

    I posted a link to it on my blog, at http://feltroaholic.blogspot.com/2010/04/carteira-feita-com-scrap-de-fitas.html

    Best Regards,

    Carine Calé

  26. 26
    Mrs. Umbaugh says:

    First of All. I just found your blog visiting Prudent Baby! And I fell in love with it! I am going to be making one of these for my sister for her birthday next month.

    You are truly amazing!!! I just linked you to one of my friends and she loves it too!!!

  27. 27
    Frugal Pals says:

    I really like your ribbon wallet! Thank you for the good tutorial. I hope you don't mind I posted a link on my blog-www.thriftypals.blogspot.com

  28. 28
    Notcathy says:

    OMG! Very fabulous! I like the idea.. Very creative.. Nice one! Thanks for sharing this tutorial..:)

  29. 29
    Notcathy says:

    I love the way you made this wallet tutorial.. Keep safe!

  30. 30

    Love this! I have a short review of this tutorial on my blog, including suggestions for those who wish to try this project. See http://create-with-mae.blogspot.com/2011/05/tutorial-review-ribbon-wallet.html

  31. 31

    Love this! Raved about it on my blog here:

  32. 32
    Ann Williams says:

    Hi Ashley!!
    I think your tutes are amazing!!!
    I was wondering if there was any way to print them out. It is easier for me to have instructions printed in front of me when I make a project.
    Thanks for your unique creativity!!

  33. 33

    I just wanted to share how much I love this idea, as well as my experience making one. I am only a beginner sewer, and have been looking for relatively easy yet interesting projects to tackle while I learn. I decided to try one of these wallets as my second project and I LOVE IT!! It turned out fantastic (it took me HOURS and I did learn some things along the way – especially how I could improve :) ). I am going to make some as gifts for some friends. So, give it a go people! If I could make one, you can too. Thanks for such wonderful instructions also!

  34. 34

    I love this so much, I am a young crafter myself (only 15) and I have made several of these to give away or sell. You are the best and these are so cute, all my friends now have one

  35. 35

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