Fold-and-Sew Paper Wallet
Intermediate | 17 min 44 sec
Paper Wallet
Learn how to make a super stylish (and super functional!) wallet using a single sheet of washable paper. Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou begins by sharing her technique for painting a custom surface design onto the Kraft-Tex paper. Then, through a few simple folds and machine-sewn seams, she shows you how to turn the flat sheet into a multi-pocket wallet. Simply add a snap at the end to complete the look. This project can easily be done on a standard sewing machine at home. Though it has the durability of leather, the washable paper is much easier to work with and holds up over time.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Washable paper in any color (Arounna uses Kraft-Tex)
  • Acrylic paints in colors of your choice
  • Matte medium
  • Cutting mat
  • Clear quilting ruler
  • X-Acto or utility knife
  • Variety of craft brushes
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Snaps
  • Snap setter
  • Hammer
  • Scrap wood (or surface on which to hammer)
  • Pen
Learn how to:
  • Work with washable paper
  • Make patterns with acrylic paint
  • Measure and create a template
  • Sew washable paper
  • Add a snap with a snap setter

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow video lesson on how to sew a custom wallet with washable paper
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor, Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Marcie Lovett
Fun project, seems easy enough to do.
March 4, 2023
Kat di Rocco
A quick watch but super inspiring, can see so many applications!
February 15, 2023
MaryLou Thompson
Thank you for your instruction as well as the speed in which you are showing the sample.
More than 3 months ago