Keep necessities organized and secure in a stylish wearable wallet. Create the perfect thoughtful gift by adding custom pockets and details for a personalized touch.
*Please note the correction to the first zipper pocket preparation step. Fold and attach the zipper to one A1 long (9") edge, rather than one short edge as originally instructed.
Supplies listed are enough to make one 9"x12" wallet (6"x9" folded).
Note: Use 3/8" seam allowances.
From fabric A, cut A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and one 3 1/8"x38" strap.
From fabric B and the interfacing, cut B1, B2 and B3.
Transfer all pattern markings onto each fabric piece.
Fuse each interfacing piece to each corresponding fabric B piece, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Prepare the Zippered Pockets
To create the outer zippered pocket, fold one A1 long (9") edge 3/8" toward the wrong side; press. Fold one A2 long (9") edge 3/8" toward the wrong side; press.
Open the zipper halfway. With right sides facing up, position the A2 folded edge on one zipper tape right edge, approximately 1/8" from the teeth (1).
Install the machine zipper foot. Topstitch close to the folded edge until just before the zipper pull (2).
With the needle in the down position, lift the presser foot, and then zip the zipper completely so the pull is out of the way (3).
Lower the presser foot, and then continue stitching to the zipper end (4).
Position the A1 folded edge on the zipper tape left edge, approximately 1/8" from the teeth; pin. Stitch close to the folded edge.
To create the inner zippered pocket, fold one A3 short edge 3/8" toward the wrong side; press. Fold one A4 long edge 3/8" toward the wrong side; press.
Open the zipper halfway. With right sides facing up, position the A3 folded edge on the remaining left zipper tape edge, approximately 1/8" from the teeth; pin. Stitch close to the folded edge.
Position the A4 folded edge on the zipper tape right edge, approximately 1/8" from the zipper teeth; pin. Stitch close to the folded edge.
Fold A2, A3 and A4 along the marked foldlines with wrong sides together; press. Attach the magnetic snap pieces at the placement marks on A2 and A3 (5). Topstitch close to the outer folded edges (6).
Prepare the Inner Pockets
Fold A5 and B2 along the marked foldlines with wrong sides together.
Fold B3 accordion-style along the marked foldlines to create inner card pockets.
Topstitch B2 and B3 along the folded edges (7).
Position A3 over A1, aligning the A3 short edge 4 1/4" from the A1 right zipper edge; pin. Determine the A3 center, and then stitch widthwise along the center through both layers to create a pocket division (8).
With both right sides facing up, position the A2 upper edge 1 5/8" from the B3 upper edge. Mark two equidistant vertical lines across the A2 right side to denote pocket divisions. Stitch along the marks through all layers, beginning at the B2 lower folded edge (9).
Position B3 over A5, aligning the B3 upper edge 3/4" from the A5 upper edge. Baste or pin through all layers (10).
Position B2 under A4, aligning the B2 upper edge 3/8" from the A4 upper edge. Baste or pin through all layers (11).
Spread out the entire assembly on a flat work surface (12). Flip it over so the wrong side is facing up.
Sandwich the batting between the two B1 pieces. Center the batting sandwich over the wallet wrong side (13). Trim the batting and B1 edges to fit, if necessary; pin or baste in place.
Fold A3 and A2 along the foldlines with wrong sides together, leaving 1 1/2" between the pocket upper edges (14). Make sure that the corners are perpendicular and the edges are straight; baste the long edges through all layers.
Carefully topstitch close to the short folded edges through all layers (15). Evenly trim the wallet long edges.
Cut two 2 1/2" lengths of twill tape. Slide a keyring onto one twill tape length, and then fold it in half to create a loop. Turn the wallet to the outer side. Position the loop along one long edge 3/4" above the zipper; pin (16). Repeat to position the remaining twill tape loop on the opposite edge.
Cut two 13" lengths of twill tape. Fold the short edges 1/4" toward the wrong side, and then fold in half lengthwise; press.
Position the twill tape around the wallet long raw edges, and then topstitch close to the twill tape edges through all layers, moving the zipper pulls out of the way as needed (17).
Fold the strap in half lengthwise with wrong sides together; press. Unfold.
Fold the strap long edges toward the wrong side to meet at the center foldline; press. Fold again along the center foldline; press. Topstitch the strap long edges.
Slide one swivel clasp onto one strap end. Fold the strap end 1/2" toward the wrong side, forming a loop around the swivel clasp. Stitch close to the strap end. Repeat to attach the remaining clasp to the remaining strap end.
Attach the clasps to the wallet keyrings.
Add special details to the wallet and fill it with goodies for a personalized touch.
Make a portable activity center for a kid on the go. Fill the wallet with markers, crayons and activity books.
Cheer up a friend who's feeling under the weather by filling the wallet with tissues, medicine and cough drops. As a variation, bind the wallet edges with matching fabric rather than twill tape.
For a tea lover, include an assortment of teabags and honey. For a softer wallet, omit the interfacing and topstitching, and use a button and elastic instead of magnetic snap. Cover the elastic ends with a small coordinating doily.
Make a stationery holder for a letter-writing enthusiast. Use cardboard or stiff interfacing instead of quilt batting to give the wallet extra structure. Instead of a snap, stitch twill tape ties to the wallet outside. Fill the wallet with paper, envelopes and stamps.
To make a wallet for a man, substitute hook-and-loop tape for the magnetic snap. Stitch an additional loop and keyring to the wallet interior to secure keys.
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