Professional Zip Around Wallet

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Professional Zip Around Wallet Pattern

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Professional Zip Around Wallet Outside front option A
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Sewing

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Men

Item:

Bag

Skill Level:

advanced skill level requirement Expert

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You need to be comfortable behind the wheel of your sewing machine to make this project.
  • You need to cut accurately, mark accurately, and stitch accurately.
  • You need to have a walking foot and be comfortable with it.
  • You need to be comfortable with installing zippers.
  • You need to be glad to apply piping and not wish you could skip it.
  • You need to have a fresh sewing machine needle and not be sewing on the same dull needle you have had in there for the last 10 projects.
  • You have to be okay with some hand basting.

Pattern Description:

This pattern produces a professionally made bag. If you look at expensive designer bags in the department stores and think "If only I knew the steps to take and had a pattern to follow, I could make a bag this perfect and beautiful," then this pattern is for you. If you look at those bags and think making one would be impossible, then you are not ready.
I get a lot of questions about whether a beginner can make some of the things I make. Most of the time I say yes. For this pattern, I am going to say no.
This pattern is for the experienced sewist who cuts, marks and sews carefully. If that describes you, you are going to be as thrilled as I am every time you finish one of these little masterpieces.

The instructions include my method for making a hinged zippered pocket - the change pocket. I think you will love it.

This wristlet wallet is designed to fit smartphones, credit cards, ID, cash and change. If you use an iPhone with a non-slip rubber skin on it, you will need the flap closure pocket to fit it. If your phone has no rubber skin, it will fit in the outside zippered pocket.

One option for the back outside pocket is an ID window. These are popular for college students.

With careful attention to detail, no one will ever suspect you made this bag.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: 5.75" x 3.75" x 1"

Materials:

  • 1/3 yard of fabric
  • 3 zippers
  • 1 package of Wright's piping
  • snap clip and split ring
  • 6" of Duck Canvas
  • Detailed comments and source notes are included in the pattern

You Will Also Need:

  • clear vinyl if you want to do the ID window
  • a small piece of Peltex 72 for the ID window

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 6 reviews)
habbott on craftsy.com

Good Zip Around Wallet  August 17, 2013


I needed a wallet that is secure on the go. This pattern is exactly what I was looking for. I bought the pattern and thought for a moment that it want going to happen. It looked so intense. But, I thought, why not. Worst thing that would happen would be a shelved project.

So, I took my cut pattern pieces, and my iPad for easy instructions and went to it. I decided to just dive in, step by step. Once I started, it flowed well. I was able to assemble each section ...

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marsevision on craftsy.com

Excellent Zip Around Wallet  July 21, 2013


I enjoy making challenging projects and this pattern fits the bill. The directions are really clear with lots of pictures and diagrams on the pics themselves. The author stresses to read through the pattern first which I did not do. It's a good idea but for me all the different pieces that are identified in a step can be too confusing so I would rather read through each step as I get to it. Don't let the directions scare you just move through each step slowly and you can sew this pattern. ...

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marsevision on craftsy.com

Excellent Zip Around Wallet  July 21, 2013


I enjoy making challenging projects and this pattern fits the bill. The directions are really clear with lots of pictures and diagrams on the pics themselves. The author stresses to read through the pattern first which I did not do. It's a good idea but for me all the different pieces that are identified in a step can be too confusing so I would rather read through each step as I get to it. Don't let the directions scare you just move through each step slowly and you can sew this pattern. ...

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marsevision on craftsy.com

Excellent Zip Around Wallet  July 21, 2013


I enjoy making challenging projects and this pattern fits the bill. The directions are really clear with lots of pictures and diagrams on the pics themselves. The author stresses to read through the pattern first which I did not do. It's a good idea but for me all the different pieces that are identified in a step can be too confusing so I would rather read through each step as I get to it. Don't let the directions scare you just move through each step slowly and you can sew this pattern. ...

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sewkate on craftsy.com

Excellent My Dream Wallet  July 14, 2013


It was time to replace the small zip-around wallet I"ve been carrying for a year, and I decided to make the next one. I chose this pattern for the zip-around feature and its professional looking finish. I saw that the author recommended lengthening the pattern to accommodate an iPhone, and I was inspired to lengthen the pattern enough to accommodate my checkbook, too.
It took me about 4 days to sew the wallet, but the end result is worth the time. The directions were excellent. I was ...

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DanniHughes on craftsy.com

Good Great detailed instructions.   June 6, 2013


I loved this pattern. The instructions were very detailed and clear. I would make this a bit smaller next time, which I'm planning on soon. Thanks so much!

About Designer

About Designer

Cherie Killilea on craftsy.com

Like so many sewists I know, I have been sewing since the age of 6. I started at my mother's feet, fashioning her scraps into doll clothes. By age 16, I was spending Summers sewing my wardrobe for the coming school year. I was known as a creative dresser. I wrote my first sewing pattern in 2006 as part of applying for a patent.
Now I have thousands of satisfied sewing pattern customers and am ...

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