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My name is Anna and I'm a designer and seamstress living in Rochester, NY.
I've always been the creative type, I like trying out all kinds of handicrafts and artwork, but I have to admit that it's ...

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The all-purpose wallet

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The all-purpose wallet
The all-purpose wallet
The all-purpose wallet
The all-purpose wallet a look into the instructions

Pattern Description:

This trifold wallet is as versatile as can be: it not only provides enough space for your money and credit cards, there is also a pocket for your phone and the option to add a clear ID pocket. In addition to the zip pocket for coins there are six card slots as well as a large pocket for bills, receipts and your checkbook. It closes with an anorak snap on the trapezoidal shaped flap.

There are two different options to make the phone pocket: you can choose to make a flat version, which fits an iPhone 5 without protective case. If your phone is bigger, you might want to go with version II, which is a 3D-shaped pocket and therefore fits bigger phones, or your iPhone with its protective case.

This project is perfect for someone with intermediate sewing skills. You should be familiar with the basic sewing terms and techniques. The file comes with 17 pages of instructions, 40 pictures and 1 full size pattern piece. All measurements are given in centimeters and inches.

Please note that this pattern may not be republished or distributed without permission. However you are welcome to sell items made with this pattern. In this case I'd appreciate if you gave me credit as the pattern designer.

Follow the link to my blog post to see more versions of the all-purpose wallet!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Closed: 9 x 18 cm (3.5 x 7in)
  • Open: 35 x 18 cm (13.75 x 7in)


  • Cotton fabric: 1/2 m or 1/2 yd
  • Fusible fleece e.g. Pellon 987F or heavy stabilizer e.g. Pellon Peltex 71F: 18 cm (7in)
  • Fusible interfacing, e. g. Pellon 931 TD: 35 cm (55 cm wide) or 3/8 yd (22in wide)
  • 1 zipper, 14 cm (5.5)
  • 1 piece of elastic, 13 cm (5in) long
  • 1 button
  • 2 pieces of ribbon 1 cm (3/8in) wide: 20 cm (8in) each
  • 1 anorak snap
  • optional: 1 piece of clear vinyl, 6,5 x 10 cm (2.5 x 4in) for the ID pocket

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • scissors
  • fabric marker
  • tape measure
  • pins

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