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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 ...

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Professional Zip Around Wallet

from StudioCherie
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Professional Zip Around Wallet
Professional Zip Around Wallet Outside front option B
Professional Zip Around Wallet Outside Back option A
Professional Zip Around Wallet Outside front option A
Professional Zip Around Wallet Pattern cover page
Professional Zip Around Wallet Inside view

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"


  • 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