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Bucklebee Essential Wallet


Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Construction
  • Fundamentals
  • Pockets
  • Topstitching
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

I needed a wallet that could carry the basics: cash, credit card, ID, passport, and most especially my new, oversized smartphone. I couldn't find one on the market that was stylish and functional. My Bucklebee handbags are famous for making hardworking bags beautiful; could I design a wallet with the same idea in mind? I did! Carry this essential accessory as a wallet, a clutch, a wristlet or a cross-body bag. Its tidy size is within professional sports stadium guidelines, but it doesn't lack space. The zipper pocket is perfect for your keys, lipstick, pillbox, or other personal items. The flat pockets carry cash, a checkbook and ID cards, and passport as well as your phone. The wallet closes securely with a magnetic snap and remains flat and sleek while it keeps you organized and ready to go! Best of all, this wallet is simple to sew. An enthusiastic beginner will have success, and the results are a polished and professional must-have accessory. The pattern is written tutorial-style, with lots of photos and very simple explanations. Grab some fabrics and get sewing! Hardware kits for this bag are available at the Bucklebee Shop at BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills. Rotary cutting skills. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Wallet measures 4 1/2" by 6 1/2" closed.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Home-dec weight canvas (1/4 yard), quilting weight cottons (3 fat quarters or equivalent), fusible interfacing (1/2 yard home dec weight), 8 inches of twill tape or grosgrain ribbon
  • 9" nylon coil zipper, 3/8" magnetic snap, 2 small O rings, thread, basic sewing supplies

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Bucklebee by Me! is our line of easy craft patterns. From home decor to toys for a special little one to fashion accessories, you can make genuine Bucklebee items from your favorite materials and fabric. Joan Radell is the designer and manufacturer of Bucklebee and Bucklebee by Me! products. She also teaches handbag construction, sewing and quilting across Pennsylvania and Delaware. For information about class locations and dates, please feel free to email Joan at