A cute wallet pattern to sew | How About Orange

March 24, 2014

A cute wallet pattern to sew


Look what my mom (alias Grandma G) sewed me: a couple Get Carded wallets from the pattern by Erin Erickson of Dog Under My Desk. I know you just exclaimed out loud when you saw the cuteness, didn't you? I did when I opened the package.

I have a big vinyl wallet that's slowly disintegrating, and I wanted something trimmer and lighter to put in a small bag or carry in my pocket. So I convinced my mom to make me a Get Carded. Then I looked for fabric on Etsy and was dazzled by all the prints at Fresh Modern Fabric. I couldn't make up my mind between Skinny laMinx's Free as a Bird and Lucie Summers's Summersville Brush Strokes, so I sheepishly asked Mum for two wallets because I'm a greedy, greedy person. FMF mailed her the fabric, and these finished goodies just arrived at my house!

The wallet pattern uses just a fat quarter each for the lining and the exterior, so check out the pretty fat quarter bundles at Fresh Modern Fabrics. Or concoct your own order if you need something different than the combos listed. Such a lovely shop! Go there.


You might turn into a wallet-making machine like Mum. Look— she just keeps going, and she's not done yet. I've created a monster.


The wallet pattern offers three variations for the coin pocket: a flat pocket, a pleated pocket, or a gathered pocket, with a wrist strap or without.


Throw your loose change in there.


Put your driver's license in the clear pocket on the other side. If you don't want your mug showing, the pattern has an option for a fabric pocket there instead.


Then fill all the interior slots with credit cards and cash.


Mum says these are a piece of cake to make. All the cutting is straight lines so it goes fast and there's no hand sewing, only top stitching. She's a big fan of Erin's patterns and says the instructions are so clear and there are so many photos demonstrating the project that you just can't go wrong. (And Grandma G is a tough critic— not all patterns are created equal, so if there was anything wrong with this one, I'm sure I'd hear about it.) The pattern is for sale right here. Enjoy!

21 comments:

Grandma G said...

Ha! You can't take the credit... I was a monster before you got your hands on me! ;)

Those stacks of fabric look mighty yummy! Maybe you should buy me some more fabric. ;)

And Erin's next pattern, too! ;)

Sewer/Mum

Jessica Jones said...

Remember when I bought you a dozen yards of dining room curtain fabric? Wasn't that fun?

Grandma G said...

How could I forget?! Fun? Yeah, somewhat... would've been more so without the short deadline, though. But hey, I work great under pressure! ;)

Seems to me, though, that all the fabric you buy me ends up back at your place... in a different form! Ha!

Jessica Jones said...

Yeah, isn't that weird?

annie dee said...

Love these, Grandma G! You two are too funny!

Michele said...

Oh I think I need this pattern...

Sharon said...

I LOVE this pattern and the different fabrics, and the coordinating zippers! This might be a good project for me to make friends for Christmas this year. Thanks!

Erin @ Dog Under My Desk said...

You two are adorable! :) Thank you for the awesome review!!! I'm even making some more right now. I'm glad I'm not the only wallet-making machine. :D

Patti said...

Ok, ok, it's in my cart! Love this pattern!

Mel@857Notebook said...

I LOVE your wallet tutorials. I made one from a post you did ages ago and still use it!

Alex said...

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Wendy said...

My mom would love one of these wallets. Hadn't heard of Erin's patterns--glad you shared here; they all look great!

Anna said...

Grandma G, Do you have an etsy shop?
I'd buy two or three of these wallets in a heartbeat!

Grandma G said...

No, Anna... I'm sorry, but I don't have an Etsy shop. You might try searching Etsy, though, to see if anybody else is selling them yet. If not, I'll bet there will be soon!

Jemima Kickypants said...

I DID exclaim out loud!!!! I haven't been this excited to sew anything since I got some cute patterns for baby shoes! That's how cute this is!!! It's almost as cute as baby shoes!!!!!

Jessica Jones said...

Baby shoes are THE CUTEST sewn thing, so this is high praise for sure!

Kate Cooze said...

Those are gorgeous! Where do you get the clear pockets from?

Grandma G said...

Kate... the vinyl I've been using was given to me by a friend, but I believe she said she got it at a Jo-Ann store. Probably any craft store would have some.

Laura said...

Super cute!

Wendy said...

Those are just the cutest things I have seen in a long time. Also, I have been carrying around my fossil wallet for too long. I think I may try this especially if it's supposed to be easy. Thanks for sharing - love your site! You always have both things that are cute and also useful!

Fred paccana said...

Thank you so much for posting this! :) I love the look of the wallet

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