I didn’t use a twist lock like the pattern recommended because I didn’t want to spend extra money. Instead I used snaps and then I sewed a huge button over the top snap. The wallet has space for tons of cards, a zipper pocket for coins, two long pockets, and I also fit my glasses, a little lotion bottle, and my favorite lip gloss. This really fits everything I need. I added the loops inside that eventually I’ll attach a strap for easier carrying. Here’s to not forgetting my cute wallet anymore! What do you always forget when you leave the house?
Pattern: Necessary Clutch Wallet, I left off the front curved detail piece and the twist locks.
Fabric: two samples of faux suede, navy and white polka dot quilting cotton that I had in my stash (originally received for free), 1/2 yard of Michael Miller Mini Mikes Bunting for the lining. After I cut everything out, I was really worried that the suede and lining didn’t match as well, and I wasn’t sure where all the fabrics would line up. I’m so happy that the lining doesn’t show from the outside. Even if they don’t match as well as I thought they did, they both individually make me happy.
Time: 3 hours
Cost: Pattern $8, Suede $6, Lining $3.91
If you ever break a zipper here’s how to fix a zipper if the pull came off. This sewing trick works for invisible zippers, separating zippers, and regular zippers. You can also learn how to sew a zipper.