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wallet wristlet

$ 8.00

This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN that is available for immediate download, NOT a finished product! The PDF is 9 pages long, and includes step-by-step directions with pictures, preparation & construction tips, plus the pattern itself.

the wallet wristlet
This wristlet is destined to be the most useful handbag in your wardrobe! With its built-in wallet and petite size, you can carry everything you need while still looking chic. The wallet has seven pockets - one for cash and six for cards. The optional accent fabric and piping on the front give you lots of ways to personalize your wristlet. Leave off the strap if you'd rather have a clutch! Make it in denim or canvas for day, or something silky and shiny for evening!

Complete kits to make this wristlet including pre-cut fabric, interfacing, thread, and notions are now available in my Etsy shop!

finished dimensions
The wristlet stands 5" tall and 8" wide, with a 2.75" wide gusseted bottom. It closes with a 7" zipper, and includes a flat wallet built into the lining, with six pockets for credit cards and one for cash. The wrist strap is 6" long and the piping and accent fabric on the front are optional.

skill level
The wristlet is a great project for beginners, but fun for more experienced sewers as well. The pattern includes clear instructions on how to insert a zipper, and how to make custom piping.

suggested fabrics
Medium-weight denim, canvas, corduroy, duck cloth or upholstery fabric are perfect for the body ("self fabric"). Use lightweight wovens like quilting cotton for the lining, accent fabric, and piping, if you want to make your own. Commercially made piping of any weight works well, too. For an evening version, try medium weight silk or poly blend brocade or damask for the body, and a stiff but lightweight fabric like silk or poly blend dupioni for the lining.

Avoid fabrics that are sheer, stretchy, knit, drapey, slippery, heavyweight, or with pile like velvet or faux fur.

materials needed

  • 1/4 yard of self fabric and 1/2 yard of lining fabric
  • 1 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing (I like Pellon brand Shape-Flex SF 101)
  • optional: 8" length of 5mm cord and fabric for piping at least 9" wide by 2.5" tall
  • optional: scrap of accent fabric at least 9" wide by 4" tall
  • 7" zipper
  • basic sewing supplies + a zipper foot for your sewing machine

Never hesitate to contact me with any questions about any pattern you purchase from me!

Sewing patterns by Valerie Williams under the label Holland Cox, The Syndicate, or handmade classics are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License, and are for personal use only.

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