Introducing the Flip Flop Wallet Sewing Pattern!
I am absolutely thrilled to release my first sewing pattern of the year, the Flip Flop Wallet! Yes, the entire past 2+ months have been spent prototyping this wallet (I found 19 of them, but I know there are more!), and then choosing and writing all of the options in a way that will flow nicely no matter which ones you choose. There is no jumping around this pattern at all, only skipping steps!
19 prototypes and samples!
But the result was worth it!
Flip Flop of course describes the wallet that flips open and flops closed, and a flap that flops, and sort of the elastic too… but the Flip Flop suggestion made me laugh when Bridget suggested it… Because in Australia it’s perfectly normal to call Flip Flops “thongs” and Bob likes to correct me. Loudly. Even in America, even in a store in the presence of poor little ladies shopping around us. But sorry Bob, you can’t correct me on this one!
I don’t have a ton of workspace right now, so I spent some time prototyping a few smaller projects. I tried a zip around wallet and I am SO close, but I insist that you must be able to make it on a domestic machine, so it needs a bit more work once I can spend some uninterrupted time on it.
My light isn’t the best this time of year at the 45th parallel (although it’s improving!) so I didn’t go crazy on taking pics of the final wallet, because my testers did an amazing job! :)
First is Kay’s wallet, which I am totally in love with!
So now on to finishing prototyping on the two bags that are next, and then I will try to circle back to the elusive zip around wallet. In the mean time, I am handing the Flip Flop Wallet over to you to sew! I can’t wait to see what you make!
LOL about the flip flops vs thongs. In our house it’s flip flops vs jandals. Fabulous pattern. Can’t wait to try it. Loved all the samples! :-)
Welcome back, Erin! I know you haven’t really been gone, but it sounds like we’ll be getting more from you more often, which is a good thing. If I might request, could you please increase the type font size on future blog posts? My eyes are not what they once were. Looking forward to new bags! In the meantime, maybe I’ll finally get around to making Date Night!
For those wanting a larger font, just make your browser text size larger. :-) 125%, 150%, etc.
Can’t wait to make my wallet!
Lovely work. Also, I second the request for a bigger font size.
You can zoom in with your browser settings.
This wallet looks amazing! Can you tell me how many slots there are for bills (paper money)? Would it be difficult to add a divider if I wanted more?