Friday, March 30, 2018

Flip Flop Wallet

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been working on testing another pattern. Testing is over, the pattern has been released for purchase, and now I can show you my version of it. It's called the Flip Flop Wallet, and here is mine.

There are 3 closure options (or no closure), and I chose to make one with the strap that has hidden magnets in it to hold it shut.

There are also options for adding card slots, a clear ID pocket, and/or a zippered key/coin pocket. As you can see, I chose the three card slot option with the zippered pocket.

Every version has a cash pocket.

It folds up very flat, no matter which version you choose.

I made mine with vinyl and Jess's Holding Pattern barkcloth, so that it would match my Sunrise Saddle Bag. (If you recall, I'd made a different wallet to match, too, but I found that it takes up too much of the bag, so this is a better size.)

If you guessed by now that the pattern was written by Erin Erickson of Dog Under My Desk, you guessed right! She really outdid herself with this pattern, because she had so many requests for wallets with various options, and she managed to cover them all. It's a long pattern and looks somewhat intimidating when you first open it (but not as intimidating as it did before we testers got through suggesting improvements here and there, heheh), but it's all organized and indexed, and it's very easy to follow. The hardest part is choosing which fabrics you want to put where!

Check out the pattern description here to read about all the options, etc. If you're interested in purchasing it, it happens to be at a discount price through this Friday, April 6th - yay!

It was so fun to make, and Erin came up with a way that almost seems magical when you turn it out and have a completed wallet! It was so fun, in fact, that I already have another one in the works. I'll show you that one soon, too.


Geneviève said...

So nicely done!

Now that you got to use it a little, how do you like it?

Also, since I should be starting mine soon, what did you think of making it with pleather and barkcloth? Did it make things harder or not too much? I want some of your wisdom! 😜

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Gen! ❤️

Umm... I haven’t used it yet. 😜 I kept it for comparison as I made a second one. I need to transfer stuff from my other wallet soon! But I already like it, just so you know. 😉

Using pleather and barkcloth did make it a little more challenging, as you would expect, mainly in thicker seams and not being able to press the pleather with the iron. You’ve probably done harder things, though. If in doubt, make a fabric one first, just to get the hang of how they go together and then decide if you want to do a thicker one. You’ll want to make more than one, anyway! 😄

annie dee said...

Nice. Looks great!