I think you'll all love this pattern. The original Super Simple Wallet has always been popular, but what if you have more cards? Need more space? Want to carry all your bills, coins, cards, and receipts in the one wallet? Then the ULTIMATE Wallet sewing pattern is for you. You can even fit in your cell phone.
- Enough space for 28 cards, even more, if you double them up
- Large coin purse with zipper
- Full-width space for notes and bills
- Space for receipts and papers behind the card slots
- Slide a phone inside too? Or your shopping list, notepad, and pen?
- Full written and photo tutorial AND a video tutorial too
- Finished size – approx. 6.75 inches, by 4.75 inches by 1 inch.
Rating – This pattern has been rated by the pattern testing team as Intermediate.
See the wallet in action (watch to the end for out-takes!)
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And of course, there is a full step by step photo and written tutorial as well.
Pattern tester versions
Becky – Very cute. Not too hard but takes some patience. I can get frustrated with patterns easily but this was pretty easy to follow. And it's really cute!
Theresa of the DIY Page – I really like how the wallet looks. I love the interior pockets. I made #1 with the regular cash pocket. On #2, I made the cash pocket the same depth as the wallet and my cell fits nicely there. Even if the wallet was slimmer, my cell would fit fine. I may add a snap at the top so it doesn't slip out. Theresa's tip – I made a template out of cardboard instead of using an old credit card. Since the template was longer than the slot, it really made folding go faster. I marked a half inch down from the top so I didn't need to measure that part again. I still found it useful to line my slots against the first one.
Robin at The Pattern Tester – I like all the features (card slots, cash pocket, coin purse, etc.) to have everything in one place. I don't carry much around with me, other than some loyalty cards, a debit card, cash, a few coins, iPhone, keys, and glasses, so something like this is perfect for me. I don't care for all the card slot pleats. I had to actually pull out some old cards to fill it up. Could easily eliminate them from the change purse pieces though if you didn't want so many. I like that the wallet can easily be customised to ones liking. This wallet will look great with all the pretty fabrics available, and I'm sure it will be a big hit!
Linda – I love all the spaces for cards. Also liked the size of the wallet as it is not too big to fit in a purse but can also by carried as a clutch to run a fast errand. However I would like to add a second zipper pouch so my cell phone is more secure. Thank you for a great pattern. Can make a nice gift. Everybody always need a nice wallet. Can we have a man version??
Louise – How did you ever figure this out!! I like it. It went together much easier than I thought. I liked that extra was added in areas so that if things didn't lay right you had wiggle room. The card slots were a little too wide for me – I think for my next version I'll go back and stitch down the card pockets on the sides so pockets are a little slimmer.
Thanks as always to the lovely ladies in the testing team who tried their hands at this pattern. If this one is too big for you, too many card slots, then take a look at the earlier pattern for the Super Simple Wallet instead.
I purchased this about 1½ yrs ago and have since lost the pattern and instructions. How can I get it back with out having to pay for it again or is it a lost cause
Not at all, Please send me the email you use to pay for the pattern, and I will send you the link. The transaction can be traced using the email.
Love the idea of this wallet. One question though. I really would like RFID protection for credit cards but really don’t know how to – or if even possible to somehow add this protection in a pattern. Anyone have any suggestions?
HI, this is not the right pattern for such a fabric, you need a wrap-around zipper-type pattern to create a faraday type cage.
Hello. I have used RFID material in open wallets / card carrying cases similar to the card pockets layout. This is a lovely pattern and I hope to make one for a friend’s bday and will use the RFID material between the exterior and lining, closest to the outside fabric; I’ll also use the RFID matl behind the card slots, cutting a strip for each card pocket. Know this sounds tedious but well worth the effort. Hope this helps.
I’ve used / tested RFID material inside gift wallets (the Dainty Wallet by Yoan-free pattern and great, quick, easy gift to make/give); included increasing the width of the flap closure and adding RFID inside the flap, and it worked fine as I hoped. If you cut strips of RFID and sandwich those between each fold of the card slot, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work as well… maybe take a scrap of fabric like the card slot, slip a piece of RFID between f/b of card slot, and test it yourself… good luck. I’m going to purchase this pattern and get busy making for several friends.
Good luck and maybe post how your project turns out.
I’ve watched your tutorial for making this wallet in the past and am thrilled to get a chance to buy your pattern at 50% off. I’m really looking forward to making one for myself 🙂
The link to the free pattern does not work and I cannot find it through Bluprint’s search engine.
I want this pattern so bad but your site will not accept my card. It says it is invalid. I use the card all time at other sites with no problems. I want to support you with coffee money but do I have to buy the pattern instead
I desperately want to buy this pattern. But somehow I’m facing problems at bluprint site. Not able to purchase. Some problem with browser. Is there a way I can purchase from your site.
You can purchase this pattern on our Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrintOrPlain?ref=shop_sugg
I’ve just completed this wallet! I think that it’s cute but for myself I’d totally reconfigure it. I don’t feel the slots for cards feels safe. I actually stitched along the card slots to make them smaller so my cards would fit more snug.
I hate to give negative feedback but the directions are very lacking. I can’t believe how many times I read the pattern and watched the video and I’m a very experienced sewer.
trying to get to the tutorial, for the wallet i bought. I have already downloaded it
Hi Wanda, the link is in the pattern on page 3. I’ll post it below for a short time.
Hi! I am wondering about the magnetic snaps – I used some on a bag pocket once that held my cards and it demagnetized the magnetic strip on the back of the cards – has anyone mentioned if they have had that happen?
As far as I know, this does not happen anymore.
Could I use Kraft tex for the card slots? Would that help reduce some of the bulk?
Yes I think you can, but you will have to adjust the pattern.
I signed up and paid for everything, but where the heck is the tutorial, please?
Once you download the pattern the instructions contain the link to the video. enjoy!
I ant find the video tutorial
This wallet design is BRILLIANT! Thank you for making it and making it available.
What do you do if you can’t print it on your compute R
You can download and open the PDF to read and follow the instructions on your computer. Or, you save it to a thumb drive and take it to the public library or a printing shop to get printed.
Sorry…didn’t intend to flag this comment. I was scrolling thru and a box of info came up – and tried to cancel but recd message saying it was already flagged. Was not intentional – an accident.
I got this pattern quite awhile ago and finally took the plunge. I m calling it my practice one, because I wish I would have made the corners a little sharper. It is still very useful and it is in my purse now! Love the video tutorial.
I love the look of this, but it’s slightly larger than I was after – I have lots of cards, but no where near that many! and I find it much more useful if a wallet fits in my coat pocket. Do you think it would be easy enough to adjust the pattern after I’ve purchased it to knock an inch or too of the 6.75 inches? Thanks very much and Oliver really made me smile!
Yes of course you can change the dimensions, however make sure you are consistent with all the pieces.
Hi I downloaded the step by step pictures from crafty, but I can’t find the tutorial video, the youtube site that is listed doesn’t work. please help.
I wanted to thank you for the free Ultimate Wallet patter. I have already bought it but I shared it on my group. Your patterns are great.
Would love to get this pattern, but I’m having problems getting it. Any suggestions? TIA
Hi Deby, the link in the yellow box towards the bottom of this page should take you directly to the download in our Craftsy account. Let me know if that works!
thank you for all of these free patterns …coming in handy for Christmas presents since i am tight on money for i am retired …again thank you so much …these are just great …great idea…
How do I save the instructions?
Hi Sandra, you can just download them from Craftsy as a PDF and save. Enjoy!
Depending on your computer, etc., it may take a minute for you to have all 18 pages downloaded.
Thanks so much! Looking forward to sewing it 🙂
Thank you for this pattern!
I liked the idea but was disappointed with the pattern. It was lacking of precision with the measurements. For instance the final size of purse was never given and mine finished too big and I was left with 1/4 inch to saw. I found it used a lot of fabric.
I would love to purchase this pattern, but I cannot seem to link to the craftsy page. Is there another way to purchase this pattern? Thank you, Sam
I have checked the link and it is working could you please try again.
I had a problem too. But I left the Craftsy site and when I went back in it worked. Best wishes.
Hi! Thanks for the great pattern. The video tutorial was really helpful too. Wish I could post a photo of mine on here, I was dead proud of it! I did melt my zoo membership card to the iron though, oops! Do you have any good patterns for nappy bags? Is that even what they are called? A bag to hold all that new baby paraphernalia? Will be needing one soon! Thanks!
Hi Lucy. Did you know that we have a chat group on Facebook where you can show off your photos of any completed projects as well as ask questions? Come and join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/soseweasychat?_rdr=p> For the diaper bags, yes there is a round up of some of my favorite patterns here – https://so-sew-easy.com/best-free-diaper-bag-patterns/
I have the same green fabric!
I purchased the Ultimate Wallet pattern and printed it off. I have made bags, quilts and alot of other different things but I’ve never made a wallet before, so I was happy to have the pattern and a video tutorial. Unfortunately, I can’t find the video tutorial. I have used the link printed on the pattern and it said page not found. The only video I found was the one on youtube.com of the 3:01 minute finished product. Can you help me with the correct video tutorial link? Thank you!
Thank you so much for all your wonderful patterns and tutorials. Please ignore the above question. My loving husband found it for me. For anyone else that may have come across this issue. When you are sent the pattern after purchase, in the pattern is the link, my computer had it highlighted and all I had to do was click on it, lol. Sometimes my brain has so much going on nothing makes sense. Happy sewing!
I love this wallet and purchased the pattern and a boxy bag at the same time. I downloaded and printed the boxy bag, but had to buy more ink before I could do the same with the wallet…now I don’t know how to get to the right place to print off the wallet pattern. help. Plz
You can either use the link in the pattern receipt that you got from Craftsy originally, or if you don’t have that the patterns are all saved for you by Craftsy in your pattern library. When you go to your Craftsy home page, click on the left hand menu where it says Patterns, and all the patterns you have ever saved are there ready for you to download when you are ready to sew. Hope that helps.
Love this wallet going to buy the pattern hopefully Friday. I also have a three leg cat named Oliver. funny.
I just watched the information video and fell in love with this wallet, I’m getting this and for the first time get serious about putting in a zipper. I’ve always been afraid of them but now have a good reason to learn how. Thank you for making a pattern with so many card slots. I’ll get the clear plastic for the ID pocket.
Donna, Palmdale, CA. USA.
I love this wallet! Would you mind if I shared your top photo and video on my site. Of course linking back to here?
I would be absolutely delighted – thank you.
I can’t play the tutor I also video indicated after I bought the pattern
Can you try to rephrase that Angela, I’m not sure what you are asking.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA hi Oliver – you’re a cute “outtake”, LOL!! ! I was just on your mom’s “Pattern of the Month” giveaway page and this wallet caught my eye, so I came over for a closer look. I’m glad I did – the wallet is SUPER cool so my fingers are crossed that I’m the lucky winner – I haven’t even looked at the other patterns yet because this one was so cool – off to go do some more investigating!
I just finished making this wallet! It turned out very nice but the only thing I need to comment on is that you didn’t state in the instructions that the interfacing should be the fusible kind. I didn’t have any fusible and had already cut my interfacings with the sew in kind. This made my sewing delayed and more expensive because I had to go back out and buy the fusible interfacing.
Fusible interfacing isn’t essential for this project, you could use the sew-in kind instead, but its certainly more convenient and I think easier to use, so you’ll see me using that in all my projects. But if you prefer the sew in kind, or thats all you have on hand, you can certainly use it instead.
I might have to order this just for that 3 legged cat.
This looks great, but would definitely add an outside pocket with a snap or velcro tab to keep my cell phone. And maybe some small straps so I don’t have to carry anything but this when I go out!
Thanks for all your free patterns.
Great idea. Thank you for sharing
Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
I agree. Thank you!