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.