Greenbacks Wallet Trio

Sew Sweetness Greenbacks Wallet Trio Sewing Pattern
Sew Sweetness Greenbacks Wallet Trio sewing pattern

 

I have been really looking forward to introducing you to this wallet pattern! Meet the Greenbacks Wallet Trio! This pattern is available right now via instant download or as a paper pattern in my pattern shop! There are 3 separate wallet instructions within the same pattern. At 3 different skill levels, you will get to build on different techniques, or choose your favorite wallet and start with that!

I made these wallets using ‘Acacia’, a fabric line by Tula Pink that is coming out later this year. As with any Tula Pink fabric, the colors are so rich and saturated, and of course features Tula’s signature artwork (yes, I know it’s fabric, but I consider each piece a work of art!). The raccoon print was just perfect for fussy-cutting on the small area of the wallets!

 Wallet #1 – Confident beginner
Wallet #1 features 4 credit card slots on the front, and a back zippered enclosure, which is great for holding your cash and credit cards. Grab and go convenience!

Finished Size:    4” x 5”
 
Supplies
fat quarter of exterior fabric (or make it scrappy with 8 pieces, each at least 6” x 6”)
6” x 8” piece of lining fabric
1/4 yard of Pellon® SF-101 Shape Flex® fusible woven interfacing (or lightweight fusible interfacing)
1/4 yard of Pellon #987F Fusible Fleece

6” zipper


Wallet #2 –
Intermediate

Wallet #2 is a great carry-all wallet with a wrist strap and front closure. If you flip the wallet over to the back, there is a handy pocket secured in place with a snap that will fit many cell phone sizes. Open the wallet up, and inside is a divider space with room for credit cards on one half, and cash and receipts on the other half.
Finished Size:    5” x 7”
Supplies
1/4 yard of exterior fabric
1/4 yard of lining fabric
1 yard of Pellon® SF-101 Shape Flex® fusible woven interfacing (or lightweight fusible interfacing)
17” x 12” piece of By Annie’s Soft and Stable™, available at local quilt shops or on-line
(Soft and Stable is a 1/8” thick, foam sew-in interfacing; one of my testers also recommends automotive headliner fabric in place of the Soft and Stable; you can also substitute a needled fleece fusible interfacing for the Soft and Stable, such as Pellon #TP971F Thermolam Plus fusible interfacing)
1/2” metal d-ring
1-1/2” long metal swivel clip
Two 3/4” squares of hook and loop closure (Velcro) ORtwo sets of snap fastener

Optional: Pellon Peltex #70 extra-heavy sew-in interfacing, 11” x 8” piece; I like my wallets to be extra-sturdy. If you’d like a softer wallet, feel free to omit the Peltex.




Wallet #3 – Advanced

Wallet #3 has a zip closure, and bias binding on the outer edges of the wallet. The showcase of this wallet is the accordion divider on the inside, which has a zippered pouch divider, and credit card and cash slots on each end. The wallet does not open flat, which will safely keep all your valuables contained inside. Hand sewing is involved to attach the binding to the edge of the wallet (I sewed my entire binding, front and back, by hand, although some areas are possible to sew on your machine). Very functional, and just as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside!
Finished Size:    8” x 4-1/2”
 
Supplies
fat quarter of exterior fabric
fat quarter of lining fabric
fat quarter of fabric for the accordion divider
fat quarter of fabric for the divider pockets
6 scraps of coordinating fabric, each at least 6” x 10”
1 yard of Pellon® SF-101 Shape Flex® fusible woven interfacing (or lightweight fusible interfacing)
18” x 10” piece of By Annie’s Soft and Stable™, available at local quilt shops or on-line
(Soft and Stable is a 1/8” thick, foam sew-in interfacing; one of my testers also recommends automotive headliner fabric in place of the Soft and Stable; you can also substitute a needled fleece fusible interfacing for the Soft and Stable, such as Pellon #TP971F Thermolam Plus fusible interfacing)
Optional: 1/4 yard of Pellon #70 Peltex sew-in extra heavy interfacing for added wallet stiffness
7” zipper
18” zipper

1 yard of double fold bias tape

 I really hope you like these wallets as much as I do! I can’t decide which one to use first!

 

Thank you once again to my testers! They put up with me in a big way this time, and I appreciate all their hard work! They have some pretty pretty wallets to show you!

Maria of Mia Creates made this beautiful polka dot version of Wallet #2. Maria said she used batting on the exterior of the wallet and fusible interfacing on the lining pieces. It’s fantastic, and Maria already has requests from her friends to make more wallets. Woohoo! Read more about her wallet on her blog!

Anna from Charmed Liebling actually made both Wallet #2 and Wallet #3. Anna has a shop where she sells her handmade bags and accessories, and her work is super-professional! Anna used Decovil in her wallets, and while it is not readily available in the US, she says it is very lovely in a wallet! You can ready more about her tips on Decovil here. But back to her finished wallets, she used some gorgeous combinations and turned in professional work as always! That’s her cat, Oscar, eyeing the birds on her wallet, lol.

Jenn made this sparkly Wallet #2 and it looks fabulous with all the greens and reds! Jenn said that she has an iPhone4S and it fits great in that back pocket (as you can see!). Awesome job Jenn!!

Samantha from At Home with Mrs. H made Wallet #3 with Cath Kidston fabric. So soft and pretty! Samantha is a super-talented bag sewing pattern writer as well..you can check out the patterns in her shop! Read the full review of her experience making the wallet here.

Leah of L3Designs made Wallet #1, and decided to make her wallet scrappy. Great work Leah, and love the red zip!

 

Jenny of Sincerely Jen wins the award for being the most fabulous tester this time around…she made ALL THREE wallets! And they all look as gorgeous and polished as they could possibly be! I bow down to you Jenny!!!

Liana made this gorgeous green and purple floral version of Wallet #2. I think it’s freaking fantastic, and she said that her iPhone fit inside the back pocket perfect! Lovely work Liana!

Maire made Wallet #2 in a brilliant green and brown print! Besides the wallet being utterly fantastic, she appropriately staged her photoshoot so that her background matched her wallet! Love this!
 

Mhairi made Wallet #3! She made hers in a purple fairy print. I’m especially ecstatic with the fairy wallet because I know how hard Mhairi worked on that one! Super gorgeous!!

Michelle made Wallet #3 in a beautiful red and navy plaid. I love that the inside of the wallet looks so coordinated with all of the different fabrics!

DeeAnn made this pretty pink Wallet #2. She got creative and put a pen holder in the middle of her wallet lining, as you can see here! Love it and DeeAnn always has such wonderfully finished bags/wallets! 🙂

Susan of SB Stitching made Wallet #3. She used great cat novelty fabrics for her exterior and lining, and I love the hint of green polka dot on the divider pocket and the sides of the accordion divider as well! Susan used 1/2″ bias tape on the edges of her wallet and reported that that worked out great!

Lisa of Six Munchkin Stitching made Wallet #3 in Anna Maria Horner fabrics. I love that she chose such bright lining fabrics, they compliment perfectly with the bright colors on the butterfly’s wings! Wonderful job Lisa!!

Mhairi made Wallet #1 (more photos of the second wallet that she completed on the way!). Love the scrappy look of her wallet, and the bright purple zip on the back!

Donna made both Wallet #2 and Wallet #3! What a trooper! I like both of the fabrics she has chosen for the main fabrics, they are totally unique! Way to go Donna!

Mona made Wallet #2 in gorgeous Joel Dewberry fabrics. Her wallet looked so polished, and I especially loved the look of the inside, the dividers looked so exact! Wonderful work Mona!

Ellie made Wallet #1, and she use a brightly colored fabric paired with a coordinating zip. I love the fussy cutting on the credit card dividers!

Cindy of Raspberry Sunshine made Wallet #2, and she used some awesome Heather Bailey fabric. Cindy used automotive headliner fabric for her wallet, and quilted it to her fabric. The quilting makes it look so lovely! Beautiful work Cindy!

Cyndi from The Nosy Pepper made Wallet #3 in some eye-catching brights! She did a fantastic job and look how gorgeous her accordion divider looks on the inside! Woohoo!!

Annette made Wallet #2 with this brightly colored fabric. Great colors and an eye-catching wallet! Beautiful job Annette!!

Bernie made Wallet #2, and she reported that her iPhone fit perfectly (as you can see!). Great placement on the pocket, and she used a magnetic snap which I think looks terrific! Beautiful wallet Bernie!!

Thank you again so much to the pattern testers!! Hooray! If you liked what you saw, please visit my shop and pick up the Greenbacks Wallet Trio today!

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