Canvas Double Zip Wallet

Monday, June 13, 2022


Happy Monday! Today I have a finished project to share, a wallet!


My Mom requested a new travel wallet for her birthday and I knew exactly which pattern I would use. The Double Zip Wallet from my friend Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style*. I made myself one of these wallets to take on our honeymoon seven years ago (see it here: Sandra Saddle Bag + Double Zip Wallet ). It has held up really well and I remembered it came together really fast!


One of my favorite things about this wallet design is that it has room for flat cash and also zippered pockets that can be used for change, coupons, or extra cards. I used canvas and cotton-linen fabrics for the entire wallet, with no interfacing. It's the perfect weight in my opinion! For the inside of the wallet I used one of my favorite prints from Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander*. I've used it in so many different projects.


For the exterior of the wallet I used a cotton linen print from my stash that I think Anna might have given to me. Or perhaps it came from the free table at a retreat? It has no selvedge info, so I don't know anything about it! It's been in my stash for a while now though, so it felt good to use it. Instead of a magnetic snap for the closure, I used a metal snap instead. I didn't have any magnetic snaps on hand.


For the zippers I used my favorite metal donut pull zippers* from Zip-it. I believe this color is vanilla.


I kept things really basic for the pocket linings and used utility canvas. This gave the wallet good structure and I was even able to use up some scrap pieces which was very satisfying!


I think the finished wallet turned out really cute. Honestly it makes me want to make another for myself, just for fun. My Mom likes it too, so that's good! She's coming to visit soon, so she'll be able to give it a proper test drive.

Pattern: Double Zip Wallet from Handmade Style by Anna Graham*
Fabrics: Euclid* by Carolyn Friedlander
Notions: Metal zippers*, antique brass snaps

Happy Sewing!

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1 comment :

Deb Cox said...

Your Momma will be proud to receive and use this from you Jeni. It is gorgeous.