If you’re new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here.
It’s the last one! I can hardly believe it! Of course the last one had to be a good one… I realized that I haven’t made a wallet in this series up to this point, so I chose the Necessary Clutch wallet (with the wristlet strap add-on) that I have been seeing everywhere. I thought it might work for carrying around a small amount of EPP, but if not, it would also work for a wallet.
For fabrics, I chose two Rifle paper prints, and Essex yarn-dyed linen in Shale. I found this super cute flip lock on Etsy and I really love it.
Opening the bag you see a lot more of the cream Rifle paper print. It is SO busy, but I love this print so much, so I don’t care!
Instead of doing one zipper compartment and one straight divider, I chose to do two zipper compartments and I omitted the card slots. I also added tabs to the zippers, similar to the Sew Together bag zipper tab modification. It was pretty simple to make those changes.
I had the wallet almost finished, but then I felt like it was too floppy so I wanted to add extra interfacing. That was not so simple because I had to rip nearly the whole wallet apart to do so. Then I added too much (don’t add extra interfacing to the side panels or seam allowances!) and had to rip it all apart again. I also added a piece of foam interfacing to the “window” in the front flap (the cream print area in the photo below) as without it, that area just sagged into the pouch.
Overall, I love this wallet, and apart from the interfacing issues, the pattern is well written and easy to follow. I’m not sure that it will wind up working out for EPP because the compartments are fairly narrow (I can’t fit a spool of thread in there, though bobbins would work). But I will definitely be keeping it, and probably making it again as it is quite lovely!
Zipper pouch specs:
- Size: exactly as written in the pattern.