So… my latest pattern release is The Flip Clutch Wallet. A lovely spacious ladies wallet and phone case.
It’s such an easy fun make, and comes together pretty quickly too.
It was also my first foray into cork, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I’ll definitely be using more of it going forward.
It can be made in virtually anything though – quilting cottons, wool, vinyl or leather, and has a wide range of options for endless finishes. It’s such a fun make. Once you have made one, you won’t be able to stop.
It is the perfect accessory for carrying all your essentials: coins, cards and notes. It even has a handy compartment for your phone. A functional and firm wallet with a convenient wrist strap option.
I wanted to design a wallet that was different to any other sewing patterns, obviously we all know and love Emmaline’s Necessary Clutch, it’s probably the best known bag pattern available, so I wanted to make sure my creation was a completely different option.
I first considered what my wallet needed to be for my lifestyle – Obviously I need to carry change, notes and credit cards, but I also often carry more than one currency, as I am often in other parts of Europe. When I grab my wallet to head out to the shops, I don’t always want to carry a handbag, so somewhere to keep my phone safely, without chance of it falling out was a necessity, room for my car keys, and for carrying it, a removable wrist strap
The Flip has a really generous zipped pocket at one side for change and keys, and a phone pocket large enough for an XL phone and maybe a lipstick at the other. The centre panel folds out to reveal 8 credit card slots; each slot being able to hold more than one card. There are also two separate pockets for bank notes behind the credit card slots, which easily fit UK or US/Euro notes – If like me you carry notes in two separate currencies, you can keep them in the two separate note pockets. These are all held securely together with a magnetic clasp.
The generous flap securely fastens with either a magnetic clasp or a twist lock. Pattern pieces are included for both rounded and V-shaped flaps, and I will be issuing new shapes for the flap free here on the blog.
The wrist strap gives you the option to use it as an evening bag.
With a host of alternative options that come free with the pattern for wrist strap application, flap shapes, adding Emmaline Bags Metal Edge Trim and twist lock fastenings.
Bling it up however you like
Did I tell you it also has a lovely bottom!
I must also say thank you to my lovely testers who spotted my daft mistakes and suggested some really worthwhile improvements to the wallet.
Here are a few of my talented tester’s wallets
Thanks for joining me, and watch out for new flap shapes coming soon.
Happy sewing !