Curious to know what I did with all these little 1/2" hexagons?
I made them into this ...
This wallet has a zipper on the outside that opens up to two pockets.
A cell phone will even fit in there! I have one of those big Samsung Galaxy phones and it fits perfectly. A smaller iPhone will have lots of room. It's great for when you're out and about but don't want to carry a purse.
Inside has a credit card holder and 3 more pockets.
It closes with a magnetic clasp that gets tucked inside.
I made the first version of this wallet about 8 years ago with Moda's original Paris Flea Market ... 3/4" finished squares on one side and 1/2" finished diagonal stripes on the other.
I used this wallet for years, but I wasn't totally happy with the design ... the top slot got loose and my credit card kept falling out. Not good!
So I redesigned it and now my cards stay put.
I made this version a few years ago to match this bag I made for Quilt Market.
I've used it every day since and I love it.
Last month when I was teaching a class for this pattern, one of my students noticed my wallet and asked if I would write a pattern for it too. Thanks for asking, Eleanor!
For this latest version, I prettied up the inside with a little lace, applique and embroidery ... all optional, of course.
And just in case you aren't all that keen to hand-piece 104 little hexagons but you'd still like to make yourself a new wallet, the covers can be made however you like.
You can even use just one or two pieces of fabric!
This pattern is now available in my shop here.
By the way, did you know all PDF versions of my patterns are in full colour?
As you can see, I include lots of photos and very detailed instructions in my patterns. Most people are visual learners and sometimes one picture really is worth a thousand words!
Happy 4th to all my American friends!