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new pattern ... just in time for summer!

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!

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Reader Comments (29)

It looks like a lovely pattern! I love all the different versions! Great job!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramber
Wonderful pattern!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJocelan
What a beautiful wallet! You know that I know I need one, too... I'm off to your shop:-)
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
Sadly there's just a 'Coming soon' sign but I can't add it to my cart. I'll try again tomorrow:-)
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
This is gorgeous! I must order from your shop soon!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnita
Oh, goodness, what a lovely pattern this is, and what fantastic, zakka work you do! So glad I found you through the NanaCompany blog... Will add you to my Bloglovin and Feedly. Your work is fantastic!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElnora
Stunning! And what a great gift idea too!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDana
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
Awesome, glad to see you got the pattern together. I can't wait to make one!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCorina
Oh my goodness, how beautiful is that? Waht a wonderful design! I sat here looking for about half an hour! You are one talented gal!!! I have to digest this pattern, just gorgeous as can be. Love the hexies, love it all..We are in the midst of preparations for a big 4th of July cookout tomrrow for the family coming over. I have to look at it again tomorrow.Just a beautiful project!!!!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist
Kristyne, what a beautiful wallet! I am heading to your shop now to purchase....hopefully I can get one done soon!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDana
You rock!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Sanders
what a pretty wallet. Never thought of making one. Now we can have a new wallet for each handbag to match :)

Can you tell me where you got the red and white rose print (hopefully it's still available)? I've been in search of something just like it and am not having any luck.

Thank you.
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteredith
Beautiful! This is definitely a "must do".
I am curious about what you will create using the kind of elongated hexi groups that you show in the first pic on your June 5 Little Hexagon Tutorial!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
How beautiful! I'll be buying this pattern for sure.
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlynda
These are beautiful!!!
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMemma
This is gorgeous and I shall be ordering a pdf very soon
July 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
Really like this wallet! Looks very useful! Thank you for sharing!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!!
July 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Nancy
This looks like a wonderful wallet pattern!
July 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen
LOVE it - can't wait to get it! And I can vouch for your patterns - they are so well written and illustrated with lots of photographs! Easy to understand, etc! Way to go! Thanks for all the great patterns!!! :O)
July 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
Oh my word!! Gorgeousness!! Sorry for all the exclaiming but seriously, it's fabulous darling. My next sewing project - sorted! Beautiful work and thanks so much for the pattern :)

S x
Which thread do you use for your hand piecing? I would like to try my hand at machine piecing the hexes. How small is the smallest you have used for machine piecing? Love the pattern! thanks for sharing your talent!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Rives
I am in LOVE with this project! You know how much I love making hexies, and your fabric choices and embellishments are just beautiful.

I have to ask, before I buy the pattern: I haven't done a zipper since I was in middle school (many years ago!) Are they tough to master in a small project like this?

Love your blog, Kristyne. Thanks for sharing your talent and passion for pretty fabric-y things with us!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPattie
YAY for this!!! You really are the best! Oh, and btw, Hi, I'm Lisa, and I have added you to my favorites on my blog! ;)
1/2" hexagons? YOU WIN!!! I have opted to make the daisy chain sampler first, on denim! BTW enjoying every page of your book!! Great job!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
July 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercatrina
I have bought this awesome pattern, I was just wondering what fabric you used to make yours? I can't wait to get started!
July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJade Valentine
I have been horrible about reading blogs and I missed this. So so cute! Of course everything you make is beyond adorable! Now to catch up on the rest of your news!
July 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam
Beautiful. I love doing EPP and will happily admit to being addicted to it. I have never worked with any this tiny, though they must go together quite quickly.
July 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKay

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