Again, I was given the wonderful opportunity to test an awesome pattern.
This is the front of the All-Purpose Wallet from Charmed Liebling. I decided to play with my ruffle foot and add ruffles to the front of the wallet.
Instead of using the phone pocket closure rectangle (in the pattern), I made and added a flower over the top of the elastic cord. I also used an eyelet border along the side of the card slots instead of ribbon. After attaching the card slot pieces per the instructions, I zig zag stitched down each side of the card slots a few times. Then I added the eyelet border. Oh! One other slight change I made. On the card slots I added 3/8" to the length so that I could fold to the wrong side two times to enclose the raw edge.
This wallet includes lots of what I look for in a wallet: zippered coin pocket, card slots, bill slot AND a place for my cell phone. LOVE IT! My phone will fit in the pocket but only if I take it out of the protective case. Next time I might try to add darts to the bottom of the phone pocket or add a little gusset around the side and bottom so my phone will fit. **UPDATE: When the pattern was released Anna from Charmed Liebling addressed the cell phone pocket.**
The pattern includes a pattern piece for the main front and back. The instructions are easy to understand and include lots of helpful pictures. This is a new favorite pattern of mine. I'm sure I'll have to make more.
To make this wallet I used all scraps. The main front/back pieces and the zippered pocket lining are cut from muslin. The chevron and French print used for the pockets and slots are scraps. For the main front/back and phone pocket interfacing pieces, I used Pellon Decor Bond 809 on all pieces. For all other interfacing pieces, I used a very lightweight fusible interfacing scrap.