Introducing the Flip Flop Wallet Sewing Pattern!
I am absolutely thrilled to release my first sewing pattern of the year, the Flip Flop Wallet! Yes, the entire past 2+ months have been spent prototyping this wallet (I found 19 of them, but I know there are more!), and then choosing and writing all of the options in a way that will flow nicely no matter which ones you choose. There is no jumping around this pattern at all, only skipping steps!
19 prototypes and samples!
But the result was worth it!
Flip Flop of course describes the wallet that flips open and flops closed, and a flap that flops, and sort of the elastic too… but the Flip Flop suggestion made me laugh when Bridget suggested it… Because in Australia it’s perfectly normal to call Flip Flops “thongs” and Bob likes to correct me. Loudly. Even in America, even in a store in the presence of poor little ladies shopping around us. But sorry Bob, you can’t correct me on this one!
I don’t have a ton of workspace right now, so I spent some time prototyping a few smaller projects. I tried a zip around wallet and I am SO close, but I insist that you must be able to make it on a domestic machine, so it needs a bit more work once I can spend some uninterrupted time on it.
My light isn’t the best this time of year at the 45th parallel (although it’s improving!) so I didn’t go crazy on taking pics of the final wallet, because my testers did an amazing job! :)
First is Kay’s wallet, which I am totally in love with!
So now on to finishing prototyping on the two bags that are next, and then I will try to circle back to the elusive zip around wallet. In the mean time, I am handing the Flip Flop Wallet over to you to sew! I can’t wait to see what you make!