Summer Wallets with Lanyards

Summer Wallets - Noodlehead

So I’m feeling a little crazy lately. Mostly thinking a lot about summer and all the fun activities that my family and I will get to do. We’re busy planning out library trips, canoeing, biking, tubing, and camping. I love thinking about the possibilities almost as much as actually doing them! Plus I think since we got 8″ of snow just a couple days ago that I’m really wanting Spring to hurry up!

Summer Wallets - Noodlehead

Summer Wallets - Noodlehead

My girls both have little wallets they’ve acquired since I’ve been sewing. But I’m always afraid that they’ll end up losing them somewhere – and then we’d be out of ice cream money! So I knew a lanyard on a Zippy Wallet would be so fun and cute and hopefully a little less likely to get lost or misplaced.

Natalie picked out this pretty Leah Duncan print. Emily likes anything blue so I showed her my Rain Walk print and she said ‘perfect’. Natalie and I sewed hers together. There’s a lot more techniques to the Zippy Wallet than the pouch we made for her teacher for Christmas. It took a little more time, I would sew a for a bit and then she would sew. In the end it turned out super cute and we got to learn a few more things along the way (like how not to press fabrics like a crazy person).

Summer Wallets - Noodlehead

Now to load them up with their library cards an a little bit of money! Hope you have a great weekend!

Pattern: Zippy Wallet (with added Lanyard)
Fabrics: Leah Duncan’s Meadow and Rain Walk (by me)

Summer Wallets - Noodlehead


24 thoughts on “Summer Wallets with Lanyards

  1. Davina says:

    Such a nice idea! And they both look really happy (& cute! 😉 )

  2. Rossie says:

    Such lovely girls & a great idea. Signed, an auntie who recently had to deal with a 6-year-old who lost her ice cream money.

  3. Cindy says:

    What a great idea and the little wallets are super adorable!! I can’t believe how big your girls are getting- so pretty! Have a great weekend!:)

  4. Leanne says:

    Great idea! Love their fabric choices…..your girls are getting so grown up. Beautiful girls!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks bunches Leanne! Miss ya!

  5. Regina Roza says:

    Your daughters are such beautiful young ladies Anna….and the wallets are cute too lol

  6. What a great idea!! I always fumble with my IDS and stuff in an airport…this would be a great solution to my problem!! =P

  7. Sari says:

    This would be a good way to carry my ID/car keys when walking around our local park. I’d also prefer using this over carrying my purse at the local farmer’s market.

  8. brianne says:

    how cute are your girlies?! so sweet, esp the last pic. and I agree, cmon Spring!

  9. You have the best models!

  10. treen c says:

    Where did you get the ring/clips? I need to make about 30 these for a church camp I’m putting together for August!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Treen, thanks for your comment. I got these on etsy. I’m pretty sure these ones I purchased from SewingSupplies. 🙂

  11. Carolyn Hawkins says:

    Very cute and useful. Do the lanyards have breakaway clips?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Carolyn. I haven’t yet, but I think I might add a small snap or a bit of velcro at an opening on the back of the neck just in case something should happen.

  12. Leona Richards says:

    What a great ideal

  13. Maureen T says:

    Great idea. I like them a lot. I am wondering if they could be made to hold a cell phone? Like to have my phone when out doing activities, but some clothes don’t have pockets.

  14. Jessica says:

    I already made the zippy wallet (thanks btw), but what is the best way to put the tab on for the lanyard?

  15. Nita says:

    Love the pouch
    Do you sell them ?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      I don’t sell them, sorry!

  16. Bridy Madill says:

    Your tutorial link with the lanyard isn’t working

  17. ILA Pandegirot says:

    Very nice!

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