Zippy Wallets in Driftless

Oh hey! So my daughter convinced me to sew up some Zippy Wallets with lanyards for her and her best friend. It was her friend’s 14th birthday and of course it fell within Stay at Home orders, so anything to cheer her up! I love how they turned out. The last time I made these for my kids was quite a few years ago and they have gotten used a lot since then!

I asked Natalie to pick out what fabric she wanted and to my surprise she picked some of my Algea print from my Driftless collection. I thought that was so sweet. We agreed that the gray trim and lanyard looked nice and would wear well, too (practical Mom stepped in, ha!). She helped press the fabrics and fuse the interfacing. I got to sew them up and honestly I could/should have let her make them. But I think I needed the relief of a small project to complete, so I jumped right in.

So if you’re looking for a small project to sew I have a ton of free tutorials. I know that during this time things are strained for many of us, so I highly encourage you to jump back through my archives and check out all the FREE! patterns/tutorials that I have done over the years. These are the Zippy Wallets and here’s the full list of bag/pouch tutorials (give the page a second or two extra to load, there’s a lot in there!).

Pattern: Zippy Wallet (with added lanyard)
Fabric: Algea (Mango and Aqua)from my Driftless fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Essex Yarn Dyed in Graphite for the accents
The lanyard hardware was purchased from Ning Bags.

Waxed cord for zipper pull in my shop here.

I’m currently out of the snap starter sets in my shop (my supplier isn’t shipping at this time), but I really think that these wallets are great to use with The Snap Setter tool (size 16) with size 24 adapter. I own a couple of these (I’ve had them for years!) and love that they carry a wide variety of colors and metals. I think they’re user-friendly, too.

11 thoughts on “Zippy Wallets in Driftless

  1. Kathy says:

    So cute!! Love the size!!

  2. Lodi says:

    Thanks for the freebies and inspiration!

  3. Paula Valentino says:

    Love them!

  4. I LOVE them . I Do not sew. Would you sell me a few? ?How much would you charge?? You can message me at huckmom on ravelry please
    kathy b

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thank you Kathy! I don’t sew things to sell, but maybe you can find a friend who sews that you can do a swap with? It’s a free tutorial, so send them the link! 🙂

  5. Tammy says:

    This is a thoughtful gift to sew during this interesting time in the world. Thanks for being so generous with your free tutorials. Is the Sew Mama Sew blog still available?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      I think the Sew Mama Sew blog has been closed. I’m trying to recover the one tutorial I had posted exclusively there.

      1. Tammy says:

        Sounds great. Thanks.

  6. Laura says:

    Any instructions on how to add the lanyard (length etc)? These are so cute!

  7. Kim G. says:

    I love these! Will make these for Christmas presents, they’re perfectly sized.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks so much Kim! Agreed! They’re such a fun little gift that makes a big impact. 🙂

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