Skinny laMinx Minimalist Wallet

So I felt like making a new Minimalist Wallet (a Skinny laMinx Minimalist Wallet to be precise) the other day and I decided to not overthink it and just get started. I had pulled out a scrap of this beautiful Skinny laMinx fabric that I had gotten years ago and got to work. It’s fun to mix things up, so I took some queues from some fellow makers and swapped some of the fabric cuts around. It’s such a fun way to take your own spin on a pattern and change things up. It’s simple, too! So I cut the Main Panels from a different fabric than the Front Pocket for a fun contrast and I really like it.

This is such a fun project to make using scraps or even super special cuts of fabric that you have stashed away. It requires so little, but you end up with something so useful. I seriously have had my wallet since before I released the pattern and it’s still chugging along. A little worse for wear at the corners, but after a few years of daily use I’d say that’s pretty good!

I think I will probably make the mini size using these same fabrics for myself (I really love it’s compact size) and this wallet will probably go in the gift pile! I do love how this one can fit my iphone even, so I might have to think about it a bit. ha! Either way this has me digging through my ‘special fabrics’ bin and finding new combinations. I forgot how quick this wallet is to sew, so this might the start of a little wallet making binge.

Fabrics: scrap of Skinny laMinx mid-weight fabric, this lovely rustic denim, and some Algea print from my Driftless fabric collection for the zippered pocket part!
Pattern: Minimalist Wallet (regular size) you can buy the PDF in my shop or it’s available in paper format as part of my Everyday Essentials booklet
Supplies (7″ zipper, zipper pulls, leather snap tab, and snaps/setter) all available in my shop.

p.s. here’s the last Skinny laMinx project I made

7 thoughts on “Skinny laMinx Minimalist Wallet

  1. Becky Pellerin says:

    I love my minimalist wallet. I’ve been using it every day since making it last year in a class. It’s one of a kind!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Oh I love that Becky! 🙂

  2. DJ says:

    It makes me so happy when one of your makes shows up!! I just purchased a bundle of your Driftless fabric and it is gorgeous. Will definitely be making one of these.

  3. Jeni says:

    So cute, that fabric is too good! I really should make myself one this size. I’ve been using a smaller wallet/purse this year and this would probably suit my current needs perfectly!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Jeni! Downsizing, eh? hahaha. 🙂

  4. Toni says:

    Would this work using waxed canvas?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Toni,
      I haven’t tried it myself, but I have seen a few makers using it. I would suggest a lighter weight waxed canvas or a dry oilskin though.

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