DIY Waist Wallet

DIY Waist Wallet

DIY Waist Wallet

This DIY waist wallet actually started out from a pattern in a Burda magazine. It had a semi circle shape. My DIY waist wallet went horribly wrong. See photo below. The zip puckered and the pieces didn’t fit together. So I scrapped it and started again. And you know what? I prefer this one.

Disastrous attempt at a waist wallet

Disastrous attempt at a waist wallet

 

You need: –

  • firm fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • matching colour zipper
  • strapping
  • buckle
  • sewing scissors
  • pins
  • sewing machine

You do: –

This DIY waist wallet can be any size or shape. You may want to try the Burda shape. They have their patterns from back issues of the magazine available on-line. Or you may prefer a smaller waist wallet? I opted for this size to fit a zipper I already had. The only thing you do need is firm fabric. I used a suedette. My pattern pieces are written on the inside of the fabric I used. See below. Remember to make your back piece slightly shorter than the front as you will have a seam where you sew your zipper.

Cut out your pieces of fabric

Cut out your pieces of fabric

Cut out your two pattern pieces. And cut where you will sew your zipper. I always sew a zipper seam with very large stitches so the fabric stays in place. I unpick the stitches after I have sewn the zipper.

Sew zipper seam with large stitches

Sew zipper seam with large stitches

Fold back the zipper seam and hand sew the zipper in place before machine sewing it. Pin the strap to the inside of your waist wallet and check to see you are happy with the placing.

Hand sew zip in place and pin strap in place

Hand sew zip in place and pin strap in place

Sew strap in place.

Sew strap in place

Sew strap in place

Pin the two pieces together – right sides facing. Make sure to leave the zip is open so you can feed the right side through after sewing. Also make sure your strap won’t get caught up when sewing all round the edge of the waist wallet. And then sew the two pieces together.

Sew all around the edges

Sew all around the edges

Snip the corners

Snip corners

Snip corners

Fit your bag and trim or adjust your straps to fit the buckle. Hem if needed or neaten. I used a flame to melt the ends of my strap so it wouldn’t unravel. Then stitched the ends.

Neaten straps

Neaten straps

And that’s it, 1 x DIY waist wallet done. Now all that is required is a holiday to wear it.

DIY Waist Wallet

DIY Waist Wallet

Have a great green week.

Greenie.

 

 

 

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