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.
You need: –
- firm fabric
- matching colour thread
- matching colour zipper
- sewing scissors
- 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 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.
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.
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.
Snip the 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.
And that’s it, 1 x DIY waist wallet done. Now all that is required is a holiday to wear it.
Have a great green week.