Recently I released a free pattern, the Lucky Penny Wallet. This pattern is a quick and easy project for all skill levels of sewing. It has been designed for sewing with cork fabric, vinyl, or kraft-tex. It only takes a small amount of fabric, so it’s a wonderful pattern for anyone who is sewing with one of these materials for the first time, or for using up scraps!
Over the past few weeks, it’s been really inspiring to see members of my Facebook Group share the Lucky Penny Wallets they've made! Some members have customized their wallets with embroidery, applique, additional pockets, zippers, lining, decorative stitches, and even combined different colors and textures of material.
Their creativity has inspired this blog post! There have been many questions on how to add a zipper pocket and a lined slip pocket in the Lucky Penny Wallet. So, I've asked one of my talented pattern testers to write a tutorial for you! Without further ado, I'd like to welcome my first guest blogger, and pattern tester, Laura Middleton!
Lucky Penny Wallet Hack by Laura MiddletonPlease follow all of Sallie Tomato's instructions, but do not topstitch the rectangles on the Inner Panel until you follow these instructions. To add the Fabric Slip Pocket and a Fabric Zipper Pocket you will need the following.
- #3 zipper 7-1/2"
- 2 pieces of coordinating fabrics 7-1/4" wide x 8-1/2" long
- 2 pieces of Pellon SF101
- Double Sided Basting Tape
First press your SF101 onto the wrong side of your coordinating fabrics.
Take your short edge and press 1/4" to the wrong side.
Zipper PocketTake your piece of fabric and press one short edge 1/4" down. Sew the piece fold down onto the bottom of your zipper.