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Dia de los Wallet

Added Feb 24, 2011

by dixiediy

Austin, Texas, U...






This is a wallet I made with a self drafted pattern using some cute Alexander Henry Dia de los Muertos themed skull fabric (hence the name). You really can’t tell what the fabric is unless you open the wallet up and look at the back but the pattern is so pretty even just as an abstract design so I still like it.

It has 3 card holder pockets, two money pockets, a zipped coin pocket on the back and a button closure. I trimmed it with some red mini pom pom ribbon (is that what you would call that stuff?) and added a vintage button.

Read the blog post for more pictures and extra notes on how to make the wallet. The pattern download includes instructions but no photos.

Also blogged here

Material Notes

cotton fabric, interfacing, zipper, button, trim



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Garment Type
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Leather/Fur, Velvet, Wool

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.15 PMby squarebob

    pattern fab my sewing skills not so much.. im gonna blame it on my impatience and the tension snapping the thread every 2 mins. cant wait for round 2 denim and an emerald crepe back satin me thinks x

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    Sep 27, 2011, 02.29 PMby msbitchen

    Made this yesterday, took a few hours, but I’m so happy wi how it turned out. Almost instant gratification. Lol. I plan to make more for holiday presents. I like you blog page too. Honest and funny.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 04.29 PMby suribabe

    Your wallet looks fab. I’m due a new wallet. I’m going to give it a go. thanx for the pattern

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.54 PMby alia91

    Hey, the wallet looks amazing, I’ve been trying to download the pattern but I’m new to the site and I can’t download it.. can anyone help please!

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      Apr 28, 2011, 04.19 PMby dixiediy

      Hey, you can click on the Get It Now button under Patterns for this project on the right sidebar.

      Or if that doesn’t work you can put this link in your address bar in your browser: http://dixiedavis.net/patterns/wallet-pattern.pdf

      hope that helps!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 09.28 PMby buttoneyed

    when my wallet dies, this is happening! love it!!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 11.18 AMby yolandac8

    Great wallet and pattern! thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.48 PMby christina031106

    Cute! Looks very practical and adorable.

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    Mar 5, 2011, 03.01 AMby caramia-made

    Love it!!! I am totally going to make one :)

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    Mar 1, 2011, 04.10 PMby Jenny Rowe

    this is so nice, I love it! The fabric is awesome! It looks so professional too… you should make more and sell them!

    I made a wallet recently but it didnt turn out very well because my sewing machine couldn’t sew through the four layers of the fabric I used plus the interfacing but I’m going to have a go at this one and see how it turns out! Thanks so much for sharing :D

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      Mar 1, 2011, 04.51 PMby dixiediy

      thank you! maybe you should have a test run at it. try the same amount of layers of fabric and interfacing with different needle sizes and tension on your machine. I’ve had problems before where my needle just couldn’t do it and everything would get jammed. So frustrating!

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    Feb 25, 2011, 08.18 PMby kristasmom831

    Can’t wait for the pattern! I have been wanting to make a wallet for some time now, but haven’t really seen one that I truly loved. this is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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    Feb 24, 2011, 09.19 PMby shkoober

    the wallet looks great, can’t wait for the pattern! GREAT fabric!

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    Feb 24, 2011, 08.30 PMby florentinalola

    The wallet looks like it took alot of hard work!

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