The Kristine ID Wallet pattern is designed by Michelle Burke of Uniquely Michelle. Michelle’s pattern reminds me of a Vera Bradley design. A vast majority of the Middle School and High School students are wearing the Vera Bradley ZipID Case for their school ID. I have been a big fan of the Vera Bradley patterns and knew that I could probably make something very similar to this design. I was browsing through an online pattern site and fell upon Michelle’s pattern. Michelle and I became friends and she allowed me to write this article and make some videos to show you my version of her pattern. Let’s get started!
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Kristine ID Wallet Material list
- PDF Pattern
- 1/4 yard fusible batting (such as Pellon TP971F Fusible Thermolam Plus)
- 1/3 yard exterior fabric (check out these new prints – Super Cute!!!)
- 1/4 yard fusible woven mid-weight interfacing (such as Pellon Shapeflex 101)
- 1/4 yard lining fabric
- 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ piece of clear vinyl (I would recommend a 12 gauge vinyl)
- 1 – 7″ zipper (I always get my zippers right here)
Kristine ID Wallet SUPPLY LIST
- Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one yet, here are some that I recommend)
- Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 40 wt)
- Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
- The 28mm is the perfect size for this project – I have this one
- Acrylic Ruler
- Cutting Mat
- I love the tiny cutting mat for this project!
- Iron & Ironing Board (I love using my Oliso Mini Iron)
- Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
- Key ring or D-ring
- 2 – 1/2″ swivel snap hooks (optional – one for the wrist strap and one for the lanyard)
- 1 thin magnetic snap, or a size 16 snap, or a 1″ square of Velcro, or a button
- Water-soluble erasable marking pen or chalk pencil
- Fray Check (optional)
- Double-sided tape
I used Michelle’s pattern and created a slightly different version of that wallet. It’s completely handmade. I used designer cotton fabric for making these wallets and they are available in my Etsy and Amazon shops.
Perfect for anyone!!!
This design had great usability and I love the small size! I just love the design!
It lets you carry your essentials wherever you go – from your credit cards and ID to your cash. The clear window can act as a student ID holder. You can add a wrist strap and go hands-free. The long strap of the wallet goes around your neck to keep the wallet exactly where you need it.
This wallet is perfect for an office going woman or even a teenager. Big on practicality and fashion, it will be just the perfect companion for the modern-day woman.
I a Kristine ID Wallet for my neighbor and she loved using it! Her Student Badge went in the clear ID pocket. The little coin purse stored her coins (and her earbuds). It’s very durable and resilient. She prefers to wear it around her neck and not with a wrist strap. It’s a personal choice – which is great!
You will need a couple of pieces of hardware (not including the zipper) to make this wallet. I offer most items and have them available in my online shop. Check the supply list above for the links. If you are like me, you can make dozens at a time! If you have an online shop for handmade goodies, you should know that these are very popular and can sell fast. To learn more about what can sell online, check out my article on How to Sell Handmade.
Watch my tutorials right here:
Part One: Making the ID Window
Part Two: Finishing the Wallet
Part Three: Make your own Lanyard
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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!