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The Kristine ID Wallet

I was looking for ideas and inspirations when I landed on the Kristine ID Wallet pattern which is designed by Michelle Burke of Uniquely Michelle.  While I typically don’t use Michelle’s entire pattern to make these little wallets, this has really turned out to be a practical and popular wallet for several genres!  I was first introduced to this wallet style by following the very popular Vera Bradley designs.  I also noticed that a vast majority of the Middle School and High School students were wearing the Vera Bradley ZipID Case.  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 Craftsy and fell upon Michelle’s pattern.  Let me tell you all about it!

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I used Michelle’s pattern and created a slightly different version of that wallet – my own Design Your Own ID Wallet.  It’s completely handmade.  I used designer cotton fabric for making these wallets and most are made to order.

Design your own ID Wallet

Perfect for anyone!!!

Why am I so mesmerized by the design? Because of its usability and small size.

It lets you carry your essentials wherever you go – from your credit cards and ID to your cash. The clear window can act like 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 made one for my neighbor and she was happy with 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!

Kristine ID Wallet image

Kristine ID Wallet image

You will need a couple pieces of hardware (not including the zipper) to make this wallet.  I buy mine in bulk and have ordered them from Amazon (which is super duper convenient and economical too).  Check the supply list above for the links.  If you are like me, you can make dozens at a time!  These sell fast, so make lots and lots!

Kristine ID Wallet assembly line

Watch my tutorial right here:

Part One:  Making the ID Window


Part Two: Finishing the Wallet

Part Three:  Make your own Lanyard (coming soon)

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I would love to see the ID wallets that you make!  If you are not a maker, let me know if you would like me to make you one!  I love to help with custom orders!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

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35 thoughts on “The Kristine ID Wallet

  1. Tammy Kephart says:

    Hey girl I need to order another one. The teacher I work with loved mine. Looking for a blue floral/polka dot/striped one. Let me know your thoughts!! Thank you!!!

  2. Pat McKinneyS says:

    You were absolutely fabulous on this tutorial. Clear precise nothing left out everything in order you told us exactly what the materials were I just wondered how much you were selling them for. And where do you get your vinyl? Thanks again

  3. Pat McKinney says:

    Absolutely fabulous tutorial! Nice job! You were very clear precise in order and so tidy as you went through this I really appreciate that. How much do you sell your ID wallets for and where do you get your vinyl? I’ll be purchasing the pattern now and I want to look up those half inch swivel rings thanks again Pat McKinney

    • Nicole Moore says:

      Thanks for your kind words! I included links for the needed supplies. I hope those work for you. I get my vinyl at my local quilt shop, but you can always order from Amazon as well. Good luck in your sewing!

    • Nicole says:

      Thank you for your kind words! The machine I am using in this tutorial is a Kenmore. I recieved this from my late Aunt. It is very special to me! ❤️

  4. Shantay says:

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  5. Bonnie says:

    Where do you get your personal tags from? Also do you get prices on zippers? I want to make some of these to raise money for unity outreach homeless shelter in Versailles, KY

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  7. Tanya says:

    Thank you very much for your video. It really helped me to sort out which materials would work where before starting my first one. Really appreciated.

  8. Deanna Dickinson says:

    Where do i get the pattern for the id pattern at or buy it at to make one. I make coin purses all the time and get asked to make id ones I have no idea how yo make that part of it.

  9. Anna H. says:

    Thanks for the video and for the info on this little wallet. I will be making some of these for an upcoming craft show. All the little teenagers use these in our town. I can see these being really popular!

  10. Viola says:

    I would like to order one with a pen holder a bling I’m a medical assitant so this will be great and I also lose my pen so holder will be helpful I know my coworker will want to buy too so it will be great for business

  11. Tricia says:

    I made one and didn’t have the glue or tape for Id part. Bought fabric double sided tape for next. Followed directions and it got needle gummed up and jammed. Package states not to sew it. What do you use for that part of holding the cut flaps in place?

  12. Nicole Moore says:

    Hello Tricia, Thanks for your question! I use the double-sided adhesive tape without any problem. You can get this from Amazon or your local quilt shop. Here is the Amazon link (http://amzn.to/2w5BtRp). Thanks again and let me know if you have more questions!

  13. Ann Gehrein says:

    Hi, I loved your tutorial, can’t wait to see more. I love the Id wallet and I want to make a few. I am not that familiar with how you buy your fabric, I went to the page to see the new patterns and I am confused, are you using just the small what look kind of like quilting pieces? I am a sewer who only bought fabric from a bolt, but I want to be enlightened. Thanks in advance for your help!

  14. Charie says:

    Hi. Thank you for this video tutorial. 😍
    May I ask when you were assembling the exterior and interior of the fabric, what were you showing on the zipper part?

    Thanks.

    • Nicole Moore says:

      Hello! Can you help me understand your question? Which part of the video are you talking about? Can you give me the time stamp, so I can check that part and reply? Thanks!

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