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The Kristine ID Wallet

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

Kristine ID Wallet SUPPLY LIST

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 used to sell them in my Etsy and Amazon shops.

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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!

Kristine ID Wallet image
Kristine ID Wallet image

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.

Kristine ID Wallet assembly line

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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Fancy Fox Pattern Review

I was fortunate to take a Fancy Fox class with Pattern designer and quilter, Elizabeth Hartman.  Elizabeth Hartman is a quilter, pattern designer, and fan of color from Portland, Oregon.  Elizabeth has been making things her whole life but, when she made her first quilt in 1999, she was hooked and has been making quilts ever since. For Elizabeth, quiltmaking is the perfect combination of creativity and technical challenge, all in the service of making a useful object.

I first noticed Elizabeth on my Instagram Feed.  I fell in love with her Fancy Fox pattern immediately!  During my class, I made 2 small Fancy Fox blocks.  I really didn’t have a plan for what I would do with them, I just wanted the experience of the making (alongside the pattern designer).  Elizabeth helped me with the directional fabric cuts and placement for the blue fox.  The aqua fox was a little easier because of the versatile print.

I kept hold of the blocks for a few months, with the intention of making more!  Isn’t that always the intention?  Well, the end of the school year was upon me and I was in need of a Teacher gift for my son’s 4th Grade Teacher.  I used Elizabeth’s Perfect Quilted Tote’s pattern and incorporated these blocks on each side.

I used essex linen for the top and base fabrics.  The rest of the fabrics were various scraps from my scrap bin and of course the blue Fancy Fox on the below image.

Fancy Fox Quilt block incorporated into a tote bag side panel

This next panel, I used the aqua Fancy Fox and some more of the fabric scraps from my scrap stash!  I knew there was a reason I keep all those little bits of fabric.  They really came in handy for this tote!

Once I had the side panels together and quilted down, the rest of the tote went together really quick!  Needless to say the Teacher LOVED it!  I wanted to keep it for myself, but lucky for me – I can make another one!

Here are a couple pictures of the finished tote.  It was fully lined and complete with an inside pocket and magnetic closure.
Completed Fancy Fox Tote bag

Fancy Fox

From Quilt Blocks to Tote Bag!

Pinterest Pin for Fancy Fox Tote Bag

Fancy Fox Tote Bag (Front and Back)

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Click –> Quilt block Pattern

CLICK –> Perfect quilted tote pattern

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