I had a request to make a "double" zipper wallet - you know - put two of them together and add a wrist strap.
Sounds easy? Actually, after mulling it a couple of days (I didn't have time to try anything until today anyway), I think I came up with a pretty good sample.
First - do you love the zebra stripe?
So I took the finished measurement needed for half (4 tall x 5 wide) and doubled the height (so 8x5), and added my seam allowances.
I cut the front pocket top the same as I always do - 2 1/2 x width (so I cut 2 of them) and then the fun begins on figuring out how big the middle needed to be. I ended up at 13" with a 1/4" seam to make it a loop, but once I got the zippers on it was just a little too big, so next would be 12 3/4" instead. It always depends on how evenly and close I sew the zipper.
On one side, I added the split ring loops at the top placement and so those are what I use to attach the wrist strap with the hook.
I think it needs something on the other side to keep it together - I'll work on that for the next one.
Is this something that you would use? I kind of like it!
I'm all into sewing these days. I make handmade purses and purse accessories (cell phone cases, glasses cases, and wallets for example). I also make home decor items like curtains, valances, pillows and cushions.