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Adding Zipper Pocket to Nuno Small Wallet

 



I got a few questions about adding an exterior zipper pocket on a wallet after I posted several wallets I made with a zipper pocket on my Instagram. I really like this kind of pocket because you get 2 exterior pockets and looks so cute! And my customers loved them too. 

So, as promised here's a quick tutorial for you all. This is I added a zipper pocket on Nuno Small Wallet. This will work with any wallet, like this mini travel wallet I made last month. 


Nuno Bifold Wallet


Let's get started:

1. Cut 2 pieces of zipper pocket lining the same size as the wallet main body panel. Then cross-cut one of the wallet lining and the exterior body panel (cut the exterior after interfacing is applied).




2. Sandwich the zipper between the exterior and the lining and sew in place using a scant 1/4" seam allowance




3. Pull the exterior and lining panels away from the zipper so that the wrong side is together and topstitch using 1/8" seam allowance. And since I am using a longer zipper here, I cut one end of the zipper at this stage. This way it's easier to line up the panels while sewing the other part of the pocket.




4. Now repeat step 3 with the other panels. 




5. Cut off the other end of the zipper after you pull the zip head in. Stitch on both ends of the zipper to prevent it from sliding off the zipper tape. 




This is how it looks on the reverse side. 




6. On the reverse side, place the remaining lining panel on top of it, right side together. Sew the short sides of the lining together (don't sew through the exterior panel) and then baste stitch the long sides too. The finished size of the exterior with the zipper panel should be the same size as the main body panel. This is where the seam allowance while attaching the zipper is important. The zipper tape I used is a little narrow, hence I used a scant 1/4" seam allowance. 





7. Now your exterior wallet with zipper pocket is ready. Proceed according to the pattern to finish the wallet. 




What do you think? It's super easy, right? I'm working on a video tutorial now and hopefully will be up on my Youtube Channel by end of this week. Wish me luck!




If you have any questions, you can write them on the comment below or you can reach me via Instagram or our Facebook Group. I'll be glad to help you. 

If you find the tutorial helpful, please share it with your friends and on your social media accounts. 

By the way, I will be changing the platform for delivering the blog into your email since Google has announced that they will discontinue Feedburner which I'm currently using. I'm still learning the rope of using the new platform, so please bear with me. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Thank you so much for always supporting me. 

Until next time,
Take care & stay safe!

Elvira






Change is the only constant

 



Hello,

I hope everyone is keeping well and fine, especially for those who live in India as we're battling with the second wave now. 

I posted on Instagram last week about the change that's happening in my webshop. As we're assessing the website performance and data, we decided to change the currency from INR (Indian Rupees) to USD. As most of the visitors come from outside India, it's only sensible to use USD instead of INR to minimize confusion. 

Also, to give an alternative way of shopping for those who always buy from my Etsy Shops. Though Etsy is the most convenient but with the current situation, as a seller, inevitably we have to increase the price from time to time, due to the increasing amount of fees we have to pay to Etsy. Apart from listing fees, we have to pay for sold fees, the Advertisement fees (a major chunk of our earnings go here), etc. 

I'll be adding more products and editing the shop in the next few weeks,  and will try to sync it with what's listed in my Etsy shops. 

International shipping from the Website will be done via DHL e-com and FedEx just like in my Etsy Shops.

Thank you so much for your love and supports all these years and I'm looking forward to your continued supports!

Take care & stay safe!

Elvira





Travel Wallet Journal Covers

Snoopy Passport Cover


I like to improvise with my own patterns and recently I made these 3 kinds of travel wallets from This Pattern

The Snoopy wallet was a custom order and she wanted an additional zipper pocket and this is my current fave zipper wallet to make. (I'm working on the tutorial! so make sure to subscribe to my blog so you won't miss it! )



Besides that, I added 1/4 inch on the length and width from the original pattern, so that it fits nicely for the B6 Size Notebook. I realized that when I travel, I always carry a small notebook to doodle or just to write down ideas or my thoughts. As much as I like the notebook app on my phone, I still prefer a real book to write on. And this is just perfect. Oh, I can't wait to travel again!! 



For the Paris journal cover below, I used elastic for closure. As it is more convenient, I suppose. The wallet can pack quite a lot too. I can fit 2 passports in one sleeve and the other sleeve for the notebook. 



Paris Travel Journal Cover

And another one with flap closure. If you'd like to make one with outer flap closure, cut the flap fabric 2" W x 8" Long and all purpose interfacing 2" W x 7.5" Long. Once you iron the interfacing on the fabric, fold the long edges towards the center, and then fold the flap crosswise so that the short ends meet. Topstitch along the three edges, leaving the raw edge unsewn.  


Linen Travel Journal Passport Cover





 

the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page 

 

Map Print Travel Wallet



See, you can do so many varieties with just one pattern. I had my shared of failed experiments but that's how I learn. 

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risk, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun - Charles Mingus


Thank you for reading my blog, stay safe & stay creative!

 -Elvira-



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