Following on from my original Tri-fold Wallet sewing pattern, I’m excited to bring you an updated version of it! The new pattern includes an optional zippered coins pocket, as well as having sections for bank cards, cash and coupons or notepad. It closes with a wide Velcro tab. This wallet pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers, but it has really easy-to-follow instructions with lots of colour images, to help you at each step.
The pattern is available for instant download and it includes a complete set of full-size pattern templates, as well as all the cutting measurements if you prefer to use a rotary cutter and ruler.
For further details, check out the new Wallet Sewing Pattern in my Etsy shop.
Below are some of my customers’ handmade wallets which they made from the original Tri-fold Wallet pattern. This wallet is very similar in style (not including the coins pocket) and it has two types of closure tab – Velcro or press fastener.
These are Teshae Carrasco’s versions of my Sophie Nappy Bag design! I love the use of the black and white fabrics in the first bag and the red and black is awesome! Thank you for sharing Teshae.
“I really enjoyed making this diaper bag from SusieDDesignsUK. She is a great pattern designer and gives such easy to follow instructions, I am already on my 3rd bag! Her customer service is also excellent, always answering any questions kindly. I highly recommend her patterns to anyone.” Teshae Carrasco
Get the sewing pattern for the Sophie Nappy Bag from my Etsy shop!
I love, love, love this bag! Made by Stephanie Charles, of Sylvie’s Sew Crafty on Etsy
If you’d like to have a go at making this bag too, it’s the Abigail nappy bag which the sewing pattern is available for, in my Etsy shop here.
Another absolutely gorgeous version of my Petite Street Nappy Bag, made by Rebecca Santiago. Thanks for sharing Rebecca, I’m so pleased you enjoyed using the sewing pattern to make this lovely bag!
“I’m delighted with the way it turned out. Thanks for the awesome pattern!” Rebecca.
If you’d like to have a go at making this bag, it’s available in my Etsy shop or my UK shop, SusieDDesigns.
Here’s Polly Bell’s version of my Barcelona Satchel sewing pattern. Fantastic, I love the fabrics used and what a great all round job Polly has made of this gorgeous bag. Very unique and eye-catching!
“I thought that you might like to see my finished bag.I have added a pocket on the gusset for my phone and a clip on the other side to put my keys on when not wearing pockets. I have also added a zip to the top of the bag for added security. I hope you like the look of your design in my colours.” Polly
In my last post (here) I showed you some lovely Sweetheart Handbags, made by Janis Davies, from one of my bag-making projects featured in a past issue of Sewing World magazine. Janis also had another one in progress, with beautiful embroidered butterflies on a front panel…
…and here’s the finished bag which I thought you might like to see…
“It is finished and ready for Portugal. I will use it on the plane as my iPad and kindle fit in perfectly! Hope you like my interpretation of your great pattern.” Janis Davies
I do, it’s fantastic! I’m so pleased to see how Janis has made the bag her own, by incorporating the embroidered front. That’s the thing I love about bag-making, you can adapt them to suit your needs exactly.
If you’d like to make the Sweetheart Handbag, download it now from my Craftsy shop.
Happy Sewing! x
…and more gorgeous makes by Sewing World reader, Janis Davies, to share with you! A past issue of the magazine featured my Sweetheart Handbag project and Janis made these three amazing versions!
“I have just been looking through my past editions of Sewing World. The Sweetheart bag is my absolute favourite. I have made it several times. I have three and several others have gone to special friends as gifts. I am currently making it so am just sending a construction picture for you to see what I am doing with it. My other passion is machine embroidery and I love to incorporate it in my sewing wherever I can.” Janis Davies
Here’s a picture of the Sweetheart Handbag in progress. Janis has incorporated a piped centre panel, with embroidered butterflies on the front, instead of the pocket. I think this will be a really lovely bag and look forward to seeing the finished result.
Want to make this handbag too? Download it instantly from Craftsy.com and start sewing it today!
The Sweetheart Handbag Sewing Pattern
Check out Amy Fahey’s version of the Tri-fold Wallet sewing pattern! I love the fabrics Amy has used and the matching bag is great too!
“My first attempt. I like the pattern very much!” Amy Fahey
Thank you, Amy, for allowing me to share your fantastic wallet. I’ll look forward to seeing more makes from you.
If you’d like to have a go at making the Tri-fold Wallet sewing pattern, it’s available for instant download from my Craftsy and Etsy shops. It’s also available as a PDF download from www.susieddesigns.co.uk, as well as a printed version with full-size tissue pattern pieces.
Check out Janis Davies’ version of the Summer Shoulder Bag, my bag-making project featured in this month’s issue of Sewing World magazine!
“I loved the bag on the cover of June’s issue of Sewing World. I had offered to make a bag as a present for my friend’s 60th birthday and this one was perfect. She asked for purples, browns and greens, plus she loves cats, so I incorporated a machine embroidered cat, using my Janome Memory Craft 350e and came up with the attached. I love the finished result and hope my friend will too!” Janis Davies
Too cute! I think Janis’ friend is going to absolutely adore this bag. Well done Janis and thanks so much for allowing me to share your make.
Delighted to hear from a customer recently who used the Sophie Nappy Bag sewing pattern to make this gorgeous version:
“I love your pdf (sewing pattern) very much. So user friendly. Easy instruction to follow, though looks complicated.” Junita Satibi
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely bag, Junita. I love the cute fabrics too!
If you’d like to have a go at making the Sophie Nappy bag it’s available in my Etsy Shop or in my UK website at www.susieddesigns.co.uk
Another fabulous make by one of my customers to show you. Sharon has made the Barcelona Satchel. When she took it into to work, she had requests to make some for her work colleagues! I’m not surprised, she’s made such a lovely job of it. The forals work so well with the polka dots, don’t you think?
“Just finished the Barcelona Bag, love it, brought it into work and now have requests for more! Thanks so much for the pattern. The Barcelona says Advanced, which worried me a little as I think I am intermediate at best, but I found it quite straightforward, it came together very logically!” Sharon.
If you’d like to have a go at making the Barcelona Satchel yourself, it’s available from my online shop, SusieDDesigns, as a PDF pattern, or get it as a printed pattern which includes full-size tissue pattern pieces.
Delighted to come across a blog post, at Linda’s Quilt Mania, about the Trendy Hipster Bag that Linda has made from my new book, Style and Swing. Linda makes the most gorgeous samples for displaying at Katja’s Quilt Shoppe, in Kamloops, Canada. What do you think of her version and don’t you just love the fabrics she’s used?
Here it is on display at Katja’s Quilt Shoppe, where you can buy these gorgeous fabrics and a copy of Style and Swing!
If you’d like to have a go at making this or other bags from my book, it’s available through most good book stores and from Amazon, worldwide. You can also get it direct from the publishers, Martingale’s / That Patchwork Place or order a signed copy from SusieDDesigns. Here’s my Trendy Hipster Bag, which I made using fabrics from the Comma collection by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics.
I was so pleased to see this new bag, made by one of my customers. Angie used the Layered Hipster Bag pattern to make this gorgeous version in blue and black, with white butterflies. Love it! Thanks for allowing my to share it, Angie, great sewing!
“I made the layered hip bag last night for a co-workers gift to her sister. Thanks so much for such great patterns!” Angie
I was delighted to receive some pictures recently from one of my customers who has used the Catriona Tote sewing pattern to make these gorgeous versions of the bag. Thanks Angie for sharing your makes with me and for allowing me to show them off here. The monochrome look is so effective, as well as the fab prints Angie has used!