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Double Zip Wallet

When Noodlehead announced her book would be dropping I decided that I needed it right away and purchased it from Amazon.  It arrived the same day as it’s release and I jumped into it.  You can get a signed copy here.

As soon as I saw the double zip wallet I knew I had to make it.  I made one as a tester and I’m so glad I did because I learned a lot from them.

Here I’m starting on my second one.  This one has its interior fused with Pellon’s vinyl fuse.  (Super easy and super fun to apply.)
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I’m not sure what this is all about.  I think it’s supposed to be how I folded the straps on the inside for when I was sewing it closed. I don’t know, but it’s fun to see, ya?
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That’s got to be what it was because here is a different shot of the same thing, along with my tag placement.
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And here it is all sewn together.  I made the interior fabric vinyl-fused since I was planning on wearing it to Disneyland and wanted to make sure water couldn’t get through the whole wallet/bag.
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strap ends.
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A close-up of front of the double zip wallet.
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It turned out pretty good and useful, however, I have since added some parachute clips so that it is easier and faster to remove if needed.  All in all, though, I really like that it’s big enough to carry the essentials but small enough to not be in the way.

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Hippity, Hip, Hip

My friend at Old Navy had wanted a hip pouch fanny pack.  I had seen a few patterns for making an actual fanny pack with it being gusseted and all.  I wasn’t sure about how I could make it so I hesitated.  I had read somewhere that you could basically make one by using a regular zip bag and attaching some straps to it.  I think I read that on Maggie Whitley aka Gussey Sews instagram.

So I set out to make one just like that.  I made a zip bag/pouch and added straps to the sides to wrap around her waist.  She has kind of an eclectic taste so after we found some prints that she liked I set to it.

Here are the pieces cut out (she gave me measurements of what size she was looking for).
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I had made a flap to go over the zipper so you can see here how I attached it to the zipper.
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And here is where I topstitched it in place.  The flap closed over the zipper.
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In order to flip your bag inside out you have to leave a opening which is what is shown here.  You can see the straps and flap and everything!
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Here it is all finished.  I also added a magnetic snap so that the flap would stay closed.
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A close-up of the zip bag with flap and straps to wrap around the waist!
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The recipient!  Such a ham!
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After using it for a while, she mentioned that it’s actually kinda hard to use with the closure being knotted.  So in the future I think I’ll have to come up with another way to make the straps close.  I’m thinking maybe using a buckle, parachute closures, or even a swivel clasp/d-rings.  The possibilities are endless!

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