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6.26.2014

Envelope-Flap iPhone Wallet

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Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
Hi guys!  My old iPhone wallet has gotten worn out, so I finally broke down and made a new variation on the original pattern.   I had this really cool fabric from Wholeport again -- another Vera Bradley print that I love -- which I thought would be perfect for a wallet.  Of the three iPhone wallets I have made, I think this one is my favorite.  I love the simple style of the envelope closure.  If you have about 1/4 yard of a favorite fabric, you can make one of these wallets, too, in less than an hour!

I have worked and worked to perfect these three versions of my iPhone pattern and find an easier way to make them available to y'all.  I know it has frustrated many who have been unable to download the original pattern from my Google Drive.  For some reason it has only been working for about half of the people who try to download it and that is just not good enough.  For those reasons, I am offering this pattern on Craftsy for the teensy price of $1.  For that price, you will get the pattern pieces for ALL THREE VERSIONS of the iPhone wallet along with detailed sewing instruction complete with pictures, and I will get to take my kiddos to Taco Bell to make up for all the time mom has spent on the computer putting this all together.  I know that is going to irk a few of you, but I hope you'll understand.

You will need:

  • 1/4 yard of main fabric
  • small piece of chipboard or thin cardboard
  • duct tape
  • exacto knife
  • inexpensive plastic case that fits your phone
  • needle& thread
  • E6000 craft glue


Begin by downloading and printing the pattern here.  Cut out pattern pieces according to the instructions on the pattern.


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
I had two coordinating fabrics so I used one for the main part of the wallet and another one the pockets.  

Step 1:  Fold the smaller pockets and top stitch in place.


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
Step 2:  Lay the LARGE POCKET piece right side up.  Line the top of the MIDDLE POCKET up with the mark on the LARGE POCKET pattern piece.  Stitch through both layers across the bottom edge of the MIDDLE POCKET as shown below.  This will keep your cards from falling too low and make sure you can reach them for easy use.


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com

Step 3:  Line up the SMALL POCKET piece with the bottom edge of the LARGE POCKET.


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
Step 4:  Fold all 3 layers of pocket pieces in half vertically.


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
Step 5:  Lay the WALLET INTERIOR fabric right side up.  Line up the folded pockets along the left edge.


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com

Step 6:  Lay the WALLET EXTERIOR piece right side down on top of the WALLET INTERIOR and pockets.  Line up all the edges and pin in place.  Sew around the perimeter with a 3/8" seam allowance, leaving the area shown below open.  Clip the corners and turn the fabric right side out.

Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com


Step 7:  Make chipboard wallet insert.


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com

You may want to cut the camera hole just a hair bigger than your traced line just to make sure you don't have a weird dark "halo" effect in all your pictures from the fabric blocking the lens just slightly. 

Insert the chipboard piece by folding it in half to fit through the small opening.  Work the insert open flat once inside the cover.  

Stitch the opening closed by hand.

Step 8:  Top stitch the edges of the envelope flap.  Sew on a snap as shown below, to keep the wallet closed.

Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
Step 9:  Open up the camera hole.  Feel through the fabric to find the camera hole in the chipboard insert.  Carefully cut an X through both layers of fabric with an exacto knife.  Pull the snipped fabric through the camera hole in the chipboard insert toward the interior of the wallet and glue in place.  Rough edges will be covered by the phone case in the next step.

This gives it a nice finished look from the exterior:


Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
Step 10:  Glue plastic phone case in place.  I used E6000 glue to attach my inexpensive plastic case to the inside of my wallet.  This is the kind of hard plastic case that your phone snaps into and stays put. The chipboard insert we added before sewing the cover shut in Step 7 ensures the glue will not bleed through your fabric.

Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
There you have it!  Once the glue is dry {several hours later or over night}, just pop your phone in place and add your cards and cash.  I love having everything I need in one place so I can grab it and go in a hurry. 

Envelope Flap iPhone Wallet pattern at my3monsters.com
If you end up making one, leave me a link in the comments.  I would love to see how it turns out.  If you hit any hiccups along the way, shoot me an email and I'll try to help you figure it out.  

Have fun sewing! 

Amy 

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1 comment:

  1. I had two coordinating fabrics so I used one for the main part of the wallet and another one the pockets. iphone 4 flip

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