Introducing Pocket Pal’s big sister, the Purse Pal!This listing is for a DOWNLOADABLE PDF pattern only! You are not purchasing a completed wallet. If you're looking for a completed wallet, check out our ready to ship items. With this purchase you will receive a PDF pattern with full pattern pieces, detailed pictures, step by step instructions and FREE SVG files! (See note below**). This pattern is designed to be used with any self healing material such as cork, leather, vinyl etc as the edges are left raw (with the option of using edge paint to finish off the edges.) Do NOT try making with cotton fabric!This is a beginner friendly pattern, but you should be comfortable with inserting zippers, and cutting & sewing accurately which will make all the difference in the overall end look since the edges are left raw.  If you've never sewn with cork, vinyl or leather before, please read the "Tips & Tidbits" section carefully where we share our tips for sewing with these materials.Specs: Finished wallet is approximately 4” wide by 7” tall, has 6 recessed card slots, (with a closure tab to keep them secure), a long slip pocket and a lined zippered main compartment. You may sell the items you make from this pattern on a small scale handmade basis, and credit is appreciated. (Not intended for commercial use.)  **Unfortunately we are unable to assist in trouble shooting with each and every cutting machine out there. Some machines auto-resize the pattern pieces and may require you to ungroup them and resize using the 1" test box provided for accuracy. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel and join our Facebook group “Linds Handmade Designs” to show off your creations!

Purse pal PDF sewing pattern, diy wallet pattern, minimalist wallet, slim wallet

  • Some of the pattern pieces are oriented landscape and some in portrait mode due to their shapes and sizes in order to fit onto the page. It’s not uncommon for a printer to default to a different printing percentage in order to get it to print “right”. So for my printer for example, I choose letter size but then it defaults to “fit to printable area”. I have to unclick that box and click the blank box and type “100%”. Also you’ll want to make sure that neither the “portrait” nor “landscape” button is checked, because it needs to be on “auto”.

    To get started, you will need the following supplies:

    •    2 sq ft of leather or ⅓ yd cork or vinyl 
    •    8”w x 7”h piece liner fabric 
    •    ⅛ yd of lightweight fabric for card slots (2 ½”w x 40”h)
    •    (1) set of 12.5 mm spring snaps with setting tool (or Kam snaps)
    •    (1) 5” purse zipper (if using zipper by the yard, cut it 6”)
    •    ¼” Double sided tape 
    •    Lighter or FrayCheck ™
    •    Spray adhesive                     
    •    Leather glue or Beacon Fabri-Tac™
    •    Rotary cutter (or SHARP X-Acto knife/box cutter)
    •    Quilting ruler
    •    Wonder clips
    •    Removable marking pen
    •    Sharp scissors
    •    Rotary leather punch or 5/32” hole punch 
    •    Leather edge paint & applicator (*optional)
    •    800 grit sandpaper (*optional)
    •    Craft glue stick (*optional)

  • Please note, there are no refunds on PDF patterns once the pattern has been downloaded.