PPC29: P Carter Carpin


after two prototypes, the time has finally come to get out the “good fabric” and create the first true sample of this new design!

I decided to go with some really cool P. Carter Carpin fabric I picked up at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest (more about this fabric at the end of the post) and I’m really happy with how it turned out!

As I’ve mentioned before, My goal for this new wallet design can be summarized in one word… THIN!
Because I wanted it to function as a TRUE wallet… beautifully of course!

But even with this thin profile, we’ve packed in some serious features. There are slots for eight credit cards (4 on each sides placed inside on their short side edges) and a slot pocket on both sides of wallet for cash, a checkbook and even a passport, PLUS… there’s a zippered coin purse in the center.

Here’s a few better looks at this interior. At far left you can get a good look at the new clear ID Holder we’re using, and at far right you can see that this Samsung Galaxy S20 (a relatively LARGE phone right now) fits just right on the inside of this wallet. Of course you won’t be able to place as many items inside this wallet as was possible for the Walkabout Wallet, especially if you plan on carrying your phone inside.

And because there may be times that our customers would want to carry this wallet with a wristlet or with a shoulder strap I’ve included optional pattern pieces and instructions to make either or even BOTH!

And now… let me give you some information about this yummy fabric by P. Carter Carpin, a very prolific fabric designer primarily found on Etsy. Carter also vends a quite a few retail shows so you may be able to catch her at one of those.

I love using her fabrics. They have a happy and whimsical feel to them and for this particular sample I used the following;

and now… since this design is pretty much solidified…


As usual, I find this to be literally the hardest part of publishing a new pattern! So if you have a great name idea for this design please let me know! You can either email me your idea, or leave it in the comments section below! and thanks in advance for your ideas!

And here’s some other Important Info-

  • Wallet size= 7 3/4″ wide X 5″ tall X 1″
  • projected release date- August 2023

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

If you have comments you’d like to share or questions you’d like to ask about this design in general or this sample in specific, please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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  1. Donna Lamont on June 6, 2023 at 6:49 am

    I love the ‘thinness’ of this wallet. I’m calling it – hurry up august- and put me on the pre order list as i am ( not) patiently waiting for the release😲

    • Kat on June 6, 2023 at 8:25 am

      I’m so happy you like it Donna. My platform doesnt really allow for pre-orders, but since you follow us on FaceBook, we’ll keep you informed here (as well as our Newsletter and Instagram) ! 🙂

  2. Jerry Cole on June 6, 2023 at 7:57 am

    Does this wallet have a double pull zipper to close it up?

    • Kat on June 6, 2023 at 8:25 am

      Good question Jerry. You can use a double or a single pull, but I prefer the double pull. Its more convenient and makes the installation a little easier.

  3. Linda Williams on June 6, 2023 at 10:00 am

    I’m with Donna, I want this!

    • Kat on June 6, 2023 at 10:08 am

      Music to my ears! 🙂 Thanks for commenting Linda!

  4. Mary on June 8, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Name? “You Go Girl!” or “On The Go”
    Looks great.

  5. Diane on June 15, 2023 at 5:14 am

    I love this one and can’twait til it is out for purchase have. For me it will be ” Go everywhere”. I keep looking at similar products but they never have all I want. Now I know I can make one. E en have thefabric picked out.

    • Kat on June 15, 2023 at 5:48 am

      Its actually one of the faster to make projects I have done… not fast, but definitely faster! 😀 So glad you like it!

  6. Susan Blair on June 16, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    The Easy Breezy wallet/clutch..open it up and you can see everything at a glance no fumbling for something. Easy and breezy because it opens up flat.