Pick a Pocket Wallet PDF Pattern

(7 customer reviews)



It’s the perfect wallet to grab on the go and either pop into your favourite bag or shove under your arm so you can make a quick getaway to the shops! The Pick A Pocket Wallet features two different options. The first option allows you to sew an 8-card pocket on the left interior of the wallet, while the second option allows you to sew a second zipper pocket on the left.

For both versions, the Pick A Pocket Wallet features a zippered coin section and three slip pockets for notes and receipts, plus 4 card pockets, a vinyl ID pocket and it even has a slip phone pocket on the right side, under the tab so all your essentials are safe and secure!

Approx. size when closed: W 9cm X H 19cm X D 1.2cm. (W 3 ½” X H 7 ½” X D 1/2”)


The pattern for The Wallet has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain the Decovil 1, 33 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 76 step by step colour photos. There are printing instructions and test squares to check your scale. Cutting measurements are provided PLUS 20 Pattern pieces are included – YOU choose which you prefer to use! (Except where a pattern piece is required such as for a shaped piece!)

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (10 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs


*Exterior fabric: 1 X piece of fabric W 30cm x H 30cm (W 12” X H 12”).
*Lining fabric: 90cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric.
*Fusible woven interfacing: Pellon Shape-Flex SF101, 45cm (1/2 yard).
*Vilene Decovil 1 (or Peltex 71): 1 X piece W 21.8cm x H 21.8cm (W 8 5/8” X H 8 5/8”).
*Pellon 809 Décor Bond (or other firm non-woven interfacing): 25cm X 20cm (10” X 8”).
*Small amount of fusible fleece. (Vilene 640 or Pellon Thermolam Plus).
*Matching thread (I have used Aurifil Cotton 40wt).

*1 X 20cm (8”) or longer dress zipper (two if choosing the second zipper pocket option).
*Small piece of clear vinyl for ID pocket.
*1 X 12.5mm metal snap button (or similar) plus Fray stopper (optional).
*Double-sided Wonder Tape.
*2 (if you carry a phone in the wallet) or 4 X 20mm metal corners.
*Gutermann HT2 or other strong craft glue (optional)

7 reviews for Pick a Pocket Wallet PDF Pattern

  1. Lynn Palmer

    I love this wallet. The pattern guide you through each step, from cutting out to finishing off. There are so many pockets and slots for notes, coins, cards “mad money” receipts and even a phone!

  2. Daryl

    I tested this wallet and love it! I used mine for a few years before recently making another Brandt’s Blvd. wallet (another ChrisW Design wallet). I made my Pick A Pocket with 2 zippered pockets instead of more credit card pockets. I don’t carry many credit cards, so the 2 zippered pockets worked much better for me. So you see you have choices when making this wallet to suit how you would use it.

    Great instructions and clear photos too make this wallet easy to make. Your phone can fit into the wallet too.

  3. Janie Oren

    This is a great wallet pattern. Different options are available so you can customize it to your needs. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow.

  4. Rona Murdoch (verified owner)

    Loved making this wallet. I ventured into using cork for the first time, only on the tab, which worked very well. All the pattern pieces go together so easily, and the instructions are so detailed. It was a lot quicker to make than I’d expected. Considering the number of slots and places to put things, there is very little bulk on the seams, so it is easy to sew. A very classy wallet.

  5. Doris Loughner

    I made this wallet as a birthday present for my daughter who wanted a wallet with lots of card pockets. I am an experienced sewist, but I did have some issues with this pattern. The written directions were moderately clear. However, because the photos showed fabric which looked pretty much the same front and back, at times it was frustrating to figure out.
    I could not easily locate Decovil 1 (in the US). Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 was too rigid. Pellon 526 Decovil would have worked. However, I ended up using Décor Bond because it provided some stability but didn’t add bulk. My daughter is quite pleased with the wallet and its many pockets, and I am glad that I persevered to get it finished. I’m not sure, though, whether I would make one again.

  6. Jaime

    I have made several of these wallets. I found the instructions to be superbly written. There was no confusion for me at any point during cutting or construction. The end result is wonderful! I love using mine and hope to make many more. Thanks for the wonderful pattern, Chris!!

  7. Beatriz Borges Fajardo

    Very easy to follow the pattern both for the explanations and for the photos that help as well. It’s a very complete wallet, you can even carry your mobile phone in it.

    Muy fácil de seguir el patrón tanto por las explicaciones como por las fotos que ayudan también. Es una cartera muy completa, puedes llevar en ella incluso el móvil.

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