Wonder Wallet Pattern Gets A New Cover Girl

Lazies, We’ve found a new ‘cover girl’ for our very popular Lazy Girl Designs ‘Wonder Wallet’ pattern (#LGD211). Here she is:


It seems unbelievable to me, but our little Wonder Wallet pattern will turn 10 years old in just a few months. From the very start, we’ve had fabric with little bees and apples on it, (designed by Debbie Mumm), for the cover girls. Well, those bees have served us well, but they are tired. So we are setting them free and turning to pinker pastures.

You can see the old cover and read about the ‘secret’ to our Wonder Wallet here.

The cover isn’t the only thing I’ve updated. While the original pattern is wonderful, I took this ‘birthday’ opportunity to add tips and extra ideas that many of you Wonder Wallet enthusiasts have sent me over the years.

‘Thank You’ to the Lazies in my Yahoo group and Lazies everywhere for sharing ideas and feedback with each other and me.


Updates to the pattern include:

– Put the cover Velcro on at the end of the project.

– Optional – interfacing for the cover only.

– Optional – round the corners of the cover.

– Adjust the placement for the Velcro on pocket #1.

– Fold down the edge of pocket #3 and press to create a lip for easy access to the coin pocket.

If you already have the original fabulous Wonder Wallet, I don’t want you to miss out on these tips and ideas. So, I’ve made them available in a one-page PDF. If you have the original pattern, these will make sense.

Just print the file below and keep it with your pattern so you’ll have this information handy for the next time you ‘feel a wave of Wonder Wallets coming’ – as Glenda proclaimed at the end of last Monday’s post.

Wonder Wallet pattern updates: wonder_wallet_update.pdf

You can see the pattern description and supply list here: wonder_wallet_back_cover.pdf

Now, as for that beautiful fabric, I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. It’s ‘Tulip Nouveau’ by Ro Gregg for Northcott Fabrics. You can see the line here: ‘Pink Chocolate’. Nice job Ro! And a big ‘Thank You’ to Northcott Fabrics for supplying the fabric for our cover samples.

Please keep in mind that the new covers just arrived last week. Give it a couple of weeks for this version with the new cover girls to be in stock at your local quilt shop.

Joan Hawley
Lazy Girl Designs

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19 Responses to “Wonder Wallet Pattern Gets A New Cover Girl”

  1. Bette — July 18, 2007 @ 11:08 pm

    I ordered the pattern for the wallet. I must have a problem because after about 4 tries, I’ve given up. I think I must be making it too hard. I sure wish I could make one.

  2. Angela — July 19, 2007 @ 12:04 am

    Thanks for posting the “updates” as a pdf here. I LOVE this pattern. I’ve been making them and using them as a way to give gift cards to friends/family this past year. Fast, fun and easy. Can’t wait to try the variations!

  3. debbie — August 2, 2007 @ 8:12 am

    love getting your bloggs from not so sunny england great ideas love it keep them coming thankyou debbie , managed to get embroidery stitsher stitches seem very loose what am i doing wrong any ideas ,clover products are hard to get hold of here,

  4. Dell Martinez — August 7, 2007 @ 10:47 am

    Wow, do I feel dense this morning. I have been reading your web page for just a few days and STILL have not figured out how to order a couple of your patterns. Help!!

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    Hi Dell,
    Our patterns are available at local quilt shops around the country as well as many place online. We have a list of some of these places at our website here: http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/guide.php

  5. Donna — October 3, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

    I purchased and just received the Gracie Handbag No. 118 pattern. Whew, in reading the instructions, I’m already confused, especially when it comes to the inside pocket panel. It just doesn’t make sense to me how, in looking at the picture, that you can fold something over and then flip the mid section in two entirely directions without cutting it down the middle, which it does not indicated to do. I need help.

  6. Margie Veon — November 5, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    I cannot figure out how to press down the lip on pocket 3 since it already topstitched ??? Also has anyone tried to enlarge the pattern a bit??

  7. Maria — February 19, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

    Can a zipper be placed for the coin pocket? I love how functional this little wallet is, but I’m afraid my change will go everywhere.

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    Hi Maria,

    The coin pocket on the Wonder Wallet was designed intentionally to avoid needing a zipper. There is more to the design than perhaps meets the eye. The flap that closes the wallet closes the coin pocket, too. Give it a try as designed and see for yourself.


  8. Pauline — March 7, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

    Folding down the coin pocket seemed such an unfitting thing to do to this great wallet that I folded my coin pocket fabric in half, wrong sides together and made a small circle cutout in the center of the top edge. I used a dime and drew around 1/2 of it (eyeballed) then stitched on the line. Trimmed the circle out, snipped around the circle edge, folded the piece right sides out and pressed. I continued the assembly as directed and it is great!!!!! Easy access to the coins and nary a coin has fallen out.

    Also, to stabilize the edge of each pocket, I put some fusible webbing along the top 1/2″ edge between the folded fabrics.

  9. Pauline — March 7, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    Re: Margie’s question about enlarging the pattern. The wallet I made for myself is rectangular. I made it to accomodate dollar bills plus 1/2″. It still fits nicely in a coat pocket or front jeans pocket and is less bulky. Love it. I have completely given up carrying a purse!!!

  10. Debbie Hawley Stringer — May 18, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    I keep my shopper’s cards for various retailers in my Wonder Wallet. When I pull it out in front of cashiers, most of them comment on how cute it is. I used a large covered button on mine, and combined a large-scale print and a small-stripe print, all in olives, reds and purples. I love it!

  11. Linda Marsh — November 29, 2008 @ 6:17 am

    This little pattern is wonderful !! Once the pieces are cut out, it’s very easy to sew together, and makes wonderful stocking stuffers at a low cost. I make multiple wallets at one time since I consider the hard part to be choosing coordinating fabrics. For Christmas this year, I made 17 of these wallets for a teen community center.

  12. Peggy — September 3, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

    i love this pattern. Whenever I open my machine to quilt I make at least 5 wallets. Always have them on hand for gifts. My grandchildren know that I have them so whenever they want to give something they call for a wallet. Thanks for the pattern.

  13. Janet L. DiPalermo — April 23, 2016 @ 7:17 pm

    I am trying to get this pattern. I get into the old fabric one from 10 years ago. I have clicked on HERE 3 times and it keeps giving me an OOPS. Please let me know how I can obtain this original pattern. I have a wallet I bought in Texas and everyone of my family and friends like it. I would like to make some for gifts.


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