Pattern Review: the Get Carded Wallet


It seems like everywhere I go I see versions of Erin’s Get Carded wallet. I was hesitating to try this sewing pattern because I thought there would be lots of pieces, lots of itty bitty parts to sew, and I just didn’t have time. Boy was I wrong!

The get carded wallet does have a lot of pockets, but they were really easy to press and sew. Once I got started I really enjoyed how fast it was to stitch together. There weren’t any annoying unnecessary steps. It was all straight forward and clearly explained (like all of Erin’s patterns).

Can you see that sweet gathered pocket? It’s so awesome for stuffing bills and change into. And it’s pretty. I know she designed another deep pocket inside the wallet that’s supposed to be for bills, but I usually stuff all my cash and change in the same spot. It’s my soda stash.

I used a metal zipper because I’m not scared of them at all!

And of course, there’s the professional looking back vinyl pocket that the wallet is named for. Perfect for showing off that ID! If you’ve never sewn with vinyl before, don’t worry. Erin will walk you through it.

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If you want to try a simpler wallet pattern that has a snapped exterior pocket and also a wrist strap – check out my Key Fob Zipper Wallet Video Course for the same price!

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  1. Julie Crooks says:

    Very cute! I made a Get Carded a day or so after the pattern was released. I’ve been using it for quite some time now (as a keychain) and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Erin is so awesome! I just tested her (released today) Gadget Guard, too. I added a strap per the Get Carded instructions. I love how she gives several options per pattern. My Get Carded (there will be more) has the pleated pocket option and the vinyl pocket. My hubby’s won’t have a strap and will have a solid fabric panel instead of vinyl.

    I need hardware! Off to check your shop!

  2. Super cute! The gathering is perfection and the fabric is stunning. Okay, I gotta made a few of these!

  3. Erin Erickson says:

    It’s so lovely!! Thank you for the review! The response to this pattern has been overwhelming and I’m just thrilled everyone loves it. 🙂

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