These instructions contain more than 350 step-by-step photos to show you how to make the wallet „Little MYNTA“ by Hansedelli.
The total sewing time is around 5-8 hours, however the amount of time required depends on the version you choose to make and your personal sewing ability. This pattern is suitable for advanced sewers. The instructions are so detailed that even a wallet-beginner, who has sewn some bags before, will have no trouble making the wallet „Little MYNTA“.
These digital sewing instructions come in English and in A4-PDF format. It uses European sewing standards and metric measurements, but inch measurements and US alternatives (e.g. for interfacing) are also given. Open and print the pattern pieces/instructions using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download. Using another PDF reader may lead to pages being shown/printed incorrectly. You will also need a printer to print the PDF-pattern which comes in A4-PDF format as well, but also fits to US-paper size.
Wallet Little Mynta
Difficulty: 3,5 of 5
Working time: about 5-8 hours
The wallet Little MYNTA is a zip-around wallet and is designed in a modern, geometrical design, such as „Crossbody bag VARA„. But you can also make the exterior without contrasting fabric as a „one-piece exterior“.
The wallet measures approx. H 10cm (4″) x W 16cm (6 5/16″) and offers enough space for the everyday things. If you are looking for a larger wallet, I recommend to choose the big „MYNTA wallet“.
The wallet Little Mynta is closed with a zipper, so that everything is safely stored. For this wallet I recommend using a non-lock slider rather than an auto-lock slider. Non-lock sliders can also be moved easily from the inside/back (without having to pull the handle).
In the course of this project I will also show you how to sew the corners of a zipper a little differently (with integrated zipper tabs).
On the back of the wallet, there is a zipper pocket where you can store coins, notes or other small items.
Wallet Little Mynta is comfortable to carry in your hand due the stable interfacing. The stabilizer is inserted at the very end, therefore turning your wallet right side out is very easy.
The inside of Little Mynta
Inside, there are 9 card slots (of which 2 can be doubled), 1 banknote compartment (fits unfolded banknotes up to a width of 15,5cm (6 1/8“) – US dollars just fit in, but they may not lie completely flat), and a large coin compartment that can be opened wide. You can also replace the coin compartment with a divider with two additional card slots if necessary and stow the coins on the outside in the zipper pocket.
Between the compartments, there is space for receipts or other notes. The accordion gussets prevent anything from falling out to the side. I also show you a nice final assembly possibility without having to twist the accordion gussets or compartments or pull them out sideways.
Important note: As lining you should use a thin cotton fabric (max. 135g/qm or 4 oz/yd2 – e.g. poplin, cotton satin, thin patchwork fabric)! Otherwise the wallet will be too thick.
Other possible uses
Wallet Little Mynta is also great as a small purse for various things. Just leave out all compartments as well as the accordion gussets and you have a pretty, quickly sewn purse. In the pattern testing, great possibilities for use have been created. For example, the „empty Little Mynta“ fits perfectly as a pouch for the external hard drive. But it also nice as a pouch for a shopping bag or as a small travel folder for passports.
© 2020 All rights are reserved by Lisa Kienzle – Hansedelli. Transferring, exchanging, copying or publication (even in part) of these instructions is strictly prohibited. No liability is assumed for errors contained in the instructions. Do not copy this pattern, claim as your own or allow others to use it. This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities only.
If you do use this pattern to produce items for sale, please include the following information: “This wallet was made by using the pattern Little MYNTA by Hansedelli”.
– 2 exterior fabrics each approx. 15cm x 45cm (1/4 yard) (e.g. oilcoth, canvas, not-too-thick/stiff artificial leather, or similar) ->(or 1 exterior fabric 25cm x 22cm (1/4 yard) for „one-piece exterior“)
– lining fabric 50cm x 110cm (1/2 yard) (max. 135g/m² or 4 oz/yd²)
– Vlieseline H250 approx. 40cm (1/2 yard) (or Pellon 809)
– Decovil I approx. 20cm (1/4 yard) (heavy, fusible stabilizer)
– Vlieseline H630 10cm (1/8 yard) (or Pellon 987F)
– Vlieseline S320 approx. 15cm (1/4 yard) (or Pellon 809)
– 35.5cm Nylon coil zipper, 3-3.2cm wide (14″ #5)
– 2x 15cm Nylon coil zipper, 2.5cm wide (6″ #3)
– 2 rivets max. 6mm length or 2 eyelets in approx. 5mm diameter
Iron, wonder tape, quilting ruler or geo-triangle, hand sewing needle, wonderclips and pins, marker pen, corner/edge former, lighter, teflon foot or walking foot (for artificial leather), zipper foot, pinking scissors, „Fray Check“ if necessary