Diva Wallet

Regular price $30.00

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                                                   DIVA WALLET

Location: Glendale
Address: 7838 N 59th Ave, Glendale AZ 85301 
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: LeAnn Hileman (leannslessons@gmail.com)

This one day class will inspire you to make several of these pretty clutch wallets, simple to make and yet looking professional and sophisticated. It takes just a bit of fabric, two fat quarters. By the end of class, the student will have installed a zipper, using the bound zipper technique, a method LeAnn teaches a an alternative to the pattern instruction. The student will also have installed the metal clutch hardware.

Prewash your fabrics.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to cutting the pieces described in the pattern instruction, cut this additional piece: 3 inches by 8 1/2 inches of your main fabric. This is the facing for your zipper. Please have all your pieces cut out before class and label each piece.

Supplies Needed:

  • PATTERN - Diva Frame Wallet by Sew Many Creations 
  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Bring your manual
  • zipper foot
  • quarter inch foot (if you typically use it)
  • If you want to use any decorative stitches (I did on the inside of the wallet), check your manual to see if you need a specific foot to accomplish that stitch. Interfacing 
  • 1/4 yard of Decor Bond Fabric 
  • l/4 yard of two fabrics  - You can use fat quarters but they don't have to be fat  - quarters. They can simply be l/4 yard cuts. 
  • Pressing aids - a clapper (a tailor's tool for pressing) is very helpful. I will have my own clapper available at class and you are welcome to use it. I will be demonstrating the use of the clapper.
  • Fabric Markers - My favorite for marking on dark fabrics is the (white) Chaco Liner and my favorite for marking light fabrics is the Frixion pen (disappears when you apply heat to it) 
  • Thread - 50 weight thread to match your fabrics. We will be doing top stitching as well as piecing so you will want to have thread in a color or colors to match both the exterior fabric and the lining fabric. 

  • One all purpose zipper - It needs to be longer than the 7 inch zipper the pattern states is required. I use longer zippers and cut off the extra. It makes the installation of the zipper MUCH EASIER. What I think works best are the zippers By Annie (wider zipper tape and more flexible teeth and lots of colors). 
  • Also bring permanent fabric glue. Most of the glues are not permanent so check the packaging on what you have. Aleene's brand glues work well for a permanent glue. 
  • Also bring Fray Check or Fray Block. 

  • Hardware - Diva Wallet Hardware in 8" size. Comes in two pieces with a set of tiny screws. 
  • Regular sewing supplies: 
  • rotary cutter
  • fabric scissors
  • pins
  • pincushion
  • small cutting mat to use at your workspace