OMG! I have been attempting to make something just like this! (More like a clutch though.)
I cannot crochet, so I weaved them using ribbon. I have come to the part to make and add the lining, and I just can't figure out how to attach the lining!
Any helpful hints or tips to share to a fellow crafter? I just adore this, and I cannot believe how great it looks!
Well, the zipper was first-- I got a 14" zipper and cut it off at the length that I wanted it to be, i.e. the edge of the folded-up wallet.
The conventional method for installing a zipper-- basting the edges closed and sewing it in-- doesn't work in this case, obviously, so I had to improvise. I pinned the (closed) zipper to the edges of the wallet, one side at a time so that I had room to stick my hand in and sew it in. After I finished one side, I would pin the next section, partially unzip the section I'd just sewed in to give me more working room, and sew the next side. This
is my go-to guide for zippers.
I'll do a lining explanation on Paint and put it up in a bit.