Give business cards, gift cards and loyalty cards a new home.
Here’s a cure for your overstuffed billfold and purse pockets: make a quick and easy card wallet. This beginner sewing project comes together effortlessly, and features a Dritz® sew-on magnetic snap fastener that’s a cinch to apply. You’ll have so much fun picking out your fabrics, trim and embroidery floss colors, we bet you can’t make just one!
- 6” x 12” piece of both lining and outer fabric
- 5.5” of accent ribbon or trim
- 1/3 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing (such as Fairfield™ Stabilize)
- Embroidery floss in coordinating colors
- Small cup
- 1pc: 11.5” x 5” outer panel
- 1 pc: 11.5” x 5” lining panel
- 3 pc: 10.5” x 4” for panels
Center and apply 1 fusible interfacing piece to the wrong side of lining panel.
Center and apply 2 fusible interfacing pieces to the wrong side of outer panel.
- WST = wrong sides together
- RST = right sides together
- RSO = right side out
- SA = seam allowance
Choose coordinating fabrics. The lining peeks through for a fun pop of pattern and color.
Choose a fabric for the outer panel that is textured or has a non-directional print and be sure to select a coordinating thread for your machine so your stitches blend in.
|1) Using a small cup as a guide, trace the corners of the cup at the top of both the lining and outer panels. Trim away the curves.|
|2) Fold the outer panel up 4”, WST. Mark the snap placement so it is centered 2” below the raw edge.|
|3) Hand stitch the magnet side of the snap at the mark using 3 strands of coordinating embroidery floss.
(Psst: like that nifty case we’re using to store our hand sewing needles? It’s a Dritz® Twist ‘N Select® needle storage tube.)
|4) Mark the other snap placement at the top of the lining panel. Center the snap top ¾” from the top edge. Stitch in place.|
|5) Center the accent ribbon on the outer panel 1.25” from the curve edge. Apply fabric glue stick to hold ribbon in place. Edgestitch the ribbon in place.|
|6) Pin the lining and outer panels RST. Stitch around the edges with a ¼” SA. Leave a 2” opening near the bottom on the left side for turning. Backstitch at the beginning and end.|
|7) Clip corners and curves.|
|8) Turn RSO. Use a blunt tool to gently poke out corners. Press. Use glue stick to close the opening from turning.
Edgestitch around the edges with a ⅛” SA.
|9) Fold the outer panel up 4” to create the pocket; pin. Stitch along the sides of the pocket making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end. Stitch over the existing stitches.|
|Your wallet is now ready to load! Use it to house all of those business cards, gift cards and loyalty cards you have stuffed in your billfold and purse pockets.|
|Notice how nicely the Dritz® sew-on magnetic flower snaps work to keep everything secure. Isn’t it such an easy-to-apply (and cute!) fastener?|
|Enjoy your new card wallet! These also make great gifts so no need to make just one!
This is also a great maker project for those of you who sell handmade wares!