‘Tis the season to make something thoughtful.
Pair a gift card with a handmade folding card wallet and you’ve got a winning gift on your hands. Our free sewing pattern download makes it super easy to sew this project. The new Dritz plastic snap fastener you’ll use as a closure is super cute. This is a great project to try your hand at applying the snap with the snap pliers – be warned though, you’ll want to add them to everything!
- Plastic snap – choose from many colors and fun shapes
- Plastic snap pliers
- Small swivel hook & D-ring
- Marking pen or pencil
- Point turner
- ½” bias tape maker
- Sewing pattern pdf – print 2 copies
- 9” x 11” piece of quilting cotton
- 5” x 10” fusible fleece
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- Iron and pressing surface
SA = 1/4” seam allowance
Before getting started, take a closer look at these new Dritz plastic snaps and snap pliers. They are so fun on all kinds of sewing projects, and they’re just perfect for this folding card wallet. (Check out this video and see the pliers in action.)
Cut 2 pieces of wallet sewing pattern from quilting cotton. Mark dots for swivel hook and snap positions and fold lines with marking pen or pencil.
Cut out second pattern copy along dotted line. Cut 1 piece of fusible fleece using this pattern. Fuse fleece to wrong side of one cut-out piece of quilting cotton.
Thread strap though swivel hook and position between strap dots. Baste in place. Trim away excess strap.
With right sides together, stitch pieces around all edges of wallet, leaving a 2” opening for turning on one side.
Trim corners and notch curves along seams. Turn wallet right side out and use point turner to carefully push out corners. Press.
Edgestitch inside curve of wallet.
Fold wallet along bottom fold line and press. Pin edges together. Keeping top flap free, edgestitch along sides and top flap.
Following package instructions, install snap set at marks with plastic snap pliers.
It’s ready to give! The swivel hook makes it easy to hang inside of a bag or tote.
You can vary the type of hardware that you use on the tab … a small D-ring also works nicely.
More ideas for you:
Happy holiday making!