Sewing

Beginner Sewing: Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

December 11, 2018

‘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!

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure.

Dritz supplies:

Other supplies:

  • 9” x 11” piece of quilting cotton
  • 5” x 10” fusible fleece
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Iron and pressing surface

Notes:

SA = 1/4” seam allowance


Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

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.)

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

There are also some fun shapes available – you can use any of these for the card wallet, too. They are also applied with the snap pliers.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

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.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

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.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

Cut 3” x 1” piece of quilting cotton. Feed piece through bias tape maker and press. (If you’ve never used a bias taper before, watch this quick video to see how it works.)

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

Thread strap though swivel hook and position between strap dots. Baste in place. Trim away excess strap.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

With right sides together, stitch pieces around all edges of wallet, leaving a 2” opening for turning on one side.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

Trim corners and notch curves along seams. Turn wallet right side out and use point turner to carefully push out corners. Press.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

Edgestitch inside curve of wallet.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

Fold wallet along bottom fold line and press. Pin edges together. Keeping top flap free, edgestitch along sides and top flap.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

Following package instructions, install snap set at marks with plastic snap pliers.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

It’s ready to give! The swivel hook makes it easy to hang inside of a bag or tote.

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

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!

You Might Also Like...