Folding Card Wallet Project
Traveling light is the name of the game and this simple card wallet is all you need to keep essentials handy, like an ID and a credit card. This wallet also makes a thoughtful gift, especially when you fill it with a gift card. This is a great project to try your hand at applying Dritz plastic snaps using snap pliers – be warned though, you’ll want to add them to everything! A free sewing pattern is included for this project.
- Dritz Plastic Snap
- Dritz Plastic Snap Pliers
- Dritz ½” Swivel Hook & D-Ring
- Dritz Marking-B-Gone® Marking Pen
- Dritz Point Turner
- Dritz ½” Bias Tape Maker
- Straight Pins
- Sewing Pattern PDF – print 2 copies
- 9” x 11” piece of Quilting Cotton
- 5” x 10” Fusible Fleece
- Iron and Pressing Surface
- Sewing Machine and Matching Thread
Note: SA = 1/4” seam allowance
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of wallet sewing pattern from quilting cotton. Mark dots for swivel hook and snap positions and fold lines with marking pen.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: Cut 3” x 1” piece of quilting cotton. Feed piece through bias tape maker and press.
Step 4: Thread strap though swivel hook and position between strap dots. Baste in place. Trim away excess strap.
Step 5: With right sides together, stitch pieces around all edges of wallet, leaving a 2” opening for turning on one side.
Step 6: Trim corners and notch curves along seams. Turn wallet right side out and use point turner to carefully push out corners. Press.
Step 7: Edgestitch inside curve of wallet.
Step 8: Fold wallet along bottom fold line and press. Pin edges together. Keeping top flap free, edgestitch along sides and top flap.
Step 9: Following package instructions, install snap set at marks with plastic snap pliers. (If you’ve never used the plastic snap pliers before, watch this quick video to see how it works.)
It’s ready to use or give! The swivel hook makes it easy to hang inside of a bag or tote, or on a belt loop. Or, add a couple of keys and you are ready to go!
You can vary the type of hardware that you use on the tab … a small D-ring also works nicely if you are using inside a bag, tote or with another accessory that has its own swivel hook or tab to attach the wallet to.