Scrap Fabric Card Holder

Looking around, all I can see is fabric in my apartment so I thought it would be a good idea to make something with some of the odd pieces. This card holder is incredibly fast to make and looks really cute. It’s great for gift cards, holding your debit cards or can be used as a business card holder.

All you need are the following:

  • Two pieces of fabric 10×5 inches
  • two pieces of interfacing 10×5 inches
  • optional velcro or button and elastic

Once you have your fabric and interfacing cut. Heat bond the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric pieces. If you using a button closure, sew in a button to the outside piece here. Once that’s ready, place the two pieces of fabric right sides together and sew around the outside with a 1/4 inch seam. Leave a hole on one of the ends so you can turn the project right side out. If you decide to add an elastic and button closure, you can use that opening to add the elastic in.

Project is right side out with seam sewed on the ends

Turn the project right side out, use a pencil or chopstick to get the corners out. Fold in the opening and iron the full piece. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on the ends, which will secure the open hole closed. Again if you are adding elastic the ends would be added in before you sew.

Close up of that end seam

Next fold each end in 2 inches and iron again. Sew a 1/4 inch seam all the way around the outside edge, locking in the pockets and sewing across the open seam.

Fold in 2 inches, this creates the pockets for the cards.

Lastly, fold the project in half, iron and then sew a seam across the middle and you are done. Feel free to add a piece of velcro or a snap if desired.

Here you can see the seam around the exterior locking in the pockets and the seam in the middle on the fold line.

This project takes less than half an hour and is really easy to put together. The only thing I hadn’t thought of was the pattern placement. Keep in mind where the pattern is going sit once the piece is folded together.


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