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5.3.11

So Many Cards, So Little Room.......


I have a ton of store cards in my wallet and in the pockets of my purse. A lot of grocery store cards, cards for fabric stores, and a few punch cards.  Waaayyy to many to fit in my wallet. With all of these cards in there it won't snap shut.  My wallet has been laying open in my purse for far to long and things (like money and the cards) keep falling out and end up in the bottom of my purse.  NOT GOOD! Yesterday I had enough and decided it was time to take care of this problem and I made the cards their own wallet.  So much better!

I know y'all need one of these!!!  They are quite handy.  They can hold store cards, credit cards, business cards, and any other little card you might have. So grab your supplies and let's get to work!

Supplies Needed:
  • 4 Scraps of Fabric at least 8" x 8"
  • Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sew On Snap
  • Sewing Machine
For the outside & lining:
Cut your outside and lining fabrics into 8"x 8" squares. 
Also cut 2 squares of interfacing 8" x 8".

Iron the interfacing onto the squares following the manufacturers directions.

For the pocket pieces:
From the other 2 fabric cut rectangles 4" x  8".
I cut 3 of each.

Fold each rectangle in half, WRONG sides together, so it is now 2" x 8" and iron.

To assemble the wallet:
Grab you lining piece. Starting at the bottom draw a line 1" up from the bottom. Draw 4 more lines each 1" above the previous line.

Starting at the line closest to the bottom lay a pocket piece with raw edge  facing AWAY from you on the line.
Sew it in place using a 1/8" seam.

Continue doing this until you have sewn a pocket piece on each of the 5 lines.
Don't panic! You should have 1 extra pocket piece.  We will add that in just a minute.

Starting at the top fold the pocket pieces up and iron in place.

Now grab that extra pocket piece and pin it to the bottom.
 This time the raw edge will be pointing towards you.
Baste it in place.

Draw a line down the middle (4") and then sew. 
TIP: ***  Sew from the bottom up to prevent folds or buckles in the pockets. ***

Now lay other square on top of the pocket square. Make sure right sides are together.

Sew using a 1/2"seam allowance.  Make sure to leave an opening to turn it right side out.
Clip the corners.

 Turn right side out and iron.  Whip stitch the opening closed.
Fold it in half and iron.

Sew on a snap as pictured above.

Fill it with cards.




Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!

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43 comments:

Judy Bagwell said...

How clever! I love this and hope to find a little time this weekend to make one. Thanks for the great idea!

Terri said...

Love it!! I think I see one of these in my future :-) When I do make one I will link back to you....and let ya know. Thank you for posting!!

Jamie said...

What a cute idea. I will definitely have to remember this. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
More The Merrier Monday.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Wow this is great! My mom bought one of the Coach card holders and spent a fortune on it and I love it but haven't ever purchased one for myself. Now, I can make one for a fraction of the cost and customize it to my liking! Great post--you just saved me alot of money so my wallet thanks you :)
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Great wallet - and a wonderful tutorial too! Great for using up some scraps! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Delilah said...

That is so cute, and thanks so much for taking the time to do a tutorial!

Sarah AJ said...

Love it! Thanks for the tute.

A Girl said...

Love it! I just added this to my "to do list" Thanks!

Jen said...

Wow I loooove this! Such an awesome idea. Thanks for the tutorial, I am going to try and make one next weekend!

~ Jen @ http://pinstripestopearls.blogspot.com

Bethany said...

I am SOOOOOOO making this! I swear most of my wallet is made of store cards--this is a great solution to that!

willow said...

Wow you gave a very detailed tutorial. I can't wait to get started, this is such a great idea!

Jennifer said...

Great wallet, what a good idea to keep cards flat and out of the way. I want to make one for myself. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-favorite-things_07.html

Heather Louise said...

This is fabulous. Great tutorial.

Amber said...

Thanks so much! I'm going to be making this for sure.

Erica said...

I think everyone has this problem. Great solution!!

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Very cute! I love it and I love the fabric! Great job!
carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

Angel said...

So cute! I really need one of these....I'm always looking for gift cards and bonus cards....

I'm featuring you in "Tutorials I Love" on www.etownhooks.blogspot.com

Angel

Ali said...

Love Love LOVE this! Thanks so much for the tutorial! New Follower!

adamstrinity.blogspot

Sarah said...

This is a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing!

I am a new follower from Chic on a Shoestring, I would love if you could stop by www.mooseandtater.com

www.lookingupforhelp.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea - love your fabric colors too! Thanks for sharing.

Humble Homemaker said...

Another great tutorial. I love how clear your instructions are. Very cute project. :)
Humble Homemaking

Line said...

This is exactly what I have been looking for... for months! A great simple tutorial to sort out my predicament with loyalty cards...
Thank you so much!
linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

juliemadtx said...

I NEED to make one for myself!!! I'm having the same problem with all my store cards. Thanks for the tute!

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I just made this! Fun!
It was very easy to follow the only adjustment we had to make was for the pockets; we had to make a 12x8 in order to get the 3 strips.

thanks for the tutorial!

Tracey

Sylvie Créative said...

Very nice and useful!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

How sweet! I love the fabric you chose!

Dani said...

Great idea...I'm going to have to try making this at one point. It's awesome. Thanks of sharing!!!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

On the part you say to fold the 4x8 together, right sides together. Is it actually supposed to be wrong side together, right side facing out? I'm making this as I type and am questioning myself on this step.
Awesome wallet!

M and M plus 3 said...

I just made 4 of these plus altered it to make a check book wallet. Love your tutorial, thanks! Very well written.

melanie said...

ooh! my first thought on reading the list of supplies was 8x8! spoonflower swatches!!

This is lovely. I know what I'll be doing with some of my swatches now!

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

I LOVE this!! I've got it in my file to feature--not sure which day, yet, but I definitely need to feature this awesome idea!! You are so inspiring!

tinkeranniebelle said...

Such a great idea!!

Katie said...

What a great idea!!! I can't wait to make one of these! Thank you so much for sharing this tute!

KimberlyGrommes said...

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I made the wallet tonight, my only thought was that if it was just a tiny bit wider (maybe make the seam allowance for the final sewing be 3/8" instead of 1/2"?) that it might make it fold with the cards just a tiny bit better. It's beautiful and super useful though. :)Thanks again!

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

Cant wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

Love it and can't wait to give it a try.Thanks for sharing

Jen Conlon said...

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el taller de sonia said...

cool, muchas gracias

Pia said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Ciaooo dall'Italia!

Joseph said...

No prob you can make another blog for business cards.
Gift Card printing
Scratch Cards
Printed Gift Cards

talha said...

Its pretty card holder for a lot of cards in one holder, can it easily be put inside a pent pocket.

plastic card holders
clear cards
scratch cards printing

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Thank you for your tutorial. I made one yesterday and I love it. It's on my blog if you would like to see. hugs

preet pst said...

I LOVE this!! I've got it in my file to feature--not sure which day. but I really love this Loyalty Cards . Thanks......