How to Make a Card Wallet

Do you need a wallet just for all of those cards you carry. This card wallet is perfect for that. It is so simple to make and only takes s few minutes. You can store your credit cards, health card or driver’s license. Any kind of card you need to keep will fir nicely in this little wallet. It is made in an accordion style with a snap on flap that holds your cards securely. If you would like more wallet projects check out my bi-fold wallet project.

I used remnants that I had on hand for this project but you could head to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, Fabrics.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your card wallet. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

What you will need: How to Make a Card Wallet

  • 1/8 yd of four different fabrics
  • 1/8 yd of Pellon SF 101 interfacing
  • 1 Kam snap
  • 1 — 1/2″ D Ring
What you will Need

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

  • Outer and lining fabric that measures 8 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • SF 101 that measures 7 1/2″ x 3″
  • inner and inner lining that measures 15 3/4″ x 4 3/4″
  • SF 101 that measures 15″ x 4″
  • outer piece that measures 1 1/2″ x 2″

Step 2: Round the Corners of the Small Interfacing Piece

Round the corners of one end of the 7 1/2″ x 3″ interfacing pieces.

Round the interfacing

Step 3: Fuse the Interfacing

Fuse the SF101 to the wrong side of the outer fabric pice and one of the inner fabric pieces following the manufacturer’s instructions and using a hot iron.

Fuse the Interfacing

Step 4: Round the Fabric Pieces

Following the contours of the interfacing round the outer and lining pieces but keeping the seam allowances shown.

Round the fabric pieces

Step 6: Create the Tab

Take the small rectangle of outer fabric and fold the raw edges to the center lengthwise. Fold in half again to enclose the raw edges. Stitch along both long edges to secure. Wrap around the D-Ring and clip.

Create the tab
Wrap the tab around the D-Ring

Step 7: Add the D-Ring Tab

Measure down 3 1/2″ from the rounded edge and place the tab. Stitch the tab to the outer piece to secure.

Add the d-Ring tab

Step 8: Add the Outer Piece to One of the Inner Pieces

Find the center of the short ends of the outer piece and make a mark on the top and bottom. Find the center of the longed of one of the inner pieces and mark on the top and bottom. Place the short straight edge of the outer piece right sides together with the long edge of the inner piece matching the center marks. Stitch using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Repeat for the outer lining piece and the other inner piece.

Add the outer piece to the inner piece
Stitched outer and inner piece
Repeat for the lining

Step 9: Stitch the Two Pieces Together

Place the two pieces right sides together and stitch all the way around leaving an opening in the long pieces just across from the outerpieceys. Use a 3/8″ seam allowance. Clip the outer and inner corners as shown. Turn right sides out. Press.

Place the two pieces together

Step 10: Topstitch

Topstitch all the way around the card wallet.

Turn right sides out and topstitch

Step 11: Stitch the Pockets

Fold the card wallet in half. Measure 3″ from the folded end and draw a line. Measure another 3″from that line and draw another line. Stitch along those lines. Open the card wallet and press flat. Fold up the bottom toward the outer wallet and press again.. Clip the sides.

Fold in half and stitch the lines
Press Flat
Fold up the bottom

Step 12: Stitch the Sides

Stitch the back inner sides to the outer wallet.

Stitch the bag two layers together.

Step 13: Add the Kam Snap

Measure 1/2″ from the curved edge and place one half of the Kam snap. Measure down 3/4″ from the front and place the other half of the Kam snap and you have finished your card wallet.

Add the Kam Snap

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