This weekend I made this cute little card wallet. My current wallet is falling apart so a new one was in order! I chose some a nice linen and paired with this pink gingham binding – Oh my goodness! Such a sweet combo! I finished the wallet with a little antique brass snap button.
I made a tutorial for this so you can make one too. It’s super simple and comes together really quickly. Enjoy!
- 2 Fabric pieces (one for outer, one for lining): 8.5″ x 4″
- Cotton Batting: 8.25″ x 4″
- Bias Binding: 14″ x 1.25″
- Sewing Pins (Quilters pins work best)
- Snap button (12mm)
- Fabric Marker or Pencil
- Sewing Clips
Place outer fabric and lining fabric, right sides together, and sew 1/4″ seam allowance. Steam press to crease.
Fold the fabric piece, right sides facing outwards, and place the batting piece in between the two fabrics.
With the end that was just sewn, fold up 2.75″. The fabrics will shift as you fold up and that’s good. Letting it slide up will keep it smooth and flat. If you don’t let it slide up, it will bunch up. Secure with your pins.
Sew along both sides with 1/8″ seam allowance to secure. Trim off some excess batting to straighten the edges. It doesn’t have to be perfect though. The binding will cover all the edges anyway. 😉
Use a round object to draw the curve along the top. I used an 8″ plate.
Sew along the curve using 1/8″ seam allowance. Then, trim the excess fabric off.
Next, take your fabric bias tape and sew along the back. Be sure to fold in the ends for a smoother finish. If you need to know how to cut bias tape, I have a tutorial for that! See it here: How to Cut & Sew Bias Binding.
Bring the binding to the front and fold under. Clip all around to prepare for sewing. Although you can sew on by machine, I don’t like the stitches showing in the back so I opted to hand-stitch it.
Now, just install your snap button and you’re done! Yay! 🤗✨ (If you’re unfamiliar with the process of installing a snap button, I have a tutorial for this here: How to Install Snap Buttons!)
Do you like the little polka dot fabric? It’s too cute!
I made one with a matching fabric bag so I can gift it to my sister-in-law. You can make the matching bag too. Here’s the tutorial: 5-minute Fabric Gift Bags Sewing Tutorial
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial for this cute little card wallet! Check back often for more!
Make it a beautiful day, everyone! -Susie 🤓💓
Have you tried this tutorial? Let me know what you think!