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how to make a credit card wallet

by:Jolly     2023-07-31

As our lives get busier, we tend to accumulate more and more cards. Credit cards, debit cards, ID cards, loyalty cards, health care cards, and many more - it can be overwhelming to keep them all organized. That's where a credit card wallet comes in handy. It not only helps you sort your cards but also protects them from damage and loss. Moreover, a credit card wallet can be a great DIY project, allowing you to customize it to your liking. In this article, we'll walk you through how to make a credit card wallet step by step.

Materials You'll Need

Before diving into the process, let's first gather the necessary materials. Here's what you'll need:

- Two fabric pieces, each measuring 6 x 10 inches

- Fusible interfacing, 5 x 9 inches

- Magnetic snap, 0.4 inches

- Sewing machine

- Thread

- Pins

- Scissors

- Iron


1. Preparing the fabric and interfacing

2. Installing the magnetic snap

3. Sewing the wallet's pockets

4. Assembling the wallet

5. Finishing touches

Preparing the Fabric and Interfacing

To start, cut two 6 x 10 inches pieces of fabric of your choice. Consider using a strong, sturdy, and durable fabric that can withstand frequent use. You can use the same fabric for both pieces, or mix and match for a more personalized look. Also, cut a 5 x 9 inches piece of fusible interfacing. Fusible interfacing is a material that reinforces the fabric and provides structure to the wallet. Place the interfacing on one of the fabric pieces and iron it to attach it firmly. Your fabric is now ready for the next step.

Installing the Magnetic Snap

The magnetic snap is what keeps your wallet closed and your cards secure. You'll need to insert the snap into the fabric before sewing the wallet's pockets. To do this, mark the center of the interfaced fabric piece's top, about half an inch from the edge. Then, make two small cuts at the center point, big enough to insert the snap's prongs. Insert the snap's prongs through the fabric and the interfacing.

Now, flip the fabric piece over and attach the snap's other part to the corresponding prongs. Hold the snap part securely in place by inserting a pin through it. Then, use your sewing machine to sew around the snap part, removing the pin as you go. Repeat the same process with the other fabric piece that serves as the wallet's back. Your magnetic snap is now installed and ready to use.

Sewing the Wallet's Pockets

The next step is to sew the wallet's pockets, where you'll store your cards. Start by placing the two fabric pieces with their right sides facing each other. Pin the edges, leaving a small gap at the bottom center to later flip the wallet's right side out. Then, sew around the edges, following the pinned outline, and securing the snaps' prongs in the process.

After cutting off the excess fabric and trimming the corners, use the gap you left earlier to flip the wallet's right side out. Use something pointy to make the corners sharp and neat. Now, use your sewing machine to sew the vertical lines that will divide your wallet into pockets. You can customize the size and number of pockets based on your cards' needs. Don't forget to backstitch at the top and bottom of each line for added strength.

Assembling the Wallet

The wallet is nearly complete! Now it's time to assemble its final shape. Start by folding the wallet in half, with the pockets facing each other. Use pins to hold it in place, and sew around the edges, leaving a small gap at the bottom center once again.

Once you've sewn around the edges, cut off any excess fabric and trim the corners. Now, flip the wallet right side out through the gap you left. Lastly, sew the gap closed, and your wallet is ready to use!

Finishing Touches

Congratulations! You've made your very own credit card wallet. You can leave it as it is or add some extra touches to personalize it. For example, you can embroider your initials or decorate it with fabric paint or patches. Whether you keep it for yourself or give it as a gift, your credit card wallet is sure to make your hectic life a little more organized and easier to manage.

In conclusion, making a credit card wallet is a simple, enjoyable, and practical project that can help you keep your cards organized and protected. By following the step-by-step instructions in this article, you can create a customized wallet that suits your needs and style. So gather your materials and get started on your DIY credit card wallet today!

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