Are you making a gift for mum this Mother’s Day? Last year I made my mum a bag for Mother’s Day so this year I decided to make her a little zipper purse with a twist and card wallet in gorgeous Tilda fabric. The perfect gift for anyone who collects loyalty & store cards! I’ll be sharing how to make the purse over at And Sew We Craft but here’s how I made the card wallet.
What you’ll need:
5.75”x4.5” rectangle in fabric A (outside), fabric B (lining) and medium to heavy iron on interfacing
2 x 4”x4.5” rectangle in fabric A and medium to heavy iron on interfacing
5” hat elastic
Once you’ve cut the fabrics iron on the interfacing to the reverse side of each fabric A piece. Fold the smaller pieces of fabric A in half wrong sides together. Press and top stitch.
Before putting the wallet together place the elastic in the middle of the right hand side of fabric A making a loop and hold in place with a few stitches like below. (this will put the loop on the left hand side once finished – reverse it if you want it on the opposite side)
To assemble it’s like making a sandwich. Place fabric A right side up on your work bench.
Then add the 2 pockets we’ve just top stitched to either side.
Then place fabric B on top with its right side facing down.
Stitch around the edges leaving an opening between the 2 card pockets (white & blue pins on the right) to turn it through. I used a 1/4″ seam.
Turn and top stitch all the way around closing the opening in the process.
Measure where the elastic reaches on the outside without stretching it and make a mark in the centre with a fabric marker. Sew on the button. A tip so the button is not too tight is to place a tooth pick under the button and then sew it on.