Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tutorial-Credit Card Holder

hey.............I am back with a tutorial!
I just finished a giveaway at Tatertots & Jello & Jen was kind enough to let me guest post on her super blog!
Now I can very proudly add one of those buttons that goes......I was featured on;)
Well here is how to make Mini Lauren.............a trifolf credit card holder with a trigger clip:)
The Mini Lauren 
Mini Lauren comes with easily accessible pockets, snap closure, stylish flap cover & a trigger clip to attach your keys or to your purse or jeans! The detailing & the look give you great designer style without the designer price tag!
{Trifold Credit Card Holder with trigger clip & 2 slots}

The finished size is

4.5"(12cm) wide x 3.5"(9.5cm) high when closed
9"(23.5cm) long when fully open including the flap.
The slots are 3"(7.5cm) by 4.5"(12cm) each.

Material Requirement

·         Exterior fabric – 11” x 11”
·         Lining fabric – ¼ yard(0.23m)
·         Iron-on woven fusible interfacing -1/4 yard(0.23m)
·         1 magnetic snap
·         Coordinating Thread
·         Decorative button/trim (optional)
·         One trigger clip
·         2.5” long webbing/macrame/strap made from the exterior fabric

Cutting your fabric

From your exterior fabric cut

·         One exterior panel 5”(12.7 cm) x 7.5”(19 cm)
·         One circle with a diameter of 5”(12.8 cm).Use a compass like shown in the pic & draw on a paper & use it as pattern or draw directly on to the fabric & cut. A to B needs to be 2.5” (6.4cm).This circle will be used to make the flap.

From your lining fabric cut

·         One lining panel 5”(12.7 cm) x 7.5”(19 cm)
·         Two pocket panels  5”(12.7 cm) x 6.5”(16.5cm)

From the fusible interfacing cut

·         One exterior panel 4”(10.2 cm) x 6.5”(16.5 cm)
·         One lining panel 4”(10.2 cm) x 6.5”(16.5 cm)
·         Two pocket panels 4”(10.2 cm) x 5.5”(14cm)
·         One flap circle
If you notice the interfacings are an inch smaller in width & height, this is done to reduce the bulk in seams while sewing.
Let’s start
Applying fusible interfacing
1. Press the interfacings to the wrong sides of the exterior, lining, flap & the pocket cut pieces .Skip this step for exterior if it is leather, faux leather, thick burlap or vinyl. Make sure to keep the interfacings in the center so that ½” is peeking out from all four sides (fig 1).
Please note -The flap interfacing is the same size as the flap. Use a medium heat steam setting on your iron. Start in the center of your fabric, and set the iron down on the fabric, not moving it around much toward the outer edges. Now you have 1 exterior, 1 lining, 2 pocket panels, and 1 flap circle ready to sew.
Start in the center of your fabric, and press (set the iron down on the fabric, not moving it around much) toward the outer edges. Now you have 1 exterior, 1 lining, 2 pocket panels, and 1 flap circle ready to sew
Adding the pockets
2. Fold the ½ “peeking out on the long edge of the pocket panel towards the interfaced side & iron it .Fold the panel into half with the interfaced sides together, matching the 5” edge & iron it(fig 2). Repeat this with the other pocket panel & top stitch the folded edge.
 3. Take one pocket panel & pin it ½” above the bottom edge of the lining panel. Pin the other pocket panel 4” above the bottom edge of the lining panel. (Fig 3). Sew the pockets on three sides with ½” seam allowance.
Making the flap
4.Take the  circle flap & fold it into 2 & cut it into 2 semi circles.If it has a pattern,see the directionality while deciding the line on which to cut!
5.If you intend to add a button /rosette/flower,sew it 1.25” above the curve on the front side of the flap.If you want to add a trim, add it while the final top sewing, do not sew it at this stage.

6.On the lining side of the flap measure & mark the centre of the flap .Then mark a point at 1” from the curve along this centre . 

Attaching the flap
7. Place the top edge of the lining panel & lining flap right sides together & pin. Stitch them together with a 1/2” seam allowance (fig 5). Fold the seam allowance towards the lining panel & top stitch, & don’t forget to back stitch at each end!

8. Place the top edge of the main panel & main flap right sides together & pin. Stitch them together with a 1/2” seam allowance. Fold the seam allowance towards the main panel & top stitch same as the lining panel.
9. Measure & mark the centre of the exterior panel by joining the long edges together & mark a point 1.5” from the bottom edge along this centre. Attach the female part of the magnetic snap on this point.
10. Now you have 1 exterior & 1 lining panels attached to the flaps & ready to assemble. (Fig 6)
Final Assembly
11. Take the webbing/macramé/strap & put the trigger clip through it, fold it in half & place 1 cm below the top edge of the top pocket facing inside. Sew it with a few stitches firmly. (Fig 7)
12. Place the lining & the exterior panel’s right sides together matching the sides & the curves of the two flaps. Pin all the outside edges. (Fig 8)
 13. Stitch all around the sides & the flap with a ½” seam allowance. For the bottom edge sew 0.5” from both the bottom corners & leave 4” gap in the bottom edge to turn the right side out. Remember to back stitch the 0.5” sewing in the bottom edge else the sewing unravels while turning the right side out!
 14. Clip the corners in the seam allowance as well around the flap curves.Turn the case right side out through the gap in the bottom edge. Push out all the corners & the flap with your fingers or a turning tool gently.Fold the 4” opening ½” inside on both sides & pin (fig 9).Sew it shut .
Top stitch the entire wallet with a ¼” seam allowance & the mini lauren is ready to paint the town red with you!



Those are too cute!

Magpie Shinies

I love this! I'm adding as a follower, this is just too cute.


thank you Della & Magpie:)

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Very nice. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I will book mark it for later. :)

I am visiting from Tip Nut. Nice to "meet" you. Have a great week!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

Steph @ somewhatsimple

This is a great tutorial!


thank you steph:)


Oh, great! thanks for sharing!




Can you use zip against button for this card holder?
Gift Card printing
Scratch Cards
Printed Gift Cards


you can,but it will need altering the design considerably!


How many cards can be placed in it at a time?

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