Zip-up cardholder – Free PDF pattern by Allsewpetite

Hello my crafty friends, how are you doing this week?

I am keeping busy and as a proof I have another free pattern for you! Hope you going to like it. I wanted to design a small pouch that would hold a bare minimum when I go shopping, a bank card, travel card, a space to keep a spare mask and a separate compartment for spare coins and notes. I prefer not to carry big wallet and hate to keep loose change in my pockets hence the idea of making this little cardholder pouch came to mind. The project is very quick to sew and does require only a zipper and very small amount of fabric, so it is perfect if you have a precious piece of fabric that is too small for anything else. If like me you keep notes on a great fabric busting project, then you need to add this one to your list!

Zip-up cardholder pattern

Zip-up cardholder is a small, beginner friendly project. On the front you will find a couple of card slot pockets, so you can keep your bank cards or travel card handy. On the back there is an additional bigger slip pocket where you can keep your shopping receipts, or like me, a spare mask. The main compartment is fully lined and can be accessed by opening the top zipper. It is big enough to store spare change, notes and maybe your house keys.

Supplies needed

You will need the following list of supplies:

Height / Width

  • 35 cm / 40 cm (14” / 16”) External fabric: waterproof canvas, wax canvas, quilting cotton
  • 35 cm / 20 cm (14” / 8”) Lining fabric: quilting cotton, waterproof canvas etc.
  • 50 cm / 40 cm (20” / 16”) Lightweight interfacing: Stayflex, SF101, Wovenfuse, G700
  • 1 cm / 9 cm (3/8” / 3 1/2”) Decovil light (optional)
  • 15 cm (6”) #3 Zipper x 1

Skill level: Beginner

Finished measurements: Width / Height

10 cm / 15 cm (4″ / 6″)

Video tutorial available

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