Hi! This is Kim with Lily Patch Quilts. I am sew happy to be back with another quick and fun tutorial just in time for holiday gift giving.
2 coordinating fat quarters
1/8 yard heavy weight fusible interfacing
2 – 1/2″-5/8″sets of heavy duty snaps
Snap setting tools
Medium size spool of thread (rounding corners)
Cut 2 – 4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ from each fat quarter (2 lining, 2 outer wallet)
Cut – 4 – 4 1/2″x 7 1/2″ heavy weight interfacing
Iron interfacings to the wrong sides of all fabric pieces. Take the spool of thread and place at the corner where your flap will be. Mark around one side of the spool and cut on the marked line to create a rounded corner.
Here are the lining and outer pieces with the flap trimmed.
Take the outer wallet piece with the straight side, use the socket and place a mark 1″ from the straight edge. Punch or cut out the hole. Assemble the socket and cap post according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Hammer until the stud and post is in place. I used the tools that came with the snap plus a craft hammer. Make sure to place the snaps on a really hard surface like hardwood or tile.
Place the lining and outer piece right sides together.
Sew all the way around, leaving an opening large enough to turn. Clip corners.
Turn right side out. Press to remove wrinkles. Make sure the opening is pressed even with the side seams.
Mark a line 2 1/2″ from the straight edge.
Fold the straight edge up to form a pocket. Pin and sew around 3 sides, starting at the bottom corner and sewing around the flap to the opposite corner.
Fold the flap down and press to make an indention on the flap. Mark a hole in the center of the indentation, cut or punch out the hole.
Insert the socket and cap into the flap. Following the manufacturer’s instructions. Hammer the socket and cap until it’s in place. Press the flap area avoiding the snap to help the flap to lay flat.
Your business card/mini wallet is finished.
This will make 2 business card or mini wallet. I called this a business card/mini wallet because it’s so versatile. It will hold money, business cards or gift cards. This will make a great stocking stuffer.
I would love to have you post your business card/mini wallet in the MBS’ flickr group and Lily Patch Quilts flickr group.