30-Minute Gift: Business Card or Mini Wallet

 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 
Marking tool
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 

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
Place the lining and outer piece right sides together. 

Sew all the way around, leaving an opening large enough to turn. Clip corners.

Step 4
Turn right side out. Press to remove wrinkles. Make sure the opening is pressed even with the side seams.

Step 5
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.

Step 6
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.

Kim Sherrod


Elsa said...

What a great tutorial and so simple ~ loved seeing the hammer too ~ I use all sorts of tools when I'm sewing.
Thanks so much for such a sweet pattern.

Amy DeCesare said...

Very very cute! This is a great tutorial, and one that I'll be trying. Your fabric picks are darling, too!

Rogers Family said...

Youust have been watching me today sorting out all the business cards I have. And even told hubby I need a small photo album to put the one's in we use but not daily. This is perfect.
Great Stocking stuffer

Malini said...

What a cute project! Love it!

Martina said...

This is perfect. These small projects have very much.

Jude Edling said...

My friend used a hair elastic instead of a snap - easier to make and no sitting on a snap. She used laminate animal feed sacks for really cute and practical gifts.