I hate bulky purses. I’ve owned many and always abandoned them pretty quickly afterwards. I like to have things I can throw in a pocket and not worry about it fitting!
I was planning to buy a nice leather cardholder instead but everything is unreasonably expensive so I thought why not make one!
I used the end of an old pair of jeans for the exterior and some leftover floral cotton from another project to make this!
I went for a deconstructed denim look on the exterior – I really wanted those frayed edges for some unfathomable reason. And I opted for a bright and happy cotton print for the interior with 2 card slots. It’s basically a glorified Oyster card holder…
And it cost me nothing to make since these were all waste fabrics I had lying around!
Not too shabby for an hour’s work I think!
I’m adding a tutorial on the end here if anyone else wants to make one!
Thick denim 1 piece – 10cm x 15cm (I used two pieces on top of each other as mine was pretty thin)
Cotton lining 1 piece – 10cm x 15cm
Fusible interfacing 2 pieces – 9cm x 14cm
Cotton pocket 2 pieces – 7cm x 10cm
Pocket interfacing 2 pieces – 7cm x 10cm
- Iron on your interfacing. Pocket pieces are the same size as their interfacing but the larger pieces have interfacing 5mm smaller than the edge all the way round.
- Fold over one of the long edges of each pocket piece and stitch down
- Place each pocket piece over the lining piece and stitch along the outer edge.
- Fold back the edges of the lining by 5mm. This is where having the interfacing slightly smaller will help!
- Lay this over the interfaced side of your denim piece and sew together at the edges. (You can also sew a line through the middle if you wanted).
- Fold in half and press your cardholder flat
- Ruffle up the edges of the frayed denim and trim if necessary.
And ta-da, it’s done! You can always do your own variations on that or change it up completely!