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Hi, there, sewing friends! This is Bonnie Ferguson from Fishsticks Designs. I’m excited to be joining you again this year for some holiday sewing! I love giving gifts that are practical but fun … and quick. With my current busy schedule, quick projects are a must! This little Keychain Gift Card Wallet is designed so that you can give it with a gift card for the holidays, and then the receiver can use it to store their ID or their debit card or whatever business-card-sized item they need close at hand, right on their keychain. Pretty cool, huh? Oh, and this project uses up all those little fabric scraps you have lying around, too!
You’ll need two pieces of cotton quilting fabric, roughly 5″ X 8″, the same amount of lightweight fusible interfacing, a tiny 1 1/2″ X 1 3/4″ scrap of fabric for the tab, a snap and a keyring. Start by downloading and printing the pattern: Keychain Gift Card Wallet Pattern. Be sure to print it actual size and check that the 2 1/2″ box measures 2 1/2″.
Cut one pattern piece each from inner fabric, outer fabric and interfacing. (If you want an image on the flap like mine, be sure to cut your outer fabric so that the bottom of your image is facing the top curve and that it’s located in the top 2″ of the pattern piece.)
Iron the interfacing to the back of the outer fabric.
Form the loop by folding the loop piece in half the short way, matching up the long edges with the wrong sides together. Press well along the fold. Unfold, then fold each long raw edge into the center matching them up with the center crease. Press. Re-fold along the center crease, hiding the raw edges of the long sides inside. Press well. Pin along the long open edge. Topstitch 1/8″ from the open side. Here’s a drawing to show this clearly:
Fold the loop in half and pin it to the edge of the outer piece, 3/4″ above the bottom edge, as shown above. Baste in place 1/8″ from the edge.
Place the inner and outer right sides together and pin. Stitch all the way around using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving a 2 1/2″ opening in one long side.
Clip the corners and turn. Push all the corners and curves out neatly and then press really well.
With the inner facing you, fold the bottom edge up 2 1/4″ and press. Pin.
Starting at one bottom corner, topstitch just inside 1/4″ up one side, around the flap curve, then back down the opposite side. (This sews your pocket in place and closes the opening.)
With the pocket facing you, fold the top down 1 1/2″ and press really well. (Plenty of steam will help here!)
Apply the stud side of your snap to the flap. Center it just above the topstitching. Peek under the flap with the stud touching the pocket and mark the position of the socket side of the snap. Apply the socket side of the snap to the front of the pocket.
Check the position of your snap.
Slide the loop through a key ring.
Fill the wallet with a gift card, and it’s ready to give!
Bonnie Ferguson is the designer behind Fishsticks Designs Sewing Patterns. Bonnie’s patterns include clothing and accessories for boys and girls, as well as a large collection of quick and simple, instant-gratification projects! She blogs semi-regularly, sharing free patterns, tutorials, sewing tips, pattern extras and a few gluten-free, all-natural recipes at Sew Fishsticks.