I have been using the previous zipper card pouch for quite some time and it is time for an uplift on the pattern and tutorial while sewing a new one for myself. Here is the improved version of the zipper card pouch.
There are a few upgrades done on this zipper card pouch design. First, it can store more cards even the size of the zipper card pouch remain the same, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. The reason behind the bigger storage space is because I have hidden the bulky seam allowance inside the zipper card pouch. Second, it has better divider slots. There are 2 dividers thus make up 3 parts in the pouch which can give better organization to your cards. Third, there are improvements in the overall design on the zipper card pouch to make the zipper glide easier.
I find that this zipper card pouch is great as a small little purse. Slot in your credit card, identity card and same small change to bring out for tea break. Use a solid color fabric or denim to sew for men, great as a Father’s Day or birthday gift too 🙂
This zipper card pouch pattern and tutorial is easier to understand. In order to make the design and pattern flawless, you will need to hand sew a little. I wish you happy sewing and have a nice day always 🙂
Sew Zipper Card Pouch
Difficulty: Intermediate / Avid Beginner
Finished size: approximately 4 1/2″ (W) x 3 1/4″ (H)
1. Fabric – Printed, approximately: 12″ x 10″
2. Fabric – Red, approximately: 12″ x 4″
3. Interfacing, fusible, medium thickness, approximately: 12″ x 6″
4. Grosgrain ribbon – 2″
5. Zipper – 6 1/2″ (click here to watch how to shorten metal zipper)
1. Sewing machine, with normal foot and zipper foot
2. Sewing kits
3. Pencil or Erasable fabric marker
6. Tools for turning like awl and knitting needle or bamboo turner
Seam Allowance: 3/8″ (included in the pattern template)
Note: You may omit the interfacing if you are using canvas fabric.
Gather all the materials as listed above. Download and print out the sewing pattern of the zipper card pouch.
Trace zipper card pouch template on fabrics and interfacing based on the quantity stated in the pattern. Seam allowance is already added to the template.
Cut out the fabrics and interfacing piece.
If you are using metal zipper, shorten it with this tutorial.
Mark 1/4″ away from the zipper ends, this is where the sewing ends on the zipper.
Baste the zipper to the main printed fabric, with the zipper open, from marking to marking and right side facing each other.
Clip the zipper tape at the curve area so that the zipper is able to follow the curved sewing line.
Attach and sew the lining to this side of the zipper. Note that the whole first zipper side is captured inside between this print and a red lining.
Pull out the first zipper side from the opening then turn the second zipper side right-side out. Shape the corners.
1. Fold the divider & gusset piece into half, sew around, leaving a 2″ opening. Clip corners.
2. Turn it right-side-out, shape corners. Sew to close the opening with a slip stitch.
3. Fold the divider & gusset piece into half again, sew near the folding edge, make a few back stitches at the ends to lock the thread.
4. Unfold the piece and you will get a sewn crease line created along the center of the gusset.
Place the divider piece onto the body piece, 3/4″ from the top, with bulging side of the center creased line facing up. Align the divider slightly inside the edge of the body. Pin.
Sew near the edges of the 3 sides of the body to attach the divider & gusset piece.
Load your cards into the zipper card pouch and start using it.