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How to Make a Card Holder Keychain

Every year for holidays, graduations and birthdays it gets a little harder trying to figure out what to get my growing nieces and nephews.  They aren't into toys and there is no way I can spend hundreds of dollars on electronics for them.

DIY Card Holder
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I always like the idea of a gift card to a fun place or to help them pay for something they really want, but it does feel a little impersonal when I think about it.

That is why I am loving this DIY card holder.  Not only is it cute but it is useful after gifting and makes a fun little wallet to hang from a keychain or backpack.  It can hold their school ID or a debit or credit card.


Learn how to make a card holder and add a keychain.  Perfect for carrying credit cards or giving with gift cards for holidays and birthdays.


This project is also great because it can be made of fabric scraps you might have waiting to be used.  Or you can grab a couple inexpensive fat quarter fabric cuts from the store and that would make you a couple of these card holders.

Not feeling like this is enough for their gift?  Why not add another simple handmade item to the gift.  Maybe sew a quick lanyard that can attach to the keychain ring.  Makes for an even more useful gift.



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Looking for another quick project? Check out the mini backpack coin pouch.


Learn how to make a card holder and add a keychain.  Perfect for carrying credit cards or giving with gift cards for holidays and birthdays.


DIY Card Holder

 Materials Needed

  • 2 Contrasting Cotton fabrics - a Fat Quarter or scraps would work
  • Key ring or key fobs 
  • Fusible Interfacing
  • Matching thread

Seam Allowance: 1/4"


DIY Card Holder
Step 1
Fold the long sides of the wallet strap and keychain tab in half with right sides together.  Stitch down the long side of each.





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Step 2
Turn the strap and tab right side out and press.  Set aside.





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Step 3
Place the wallet back on a flat surface.  Match the wallet pocket to the back along the bottom edge.  Stitch across.  Press open and flat.

Repeat this step with main fabric.






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Step 4
Take the main fabric piece and open flat.  Add the keychain tab to the right side along the curve of the wallet.  Place the strap across the rectangle pocket piece.

Stitch the tab and strap to the main pieces along the raw edges.





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Step 5
Place the wallet lining and main pieces with right sides together.  Stitch along the bottom pocket edge.

Press open.





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Step 6
Open the wallet.  Carefully fold the main fabric pocket piece so that it covers the lining pocket piece.

If this step seems confusing, make sure to check out the video at the top of the tutorial to see how it is done.





DIY Card Holder
Step 7
Fold the main back piece so that it matches up and covers the lining back piece.  Pin in place.  Mark a 1.5" opening on the curve of the wallet.





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Step 8
Stitch around the wallet, leaving the 1.5" opening.  Clip the curved edges and press.  






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Step 9
urn wallet right side out through the opening.  Topstitch around the top curve to close the opening and finish the wallet.




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Tuck the curved edge into the wallet strap to close of the wallet.

Now fill that cute card holder keychain with gift cards or business cards and gift it to a friend or family member.


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Want the free DIY gift card holder pattern?  Simply click the link below to download




Learn how to make a card holder and add a keychain.  Perfect for carrying credit cards or giving with gift cards for holidays and birthdays.


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