Welcome to Quilt For Lovers, excited for a new standard and incredible simplicity, make yourself a card holder that makes your moves easier!! This is an easy sewing project, which allows card games for small and large people who have problems with a card punch (perfect pattern for anyone!)
This pattern would be a great gift, because without a doubt this is simply sensational and it is always good to disconnect a little from social networks, spend time with those you love and even better those who do not like a card game with friends / family ?! And the best thing about this pattern is that they are really easy to sew, so you can make some in one afternoon.
Note on stabilizers:
Pellon’s ultra-firm stabilizer (Peltex 70) works well, but you’ll be much happier with the result using a double-sided variety (Peltex 72F). You will be able to press and merge all the layers in one of the final steps, and the pattern will be clearer and more professional looking. You can also try other stabilizers (like paper or plastic), if you wish! You cannot sew through the stabilizer or turn to the right, or it becomes less complicated.
You will need:
- About 1/2 yard fabric total
- Peltex 72F or other stabilizer
- hook and loop tape (velcro)
- a fabric marking pen or pencil
From fabric, cut:
- 2 rectangles 16 3/4” x 10 1/2” (main body pieces)
- 3 rectangles 4” x 10 1/2” (pockets)
From Peltex 72F (or other stabilizer), cut:
- 3 rectangles 4 3/4” x 9 3/4”
From hook and loop tape (velcro), cut:
- 1 strip (both pieces) 9 1/2” long
1. Choose one of the 16 3/4” x 10 1/2” main pieces to be the front. Mark horizontal lines across it as shown in the diagram above:
- 1 line that is 1 1/2” from the bottom
- 1 line 5” above that
- 1 line 5” above that
2. Fold the 3 fabric rectangles that are 4” x 10 1/2” in half lengthwise and pin.
3. Stitch across the long edge. Turn the right side out and press. Topstitch across one long edge on each one to make the top edge of the pockets.
4. Pin one of the pocket pieces to the main body piece that you marked, 1” below the top line. The topstitching should be along the top edge.
(yes, I left part of the Cotton + Steel selvage on this piece. It was just too cute not to show off!)
5. Sew the pocket piece in place by stitching across the bottom edge.
Pin the next pocket 1” below the first and sew it in place the same way.
6. Sew the third pocket in place 1” below the second pocket. Baste the sides of the pocket in place within the 1/4” seam allowance.
Sew a dividing line across the middle of the pockets to keep them from stretching out.
7. Pin one side of the hook and loop tape (velcro) to the bottom of the same piece, just below the lowest marked line. Stitch it in place, sewing around the tape close to the edge.
8. With the 3 pockets and the velcro sewn to the pocket piece, place the remaining rectangle of the same size on top and pin around the sides and top.
Stitch the two pieces together with a 1/4” seam allowance, leaving the bottom edge open. Clip the top corners.
Turn the piece right side out, pushing out the corners. Press flat.
9. Insert one of the 4 3/4” x 9 3/4” pieces of stabilizer inside the card kitty and work it all the way to the top. Smooth out all of the edges. If the stabilizer doesn’t fit, you can take it out and trim it down a little bit so it will lay flat.
Sew across the top marked line, backstitching neatly at the start and end.
10. Repeat step 9 with the other two pieces of stabilizer, sewing on the remaining marked lines after inserting each one.
Press the raw edges at the opening to the inside 1/2” (right along the strip of velcro). Stitch the opening closed, sewing on your previous stitching for the velcro.
If you used fusible stabilizer, this is a great time to press both sides of the card kitty and fuse it all together.
11. On the back side of the card kitty, sew the remaining piece of velcro close to the top.
All done. Now make more for everyone in your card circle!
See too: Morning Star Block