Get Carded PDF Sewing Pattern

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  • 23-page full color detailed instructions with photos
  • 11 computer generated pattern pieces (+3 alternate options, 12 total pages)
  • Dimensions provided for the all pieces
  • Five inside card slots
  • Zipper pocket has options for ruffled, pleated or flat
  • Clear plastic outside pocket has alternative fabric pocket instructions
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Many of you have asked for wallet patterns, and I’m thrilled to introduce my first, Get Carded. There are a lot of features packed into this little card wallet! I think you will appreciate some of the design elements:

  • Zippered coin pocket and clear vinyl ID pocket on the outside.
  • 5 nested card slots on the inside, with one deeper slot for folded notes or coupons.
  • The ruffle gives functional expandability to the zippered coin pocket.
  • Optional pleated and flat zippered pocket for a different look and a quicker project.
  • Optional fabric outside pocket for those of you don’t wish to flash your ID.
  • There is no hand sewing. Just wait until you see this trick!
  • The wrist strap is one continuous loop just like The Essential Wristlet – no raw edges to fray block and fewer layers to sew through.
  • I’ve eliminated all unnecessary bulk. It won’t feel like sewing through a textbook cover. :)
  • The inside and outside use just a fat quarter each! I can’t stop sewing these because I want one in every single fabric on my shelf!

Materials Needed

Main fabric: Fat quarter or 1/2 yard (1/4 yard if you don’t want a strap)
Lining fabric: Fat quarter or 1/4 yard
Woven fusible interfacing: 1/4 yard (Recommended: Pellon SF-101)
Extra firm sew-in interfacing: 1/4 yard or 4” x 7” scrap (Recommended: Pellon 926)
8 gauge plastic vinyl: 1/8 yard or scrap larger than 5.25” x 3”
Hardware: 1 D-Ring & Lobster Clasp for wrist strap (My favorite sizes are 1/2” & 5/8”)
8” or longer nylon zipper
2” length of 3/4″ wide Velcro

Finished Size

4.5” wide x 3.5” tall with a wrist strap

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by Joyce on

Absolutely love this little wallet. Very easy to follow instructions. Erin, you are a genius!

by Lois on

Hi Erin,

An update on my velcro question. I went back & got Velcro brand & replaced it on my wallet (hand stitched it down no less!) and I have been very happy with the results. Love my wallet. So glad to hear your pregnancy is inching along & finally off bedrest! Can't wait to see baby pix up on Instagram sometime!!?!!

by Lois on

Love the design of this pattern! Erin always explains everything so well. I did use regular Velcro & sometimes it doesn't stay stuck together as well as I'd like. It will not last as long as I would like. Do you have a brand of Velcro you use? I normally hate to use it in projects for that reason.

I use Velcro brand, but there are different styles within the same brand. I haven't had any trouble with it, but you could try using a snap next time. You will need to reinforce the bottom pocket a bit to stabilize the snap.

by Lois on

Love the design of this pattern! Erin always explains everything so well. I did use regular Velcro & sometimes it doesn't stay stuck together as well as I'd like. It will not last as long as I would like. Do you have a brand of Velcro you use? I normally hate to use it in projects for that reason.

I use name brand (velcro brand) velcro and I haven't had a problem yet - I swap out styles a lot but I'm on about month 5-6 of the same Get Carded and it still stays stuck. Make sure you aren't using the "soft" velcro that is meant more for baby stuff. You could use a snap fastener if you'd like, but you will definitely need to reinforce it and determine if that affects how cards slide in and out of those bottom slots. To keep the profile and bulk down, I went with velcro on this one, even though it's not usually my first choice!

by Ann Balthaser on

I love this pattern. I have a small wallet pattern but there was not a place for coins. This one has a zippered compartment. Plus all the pockets for credit cards and everything else you need. Erin was also very helpful with the downloading problems I had.

by Sarah on
Easy, super cute wallet!

This pattern is worth the price! I love the different pocket options. The instructions, while complex, are genius. I love how the entire wallet is turned right side out through a hidden opening and top stitched. It looks so professional. The details, like the interfacing in strategic locations, make it look so. I'm a newbie and so I believe that almost anyone can make this pattern. Just read carefully and follow every step.

by Fiona on
Super pattern

I whipped one of these wallets up in an evening - super intelligent pattern that comes together quickly ... from a very picky pattern picker. Really appreciate the fabric cut measurements and labelling.

by Michelle on

Love this pattern! I have made three total so far. The pattern is very easy to follow, and the finished product turns out so nice and professional looking. I have made two for myself and one for my daughter. I was scared to tackle the ruffled one, but since my daughter wanted this one I did it, and it turned out great! I would definitely recommend this pattern for a unique wallet that will hold all your essentials.

by Jessy Minney on
Great pattern

I've made a few of these wallets and they're great. They go together quickly, and the pieces are easy to cut out.

I scale the pattern down a little bit (I like smaller wallets) and that works well too.

Very detailed instructions with lots of nice options for different ways to put the wallet together. Highly recommended pattern!

by JulieCC on
Most fabulous pattern from Erin yet!

I just completed making this pattern, which is the fourth pattern of Erin's I've done (have more purchased but haven't found the time). I've also made several of her tutorials, too.

I was so excited about this pattern because it was something I desperately needed - a wallet like this. I've been searching for about two years for the perfect style to make and couldn't find it.

This is my favorite DUMD pattern now and I'll be making a lot as gifts. It has fabulous directions as is the norm from Erin. It also has the great trick she talks about! I actually was scared off at first (thinking I'd done something wrong...which is hard to do with her stuff) then I saw the magic in it and was so happy! My arthritic hands especially love the "no hand sewing part". It was also great that I could cut all the pieces with a rotary cutter. I can't stand using scissors. ;-)

The wallet itself is so great. I've had several store bought versions like this that have almost been what I wanted but this is exactly what I wanted. My husband is begging for one, too. I made mine with a clear ID pocket, pleated zippered pocket, and a strap. Erin's strap instructions are genius, too!

For less than the cost of two of the purchased wallets (whose snaps lasted about two weeks) I can make all want! This will be one of my new go-to gifts as are many of Erin's designs!

Thank you, Erin, for making me SEW happy - so happy and happy sewing!