Keychain Card Holder

It's the day before Christmas Eve and you need more elves in your workshop. You need to come up with something pretty quick because the family gathering is tomorrow and you can't show up empty-handed.

After all, you're the family crafter...

There's no time to go all out. It's 9pm and you need to think of something...anything...but something useful. You've done cord keepers, zipper pouches, so you can't repeat those. 

Enter the keychain card holder.

Sometimes you just don't need your whole wallet. You're just running out for one thing and that one thing is at a place that doesn't take Apple Pay (ahem, Joann's...). 

And, this gives me yet another excuse to use my handy dandy grommet setter.

So here we go - this is a super easy scrapbuster, and if you need to crank out a lot of them, I suggest doing this assembly-line style!

Materials (in inches)

  • 2 pieces 3 x 6 fabric
  • 2 pieces 3 x 4 fabric
  • 1 piece midweight fusible interfacing, 2 x 5
  • 2 pieces midweight fusible interfacing, 2 x 3
  • 1 grommet/washer, 5/8"

Interfacing

Center the 2 x 5 piece of interfacing on one of the 3 x 6 fabric pieces and fuse it to the wrong side of the fabric.

Center the 2 x 3 interfacing pieces on the 3 x 4 fabric pieces and fuse to the wrong side of the fabric.

Card Pockets

Take your two 3 x 4 pieces and fold over about 1/4" and again 1/4" to make a double hem. This will be the top of the card pocket. 

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Topstitch the hem.

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Main Body

Place one hemmed card pocket onto the right side of one of the 3 x 6 fabric pieces. Line up the bottoms and side edges. If it makes you feel good, go ahead and baste at 1/4" seam and repeat with the other card pocket/body pieces.

If you don't have time for basting, lay the pieces out like a sandwich:

  • Body piece face up
  • Card piece face up
  • Card piece face down
  • Body piece face down

Starting at the top right edge, sew at 3/8" down one side, pivot at the bottom, go along the bottom, pivot, and come right back up the other side. Trim the corners, but don't cut through the stitching.

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Turn it right side out and poke out the corners nice and neat.

On the top edge, fold the fabric in to close the hole. Topstitch or whipstitch it closed.

Place your grommet where you want it, trace the inner circle with a pencil. Gently cut out an x within the circle.

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Set the right side of the grommet on the setting tool, and place the fabric over it, opening up the 'x' to push the grommet through. Set the washer and press (or hammer with a mallet if you are using a manual setting tool) 

Voila. Done. Clip a carabiner on it and you're all set!

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