3 Ways to Make Credit Card Slots in Wallets

In this tutorial, I am teaching you 3 different ways on how to prep fabric strips to create really fun credit card slots in any wallet or small type pouch projects. You can have 1 credit slot or 2, or even more. It depends on the size of the wallet and how many slots you like. 

The first way you can do this is by using a bigger fabric that can fit 2 credit card slots. You will also use woven fusible interfacing. Cut your interfacing the same size as your fabric. Fuse the wrong side of the fabric with the adhesive side of the interfacing. Fold lengthwise, now you have 4 layers- fabric, interfacing, interfacing, and fabric. Stitch down in the center to split it giving you 2 credit card slots. Topstitch the edges for a nice decorative finish. Now, you have 2 credit card slots that are lined because it is folded in half.

Repeat the same fusing fabric steps with the other fabric. This time don’t fold it. You will, of course, get raw edges and if you don’t have a serger, what you can do is to sew the long sides of the fabric with a zigzag stitch. If you are unsure about the stitch, you can first practice in another fabric until you determine the length and width of the zigzag that you want. Just make sure that your zigzag stitch doesn’t come far too in because you still need to account for about a quarter of an inch to fold.

On the other hand, I will be using a 1.4 length and 3.5 width zigzag stitches. Apply glue on the stitches, then fold and iron. The goal here is to get a nice straight edge for your credit card slot. After pressing with an iron, secure the folded edge by topstitching. 

Lastly, for the third tip, fuse the fabric cloth with fusible interfacing as well. Set up your serger to three threads for narrow stitching. The idea is the same as the zigzag stitches technique, you don’t want the stitches to be too wide because you will still have to fold about a quarter of an inch. This setting allows the serger to just shave off one thread of the actual top of the fabric just in case you have crooked lines from your previous cutting. Cut off the extra threads after serging. Now, prep the fabric just like before. Don’t forget to topstitch after folding. 

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