Catania Card Holder


This cute little card holder with fully lined zipper pocket is super quick and so fun to make! Perfect when you need to whip up a quick gift! It's unisex and perfect for men or women alike. It can be made with the zipper pocket fully lined or without lining, and with or without clear ID card pocket. It's a raw edge pattern made for cork, vinyls, faux or real leather, "kraft paper"-fabric and similar materials that can have their edges left raw. The perfect tiny wallet for your small bags and purses, or why not pocket?

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.

To see even more beautiful Catania Card Holders for inspiration, and more photos, make sure you check out my patterns testers lovely work here on my blog.

This is an excellent pattern for the advanced beginner bagmaker, assuming basic sewing skills and preferably having installed a zipper before.

Finished size: ~3” (7.5cm) high and ~4 1/2" (11.5cm) wide.

10” x 8” (25x20cm) - Exterior: Non directional vinyl, kraft paper fabric, faux leather, cork or similar, where the edges can be left raw. A 5 x 14” (13x36cm) long piece will also work.
9” x 4” (23x10cm) - Lining: Cotton fabric, only needed if you desire lining for your zipper pocket.

1 - 5” (13cm) #3 Zipper (or longer): Should match the exterior.
(4 x 3” (10x8cm) Clear vinyl: 12- or 16-gauge are both suitable. Only if you’re making the version with an ID window.)
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Double sided tape (preferably ⅛” (3mm) but ¼” (0.5cm) will work as well and how is shown in the pattern) or fabric glue.
Wonder clips.


This is a PDF sewing pattern file for download and printing yourself. It's a full color pattern with step by step instructions, each accompanied by a color photo to make it fun to sew and the pattern easy to follow.

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