My dear friend Caroline from SewCanShe.com posted a tutorial for making a card holder for playing cards. This was particularly interesting to me because my nine year old daughter has trouble organizing and viewing during our family games of Spades and Rook.
Caroline’s card holder was a great starting point, but I decided to add a gusseted pocket with a top with a snap for holding a deck of cards, and a way to keep the card holder closed. That way, we can keep this in our car for when we go out to eat.
I used some beautiful fat quarters and trim that Caroline sent me not long ago, and here is the result! I’m very happy with it. Here’s the exterior all closed up.
You can see the back of the holder where I added the pocket and the ribbon. Note that if you use directional fabric like I did, the back of the holder will be oriented in the opposite direction as the front.
I love the self-facing pocket and the snap. I have a stash of snaps in different colors and it was a thrill to get to use them.
Finally, check out the beautiful matching velvet ric-rac that Caroline used to tie my fat quarters together. We’re looking forward to some Spades tonight!
Interested in hearing how I made my changes? Let me know and I will share my method!