Simple Sleeve

An EDC front pocket card sleeve.

  • Effortless Accessibility: a classic style compact card sleeve to snuggly carry 3 to 4 cards
  • Save Money and Reduce Waste: complements larger technical gear patterns using the excess fabric not quite small enough to throw away
  • Precise Sewing Pattern with detailed illustrated instructions

Sewing Skill Level - Beginner

Simple Sleeve is a 10 minute project using one small piece of shell fabric and about 18 inches of grosgrain ribbon. Learn to double fold hem, sew precise 1/4" (6mm) seam allowances, and bind by hand.

Digital Sewing Pattern

  • Illustrated step-by-step sewing instructions
  • Simple material list complements larger gear projects
  • Convenient print at home paper pattern

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Materials and Fabrics

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Material Samples

Material Description Links
Shell Fabric ECOPAC EPX200 recycled laminated pack fabric Ripstop by the Roll logo
Binding Nylon or polyester grosgrain ribbon, 1/2-5/8" (12-16mm) wide Ripstop by the Roll logo

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Suggested needle and thread pairing

  • 🪡 Microtex size 80/12 or 90/14
  • 🧵 Gutermann MARA 70 - Tex 40 polyester thread

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