Pokemon Deck Holder – 15 minute sewing project

My son has just got into Pokemon trading cards in a big way and as I’m always sewing things for my daughter I thought this…

My son has just got into Pokemon trading cards in a big way and as I’m always sewing things for my daughter I thought this time I’d make him something.  As he’s always carrying around his Pokemon cards I decided he needed something to put them in!  I found some red, black and white felt and made this deck case.  He now wants me to make lots more so he can trade them with his friends to get some good cards.   Here’s what to do…


  • White felt – cut a rectangle 5.5cm x 17.5cm (if they have a lot of cards and you want to make it hold more – increase the 17.5cm measurement for all the pieces)
  • Black felt – cut a rectangle 2.5cm x 17.5cm
  • Red felt – cut a rectangle 6.5cm x 17.5cm
  • Red felt – cut 2 x 8cm x 12.5cm for the internal pockets
  • Black felt – cut a circle with a diameter 6.5 cm
  • White felt – cut a smaller circle with a diameter of 4.5cm
  • Elastic (0.5cm width) 16cm length
  • Matching thread in white, red and black
Pattern pieces for Pokemon holder
Pattern pieces ready to go

sewing instructions for the pokemon deck case:

General – Use a straight stitch and sew about 0.5cm from the raw edge unless specified otherwise.

outside of the pouch

Sew the red rectangle to the black one along the long edge.  Then sew the  white rectangle to the black along the other long edge.  Press (use a setting suitable for the type of felt you are using – try it out first on a scrap if you’re not sure).

Pokemon card holder

Sew the black circle onto the right side in the centre.  Then sew the white circle on top.

Pokemon card holder

inside pockets

Press a small hem along the long edge of both red inside pocket pieces and stitch – you can use a zig-zag stitch or straight stitch.

Pokemon card holder

To attach right-hand side pocket, pin the pocket panel, right sides together, to the outside of the pouch  on the right-hand side and stitch round the three outer edges.  Press.

Pokemon card holder

Stitch the two ends of the elastic as shown in the picture.

Pokemon deck holder

Attached the left pocket the same way as the right one – making sure the elastic is inside and not caught in the stitching.  Trim the corners, then turn right sides out, using a ruler or pencil to make sure the corners are square.  Press, then sew down the top and bottom edges in between the pockets by hand and you’re done!Pokemon card holder

Have a cuppa and present finished Pokemon deck holder to your happy Pokemon fan!

Pokemon card holder

finished pokemon holder