Yes, if you’re wondering, a vaccine card holder is a ‘thing’.
Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, things are definitely looking a lot better. Restrictions are being lifted everywhere, meaning we will be returning to some sort of ‘normal’ in the near future.
This depends strongly on as many people as possible receiving a vaccination.
And this in return means lots of vaccine cards and vaccine card holders.
The vaccine card might be an important item on our future trip/holiday packing list.
While it’s currently not clear how and if we will need our vaccine cards, one thing is for sure: you will want to keep it safe and clean, and why not do that in style?
The international vaccine card isn’t really a card. The little booklet was most probably,
by the looks of it, not designed to be carried around.
The CDC vaccine card is only made out of paper as well.
So I decided vaccine cards, whether CDC cards or international vaccine cards need a
After I made my free passport holder pattern, a sweet customer suggested to use the same pattern for the vaccine card and of course I had to add a little foundation paper pieced design.
And here are actually two.
The vaccine and syringe pattern, and the band aid pattern.
Of course these patterns would be equally cute on a pouch, for example a pouch for your travel medical supplies. Or how about a fabric box for your medical supplies at home?
A pillowcase or a cover for a coolpad and much, much more, I am sure you will come up with many more ideas, let me know in the comments.
This vaccine card holder pattern is essentially the same as for the passport holder pattern and the international vaccine card is the same size as a passport.
Materials needed: ( for both vaccine cards, international vaccine card and CDC vaccine card)
– 4″x 4″ foundation pieced quilt block, vaccine and syringe or band aid
– 1 piece of fabric 4.5″x 4.5″ (same as the background fabric of the quilt block )
– 2 strips of fabric 1 1/4″ x 8.5″ (same as the background fabric of the quilt block )
– 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ for the lining
– 2 x 4″ x 5 7/8″ for the pockets
– For a CDC vaccine card you only need one pocket piece of fabric, and one piece of clear
vinyl 3 1/2″x 5 7/8″ plus a strip of fabric for the binding 1 1/4″x 6″.
– 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ very thin but stiff fusible interfacing (I used Vlieseseline S320)
In case your vaccine card is a different size, this overview shows you how to determine the right size for your outer piece and lining.
1. Sew the quilt block of your choice, either the vaccine with the syringe or the band aid,
in the 4″x 4″ size.
Stitch the fabric pieces for the outer piece together the way its shown here in the assembly photo.
Join the two squares first, then add the two strips of fabric at the top and bottom.
This will be the outer piece of the vaccine card holder.
Cut the outer piece to 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″. ( check the size with your own vaccine card as shown above)
4. Fold the pocket fabric pieces in half aligning the longer raw edges and press. Then place these two on the outer piece aligning each with the left and right raw edge.
right sides together, pin or clip in place.
Stitch around the outer edge with 1/4″ seam allowance leave about a 3″ opening at the bottom longer edge for turning your vaccine card holder later.
Cut the corners at a 45° angle, that gives you nice crisp edges when turning the vaccine card holder inside out.
Close the opening with a small seam allowance.
Follow steps 1.-3. as above.
4. Fold the pocket fabric piece in half aligning the longer raw edge and press.
5. Stitch the binding to the piece of vinyl.
Clip or pin in place and stitch around the outer edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a 3″ opening for turning the vaccine card holder later.
8. Cut the edges in a 45° angle ( this gives you nice crisp edges) .
Turn inside out and close the opening with a small seam allowance.
What other projects would you be making with the syringe and band aid pattern?
Let me know in the comments.