DIY Business Card Holder: Supplies
- MAIN FABRIC – Cut 2 pieces of fabric that are 4 1/2 inches (11.5cm) wide by 6 inches (15.3cm) long
- CONTRAST POCKETS – Cut 2 pieces of fabric 4 1/2 inches (11.5cm) by 4 1/2 inches (11.5cm)
- ELASTIC – 4 1/2 inches (11.5cm). I used 5/8 inch (1cm) fold over elastic but you can use any width that looks pretty.
- FUSIBLE FLEECE INTERFACING – Cut 1 piece 4 1/2 inches (11.5cm) wide by 6 inches (15.3cm) long
DIY Business Card Holder: The Video
Watch this quick YouTube video on how to make your fabric business card holder.
DIY Business Card Holder: Sewing Instructions
Press the fusible fleece on the WRONG side of the main piece that will be on the inside of the card holder. (blue fabric). By fusing it to the inside piece you don’t need to worry if the fusible fleece causes a little wrinkling. If you don’t have any fusible fleece you could also just substitute some thick soft fabric to give your card holder some body.
Turn the card holder the RIGHT way out and give it a good press. The seam allowance at the gap should be pressed to the inside. Make sure your corners and looking nice and square.
Be especially careful you don’t put the iron on the elastic as it will probably mark or melt. I found that some of the metallic finishes on the fold over elastics were prone to discoloring when I accidentally touched them with the iron.
Top stitch all the way around being careful you don’t stitch over the elastic.
IMPORTANT – When you get to the elastic, stretch it down and out of the way so there are no stitches over the edges of the elastic.