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Friday, February 17, 2012

Business Card Holder

I started blogging a year ago tomorrow. And what a fun year it's been, writing this little blog of mine!

No fancy parties or gigantic giveaways, but thanks for coming and reading.  It makes my day!

So, I'll give you this project instead, as my free gift--no purchase necessary.

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I keep thinking I should make up a few cards to take with me to SNAP in a couple of months.  I haven't actually done that yet, but just in case I do, I now have a cute holder for them.  And isn't that what's really important?

Here's how I made mine:
inner fabric 8x5 inches
outer fabric (mine was the same, yours can be different) 8x5 inches
fusible interfacing 7.75x4.75 inches
ruffle fabric 4x14 inches
elastic (hair tie)
ribbon slide (or regular button)
embroidery thread (optional)

  • iron interfacing to the wrong side of inner fabric
  • sew ruffle fabric into a tube, right sides together, turn right side out
  • pin ruffle fabric onto the right side of outer fabric, 3.25 inches up from the bottom

  • sew ruffle fabric on--once down the middle for a regular looking ruffle or close to the edges to create a "smashed" ruffle like mine

  • pin hair elastic to the top of the outer fabric so that some sticks to the inside (right side)

  • pin right sides together, 1/4 inch seam, leaving an opening to turn right side out
  • fold up the bottom to see where your ribbon slide or button should be placed
  • sew on--I used embroidery thread to attach my ribbon slide

  • fold up the bottom and sew, close to the edge, to create the pocket 

  • and you're done!

Fill it up with cards that you can give me if we meet at SNAP.

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  1. So cute! Yes, you need to make some cards for SNAP--with umbrellas on them! So jealous that you get to go! Enjoy!

  2. What a cute idea! My cards seem to end up in the bottom of my purse! Thanks for sharing and I saw you over at Alderberry Hill.

  3. What a cute Idea! Two of us are also going to SNAP! (Camille and Elyse) Hope to meet up with you!And Thanks for sharing your card holders at Six Sister's Link Party! We hope to see you again next week!
    -The Sisters

  4. Steph I love this!!! I need one of these BADLY! Great tutorial. Id love for you to link the up to my fashion linky party! It's called DIY Diva Thursdays, but we party until Monday :)


  5. Youre absolutely adorable card holder was featured this week on Tute Tuesdays!

  6. Very creative article. It shows the diversification of the particular field. It actually extends your reading Animal Embroidery Designs.

  7. this is looks great and so creative i love that.