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How to make a business card holder

I have some business cards and wanted to make a fabric business card holder to keep them in order in my handbag. This project took less than 30 minutes and you can make them for yourself or as presents as they can be used to hold business cards, credit cards or photographs of grandchildren!

1. Choose two pieces of fabric and cut 5″ x 10″. You’ll also need a piece of interfacing (to give it some stiffness) cut to the same size.

2. Place the pieces of fabric right sides together with the interfacing on top and stitch around, quite close to the edge. Leave a 2″ gap in the middle of one long side for turning. I pinned mine to make sure the three pieces stayed together.

3. Clip the corners. Turn the right way and iron.

4. Fold in half and stitch down the centre.

5. I used two different fabrics so choose which fabric you want on the outside. Fold each short edge towards the centre leaving a 1.5″ gap from the middle, pin in place. Stitch around the outside edge, this will ensure that the opening and each pocket is stitched in place. Insert business cards and you’re done!


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    July 13, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    This looks fab. Shame I’m rubbish a sewing, knitting and all these things 🙁

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    Amanda Cottingham
    July 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I would love to go to cybermummy next year, if I do I’m sure I’ll need buisiness cards and I will make one of these to put them, fab idea!

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    July 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Even I could manage this! Love the fabrics you used.

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    July 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I am so investing in a machine! Fab!!!

    Thanks for linking up!

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    July 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Your business card holder is terrific! I like the fabrics you used. This is manageable enough to be sewn by hand. It’s a great idea.
    Creativity is a blast!

    Enjoy your day,

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    Liz Burton
    July 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Beautiful choice of fabrics – and you’re such a tease with that tiny glimpse of your ornate machine! It looks beautiful.

    I might have a go at this as a holder for OH’s Oyster card, thanks for the tutorial x

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    July 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Very cute – I love the spotty fabric x

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    July 16, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Love this! Great idea, I am just getting started with my sewing t Just added you to my reads! Visiting from Mummys Little Monkeys blog hop!

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    Red Ted Art's Blog » Blog Archive » Back to School Get Crafty
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