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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Business Card Holder Tutorial and Giveaway

I was recently contacted by one of my repeat customers to make a business card holder  to match some of the other accessories I designed for her.....Here is what I came up with....

(This little cutie will be given away to some lucky follower....here is what you need to do to enter the giveaway.....follow my blog and leave a comment...both are required to win....The winner will be announced in my next blog post on Tues March 26, 2013)

Here is what you will need to make this cute case:

2 fabric pieces cut 5 1/2” x 4 1/2” (one will be lining, one the outside. You can do the same fabric for both, or different fabric to mix things up)
2 fabric pieces cut 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”
1 fusible fleece piece cut 5 1/2” x 4 1/2”
Elastic cord  (I use hair elastic...they comes in so many pretty colors)
Button


 Here goes...To begin, take your 2 1/2” pieces and iron a double 1/4” hem down one long side.





 Top-stitch your hem in place.



Place your  hemmed pieces on top of your lining piece so your raw edges line up.



 Iron your fusible fleece piece to your top piece  and put it right sides together with your lining piece.  Pin these pieces together, but don’t sew yet!


 On one of your 4 1/2” sides, insert your hair elastic in between the lining and the top piece.  The more elastic you stick in between the layers, the longer your loop will be when you turn everything inside out. I stuck it in about 3/4 of the way.


Then, sew around the perimeter of the whole thing using a 1/4” seam allowance.  Make sure you remember to leave a space for turning!  Clip your corners when you are done.

 Turn and press well



Top-stitched around the entire thing to close the opening.

  Sew down the middle to keep the pieces together






Find your button placement.  I folded the loop up and just put my button where the top of the loop hit .hand stitch.... but make sure not to sew the pocket shut while doing so!
 Add your business cards....


 And you are finished!

Here is the one I made for my special customer...I added a vintage glass button to dress it up a bit...

These are available in my Etsy shop please stop by and take a look!...https://www.etsy.com/shop/Antiquebasketlady

Be sure to stop back....Tues March 26, 2013 when the winner will be announced...



19 comments:

  1. If I still sewed, I would try this one! Very cute and looks very easy too! :)

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  2. I love this and it looks so easy to make. Thanks for posting the tutorial!

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  3. Thanks Cindy...it is a super easy pattern to follow and there are so many combinations that can be made with scraps of fabric

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  4. What a great little tutorial and finished product. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. thanks Jan and Country Bazaar....it's great to use those small scraps too

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  6. This looks great and you make it look very easy to make. Would love to win it. I follow your blog.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  7. I am so fond of this tutorial that I shared it to my own website. Of course with a link back to here for instructions. Great job. Thank you!

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  8. Cute! I like the idea. I've been using a fabric tissue holder for my business cards, but I think I'll switch to something like this one.

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  9. Excellent tutorial and product !! Seller is an amazing lady :D Sue xox

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  10. Awesome job! I like cool business card holders because you know your new friends are going to check them out when they are standing there waiting for you to present your card. Its part of the show, right? Your special customer was thrilled with your handiwork I know.

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  11. Very pretty colors! You do beautiful work. Keep on creating :)

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  12. What a great idea! Not only functional, but very attractive as well!

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  13. Susan you do such fabulous work!

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  14. This is adorable and I really like this fabric. I love all of your bags on Etsy, fabrics and shapes. I already follow your blog.

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  15. Very pretty!! Great tutorial too!!
    thanks
    Sue

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  16. How cute. I am new to sewing and you made this look easy enough that I just might try it. Of course winning one. Would be great too! ;)

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