Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Super simple fabric business card case

Try saying that 5 times fast. Go ahead, I'll wait.
I love projects that use up my scraps and remnants I have left over from other projects. It took less than 10 minutes.

What you'll need:
Fabric.  My piece was 10 1/2 inches  x 5 inches and fits standard business cards.
An iron (optional but it makes it easier)
Thread, coordinating or contrasting depending on the look you are going for.
Velcro or snaps (optional)
If your fabric isn't already the right size start by cutting a piece 10 1/2 inches wide by 5 inches high. 
I did my best to center the pattern

Next I ironed creases in to my fabric.  You don't have to do this part but it made it easier.
Short sides
fold the short sides in 1/8 inch and press.  Then fold an additional 2 inches in and press.
Folded in again

On the long side you'll fold the fabric 1/8 inch and press.

Long sides

Now you're up to the sewing part.  Unfold the short sides leaving the 1/8 inch piece still folded in and stitch.

Fold the short sides at the 2 inch crease. Making sure the long sides are still folded down, sew along the long edges. This will secure both of the pockets.
Make sure to keep everything folded in

All done! Yes, it's that simple.
My cards fit in here nicely
It has plenty of space for my cards as well as the cards I get from other people. 
If you want to add some extra flair you can do some applique, embroidery or a decorative stitch around the edges.
You can always add some Velcro or snaps to keep it closed but I loved the way it felt without a bulky snap. It fits in my bag or slides neatly in to my pocket without looking bumpy. Since it's cute you always want to give out business cards just to show off the case.


Charla Welch said...

I keep talking about buying a case for my cards. I should just make one. I think I'll have to hit my scrap pile now!

teawithfrodo said...

There are so many options for what you can do, especially if you can embroider.  It's cheaper than buying and a better conversation piece.

Barbara L said...

I really like this project! Thanks for sharing. I will have to look and see what scraps I have and try making one!

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