I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fabric Business / Gift Card Holder

Today I have a tutorial for making a fabric business card holder. This is a scrap buster and can be used for giftcards too, a gift within a gift. Check it out!








Ready to make one? It's pretty easy!




Start with two pieces of fabric, 5' by 10'. I used two different fabrics for this tute but you could use the same print if you like. And a piece of interfacing of some kind to give the holder some structure. I used a scrap piece of embroidery stabilizer because that's what I had. The stabilizer is slightly smaller than 5' x 10'. And that was fine. The scrap wasn't quite big enough and you can see in the picture my cutting was a bit wonky - that's ok too! (I love a project where a little wonkiness is ok.)






Put the two fabric pieces right side together, and lay the interfacing on top. Stitch around the outside using a 1/2' seam, leaving about a 2' opening for turning on the long side. You can see where I left the opening between the arrow below. It's important the opening is along the long side.





I forgot to take a picture, but clip the corners, then turn the fabric right side out.




And iron flat.






Fold the fabric in half, with the fabric you want for the outside color facing out. Put a piece of tape along the folded edge.




Stitch along the side of the tape. This stitched line will help the holder fold well.






Fold the sides to the inside 2'. Iron and pin in place. When you fold this in half, along that center line, the two sides should be flush.




Stitch around the outside edge. This stitches the pockets in place AND closes the open area you left for turning.




Ta-Dah! Ready for business cards, credit cards, whatever you like!




I made this one to hold a giftcard for a coworker's birthday. To figure out where the embroidery goes, I cut a strip of paper 5'x10', folded it like the business card holder, and used that as a template to figure out the size and placement of the embroidery.



I hope she likes her present!



As always with anything I make, I welcome your suggestions to improve.
Now I'm off to find places to link this to. If you have suggestions where I should link to, please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by!
J


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35 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Oh I LOVE this!!! My sweet hubby just bought me a great wallet from Brighton to fit in my new diaper bag (just had baby #2) anyway, there are not enough card slots! I need more room for my costco card and my gymboree card etc! This would be perfect!! Thanks sooo much for sharing!

    Thanks for linking up! Stop by and join my giveaway! And be sure to link up next week also!

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  3. How cool is your alphabet sampler looking? Love it! It's been a great thing to dust off the embroidery cottons and stitch again...and learn some new skills along the way. I love your little girl's Alice dress...very cute...and your tutorial today looks great too! Hope you are having a happy Easter xxx

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  4. Wow! I absolutely love this idea. I carry "calling cards" with me all the time. This will make them more snazzy looking. Can't wait to go through my scraps for just the right fabrics.

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  5. Very cute. I love the material. And the embroidery is a wonderful, personal touch!
    I would love for you to check out my site for a spring block giveaway! Have a great day!
    alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  6. That is so fun!! I love the colors of the fabric, they are great!

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  7. I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
    I have a great interview with a savvy blogger on my blog right now with great tips on how to help your blog grow.
    You can check it out at http://bloggerchixdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/04/aprils-featured-interview-april.html
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  8. What a CUTE idea!! I may have to give it a try!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Hope to see you again this week!

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  9. A question on the embroidery part of the card holder, did you embroider the name before you actually sewed the card holder together? I'm guessing you didn't embroider after-the-fact since you used a scrap piece of 5x10 interfacing folded to gauge, right? Thanks! It's very cute!

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  10. Such a great idea! I love those polka dots!

    Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party!

    I hope you will link up and show us more of your projects!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  11. I love this idea. I recently went to a blogging conference and could have used this. I can't wait to make one.

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  12. Hi there,

    I just found your blog (thanks for visiting mine!) and I love this idea for a business card holder! Nice easy to follow instructions too!

    Jill

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  13. Love this tutorial! I've already made one from your tutorial. I'll post pics soon over in my blog. It's always nice to see another ATL mom! :)

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  14. Thanks so much! These are so easy to make and are wonderful gifts. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I made a couple of these and they turned out really cute! Thanks for sharing. I posted pictures and a link to this tutorial on my site, www.ThePaisleyAbbey.com

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  16. I love these! I have one made out of monkey fabric for my business cards and I love it!

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  17. I love these. I hate the paper gift card holders, this is such a great idea to replace them!

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  18. How pretty purses they are! I love this creative idea.

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  19. I need to make a bunch of these to just have on hand for gifts - great idea!

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  20. These are awesome! So perfect for giving gift cards and for holding personal cards. Love them!

    Great way to use your scrap materials too.

    Alyssa
    http://lifeoflyssie.com

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  21. I think a business cards holder is must have if you want to keep your cards neat and clean.

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  22. Thank you so much for the fab tutorial. I have made one tonight as a thank you to a friend who is starting up her own business. Perfect to hold her new business cards! I will try to set up a link when I post to my blog but I'm still a blogging novice!

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  23. Fantastic your business card holder tutorial is very inspiring me you have done a great job...
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  24. That is so cute lovely coloring and design's.

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  25. Really Very adorable. I really like the content. And the embroidery is a amazing, individual touch!
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  26. your effort make it easy to follow...I will use it when i needed.
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  27. This is adorable! I am giving several gift cards this year, now I think I'll have to make them each a little holder. So cute!

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  28. These are great. I always prefer to use the Plastic Card Holders, I don't know why but i like it.

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