To celebrate Prudent Baby’s new business cards, I made myself a little card holder using some Anna Maria Horner Oilcloth in Little Folks – Forrest Hills Berry (from City Craft, of course.)
Get the Business Card Holder DIY after the jump.
1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric 4 1/2″ x 7″. I used oilcloth for one and cotton for the other but you can use all cotton.
2. Cut one piece of light interfacing 4″ x 6 1/2″. I used one that is only adhesive on 1-side but you can use the 2-sided as well.
(ouch that’s some bad lighting)
3. Center your interfacing on the back of the “inside” fabric and iron in place. You can use parchment paper to protect your ironing board if you are using 2-sided interface. Iron the fabric side, not the parchment paper : )
4. Alight the two pieces of fabric right-side facing and (if you like) pin along the very edge.
5. Sew just outside the interfacing on 3 sides leaving one short side open.
6. Trim the two sewn corners.
7. Turn inside-out.
8. Tuck in your open side and iron entire piece to crease the open end and to smooth the rest. If you are using oilcloth be sure to iron on the cotton side and on a low setting.
9. Zig-zag stitch the opening side closed with the needle hitting over the edge of the fabric on one side, like an overlock stitch. A few backstitches at the beginning and end will secure your stitches.
10. Fold over your card pocket 1 3/4″ and zig-zag stitch one side closed with the needle hitting over the edge of the fabric on one side, like an overlock stitch. A few backstitches at the beginning and end will secure your stitches. I stopped about an 1/4″ from the bottom to keep it looking a little neater. Repeat on other side.
11. Fold top over to meet bottom crease. Because the oilcloth and interfacing are a bit fold-resistant, I added a few forward and back zig-zag stitches at the edges of the top fold. If you are using cotton, you can likely just iron your fold flat.
12. I decided to add a snap to keep my card holder secure and flat. You can follow the instructions on the snap packaging to do so. It would have also been cute to sew a loop of pretty elastic into the seam of the front flap in step 5 and wrap it around the case to hold it closed.
And that’s it!