I am loving this business card holder. Probably because it is pink. And has ruffles.
Anyway, I made it for my mom for a Mother’s Day gift. She has a direct sales jewelry business and I decided she needed to carry her business cards in style.
How can you make a cute little ruffled business card holder? Read on…
You will need:
two 4 1/2” x 5 1/2” pieces of fabrictwo 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” pieces of fabricone 10” x 1” jersey strip of fabricone 4 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece of fusible medium weight interfacingsmall elastic hair tieone button
Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the 4 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece of fabric that you want for the outside of the business card case. Then gather the strip of jersey fabric.
Pin it to the right side of the fabric you’re using for the front of the case about 2” from the bottom.
Sew it into place. Remove the gathering stitches.
Take the two smaller pieces (2 1/2” x 4 1/2”) and turn them each under 1/4”. Press.
Turn them under another 1/4” to hide the raw edge and press again.
Hem the edge to keep it turned under.
Position each of these pockets at the edges of the 4 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece of fabric you are using for the back of the pouch. Align the corners to the right side of the back fabric. Make sure that the hems you just made face toward each other.
Pin in place.
Next, sew on the button. My mom used to teach home ec, and she shared with me that the proper way to sew on a button is to wrap the thread around the button a few times (between the fabric and the button) so that the button isn’t too tight against the fabric.
Don’t sew the button too close to the edge. I put it just below the ruffle.
Now it is time to assemble the whole business card holder. Place the elastic hair tie with the metal part toward the raw edge of the fabric. Place the hair tie on the opposite side of where the button will be. I laid mine out like this:
Flip the front piece onto the back piece with right sides together. Sew around the whole thing, leaving about a 3 1/2” opening at one end for turning.
Clip the corners. Now turn the whole thing right sides out.
Use a sharp stick to push the corners out as crisply as possible.
Press the whole thing, making sure to turn the raw edges under. Top stitch around the whole thing, making sure to close the raw edges.
Your lovely new ruffled business card holder is finished! Enjoy.