Easy Fabric Card Holders Tutorial

Have  you noticed how beautiful the designer fabric is now? I fell in love with Amy Butler and a few others not long ago, and bought a bunch of charm packets to use for quilting. Needless to say I never got around to making any quilts, just a runner for my dining room buffet. Still I’m always thinking of ways to use this pretty fabric. A while back, I made spice filled mug matsand today I’m sharing a new project:

Fabric Card Holders

Learn how to make simple card holders from 5 in squares of coordinating fabric. Use for business cards or a gift card package.

These fabric card holders can be used for your own business cards. However, I think they also make a beautiful gift card holder.

Fabric Card Holders - Charm fabric squares

Materials:

  • 3 coordinating fabrics cut into 5 inch squares
  • sewing machine
  • some kind of closure such as a button, snap or velcro (optional)

The Process

First take one of the three squares and fold it in half. Stitch along the fold about 1/4 inch from the edge.

Place this piece on the right side of one of the remaining fabrics aligning the bottom edges to make a pocket.

Learn how to make this simple card holder from 5 in squares of coordinating fabric. Use for business cards or a gift card package.

Next take the last square of fabric and place it on top of the other two with right sides together.

Stitch a 1/2 inch seam along all edges leaving about 1/2 inch open for turning.

Trim edges and clip corners.

Learn how to make this simple card holder from 5 in squares of coordinating fabric. Use for business cards or a gift card package.

Turn right-side out. (this was the hardest part)

Learn how to make this simple card holder from 5 in squares of coordinating fabric. Use for business cards or a gift card package.

Press with an iron.

Slip stitch opening or top stitch along the entire outer edge.

Learn how to make this simple card holder from 5 in squares of coordinating fabric. Use for business cards or a gift card package.

Learn how to make this simple card holder from 5 in squares of coordinating fabric. Use for business cards or a gift card package.

Add a closure such as a snap, Velcro or a button if desired.

Fabric Card Holders DIY Beginner Project

That’s it. Pretty simple, huh?

Makes a nice artistic business card holder or as a fancy package for the next gift card you give.

Makes me want to purchase more charm packs. Ok, I might have a problem. 🙂

 

Learn how to make simple card holders from 5 in squares of coordinating fabric. Use for business cards or a gift card package.

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Andrea Methvin says:

    Made 2 quick business card holders (for my new cards) tonight with your easy tutorial. Finished in less than 15 minutes. I love a quick project! Thanks!

  2. Rosemary Guyton says:

    I made one today and love it. I had been looking for a different and unique gift card holder. Well, thanks to you I’ve found it. You can use this for so many different things. Thank you.

  3. Wow… I found this post today, after a very bad day trying to sew a credit card holder wallet pattern that was overly complicated and mis-sized. I spent half a day on it, only to discover it was too small to hold my credit cards. I was beyond frustrated and looking for very simple construction. This totally fit the bill. Using scraps from the failed wallet and a random piece of velcro I’ve had stashed for years, I whipped this up in about 15 minutes. I did add SF101 to one of the squares and half of another, because I wanted a tiny bit of firmness, but this is perfect for me to use as a wallet. (It holds my driver’s license and my credit card, which is all I really need.)

    • Hi Bev,

      I’m thrilled that my project suited your needs. Yes, it’s really simple. Typically that’s all I do but it’s nice to know that it helped someone else. Thanks also for the added tips to make it more substantial. That will help others who stop by.
      Hope you are enjoy this fine spring weather and have a great week!
      Patti

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