Saturday, July 28, 2012

i made this - card holder


I'm horrible about carrying business cards with me. Horrible! My wallet is a business card case, so I shouldn't have any excuses, but it's stuffed with my ID, debit card, bus pass and a few other things.

I found a cute tutorial to make this card holder earlier this week and thought, this looks pretty simple AND I really need to start carrying business cards with me, so why not. You can find the tutorial here. I ran across several other tutorials as well, they were all a little bit different. One of them had a button and elastic closure. It was cute, but I thought it might make it bulky.

They were pretty quick and easy to put together and I actually made two at once. It took me less than an hour to get them done. I cut into my Seaside fabric by October Afternoon. I've been wanting to cut into it since I got it. The inside is Hometown by Sweetwater. It matches perfectly I think. 

Looking at this photo right now I'm thinking I could modify the tutorial a little bit more to add a bit of an accent by binding it all the way around. We'll see.

Since I didn't need two card holders I offered up the blue one on Instagram and it was snatched up quickly. The recipient said she'd be using is as a bus pass holder. I think these would be awesome little mini wallets for just the necessities. Throw it in your pocket or bra, whatever and go. Especially if you're a runner, it'd be soft against your skin. 

The plan is to make a few more for Sew Loco and also submit them to Indie Gift Box to see if I can be picked up as a contributor for September or later this year.


Alisa said...

Those are lovely. I love the idea of using them as a small wallet, too.

Marit said...

Cute card holders! And that blue fabric is great!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Popping over from plum and June. I love this card holder. I must add it to my to-do list! Thanks for sharing.

capitolaquilter said...

Seems so simple and useful - thanks for the link to the tute. Saying hi from Plum and June.