{Business Card Holders}

When I went to SNAP! a few weeks ago, I knew I’d need some pretty awesome business cards.  You see, when you meet another blogger at a conference, you usually say something like this…

“Hi, I’m Meredith from Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home”

and then immediately exchange business cards with the other blogger.

Just look at some of the cards I accumulated this year at SNAP!…

business cards

Crazy, right?!

Now, how to keep track of all those cards, plus my own stack to hand out?  I had the perfect solution after doing some browsing of the blogosphere.  My sweet friend, Lindsay had a pattern for some super simple, sewn business card holders, and I knew I could easily put my own spin on her awesome version for myself and my SNAP! roomies using these pretty fabrics.

fabrics

Materials Needed

2 Fabric Pieces cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
{One liner, one outside}
2 Fabric Pieces cut to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
{pockets}
1 Piece Fusible Interfacing cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
thread
coordinating button
velcro
pieces

Step 1

On both of the 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ pieces, fold and iron a double 1/4″ hem.  Sew along the folded edge {for some reason, I forgot to actually sew this on this particular business card holder, so ignore my picture and the fact that each piece is not sewn along the hem}.

hem pockets

Step 2

Line up your velcro pieces, pin, and sew in place.

velcro

Step 3: Assembly

Picture 1: Pin pockets to inside piece {the hem of each pocket should be towards the middle}.

Picture 2: After ironing the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the outside piece, pin it to the inside piece with the pockets, right sides facing each other.

Picture 3: Sew around the entire piece, with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Leave a space on one side to flip right side out, but make sure to back stitch as you don’t want your sewing to come undone.  Clip the corners at a 45 degree angle before flipping.

Picture 4: Iron as flat as possible and pin the space you left un-sewn.  Sew a topstitch around the entire business card holder with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

assembly

Step 4

Fold the business card holder in half and run your iron over it once again.  In the crease, sew a straight line.  This makes folding the business card holder a lot easier as you’re using it.

finished

Step 5

Carefully sew a cute button onto the front of one side of the business card holder.  Make sure not to sew your pocket shut!

Handmade Business Card Holders @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, perfect to take to a blog conference or to keep in your purse #businesscards #handmade #businesscardholder

And now you’re ready to hand out business cards in a snap {or in my case, at SNAP!}

Handmade Business Card Holders @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, perfect to take to a blog conference or to keep in your purse #businesscards #handmade #businesscardholder

Those are all of the cute holders I ended up giving my roomies as gifts upon arriving at the conference!

I think my favorite is the teal and pink chevron.  Which one is yours?

Handmade Business Card Holders @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, perfect to take to a blog conference or to keep in your purse #businesscards #handmade #businesscardholder

I’ll be linking up at these great parties!

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Comments

  1. loretta says

    These are really cute, but I have a couple questions ’cause I hate ripping seams. What do you mean by “double 1/4 inch hem”? Is that folding it a 1/4 ” twice or folding it 1/2″? I can’t tell from your photo. If its the former, which folded edge should I sew close to? Since you didnt do it for the photo I can’t tell.

  2. says

    Way too cute and I love the fabrics! My fav is the teal chevron too! And I love how Jen’s card stands out in that big pile of business cards! She cracks me up! ;)

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