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Make this nice and practical card holder in not time!
This card holder is made out of fabric and it's purpose is to hold your credit card, library card, driver's licence or even your business cards.
I love giving it as a little present with a gift card inside. Gift cards are very popular but I think that adding a nice, useful and handmade card holder makes the gift card even more special.
This sewing project is very simple and you can make it in a very short time. So get those scraps of fabric out and start your sewing machine!
 
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Step 1: List of Materials

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To start this project, you first need to gather some simple materials:
1- Heavy fabric for the outside and light weight fabric for the lining.(Scraps and small pieces that are at least 6" by 6" are OK)
2- Headpins
3- Velcro (the kind that you sew on the fabric)
4- Poster board or heavy paper to trace the template
5- Ruler
6- Pinking shears
7- Fabric scissors
8- Pen
OPTIONAL- Fusible fabric stabilizer (you can get it at any fabric shop)I will explain how to use this at the end.

Step 2: Trace and cut templates

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Using the ruler and pen trace 2 rectangle on the poster board or heavy paper.
The first template should measure 5 3/4" by 4 1/4"

The second template should measure 4 1/4" by 2 1/4"

Cut them up and these will be yout templates for the card holder.

Step 3: Transfer template to fabric.

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With the pen trace onto the heavy fabric the large template. This will be your card holder outside fabric.

Now trace using with the large template again onto the light fabric. This will be the lining.

Trace two times on another piece of heavy fabric using the SMALL TEMPLATE.

Cut the four pieces.

Step 4: Cut your pieces

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Now you cut and obtained the 4 pieces needed for the card holder.
These are:

Outside Fabric
Two inside pockets
and Lining

With the pinking shears cut the just one edge of each one of the pieces that will become the card holder pockets.(One of the wider edges)
Leylon1 year ago
Haha! This was my FIRST sewing pattern. :) I did not have a lot of fabric to work with - only what I already had on hand from previous miscellaneous projects. I also dont have pinking shears so my ends are not cleaned up, but I wanted to make something with my new sewing machine and your tutorial helped me understand a few things :) and for that, thank you so much!
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TabbyDeAnne2 years ago
These are adorable! I love the colors you choose in fabric and the clearity in which you posted this 'ible! Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing! 5 Stars all the way!
Brigida5 years ago
A very beautiful project! Congratulations!!!! I will try to do it very soon.
ardaniels6 years ago
Made this over the weekend - it's an awesome quick project!!
LOVE THIS! You have the cutest fabrics! I plan on taking the guitar stand off the sewing machine and trying this, haven't really sewn for a while! But I have tons of scraps laying around to try this with! Thanks! Congrats on Etsy front page btw!
Hey, you got it in the Etsy group! Right on. What's with all these pleasant shots by daylight? Don't you know that we all take shots at night with a flash 'round these parts? :)