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!
Step 1: List of 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)
3- Velcro (the kind that you sew on the fabric)
4- Poster board or heavy paper to trace the template
6- Pinking shears
7- Fabric scissors
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
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.
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
Two inside pockets
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)
Step 5: Prepare Pieces
Cut a piece of Velcro positioning the fuzzy and the rough sides together, that way the two sides of the Velcro are the same size.
Step 6: Prepare Pockets
Step 7: Sew Velcro Onto Pockets
Step 8: Assemble Pieces
Lay your outside fabric face down, lining face up and the two flaps or pockets side up like in the picture.
Step 9: Sew Around
Sew the piece around the edges with a 1/4" seam approx.
Step 10: View of Sewn Piece
Step 11: Cut Edges
Cut very close to the outside edge so you don't cut the stitches.
Step 12: Press and Iron
Step 13: Optional Step (fusible Stabilizer)
Here I used the fusible fabric stabilizer.
On sptep 3:
I used my large and small template and I traced and cut a piece of the fusible stabilizer and I ironed on the light fabric to make it stiff. Use it for the outside and inside pockets.
That would count as my heavy fabric.
Continue with step 4.
Step 14: YOU Finished Your Cardholder!!!
That was fast!
Step 15: Inside View
Put those cards inside!