Introduction: Tract Holder

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These are instructions to make a holder for tracts (or other papers) that are 9" x 3.5". This holder holds approx 20 tracts.

Step 1: Items Needed

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  • Cardstock (12" x 9.75")
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue gun (and glue)
  • Fabric (outside pattern should measure at least 13" x 10.5", inside pattern should measure 4.5" x 10.5")
  • Button

Step 2: Fold Vertically

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Make 2 vertical folds in the cardstock, inward, to make 3 sections measuring 4" each

Step 3: Fold Corners

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Fold corners inward so they are even to the vertical crease on their panel

Step 4: Inside Fabric

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Lay the inside fabric on the center panel

Step 5: Flip and Glue

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Flip the whole thing over. There should be a little bit of overlap where the inside fabric hangs over the top and bottom. Add a small strip of hot glue to the top center of the cardstock and stick the fabric to the cardstock. Repeat this step at the bottom of the cardstock

Step 6: Add Outer Fabric

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Lay out the outer fabric and place the cardstock (right side up) in the middle, allowing for some extra material on all sides.

Step 7: Adhere Outer Fabric

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Fold a seam along the top of the outer material. Glue the center panel of the seam together, leaving the side panels loose for now.

Step 8: Fold and Glue Corner

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Holding the outside fabric taut, fold in the corner and glue down.

Step 9: Glue Sides

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Glue outer edge of the fabric to the cardstock. Be careful about folding the edges; make folds face down so tracts won't get caught on the edge as you slide them in.

Step 10: Repeat

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Repeat steps 8 and 9 on other side

Step 11: Adhere Lower Edge

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Glue lower fabric seam to bottom edge of the cardstock, keeping clean, crisp corners

Step 12: Adhere Panel

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Fold one panel over the center and glue the bottom seams together along the inside on the very edge.

Step 13: Finish

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Fold and glue down the other panel. Glue button on. Voila!


seamster (author)2014-08-15

Nice project, thanks for sharing!

KookyKreations (author)2014-08-07

I am not likely to need a holder for tracts but this would make a cute business card holder (size adjusted) or a TERRIFIC way to "wrap" tickets or gift cards to give them as gifts. Very sweet results.

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