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Business Card Holder

I started blogging a year ago tomorrow. And what a fun year it’s been, writing this little blog of mine!

No fancy parties or gigantic giveaways, but thanks for coming and reading.  It makes my day!

So, I’ll give you this project instead, as my free gift–no purchase necessary.

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I keep thinking I should make up a few cards to take with me to SNAP in a couple of months.  I haven’t actually done that yet, but just in case I do, I now have a cute holder for them.  And isn’t that what’s really important?

Here’s how I made mine:
inner fabric 8×5 inches
outer fabric (mine was the same, yours can be different) 8×5 inches
fusible interfacing 7.75×4.75 inches
ruffle fabric 4×14 inches
elastic (hair tie)
ribbon slide (or regular button)
embroidery thread (optional)


  • iron interfacing to the wrong side of inner fabric
  • sew ruffle fabric into a tube, right sides together, turn right side out
  • pin ruffle fabric onto the right side of outer fabric, 3.25 inches up from the bottom


  • sew ruffle fabric on–once down the middle for a regular looking ruffle or close to the edges to create a “smashed” ruffle like mine


  • pin hair elastic to the top of the outer fabric so that some sticks to the inside (right side)


  • pin right sides together, 1/4 inch seam, leaving an opening to turn right side out
  • fold up the bottom to see where your ribbon slide or button should be placed
  • sew on–I used embroidery thread to attach my ribbon slide


  • fold up the bottom and sew, close to the edge, to create the pocket 


  • and you’re done!

Fill it up with cards that you can give me if we meet at SNAP.

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