I am always forgetting to take my business cards out with me. If I get comments on the necklace or badge I’m wearing I feel stupid when I can’t give them a card so I’ve made a case for them. Now they’re in my bag, protected in a nice case so they don’t get tatty, I’ve no excuses!
You’ll need fabric, a hair elastic and a button. Make sure to have some cards to hand so you get the sizing right.
Lay the cards on the fabric you’ve chosen for the outside of the case. You need to leave a gap between them for the fold. Cut the fabric, leaving a gap of 1/2 an inch around the cards, cut two. Cut two pieces of the pocket fabric the same height but an inch or so shorter, as pictured.
Fold the pocket pieces in half and iron. You can also stitch along the fold for a nice neat look. Place an outer piece right side up, then place the pocket pieces on each end with a gap between them in the middle. Place the hair elastic on one side and then lastly place the last piece of outer fabric right side down on top.
Sew around the edges, leaving a gap to turn it the right way out. Trim edges and cut off corners.
Turn right side out. Poke something like a knitting needle into the corners to make them pointy. Iron.
Stitch around the edges and along the middle. Make sure you leave enough space for the cards to fit in the pockets when you’re going around the edge!
Sew a button onto the front to hold it closed.
Now you can put your cards in :)
If you make a case I’d love to see it!