Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gift Card & Business Card Holder

Gift Card & Business Card Holder Tutorial

just so you know, in my head i call tutorials "toots."

this looks like a kajillion steps, but it's really not. I just wanted to photograph every teensy step so there is no way you can miss anything.

grab a cup of coffee (in preferably a cute mug) and lets do this!

what you'll need:

two fabrics
stiff interfacing (
closure of choice

Cut fabrics into two 4.5" by 10" rectangles.

Stack fabrics making right sides facing in. (if using interfacing, do the same and then put interfacing on top)

Sew around the edges leaving 1.5" - 2" open for turning. (i used 1/4 inch seams, but the size of the fabric allows for 1/2 if you are more comfortable with that)

Snip Corners to reduce bulk.

Turn right side out & iron. When ironing, make sure to turn in the edges left open for turning.

Sew 1/4 around the edge, beginning with the opening from turning.

Iron flat and then fold up bottom to desired height and do the same with the top. Iron.

Sew sides of the piece you folded "up" (the bottom).

Attach closure. (I used a pearl snap)

Admire your work!

(the one i made holds the cards vertically, but the tutorial is for one that will hold them the one shown last week in this post)

**variations: the flap can be made into a semi-circle, a triangle, or an asymmetrical shape. have fun with it! You can also use elastic and a button, velcro, or a sew on snap for the closure**



  1. I love to receive gift cards from Anthropologie-or my favorite arts and crafts places:)
    Nice tutorial!

  2. Oh I absolutely love this business card holder!!!! The fabrics are adorable and I love the simple but so very cute design! I've just opened up my own etsy shop pretty recently and it would be so wonderful to carry this around in my bag to put my new business cards in!

    My favorite place to receive gift cards from are definitely michaels (or any other craft store) and Barnes and Noble because I've just started reading a lot more (I go through phases). But I love filling up my bookshelves with lots of amazing books. Finally, I wish Etsy would make a gift card! So that I could spend to my hearts content and discover lots of wonderful shops such as this one!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! *crossing my fingers I do!!!*

  3. I just tweeted your giveaway! Here's the link to my twitter:

    And I almost for got, your tutorial is wonderful! Its making me feel like I could actually make one if I knew how to sew haha. I would love to learn one day! But you explained everything great and all the pictures are lovely!

    Thanks again so much!

    P.S. I've made your shop a fav ; )

  4. Great tutorial. Very easy to read and cute end product!

  5. thanks for the tut! i am horrible at sewing straight lines on the sewing machine lol :) i love to get gift cards to bed bath and beyond or forever 21. they are my faves :)

  6. I am going to actually try to do this, and hope I can. The pictures help. I love gift cards from pretty much anywhere, Starbucks is always nice. Also posting it on my blog Sorry I don't twitter, but 2 out of 3 isn't too bad.

  7. not bad at all, amariz! :)

    starbucks & anthro are my favorite places to get gift cards as well :)

  8. I love it!! My fav gift cards are either from Target or Forever 21!

  9. anthropologie gift cards= gold.

    I just got new business cards so i could definitely use this little cutie :) so fun kim!

    ps. all the girls in my office love your coffee cuffs. you have some orders coming your way soon!

  10. i love itunes!! and your blog :)

  11. Hmmm...I think my favorite place to get a gift card from would be either Panera or Anthro. I can't choose right now. I would love me some Panera. I can't eat Anthro. Just saying.

  12. I love this tutorial!

    My favorite place to get gift cards is either Target or Barnes and Noble.I posted a link to this on my facebook. No blog, so I guess two out of three works out ok!


    P.S. What is the navy fabric with the yellow flowers? Is it Anna Maria Horner? I love it!

  13. Great tutorial. :) I love your fabric choices too. My name is Anna and I like getting gift cards from Borders because you can so much stuff (books, dvds, music).

  14. Such a cute wallet! As for me, I like gift cards from Indigo/Chapters, which is a large bookstore :)

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  15. Ms. Kim!!

    These are ADORABLE!! I will definitely be pulling out the sewing machine to attempt, but I don't think mine will be quite as perfect as yours :)

    My favorite place for giftcards is probably Jimmy John's, as I visit them every week for lunch and who doesn't like a "free" lunch??

    Hope everything is going well in Colorado!!

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