Saturday, November 6, 2010

stuff your stockings: business card wallet

I hope you will join me in welcoming Julie for sharing another stocking stuffer gift idea to our growing list.  At the end of the post you have an opportunity to win this stocking stuffer and also link up your own stocking stuffer gift ideas for an opportunity to be featured here on an upcoming Saturday.  Feel free to link up anything that will fit inside a stocking for a girl, boy, adult, pet . . . and yes food treats count as well!

Thank you so much for having me here at Twelve Crafts for your Stocking Stuffer Saturday!  When I found that link a while back, I was really excited because finding stocking stuffer ideas that don't empty my bank account by itself can be next to impossible!! 

Today, I'm going to share with you my business card wallet tutorial. 

This is great because all you need to make this wallet is a couple scraps of fabric and a couple scraps of heavyweight interfacing.  So first things first...

~2 fabric scraps  (1/8 yrd)
~2 interfacing scraps (1/4 yrd)
~matching thread
~normal sewing notions

**Unless otherwise noted, use a 1/4" seam allowance.

Step 1
Cut two pieces from your desired fabric to measure 3 1/2"x8 1/2".  Cut and iron on your interfacing to match the size.

Step 2
Fold one piece in half length wise to cut out the thumb piece.  Cut 1/4 of a circle out on the fold, at the top of the fabric piece.  Do this to both pieces of fabric.

Step 3
Line them up, right sides together, with the thumb piece lining up as well.
Begin sewing about 2/3 of the way down one side of the wallet.

Be sure to back stitch a couple times at the beginning and the end for strength when turning at the end. It helps to use a small stitch when maneuvering around the curve at the thumb piece. Leave a 2 inch space along the side for turning the wallet.

Step 4
Clip your corners and your seam allowance on the curve. Do not cut the stitches!! Turn wallet right side out and press well.

Step 5
Top stitch all the way around the wallet.  

Step 6
Fold wallet in half length-wise and stitch down each long side.

Voila! You have your business card wallet!

Thank you so much for having me.  Come on over and see me at Vibrant Designs!

Thanks Julie! 

Now, here's how you can win your own business card wallet:

ONE entry each - Leave one comment for each entry. 
~Be or become a follower of twelve crafts.
~Head on over to Vibrant Designs and become a follower.

TWO entries each - You DO NOT need to leave comments for these entries
~Link up your own stocking stuffer ideas and you might be featured on Stuff Your Stockings in the Saturdays to come. You can link up as many as you want.

ONE extra entry - Leave a comment for this extra entry.
~If you link up a stocking stuffer idea, put a link or one of my blog buttons somewhere in the post, sidebar, linky party page, etc. and come back here to tell me that the link or button is up. 

Giveaway will be open for entries until Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 11:59 PM (CST).

**Also, I've started announcing winners of these Saturday giveaways up at the top of the blog rather than in a separate post.  I also contact winners, so the winners do not have to contact me to claim their prizes.**

Craft on!
This post is sponsored by Arise Shine Designs.  Visit Arise Shine Designs for beautiful Scripture-inspired jewelry:


Nancy said...

I follow 12 crafts.
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Nancy said...

Following Vibrant Designs.
nmbrumfield at

Nancy said...

I need a business card wallet and this is soooo pretty!
nmbrumfield at

Aleisha said...

I follow Twelve Crafts.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I follow Twelve Crafts.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I follow Vibrant Designs.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I follow Twelve Crafts!! :) I'd love a business card holder. :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I'm a follower of Vibrant Designs! :)

Amanda said...

This is a great idea!

Amanda said...

I also follow 12 crafts!!

Papgena Made It said...

I follow TCTC!

Papgena Made It said...

Thanks for letting us show our ideas! I link my personalized cubes and my pins with initials!
I already chek the other links...all good ideas!!!

Jansie said...

Hi there, I follow 12 Crafts and have to say...this is an awesome tutorial! I am definitely making one for myself. Maybe for someone else. ;)

Jansie said...

And I am a follower of Vibrant Designs as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sonja said...

I have been a follower of 12 Crafts, and now a follower of Vibrant Designs.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Prairie Scraps said...

I love all the ideas on your blog and am a follower!

Laura said...

What a neat idea! I know a lot of people who would be interested in these!

kimisphere said...

very cool. thanks for opportunity! i follow twelve crafts!

kimisphere said...

follower of vibrant designs and would love to win!

Katie said...

Awesome tutorial! I follow 12 days of Christmas already! I hope you will visit and link up this project! Unfortunately, I don't have any stocking stuffer ideas to link up... sorry :(

Anonymous said...

Great business card wallet. I would love to give this to my son for Christmas, he just started his own business!

wannabe crafty said...

Love It !!!!! Looking forward to what you make every week!!

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