If you can sew just a little bit you can easily make a business card wallet. The vinyl or plastic business card wallet stores several cards and can easily be carried in your purse or pocket. It’s plastic compartments offer a protective cover for the business cards and make it easy to add or remove them.
Start by cutting a piece of vinyl or plastic to be 5 ¼” long. The vinyl for this part of the business card holder is generally colored or patterned rather than clear. The material you use should be durable but rather thin. Cut it to be 4″ wide. This piece will be used to create the outside of the business card wallet.
The inside of the card holder features two plastic pieces which create the pockets for the cards. Cut two of these pieces to be 2 ¼” x 4″. These pieces are generally made of clear plastic, but again, durable yet thin.
Use a small needle, like a size 11, to sew the business card wallet. Use a lightweight thread, really small stitches, and run the stitches close together. First, fold the colored vinyl piece in half so that you align the two shorter sides. Crease the fold well. Using the side of a pair of scissors, or something similar, can help you create a good crease.
Open the vinyl and position it in front of you so that the crease runs horizontally. On the half facing you, position one of the clear plastic pieces, then sew around three edges of it. Do not pin the two plastic pieces together. Make sure that one long edge of the clear plastic exactly aligns with the side of the vinyl that is facing you. Stitch down one side, across the bottom, then back up the opposite side. This leaves an open area on the clear plastic and that open area faces the fold of the colored vinyl. Do the same to the opposite side, aligning the clear plastic and sewing it in place.
As you sew, stay very close to the edge. After the two clear pieces have been attached you can then trim the edges to be just next to the stitches. If you don’t have a way to sew the business card wallet use thin lines of adhesive to attach the two plastic pieces.
The business card holder is a handy thing to have with you. Instead of keeping up with a huge box of business cards you can carry just a few of them with you everywhere you go!