Card Case

DIY Card Case

Handing out business cards are what I like to call the “Hong Kong handshake”: everyone has business cards…seriously – everyone! So, it’s safe to say, I barely ever leave the house without my cards and as a result sometimes my card cases can get quite bruised and battered. So after my last card case totally fell apart, I thought of a cute DIY way to use up leftover leather!

DIY Card Case

What you need:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Leftover leather (at least 3.5″ x 6″)
  • Snap Button
  • Needle & Thread
  • Flat-based Neon Stone
  • Contact Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

DIY Card Case Material


  1. Start by cutting the shape of the card case out, I used the same shape as my previous DIY Envelope Clutch (you can find the pattern here) but using the above dimensions.
    DIY Card Cast Template
  2. With your sewing machine, sew an overstitch around the edge of the leather. I picked a bright contrasting colour thread for the stitching to give the card case a nice pop of colour.
  3. Following the tutorial for the DIY Envelope Clutch, sewing the edges together using an overstitch.
  4. Using a needle and thread, sew the snap button onto the underside of the fold-over and top of the main card case section.
  5. Using the contact adhesive glue the flat-based stone onto the top of the fold-over (so as to cover the stitching from the snap button.

DIY Card Case Finished

Happy DIYing!

xoxo  V.


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