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!
What you need:
- Sewing Machine
- Leftover leather (at least 3.5″ x 6″)
- Snap Button
- Needle & Thread
- Flat-based Neon Stone
- Contact Adhesive
- 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.
- 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.
- Following the tutorial for the DIY Envelope Clutch, sewing the edges together using an overstitch.
- Using a needle and thread, sew the snap button onto the underside of the fold-over and top of the main card case section.
- 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.