We have mentioned before that we have a TON of scrap cloth thanks to a big sale by our local scrap exchange (scrapexchange.org). I wanted to make a business card or credit card holder so thought I would use some of the pretty scraps. Here are some of my finished creations! (I can never make just one!)
First I took a piece of cloth, my scissors and a business card. I placed the card (this card is from moo.com, check them out!) on the cloth and cut out a rectangle three times as big as the card and about a half inch bigger on each side. This size will give a nice flap to the pouch.
For some of the holders I cut the cloth twice the size of the card and a half inch extra around for a smaller pouch that has a top opening.
For the three fold bags I folded the bag a bit more than half way, leaving the rest of the cloth for the flap cover. If you want to do a button, place a button hole in the center of the top flap.
Here is a three fold sample, fold up about a third or a bit more, sew the side seams, turn the project inside out (or I guess outside in!) Seams are in the inside, leaving a nice clean profile on the outside.
Or sew on the right side of the cloth, a bit in from the edges to give that too cool shabby fringe sides (red and daisy). For this style pick a cloth that fringes nice and go ahead and fuzz it out.
(To help fringe items I used a straw, needle and tape - I folded the straw in about half, then I pushed the needed thru the straw at the fold. Next I wrapped the back half of the needle and straw together. Easy to hold and use!)
Add snaps, buttons or little wrap ties and any decorations you might desire and you are finished! Quick, fun and eco friendly craft.
P.S. I watched a couple videos and read the book but still could not figure out the button hole foot on the sewing machine - if you have any hints or tips pls send!