I posted this tutorial over at Living Craftily Ever After a few weeks ago and thought I would re post it here for those of you who may have missed it! Make sure you click on over and check out Living Craftily Ever After - awesome tutorials! Tell Kelly Johnny In A Dress sent you!
Ok, here is what was posted over there:
I am Natalie from Johnny In A Dress and I am thrilled to be here today! I love Kelly... and her blog... and all of her craftiness too! And how about her sweet girls?! I mean they just may be the cutest kids EVER! Isn't Kelly awesome?! Of course she is!
Anywho, I am here today to share my Ruffled Business Card Holder Tutorial with you!
Here is how it's done:
Cut two pieces of coordinating fabric (or you can just use the same fabric) 5 inches by 7 inches.
Cut one piece of batting 5 inches by 7 inches.
Cut one strip of fabric 2 inches by 20 inches to create your ruffle (I used the same fabric that will be on the inside).
Put your machine on the longest stitch setting and sew straight down the center to create your ruffle. Do NOT back stitch!
Now pull ONE of the threads to ruffle your strip of fabric:
Pin your ruffle on the center of the outside piece of fabric.
Change your stitch length back to your normal setting and stitch the ruffle onto the center, outer piece of fabric.
Now you are going to put your fabrics together with right sides facing each other then place the batting on top.
Pin a small hair tie to the ruffle side on one of the short ends with a small portion of the hair tie on the outside. (confused?!... see the pic below)
Ok, line up all of the layers. Remember, the two fabrics right sides facing and lay the batting on top.
See that little bit of the hair tie hanging out?! That will be on the inside once we are all finished!
See the opening?
Snip your corners then turn your case right side out and iron flat!
Now measure 1 inch from the edge with the hair tie and draw a line with a fabric pen. Or you can use tape of you want to. Just make sure you have a straight line to sew along.
Draw a line (or tape) 2 1/2 inches from the other edge of your case.
Stitch straight down both lines. Make sure to back stitch!
Now fold the case along the 2 1/2 inch line. Like this:
And stitch around all four sides of the case using a 1/4 seam allowance.
And you have this! Now all you need to do is hand sew a button on then...
You have a super cute Ruffled Business Card Holder!
Yay for Ruffles and Business Cards!
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Thanks Kelly for swapping with me today! You are the best!