Embroidered Business Card Sleeve (Mini Tutorial)

Hey, look! I have business cards! Aren’t they fun?

I’ve carried them around for months now, but I have only handed them out to three people. I feel silly to talking about my craft-blogging habit to strangers (or friends even). Even so, these Moo MiniCards make me smile to see them floating around my purse. Now, I will be grinning even more to see that Wonderwoman’s scantily clad fanny is all wrapped up in cozy warm felt – embroidered felt at that.

I took pictures as I went along. So, you will even get a quick little tutorial out of the deal.

Here you go…

Step 1: Embroider a little something on a scrap of wool felt.

Bullion knots for flowers and plain ol’ backstitch for the stem.

Step 2: Cut out two rectangles, one around the embroidery, 1 1/2″ by 3″.

That is to say:

1 1/8″ (height of business card) + 1/4″ (two seam allowances) + 1/8″ (ease) = 1 1/2″
2 3/4″ (width of business card)  + 1/8″ (one seam allowance) + 1/8″ (ease) = 3″

Step 3: Sew sides together using a blanket stitch.

Not all the sides obviously. :) The two long ones and a short one.  A pin or two is handy for holding the layers together while sewing.

Then, that’s it. Slide in some mini cards.

These sleeves would also work for standard sized business cards. Just adjust the dimensions in step 2 to match.

So, if you see me in person, be sure to ask for a card. If not for any other reason, but to check out the case. :)

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive free Moo MiniCards as part of the Klout Perks program. Which means, I spend way too much time on the internet and, consequently, a couple of companies wanted to give me free stuff. Go figure.

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9 Responses to Embroidered Business Card Sleeve (Mini Tutorial)

  1. Leila February 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    I love your cards! and the case is sweet.

  2. Karianna@CaffeinatedCatholicMama February 4, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    I love your cards!! WonderWoman with needles cracks me up!!
    I am kind of embarrassed to say that I can’t figure out the blanket stitch, but your pic makes it look a little easier to understand!

    In other news, I’ve tagged you in a Random 11

  3. erni February 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    it’s cute, simple, and so feminin…i’ve ever made like this for mobile phone, but the suture isn’t neat

  4. jet February 5, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    aaaw cute and lovely.

  5. Jan February 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Oh I love this! It’s so easy it’s barely “embroidery” for those who are afraid of needle work. It’s just threading a needle and making a few stitches. I think I’ll stitch one up during the Super Bowl.

  6. Anne February 6, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Love your little case…and the Wonderwoman biz card is a riot! Gotta love those Moo cards!

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  8. susan buchanan July 31, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    you should be handing out these moo cards like candy. people just love them. i’ve had moo cards as my only contact business card for about 4 years and always get such a great response from folks. thanks for the tut too!

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