Thursday, August 13, 2009

Handsewn Business Card

Julie and I are going to the Craft Social in Evanston this Friday so I decided (rather last minute) to make handsewn business cards. I came up with this idea on Tuesday and printed out the labels last night so it's been a mad dash to finish them. I'm only making 15 since I'm not the quickest with handsewing. My goal is to finish them by tonight so I don't have to do it during lunch tomorrow. (Dream big!)
Here's how to do it:
Printable Linen Fabric
Decorative Fabric
Needle & Thread
Cut the fabric backing/border into the size of a business card - 2" x 3 1/2". You'll need 2 per business card.
Make the labels sized at 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" to give them a 1/4" border. Print them on printable linen fabric and let the ink dry. Cut out the labels and set aside. You should get 15 labels per 8 1/2" x 11" sheet.
Pin the linen labels onto the center of one of the fabric pieces and handsew around the edges.
After making a few of them I got lazy and stopped pinning them, which resulted in a couple of labels being sewn on a little crooked and thus decreasing the border width when I trimmed them. Oops.
Sew the the piece you just made onto another piece of the fabric, printed side out. Trim the edges and you're done!
Easy peasy.

edit: If I make these again I think I would make the font size for the website larger or a different style so that it's a little more clear.


  1. Julie,
    I won't tell your husband either.

  2. This is such a cute idea, I just got a sewing machine and I am looking for some great ideas to add to my crafting collection!!!! Cute blog, keep up the great work!