Bow-Tie Card Holder
Keep your cards organized with this cute and easy bow-tie card holder! The best part is there’s absolutely ZERO sewing involved!
½ yard of fabric (cotton or polyester blend work best)
Fabric glue (I swear by Unique Stitch from Joann.com)
For the bow you’ll need to cut out a 5 ½” by 5 ½” square (piece A) and a 2” by 3” rectangle (piece B). For the card holder you’ll need to cut out a 5 ½” by 10” rectangle (piece C).
(1.) Starting with the square for the bow, you’re going to place fabric print side down. Fold to opposing edges about 1/8” over and crease with your finger. (2.) Run a line of fabric glue in the creases and press fabric down to create a seam. Set aside to dry. (3.) Now move on to the 2” by 3” rectangle with the print facing down. Fold over the side that measures 3” and crease with your finger. Fold the opposing side over so it just barely overlaps. (4.) Place a line of glue on top of the bottom fold and press together.
While those pieces are drying, move on to your last piece of fabric. Place print face down. (5.) Just like you did with the square of fabric for the bow, fold over about an 1/8 of an inch, the opposing sides that measure 10” and crease with your finger. (6.) Squeeze out a line of glue in the creases and press fabric down. (7.) Roll the unfinished edges up and place a line of glue on the print side of one edge. (8.) Press the other side to it and pinch together to create a seam. Set aside to dry.
(9.) Going back to Piece A, fold over raw edge about an inch to 1 ½ inches. (10.) Put a small line of glue on both outer edges and press down. This will create a little pocket or envelope look. Fold over opposing side so it slightly overlaps and crease. (11.) Place a line of glue on outer edges and where fabric will overlap. (12.) Press down and set aside to dry for 15 minutes.
(13.) Once dry, pinch the rectangle in the middle to form the shape of a bow. (14.) Take Piece B and wrap it around where you’ve pinched. Make sure the end of Piece B ends at the back where the seams of the bow are. (15.) Place a dab of glue underneath the ending edge, (16.) press and hold for 15 seconds. Set aside to let glue set up.
(17.) On Piece C, keeping the seam in the middle, bring the edges up to form the pouch. Crease edges with your fingers. (18. and 19.) Place a line of glue between each fold of fabric to completely seal up the ends. (20.) Flip over the bow you created and place lines of glue on each end. Place bow down on the pouch and press down the ends. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes and you’re done!