Sam and I have had an addiction to leather projects lately- what can I say we like the smell, color, texture and endless list of crafting it offers! And not gonna lie- we kinda hoarded a lot in our last trip to Art from Scrap. No shame! Ha! So with that we are super excited to be crafting up new accessories, house projects and even a few business perks- like business card holders. After all, gotta be styling when we pull a card for a future client…
Start by making your basic form with the leather- I decided to add a little flair with an iridescent strip of leather.
It’s ideal if you know the size/shape of your business card to scale everything…
Now that we have the pieces of the holder all ready, time to stitch it up!
Grab your leather hole puncher to create holes to make stitching easy as 1 2 3!
Once you have all your holes made it’s time to start sewing…
Start with tying a knot and then grab that needle! I used a slip knot here to keep things secure. I dove my needle right through the slip knot and tightened it down. It worked like a gem.
Instead of a simple running stitch, I doubled back so that I didn’t have any empty spaces when you looked at the stitches on the front of the piece.
I decided to make my closure super simple. Using the leather punch, I made a hole slightly larger than my stitching holes.
Fold a piece of cording, leather, or hemp cording in half.Poke the folded end through the hole and then sting the rest of the cording through the loop. Sometimes I feel like I am talking in some sort of secret code. Hopefully, you understand and get it 😉Now simply fold the flap closure over, wrap your cording around a few times and tuck the ends in casually.I am loving the texture! This one I made a gift to Sam….brown leather is her jam!