These are so fun, really inexpensive to make, and will ensure your card gets a second look. I bought a half yard of 10gauge clear vinyl from Fabric.com for $2.81 for a different project, but then got this crazy idea to make sewn biz cards with it.
Supplies: 10 gauge clear vinyl// colorful thread// scissors// sewing machine// printer with ink OR business cardsOptional: Glitter// Tissue Paper (more on that later!)
I made a bunch of different prototypes with PicMonkey.com the free photo editing site that will change your life (and whiten your teeth) once you start editing your photos with it. Photoshop who? It’s FREE.
I added a sprinkle of glitter for added fun but this is optional. If you DO use glitter keep this in mind:
1. Only use chunky glitter- fine glitter or glitter dust will escape from the sewn edges and people don’t like getting glitter on their hands/face/eyes/you get the idea.
2. You’ll want to make sure the shards of glitter are laying flat before the lay the top piece of vinyl on. If not you’ll get little stick-up edges poking up. It won’t affect anything, but if you’re like me they’ll feel weird and drive you nuts.
Okay, here’s the ONLY hard part with this project. The vinyl wants to stick to the machine making it difficult to sew. I found a little more success putting tissue paper underneath it. You could try layering it until it doesn’t stick, but don’t panic if your sewn lines look a little wonky- the card inside isn’t going anywhere and it just adds character 😉
Obviously these wouldn’t be ideal to make hundreds of, but if you’re doing an event where you’ll be passing out cards these are definitely going to be different than the other ones people collect. Have fun with this by doing different color threads, adding sequins… the possibilities are endless.
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