Here it is - a real simple way to carry around your business cards without having them mashed to bits with ragged edges in the bottom of your bag:
Cut out 2 pieces of fabric using the above pattern - one will be the lining:
Next, cut out two business card-sized pieces of buckram or stiff interfacing. Center them on either side of the fold line (you may want to trim about 1/8" off of the edge with the tab).
I printed my business cards at home, it's super easy. Here's a link to the cards I used: Avery Two-Side Printable Clean Edge Business Cards (An affiliate link, if you purchase anything once you click through, I may earn a small % of sales and be encouraged to continue my crafting habit.)
With right sides together, and a very small 1/8" seam, sew around all edges leaving an opening (about 1.5") along the side:
Turn right-side-out and iron flat. Tuck in the edges of the opening and iron them to the inside. You can use the rounded end of a paintbrush to carefully poke out your corners:
You can add stitching now, whether it's to hold down the interfacing or for personalizing:
Fold business card holder in half and sew very close to the edge of both sides (you will close the opening this way, too):
I made another one with some ribbon trim - you can see it at my flickr site.
I print my own business cards at home, here's a link to paper that I've used with great results - Avery Two-Side Printable Clean Edge Business Cards:
Tamdoll's Business Card Holder by SILVER Mountain Originals is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.