Guest Blogger To Sew With Love

My guest blogger today is Lelanie of To Sew With Love.  She is a wonderful friend of mine.  She’s incredibly sweet and supportive.  She made Alie the most ADORABLE summer dress with TONS of accessories.  I can’t wait to get some pictures of Alie wearing it to share with y’all. 

Hi there, lovely AliLilly readers!
I am Lelanie of the blog
We post a lot of our sewing projects on the blog, mostly for our kids. 

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Today, we will be sharing a quick card and note pad holder tutorial. All you need are:
Linen or cotton fabric pieces:
2 pcs. 6.25″ x 10″
4 pcs. 6.25″ x 3.25″
lace (optional)
elastic and button (or velcro)
label (optional)
interfacing (optional)
If you decide to use some interfacing, iron it on each fabric piece before proceeding to the sewing steps. The interfacing, however, is optional. The one I made did not have any interfacing on because I did not have any on hand at that time. Although, i would have wanted to use interfacing. It will yield a prettier card holder, believe me! It will make a lot of difference!
Get your card pocket pieces and bring them together, right sides together, aligning the edges well. Sew straight stitches.
Turn the piece inside out and topstitch.
Align the unsewn side of the card pocket to one of the short sides of one of the bigger fabric piece. Attach your card pocket to the fabric by sewing basting stitches on the sides and the bottom side of the card pocket piece. Take the center of the pocket piece and sew straight stitches on the center.
Get the remaining pocket pieces and with both fabric right sides together, sew straight stitches on both of the longer sides. Turn it inside out and topstitch on one of the longer side.
Pin it on where it should be sewn on, the topstitch side should be the on the top.
Sew the sides with basting stitches while the bottom with straight stitches with backtracks. Determine where your notepad should go and sew straight stitches to divide your pocket.
So, we have this as of now.
Place the remaining bigger piece on top of the piece where you have sewn your pockets. Both fabric pieces should be wrong sides together. Fold them the way your card holder would be folded when finished to determine where you’d have to sew on the lace. Once you’ve determined the spot, pin your lace in place.
Flip the card holder to determine where your button should go (or your velcro if you’ve decided to have velcro as closures)
Sew the lace on.
Sew the button on.
Sew the label on.
You will now have these two pieces. Do not forget to pin the elastic band on the top.
With the pieces right sides together, sew straight stitches on all sides leaving 3″ or so unsewn so you could turn the fabrics later.
Clip all sides/edges.
Turn the fabric inside out and topstitch.
Now, you have a card holder with two pockets for your contact cards, one pocket for a memo card, one pocket for a small pen or a usb.
One side…
And the other side.

I hope you liked our quick tutorial. Come and visit our blog for more tutorials.
And thank you, sweet Ami, for having us here!

Thanks so much Lelanie for the great tutorial and for posting for me today!  Your an awesome friend!! 🙂
Ain’t Lelanie great!!  Please stop by and show her some love!  AND remember to come party with us at her Lets Get Crafty Saturday Party!!!  
Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking up here:

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