MA K E :: leather card holder

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The Summer time is full of days at the beach or pool, where you don't really want to take a big purse. I love to grab a little satchel filled with my essentials. Instead of throwing my whole wallet in there, I like to have a few cards and cash, ya know, just in case. These little leather card holders are just the trick and they're the easiest to whip up!

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S U P P L I E S :: scrap leather, scissors, paint/brush, sewing machine

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1) Begin my cutting out rectangles from your scrap leather. The easiest way is to place a card down and trace around it, leaving approximately 1/4 inch of extra space around each side. At the end of one piece, cut out a triangle shape - as seen in the photo below.

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2 ) Using your sewing machine, use a simple stitch all the way around the two pieces of leather. Trim any excess pieces around the edges so they line up.

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Use your paint to add a little extra flair! I love the way the gold came out on the nude leather - it has a nice natural and understated look. This little project took about fifteen minutes and I love them! These would make great gifts too! As always, feel free to leave a comment with any links that show how yours came out!

xo. mel


  1. I love this little project! I've been looking for a simple card holder for exactly this purpose, but all I seem to find are outlandish colors or high price points. I had no idea that they would be so simple to make!

  2. This looks like such a cute yet simple project! I'm forever losing my train tickets and ID, so I'll definitely be saving this one for a rainy day :)