DIY Vintage Vinyl Card Holders

Today I have a super simple and fun DIY for you, vinyl card holders. These little pouches can hold business cards, gift cards, or rewards cards. I use mine as a cute little extra to hold a few business cards. I add one to every order I get from my shop. I like to use pages from vintage magazines for my card holders, but you could use scrapbook paper or even fabric if you wanted to.

Here’s What You Need:

*Iron On Vinyl

*Magazines, paper, etc.



*Sewing machine and bright thread.

Step 1: Measure and cut- Measure how large you want your card holders to be using a business card or reward card as a guide. I made mine to be 3×4″. Then Cut your paper to size. You’ll need two pieces for each holder, a front and a back.

Step 2: Iron on Vinyl- Press and smooth out your papers onto the sticky side of your iron on vinyl, then cut out around the edges. Lay the pieces vinyl side up on your ironing board. Cover the pieces with the protective backing paper that came on your vinyl. Iron and press for 8 seconds on the front per piece. Then flip the piece over and iron the paper side for 4 seconds.

Step 3: Sew- Place your front and back pieces together vinyl sides out, matching up your lines. Carefully sew a zigzag stitch around the side bottom and other side of your holders. Trim threads. And you’re finished! Easy and Fun right!

I love to make these for my business, but I also think they’d be fantastic gift card holders for the holidays! I just need to find a holiday mag that I would be ok cutting up. Iron on vinyl is really fun and versatile to use! You can make all kinds of pouches, coasters, and covers with it. I hope you all enjoyed my little tutorial! Until next time….

Happy Crafting!

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6 Responses

  1. I wish I knew how to machine sew. But I love the little Baily’s cup you displayed them in! I just found an entire collection in my mom’s cupboards last week! I love how they each say “yum” inside! I also like how you say you add one to each etsy order. A little more fun than just sticking in your business card. Thanks for the idea

  2. these were so cute- i had to try them! your instructions were great and easy to follow…thank you!! i am going to link over to your instructions for credit. thanks!

  3. I haven’t used a sewing machine since 7th grade, but your idea is so great, I think I could be inspired to touch those ‘scary’ things again. Thank you for the great crafts that are approachable and do-able for most of us beginners. Some day I hope to work up to your tote bags, those are awesome, but I love that you mix some simple things with more complicated endeavors. Typically I just look at things and think ‘oh pretty, I could never do that’, but some of your ‘entry level’ items are so cool and quick I am excited to tackle them… who knows where it could lead! You are now my gateway craft blog, haha. Oh and the thrift stuff is also rockin’… my main hobby is probably thrifting ;).