Hi all - I'm so in awe of all of your gorgeous bags and wallets but never get around for making anything for myself! This is no exception.
My husband was in need of a wallet to carry all of the Smart Cards for his cameras. The little plastic cases that the cards arrive in are varied in size and shape so he asked me to put something together.
After much racking of the brain, I found a free Amy Butler pattern for a business card holder (link below) since the dimensions were about right and I liked the idea of a rigid panel to give the wallet some substance. You crafters are all about making a pattern your own so I thought I'd share. Fine detailed sewing is not my forte, but I think this will work.
Bright color so it is not lost in the dark camera bag:
Larger strips of Velcro to accommodate extra bulk:
I added a third panel and made a long 3/4" (finished width) tube and sewed it horizontally instead of using the card keeper directions. :
Even overengineered with extra interfacing, the keeper flap and extra panel, it's not that bulky:
Here's the pattern - PDF file ttp://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Business_Card_Keeper.pdf
Despite the intricate directions, this was easy to follow. I would definitely use this to make a "business card keeper."