What does Home Depot and Vera Bradley have in common?...Crazy Karen at Sew Many Ways.
This is my credit card case and was inspired by...
this case that belongs to my daughter Courtney.
The only thing they have in common (because mine is far from a Vera) is this type of screw.
Here's my screw!
I found these "binding post" screws at Home Depot for 98 cents a bag. One screw set per bag.
The smooth part goes through your item and then the...
threaded part screws into the smooth tube and secures the item together.
Smooth middle with 2 flat screw ends to hold everything together. I used the 1/2 inch size.
Now, to put together the credit card case.
You'll need a package of name badge holders.
They come in vertical...(I used these)
or horizontal shape.
For the outer case, a plastic of some sort is more sturdy. These are plastic place mats, plastic note book covers or a plastic file folder.
Cut your plastic a little bit larger than your name badge holders and mark the center of the hole.
Punch with hole punch on both pieces.
Put together the front plastic, the name badges and then the plastic backing. Push the longer of the screw parts that is smooth through all parts.
Now screw in the threaded short piece until it's flat and all the way in.
That American Express card is one of the fake ones that come in the mail for advertising, so don't worry!!
If you are just using the plastic for the outer case, cut the corners so they are rounded.
Now, let's add some fabric.
You will need 4 pieces of fabric a little bit larger than your plastic pieces.
This piece of fabric is the one that will show on the front, so if there is a design center it on the plastic.
I hot glued all four sides.
Then I took another piece, that was cut to fit exactly, to cover the raw edges.
This side is the inside of the cards case, but glue down carefully, so it doesn't fray.
You can also use Mod Podge on the whole piece to seal and protect the fabric.
Mod Podge is a glue and sealer all in one.
Click here to go to an earlier post I did about other ideas for name badges...pictures, fabric swatches etc..
or click here for all name badge ideas I've done so far...
I love hardware stores...if you've been following Tool Time, I know you love hardware stores too!!!