DIY ID Card Holder

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This lovely little id card holder is self drafted, the vinyl is a bit crooked, which will be fixed in my next version. I plan on testing this pattern more before I put up a tutorial! I also made the lanyard- Following the idea behind the tutorial here: http://twopeasinapoddesigns.com/2010/09/sewing-seeds-with-the-two-peas-a-patchwork-lanyard-tutorial/ – except with one loooooong strip of fabric- and one side using the selvage!

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Easy Peasy Upcycled Burp Clothes- Tutorial

Can you sew two rectangles, and 9 straight lines? Then you can complete this project. I was rushing to make these before the recipient arrived for brunch, and totally blanked on getting the completed pictures. I made a couple, but only took photographs of a one. I got the idea for the backing of this from Made By Rae. You can find her post here:

http://www.made-by-rae.com/2011/06/best-burp-cloths/

Step 1- Choose fabric (basic calico or quilting cotton) and backing (Pick out an old t-shirt, this one was a child’s medium t-shirt, but any size above that would also work) Flannel can also work, as it is absorbent. I do not like to use fleece and everything just sort of sits on it, and doesn’t get soaked in.

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Step 2-Cut out your fabrics- My calico was just the right size already- 10×18. Anywhere from 10-15 for the width and 15-20 for the length.Once you have the calico cut out, line it up on your shirt- keep in mind you only need one layer of the shirt, so you can cut it in half if you want. Then cut out the shape of your calico.

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Make sure when you line it up, you don’t include the edging, cut that off once you have cut the rest of it out.

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Step 3- Now you should have two pieces that look like this!

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Step 4- PIN, pin all around.

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Leave an opening to turn it right side out (like my markers?)

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Step 5-Stitch except for the turn hole, I used about a 1/4 seam allowance. Trim off any excess of either cotton or backing.

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Step 6- Turn, Press, and topstitch, and you have the perfect new fun burp cloth!

Please feel free to comment or ask any questions you may have!