All you need is...
- one square of fabric 5" x 5". Great for charm packs. You can also use left over jelly roll fabric
- one magnetic business card
- sewing machine
If you don't have any magnetic business cards, you can buy a box of them in office supply stores or online.
They are sticky on one side to attach your business cards to. We won't be using the stick feature today, but you could use it as a short cut with just ribbon and no sewing.
I'm cutting the magnet in half, but you could use 2 whole ones. Just adjust your fabric needs for that.
Cuts easily with scissors.
To start, fold the 5 inch square in half, right sides together.
Pin. Lay magnets on top just to make sure they fit on your fabric.
Make sure there is about 1/4 inch of space between the 2 magnets and enough seam allowance all the way around.
Sew with 1/4 inch seam on the 3 sides, not the fold. Turn and pivot at the corners.
Leave opening big enough for magnets to fit.
Turn right side out.
Poke out corners.
Iron flat and then insert first magnet piece. Push to the top.
Add the second magnet. ****Make sure you have the magnets going in with the same side up so they attract to each other.****
Whip stitch or machine stitch the opening closed.
Fold in half and pin to find the center.
Push the magnets to either side to give you stitching room in the center.
Sew down the middle. Keeps each magnet on each side.
All Done!! Clip the magnet over the page. Grabs onto the other magnet through the paper.
Make sure you have the magnets facing the same way though!
Great little gift...
I know with the popularity of electronic books, bookmarks are becoming extinct (Lol), but this is perfect for...
- book club friends
- quilting bee friends for quilt book and magazines...make the fabric match a gift basket you give them with sewing goodies.
- people who love to cook...for their cookbooks
- great teacher's gift
- religious groups for bible study
I'm sure there are so many more great ideas to give this quick and easy project...