DIY Tutorial: Leather Card Holder

November 12, 2013


A card holder is always handy to carry around, especially if you need it to hold your business cards. I was on the search of a nice, simple leather card holder, but I thought instead of paying a hefty sum for a designer card holder, why not make my own?

Read on to find out how!

DIY Leather Card HolderDIY Leather Card Holder


  • Xacto Art Knife
  • Button Studs
  • Leather – PU or real
  • Leather Punch
  • Template – download here

DIY Leather Card Holder

1. With an xacto knife, cut out the template for the card holder.

DIY Leather Card Holder

2. Next, lay the template on your leather and cut out the card holder accordingly.

DIY Leather Card Holder

3. Starting with the top corner, mark out where you would like your button stud to be. Do the same with the other corners. It is easier to mark out the top and punch that hole first before doing the rest, so as to make sure that they will all align together. You wouldn’t want mismatched holes on your card holder!

DIY Leather Card Holder

4. Insert the bottom screw of the button stud through the bottom and side corners.

DIY Leather Card Holder

5. Finally, simply screw on the top of the button stud and you are done!

DIY Leather Card Holder

DIY Leather Card Holder

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  • Reply xue November 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Nice, simple on there. Where can I get the materials? The leather and the button studs?

    • Reply Ros C. November 20, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Hello! You can get the materials from Brighton in People’s Park food centre, level 2. Alternatively, you can also find them on Etsy. Hope this helps :)

      • Reply sylvie December 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm

        hi Ros

        the pattern cannot be downloaded for some reason

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  • Reply Zen August 30, 2014 at 3:03 am

    This looks like a nice easy tutorial- and the end product is so stylish! :) Must definitely give it a go myself after visiting Brighton :)

  • Reply Steph October 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Woo can you guys do a denim / no-sew fabric version for card holders too?

  • Reply Zen of Hapiness, Wherever October 12, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Love this DIY and would like to feature it in hapinesswherever.com ‘s Top Tuesday Best DIY round-up, would use 1 photo n credit back- is that OK? Thank you :)

    • Reply Ros C. October 12, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Yes, of course! :)

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  • Reply babloo January 17, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing

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