Introduction

When you’re a greeting card junkie and pack rat like me, it’s hard to throw a favorite card from a friend or family member. I have boxes upon boxes of saved cards, but this method doesn’t allow me to enjoy some of the great designs. I’ve made a card wreath for the door to my studio, but I needed something more streamline for an open space on our stairway. Thanks to a simple fabric strip and a metal D-ring found on the notions wall at the sewing store, I had my solution: Display them vertically on the wall! The folded-over fabric adds weight to the piece to keep it from curling and acts as a strong base for to showcase your prized card collection. 

Step 1

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Cut Your Fabric

Start out by cutting two long fabric strips 7” wide and 20” long. 

Step 2

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Sew Strips Together

Next, sew the two pieces of fabric with right sides facing together. Press the seam open with your iron. 

Step 3

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Fold and Iron

With a very hot iron, start working your way down the long fabric strip folding it in half and ironing along the way. 

Step 4

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Fold and Iron Again

Open the pressed fabric strip back up and fold and iron the fabric toward the pressed line. The width should now measure 1.5” 

Step 5

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Fold Ends

At each end of the fabric strip, open the ends and fold the edge down ½” and press. 

Step 6

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Crease Ends

Using your pressed line as a guide, fold the ends of the fabric to create a right angle and press with your iron. Fold the pressed corners over and press once more. 

Step 7

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Fold and Sew

With the edges folded, fold the fabric strip back up to its 1.5” width and sew along all four sides with a ¼” seam. 

Step 8

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Add the Hardware

Insert the fabric strip through the D-ring, staggering the seam so that it doesn’t rest right on the ring. (The ends will now be uneven at the end – that’s ok.) Pin the fabric together and sew a rectangle just below the ring to secure it in place. 

Step 9

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Finish Botton

At the bottom of the fabric strips fold the edges up to secure. As your pieces were staggered, fold one piece up slightly more than the other so that the bottom of the piece is now flush. Sew a rectangle to secure.

Step 10

DIY Photostrip

DIY Photostrip

Create Stability

To finish the fabric card strip sew a straight line across the strip every few inches. This will keep the strips together and add stability.