ID Badge holder


Difficulty: Beginner

Stand out at your next trade show, conference, or at work! Make a badge holder that expresses your style and shows off a little of your awesome skills. You can make several so you can choose the perfect one for your outfit that day. This badge holder has much more than just a front window to hold your ID badge. It has another vinyl window on the back to hold business cards or notes and a zipper set into the back to hold your cash or credit card, hotel room key, or other small necessities. There is also a pen loop set into the side so you always have a pen handy.

This pattern has directions for several different styles. You can have a plain front that shows off a precious fabric, or you can add a row of teeny-tiny blocks, or embroidery, or a decorative ribbon. I provide instructions for the extra cute mini star blocks and include the embroidery pattern from the cover.

You can also choose whether to make a long or a short badge holder. The short size fits standard badges, such as a Quilt Market badge, and the long one fits the QuiltCon badge (2018).

There are two strap options: a detachable lanyard or fixed strap. With a lanyard you can clip extra things behind your badge, or if you make a more neutral lanyard, you can make several badge holders without having to make more straps.

And finally, you choose your finish. I think it looks great with a binding around the outside, but not everyone loves binding by machine, so I’ve included a super-easy pillowcase finish as well. So many choices!

This is a digital PDF pattern. After purchase, you will get an email with a link enabling you to download the pattern. This link will expire after 30 days.

For the short badge holder, the window holds a maximum size of paper badge of approximately 4 1/4″ wide x 3 1/4″ high. For the long option, the maximum paper badge size is approximately 4 1/4″ wide x 6 1/4″ high.

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Sizes included

The short badge holder is approximately 5″ wide x 6″ high and the long badge holder is approximately 5″ wide x 9″ high, not including the strap.


Pattern features

  • Clear instructions
  • Illustrations for every step
  • Cutting instructions for all included variations
  • Formatted to letter-sized paper for easy printing

This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only. Group/guild licenses are available; please contact me for more info.