For a totally unique and fun business card holder, make our Mushroom! The mushroom cap is on the top flap and the stem remains on the lower portion. The finished size is approximately 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and will hold standard sized business cards. Make one for yourself and several for gift giving.

Materials:
wool felt
embroidery floss
small piece of sew on Velcro
pattern

IMPORTANT: Refer to the pattern throughout. Specifics, including the number of floss threads to be used, stitches and order of applying appliques can be found on the pattern. Read it carefully before beginning.

1] Make copy of pattern.

2] Cut out pieces of felt as indicated on pattern.

3] Following the pattern, applique and embroider the front piece of the card holder.

4] Cut Velcro using pattern piece. Sew one piece of Velcro to the outside piece (on the stem) of the card holder as indicated on the pattern. Sew the corresponding piece of Velcro to the inside piece of the card holder as indicated on the pattern.

5] Pin the wrong sides of the 2 card holder pieces together. Begin by blanket stitching along the short, straight side. Tie off to secure but do not cut the thread.

6] Fold the card holder along the fold line that is near the stem. Fold so the stem is showing. Pin in place. Blanket stitch down the side where the thread is attached. Tie off, hide the thread in a seam and cut the thread. Blanket stitch around the remain outside edge of the card holder. Tie off, hide the thread in a seam and cut the thread.

7] Hiding your ends, sew a blanket stitch along the upper fold line. 

You are now ready to stuff your Mushroom Business Card Holder with, well, business cards!

 

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Comments

Hi, I am Pat from Malaysia . I am a felt craft lover and I spent some of my time collecting felt tutorials from sharing (like yours).

I would like to get your permission to put a link to my handcraft tutorial collection. Please reply me if you allow me to do so. Thanks.

Yes, Patte-Mon, you can link to our tutorial. Thanks you asking. I visited your blog. You have brought together a lovely collection of felt projects. What fun!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Do you have these for sale?

your card holder is so cute! thanks for sharing your nice idea!
best wishes from Austria!

Welcome, Eleonor! I've always thought it would be so lovely to visit Austria :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Super cute! I am defiantely going to make one... now if only my busienss cards weren't so boring...

Oh my goodness, this is just way too cute!

Hi, My name is Cristina and I come from Portugal.
Loved the design, the pattern!
As you can see I done one myself (although I adapted the colours.
I'm going to use for a coin-wallet.

http://crafts-experiencias.blogspot.com/2009/10/cogumelo.html

Thanks some much for sharing your work!

I just had to let you know that I find this tutorial amazingly inspiring. I featured you during my May you be inspired days. You can view it here: http://stresstheseams.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-you-be-inspired-days-broc...

Thanks!

I absolutely love this tutorial and cannot wait to try it! Thank you for sharing your awesomeness! =)