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Sunday, January 14, 2018

"How To" Credit Card Holders, and Tatting Lace Beading Tips!

This makes number 3 complete, I figure I am getting good at this so  thought I would share a more accurate "how to" below

2 and 3/4 inch ribbon is perfect for business or credit cards and felt  for liner, cut larger to fold over  raw cut edges at tops.
I learned that these credit card cases really do protect your credit cards from being read from your purse, and can be ordered from eBay or Amazon in bundles of 8.  

Wrap and cut your ribbon to size by folding over a card with 1/4 inch to spare. Make a design, and stitch down.

I tack down (stitching I will remove later) the felt and cut apart the liner protector for cards cut to fit a curve of your choice  that you cut to reach card, and insert protectors.  Like below

Stitch down sides, note room left to put more than one card in, and that felt does not go all way to bottom, so this will not be bulky.

Now for the tatted edging is all that is needed  cause this is a tatting blog mainly :) below is a great tip for tatting with beads.

Because I love to go too fast sometimes or most of the time I make mistakes :) and after stringing all the beads on I don't feel like taking them all off to correct my huge mistake so as long as you can place string at least a foot into the trash can
you can take pliers that have flat sides and crack off that little big mistake.
the beads are glass hints the trash can for the broken bits and be gentle with cracking and do not twist string.  You don't want to fray the string for you have tatting to do with it.


My colors are different in the fabrics and so I changed color thread when sewing down and this helps hide stitches. 

Also Felt is very forgiving when stitching down things you and hide knots well in felt too.
Well that is it for today and have fun with what ever you are making
Hugs from Carollyn.

18 comments:

  1. Great tips and tutorial !!! Thanks :-)

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  2. Your card holders are lovely, thanks for showing how they’re made.

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  3. Olá amiga!
    Uma dica muito útil,para proteger os cartões.
    E fica um trabalho maravilhoso.
    Adorei!!!!! beijos fique com Deus.

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    1. Thank you so very much glad you like them, hugs from Carollyn💖🤗💖

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  4. Wow Carollyn thank you so much for tutorial and compliments !
    have a good week
    sabrina

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    1. Thank so much, and for stopping by🌹😊🌹

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  5. Those are so beautiful!!! :)
    Great explanation!!

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    1. Thanks again kid I keep forgetting your real name🙂

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  6. Great tutorial! I've removed beads that way as well. It's kind of satisfying!

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  7. Yea it is. I didn't think of it that way😊

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  8. Great tutorial. I used the same method to remove beads except I put a pin/needle in the bead while cracking it to assist in the prevention of the glass cutting the thread.

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    1. That is a great suggestion I hope others read this, thanks 😄💖😄

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  9. Great tutorial, love your embriodery, Very colourful and interesting how you put it altogether

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    1. Thanks, I feel like a pro now cause I can't stop making them 💖

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