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Here's My Card Tiny Felted Purse/Case

A tiny purse perfect for business cards or treasured jewelry, or as the perfect gift-wrap for tiny gifts

(175)
Difficulty: Easy

I made myself a felted business card case a long time go. It's read and beaded all over. I made a single cherry blossom (see the cherry blossom pattern in my book Noni Flowers or purchase the very similar Bling Flowers flower pattern) that I also beaded - just in the center and around the edges. Whenever I pull it out, people fall in love with it.

I moved from a hard case to a soft case because the metal case I was using - an old brass cigarette case that had belonged to my maternal grandmother - started to get beat up and dented, scratched. In order to preserve it, I fashioned myself a card holder one day.

I've been pestered ever since to turn that little case into a pattern for you. Here it is!

Once you've knit one, you just might have to make more. Not only do these little flat purses work well for business cards, but they are also perfect for special jewelry, perhaps a bride's special wedding-day treasures, as the gift "box" for any small and lovely gift. A beautiful pair of earrings, an anniversary ring . . . I can even imagine one or two of the finest chocolates carefully wrapped in painted foil.

Have fun thinking up gifts for these lovely gift purses.

And have fun decorating them in the style of the receiver: blingy with sparkel rivets or beads, or both, bedecked with flowers or only one, covered in vintage buttons, knitted in stripes, rivetting in cabochon rivets, alien skuls, or spikes . . . have fun!

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  • Yarn, beads, and thread

    Yarn, Beads, and Thread Combination Pack

    (SWBT-)

    Color:

    Using Shepherd's Wool yarn colors as the organizing principle, we have created color-matched packages that include a 250yd (228m) skein of Shepherd's Wool premium merino yarn, a 1 gram package of no. 8 seed beads, and 80yd (73m) bobbin of nylon beading thread. Choose from our color suggestions, or, for unconventional yarn with thread and bead combinations, shop our seed beads and thread combinations and pair with your favorite shade of Shepherd's Wool. Try Citron beads and thread with Misty Blue yarn. Or choose Milk Chocolate Shepherd's Wool with Pink beads and thread. Or pick your own wonderful combination!

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  • Shepherd's Wool yarn in select colors

    Shepherds Wool Worsted

    (SW-)

    Color:

    I am delighted to let you know that Stonehedge Fiber Mill will continue to sell their gorgeous 100% USA-Made Merino to Noni! We began our businesses at almost the same time and became connected way back in 2008. Nonibags are best made with this yarn. I am excited about the ways that Stonehedge Fiber Mill is evolving and moving toward hand-dyeing. It's so exciting! More to come as they introduce new future colors and products!

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Finished Dimensions

3 1/2" (8.75cm) wide at the top
3 1/2" (8.75cm) wide at the bottom
5" (12.5cm) tall from bottom to frame

Difficulty Level 

Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, decreasing, and knitting in the round on circular and double-pointed needles.

Gauge

Pre-Felted Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch with size 8 (5mm) needle


Materials

Yarn Requirements

50 yds (46m) worsted weight feltable yarn for bag

Needles and Other Materials

2 Size 8 (5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needles for bag
Size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles for flower (set)
Locking stitch markers to mark bag center sides (2, 1 in different color to mark round) and 4 locking markers to use as holders while making the flower
Fabric glue (clear drying)
Thin gauge sewing or beading needle to work beading
Tapestry or sharp, large-eyed needle for weaving in ends
1 Noni hardware kit (175174-KT-HO):

1 Classic Purse Frame with no loops
1 Noni label


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