|Child concession card|
|Completed Card holder|
This is one mini recycling project. I used her old dress for the button. In fact, I made a few buttons using the covered button kit from Daiso since this dress is made from different patterned fabric. I tested each one of them against the felt fabric which I bought from (Drum roll, no prize for guessing correctly) Daiso again. You may want to use your old clothes for this project as well.
1) Decide where you want the opening to be. Use the card as a guide to help you cut the felt. Wrap the felt around the card, enough to cover the card and some allowance for the button. The sides of the felt has to be slightly bigger than the card so that you can sew. Use a pencil to outline on the wrong side of the fabric the area you want to cut.
2) Sew a button at one end of of the fabric. (see below)
3) Use the same button as a guide to cut a slit at the opposite end. Start with a slit about the size of the button. If the button could go through the slit, you could start sewing blanket stitch around the buttonhole. Otherwise, cut the slit bigger if required till the button is able to go through it.
4) Cut 2 small slits at the corner of the fabric as shown below. Blanket stitch the slits.
5) Attach a yarn or string to the fabric by inserting into the slits and tying a knot on the wrong side.
6) Fold the fabric into a card holder and apply blanket stitch all around the edges.
Tadah! She is now ready to travel all around Singapore with her card.
This post is part of the "Care for the Earth" series
- Care for the Earth (introduction)
- Our Green Library and Recommended Green Books.
- Making a Pinhole Camera (Craft)
- DIY card holder (Craft)
- "Lungs of the World" in Singapore
- Making a Yoyo Button Hair Accessory (Craft)
- A different birthday- a more down-to-Earth approach
- Celebrating Earth Day