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Standing Playing Card Holder

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

For young card players (and sometimes old as well!), this Holder may just be the key to hours of old-time card playing fun. It makes a great gift. Even sit down with a child to create this useful Holder. In my Wee Stitchers classes, a 6 year-old did just GREAT! The cool thing is that the plastic canvas makes it easy to achieve even stitch placement.


Londa’s Sunroom Sewing Studio


5 pieces of 9”x12” felt

1 - 12"X18" Plastic Rug-Hooking Canvas

Size 18 Chenille Needle (my absolute favorite needle for kids to use on felt with perle cotton thread)

Perle Cotton Thread - all stitching is done with double thread.


1. Center Felt A on the canvas as shown. 4 1/2” uncovered canvas should be exposed at the top and at the bottom of the felt.

center felt on plastic grid lengthwise
Center felt on plastic grid. 4.4" grid should show at top and at bottom.

2. Secure felt to plastic canvas using a long running stitch 4” from the top as shown. Each stitch can span 4 holes of the canvas. Secure at both ends well.

Stitching at center of felt through grid.
Stitch a long running stitch across center of felt to attach to plastic grid.

3. Lay Felt B on top of Felt A with its raw 12” edge placed 3 1/2” up from bottom of the Canvas .

Position and Stitch Felt B in place.
Position Felt B 3" up from bottom of Canvas.

4. Draw a line 3” up from the bottom of Felt B.

5. Do a Running Stitch over this line just drawn and through everything. Knot securely. This becomes the ‘stopper’ for the Top Pocket.

6. Fold top of Felt B down over the stitching you just did so that the bottom edges match.

Folding Felt B so lower edges align.
Fold Felt B down so lower edges align.

7. Using Felt C, position it 2” up from the bottom of the Canvas.

Draw a line 3” up from the bottom edge as shown in the picture below.