When I first heard the words “phone card holder,” I thought, “who uses those today?” Remember those long-distance cards you could buy in the late 90’s to avoid having coins when you used pay phones?
Yes, they are gone. But phone card holders are newly useful. How many people do you know who are attached to their phones? How many of them don’t carry something where they can store an ID or a credit card with the phone? Most don’t and most don’t carry cases that could hold these items.
The folks at Nimble Needle in Georgia realized this opportunity and worked with the folks at Planet Earth to make the case pictured above. It comes in ten different colors suitable for both men and women. On the front is an opening for needlepoint and a pocket for an ID or card. What’s surprising is that the entire back is double-sided adhesive. Peel off the adhesive and put it on the back of a phone. Card and phone are together and unobtrusive. The needlepoint front makes it beautiful.
It’s such a clever idea! I found it easy to finish, but I would cut the needlepoint 3-4 threads beyond the stitching. This makes the margins more secure. The store carries several canvases for the holders, making it easy to buy both together. You could also modify other canvases to fit the opening, which is on 18 mesh about 39 threads wide and 45 threads high. When you get your case, trace the opening, cut it out and use that to measure your space on the canvas.
The Evergreen cozy canvases are one example. Other 2×2 canvases won’t need much modification. You could also modify 2×3 luggage tag canvases.
I love this case; it’s easy to stitch and finish and will make a great gift!