Do you want to give someone a gift card, but you don’t want it to seem like an impersonal gift? You can personalize it easily with a fabric gift card holder. Making one is easier than you think, and I may even have a tutorial to help you out with it today.
Let me start out by saying I love receiving gift cards as gifts. As much as I do, I also love receiving handmade gifts. So, why don’t we put the two together today? With a fabric gift card holder you can add a special, personal touch to an ordinary gift card. This way your recipient will know that you put some extra thought into their gift. Plus, it’s pretty cool way to keep track of gift cards, business cards or even coupons, so they can reuse it over and over again. Let me show you just how easy it is to make one. All you need is a few materials and some basic sewing skills.
For this project you will need the following:
- 1 piece of fabric 4.5 in x 5.5 in for outer lining
- 1 piece of fabric 4.5 in x 5.5 in for inner lining
- 1 piece of iron on fusible interfacing cut 4.5 in x 5.5 in
- 1 piece of fabric 4.5 in x 5 in for inside pocket
- Sewing machine and coordinating thread
How to make a Fabric Gift Card Holder:
First, iron the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the outer lining fabric according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Fold the pocket fabric in half so that it measures 4.5 in x 2.5 in. and press with a hot iron.
Place the the folded piece of fabric on top of the right side of inner lining fabric with the folded edge towards the center. Place the outer lining fabric on top of both pieces of fabric with the wrong side up. (See picture below) Line up all edges and pin fabric into place.
Sew around the edge of the fabric, leaving a 1/2 in opening along one edge for turning.
Trim edges, clip corners and turn fabric right side out. Press with a hot iron.
Top stitch around the entire edge of the fabric for a polished look.
The finishing touch is adding a gift card, of course!
You can add a button or piece of Velcro for closure if you’d like, but my fabric gift card holders work just fine without one.
If you want to get creative you can use these cuties to hold something else like love, date or chore coupons. Who wouldn’t like to receive some of those as a gift? Yes, will someone please share this post with my hubby?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this easy tutorial on how to make a fabric gift card holder. This really is a simple sewing project that can be done in a short amount of time. Have fun adding a personal touch to gift cards with this easy sew project!
Barbara Beatty says
I am off to retreat in a couple of weeks. I want to make gift card holders while I am sewing a Loon Lake, BC, Canada with 25 of my quilt buddies. I am lucky to head south away from the rain for the winter. St Margaret’s Church in Palm Desert CA, near where I escape to has a great program at Christmas. Prisoners at near by prisons can request a present to be set to their child with a personal message. the church deliveres the presents before Christmas. Many people also include a gift card for one of the local grocery stores to be included with the gift for the child. I arrive in the California desert around thanksgiving and I hate shopping!!! This year I want to drop off several grocery gift cards to be included with gifts for children and a stack of small gift card envelopes for Debbie to use with the food gift cards. Just a little extra something for folks who have way less than me. Thanks for the pattern. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas