When you give a gift card as a gift, why not make a unique, homemade gift card holder to put it in? They only take 10 minutes to make and it’s a project in that you can use up some of your fabric scraps.
These gift card holders are so fun and simple to make and are great for “last minute” gift giving. This is a good beginner sewing project.
They only take a minimal amount of fabric (two 5 x 7-inch pieces) and a few snaps. You can make the gift cards a little more rigid by adding some lightweight interfacing, but this is optional.
GIFT CARD HOLDER MATERIALS & ITEMS NEEDED
- PDF fabric gift card holder PATTERN (Get it FREE HERE)
- 2 5 x 7-inch pieces of fabric (quilters cotton fabric works well)
- Iron-On interfacing
- pins or wonder clips
- Iron/Ironing Board (WOOL PRESSING MAT)
- Sewing machine
- 2 sets snaps (I like using Kam Snaps) but you can use sew-on snaps
- Optional label/tag
GIFT CARD HOLDER INSTRUCTIONS
1 – Using the free pattern, cut out 2. (1 lining/1 outer)
You can have them be different prints or the same.
2 – Cut out 1 interfacing (optional).
CUT IT ¼ INCH SMALLER
3 – Apply the interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of just one of the fabric pieces.
(bumpy side of interfacing down).
4 – Place the two pieces RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER.
5 – If you are adding a tag or label, do that now.
Using the pattern, apply the tag where suggested. This is totally optional. It helps to baste the tag in place before sewing the outer seam.
*** If you want to learn how to make your own labels, check out my tutorial HERE.
6 – Using a ¼ inch SEAM ALLOWANCE, start sewing at the point indicated, and continue to sew around and stop LEAVING A 1 ½ – 2 INCH OPENING.
Back stitching at the beginning and end of the seam.
7 – Clip corners and notch the curved edge.
8 – Turn RIGHT SIDES FACING OUT
Push out the corners with a “turning stick” or something with a blunt end.
9 – Tuck in the seam allowance from the opening you left.
Press all the edges well.
10 – Fold the bottom edge up 1 3/4 inches, and press.
Fold the top edge down so the height of the envelope is 2 ¼ inches. Press to make a crease.
11- Pin or clip the bottom section of the gift card holder in place and sew along one side, over the top, and down the other side using a top-stitch 1/8 inch from the edge.
Gift Card Holder Snap Application
12- Poke Holes
Using the awl that comes with the kit, poke a hole in the top flap where indicated and mark the hole with a pencil where the second snap needs to be applied.
13 – Top Snap
Take one of the thumbtack-looking components and stick it through the hole you made at the top of the holder. (push through from outer fabric to inner)
14- Apply a female component.
Hold in place while you squeeze the two pieces together using the snap pliers.
15 – Repeat for the other snap.
Do the same thing with the other snap but poke the thumbtack piece through the hole from the outer fabric to the inner. Use the male snap piece this time.