Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gift Card Holder

Ok, by now you are probably wondering where the recipes are.  I promise, they are coming!  I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but returning to work is keeping me busy and it's been hard to keep up with blogging.  And the heat has returned, so the last thing I want to do at the end of a long day is do some cooking or baking in my roasting kitchen, but I promise that more recipes will be coming soon... as soon as I get the posts typed up!
However, as you can see, I was busy sewing before I returned to work, so now I can happily share some sewing projects with you.  I also realized recently that the year is half over, and if I want to make all the projects I set out to do in Project 14, I had better get a move on!
Today I'm sharing with you a super easy tutorial to make a gift card holder.  I don't know about you, but I seem to collect gift cards to different stores or loyalty cards - but never remember to bring them with me when I'm shopping!  I have way to many to simply put them in my wallet, so I needed another solution.  This pattern (from The Crafty Cupboard) was originally for business cards, but transitioned super easily to a gift card holder.  This project is another great way to use up scraps (you may recognize this fabric from the baby girl skirt I made).

Super Easy Gift Card Holder
What you need:

  • 2 pieces of 5.5 inches x 4.5 inches (one for the outside, one for the inside, they can be the same or different colors - mine were yellow and pink)
  • 2 pieces of 2.5 inches x 4.5 inches (these make the "pockets" for your gift cards - mine were yellow)
  • 1 piece fusible fleece 5.5 inches x 4.5 inches
  • Small elastic hair tie in coordinating color
  • Button
  • Coodinating thread
  • Pins and sewing notions

What to do:

Step 1 - take your two small pieces and iron a 1/4 inch on a long side, fold down and iron again to create a nice hem
Ok, bad picture I know, please excuse it.  My sewing room is in the basement and I often don't have much (if any) good light down there. 
Step 2 - top stitch hem into place
Step 3 - Take your lining piece and place it right side up.  On top of your lining, place your pockets, right side up along each short edge and pin into place.  The rough edges should all be together and your nice hem should be facing the gap in the middle

A closer view of how to pin the pockets into place... picture below.

Step 4 - Iron the fusible fleece onto the wrong side of your outer fabric
Step 5- Make your sandwich and get ready to sew.  Place your inner piece with pockets facing right side up, on top of that, with right side facing down, place your outer fabric.  (Basically, you want right sides together on the inside).  Pin around edges

Step 6 - One one of the short sides, slip your hair tie between your layers and pin into place.

Step 7 - Using 1/4 inch seam, sew around your outside edges, leaving a 3 inch gap on a long side for turning.  When you come to your elastic, sew back and forth to reinforce the hold over your hair tie.

Step 8 - Turn your project right side out and top stitch your opening closed.

Step 9 - Fold your card holder in half and mark the middle.  Sew a seam down the middle.  
Step 10 - Last Step!  Sew your button into place.
Enjoy your new gift card holder!
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  1. This is so sweet and thoughtful of you! Love the personalized touch as a present! Thank You so much for sharing Danielle! Can't wait to see what you link up next week,hugs
    Lizy party co host

  2. What a sweet idea! I found your link on the Lambertslately blog hop.
    Would love it if you’d stop by my blog for the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop to share this (and other) post, too!
    Hope to see you there!
    Ducks ‘n a Row

  3. Super cute project! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. This is an excellent post, it came out so cute! I would like to invite you to SHARE this cool post at my link up party going on right now if you haven’t already, hope you stop by every week! I really appreciate your support and encouragement . Party on!!!!!!

    Be Sweet~
    Christina at

  5. This is darling. You gotta go with your inspirations. My blog is Crafts a la Mode but guess what? I'm into FOOD now. ha ha Once in a while I throw in a craft and DIY. Thanks for posting.Linda

    I love this. I'm pinning, too.

  6. this is so cute. Now I just need gift cards to out inside, giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  7. Great way to keep those gift cards together and to remember to use them. I have friends that forget. Not me, I don't hang on to mine for very long. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. This is very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I think online is a prefect place for buying good gift card holder. online there are so many good websites available for buying good design gift card holder.
    card holders


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