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Make a beautiful diy Christmas gift card holder using the free sewing pattern and this easy tutorial. Get the free pattern and sew one or two now, plus grab a ton of other freebies from our Handmade Holidays Free Pattern Bundle - scroll down to find out more!
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Christmas Gift Card Holder Tutorial
This Christmas gift card holder is so easy you could probably sew it in your sleep. The only thing that would take some brainpower is juggling with the measurements, so the gift card actually fits in. So I'm sparing you that and giving you a free template to use - just so you don't need to do that funny math stuff when cutting into your fabric.
Oh, and have I mentioned this diy gift card holder is a scrap buster? All you need is two pieces of 5 by 6" in matching, preferably Christmas-themed prints. And same size scrap stiff interfacing. And a ribbon, if you will. That's all - unless you want to make a matching diy advent calendar (but that's another story entirely 🙂
Now, if you prefer to sit back and relax while I show you the steps in a slideshow - all about cozy!
If you want more Christmas sewing projects, check out these ideas:
- HUGE Holiday Pattern Bundle - FREE!
- Prettiest Christmas Stocking (FREE Pattern too!)
- This Gift Bag Pattern (Lasts forever - REUSE!)
- 20+ Easy Diy Gifts To Sew This Christmas
Now, let me show you how to sew your own gift card holder!
Supplies to make the Christmas gift card holder:
- two pieces of 5" by 6" quilting cotton prints
- one 6" by 5" piece of stiff interfacing (see interfacing recommendations below)
- half yard/metre of satin ribbon (optional)
- matching thread, sewing machine, scissors, iron
- the free diy gift card holder template from the Homemade Holidays - Free Pattern Bundle - download it for free from my design shop HERE. (No coupon needed.)
Which interfacing to use for a gift card holder
I used woven fusible interfacing that's practically identical to the non-woven Decor Bond, but you can also use Pellon Deco Fuse, or Vilene S520. Having said that, let me add that especially if you're just starting out on your sewing journey, fusible fleece will work totally fine, too! As you see, there are hardly any limitations as to the interfacing on this project.
And just in case you're using home decor fabric for outer and lining, you can just opt for a thin layer of, say Pellon SF101 Shape Flex or Vilene G700 - or eliminate it altogether. Easy-peasy! But I digress. Back to the how-to:
How To Make A Gift Card Holder Tutorial
Step 1 - Get the free Gift Card Holder pattern
Step 2 - Cut fabric
When you have the paper template, cut 3 pieces: 1 from outer fabric, 1 from lining fabric (MIRRORED!) and 1 from stiff fusible interfacing - cut this one on the seam allowance to reduce bulk:
Step 3 - Apply fusible interfacing to the outer piece
Step 4 - Add Ribbon to Top
Grab the ribbon and fold it in half, then pin it to the right (front!) side of the outer piece at the spot where I placed the triangular marking on the free template.
This will be the top part of the Christmas gift card holder. Use a safety pin to attach the rest of the ribbon to the middle area of the fabric piece, to keep it out of the way.
Step 5 - Sewing step
Now place the outer and the lining right-sides-together so all the edges match and stitch around, leaving a hole for turning at the bottom part. NOTE: see the turning hole? It's just at the opposite side from where the ribbon is attached. (The best place for it!)
Step 6 - Turn Right-Side out
Turn right-side-out and press, making sure the unfinished edges at the opening are folded in, forming a straight line:
Step 7 - How to Fold The Gift Card Holder
No topstitching yet, first you need to fold the piece in half, like this:
Now, pin and edgestitch around. Done!
Tie a bow, tuck a gift card inside and get ready for gift-giving!
If you want to, you can use the ribbon to tie around the gift card holder or hang it on the Christmas tree. Beautiful! These simple pockets are a cute way to say happy birthday, happy holidays, or even create one as a wedding gift. This way, you can ditch the old plain gift card envelope and turn your card into a unique diy gift! You can even add a fun felt ornament as a gift topper - I've just made a list of easy felt ornaments for you to check out.
That's all, folks! I hope you've enjoyed making this easy gift card holder, and I'm even more so hoping you're having a pleasant, cozy holiday season.
More Homemade Holidays Bundle tutorials are coming your way. Happy holidays!
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