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How to sew a Gift card holder: easy PDF tutorial


Welcome to my sewing tutorial for a delightful fabric gift card holder!

Gift cards are a popular and convenient gift option, but presenting them in a creative and personalized way can make them even more special.

 In this sewing tutorial, I’ll guide you step-by-step on how to create a charming and practical gift card holder using your sewing machine. 

This is a perfect project for both beginners and experienced sewers alike, and it’s a fun way to use up fabric scraps or showcase your favorite fabric in a cute way. 

So, let’s get started and make a unique and thoughtful, easy DIY gift card holder that your loved ones will treasure!

Please remember, if you have scrap fabrics, this is a great way to use them for a handmade touch on these adorable gift card holders.

People give gift cards for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common:

  1. Convenience: Gift cards are easy to buy, and they eliminate the need to spend time thinking about what to get someone. They can be purchased online or at a store and can be delivered by mail or electronically.
  2. Flexibility: Gift cards give the recipient the flexibility to choose what they want or need, within the constraints of the card’s value. This can be especially useful if you are not sure what the recipient would like, they truly make great gifts any time of year.
  3. Personal touch: Although some people might think that gift cards lack personalization, they can be quite personal. For example, if you know that the recipient loves to shop at a particular store, you can get them a gift card for that store. This indicates that you have put thought into the gift letting them find what they want at their favorite stores.
  4. Budget: Gift cards can help you stay within your budget, as you can choose a card with a specific value that fits your budget, which is the best part of handmade gifts..
  5. Occasions: Gift cards are often given for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, and the holiday season. They can be a practical and appreciated gift that can be used by the recipient to buy something they want or need, and creating unique gift card holders makes it feel even more special.
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Supplies needed to make your cute gift card holders

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Gift card holder instructions

You can purchase the pdf sewing pattern version of this on our Etsy store. It comes with step-by-step directions with photos and video

  • You want to cut your fabric 4×6”  and apply lightweight interfacing of the same size. This basic pattern can be used any time you need a gift card holder. 
  • Add a notch in the center of your bottom piece and round the top corners using your rotary cutter or scissors.  Make sure your right sides are together when you cut these notches.
  • Use your pinking shears to trim your gift cardholder. It’s the perfect way to finish off this easy gift card holder
  • Sew the sides using a straight stitch to hold the gift card in place using a 1/4-inch seam allowance. You can use sewing clips or sewing pins to hold it in place while you sew.
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  • Optional, but you can top stitch around the top for a finished look
  • Apply Elmer’s washable glue or place a piece of ribbon to close your gift cardholder after placing the card inside
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Here’s the video version if you are visual. Make sure and subscribe to my YouTube channel where I upload videos weekly. 

And there you have it! We hope you enjoyed our sewing tutorial for creating the perfect gift card holder. By following the steps we’ve provided, you’ve created a unique and practical gift perfect for any occasion.

Remember, gift card holders are just one of the many creative sewing projects that you can tackle with your machine.

So, don’t hesitate to explore and experiment with different fabrics and different prints, designs, and techniques to create even more amazing projects.

We would love to see your gift card holder, so feel free to share them with us on social channels by tagging us. Thank you for joining me and happy sewing!

Other holiday DIY gift card holder ideas for different occasions

  • Christmas tree ornaments
  • Valentine’s Day
  • New baby
  • Gift card bouquet
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If you are brand new to sewing and not sure which sewing machine to purchase, check out our post on beginner sewing machines under $200.

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  1. I’ve got a home sewn bag that I believe has either four or 5sides to it with a zipper pocket included clearly it was for something to do with young kids bcuz the prints on the material starts with rug rats and end with sum bold vibrant animal print I can include Picts if needed , listen all the females in my family sewed me – I don’t have a clue I’d like to recreate this lil ditty if possible and even in a larger size which I’m sure is totally possible .thank goodness I’ve never pulled any of the sewn seams bcuz I wouldn’t be commenting right now if I had and I’ve had the bag for a good 20- 25 years I love it sooooo much can ya help me figure this mystery out please and thank you kindly Cindie S.

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