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Make Your Own Fabric Gift Card Holder

"What did we get the neighbors?  How about the kids teachers?  Did you get something for my aunt?"

Questions often asked the night before a gift should be presented.  Luckily, someone brilliant invented gift cards.  Because let's be honest, no on knows what to get the uncle who has everything and hates everything else.

diy gift card holder
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But a gift card doesn't have to seem impersonal.  In fact, it can seem much more intentional with the help of this diy gift card holder pattern.

Pick custom fabrics that fit the recipients personality or some silly fabric to make them laugh.  The best part, you only need scraps.  You'll use less than a square foot of fabric for this project.


fabric gift card holder free pattern


Go rummage in that fabric scrap bin and find the perfect fabric to add your little gift card. 

And don't feel guilty if you are regifting a gift card someone gave to you.  At least you aren't wasting hard earned money, you are just passing on the joy.

Give the gift of handmade with this simple DIY gift card holder made from fabric.

DIY Gift Card Holder

Materials Needed
  • DIY Gift Card Holder Pattern - (Download at the end of the post for free)
  • Fabric Scraps in 3 colors - Link to Christmas Traditions fabric
  • Fusible Interfacing
  • Matching Thread
  • Gift Cards

If you'd rather not print the pattern, here is the measurement chart.



diy gift card holder
Step 1
Cut out pattern pieces (download at end of post) and press interfacing to the wrong sides of the fabric.





how to make a gift card holder with fabric
Step 2
Fold the two squares in a diagonal with wrong sides together.  Press.





fabric gift card holder tutorial
Step 3
Line up the bottoms of the diagonals with the bottom of the main gift card holder.  You want the two diagonals to overlap.





fabric gift card holder free pattern
Step 4
Place the back piece over the top of the other pieces with right sides together.  Pin in place.  Mark a 2-3" opening on one of the straight sides above the pocket.  This will be the opening to turn the gift card holder.





how to make a gift card holder
Step 5
Stitch around the outside of the gift card holder at 1/4".  Make sure to leave the opening open.






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Step 6
Trim the 4 corners.  Turn the gift card holder right side out through the opening.






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Step 7
Carefully topstitch from the top of one diagonal around to the other.  Don't stitch over the diagonal pockets.


You did it!!  See how easy that was.  A quick project that makes a great gift and can be used over and over again.


fabric gift card holder tutorial

Want the free diy gift card holder pattern?  Simply click the button below to download the free PDF sewing pattern.


Give the gift of handmade with this simple DIY gift card holder made from fabric.

Give the gift of handmade with this simple DIY gift card holder made from fabric.






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