Ok-- So I'm back early (blame the weather!) You know my feelings about handmade gifts during the holidays, right? If not-- here's a recap:
Although, I do love giving (and getting) handmade gifts, I made the decision last year to quit stressing myself out over making handmade gifts during the holiday season. I called it my Happy Holidays Pledge.
So, when Deby asked me to participate in her Seasonal Sewing series, I knew just what I wanted to make-- a gift card holder! This tutorial appeared on Deby's blog a few weeks ago and now I'm bringing it home, just in case you missed it. This is the perfect way to add a handmade touch to an impersonal gift card. I have a special place in my heart for clever sewing construction, and I think this little gift card holder is clever! It's made out of a single rectangle of fabric to reduce the amount of sewing and turning. This makes it an especially quick sew for those last minute gifts.
Fabric rectangle 12" by 4.5"
Gift card or credit card
First take your rectangle and fold it in half, wrong sides together as shown.
Sew along the outside of your folded square leaving a small opening at the top for turning.
And close the flap. You can tie a little bow to do discourage peekers. We know who you are!
If you like these, you can check out some other DIY Gift Card Ideas at Make It Handmade, and also get some frugal holiday gift ideas at Sewistry.