Every year, at least someone I am giving gifts to, has requested a gift card. Sigh. The impersonal exchange of a plastic gift card....Merry Christmas!
Cut your fabric out. To make a 2 pocket card holder cut both fabrics to the size of 11 1/2" by 5". To make a 1 pocket card holder, cut both fabrics to the size 9 1/2" by 5".
Layer the 2 fabrics together, right sides facing each other.
Sew the two fabric sections together. Sew 3 sides closed, leaving one of the shorter sides open.
Turn right side out.
Tuck in the raw edges of the open side. It's always helpful to press or iron between steps. Top stitch the open end closed. *Optional, top stitch across the opposite finished side as well.
If making a 2 pocket card holder, fold your sewn rectangle in half and press. Open the rectangle back up, fold each end in, to create a pocket on both sides. Sew down the length of each long sides, sewing the sides of your pockets into place and creating a top stitch finishing touch as you go.
If making a single pocket card holder, fold over only one of the short sides. Sew down the length of the rectangle, across the top of the non pocketed side and down the other side.
When completed, press or iron to give your card holders a finished look.
*Optional: add a snap or Velcro to give your card holders a closing option. Card holders can also be left without adding a closure.
**Creatively embellish your gift card holders. Cut shapes out of felt or fabric and either glue onto your gift card holder or using fusible interfacing adhere your shape by ironing it into place.
The only thing left to do...buy a gift card.
Tuck it into your gift card holder.
And begin the season of gift card giving.