Stitched Gift Card Holder Tutorial...

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 Supplies: duck cloth, template (download HERE), straight pins, scissors, sewing machine, fabric scraps, shank button, elastic and lace pieces.

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 Pin template to duck cloth and trim.

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 Fold duck cloth on fold lines as shown on template.

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Gather thin strips of fabric.  I used pieces from my inky muslin cloths.

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Using a straight stitch, attach strips to duck cloth as shown in photo.

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Stitch fabric strips across one side of duck cloth and fold over one piece and stitch at straight edge as shown in photo.

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Trim all around the edges, leaving just a little over the edge.

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Sew small pieces of lace, printed muslin or other embellishments to holder.

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Stitch all around the edges.

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Fold bottom up to create pocket and stitch up the sides.

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Attach a button and elastic to create closure.  I used a shank button which has a "loop" on the back and a tinker pin to hold it in place. Button pins also do the trick!  I also used 6" elastics I got from 7 Gypsies but you can use regular elastic and knot the ends inside the bag to hold in place.

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Insert gift card and you are all set!

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I also made another holder in a pouch style.  I stitched fabric strips to two pieces of duck cloth (one a little shorter to go on top) and stiched them together to create the pocket for the gift card.  I embellished with embroidery stitches and a few fabric flowers I salvaged from an old t-shirt.