The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Gift Card Pouch Tutorial (It can double as a business card holder too!)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gift Card Pouch Tutorial (It can double as a business card holder too!)

It's Day 12 of...

Do you have gift cards to give to some of your family and friends?  Here is a simple and cute way to dress up a gift card.

Gift Card Pouch
*Felt scraps
*Coordinating fabric scraps
*Basic sewing supplies (pins, thread, scissors...)
*Sewing machine
*Paper and pencil

1. Make a pattern by drawing a rectangle on paper that is 2 3/4 inches by 4 inches.  Make a mark on each of the shorter ends of the rectangle one inch down from the top.

2. Using the pattern, cut out a felt piece for the backing and a coordinating fabric piece for the front.  Where you made your two marks on the sides of your pattern, make two small cut in the front fabric piece.  Use these notches in the fabric as a guide to cut across the fabric with your pinking shears.

3. Lay the front fabric pieces on top of your felt backing.

4. Sew around the entire perimeter.

5. Use your pinking shears again to cut around the gift card holder.  This gives it a nicer look.  (Tip: Be sure to cut right along your stitches but not through them.)  Slip a gift card inside and give it away.

This handy pouch can slip right into a purse or wallet and be used to hold gift cards, debit cards, or even business cards.

See my gift card pocket tutorial here.

Happy gifting!


  1. This is soo cute! And I love that it matches the purse you made! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great idea! This is definitely on my list of things to make! Thanks for your post. I just started a link party on Wednesdays called Waking Wednesdays, and I'd love for you to share! ~ Megan from

  3. That is a great idea! I have a few gift cards to give this year and might have to get my sewing machine out and give these a try!

    I would be honored if you linked up to my Pajama Party.


  4. What a simple and pretty idea! What a difference it will make to a present of gift cards.

  5. ack that is so cute! i love it! coming over from someday crafts.

  6. nice, easy and adorable!! thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!

  7. Turned out so super cute!!

    Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

  8. I really like your posted Gift card pouch Tutorial...its very helpful...
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