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ITH Felt Gift Card Holders

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Materials
  • Assorted colors of craft felt squares- each square will make 2 gift card holders
  • Optional -Ribbon or craft yarn to make hangers if desired
  • Optional -Miscellaneous adhesive dimensional stickers and jingle bells
  • Optional – an awl if you want to add hangers
  • Large eye sewing needle if adding hangers
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Poly-mesh stabilizer
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear ruler

  • Designs used in this project
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/Pat-Williams/StockDesign/1/GCH01.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/Pat-Williams/StockDesign/1/GCH02.aspx
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  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/Pat-Williams/StockDesign/1/GCH10.aspx

  • Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    These little gift card holders are fun and inexpensive to make. They are perfect just as they are or you can embellish them as you wish. They are all made in the same way so instructions are only given for one. They are a great way to add a personal touch to gift cards.


    Step 1:
    Hoop a single layer of poly mesh in your 4” x 4” embroidery hoop.


    Step 2:
    Run the first color stop which is an outline for the gift card holder. This can be run in any color thread.

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    Step 3:
    Fold a felt square in half lengthwise. Cut in half along the fold.

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    Step 4:
    Fold the rectangles in half and cut in half. You now have the felt cut to make two gift card holders.

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    Step 5:
    Spray adhesive on the back of one of the felt squares and place over the outline. Make sure the felt exceeds the outlines by at least ½” on all sides.

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    Step 6:
    Follow the color chart for the design you are running to complete the embroidery through the next to last color stop.

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    Step 7:
    Before running the last color stop slip another felt square under the embroidery hoop.

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    8:
    Lift the top felt square to make sure you have aligned the bottom felt square.

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    Step 9:
    Run the last color stop to complete the gift card holder.

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    Step 10:
    Lay the ¼” mark of your ruler over the inside border stitch of the gift card holder and trim the edges with a rotary cutter.


    Step 11:
    Trim all sides in a like manner.

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    Step 12:
    To add a hanger: Thread ribbon or craft yarn through a large eye needle and push through the corner of the felt. I took mine through both layers of the felt.

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    Step 13:
    If you have a problem pushing the needle through the felt you can use an awl to pre-make your hole. Bring the ribbon back through a second hole in the gift card holder.

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    Step 14:
    Slip a couple of bells onto the ribbon if desired and tie into a bow.

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    Step 15:
    Many styles are available here to suit many gift giving occasions!

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    Step 16:
    Even though the gift card holder looks stitched on all sides, one end will be open in which you insert the gift card.

    For the love of embroidery…
    Pat Williams


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    Meet The Author: Pat Williams
    Award winning Digitizer, Embroidery Educator, Author and a Consultant to the Industry, Pat Williams has 20 years of experience in the embroidery industry. Pat has won multiple awards for her digitizing expertise including the 2007 Impressions Awards Grand Championship, Best of Show as well as the 1st and 2nd Place Awards.. Pat’s love of digitizing has afforded her the opportunity to write many articles for Impressions magazine in the United States and Images Magazine in Europe. She also has authored her own digitizing training CD series, “Digitizing Steps to Success.” In 2001 Pat was named “Embroidery Educator of the Year.” For many years Pat lead digitizing seminars at the ISS Shows in Long Beach, CA and for Compucon software. Pat retired from the commercial embroidery arena in 2010. She now resides in Sierra Vista, AZ. She can be reached at pwilliams22@cox.net.

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    Karen M Dec 13, 2014
    How do you get the gift card onside the holder?!
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    Pat W Dec 15, 2014
    Karen, Because of the top stitching it looks like the card is closed, but just follow the steps, and due to some tricky sequencing of the stitching one end of the card will be open for you to insert the gift card. Thanks for asking though your question made me add Step 16.
    Reply

    Anonymous Dec 13, 2014
    Is there a step missing? Where do you put the gift card?
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    Pat B Dec 14, 2014
    I've read through the instructions and can't figure out how you would insert the gift card into this project...is this really just a gift tag?
    Reply

    Pat M Dec 19, 2014
    I am a beginner at embroidery machines and designs. It took me careful re-reading the instructions before I figured out how to leave the top open. Once I got it, I loved the ease of this design. So easy and quick, but yet how nice they look. I will look forward to more of your simple designs. Pat in California
    Reply

    Dan D Dec 25, 2015
    Bought them this morning and already made 6. They are great. Thanks again Mrs Williams for another FABULOUS design..
    Reply
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