Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Felt Gift Card Envelope

Gift cards are such a useful gift idea but it's nice to make them a bit special by making them their own felt envelopes.
felt gift card envelope tutorial

This idea was one I originally shared over on The Pinning Mama a LONG time ago. Back then I had made Christmassy envelopes, so when I made a pink felt envelope for a birthday person I thought it was high time I shared it here with you.

To make a felt gift card envelope you will need:
  • Felt
  • Ribbon 
  • Thread (either matching or contrasting)
  • A Sewing Machine (you could glue or stitch by hand if you prefer though)
Cut the felt to a rectangle 11.5cm x 19.5cm (4.5" x 7.5") and cut a 13cm (5") length of ribbon
make an easy felt gift card envelope
Here in the UK gift cards are a pretty standard size - 8.5 x 5.5 cm. If yours are different it is easy to adjust these measurements to fit. Use the photo above to guide you.
Fold your felt in half, length ways, measure 5cm (2″) from one end, mark with a pin, then cut from the folded corner to the pin.make an easy felt gift card envelope
Remove the pin and open the felt out.
Fold the bottom edge up to just below the place the pin was. Position the ribbon across about 1.5cm from the top edge as shown holding in place with pins.
make an easy felt gift card envelope
Stitch in a straight line on both side seams, using a 1cm seam allowance. If you don't have a sewing machine you could stitch this by hand with a running stitch, or try a fabric glue.
easy felt gift card envelope tutorial
That's it! So quick and easy - you'll probably want to make loads! 
easy felt gift card envelope tutorial
You could make these any size. I imagine they would work for any reasonably flat gift , maybe a special photo or book, vouchers or tickets or even just cash.

I must really like making fancy gift cards holders as I've realised I have shared several over the years.
These made from old sheet music: 
sheet music gift card envelope
This origami folded envelope: 
origami envelope

And this little paper envelope with a cute button fastening:
button fastened envelope
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14 comments:

  1. The felt gift cards are the perfect touch to a gift! What a simple (no binding, little stitching) way to fancy-up a gift card! These would even be nice to stash away in a purse to hold credit cards or other cards that seem to roll around. Thanks so much!

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    1. Good ideas Kathy, they could be for business cards too of course.

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  2. What a nice idea! I think it's great how you use the ribbon not only for decoration. I love pink by the way ;-) And I've got some felt leftovers, so I might give this project a try! Thank's for the inspiration, take care, Sigrid

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    1. Thanks Sigrid, it's a fun way to use up small pieces of felt, but actually any fabric that doesn't fray too much might work.

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  3. What a lovely idea! I really like the idea of using a ribbon as both a decorative feature and a fastener, I've never seen that before. I will definitely be trying some of these out!

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    1. It's super simple. I was inspired by some clutch bags I'd seen on pinterest. So simple but so effective!

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  4. Love the little envelope such a good idea

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  5. This is a wonderful little pattern for all sorts items. Super pretty.

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  6. This is adorable Julie I love this and it reminds me of sewing I did at school ( but nicer lol )

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  7. Oh that's such a sweet idea - a lovely keepsake for a special card! x

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  8. What a great idea, Julie! So much better than a white envelope, which is what I normally do. The ribbon finishes it off perfectly.

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