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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
That's it! So quick and easy - you'll probably want to make loads!
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.
They work in any colour, these are the Christmassy ones I made a few years ago.
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: