Easy Felt Gift Card Pouches

If you’re giving a gift card, but want to make it more personal, try sewing up some easy felt gift card pouches. Don’t sew? Don’t worry! It’s really hard to call this a sewing project, considering that it requires no special equipment, and very little in the way of skills. Read on to learn more and for step-by-step instructions!

 

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

This is actually a very good craft for “practice sewing”. Last week, I shared these simple stitched felt hearts and how they’re great for introducing children to sewing.  This tutorial takes it a step further – because you need to figure out how to get the gift card pouches to stay shut.

 

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

I used a big button on one, but didn’t sew a button hole. You can sew a button hole if you’d like. You just need to reinforce the two ends with a few stitches. I decided simply to place it so that the flap tucks underneath the button, to keep the project easy.

On the second, I tapered the ends of the flap so that it tucks into the envelope itself. On that one I didn’t add any decorative stitching to the flap to allow it to tuck in flatter.

 

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

While these are intended for gifting gift cards, they are so versatile! You can use them for gifting cash or as an upgraded envelope for a card. You can also use them to stow a small stack of business cards for distributing, or for storing a few credit/gift cards in your handbag.

That means that it can also be reused for any of these and is a gift in itself. It’s almost like a mini wallet.

 

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

On the one with the button, I allowed that to be the “decorative touch” that gives it personality. On the second, I embroidered a very simple heart. That makes these gift card pouches a great way to introduce embroidery too!

 

What you need to make felt gift card pouches:

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How to make felt gift card pouches:

 

1. If your felt sheets are large, measure it to size. You’ll want a comfortable amount of space around the gift card on all four sides. Mark your area with chalk (or even marker).

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

2.  Fold it over to measure where the flap should start. Trim it to size if need be.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

3. Fold it up, and mark where you want to sew on your button (if you’re doing that.)Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

4. Sew your button on where you made your markings, and make sure the flap rests comfortably underneath. Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

5. Start sewing it up! Thread your needle with a coordinating color embroidery thread. Double and tie a knot at the end. Start from the inside corner, and start sewing outward.

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

6. Sew a couple of stitches joining the bottom corner of the felt to reinforce it.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

7. Continue sewing a simple stitch going up the side of your gift card pouches.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

8. When you reach the top, you can reinforce it again if you’d like with an extra stitch.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

9. If you’d like to add a pretty coordinating stitch to the flap, continue sewing with a running stitch along the edge.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

10. When you reach the other side, where the pocket starts again, you can reinforce with an extra stitch.
Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

11. Sew along that side as you did with the first and finish it off with extra stitches, matching how you did it on the first side.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

Your first gift card pouch is complete! Put in the gift card and tuck in the flap to make sure it “works”!
Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

12. If you want to embroider a simple design, first draw it out in chalk or marker.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

12. Make one stitch starting from the back and ending in the back. Bring the needle back to the front through the center of that stitch.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

13. Continue stitching that way until your design is complete.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

14. Sew your pouch as you did the first. If you want to make a flap that tucks into the pouch, taper the edges as pictured.Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

Place your gift card inside, and tuck the flap into the pouch to “test” it. Your second gift card pouch is complete!Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

You won’t really want to stop at two. These gift card pouches are so much fun to make, and I’d imagine fun to receive too (especially the gift card inside…)

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

Are you making these gift card pouches as a gift? Who will you be making them for? I’d love to hear if you have any variations to share!

 

Upgrade your gifts with easy DIY felt gift card pouches! These simple envelopes are perfect beginner sewing crafts for kids, teens, and tweens, and require no prior experience or equipment!

 

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