Free Gift Card Holder Sewing Pattern

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Learn how to make a gift card holder with a free sewing pattern. These look like Christmas tags and can hold a gift card or tiny card and envelope!

It’s hard to admit but sometimes the best gift is a gift card. Especially for those people in your life who have everything or don’t know what they want.

Make the gift card more exciting by making a gift card holder with this free sewing pattern. You can use any quilting cotton fabric, and I used glitter fabric to make it more eye-catching. If you don’t want to add a gift card you can add a really nice note in a mini envelope for a heartwarming gift.

free gift card holder sewing pattern

Isn’t the glitter fabric fun? I just think it’s so pretty. It would be so fun to hang next to a stocking or taped onto a gift. It makes a great ornament too!

What fabric should I use for a gift card holder?

I used glitter fabric for these gift card holders, and it worked great. I recommend using quilting cotton for these.

Quilting cotton is easy to find, easy to sew, and comes in lots of great prints and colors. It also won’t be too thick when you are sewing multiple layers together to make this gift card holder work.

free gift card holder sewing pattern

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

gift card holder pattern

Do you love to sew and make gifts? Check out these sewing projects:

Free Gift Card Holder Sewing Pattern


  • Quilting cotton fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Pins and pincushion
  • Free gift card sewing pattern (no instructions) – get it at the end of the post

Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and photo tutorial for just $3.50. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it. Or get the Pattern Bundle with ALL the PDF tutorials!

gift card holder supplies

Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out the pieces.

You’ll cut out two tag pieces and one rectangle piece. Make sure to cut the notches.

pin pattern to fabric

Cut out interfacing for all three pattern pieces and apply the interfacing to the back of the fabric.

cut out the pieces and notches

Fold the rectangle in half matching up the notches. Finger press the fold.

Pin the pocket to one of the tag pieces matching up the notches.

pin rectangle to one tag piece

Baste around the three sides of the pocket 1/8 inch from the edge.

baste pocket in place

Pin the tag pieces right sides together matching up the corners and notches.

pin tag pieces right sides together

Sew around the sides with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Backstitch when you start and stop, and leave a 2 inch hole for turning.

sew around edges and leave hole

Trim off the notches and trim all the corners.

trim corners and notches

Turn the tag right side out. Poke out all the corners with a point turner.

turn right side out poke out corners

Pinch the hole closed and pin it.

pin hole closed

Edgestitch around the edges and sew the hole closed. Sew a 1/4 inch diameter circle at the top of the tag.

edgestitch around the edges and sew hole

Cut a circle in the fabric inside the stitched circle.

trim out hole

Cut a piece of ribbon or cord. Loop it through the hole and tie it.

add a ribbon loop

Add your gift cards or mini envelopes to the pocket to finish the gift!

free gift card holder sewing pattern

Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!

free gift card holder sewing pattern

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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Where do you get the free pattern

I can’t wait to try

Where is the pattern.???m

Those DIY gift card holders are super cute and useful. Thanks for the sewing pattern!