If you need a “last-minute” gift, here is a fun, quick and easy little project – a card holder that everyone needs.
(This post is the second in the series “5 Quick Gifts to sew for Christmas”. See all the posts here.)
Here is what you need: 2 pieces of fabric and one piece of fusible web (Wonder Under, Vliesofix/Bondaweb, Heat and Bond, Steam a Seam).
All pieces must measure 4” x 9 1/4”.
Place the fusible web, rough side down, on the wrong side of one of the fabrics.
Press according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Let it cool then remove the paper backing.
Then place the other fabric, wrong side down, on the sticky side of the first fabric piece and press. Then adjust the size of the piece to 3 3/4” x 9” (if you have a pinking blade, use it!).
From the short edges cut out two semi-circles. (I used a large spool of thread to draw the semi-circle, you could use a coin as well).
Zig zag the short edges (I lost my patience at this step, I think it’s not the end of the world if you let the edges unfinished, but a finished edge makes the piece more durable).
Fold the piece in half to find the center; finger press the fold.
Then bring the short edges toward the center and fold as shown. Stitch close to the top and bottom edges, then zig zag those edges (this step is easier because there are 4 layers of fabric).
If you have used a pinking blade, the edges don’t need zig zag finishing.
The last step: keep the piece folded and stitch through all layers, close to the fold.
Ready to be gifted!
Related patterns- for quick and easy pouches- click here for details.