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Thread: Gift Certificate Holders

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    This is my first tutorial so please bear with me . I am a visual learner so there is many pictures for you to refer to in case I am not making myself very clear. I have a lot of trouble understanding patterns ......this is why I just figure it out and do it. :) I will post the pictures and explain as I go.
    You will need just scraps of fabric for this project or if you prefer two 6 x 8 inch cuts will be plenty. I used steam a seam for stability.

    You will trace two templates 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch and the second template will have a little dip in center. You can draw the first one out and fold in half to make the curve . I cut my templates out of plastic as I intend to make many of these.

    Lay your template on top of steam and seam and trace pattern for both templates.
    Place the steam a seam onto the wrong side of the fabric you will use. (6 x 8 inch piece )
    Steam in place with a pressing cloth or another piece of fabric over top.
    Cut these pieces out and peel off the backing of the steam a seam.
    Now lay these pieces onto the wrong side of second piece of fabric (6 x 8inch ) and steam together.
    Cut these out and you can top stitch the one with the dip if you like.
    Lay both pieces together and sew 1/4 inch seams down the sides and bottom and back up the other side and you are done !! Trim to 1/8 inch and fill with a gift card.

    drawing pattern onto steam a seam
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    Place steam a seam onto fabric and press and cut out and remove backing
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    Press the pieces to the second fabric and cut out
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    Top stitch along piece withe the dip and place together to sew up side, bottom and side
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    Fill with a gift card
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    Make several in different themes for your friends and family
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    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    This is my first tutorial so please bear with me . I am a visual learner so there is many pictures for you to refer to in case I am not making myself very clear. I have a lot of trouble understanding patterns ......this is why I just figure it out and do it. :) I will post the pictures and explain as I go.
    You will need just scraps of fabric for this project or if you prefer two 6 x 8 inch cuts will be plenty. I used steam a seam for stability.

    You will trace two templates 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch and the second template will have a little dip in center. You can draw the first one out and fold in half to make the curve . I cut my templates out of plastic as I intend to make many of these.

    Lay your template on top of steam and seam and trace pattern for both templates.
    Place the steam a seam onto the wrong side of the fabric you will use. (6 x 8 inch piece )
    Steam in place with a pressing cloth or another piece of fabric over top.
    Cut these pieces out and peel off the backing of the steam a seam.
    Now lay these pieces onto the wrong side of second piece of fabric (6 x 8inch ) and steam together.
    Cut these out and you can top stitch the one with the dip if you like.
    Lay both pieces together and sew 1/4 inch seams down the sides and bottom and back up the other side and you are done !! Trim to 1/8 inch and fill with a gift card.
    Very nice!
    We give our 14 yr old grand daughter money each wk for her main Christmas gift and we had a gift card envelope that we fill and hand to her and she hands it back to us for the next wk...lol this would be nice for that...
    thanks for sharing

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    ah at 14 they love that :)>> mine is just almost 2 so we been doing bonds for every occassion.. for a college fund later ;) but once she figures out money I am sure we will be handing out too;)

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    Thank you for making this tute for us :D:D:D

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    you are welcome ;)

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    Thanks for the tutorial!

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    also would be cute to make these to hang on your christmas trees!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    also would be cute to make these to hang on your christmas trees!
    oh yes they would ;)>>

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    Thanks for the tutorial. You did good job and the idea has a lot of possibilities.

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    Hi Janice! Nice tute. Thanks!!
    Okay, you can fill mine with the following Gift Cards:
    Starbucks
    Itunes
    Barnes & Noble
    ANY fabric store that gives GC
    Bath & Body Works
    hmmm........... I know there are more lololol :D:D:D:D:D

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    Thanks. Very nice pictures and easily to follow tutorial. You should do more :)

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    thank you :)..

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    are the edges raw?

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    Neat idea - thanks for sharing.

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    Wow...I like those and I like the idea. Thanks for the help. :thumbup:

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    You did a really good job making the gift certificate holders and also doing the tutorial for us. Your explanation is so good I am tempted to make some of them. Thank you for taking your time to help others.
    Regards, Dorothy

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    Quote Originally Posted by FabricJunkie
    are the edges raw?
    Yes , however ,there is steam a seam in there for stability...one person asked about using the fancy rotaries for cutting ( like pinking shears) .. I think I will try that next. The brown on is with a fabric that has the other fabric on back so it doesn't fray at all period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    You did a really good job making the gift certificate holders and also doing the tutorial for us. Your explanation is so good I am tempted to make some of them. Thank you for taking your time to help others.
    Regards, Dorothy
    OH good :)>> glad it helped.. I am so challenged in reading instructions myself I hoped that all my pictures and explanations and words by pictures would help those who ,like me ,have to SEE it ;)

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    Ps let us see your project when done.. it is such fun to see how others do the same pattern;) idea sharing is great !!

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    Very clear tute. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks .. your welcome ;)>> look forward to seeing the variations that come for this ;)

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    What a great tute. Thanks.

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    Hey Janice4, We use to do bonds also until our oldest grandson found out that you have to wait 30 years before cashing. He needs them now and they still aren't mature. So now we just have savings accounts for them.

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    GREAT JOB!! That is a very cute idea!! I think that I will enjoy making some of those too!! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy S.
    Hey Janice4, We use to do bonds also until our oldest grandson found out that you have to wait 30 years before cashing. He needs them now and they still aren't mature. So now we just have savings accounts for them.
    unfortunately with bank interest rates being so LOW it is hard to make money that way.. with the EE bonds.. you Know in 20 years you make the value..( double what you paid) you also make interest monthly not like some bonds that is every 6 months. She doesn't need it now anyways. I bonds have flutuating rates and will pay for up to 30 years.. .2% ::( .such a low rate you make very little and EE you know you wil double;). it today's economy a cd sucks too... interest rates are horrible there , the stock market is also a very huge up and down risk.. so it is a nice way to put money aside for her.. you can cash them in with no penalty after 5 years if you want.

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