Stitch gift-card holders that give a hint of what‘s inside. Fabrics are from the Morning Rush collection by Carol Eldridge for Andover Fabrics and the Cut and Sew collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

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Designer: Sherri K. Falls

Materials

• 5×7" rectangle print No. 1 (outer card keeper)

• 5×7" rectangle print No. 2 (lining)

• 5×7" rectangle heavy-duty iron-on fusible interfacing

• 3⁄4" square hook-and-loop tape

• Buttons: 3⁄8"-diameter, 3⁄4"-diameter

Finished card keeper: 4×2-3⁄8" (folded)

Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern piece.

From each print, cut:

• 1 of Card Keeper Pattern

From fusible interfacing, cut:

• 1 of Card Keeper Pattern

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Assemble Card Keeper

1. Center and stitch loop part of hook-and-loop tape to right side of print No. 1 card keeper piece 1⁄2" from short straight edge (Diagram 1).

2. Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse interfacing piece to wrong side of Step 1 unit to make outer card keeper.

3. Center and stitch remaining part of hook-and-loop tape to right side of print No. 2 card keeper piece 1⁄2" from short rounded edge to make lining (Diagram 2).

4. Sew together outer card keeper and lining, leaving a 2" opening along one long edge (Diagram 3).

5. Trim corners and clip curves. Turn right side out through opening; press. Slip-stitch opening closed to make card keeper body.

6. Fold short straight edge of card keeper body up 2" with lining inside (Diagram 4); topstitch as shown to secure fold and make pocket.

7. Referring to photo center and stack buttons on outer side of card keeper body about 1⁄8" from topstitched edge. Hand-stitch buttons in place.

8. Fold short rounded edge over pocket to align hook-and-loop pieces (fold is about 1⁄2" from pocket opening). Crease fold to complete card keeper.

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