How to Make a Snowman Gift Card Holder

How to Make a Snowman Gift Card Holder

I love gift card holders.  Gift cards seem to be the gift of choice these days but finding cute holders is hard.  I was inspired to create this holder from some fabric I purchased that had snowmen all over.  I thought it would be the perfect way to make a gift card holder special.  This is a beginner sewing project though the zipper is a little fidgety.  My little snowman shape makes this a pretty simple project to make.  The snowmen fabric makes this project extra special.  You could use some other fun Christmas fabric if you like.  

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What You will Need: How to Make a Snowman Gift Card Holder

What you will Need Snowman Gift Card Holder

Step 1:  Cut the fabrics

Using the pattern cut two outer, two lining and two fleece pieces of fabric.

Cut out the pieces

Step 2:  Fuse the fleece

Following the manufacturer’s instructions fuse the fleece pieces to the outer snowman pieces.  

Fuse the fleece

Step 3:  Quilt the Snowman

Using a straight stitch and a 3/8″ seam allowance stitch lines across the outer snowmen pieces for a quilting affect.

Quilt the pieces

Step 4:  Add the Zipper

Find the center of the top of the snowman and the center of the zipper and make a mark.  Unzip the zipper.   Place one half of the zipper right sides down on the outer fabric and pin making sure to fold under the ears of the zipper to ward the wrong side.  Stitch the zipper to the outer fabric.  Place the lining fabric right sides down On the zipper you just stitched and stitch the zipper to the lining.  Repeat for the other side of the zipper.  If you are a more advanced sewisit you can stitch the lining, zipper and outer fabric at the same time.  

Add the zipper

Step 5:  Stitch the Snowman

Divide the snowman so that the lining pieces are facing right sides together and the outer pieces are facing right sides together.  Stitch all the way around the snowman but leave an opening in the lining for turning.  Remember to keep the zipper open. 

Split the snowman in half

Step 6:  Turn Right Sides Out

Turn the piece snowman right sides out through the opening in the lining and the zipper.  

Turn right sides out

Step 7:  Stitch the Opening Closed

Stitch the opening closed using ladder stitch or your machine. Stuff the lining into the outer snowman.  Place the gift card into the pouch and close the zipper and give the gift.  

How to Make a Snowman Gift Card Holder

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