Since we are swapping trims and I think by now everyone knows just how much I LOVE my scraps, I thought I would share my ribbon gift card holder.
Ribbon Gift Card Holder
What’s a girl to do with a pile of scrap ribbons?
I made a ribbon sandwich! But then what? Well, since I always seem to find myself needing a last minute gift, gift cards are my go to- easy score. But in fairness, I don’t like just putting them inside the card envelope. That is where the ribbon gift card holder comes in… It turns that simple gift into a thoughtful package.
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
Pile of ribbon + scrap of fabric+ stitching = fun fabric!
- ribbon scraps
- felt 6 ” x 7″
- lightweight scrap fabric
- Start with pressed ribbons and scrap fabric. Lay your ribbons flat along surface of fabric. Feel free to overlap and create a pattern.
- Stitch ribbons in place with a straight stitch. I like to create a grid pattern with stitches. This captures all ribbons. *Tip- I like to use my walking foot for this step. It helps move all layers at the same rate of speed.
- Cut 2 pieces of felt 3″ x 3 1/2″. On top layer, draw and cut out your design.
- Place your top layer of felt over the ribbon fabric, pin in place. The ribbon fabric will peak through your window cut out.
- Straight stitch in place. Trim away all excess ribbon fabric.
- Sandwich your top and bottom layers of felt together with wrong sides kissing. Straight stitch around the edge on 3 sides. Back stitch at start and stop.
You can really make these into any shape and size. They would even make a fun card. So, before you toss those small bits of scrap out, I hope you think of this quick project. I collect my small bits in a jar and stitch them all together when it gets full!
ps- this project originally appeared on Skip to my Lou last year.