Sometimes gift cards are simply the best option for people, and sometimes they seem to be the only option! If you have ever found yourself feeling this way then this DIY mini stocking gift card holder is the perfect compliment you your gift card present. This holder spruces up all gift cards and allows even the pickiest gift-givers to feel confident that their gift will be well received. Plus this way they know you put some thought and effort in the packaging even if the gift is just a gift card.
To get started simply print the pattern and cut it out. Gather a few simple materials and you will be good to go. I got enough materials to make several of these cute stockings so that I had extras on hand for those last-minute Christmas parties, last-minute gifts, or even a great teacher gift! Plus they can always re-use the mini stocking gift card holder so that it truly becomes the re-gift that everyone wants.
Supplies for DIY Mini Stocking Gift Card Holder
- Red Linen Fabric
- White Felt
- All-purpose thread (Red or White)
- Hand sewing Needle
- Free Pattern – Just print!
- Sewing clips or Pins
- Sewing machine
- Washable fabric pen
If you are like me you probably have most of these supplies lying around in your fabric bin. This sewing tutorial was sewn by hand but there is no reason you couldn’t use a sewing machine for most of it. Let’s get started on this perfect gift card holder.
How to Make a Mini Stocking Gift Card Holder
The first thing you would want to do to get started on this gift card holder is to print the pattern. Then cut it out. This will get you ready for cutting your fabric and have your pieces prepared! If you choose to use red linen fabric, as I did, it tends to be helpful to iron the fabric before you start, that way it’s easier to trace your pattern as well as cut!
Draw around the boots template twice on the red fabric. This is for each side of the stocking boot.
Now, cut out your two stocking pieces that you traced. You can use scissors or a rotary cutter if you have one.
Make sure you have two sides to your stocking! Once you do, you can move on to the cuff and other bits.
Next, take the shape from the template and draw a circle on the white felt material. You can also use the heart shape here if you wanted. It is up to you. Because I ended up making a few of these mini stockings, I alternated between the circle and the heart. For this tutorial, I stuck with the circle.
Now, you’ll simply cut out your circle as best you can.
To make it look like a snowflake, you can draw it on with a pencil or with a fabric pen. It doesn’t matter as long as you can see the snowflake.
Now for the fun part! Break out your sewing needle and stitch over your drawing with red thread.
Time to decorate your stockings! Sew the snowflake you just made on to one of the boot pieces with an embroidery stitch.
Time to put the two cut-out boots together. Make sure that the snowflake you added is on the inside since we will turn the stocking soon.
Sew the boot pieces together using a basic hand stitch.
The next step in the DIY mini stocking gift card holder is to make turning the stocking right side out a little easier, use the scissors to make a cut near the crook of the stocking.
Now you can turn your stocking right-side out! We are about halfway through making our DIY gift card stocking tutorial and the stocking is starting to take shape!
With the boot facing out, fold back the top of the material and pin it in place. It doesn’t matter which way you fold because we will add the stocking border in a couple steps.
With the top pinned, you can sew it around the entire top. Just use the same stitch as before.
Next, let’s add a little ribbon to our mini stocking. Start by cutting a small piece. This will be the hanger for our stocking.
Sew the little ribbon you just cut to the top of the stocking. I put mine right on top of the seam in the back of the boot. You can choose the placement that works the best for you.
Next step in the DIY mini stocking gift card holder is to draw the upper part of the boot on the white felt material and cut it out.
Sew the two ends of it together. Make sure it fits on the boot before you start sewing.
Then, just sew it on the boot. I started at the top edge. If you decided to start with the bottom, just sew the top in the next step.
To complete the look, sew along bottom edge of the white felt.
You did it! Now, you have your completed DIY Mini Stocking Gift Card Holder! It is the perfect complement to any gift card present this Holiday Season! I have made several for all the people I already know will be getting a gift card and my plan is to make a few extras! Maybe even do some Hanukkah themed ones for my Jewish friends. Really, you could alter the shape and colors and make them for year-round gift card giving!
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- Draw around the boots template twice on the red fabric
- Cut out the shapes
- Based on the template, draw a circle around the white felt material
- Cut out.
- Draw a snowflake on it
- Sew it over with red thread
- Sew it on the boots with an embroidery stitch.
- Put the two cut-out boots together and sew them together.
- Turn the stocking right side out.
- Fold back the top of the material and then sew it around.
- Sew a little ribbon to the top of the boots.
- Draw the upper part of the boot on the white felt material
- Cut it out and make sure it fits on the boot.
- Sew the two ends of the cuff together.
- Sew the cuff on the boot.
- Fill with gift cards!
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