So I hate, absolutely HATE to give gift cards, but sometimes they are the best gift option. Recently I added an itunes gift card to a birthday package and found myself wanting to dress it up a little. Something to make it a little more special and little more personal. I started to dig through the scrap bins of fabric and decided that I could make some sort of wallet or sleeve for the card. Large enough to hold the standard size gift card or cash folded in half.
A couple scraps of fabric, a little stabilizer, a button and about 30 minutes found me with this lovely wallet.
Sadly my favorite part is probably a little impractical. The fabric covered button while cute is not very practical from a wallet standpoint. I think that after awhile it would get pulled off from being slid in and out of a pocket, but I haven’t tested it yet and am not willing to give it up just yet. I am contemplating a snap, but it seems to be bulky, and I detest velcro… If anyone has a suggestion on how to close these I would love to hear them!
So a little more trial and error will have to take place before they debut on Etsy. But I am hoping they can add a little cheer to the holiday season!