This tutorial is perfect for those last minute gifts. I want to share with you this fabric card, perfect for embellishing and using up small fabric scraps. As an added bonus, it features an inside pocket that is perfect for tucking in a gift card, handwritten note, or your favourite tea.
For this project, you will need 1 fat quarter of fabric, about the same amount of medium to heavy weight interfacing, and some ribbon and fabric scraps for embellishing.
1. Cut 2 rectangles 9″x6″ of fabric for the inner and outer of the card, and 1 of medium to heavy interfacing. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the ‘outer’ fabric.
2. Cut 1 rectangle 9″x4″ for the inside pocket. To prepare the pocket, fold in half as shown and topstitch 1/4″ from the folded edge.
3. Place pocket on inside fabric, matching raw edges at the bottom. Baste it into place.
4. Iron a fold in the center of the outer fabric to mark the middle. Embellish the front with applique and ribbons, as desired.
5. Place inner and outer pieces, right sides together, and sew around all 4 sides, leaving a 2″ gap for turning.
6. Clip the corners, and turn right sides out. Press, and topstitch around the edges.
7. Iron crease in center and stitch through all layers to secure.
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