Project Mother’s Day Fabric Gift Card Envelope

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Give your mom a unique present by creating a fabric envelope for a gift card using two coordinating fat quarter fabrics. This fast Mother’s Day sewing project can be made in an hour or less and adapted for any gift-giving occasion, including birthdays, graduations, new home or weddings. Download printable instructions here.


  • 2 coordinating fat quarters
  • Baby Lock Cut-Away Ultra Soft Stabilizer
  • Madeira® Cotona thread for piecing
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Basic sewing supplies


  • Baby Lock sewing machine


  1. From each of the fat quarters, do the following:

    1. Cut one 5 inch x 7.5 inch section.

    2. From the stabilizer cut one section measuring 5 inches x 7.5 inches for the interfacing.

  2. Fuse the stabilizer to the wrong side of the exterior section.

  3. With the machine set up for sewing, sew a ¼-inch seam allowance along the long edges to piece the units together.

  4. Open the seams and press flat.

  5. Fuse the stabilizer to the backside of the unit.

  6. Trim the section to 5 inches x 7.5 inches.

  7. To create the flap on the envelope, take the inside rectangular section and the exterior sections and mark 1.5 inches from each of the corners on the short side.

  8. Line up the ruler positioned on the two marks and cut at a diagonal to remove the corner. Repeat for the opposite corner.

  9. With the right sides together, pin both sections together.

  10. Stitch around the outer edge leaving a 3-inch opening on one of the sides for turning. Clip the corners and turn right side out. Press well.

  11. Top-stitch 1/8 inch from the edge around the entire envelope section. This will close the opening.

  12. Place the section with the pieced side face-down on a flat surface.

  13. Fold the bottom edge of the section 2.5 inches upward over itself to form the pocket. Pin the section in place. Top stitch along both sides to form the envelope.

  14. Fold the top flap over the envelope and press in place.

  15. Insert the gift day card and give to mom on her special day.

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