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Gift Totes & Gift Card Holders

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When I think of a handmade holiday, I generally think of the gift itself, but it’s good to take a look at the packaging too! Will you buy wrapping paper and ribbon? Create something yourself? Put it in a bag with some tissue paper? I’ve seen so many wonderful suggestions for creative packaging and have a whole new appreciation for the beauty of the presentation. Imagine my delight, then, in receiving two fabulous projects from two very talented designers that focus on just that — creative presentation.

Vanessa Lynch of Punkin Patterns created these stunning Gift Bag Totes, all three of which were proudly displayed at our Fall Quilt Market booth. I just adore the fabrics she chose and couldn’t imagine a better way to present a gift to a loved on (it’s really a gift in itself!)

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Vanessa’s totes used the fabrics from the following collections:
Monaluna — Anika Blossoms by Jennifer Moore
Westminster/Free Spirit — Chicopee, Dotted Leaf by Denyse Schmidt
Westminster/Free Spirit — The Birds and the Bees, Tree of Life by Tula Pink
Westminster/Free Spirit — Aviary 2, Woodgrain by Joel Dewberry
Robert Kaufman — Kona Solids
(can anyone tell me who designed the Bird Stencil Fabric?)

Gift Bag Totes

Materials List (makes 2 sizes)
3/4 yard main fabric
1/4 yard contrast color
1/2 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1/3 yard Pellon® 70, 71F, or 72F Peltex®
1 yard 1-1/4″ wide cotton webbing

Tools List
Sewing machine & related supplies
Rotary cutter & related supplies

A free downloadable pdf for this project is available on our website — click here for the project page.

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The Sewing Loft‘s Heather Valentine created these super cute little gift card holders. She used our fusible fleece in the construction. If you’d like to make one just like hers, you’ll want to take a peek at her scrappy fabric tutorial using our 906F  Fusible Sheerweight.

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Gift Card Holder

Materials List
5-5/8″ x 9″ rectangle of outer fabric
5-5/8″ x 9″ rectangle of lining fabric
5-5/8″ x 9″ rectangle of Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 snap set or Velcro® closure

Tools List
Sewing machine & related supplies
Rotary cutter & related supplies

A free downloadable pdf for this project is available on our website — click here for the project page.

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We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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