Santa Pants Gift Card Holder

The Santa Pants Gift Card Holder was designed exclusively for BERNINA by Lisa Archer, BERNINA Spokesperson & Ambassador, and owner of Pickle Pie Designs.

Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Tuck a gift card into this adorable little pocket for the perfect gift for everyone on your list! This fast and easy ‘in the hoop’ embroidery project features wool-blend felt which gives your projects a rich look and feel. If you can’t get wool-blend felt, feel free to substitute with polyester felt.

Supplies to sew the gift card holder:

  • “Santa Pants Gift Card Holder” embroidery design—download the free design here: Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Design
  • Medium or larger embroidery hoop
  • 2 pieces of red felt, cut to 4.5″ x 3″
  • 1 piece of black felt, cut to 4.5″ x 2″
  • Tearaway Stabilizer
    Red, black, and gold thread
  • Bobbin loaded with red thread
  • Sewing machine with embroidery capabilities, I sew on a BERNINA 880

Instructions to sew the gift card holder:

Step 1

Hoop a piece of tearaway stabilizer.

Step 2

Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial - stitch placement line

Thread your machine with red thread. Sew Stitch Sequence 1 to create a placement line.

Step 3

Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial - Center one piece of red felt over the placement line

Center one piece of red felt over the placement line. Tape in place. Sew Stitch Sequence 2 to tack the felt in place and create a placement line for the black felt.

Step 4

Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial - Place the black felt over the center placement lines

Thread your machine with black thread. Place the black felt over the center placement lines. Tape in place along the sides. Sew Stitch Sequence 3 to tack down the black felt.

Step 5

Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial - Trim off the top and bottom of the black felt

Remove the hoop from your machine. Trim off the top and bottom of the black felt, cutting right up to the stitch lines.

Step 6

Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial - create the belt buckle with golden thread

Replace the hoop on your machine. Thread your machine with gold thread. Sew Stitch Sequence 4 to create the belt buckle.

Step 7

Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial - Place the final piece of red felt over the outer placement line

Remove the hoop from your machine and turn it over to the back. Place the final piece of red felt over the outer placement line. Tape in place well so it won’t shift when you put the hoop back on your machine.

Step 8

Replace the hoop on your machine and sew Stitch Sequence 5 to tack the layers together along the sides and bottom, creating the pocket.

Step 9

Remove the hoop from your machine. Remove the project from the hoop and tearaway the excess stabilizer.

Step 10Santa Pants Gift Card Holder Tutorial - trim around the edgesTrim around the outside of the gift card pocket to complete.

You’re done! Tuck a gift card in the pocket and check a gift off your list!

 

Our December 12 Gift For You

Today’s gift is one embroidery design from the Twelve Days of Christmas embroidery collection from OESD to all of our awesome WeAllSew fans!

Please download your free embroidery design “Twelve Drummers Drumming” here: Twelve Drummers Drumming #12524-35

Enjoy!

14 days until Christmas

Difficulty level: Beginner
Techniques: sewing

32 thoughts on “Santa Pants Gift Card Holder

  1. Here it is Saturday morning and I am making fabric boxes and now a wonderful afternoon project. This is perfect for the gift cards I bought just yesterday without any idea of how I was going to gift them. Thank you.

  2. Love the Santa gift card or money holder.
    Can’t wait to go downstairs(basement) to do my sewing tonight.
    Please Santa I would like a Bernina sewing machine for a less fortunate young lady(12yrs old) who wants to learn to sew. She is my giving tree angel ornament.
    Happy Holiday’s!!!

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