What do you need to make fabric gift wraps
Fabric piece, ofcourse. The fabric gift wrap is a simple square piece of fabric. The size of this fabric piece will depend on the size of the gift you have. If you have a scrabble board box, the size of the fabric piece to wrap it should be bigger than for a small watch box. Common sense.
Choose jute, burlap, or handwoven fabric for a rugged-looking wrap. Choose a metallic fabric for a festive-looking wrap. Add an embroidered patch or applique design for a unique take. Or embroider your own small motifs. If you do not have the fabric with the pattern you want, you can make one with patchwork – ie joining different fabric pieces together. Just add a backing and you have your own designer gift wrap.
Related posts : Make an embroidered patch; How to do applique work; How to monogram on fabric; How to embroider.
Use ribbon or thin gold or silver metallic cord or colorful strings for tying the present – even if you do not need to, opening of the tie is symbolic. Add fabric bows, fabric flowers , trims as embellishments.
Finish the edges of your gift wrap fabric – any thing goes here. If you are lazy just use your pinking shears. If you can sew, sew the edges with a roller (hemmer) foot or just turn under and stitch the edges as you would do for a handkerchief or napkin.
Covering a box with fabric gift wrap
This gift wrap is used to wrap rectangular or squarish gift boxes. For this simple tucking wrap, you need a fabric piece which is of the following dimension
Width = Three times as wide as the gift you have + 2 inches + twice the depth of the box.
Length = Length of the gift you have + 6 inches ( add more to tuck for bigger boxes)
Step 1 Keep the gift box on the fabric. Turn the width wise edges to the inside (1.5 inches) as in the picture below
Step 2 Bring the edges over the box one over the other
Step 3 Tuck the upper front edge under the box as in the picture below.
Step 4 Tuck the remaining flap through the same space
Step 5. Do this for both the edges. Tuck everything nicely inside . Use a scale or something to tuck smoothly.
Step 6 Embellish the gift wrap with trims or flowers. Or label your gift as it is.
A super simple tying fabric gift wrap
Step 1 Keep your gift diagonally inside your wrap.
Step 2 Bring the side edges across the gift and tie once
Step 3 Bring the other edges over this tie and tie – tie twice.
Step 4 Decorate
You can add some embellishments on top. Make a bow with ribbons and add a rose or another fabric flower. Check out the tutorials to make these – make fabric bows; Ribbon bows DIY; How to make flowers out of ribbon ; easy to make felt roses ; DIY felt flowers; make ribbon roses; Fabric roses DIY.
Or decorate with DIY rosettes.
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Updated on November 15, 2022 by Sarina Tariq
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Thanks so much for these tips and information. I look forward to getting more information. I have just recently started trying to teach myself how to sew. It’s a lot harder than I thought so your newsletter will really help me out. My sewing machine is a Singer Esteem II. I have made a set of curtains and a quilt so far and a pin cushion. They all look like first projects. Thanks again, sincerely, Belinda