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 metallic fabric for a festive looking wrap. Add a 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
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 roller 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
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; make ribbon bows; make ribbon flowers ; make felt roses ; make felt flowers; make ribbon roses; make fabric roses.
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