Fabric Wrapped Gifts- reusable gift wrap

fabric wrapped gifts

fabric wrapped gifts

Here is another reusable gift wrapping idea, actually wrapping, not bagging.  It is simple and easy to do.

Starting with a square piece of fabric, either use an overedge zigzag stitch or surger to finish the raw edges. Then lay the fabric wrong side up on a table.

fabric laid wrong side up on table (corner flipped to show other side)

fabric laid wrong side up on table (corner flipped to show other side)

Place your item in the center, diagonally in relation to sides.

item placed diagonally in center of fabric

item placed diagonally in center of fabric

Bring fabric corners of two opposite sides to center, letting them overlap. Here, I picked the corners on the two long sides of the folded sweater so that the other corners would be long enough to tie together.

two opposite corners brought to center and overlapped

two opposite corners brought to center and overlapped

The folds on both sides are neatly tucked in, the same way you would when wrapping with paper.

folds on both ends tucked in neatly

folds on both ends tucked in neatly

Next, bring the remaining two corners to the center and tie. Unless you are using a slippery fabric, a half knot should be sufficient to hold it together until the bundle is tied with a ribbon.

remaining two corners brought together and tied

remaining two corners brought together and tied

For the finishing touch, a strip of contrasting fabric in the same pattern is used for a ribbon. The ribbon is a strip of fabric folded in half lengthwise and zigzag edge stitched on the raw edge side and ends.

fabric ribbon ties package together for finishing touch

fabric ribbon ties package together for finishing touch

I hope you will try this quick and easy reusable gift wrapping idea. This was quick, but I am thinking that some pieced fabric would make interesting wrapping, if not as quick. Come back to the blog in a day or two to see what variations are posted.

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