If you want a different look for a fabric gift wrap, try piecing the fabric rather than using a single piece. This lovely gift wrap was made using two different Christmas fabrics, creating a two tone gift wrap. Or if you don’t have enough of one fabric, then you can combine two or more to get a more interesting effect.
For this gift wrap, I cut out four squares measuring 14″x14″ each, two of each fabric. The squares were sewn together like a quilt block, except the piecing seams were finished with an over-edge stitch to prevent raveling of the fabric edges. The outside edges were also over-edge stitched, then turn under with about a 3/8″ seam allowance and straight stitched to give it a more finished look in keeping with the clean lines of the seams.
The box the gift came in was placed in the center, so the edges of the box were diagonal compared to the edges of the finished square.
Two opposing corners were pulled up and tied and then the two remaining corners were pulled up to the top and tied. It is finished with one of my reusable gift tags. See earlier posts on reusable gifts for more on how to make them.
I hope you have fun making fabric gift wraps and experimenting with different piecing and wrapping methods.