Friday, December 7, 2012

Gift wrapping with fabric

I was trying to come up with an interesting way to wrap a few gifts this Christmas and remembered the stacks and stacks of fabric I have in my basement.  I wondered if I could gift wrap with fabric.  I decided to make an envelope.  So, I cut a long rectangle with a point out of two different fabrics -

My measurements were 15.5 inches wide by 19.5 inches long plus another 4.5 inches of diagonal

I sewed the right sides together leaving a hole at the bottom.  Then, I flipped it to the right side, sewed up the hole and sewed the sides of the envelope together.

To make them look a little more festive, I added ribbons and buttons -

Here's a tip that I learned the hard way... then forgot and learned again -

If you cut the rectangle with the point going up (like it is shown in the first photo), make sure your fabric is upside down.  Or you can cut the fabric right-side up with the point coming toward you.  Either way, it was opposite of how I was thinking, so I cut it out incorrectly twice.  And that is why the "French" fabric is on the inside of two of them.  But I like that they are all unique.


Unknown said...

Very pretty and festive!

Katie said...

those are really cute! that could be a gift in and of itself!