Hey everyone! If you are stopping in from the Crafty Quickies Series I’m so glad you’re here!
I am pretty excited about this series! It is pretty rare that I actually finish projects in the same day that I start them… if I’m lucky I might finish in the same week! But when you have two little kids running around your feet, well…… you have to take breaks, and lots of them. Who can resist those cute little faces anyway?
This being the case I have really been enjoying doing some quick crafts. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. : )
Do you ever find yourself out of wrapping paper when you need it? Well, if you are anything like me you have TONS and TONS of fabric laying around. So my solution….
There are a few awesome things about this.
1. It is way more awesome than just regular wrapping paper.
2. If you don’t have the best gift to give or maybe it just feels a little boring, pretty sure they will be more excited about the wrapping than a less than awesome gift : ) I mean sometimes we just don’t have the time to find the perfect thing, so make it look AWESOME!
3. umm….. I love fabric : )
I did this in less than 15 minutes… maybe faster than using actual paper.
– Fabric scrap big enough for whatever your wrapping
– and some scrap fabric for the “fabric string” – used to tie a pretty bow
– and a sewing machine, thread, scissors
I tore my fabric by cutting a small slit and just ripping it. Plus this helps get your fabric on grain. I also liked the frayed edge look, but you can use a rotary if you’d rather. I wrapped a movie and my piece of fabric was roughly 22”x7”
Lay your fabric right side down and fold up enough to slip in whatever you are wrapping. I folded mine up about 9”. Then pin it in place. This leaves your flap on the top.
Sew down both the long sides. Backstitch at the beginning and end. I also Backstitched on the part where the raw edge ends.
Cut your excess thread and this creates your “pocket”. and now insert your gift.
Fold your flap over and set aside to make your pretty fabric string. To make it you just cut a small slit and tear it down the length of the fabric.
Now you just wrap it around however you wish and tie a bow, and give a gift in style!
I hope you enjoyed this easy project!
There have been projects going on all week, so if you missed any in the series stop by The Country Chic Cottage and Moore Craft Time to catch up. You can also link up all your quick and easy crafts!
Here are a few of my other quick and easy crafts
(click the picture for the full tutorial)
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