I have been wrapping gifts for weeks now and am getting bored with the basic techniques using paper. I have searched the internet for wrapping ideas using fabric and my search returned many great ideas, so I thought maybe some of our members might have experience using fabric or want to try.

Here is my challenge, try to wrap a majority of your holiday gifts this year using fabric or other items from the sewing supplies. Use ribbon woven or use up that old fabric that you didn’t know what to do with it and post your items in the projects section. Now remember to be creative and think outside the box, literally.

Here are some sites that you can use to make a pattern for bags:

1. The 5 minute Gift Bag

2. Gift Bag Tutorial using paper but I’m sure you can substitute fabric.

3. Template for Gift bag

4. Gift Box and Bag Tutorials

5. MarthaStewart Gift Wrapping ideas

6. Woven Ribbon Gift Bag

Happy sewing and wrapping!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 08.36 AMby sew4my3

    Start Wrapping!

    Please come back here and let us know when you’ve posted a photo in our projects section.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.37 AMby livingfabric

    Wrapping and carrying in cloth has been in use in Japan since there was fabric. The Japanese government has provided a copyright free diagram to demonstrate how to wrap with just fabric. I tried a link here but it was crazy long. In the browser search of your choice try Furoshiki techniques.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.37 PMby sew4my3

    Oh WOW! Thanks livingfabric!

    Here are some links using your search:

    1. Furoshiki Techniques

    2. Zen Wrapping PDF

    3. Video: Furoshiki Japanese Wrapping Techniques

    Thank you livingfabric! This is perfect for the occasion.

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    Dec 27, 2011, 05.19 AMby purplefan

    I actually saw a library in a city nearby that had a furoshiki evening session. I like the concept of the fabric wrapper. In Japan, the fabric goes back to the gift giver—we’d need a way to convey that to the recipient in North America so the wrapper comes back.

    It would solve many a sewer’s dilemma of fabric pieces not enough for a garment but big enough to make wrappers for gifts.

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    Dec 27, 2011, 07.09 AMby sew4my3

    Here are the links to our members wrapping creation projects:

    1. Furoshiki by flrnlvy

    2. Christmas Presents by mixtlii

    3. Felt Christmas Gift Bag by jessica curry

    4. Best Gift Wrap ever by carterbelle

    5. Azuma Bag & Furoshiki Wrapping Cloths by hstorm799

    6. Christmas Gift Bags with Felt Applique by amandamechele

    If you have some great fabric wrapping ideas please post them in the projects section and let us know with your link. Happy wrapping/sewing!

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    May 12, 2012, 09.55 PMby Megan Richards

    A former neighbor of mine actually is making and selling her own reusable fabric gift wrap. I thought that was such a clever idea! One of the easiest fabric gift wraps I’ve done is taking pretty patterned or vintage napkins and tying gifts inside with ribbon.

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      May 13, 2012, 12.59 AMby sew4my3

      Nice! That sounds like it was a beautiful presentation.

      By the way, does your neighbor have a website that you might be able to share?

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    Jun 9, 2012, 08.47 AMby kritika kapoor

    Nice one idea , but will be better of you will use the plastic paper or anything else with it. I always used the same with good color ribbons.

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