Wrapping Odd Shaped Gifts part II

Pillowcases. That’s what I’m talking about.

Who can’t use an extra one? This year, instead of using up a roll of disposable wrapping paper and then having to deal with the trash, I am making pillowcases for some of my bulkier gifts. I wish I had time to make reusable wrappings for all my gifts, but not this year. I’ll just settle for wrapping the odd-shaped ones in fabric.

Pillowcase at Sewfrench

I use one yard of fabric per pillowcase. If I am using a different fabric for the cuff, 3/4 of a yard is all you need. Square up the end, cut a strip 8 1/2″ for the cuff. I cut/use a 1 1/2″ strip for the trim, this is from a different fabric. You could use ribbon or rickrack, or not use it at all but I think it adds interest. The rest of the fabric is used as the case, no waste. If I have less than a yard, I make the cuff out of a coordinating fabric. Because I don’t have time to write and tutorial, (busying wrapping gifts) I won’t reinvent the wheel. You can check here, here and here for directions. I do always use the french-seam, magic pillowcase way of creating them.

Pillowcase as gift wrap at Sewfrench

Are you wrapping any gifts in reusable materials this year??? Any great new ideas, patterns or tutorials out there to share???

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3 Responses to Wrapping Odd Shaped Gifts part II

  1. Laura says:

    They look great 🙂 I’m sure they will be much appreciated

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  2. mtetar says:

    Better than ppaper snd plastic gift bags. Very Nice, Mtetar

    Like

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