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