Reusability is definitely the top advantage of using fabric gift wrappers. Because they are reusable, fabric wrappers are relatively cost-effective and eco-friendly. Besides that, they are easier to use, so you will spend less time trying to wrap a gift with them.
Since they have a texture different from regular wrappers, wrapping gifts in fabric wrappers may not be straightforward for a first-timer. But when you are done reading this fabric gift wrapping tutorial, it should be much easier for you.
How to Wrap a Gift in a Fabric Gift Wrapper in 5 Steps
- Fabric gift wrap like this at least 1.5-2 times the size of the gift.
- The gift
Step 1: Lay the Fabric Wrapper in the Shape of a Rhombus
Lay the fabric wrapper on a flat surface, spreading it out completely. Then rotate the fabric 45 degrees, so it takes the shape of a rhombus instead of a square/rectangle. See the image below.
Step 2: Place the Gift at the Center of the Wrapper
After laying the fabric in the shape of a rhombus, place the gift at the center of the wrapper.
Step 3: Pull the Edges of the Wrapper Over the Gift and Tie Them
This step is pretty crucial to the look of the wrapped gift. If you do not lay the edges of the wrapper over the gift neatly, the wrapped gift may come out puffy.
- Start by pulling the bottom point/vertex of the wrapper over the gift. If the bottom point extends beyond the gift, leaving a free end, you may tuck this free end underneath the gift.
- Next, pull the right and left points/vertices of the wrapper towards each other. Then tie them together tightly over the gift, forming an overhand knot.
- Next, tie the right and left points/vertices together again with their free ends. You may tie them into an overhand knot or any other suitable end knot.
- If the right and left points of the wrapper still have free ends after making the second knot, try to flatten them out. This will give more character to the final appearance of the wrapped gift.
- Pass the top vertex/point of the wrapper under the knot formed from the right and left points. Then loop it backwards over the knot and tuck it under the knot.
Step 4: Smoothen the Fabric Gift Wrapping with a Pressing Iron
When you are done with Step 3, you should have something like this:
Depending on the fabric, the wrapping may look crumpled. To smoothen it, connect your pressing iron and set it to the appropriate heat. Then gently run the pressing iron over the knot.
If the gift is heat-sensitive, do not try to smoothen the wrapper with a pressing iron after the gift has been wrapped. Instead, smoothen the fabric wrapper with a pressing iron before you wrap the gift at all.
Step 5: Decorate the Wrapped Gift
While you can leave the wrapped gift as it is, you may choose to decorate it by placing a flower or a small fir branch under the knot. You may also attach a small note to the knot using a string.