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Christmas Present Fabric Gift Wrap and Gift Tag

Project by Zoe Roberts


This super simple, yet gorgeous double-sided fabric gift wrap is perfect for presents no matter what time of the year it is. The pattern is easily adapted to making wraps of all different sizes depending on your needs. This project is made using Christmas themed fabric, but you could mix your themes/fabrics for a wrap that’s ready to use any time of the year. Couple it with a coordinating gift tag and you’ll want to ask for it back to reuse over and over again!


What you’ll need:

  • 3 x fat quarters - I used ‘Colourful Christmas Fat Quarters’

  • 1m x wide ribbon

  • 10cm x narrow ribbon for gift tag

  • Sewing machine

  • Fabric scissors/rotary blade, mat and quilting ruler

  • Snips/embroidery scissors Thread Sewing clips or pins

  • Fabric marker (optional)


Gift tag template - download here

Gift Tag - Pattern
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Instructions for gift wrap:




1. Cut resources for the wrap: Cut 2 squares of coordinating or contrasting fabric measuring 45cm x 45cm/17in x 17in. Cut two pieces of wide ribbon each measuring 50cm.



2. Place the first piece of fabric right side UP.



3. Position one piece of ribbon diagonally on top - making sure that it overlaps the corner slightly.



4. Position the second piece of ribbon diagonally on top - starting at the opposite corner.



5. Carefully lay the second square of fabric on top right side DOWN.



6. Clip or pin all the layers together around the edge. Mark a gap (approximately a hand width) for turning the project through after sewing. Use different coloured clips/pins or a fabric marker to do this.



7. Use a ⅜in or 1cm seam allowance. Start with a reverse stitch where the gap is marked and sew around the four edges. Reverse stitch to secure them in place at the end.


TOP TIP: At each corner, lower the needle into the fabric before pivoting. This will ensure a defined point when it is turned the right way out in the next step.



8. Trim the fabric at the corners to reduce bulk.



9. Turn the fabric wrap the right way out. Gently ease the corners out with your fingers or a blunt implement (like a chop stick). Where there is no ribbon, ease out completely. Where there is ribbon, leave the corner tucked neatly inside (see photo for clarification).



10. Press the fabric wrap - paying particular attention to the opening. Make sure the seam allowance is pressed neatly inside.



11. Topstitch around the edges of the fabric wrap. This will close the gap and further secure the ribbons in place.




Instructions for gift tag:

1. Cut fabric for the gift tag:

Cut 2 tags of coordinating or contrasting fabric using the template OR a shape of your choice. Cut 1 piece of narrow ribbon measuring 10cms/4 inches.



2. Place the first piece of fabric right side UP and mark the centre point where the ribbon will be placed.



3. Fold the ribbon in half and position it so that the raw edges line up with the raw edge of the fabric.



4. Lay the second gift tag piece right side down on top. Pin/clip around the edges to keep everything in place. Mark a gap (approximately 5cm/2in) for turning the project through after sewing. Use different coloured clips/pins or a fabric marker to do this.



5. Use a ⅜in or 1cm seam allowance. Start with a reverse stitch where the gap is marked and sew around the four edges. Reverse stitch to secure them in place at the end. TOP TIP: At each corner, lower the needle into the fabric before pivoting. This will ensure a defined point when it is turned the right way out in the next step.



6. As with the fabric wrap (step 8), trim the fabric at the corners to reduce bulk.



7. Turn the gift tag the right way out. Gently ease the corners out with your fingers or a blunt implement (like a chop stick).



8. Press the gift tag - paying particular attention to the opening. Make sure the seam allowance is pressed neatly inside.



9. Topstitch around the edges of the fabric wrap. This will close the gap and further secure the ribbons in place.




How to use the gift tag:

The gift tag itself is reusable. In order to personalise your gift, you could do the following:

  • Use a white sticky address label

  • Use a Cricut/Silhouette machine to cut initials or a ‘love from… x’ message from iron-on vinyl Ultimately, it depends on who is going to reuse the gift tag in future - the giver or the recipient!



How to use your fabric gift wrap:

1. Lay the gift diagonally onto your fabric wrap.



2. Fold a corner that does not have ribbon on it over the gift.



3. Repeat for the opposite corner. I like to tuck this corner under near the centre.



4. Using the two corners with ribbon attached, tie a knot to secure the gift inside.



5. Slide the gift tag over one of the ribbons, if using.



6. Tie a bow.



7. Tuck the excess fabric in at the sides.



This fabric wrap really is the gift that keeps on giving! I may even wrap some wraps as a gift this year!




To see more from Zoe, follow her on Instagram @oodlesofcraft and check out her website!



Made by Zoe Roberts for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.
















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