Among the beautiful things flowing out of your sewing machine this year, have you sewn any crafty gift wrap? You can stitch up wonderful bags, pouches and pockets to fill with thoughtful treasures your friends and family will love!
Sugar Cookie Sack
“Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy” declares Mary Berry of The Great British Baking Show. That makes this crafty gift wrap Sugar Cookie Sack a very valuable gift! Lisa of the Celebrate Creativity blog designed a sweet little sack that requires very little in the way of sewing skills. It’s a fabulous beginner or child’s project and will make up quickly, too. Lisa’s version is made from warm vintage-style ticking, but the fabric choice is up to you. Cut in one piece, the sack is self-lined and cuffed with a simple twine or ribbon tie at its neck. You’ll have the most fun choosing embellishments to add and picking a baking mix to pop inside your wrap! Click here for the Sugar Cookie Sack tutorial.
Bow Zip Pouches
Pack up a bit of pampering in this adorable crafty gift wrap Bow Zip Pouch. Stef of the Girl Inspired blog chose Free Spirit Fabrics designed by Tula Pink and Heather Bailey for her versions of the pouch she found on the See Kate Sew blog. They’re lined with cotton duck in lieu of interfacing and either one will work well. It’s a sturdy little pouch, whose cheerful girly-ness is a delight. Choose colors and prints you know your recipient will love and a coordinating zipper. After you finish sewing, choose bath bombs, body scrubs or essential oils to include in a relaxing spa-style bundle. Click here for the inspiring Zip Bow Pouch post on the Girl Inspired blog. Click here for the Zip Bow Pouch tutorial on the See Kate Sew blog.
Hanging Storage Pods
Hanging Storage Pods are the perfect crafty gift wrap for a friend whose “soul is fed with needle and thread”. Stitched from just two fat quarters, these awesome hold-alls are an ample 11″ high and 6” wide. Designed by Beth of Love From Beth, these perfect pods require just a few quilting and sewing skills and a little bit of time. Fill them with fat quarters, patterns, threads and notions and enjoy the thrill they create for your sewist buds! Click here for Beth’s reasonably priced pattern available sold on Craftsy.
“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand” says Coraline author Neil Gaiman. Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair blog agrees with Neil and designed a beautiful way to present a book as a dreamy gift. Her Reading Pillow is easy to make and fat quarter friendly. It can be charmingly personalized with machine embroidery or iron-on appliques. Melissa added piping to create a gorgeous finish and includes excellent instructions on making and sewing your own. The pillow is designed as a ribbon tied cover, so it’s the perfect covering a “no longer loved” pillow you already have at home. Choose a favorite book or two or an e-reader to slip in the pocket and your crafty gift wrap will be complete! Click here for the Reading Pillow tutorial.
Monogrammed, Cork Trim Zip Bag
Grab your fat quarters again and let’s hop back to the Polka Dot Chair blog for Melissa’s Cork Trimmed Zip Bag. If you haven’t sewn with cork fabric yet, this crafty gift wrap is the perfect place to begin. Melissa’s machine monogrammed bag is easily adaptable for men or women depending on the fabric you choose. It’s a very versatile project and you’ll absolutely love her zipper instructions. Melissa cleverly lined this lovely pouch with fleece which makes it wonderfully cushy. Fill it with emergency supplies for the car, manicure tools, tea bags and honey packets or any amazing goodies you know your friend or family member will enjoy! Click here for the Cork Trim Zip Bag tutorial.
Finish With Handmade Style
A hand sewn card or tag is the perfect addition to your crafty gift wrap packages. Click here for my recent post full of tutorials for cards and tags that you can quickly make. It’s a great way to create a totally handmade gift that comes straight from your heart and hands!