Gift Wrapping- Vintage Style

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Gift Wrapping Ideas

Every year, I like to do something special for my gift wrapping.  This year I thought I would take a different approach with the ribbon.
Pattern Gift Wrapping - The Sewing Loft

This project is for sewers of all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • old pattern instructions
  • thread


  • sewing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • rotary cutter and self healing mat
  1. I pressed my pattern instructions on a mid level heat setting to help remove some of the creases.  Not necessary but how I started my project.
  2. Cut pattern instructions into a manageable size. I cut them 6 1/2″ wide. (the width of my quilting ruler)
  3. Overlap short sides to short sides.  Zig zag stitch the pieces together.  (I like to use a contrast color here for fun.)
  4. Continue adding stitching pieces together until you think you have enough. To make things easy, I worked in sections of two.
  5. Then with rotary cutter, self healing mat and ruler- I cut my paper into 1″ strips. You may want something smaller.
  6. Back to the machine to connect the last bits with zig zag and let the wrapping begin.
Pattern Ribbon Gift Wrapping - The Sewing Loft
Since I had the pattern left over, I created a fun flower with some hot glue and my rotary cuter.  Simple, stylish and Oh So Cute! The perfect gift wrapping for all the stitchers in my life.  And did you spy the birdie? Well, I used the pattern from my Birdie Magnets, reclaimed a few sweaters and added a ribbon.


It’s that simple.  I am even thinking of letting the kids practice sewing with this project and colored paper.  Or maybe even the small bits of left over wrapping paper.  I think they will have a blast.


**Note: I love the thrill of thrifting.  And one of my biggest scores was back east on a massive pattern collection.  Most of the patterns were from the 80’s and I have no clue what I will do with them… but now and then, they come in handy.  Don’t have any old patterns you are willing to part with? No worries, check out your local used book store.  I am sure you can score a few out of date encyclopedias there.

For more fun holiday craft ideas be sure to check out the Craft Lightening Holiday Edition with The Country Chic Cottage & 30 Minute Crafts.

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  1. i like the pattern and wil look at the post later