i send alot of gifts to family out of state.
there are problems with this.
1. i cant put nice pretty bows because they get squished.
2. the paper always ends up ripping.
3. i cant use extra boxes to wrap shirts because it cost more.
this year i solved my biggest christmas problem!(well, except for the 'no unlimited funds' issue)
i made fabric bags.
and anyone with a sewing machine can do this-even if you didn't have mrs lane as your home ec teacher for 3 years!
here i am wrapping an iron man watch for one of my nephews in valley forge. seriously,just make sure you have enough fabric to go all the way around and sew.
i did zig-zag all the raw edges to give it a more finished look.
this is for a shirt for my niece jackie. i cut about 6-8" of fabric (width) then i wrapped it around the shirt liked this...
to see how far the end pieces needed to come up to wrap around.
now isn't this a better looking package to get?
and since they are fabric, you can reuse them year after year!