Dish Towel Gift Wrapping

Dishtowel with Ribbons By Momprojects

Dishtowel with Ribbons By Momprojects

Stencil on Wood Tag www.momprojects.com

Stencil on Wood Tag www.momprojects.com

 

I am sort of obsessed with making things fit and wrapping a gift is no exception. When I needed to wrap a friends 8″X10″ wedding gift it seemed like a good opportunity to try out this dish towel bag idea that was floating around in my head. The gift was just the right size and IKEA has this really cute striped dish towel for $3 that I wanted an excuse to buy….all the pieces were fitting together in my brain. It was time to fit them together in real life! I jumped in so fast  I forgot to take many pictures but I will explain below how I did it. Measurements may be different depending on the size of the gift you are wrapping.

1.) Measure your item and leave an extra inch of dish towel on each side and 4 extra inches at the top.

2.) Fold the top over 1.5″ keeping the wrong sides together and iron. Sew a seam about 1.25″ down from the ironed edge.

3.) Put 6 buttonholes (3 groups of 2 see pic below) along the top flap you just sewed down. Space them out where you want the ribbons to tie. Make sure they are not too close to the edge.

4.) Fold each side in (towards the wrong side of towel) 1/4″ twice, iron and stitch to create a finished edge along each of the sides. You can see in the pic below step 5, I only folded each side in once so the edge doesn’t look finished-oopsie!

5.) With wrong sides together fold the bottom edge up to the seam you sewed in step 2 and iron. Stitch along each side to make a large pocket.

Example of inside seam

Example of inside seam

6.) Sew 3 ribbons on the top so that when you turn the flap over the ribbons will go through the buttonholes. and tie them in bows

 

Buttonholes with Ribbon

Buttonholes with Ribbon

I added a little wooden tag which was so simple! You can buy them at a craft store. I stained it with a little minwax and then stenciled on the couple’s last name. Here is another example, I like the black on brown because it stands out.

Wooden Tag By Momprojects

Wooden Tag By Momprojects

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Dish Towel Gift Wrapping

  1. What a neat idea! I like sewing and definitely like easy sewing projects. I would never have though to use a dish towel for wrapping a gift. However, I do like gifts that come in something outside of the usual wrapping papers. It just makes it seem that a person put extra thought into it and that is big plus. Cute, cute, cute…

  2. Good point, it does look like you put in a little extra thought! It definitely has nothing to do with me forgetting to buy wrapping paper and finding myself scratching my head at nap time because I can’t leave the house and need to get something wrapped. Nope….not at all….it’s extra thought :) I agree though, it’s nice to try something that is reusable for wrapping gifts, I feel sick wasting all that paper!

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