in this blog post you can find detailed instructions on how to make a stitched paper gift wrap – perfect for Christmas and other festive occasions!
I love sewing on paper and I think it gives paper an artistic quality.
I’ve also enjoyed working with it in the past. See this Link for a Christmas card design.
Here’s an idea that’s really quick to make.
- First, draw various motifs onto wrapping paper. They should be slightly larger to ensure the gifts fit inside. For the Christmas stocking, I have used pre-printed wrapping paper. This is now available in chemist shops and well-stocked stationery stores.
- Then add another layer of paper and cut them both out at the same time. This will make them fit together better.
- To make it easier to sew, start sewing the star together without the gift inside.
- When sewing paper, I like to use a straight or zigzag stitch with a stitch length of 3.
Coloured threads look attractive. I have used a classic Christmas red. For the needle, I use a universal needle with a thickness of 80.
- The paper can sometimes move around during sewing. In this case, simply even it out again with a good pair of scissors.
- Now put the present inside.
- Then sew up the remaining edges.
- Do the same for the other motifs. And it’s finished!