Fabric gift wrap is one of my favorite methods, simply because of its versatility. If you’re picky about fabric color and pattern, you could customize the look of your entire gift stash, color coding presents by person, or perhaps just by what colors look the best underneath your tree. You could create fabric wraps that you, yourself, keep and re-use, or fabric wraps that are intended to be passed on to the recipient, as well–simple drawstring bags, perhaps, or pieces stamped with the recipient’s name. You could sew only with scraps, or purchase brand-new organic quilting cotton. It’s all up to you!
Although there are tons of tutorials just on all the different types of fabric gift wraps and wrapping methods, I really like this Japanese style fabric gift wrap tutorial from Diana Trout, which shows you how to piece together a multi-colored fabric wrap, and how just the choice of fabric wrap can enhance the personality of your gift.
[Image by Diana Trout, used with attribution]