Scrappy Packaging Tutorial

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

All Packaged Up!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
After receiving such great response to my packaging for the 3x6 Mini Bee blocks, I thought I'd take a few photos along the way and write up a little tutorial! You don't need much for this wrapping!

Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly

- Fabric scraps
- Thread
- Something to wrap

IMG_0292, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. Fold up your block (or any other small item!) and place in a brown paper lunch bag. Fold the excess over to fit the item.

IMG_0295, originally uploaded by jenib320.
2. Pull enough thread for one end of your wrapping.

IMG_0302, originally uploaded by jenib320.
3. Sew through your scrap strips. Before cutting from your machine, pull enough thread for the other side.

IMG_0305, originally uploaded by jenib320.
4. Now your decoration is finished!

IMG_0306, originally uploaded by jenib320.
5. Center on your package.

IMG_0308, originally uploaded by jenib320.
6. Tie in a knot and trim the ends. I would recommend securing it with a piece of tape.

IMG_0310, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Voila! A quick, pretty way to use up those itsy-bitsy scraps! Enjoy!


  1. It was fun to receive a package wrapped up this way. Thanks for the great block and the tutorial!

  2. oh, that is just so cute. very creative, jeni!

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  6. I love this!!! What a clever idea, thank you

  7. I even wrapped my Mum's Mother's Day gift this way =0)

  8. I'm gonna have to copy this idea for the blocks I send out, great idea. Very cute!

  9. Cute!
    Looks like it's paper bag week! ;)
    Have a great week-end!

  10. This is so pretty! I have a book to wrap tonight- I'll be giving this a shot. Oh and linking as well!

  11. Very cute! My sis and I were just talking about packaging our goods and how we wanted them to look simple, yet fun:) Great idea and thanks for the tutorial!

  12. Lovely idea! :)))) Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love!! Definitely going to do this for future packaging!!


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