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September 29, 2012

Crocheted, Doodled & Free Motion Stitched Brown Paper Bag Gift Tutorial

For me, the best part of getting a gift ready to give is packaging it in new and unique ways. Here's how I wrapped this gift for a friend.

free motion stitching tutorial

To start crochet ring: With pink cotton yarn and size F crochet hook ch 3, join with sl st in first ch to make a ring
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off. With tapestry needle, weave in starting tail.
crochet tutorialCut a brown grocery bag into two square pieces.
Adhere the crochet to the paper with a small amount of spray adhesive.
Free motion stitch around the edge of the crochet and add stitched petals. (To free motion stitch, lower feed dogs and use a daring foot on your machine.)

free motion stitching and crochet tutorialFree motion stitch words with brown thread.
Add doodling with black marker and white gel pen.

free motion stitching tutroialPlace the stitched piece on top of the other piece of brown paper and stitch the sides and bottom.
Insert gift into the bag and stitch the top closed.

fre motion stitching tutorial


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What a fun wrap idea, Jenny! Who wouldn't love to get a beautifully presented gift like this? Happy weekend. xo

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