Christmas Gift Wrapping and Gift Ideas

Here at Loop we don’t play the Christmas music until December, and we don’t start posting wrapped Christmas present pictures before then either!

Today we have some charming ideas for wrapping your gifts using beautiful yarn and trim, as well as the beginning of our Christmas gift giving ideas. And there’s a great little tutorial at the end on how to make a fabric parcel!

Gift Ideas Under £25

If you’re looking for a secret santa, small gift or stocking stuffer for a making friend, try one of these ideas for gifts under £25.

Gift Treats

Looking for splurge ideas for yourself or a crafty friend? Any of the following would make delicious gifts!

Beautiful Trim

On Susan’s recent trip to India, she found many beautiful embroidered and beaded ribbons and trims that she couldn’t resist getting for the shop.

Embroidered Gold thread ribbon at Loop London

Embroidered gold thread ribbon

They are perfect for decorating gifts or your home at this time of year.

Christmas Gift Wrap at Loop London

Our present parcels, finished with Bud Embroidered Ribbon,  Stitched Floral Ribbon, Sequin Floral Ribbon. Also Oshare Pom Pom yarn and Rooster Scissors.

We’ve used them to wrap presents and trim our Present Pockets with.

Present Pockets

We like to make our gift wrap from fabric: it’s a great way to use up odd pieces of sewing left-overs, or reuse felted knits. The receiver is often just as excited to get the pouch as they are the gift inside.

Parcel Pockets with Embroidered Ribbons

Stitched Floral Ribbons, Bronze birds on Arrow Brooch, Wooden Loop Needle Gauge, Flower Power Scissors

Here’s our super quick make for a present pouch using any left over length of fabric and one of our beautiful embroidered ribbons.

Making a fabric envelop at Loop London

1. Cut the ribbon to the same size as one end of your rectangle of fabric. With right-side of ribbon against wrong-side of fabric, sew edges together.
2. Turn ribbon to right-side and tack edges together along long edge.

Fabric Envelope at Loop London

3.With right-sides together and ribbon trim inner-most, fold into an envelope-overlap. 4. Sew down both sides.

5. Turn envelope right-side out. 6. Fill with gift. 7. Fasten closed with a brooch, badge, mistletoe trim or shawl pin and attach a tag.

Parcel Pockets at Loop London

Parcel Pockets made with boiled wool and bud embroidered ribbon, and cotton and Stitched Floral Ribbon.  Monahan hand-dyed silk ribbon, Brass Indian Beads, Flower Power Scissors

We hope you enjoy holiday preparations as much as we do.

Happy Making!

Christmas Opening Hour

December 19th-Friday 22nd: 10-6:30, except Thursday open till 7:30
December 23rd: 10:00-5:00
December 24th-26: Closed
December 27th-30th: Regular Hours
December 31st-January 1st: closed
Reopen Tuesday January 2nd, 2018

Last Postal Dates For Christmas Arrival

UK: Wednesday December 20th
Africa & Middle East: Thursday November 30
Asia, Cyprus, Far East & Eastern Europe: Tuesday 5 December
Australia, Greece & New Zealand: Thursday 7 December
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy & Poland: Tuesday December 12
Canada, Finland, Sweden &USA: Wednesday December 13
Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain & Switzerland: Thursday December 14
Belgium, France, Ireland & Luxembourg: Thursday December 14

 

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