Book Giveaway - Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps

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Enter to win your copy of Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps.

Enter to win your copy of Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps.

Photo: courtesy of St. Martin's Griffin

This week we are giving away a copy of Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps, written by Jennifer Playford.  Discover the simple, eco-friendly alternative to paper gift wrap with only a square piece of fabric.  Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm, Monday, August 17th, and you could win your own copy of this new book!

A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, August 18th.

Check out this video tutorial to learn how to create a basic wrap.

posted in: fabric, giveaway, wrap, furochic, wrapagami

Comments (83)

bobswife25 writes: This is such a unique idea!
Being a seamstress myself, I can't help but love this! (I, of course, would love to receive a gift wrapped like this too!)
Posted: 9:52 pm on October 6th
KushielsTart writes: Such a good idea to help go green!
Posted: 10:17 pm on August 21st
NigheanRuadh writes: Looks great!!
Posted: 7:29 am on August 18th
fairspirit writes: Ooooh, I love this idea! My friends would love to get a gift wrapped like this!
Posted: 8:43 pm on August 17th
Memoki writes: This is my favorite way to wrap gifts, and it's always fun to find new techniques and ideas!
Posted: 8:22 pm on August 17th
Neats writes: Love the idea of this book. I'm in the UK is there any possibility I could win?
Posted: 5:34 pm on August 17th
ishikoo writes: i have a whole box of fabric just waiting to be turned into lovely wrapagami pieces!
Posted: 3:15 pm on August 17th
TheGiftedBlog writes: Ooh, pick me!
Just started a blog on gift wrapping and would love to review it: http://thegiftedblog.wordpress.com
Posted: 1:03 am on August 17th
Dreamingreen writes: I'll be feeling the "wrapture" if I win!
Posted: 7:52 pm on August 16th
kbcoffee writes: Great, great possiblities!! A use for all those fabrics, not used. Beautiful cover. Would love to own the book.
Posted: 6:50 pm on August 16th
arielcupcakes writes: oh, this looks fun!!!
Posted: 4:41 pm on August 16th
bwhiteway writes: What stunning possibilities! I would love to win this book, especially since Christmas is right around the corner! (Sorry guys, but it's creeping up quicker than you think!)
Posted: 9:31 am on August 16th
suhbuhduh writes: i've seen this kind of thing all over the place lately, and was hoping to pick up some instructions. crossing my fingers...
Posted: 10:24 pm on August 15th
carm11 writes: Wow--this would be fun. And so green! I have never heard of this book

Posted: 8:16 am on August 15th
gracewong1 writes: I hope I win!
Posted: 12:57 am on August 15th
Mizcott writes: What an intriguing idea. I'd LOVE to win this book! Thanks for entering me in the contest!
Posted: 1:15 pm on August 14th
handbagaddict writes: This looks like a lot of fun.
Posted: 11:50 am on August 14th
galexandrias writes: Such a great idea! Great way to use up those extra scraps of fabric laying around, I'd love to win this!!
Posted: 7:58 am on August 14th
Colargolet writes: Oh, I would love to win a copy of that book! Please pick me!
Thanks for the chance!
Posted: 5:06 am on August 14th
Byrney writes: Wow that looks great. Please can I enter...
Posted: 3:38 am on August 14th
LisaBinSD writes: I love fabric and I love uniquely wrapped gifts so this would be the perfect gift for me!
Posted: 11:46 pm on August 13th
wallmalker1 writes: I would love to have this!! *crossing my fingers*
Posted: 11:38 pm on August 13th
dlipsky writes: It looks like fun...I have so much fabric what a great idea!
Posted: 10:01 pm on August 13th
GenevieveC writes: I've been using fabric for gift wrapping for years. It's great to see a book of techniques!
Posted: 9:52 pm on August 13th
daperfectmix writes: This sounds like a great book! I'd like to have a copy!
Posted: 5:56 pm on August 13th
Babytreese writes: I have been doing this for years and my friends LOVE it!!! I discovered this after reading a book about Japanese culture. This is called Furoshiki. Pick me!!!
Posted: 5:33 pm on August 13th
scrapcatb writes: Oh oh oh! ME! ME! ME! I'd love to win this book! What a great idea for saving paper AND making great looking gifts!
Posted: 5:22 pm on August 13th
KreepingUp writes: I would be thrilled to have this book! I have seen instructions for these techniques before, and love the idea of using (and reusing!) fabric to wrap gifts! And think of the possibilities for recycling the wrappings!
Posted: 4:23 pm on August 13th
deealexis23 writes: How fun! Count me in :)
Posted: 3:52 pm on August 13th
DragonGrandma writes: What a unique idea I would love to win this book
Posted: 2:03 pm on August 13th
akaRosella writes: pick me, pick me! super fun book title
Posted: 12:21 pm on August 13th
akaRosella writes: great book, fun title, awesome to win!
Posted: 12:20 pm on August 13th
jazzmom writes: I have tried to wrap gifts this way in the past but I found I needed more instruction! This would be the perfect book to get all my questions answered~~and to use up my fabric for a great presentation.
Posted: 12:03 pm on August 13th
mamajenny writes: I'd love to win that!!!!
Posted: 7:46 am on August 13th
jnae01 writes: Very pretty! Count me in!
Posted: 6:23 am on August 13th
chammer writes: I have always had a passion to make any gift I gave as beautiful and unique as I could. For a long time everyone would just give me back everything I used to accessorize their gifts. But the last couple years they have started to keep everything and use my ideas to wrap their gifts to others. How fun is that??!!
I always try to think outside of the box, My sister has always said "They are too pretty to open." I love hearing things like that because I know that I have accomplished my goal of giving pleasure to the recipient even before they open the gift. I have dabbled a little with fabric but I confess that I feel terribly challenged in using it to wrap gifts. Having said that, it would be so fantastic to win this book. I get excited just thinking of the possibilities. Thank you for listening.
Posted: 11:33 pm on August 12th
Punkin8 writes: Sounds like a good way to destash. I can buy fabric faster than I can sew, but maybe I could wrap almost as fast as I buy.
Posted: 11:17 pm on August 12th
stacysews writes: This looks like a fun book, I'd love to win this tile!
Posted: 10:52 pm on August 12th
Cosette writes: I'd love to learn how. Need this book!
Posted: 10:25 pm on August 12th
CarolynJH writes: This is awesome! What a great way to use up some of my stash.
Posted: 7:29 pm on August 12th
gamusiclady writes: And I just registered for your site! What beautiful packages!!
Posted: 6:43 pm on August 12th
hazysaffron writes: This sounds like a fun way to wrap gifts for the holidays. I'd love to win!
Posted: 6:28 pm on August 12th
sunnychan writes: Oh my, my another wonderful giveaway! Thanks!
Posted: 5:24 pm on August 12th
sarwat writes: nice book and amazing way to contribute to a cleaner and greener planet
Posted: 3:18 pm on August 12th
alphabetsali writes: another reason to hoard fabric..like i needed one
Posted: 2:32 pm on August 12th
Persia writes: I've always thought this was a cool idea to wrap presents in fabric since I had a friend from Japan that did so. Would love to learn about it more.
Posted: 12:23 pm on August 12th
Foudefafa writes: What a wonderful way to wrap a present, this would be ideal as well for the gifting crafters out there!
Posted: 12:14 pm on August 12th
Andie_Staten writes: Ohhh nice! My birthday is the 19th! *hint hint* ^_^

Posted: 11:35 am on August 12th
emmyjay writes: Wow, I would love that book. I did furoshiki for holiday gifts a couple of years ago. It was a big hit, and I ended up getting some of the fabric back for my stash -- like a gift back to me!
Posted: 9:36 am on August 12th
TexasTori writes: what a great use for some that fabric i have stashed away
in the big barn. and under the bed. and in the guest house.
and in the little barn storage room. and at my mom's house. and in the big file cabinet. and ...
Posted: 8:36 am on August 12th
OneCraftyMomma writes: What a great looking book! My kids and I would have a blast with all the different ways to wrap our homemade gifts! Good luck to everyone!!
Posted: 8:26 am on August 12th
GlitterPixie writes: Wow! This book looks awesome! My Nan and I have been on a mission since christmas; hunting down christmassy type fabric to ensure we have enough for the whole family next year. It's awful how this world just seems to have gotten less and less eco friendly. My Nan remembers wrapping presents in newspaper, brown paper, fabric (which was also part of the gift as it could be used by the reciever to make clothes or toys. This book would just be perfect for us; I'm looking forward to December nights infront of the open fire wrapping presents with my Nan, fantastic!
Posted: 4:42 am on August 12th
Resmi writes: I would love to own a copy of this lovely book! :-)
Posted: 2:01 am on August 12th
candlepick writes: Yum. Looks lovely.
Posted: 2:00 am on August 12th
StyleMeBaby writes: I'm in love! I totally want that book! :)
Posted: 12:03 am on August 12th
circuspup writes: If you have not yet seen it, check it out the video clip illustrating a technique from Ms. Playfords book. It is clearly presented and inspirational!
Posted: 11:52 pm on August 11th
VeronicaMade writes: What a cool book! I hate wrapping gifts. Maybe this would inspire me to like it more.
Posted: 11:51 pm on August 11th
princesspetal writes: What a great idea! I could use more ideas for reusable gift wrappings!
Posted: 10:21 pm on August 11th
MaidenJane writes: Wow, beautiful!

Posted: 10:08 pm on August 11th
PanyaV writes: Neat!
Posted: 9:33 pm on August 11th
dyroma writes: Over the past year I have been making fabric gift bags for the gifts I give. It would be great to have an alternative!
Posted: 8:46 pm on August 11th
nanscorner writes: I would love to have the Wrapagami book. Besides killing our trees using fabric as an alternative for gift wraping is a great idea. Please inculde me in I would love to learn the how to's.
Posted: 8:27 pm on August 11th
prairiepeasant writes: I'd love a copy! Please enter me!
Posted: 8:11 pm on August 11th
danYellb0t writes: Has anyone else noticed the typography of the the title of the book? Its gorgeous, and it makes me appreciate the book even more now. Now I must have it for two reasons.
Can't wait to wrap my bento in some fantastic Wrapagami!
Posted: 7:37 pm on August 11th
Mandreyo writes: This sounds so incredible. I would love to win this book!
Posted: 6:54 pm on August 11th
kafkasaxe writes: I have always loved the Japanese way of making life beautiful in even the smallest of gestures.
Posted: 6:50 pm on August 11th
recyclrAP writes: Pick me! Would love to learn a new skill or two or more! Thanks for continuing to offer these cool books.
Posted: 6:47 pm on August 11th
JulietA writes: I have been trying to find a way to keep fabric on a gift while still making it possible to open it later for years. Most recently, I've resorted to sewing the fabric into sacks, and tying them with a bit of ribbon, but this looks like it would be even better!
Posted: 6:22 pm on August 11th
kielni writes: that looks way better than trying to smooth out the wrinkles in previously-used gift wrap
Posted: 5:21 pm on August 11th
Luceida writes: Wow, this a cool way to give gifts!!!... I want it!!
Posted: 5:07 pm on August 11th
elbowyoyo writes: Holy Moley! This may be the coolest giveaway yet!! I would LOVE this!
Posted: 4:58 pm on August 11th
KathAC writes: I'm always looking for ways in which to use my fabric since I am a quilter, and this book sounds fun and useful.
Thanks for this generous giveaway.
KathAC
villagequilter@gmail.com
Posted: 4:50 pm on August 11th
feedmec00kies writes: I'd love a copy of this book. My soon-to-be-husband's family has an involved Christmas tradition of reusing wrapping paper and packaging year after year, so I'm always on the lookout for new projects or techniques to introduce into circulation.
Posted: 4:38 pm on August 11th
hoosierjen writes: that book sounds amazing!
Posted: 4:31 pm on August 11th
LTanya writes: I love the idea of using alternative wrapping materials, especially fabric.
Posted: 3:52 pm on August 11th
Arizonadream writes: :) is there a difference between furoshiki and wrapagami?
Posted: 3:51 pm on August 11th
curegirl0421 writes: How cool is that! What a great way to use extra fabric, too...
Posted: 3:42 pm on August 11th
alfanhui14 writes: what a wonderful book! wish it would be mine :)
Posted: 3:33 pm on August 11th
dizzymom writes: My grandmother wrapped her dishes in a furoshiki when transporting them. It was made out of rice bags. But I'm glad they have come a long way since then! What a creative way to be eco-friendly and sassy at the same time!
Posted: 3:27 pm on August 11th
ReginaHart writes: I adore my furoshiki, and I would love to learn more creative ways to use it and to wrap gifts for others.
Posted: 3:25 pm on August 11th
ymmathews writes: Sounds like a great book!
Posted: 3:18 pm on August 11th
mrsshelby writes: oh please please please!!!!
Posted: 3:15 pm on August 11th
Iamcarole writes: I can only imagine! What fun this would be, I haven't seen this book, or for that matter, heard of it.
Sure would like to get this one.
Posted: 2:50 pm on August 11th
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