How to Wrap a Sweater

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How to Wrap a Sweater
Wrap a sweater up to present as a gift. (gift box. Christmas gift/present image by L. Shat from

Whether you shopped long and hard for the perfect sweater or you laboured over your knitting needles knitting it yourself, when you have a beautiful sweater to give as a gift, wrap it up attractively in colourful wrapping paper. Use a large box that will hold the sweater's excess bulk, and select a wrapping paper in colours that will appeal to your recipient. The result will be a fantastic gift your recipient will appreciate and use often.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Gift box (deep and wide enough for a sweater)
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Bow

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  1. 1

    Open the gift box and line the bottom of the box with two layers of tissue paper. Lay the tissue paper over the box bottom with the ends of the tissue paper extending out over the sides of the box bottom. Fold the tissue paper slightly to make it fit the box, if necessary.

  2. 2

    Fold the sweater neatly so the neck and front of the sweater are on top. Place the sweater into the box over the tissue paper.

  3. 3

    Grasp one extended edge of the tissue paper and fold it over the sweater. Do the same thing with the other edge of the tissue paper.

  4. 4

    Place the lid on the gift box, and turn the box upside down.

  5. 5

    Lay out a sheet of wrapping paper large enough to wrap around the entire box---the "wrong side" of the wrapping paper should face up, meaning the design you want on the outside of the final product should face down. Place the upside-down gift box into the centre of the wrapping paper.

  6. 6

    Pull one long side edge of the wrapping paper over the gift box to the centre point of the box. Tape this in place with a piece of clear tape. Pull the other long side edge of the wrapping paper over the gift box, and overlap it with the taped giftwrap by approximately 1 inch. Tape this piece in place, too.

  7. 7

    Fold the wrapping paper in neatly at the short sides of the gift box. Tape the wrapping paper in place with clear tape.

  8. 8

    Turn the gift over, and tape a large bow in the centre of the gift to finish wrapping the sweater.

Tips and warnings

  • Another option for wrapping a sweater is using a gift bag. Select a gift bag large enough to fit the folded sweater. Line the gift bag with tissue paper, and place the folded sweater into the bag. Tuck the tissue paper around the sweater to finish wrapping.

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