I did do some fabric crafting for the wedding, but they were kind of "afterthoughts."
My friend's youngest son got married, so I monogrammed a hankie for her.
I embroidered a bookmark/ornament with the date.
So -- here are the non-thread-involved (& much more time-consuming) aspects to my gifts:
I bought a cake box from Party City & splatter painted it with black, cobalt (her wedding color) & silver. Tulle ribbon & a satin rose complete the exterior. (I did handcraft the card -- but neglected to get pics, due to time...) I used tissue paper in black, blue & silver to protect the gifts.
The first project I completed was a framed poem. I used a picture from the couple's engagement day for the background of the poem by Philip Sidney. The frame was a plain old every day blond wood thing. After several coats of paint, culminating in a silver top-coat; the frame was ready for application of silver leaf. I love that stuff! I wanted a modern sophisticated -- yet antique look...
Last (& most labor-intensive) were the monogrammed blocks. Would make a few changes to the process next time I attempt, but I'm pleased with how they turned out. Now I'm going to make a set for moi!