November 18 ~ Gifts for Tech Lovers
|Today’s gift ideas are perfect for everyone you know who loves their camera, iPhone, iPad and more!|
|Oilcloth iPad Cover
Rachel’s iPad Cover utilizes bright and cheery oilcloth at Always a Project.
|Manly Travel Power Cord Roll-Up
Deborah’s Manly Travel Power Cord Roll-Up at Whipstitch is the perfect answer to the question: “What do I make for my Dad/Grandpa/Husband/Son/Uncle/Boyfriend/etc.?!”
|iPod Touch/iPhone Case Stand
Maureen writes, “Make a combination Case Stand for your iPod Touch or iPhone. Or use the formula to adapt the pattern for your e-reader or iPad. It’s padded to protect your device, snaps shut like a wallet, and stands on its own!” Find the tutorial at Made by Marzipan.
|Phone Charging Pocket
Laura’s Phone Charging Pocket at Beta’Loo gets your phone off the counter!
|Padded Camera Strap
Taylor shows you how to turn an existing strap into a pretty and functional Padded Camera Strap at Taylor Made.
|iPod Arm Band
Melissa’s iPod Arm Band at Melly Sews keeps your tunes (or audiobook) in reach when you’re on the move.
This Laptop Sleeve from Michelle at The Gilded Hare features padding and boxed corners, and it is fully lined.
Bag a Day
There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.
This iPad Case from Jen Carlton Bailly of Bettycrockerass for Sew,Mama,Sew! has two handle options. It can look feminine or “manly” depending on your fabric choices!
Related tutorials you might just love: Camera Bag, Lens Cap Cozy, Camera Carrier Insert, Passion for Photography, Passion for Technology, Passion for Nature, Eco-Conscious Gifts, Gifts for Audiophiles
Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:
|Liz’s choice||Kristin’s choice||Gabrien’s choice|
|Christmas Panettone Bread
Nicole shows you how to make a delicious Christmas Panettone Bread at Gluten-Free on a Shoestring. (It’s gluten-free!)
|Dangly Gift Tags
We have more Gift Tags today; this time there are eight different, fun tags from Sharon at Lemon Squeezy.
Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.
Q & A a Day for Kids (US Winners Only)
Author: Betsy Franco
Publisher: Potter Style
Inspired by the previous bestselling Potter Style title, Q & A a Day, this journal is the perfect family keepsake. Starting any day of the year, a question by children’s author Betsy Franco is featured on each page with a few lines provided for a response. Use as a journal for parents and children ages roughly 4 to 10 years old to share their evolution of thoughts, feelings, and dreams over the years. Also great for kids who want to keep a time capsule of their own whimsical thoughts and serious ideas about the world. As the years go by you’ll notice how your child’s answers evolve, sometimes silly, sometimes precocious, but always interesting.
Quilts from the House of Tula Pink (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)
Author: Tula Pink
Publisher: Krause Publications
Inspired fabrics and designs await you in Quilts From the House of Tula Pink!
Welcome to the world of cutting-edge fabric designer Tula Pink, where clever quilts show off fanciful fabric, and your imagination can be let out to play. Featuring fabrics that you know and love, Tula offers 20 patterns with her signature flair for color, design and original style. Between 10 amazing quilts and 10 extra-cool companion projects, you’ll be inspired to play with fabric, color and design in a way like never before!
Come on in to Tula’s house for the ultimate in sewing, style and fabric innovation!
Learn more in the digital preview for Quilts from the House of Tula Pink.
Stitch Savvy: 25 Skill-Building Projects to Take Your Sewing Technique to the Next Level (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)
Author: Deborah Moebes
Publisher: Krause Publications
In Stitch Savvy, there are five tracks (home decor, handbags, kids’ items, quilting and clothing), and each track has five projects that start simple and build up your skills. But wait, there’s more! Cross-referenced techniques allow you to skip around and explore certain skills. (You loved the box pleats in the Sashiko curtains? Check out the A-line skirt with the peek-a-boo pleat!)
So customize your sewing education! This book is designed specifically to allow you to grow your skills, pursue projects you crave and test the waters outside your comfort zone– and make some seriously cute projects as you do.
Bonus CD includes 13 PDF patterns for apparel, accessories and home decor, quilting guides and more!
Be sure to check out the Stitch Savvy digital preview!
17 ~ Gifts for Imaginative Friends
16 ~ Deck the Halls
15 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends
14 ~ Gifts for Babies
13 ~ Gifts for Hostesses
12 ~ Gifts for Crafters
11 ~ Gifts for Big Kids
10 ~ Gifts for Whimsical Friends
9 ~ Deck the Halls
8 ~ Gifts for Cooks
7 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers
6 ~ Gifts for Moms + Grandmas
5 ~ Gifts for Tweens + Teens
4 ~ Gifts for Organizers
3 ~ Gifts for Travelers
2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids
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