November 29 ~ Write It + Wrap It
|We’re close to wrapping up our 6th Annual Handmade Holidays series! Today’s ideas are perfect for presenting your handmade gifts with love and care. Make it, mix it, print it and give your handmade gifts away with style…
We added a giveaway to yesterday’s interview with Susanne Woods. Comment on that post to win a free Craftsy class of your choice!
|Fabric Gift Bag
Ruby shows you how to use eyelets in these easy Fabric Gift Bags at Zaaberry.
|Splatter Paint Favor Boxes
Jordan’s Splatter Paint Favor Boxes at Oh Happy Day give you a fun technique perfect for everything from gift wrap to place cards and more.
|Cone Shaped Pouches
Sew some paper Cone Shaped Pouches with Elizabeth’s tutorial at Crate Paper. (To purchase any products used in this Crate Paper tutorial you can visit your local scrap booking store or go to www.cratepaper.com.)
|Little Bird Gift Tags
Sabra’s sweet Little Bird Gift Tags at Sew a Straight Line would be great as ornaments too.
|Pom Pom Flowers
Sachiko’s Pom Pom Flowers at Tea Rose Home could adorn everything from presents to holiday headbands. Sachiko used the Pom Pom Flowers to make lots of things, like a pretty corsage, bracelet, clip and pillow!
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.
|Little Betty Bag
If you make Destri’s Little Betty Bag from The Mother Huddle you probably won’t want to wrap it up and give it away!
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:
|Beth’s choice||Kristin’s choice||Gabrien’s choice|
|Graham Cracker Houses + Christmas Simmer Pot
Recipe for a great holiday weekend: Make Lina’s Graham Cracker Houses with the smell of a Christmas Simmer Pot on the stove! Find both recipes at Linaloo.
Peonies + Poppyseeds has a PDF with tons of Hanukkah Printables!
|Chalkboard Placemat Printables
Set a happy kids’ table with Cyndy’s Chalkboard Placemat Printables at The Creativity Exchange.
Mollie’s Gift Tags at Wild Olive are cute, simple and versatile.
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.
Author: Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins
Publisher: Storey Publishing
One-Yard Wonders will delight anyone who has ever fallen for fabric– From the novice sewing enthusiast to the lifelong seamstress. The book presents a delightful array of simple, stylish projects that can be made with just a single yard of fabric– From apparel to accessories, from plush toys to pet beds, from baby items to bags, and from home decor to “Happy Birthday” banners. For each project, the book provides a full-color photograph, easy step-by-step instructions, and simple illustrations. Templates and pattern pieces are also included wherever needed, making this collection of 101 projects the best sewing deal ever.
Muse of the Morning is a pattern design studio, with a focus on easy to sew and create clothing, toys and fun things for everyone. Patterns are sold in PDF format to make them fast to access and get to sewing! Muse of the Morning also provides extension tutorials, plus a whole lot of free patterns, tips, techniques and more on their blog.
Muse of the Morning is giving away a handmade doll, and the PDF pattern for the Prudence doll. Also included is a felties kit and some hand-dyed wool felt. The winner can select hair and eye color, and a color theme for the dress. Learn more about the pattern on Etsy or Craftsy.
Adornments: Sew & Create Accessories with Fabric, Lace & Beads (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)
Author: Myra Callan
Publisher: Krause Publications
The beautiful and delicate projects in Adornments are the perfect finishing touches for creating a purely romantic look. Make floral-inspired necklaces, in-full-bloom fascinators, and earrings with wispy feathers and sparkling beads. At parties, galas, special events, or even on your wedding day, the accessories in Adornments are artful creations that are sure to turn heads and inspire romance.
Using simple hand-sewing, jewelry and millinery techniques, these accessories are easy to make and even easier to wear. In fact, you may not be able to take them off!
Want to know more? Here’s the Adornments digital preview.
Sewing Solutions: Tips and Advice for the Savvy Sewist (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)
Author: Nicole Vasbiner
Publisher: Interweave Press
Discover freedom in sewing with expert tips and techniques!
Even the best sewists will encounter problems, snags, and little glitches in their work. When you need answers, you’ll find nothing more helpful than those within Sewing Solutions from expert sewist and author Nicole Vasbinder. Consult this indispensable reference for invaluable advice on how to fix all your sewing mishaps.
Whether choosing the right tools, reading patterns correctly, or everything in between, Sewing Solutions will prove to be your essential sewing companion.
Want to learn more about Sewing Solutions?! Check out the digital preview.
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!
28 ~ Gifts for Dressing Up
27 ~ Gifts for the Eco-Conscious
26 ~ Gifts for Teachers
25 ~ Gifts for Dads + Grandpas
24 ~ Gifts for Book Lovers
23 ~ Deck the Halls
22 ~ Gifts for Friends + Neighbors
21 ~ Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers
20 ~ Gifts for Playful Friends
19 ~ Gifts for College Kids
18 ~ Gifts for Tech Lovers
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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