November 16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter

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We, of course, have an affinity for all things crafty and found so many tutorials for your favorite, creative gift recipient. These would all be fun gifts for swaps too; we have several items here mentally paired with our favorite fabrics for projects throughout 2008!
Knitting Needle Case
Angie’s Knitting Needle Case Tutorial on her blog, Multicrafty, can organize “TONS” of needles in one handy (and cute) place.
Reversible Sewing Machine Cover
Marie adapted a pattern to suit her needs and shares the result on her DIYnamite blog in her Reversible Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial.
Sewing Machine Mat
Carina shares her “really easy” Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial via her craftblog| site.
Roll-Up Crochet Hook Case
June’s Roll-Up Crochet Hook Case Tutorial on her Craftybits @ blog has lots of clickable photos and an easy-to-follow diagram.
Clothespin Bag
Kerry’s Clothespin Bag Tutorial would be great for any laundry room, but we also think the bag would be a fun in any crafty spot in the house. It would be so efficient to pop scraps in the bag as you sew, or to quickly tidy up a knitting project (leaving it easily accessible!). Visit Kerry’s blog, live. craft. learn…, for more fun.
Point Protectors
You’ll want to whip up twenty or so of these once you read Alison’s fun Point Protector Tutorial via her small things blog.

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

Knitting Caddy & Travel Sewing Kit

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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Click the pattern and fabric images above to visit the Sew, Mama, Sew! store.

More Handmade Holiday ideas:
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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53 Responses to November 16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter

  1. Katie Hoefle says:

    I was just thinking that I have got to make a cover for my sewing machine!!!

  2. Jenny says:

    Great ideas. Love the sewing machine mat!

  3. Jess says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with all my knitting needles!

  4. 23rdspiral says:

    mad point protectors!

  5. tara says:

    Perfect for Mom and Grams – Thanks!

  6. adrienne says:

    Must, must make the sewing machine cover. The cats are way too interested in it. =]

  7. Gene says:

    I am loving the Point Protectors, this I think I can actually make for my crochet hooks when traveling. Thank you so much for the idea.

  8. Javede says:

    Oh, the point protectors are really cool!

  9. trose says:

    the knitting needle holder works great for colored pencils too!

  10. Libby says:

    Looking forward to making the sewing machine cover.

  11. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much for all these wonderful gift ideas!

  12. Lynne S says:

    The sewing machine cover is so cute

  13. Carol says:

    I like the sewing machine cover. I actually had a little day dream about making one the other day, but this one is better because it’s reversible!

  14. Anna says:

    Ohh, I like the clothes pin tutorial. I’d never thought of using one of them for my scraps. It’s much better than using a plastic bag. Thank you for the idea.

  15. Oiyi says:

    The sewing machine cover and sewing mat is great.

  16. Penny says:

    I am a hoarder of tutorials and these are great! Thank-you all for putting these tut’s together in one place!

  17. Tara says:

    This month’s whole series has been a “gift for the crafter”…. Already I have enough go-to projects to carry me through most of next year! Thank you!!!

  18. Sarah says:

    I just want to thank you all for these awesome tutorials. I’ve gotten such great ideas for holiday gifts and each morning I get excited wondering what will be posted next. Thank you SO much!

  19. Bailey says:

    Wow! I cannot believe how timely this! I’ve been checking the new tutorials every day and earlier today I thought about making a knitting needle case for a friend. I thought, hey, maybe SMS will have a tutorial for me. YOU DID! YOU PEOPLE ROCK!! You really, really do. Thank you so, so much for putting all of these ideas together. They’re going to keep me busy all year. Thank you.

  20. Anna says:

    Yes, Merry Christmas to me with a sewing machine cover!

  21. Lil' d says:

    I’ve been meaning to make a knitting needle case for ages now – maybe subconsciously I actually enjoy the 3 hour search to find a matching pair of needles…

  22. Kari says:

    The ideas just keep coming… love it!

  23. Sarah says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! I’m definitely adding these to my list. And maybe even making something for myself!

  24. Violet says:

    I love the sewing machine cover and mat!

  25. Ekioart says:

    Yay! I love that clothespin bag. I’ve been pondering making something so that when the fall weather sorts itself out here I can do a bit of hanging clothes outside before it turns cold. ^-^ Plus I can make one for my neighbor, she’s always so cute hanging her clothes out, but always covered in pins clipped to her shirt. He He.

  26. Jean says:

    These are great ideas- can’t wait to make a knitting needles roll for my mom!

  27. Mae says:

    These are great ideas! Perfect for my mother-in-law, the crafter who has everything!

  28. Jill Allen says:

    I can’t wait to make some of these!!! I have really looked forward to your site every day this month. I feel overwhelmed with wonderful ideas for the holidays. Keep ’em coming!! 🙂

  29. Stephanie says:

    What great ideas! I am really enjoying this 30 days of sewing.

  30. michelle pinkston says:

    i want to share this too: it’s a threadcatcher for the edge of your sewing table with a pin cushion – i made up about 8 last weekend! They’re easy to personalize and the smile that sewers get when they’re given is priceless!

  31. Isabelle says:

    Great ideas! I love the pattern you suggest. Beth’s choice of fabric is TDF!

  32. Barbara says:

    Lovely crafty gifts. Having just given my sewing machine a serious interior dusting I know I have to make a cover as a pressie for me. Also love that multiple layer knitting needle holder. What a great idea.

  33. Angie says:

    I think I’ll have to make the sewing maching cover and the point protectors for myself. My poor sewing machine is covered by that hideously ugly plastic thing. Christmas for me!

  34. Letty says:

    Again such great tutorials, thanks for sharing!

  35. Vickie says:

    Wow! You gals never cease to amaze me! These are all great gift ideas! I’m with mj, I want some for me!!!
    Thanks again!

  36. Mika says:

    Oooh, I love the crochet hook carrier. My mom leads a knitting/crochet circle and takes projects with her anywhere she thinks she’ll be waiting for a while, so something like this would be a great gift for her!

  37. Missy says:

    Thanks for the great ideas

  38. Tammy says:

    Well, a few more projects won’t hurt me! LOL

    I have been wanting to make a machine cover for my serger for a long time. My sewing machine goes down into my sewing cabinet, but the serget sits out and gets dusty.

    And I think I just might make a case for my knitting needles. I made one a while back for my small double pointed needles, but my large needles need a home.

    I guess I didn’t get ideas for gifts, but I sure got some ideas for myself! Thanks again for the great line up of tutorials!

  39. Cheryl says:

    These are great!! I don’t know which one to try first. Maybe the crochet hook case, or the sewing machine cover, or maybe the clothespin holder. Too many choices!!!!! Thanks for posting all of these wonderful ideas.

  40. Meredith says:

    Oh my goodness, it just keeps getting better!!! Thank you so much, gee which one do I pick for the weekend???

  41. Karyn says:

    Presents for US?! Yay! Love the sewing machine cover. I’ve been meaning to make one for myself.

  42. Amy says:

    Those point protectors would really come in handy with little ones around!

  43. stephanie says:

    I can’t thank you all enough for this month of fantastic! Every day I am so happy when a new post for you shows up in my bloglines, it’s a special little treat. 🙂 (and so helpful and inspiring!)

  44. Debra says:

    Now I love the Point Protectors….I have a mother in law that could really use those.
    Man, you guys are really getting me excited with all these fun tutorials!!

  45. Jessica Hood says:

    great projects!

  46. mama k says:

    Once again, I see something I need… there is a sewing machine cover in my near future…

  47. Stephanie says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I need a needle case soooo bad. All of my needles are just thrown in a bag right now. This is gonna be my xmas present to myself!

  48. Loopy says:

    Oooo! These are soo cute! I’ve got a billion crafters on my gift list & these are perfect!!!

  49. mj says:

    is it wrong to take time out to make these for myself?

  50. Kacy says:

    Love that reversible sewing machine cover. Great idea!

  51. Patches says:

    Thanks for posting these – great projects!

  52. Awesome ideas! I especially love Kerry’s Clothespin bag…definitely would make a neat thread/scrap catcher next to my sewing machine…much more colorful than the plain white ones I have.

    Yep…got a TON of more Tutorials over at my blog…LOL. Funny thing is although all these tutorials are great for gifts, I’m thinking I’d much rather keep them for myself…KWIM?

    have a great weekend!

    With friendship,

  53. Vikki says:

    I’m loving all the neat gift ideas. I believe my secret stitcher would love the reversible sewing machine cover!

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