November 27 ~ Gifts for Warmth

on November 27 | in Handmade Holidays, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 66 Comments

You have the toes covered, so now it’s time to cover those chilly hands, necks and heads! Give the gift of warmth this holiday season!
Patchwork Scarf
Did you see our Patchwork Scarf Tutorial from Kids’ Clothes Month? You can easily adapt the scarf for a variety of sizes and batting in the middle can add lots of warmth.
Jean’s baby/toddler Neckerchief Tutorial will help keep little necks warm. They’re fashionable, and neckerchiefs are also great for teething babies! Enjoy Jean’s great creativity via her Flickr site.
No-Sew Jersey Scarf
Karen has a great collection of tutorials on her Altered Cloth blog! Enjoy her easy, No-Sew Jersey Scarf Tutorial.
Cap/Hat/Millinery Fun
Steph shares a fun cap variation with the Millinery Tutorial on her blog, curiously crafty.
I guess I’ve been worried about keeping my little guy warm! After the scarf tutorial (above) it was only natural to do an easy, fabric Mitten Tutorial. You can find it (with lots of fun variations) on my personal blog, Write, Mama. Write.

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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
26 ~ Embellish!
25 ~ For the Kitchen
24 ~ Sachets
23 ~ Soft Toys & Games
22 ~ Fun for Hair
21 ~ Pillows
20 ~ Gifts for Organization
19 ~ Tech Gifts
18 ~ For Baby
17 ~ Purses
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
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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66 Responses to November 27 ~ Gifts for Warmth

  1. Ellen says:

    I feel warm just looking at these items. Can’t wait to whip some up!

  2. micki says:

    These are absolutely adorable! make me wish i lived in a climate where my kids actually need cold weather things!

  3. Brandee says:

    these are so cute! perfect for all my cousins!

  4. Andrea says:

    I love these little gifts. We live in Southern California so we don’t have too much need to mittens and scarves but we are traveling for Christmas. I have looked everywhere for cute mittens for my 2 year old but nothing seems quite right. Now I can just make her some to match her little Christmas outfits! Thanks!

  5. jenn says:

    I have been wanting to try the toddler scarf for some time, its on my “to do” list! All the ideas presented are fantastic!

  6. Jodie S says:

    Love the patchwork scarf!

  7. Samantha says:

    I love the patchwork skarves! Those are so cute. I may have to do some for the kids for Christmas. I like the idea of putting pockets in the ends for those things the kids like to carry around with them.

  8. Ashley says:

    I love the patchwork scarf! And the jersey one!

  9. Eva says:

    love the patchwork scarf! i’m definitely going to make one soon!

  10. Isabelle says:

    Ooooh, the patchwork scarf is adorable!

  11. Michele says:

    Now if it would just get cold here!

  12. Mia says:

    I can not wait to try to make the mittens. What an awesome tutorial!

  13. Jean says:

    Wow- the mittens are such a great idea! can’t wait to make some with old sweaters!

  14. Deb says:

    Thank you for the patchwork scarf tutorial – very neat!

  15. layla says:

    OO I love the cap! I was looking for something just like it 🙂

  16. Christy says:

    Eeek! I’m supposed to be doing Christmas sewing, but I need a hat and scarf for myself!!!!

  17. Deb says:

    Ooooh, warmth — my hands were very cold when I walked my pooch yesterday, so will have to give the mittens a go, and I think that patchwork scarves are going to be the ticket for me this year too — Thank you!!

  18. Yvette says:

    The mittens are just so stinking cute!

  19. Addie says:

    Love the idea of being able to make Ava some little mittens without knitting!

  20. Serena says:

    That jersey scarf looks so elegant! And the mittens have been added to my freakishly long to-do list.

  21. Amy says:

    LOVING THAT HAT!!! BTW I just made a rice filled heat pack…love it too!

  22. Oiyi says:

    The mittens are wonderful!

  23. Libby says:

    I’m definitely making the mittens. Perfect for little ones that constantly lose things.

  24. Lynn says:

    Those mittens remind me of some I made when my boys were little. I had forgotten about that.

  25. Claudia~L says:

    I’ve always wanted to make something with jersey. I may have to try it.

  26. Terri says:

    I love those mittens! They’re adorable and your tutorial is so easy to follow – thanks so much!

  27. Beth Workman says:

    That hat is great! I love a hat almost as much as a bag… but a matching bag and hat is even better! Can I make a holiday gift for myself?

  28. adrienne says:

    love the no-sew jersey scarf. it is a great, quick gift =]

  29. Kat says:

    I love looking at everyone’s creativity on their blogs! I just wish it would snow here so I had an excuse to wear mittens.

  30. Tara says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful month. I’m overwhelmed with ideas!

  31. Adorable! I am really enjoying all these Christmas gifts posts!!

  32. Christy says:

    I’m using all of these tutorials for Christmas gifts this year!
    Thank you so much.

  33. Love the hat!

  34. marcia says:

    Great warm ideas! I have made mittens out of felted sweaters, but only for adults and have never sewn some from fabric, so…here goes! Marcia

  35. Tab says:

    I never thought of neckerchiefs. What a great idea!
    I think I have made everyone I’ve ever met a scarf or two already =)

  36. oh! the mittens are awesome! Thank you! Just as we are really needing new mittens in this Wisconsin cold snap!

  37. Violet says:

    Yet another project to add to the list…the neckerchief.

  38. Anna says:

    Love the hat. Will tweek the brim so it is bigger for a pretty summer hat for me. Tah

  39. Karyn says:

    LOVE the hat!

  40. Lil' d says:

    I wish I was snuggling up in those right now.

  41. Kelli says:

    Thank you so much for this great set of ideas! I stumbled across it and have now found a favorite new site–yours!! The hat today is just perfect for my sister….the only problem is I’ve found a ton of things that are just perfect for her. Now where to start…. Thanks!!!

  42. Alison says:

    Cute hat, i’ll have to make a couple for girlfriends. Thanks for the great tutorials as always.

  43. Sandy says:

    Okay…those mittens…and that tutorial…are FABULOUS!!

  44. melissa says:

    this is getting crazy. i have to make the hat, scarf and mittens. and yes, they will match! i’m thinking recycled sweater outers on the hat/mittens with cotton lining and opposite for the scarf. oh me oh my!

  45. Natalie says:

    I love the no sew scarf. It will make a perfect gift.

  46. Erica says:

    oh man – kids’ neckerchiefs are so cute.

    the mittens look really simple – gonna have to try them!

  47. Kristin says:

    The patchwork scarf is fantastic. I just found that tutorial yesterday and was already planning a few!

  48. Julia D says:

    Mittens!! Without knitting!!

  49. Amber says:

    I love that jersey scarf!

  50. Natalie says:

    Must make scarf, and twenty or thirty other ideas from these tutorials. Thank you for today’s suggestions.

  51. love that hoodie jacket!

  52. Carol says:

    I think the jersey scarf is great! I always forget about jersey.

  53. Javede says:

    I think I might give the Jersey scarf a try.

  54. meredith says:

    thanks for the great patterns! I can’t wait to make this hat!

  55. Kristine says:

    I’m so cold right now…these look so warm!

  56. Kensie says:

    Wonderful tutorials!! And just in time for the cold season here in the south central US!

  57. Helen says:

    I like the mittens – I never thought of sewing mittens before. They look cute!

  58. Lauren S. says:

    my project list is growing by the day. thanks again.

  59. Angie says:

    Oooo! I love the Cap/Hat/Millinery Fun, it’s gorgeous and fun. The gloves would be nice for my little ones too! Especially with “sled-riding season” around the corner. Thank you so much for posting these!

  60. andrea says:

    Really want to make that patchwork scarf, just need the right combination of materials. thanks for more great tutorials.

  61. Vickie says:

    I love the mittens! You can never have too many mittens!! Can ya?
    Thanks again for the great ideas!

  62. Teddi says:

    The no-sew Jersey scarf is lovely! If I can find just the right jersey…love the cap and all the fun things today!

  63. More great tutorials! That cute patchwork scarf is definitely on my To Do List! Forget about giving it as a gift…it’s all about ME! LOL!

    I’ve added addtional tutorials on my blog if anyone is interested.

    Love all the fabric choices today!

    Happy Sewing!

    With friendship,

  64. alison says:

    Love your mittens tutorial – I’m adding them to m y list for next year, since I’m running out of time for the projects I’ve already planned for Christmas!
    I tried the patchwork scarf tutorial and loved it. It was really easy to follow.
    Thanks for such inspiring ideas. I’ve looked forward to checking this blog everyday to see what new creative items you have found for Handmade Holidays.

  65. Ekioart says:

    Cute mittens! Great idea, now I can make a pair that matches my boys scarfs. ^-^

  66. sally says:

    These are just what I need to finish off my Christmas lists!! I can’t wait to make a little pair of mittens and a scarf for my daughter and a hat for my husband…yay!!!

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