We tracked down some fun and practical sports-related goodies today, perfect for that hard-to-craft-for sports fan on your list!

Make It

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As Alicia writes on her Create! blog, “Baseball Season can only mean one thing: Crochet Beer Cozies!” Enjoy her Beer Cozies Pattern, which she entered in Craftzine’s Stitch N’ Pitch contest (check out the other winning projects with corresponding tutorials!– Wow!). Just as an aside, wouldn’t this be a nice baby bottle cozy for the youngest sports fans on your list?
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Randy’s Canvas Camping Chair Tutorial via Instructables is great for parents (or grandparents) on the sidelines
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Autum’s Perfectly Portable Cushion Tutorial is great for anyone who attends long games on hard stadium or auditorium seats. Make the game just a little cushier!

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Gifts for Warmth (for the cold, cold stadium) and Season Pass Holders.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Meg’s choice Kristin’s choice Lara’s choice
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Buy It

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Jesse and Missy from Marriage of Metal have lots of great options for sports-related Ornaments.
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Loran has a “one woman tin shop” where she sells a really fun selection of toys and more made from recycled tin cans and bottle caps. Visit Loran Scruggs for these great whistles, and buy one for the coach on your list!

Mix It

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Even if you’ve never been to Ohio, chances are you’ll love this Buckeye Recipe (which Faith from The Kitchn writes is ever-present at OSU football parties).

Share It

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Win It

Heather Bailey Sewing Patterns

We’re pleased to be carrying all of the lovely new Heather Bailey patterns in the shop. Today we’ll give away both the Happy Stacker pattern and the Daily Spice pattern to the lucky winner. Visit Sew,Mama,Sew! to get a closer look at the pattern details (on the back of the package), and stop by Hello My Name Is Heather for some inspiration from the divine Ms. Bailey. Comment below to for your chance to win. Visit the Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List to see the other great give-aways we’re offering this month.

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