November 18 ~ Gifts for College Students

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College students are busy, hip and often live in close quarters without space for a lot of extra “stuff.” We think today’s gift ideas will be just right for the (busy, hip) college students on your holiday list.(Psst! Did you see our post about Give-Away Day? Check it out, then come back here.)

Make It

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Derek and Lauren created a “no-sew Maloo-esque ‘wrap’ out of colored felt and Velcro dots.” They show you how you can make one too with their Laptop Cozy Tutorial on Design*Sponge.
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Marieann has a Classic Nintendo Stencil via Let’s Create for you to make some tees on your own, perfect for the “classically trained” folks in your life.
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Joanna from Stardust Shoes shares her Bean Bag Chair Tutorial (via PDF hosted on Kathy’s Michael Miller Fabrics blog). Help make the dorm a bit more cozy!
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The Easy Album Cover Wall Organizer Tutorial from Brittni at paper and stitch could be the perfect way to mix a love of music and a need for some organization!
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Elizabeth from oh, fransson! shares her lovely Margaret Sling Bag Tutorial in a PDF pattern download. It would be great for many college students on your list (and for you?!).

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Fabric Boxes, Tech Gifts and Perfectly Portable Cushions.

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:

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

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Circular Accessories sells a wide selection of hand silk screened clothing, perfect for college-aged friends and family (and, quite possibly, everyone else).

Mix It

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We think this unusual combo will be delicious! Try Celine’s Vegan White Chocolate Lime Cookies Recipe from have cake, will travel. (People have been known to note that Celine is a “vegan baking genius!”)

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Win It

SEAMS TO ME: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing

by Anna Maria Horner
(Wiley, November, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-25926-9)

From the Publisher:

In SEAMS TO ME, Anna Maria walks the readers through the fundamentals of sewing, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. While many books offer instruction or patterns, SEAMS TO ME offers both.

SEAMS TO ME includes vivid, full-color photographs and designs and a bound-in envelope containing 10 loose paper patterns. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran sewer, the 24 projects in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures, to be handed down for generations to come.

The mother of five, Anna Maria still finds time to share her thoughts on a blog that attracts more than 100,000 fans per month. One of today’s most refreshing and most notable fabric designers, she has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and has been featured at numerous exhibitions, including the Surtex art and design show and QuiltMarket.

Sew,Mama,Sew! would like to thank Sarah from Wiley Publishing for contributing this gorgeous book to Handmade Holidays. Did you catch the part about there being actual pattern pieces in there?! As always, Anna Maria’s work and photography are stunning. This book is a must-have for modern sewists. Visit the Wiley website to learn more about the book and the “Sew Like a Pro” Sweepstakes!

Comment here to become eligible to win this book. The winner will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great give-aways we’ll offer this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
17 ~ Girlfriends
16 ~ Dads
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

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480 Responses to November 18 ~ Gifts for College Students

  1. Mama K says:

    Ooh! Laptop cozy. I think my brother would love that.

  2. Robyn says:

    from beanbag tutorial to record pockets… oh this is just too much fun. did i metion this “seams to me” is on my wish list as well!

  3. kristi says:

    i love the nintendo graphic. thanks for sharing it!

  4. Edris says:

    Vegan white chocolate lime cookies – can someone say “de-licious”. I’ve been wanting to make a bean bag chair for my kids and create a little reading corner in their room. Maybe this will be done in time for Christmas.

  5. Katie says:

    That bird graphic tee is to die for!

  6. Hannah says:

    The bag is perfect!!

  7. Agne says:

    Great gifts, great ideas!!!

  8. Linda says:

    The birdie T is awesome! Did you say white chocolate and lime? How interesting. I might give that a try!. Thank you so much for all of these posts. This is the best month ever!

  9. Jennie says:

    I would love to win this…

  10. Lucy says:

    Boy oh Boy — the wall – album cover project gave me perfect idea. We need a handy place to store our important papers in our motorhome. Such as insurance, towing. Hard to understand for some folks but it is a genius idea and I love how pretty it can look.

  11. Laurie says:

    The Nintendo t-shirt is perfect for my 35 year-old brother! thanks!

  12. Mary says:

    great bean bag and bag patterns πŸ™‚

  13. Page says:

    Wow, you have the BEST giveaways! The BEST! I would really love to win and sew out of this book!

  14. sonja says:

    Beanbag is so cool !!! Love the record holders also

  15. Emilee says:

    Oohh–my brother will love that Nintendo shirt!

  16. Joyce Levengood says:

    Would love to win this book. I’ve had my eye on it for a month!

  17. Grand dad says:

    thanks for so mamy ideas , the bean bag chair is
    “Groovy” :_)

  18. Shannon Reed says:

    I love everything up there. And I’m 34… hmm….

  19. Veronica says:

    love love love the margaret sling bag. πŸ™‚

  20. Anja says:

    I love the sling idea! Well I’m crazy about bags – any type any size any color…

  21. lisa says:

    The sling bag is gorgeous, I am making that for sure. Elizabeth sure is generous to share it, and Margaret is lucky to have such a talented sister. Thanks SMS, Elizabeth and Margaret. Lisa

  22. Sara R. says:

    I love that nintendo stencil! I think I need it for myself (after making some gifts).

  23. Samantha says:

    Beanbag chairs… Great idea!

  24. Carmutxa says:

    I like the bean bag chair very much.

  25. Shannon says:

    that bag might just be perfect for my niece!

  26. Shawna says:

    I really like the sling idea. I am really excited about seeing this book!

  27. Mamasoo says:

    Love the sling bag!

    Pick me, Monty!

  28. Deb says:

    Oh my, I really love the sling bag, and the others are wonderful too!! Thanks so much!!!

  29. Michelle says:

    the album organizer is very trendy, love these ideas. You rock!!!

  30. MegVS says:

    I love that laptop cozy!

  31. Amber says:

    I am so excited about the bean bag chair!
    That may have to be my next project for my kids!

  32. Louisa says:

    I’ve printed out the bag pattern. I think I will make it for myself will be my post holiday crafting treat!

  33. Ellie says:

    That looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway! I love that atari stencil, I’m printing it on freezer paper today and making a shirt for my brother.

  34. LisaAlso says:

    The tshirt is a scream, and so true in today’s world!

  35. Meika says:

    Love the bag! I might have to add that one to my ever growing christmas list!

  36. Bloom says:

    I have been very restrained & have not put my name in the hat for another giveaway, considering I won one last week! But I really would LOVE this book! Surely my chances are very slim!

  37. Beth says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. If I win it or buy it, I just know it will be wonderful. She is so great…

  38. Shirley Lei says:

    the cover of the prize book is gorgeous! i could always use another craft book.

  39. Stacey Tafao says:

    Sign me up! I’m a sucker for trying to win free stuff.

  40. Laine Odle says:

    My cousin is a freshman at MSU and would love that bag!

  41. Lisa says:

    Love the wall art and the sling bag.. The Sling bag has been added to my list of gifts to make…

  42. Q says:

    What a great giveaway – I’m a new sewer and would love a chance to win this. I love the sling bag – I’ve already printed it out and added it to my stash of patterns to try. Thanks!

  43. NanaSewn says:

    The cookies sound great, my GD will enjoy them I hope!

  44. Jodie says:

    Lovin’ the handbag!

  45. Dejah Leger says:

    oh, oh! I love the Nintendo stencil. We’re such a nostalgic generation, no? I love the look of that book, too….

  46. Michaela says:

    Sling bag it is! Great ideas, thanks!

  47. Sara D. says:

    That book looks beautiful.

  48. Brookiej says:

    Wow! Love the bag & the bean bag. My hubby has the “classically trained” shirt…very funny! Thanks again for another day of winners!

  49. Jacki says:

    My kids are getting bean bag chairs for Christmas, I’m just waiting for my fabric to arrive. They are a great idea.

  50. Heather says:

    The classicly trained T shirt is great it is just right for my brother.

  51. Ramona says:

    That sling bag is to cute. Not to mention that bean bag chairs. Those would be great for my boys’ room.

  52. Elizabeth says:

    how cool

  53. Jo Anne says:

    The sling bag is ideal for my daughter.

  54. Cheryl says:

    I am all over that bag. I can’t wait to get started on it…Hopefully it’s as “easy” as it looks!

  55. Lindsay says:

    I love the bean bag chair, and I always wanted one when I was younger! I’ll have to try that pattern.

  56. Liz K says:

    Ooh, I want to make that laptop cozy for all the people in my life in grad school

  57. Linda T says:

    So many fun ideas! I can’t wait to try some of these. I would so love to win that book. I really need some fundamentals in sewing!!

  58. Hannah says:

    Love the bean bag chair. My kids would benefit from that! Thanks for all the ideas!!

  59. Jill says:

    My kids would love that bean bag chair – and they are 2 and 4 – can’t wait to try it!

  60. LisaW says:

    I love the sling bag! I think about half of the people on my Christmas list would love one!

  61. Heather says:

    A beanbag chair, how hip is that?!

  62. Kelly says:

    Love the sling bag.

  63. Carrie says:

    Great tutes…I have a sister in college and all of these are good options for her.

  64. Marie says:

    …now although this is geared towards teens and other college bounders, the nintendo shirt is going to find its way under the tree for my husband- a self-proclaimed nintendo addict!

  65. norarachel says:

    Oh, I would love that book.

  66. Leslie Spies says:

    Finding anything to make for “young” people is so hard and these are such great ideas. I love every single one of them. Thanks for the tutorials!

  67. Jenny says:

    I’d love to get this book for my sister…she’s been needing some extra inspiration to start sewing! Perfect!

  68. Amy L says:

    The Margaret Bag is perfect – I made a bag for my sister recently but may follow-up with this one as a second possibility for another option!

  69. Carla says:

    Love that bag.

  70. Nicolle says:

    Love the sling bag tutorial – thanks!

  71. i love the nintendo stencil! Go old-school! lol.

  72. Jen says:

    Love the beanbag chair, and I’d love the book!

  73. Laura says:

    can’t wait to try that bag – my sister will LOVE it!! and I get to go fabric shopping again!

  74. Tammy Wittig says:

    I love the bean bag chair and the sling bag!!

  75. Jodie says:

    Love these! That nintendo tee is so cute (and so true!).

  76. celine says:

    thanks for the mention, Beth.
    happy Wednesday to you!

  77. love the sling bag

  78. I’ve been looking at this book for weeks. I hope I win! And I love the lap top cover. Somebody’s getting that for Christmas…

  79. Jane says:

    The sling bag is on my Todo list

  80. Tara says:

    These ideas are fantastic! Thanks!

  81. wendy says:

    I HAVE to make those cookies! And the bag too – how gorgeous!

  82. Amy says:

    ok- that bean bag chair is awesome! loving that!

  83. kate says:

    I luv that beanbag chair! We could use a couple of those around here. But I’ll be more likely to tackle the wall organizers…great tuts today!

  84. Danique says:

    This site is the best for holiday sewing ideas!

  85. Tina says:

    I came across that bean bag tutorial awhile back and thought it would be perfect for my boys. Thanks for the reminder! Love the sling bag!

  86. BethieB says:

    Love the bag and the bean bag as well, can’t wait to check out the tuts more in depth. Even though I’m not vegan those cookies sound amazing, what a combo!

  87. Courtney says:

    I would love to win this book.

  88. Stephanie says:

    The album wall organizers are adorable!

  89. Carol says:

    The nintendo t-shirt is genius! I need one for my DH.

  90. Jules says:

    Oh! I was just at the book store reading that book! It would be great if I won.

  91. deliarose says:

    I love the cool T. I am going to attempt to screen print on a T, hopefully before Christmas, otherwise it will end up being a birthday gift. I love all the ideas on your blog. Someday I hope to finish them all! LOL!

  92. Heather says:

    The beanbag chair looks amazing! Might sew a couple of these up for the kids’ santa sacks…and oh! would I just love to win a copy of AMH’s new book!!

  93. Elle Doughty says:

    Recycled album covers will make GREAT wall storage for my soon-to-be sewing room! The hand-silk screened tshirts are very cute also. Thanks for the great ideas — I know what I’m baking this weekend πŸ™‚

  94. kristen says:

    I am a huge fan of Anna Maria Horner and cannot wait to see that book in real life! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  95. whitney says:

    Oh I can’t wait to try those cookies!!

  96. Hazel says:

    Wonderful ideas today! I love the bean bag! What a great way to brighten up a room and create lounging space.

  97. Candace says:

    I am loving this year’s handmade holidays! So wonderful. Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this.

  98. Jane Bissell says:

    With so many college students on my gift giving list, I am thrilled with today’s offerings. First on the list is the stencil, and then I think the Martha bag! THanks for the great ideas!!!

  99. Kate says:

    Retro Nintendo, perfect idea! Printing out the sling bag pattern as well – so cute!

  100. brenda says:

    Oh those album organizers had me frozen for a minute! I was staring at them, thinking they were organizing your albums…I was like, “college kids have ALBUMS?”

    Whew. It dawned on me now. Sorry! πŸ™‚

  101. monique says:

    Always enjoying the wonderful ideas

  102. Anna says:

    I would love to be in the running for a Seams to me…

  103. alison says:

    another set of fantastic gifts. want to make so many but don’t think I’ll have time. Next year could you do this series in June please?!

  104. Michelle says:

    I’ve been wanting a copy of this book since it came out. Now’s my chance. Thanks!!!

  105. Michele says:

    Thanks again.
    I do have a request. Mariann, from Let’s Create: Do you think you could do a tutorial with lots of step-by-step pics for the “bridging” technique. I don’t know why, but I can’t seem to picture that in my mind’s eye. Your stencils are FABULOUS! Thanks.

  106. Christine Bolin says:

    I’ve been saving album covers for something special and now I found it. Cool present for lots of people on my list. Thanks Brittni!

  107. Sandy says:

    What a great way to display all those old album covers.

  108. Bethany says:

    I love all the ideas.

  109. Carrie says:

    That t-shirt cracks me up. Too funny!

  110. Violet says:

    Cool t-shirt!

  111. Melinda says:

    What a fantastic group of tutes!!! I can’t wait to try the album wall hangings and I love, love, love the t-shirt stencil!!!

  112. frida says:

    I lovo the beanbas chair and the sling ….. but, what I’d really love? to win seams to me!!!!!!
    Please Santa …. pick me!

  113. Rebecka says:

    Love the Nintendo T’shirt!

  114. hb says:

    Thanks for posting my Classically Trained Stencil πŸ™‚ The album cover is new to me and I love it.

  115. Viv says:

    What a stunning book. I think I’ll make a couple of the wall organisers πŸ™‚

  116. Tracy says:

    I can’t skip even one post – though I have no college students in my life, I most certainly have need for wall storage and :gasp!: a new BAG! And whomever’s at my house at Thanksgiving will be major guinea pigs for all of the new recipes I want to try!

  117. Rebecca S says:

    Maybe I’m still a college kid at heart because I adore every one of today’s selections!!

  118. Sarah L says:

    Those cookies are to die for

  119. Kelly says:

    Love that sling bag!

  120. Amber says:

    Those bean bag chairs are so cool! And I can’t wait to make that purse from oh fransson!

  121. Amy says:

    I love the bag and the bean bag chair! And I am really wanting this book!

  122. Jenn M says:

    I love the bean bag chair.

  123. Anna says:

    Ooooh, I love that bean bag! And fingers crossed for the copy of Seams to Me!

  124. Liz says:

    for once, i don’t know any college students! but that margaret bag would be a lovely present for many people.

  125. Lindsey says:

    i love the sling bag!!!!

  126. Nicole says:

    love it! what great ideas!

  127. Tera says:

    Love all the ideas. Especially love the bag πŸ™‚

  128. Love the beanbag link, thanks!

  129. Hallie says:

    loove the patterns today!! Loving this month here too! I would also love the AMH book!

  130. Christi-sugarscrap says:

    well i havent been a college kid for over 8 years but i am so totally doing the beanbag for my daughter! that is awesome.

  131. Pam says:

    I just found your blog and think it’s wonderful!! So many ideas and fabrics …I know I’ll be visiting often!

  132. Marie says:

    love the bag, gotta go bake those cookies

  133. Marie says:

    love the bag, gotta go back those cookies

  134. I have been following Anna Marie Horner’s blog for some time now, and she’s such an amazing artist, truly. This book, is going to end up in my collection…whether it’s a gift, prize or purchase for myself!

  135. Jen says:

    love the bean bag chair!

  136. Stacy says:

    I love the bean bag chair idea!

  137. Molly says:

    Love the sling bag! I knew a few people who will love that!

  138. emily says:

    oooh seams to me in time for christmas, love the bag tut!

  139. WendyLou says:

    This was already on my Christmas list!! Hope Santa comes early!!

  140. Andee says:

    I love Anna Marie and would love this book. I also really like the album organizers. Very cool!

  141. Christina W says:

    That sling is definitely going in my “to be made” file for when i have a bit more time over Christmas!

  142. Andrea says:

    I love the laptop case. Very cute!

  143. Lori says:

    Forget college kids…I want one of each!

  144. Kathy says:

    Thank you – those are great ideas. I am passing on this link to my sis!

  145. Joss says:

    Love the pocketbook bag…it’s just what I need and also love the t-shirt. Thanks for posting all these great projects.

  146. Nichole says:

    I have been wanting this book but haven’t got it yet…so hopefully I’ll win it!!! Thanks for all the great holiday ideas thus far.

  147. marcia says:

    I love that you included college age in the list of gift recipients! I turned around and all my nieces had grown up! I will for sure be useing some of these ideas for them! I used many of your ideas last year and and am sure I will again this year, too!

  148. Dawn says:

    Oooh…beanbag. Yes.

  149. Michelle F says:

    I so love that bean bag! I’m definitely trying that – maybe not for Christmas, but shortly after!

  150. Kat says:

    That t-shirt stencil is perfect for my brother in law! Thanks!

  151. Dawn says:

    I love that bag. Now I just need to make it and my sister-in-law will be done!!!

  152. Kelley says:

    The album organizers are great! My dad has hundreds πŸ™‚ free project fodder!

  153. Michelle says:

    Love the laptop case, and the Tote bag! Might have to give both of those a try, thanks for sharing them!

  154. Bethany says:

    I love the bean bag chair. It is great. My kids would love it if I tried that. You guys are giving me too man project ideas, and I don’t have enough time to do them all!

  155. Melissa says:

    That beanbag chair is adorable!
    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  156. Julie Mason says:

    I just love that bag! Another one to add to the list of projects…

  157. Bethany says:

    Seams to Me would be the best Christmas gift ever. πŸ™‚

  158. Noa says:

    Wow! Those wall organiser are pretty cool!

  159. Kim Beladi says:

    love the bean bag tutorial. Think I will make 3 -one for each child for christmas this year. Great movie theater fun, bag of popcorn and a bean bag with a good old movie—G rated of course.

  160. Libby says:

    Great ideas to make. I do have to say the purses always steal my heart.

  161. Julie says:

    I love the shoulder bag. It would make a great diaper bag in disguise. I’ll probably be making one for myself.

  162. brooke says:

    really cute bag!

  163. Karen says:

    Love them all. I have recently become a huge fan of Anna Maria and following her blog. I follow hers, and now I follow yours. I love the tutorials…they inspire me. Thank you!

  164. sonrie says:

    I love Anna Maria’s fabrics — so bright and colorful!

  165. Kathleen says:

    Those ablum cover pockets are such a great idea! Now I know what I’ve been saving all these Depeche Mode covers for!!!

  166. Jenny says:

    I really need that cool nintendo shirt to go with my atari one…

  167. Diana says:

    I adore the sling bag. And the cookies look good too.

  168. Sarah says:

    Great ideas! Now to get started on making holiday gifts…

  169. MelissaB says:

    WOW, my kids would LOVE a bean bag like that one posted!

  170. Conscripted Cherry says:

    love the bag- wonder how it would look in the corduroy I found in my stash this weekend?

  171. Karen says:

    Great ideas! I love the album cover wall organisers – nice and bright : )

  172. Myam says:

    i’m making that laptop cozy! πŸ˜€

  173. EmmyLizzy says:

    Oh fransson comes up with the BEST patterns! I’m making one of those for myself!

  174. jackie bateman says:

    i adore the laptop cozy!

  175. Rane says:

    Ummm~ Cookies look great! And love the chair and sling bag!
    Great as always!
    Gonna go make a bag chair now!

  176. Jocelyn says:

    Great sling! Gotta check out those yummy looking cookies!

  177. betsy says:

    great gifts for college students!

  178. Lisa C says:

    I love the laptop cover & bean bag chair…my son starts college next year so these ideas are great. Thanks!

  179. melissa p. says:

    THANK YOU! for the vegan cookie recipe!

  180. Betsy M says:

    That beanbag chair is great!!

  181. ellen says:

    My son will love the nintendo shirt!

  182. Tricia says:

    I love this book, I would love it for Christmas. That is unless I get it here instead!

  183. N. says:

    I have a couple of tried and true holiday cookie recipes but I also like to try one or two new recipes each year and these sound perfect!

  184. Anne says:

    More great projects – these are all super as is Anna Marie Horner.

  185. Katie Mitchell says:

    Love the handbag. I think I’ll make one for ME for Christmas. πŸ™‚

  186. Kari Moran says:

    these are all great ideas! as a professional college student, they are all within my budget too;)

  187. Jessica says:

    These work equally as well for grad students πŸ˜‰ …

  188. Erica says:

    I love the sling bag and the Dick and Jane bean bag chair is so cute!! The cover on Seams to Me looks so beautiful.

  189. Suzette says:

    I love that stencil. I will totally be checking that out.

  190. brittany says:

    what yummy looking cookies!

  191. Julie says:

    Love the Wall Organizer! I think I’ll do this for my husband’s “play room”. Thanks!

  192. Caitlin says:

    I am so excited about these ideas because I have been having the hardest time trying to come up with a gift idea for my sister in college! Thanks!

  193. Mariana says:

    oh yes, this is one win that I would love!

  194. Kimberly says:

    Ooh, I love the sling bag!!! I like that bean bag too! So many things… so little time!

  195. Cass H says:

    awesome tutorials!

  196. Sonicka says:

    Is it bad that I want these things for myself– ALL of them? These are fantastic! Keep up the good work!

  197. Rina says:

    That classically trained shirt is going to go great with Mario Brothers coasters I just bought on etsy!

  198. Christy says:

    I love these tutorials especially the margaraet bag! I would love to bake the vegan white choco cookies too.

    Thank you heaps!

  199. Tara says:

    Seams to Me is on my Christmas List….it is SO HARD TO WAIT FOR!!! I live in a small-ish town and none of the bookstores have the book for me to peruse. Darn.

  200. Jacqui says:

    Anna Maria is my idol !!!!
    I love her creations and designs.
    I aspire to be like her. When ever I’m having a bad day I check out her blog and get inspired to keep going.
    Anna Maria is my wonder woman, she just seems to be able to do it all. Thank-you for this post.

  201. tooticky says:

    Ooooh – that sling bag is gorgeous!

  202. Mary says:

    My sister would love that bag.

  203. Rachel says:

    Love the Margaret Sling bag! Keep it coming!!

  204. Tammy :) says:

    I want a bean bag chair!!

  205. Heidi says:

    I love that bag. any reason (like a new pattern) to make another is good for me.

  206. Liz B says:

    Love that beanbag chair…brings me back to my childhood in the ’80s πŸ™‚

  207. amy says:

    Awesome ideas!

  208. Kirsten says:

    Geez…I wish I had been that hip in university. I’m going to make that bean bag chair for my girl.

  209. Sarah Kaeck says:

    I have been looking for a bean bag pattern and I love the bag!

  210. Lalli says:

    Cool Ideas!! πŸ™‚

  211. Beth says:

    Wow, I already had 3 of these 4 tutorials bookmarked for future use. Thanks for the fourth!

  212. Lynne in NC says:

    Cool! I’ve got a few college gals to make gifts for, thanks for the ideas.
    BTW, I love anything from Elizabeth at oh, fransson! she’s so creative.
    I’ll try to sew up the sling bag really soon.

  213. Jayme L says:

    The sling bag looks great, along with the wall organizer & beanbag chair. Thanks.

  214. Ms. Cleaver says:

    that tee from circular accessories is so lovely!

  215. Katie says:

    Love the wall organizers!

  216. Joanne says:

    The laptop cozy is so cute

  217. anja says:

    love the project ideas today, and the book looks absolutely sumptious!

  218. Junglewife says:

    Great ideas! I love the sling bag tutorial!

  219. Kat says:

    my laptop has been looking a bit chilly…

  220. Sue Schoch says:

    love the laptop cozy!!

  221. Amy says:

    My husband is a gamer I am so making him a Nintendo shirt, GREAT IDEA!!!

  222. Harley says:

    These projects ALL rock. I love the Nintendo stencil, that’s what I grew up with, lol πŸ˜€

  223. Lynn Osborne says:

    Every day’s ideas have been wonderful. Oh that I could do them all!!!! Thanks for the chance to win the Seams to Me book.

  224. Kate says:

    The stencil is great!

  225. Jenna says:

    That tshirt is so cute!

  226. Sue says:

    What a great idea for the bean bag chair – the fabrics look so cool too! Looks like a trip to the fabric shop for some supplies, what better way to spend a rainy day than sewing πŸ™‚

  227. Stacie says:

    The Nintendo shirt is great! I might have to make about 6 of those. I’d love to win the book.

  228. Roxanne says:

    ‘Seams to Me’ looks like a wonderful book for my daughter (and myself)!!

    Thanks for the great ideas!!!!!


  229. Ashley Ann says:

    I love the shirt! Thanks for sharing!

  230. Leah Cain says:

    I am working on the beanbag chair for my nephews and that bag might become my sister’s gift. I love all the ideas this year. I need that book!

  231. Hannah says:

    I love the Margaret Sling Bag!

  232. anna says:

    ooohh, I want to win!

  233. Jen says:

    I’d love to give this book a good home! I’ve also been enjoying all the wonderful gift ideas as well.

  234. Terri says:

    I love everything on this list and I am not a college student! : ) But I could pretend just this once!
    THANKS for the chance to win Seams to Me!

  235. Erin says:

    bean bag chairs – awesome! My nieces would love those, even if they’re 6 and 4 and not college studens. πŸ™‚

  236. Betsy says:

    Great ideas!

  237. Mrs. Bubba says:

    I really like the laptop cozy and the sling bag. These seem like great gifts. I love the guides, the ideas in them are great. I have this book on my wish list so I would love to win it. Thanks for all the great ideas and giveaways.

  238. Melissa Kelly says:

    Awesome once again – Hat’s off to the creators!

  239. heather says:

    that t-shirt is perfect for my husband even though he’s not in college anymore!

  240. Angela says:

    Those vegan cookies look DELICIOUS! Thanks for all the ideas and the great web links for my bursting bookmarks list! I LOVE IT!


  241. Shellyfish says:

    Ms. Horner is the bomb! I really want to get that book.
    And Celine’s cookies? Yes, she is also known as the “cookie queen”!

  242. karissa says:

    I think the album cover wall organizer is a neat idea!

  243. Sam says:

    i love the nintendo shirt!

  244. Ashley says:

    I love that bag! And, I have been wanting Seams to Me!!!!! Thanks!

  245. Katy says:

    Such fun ideas. I think I will make that great sling bag for my sister for Christmas – she’ll love it!

  246. Aileen W says:

    the margaret sling bag is adorable, as are the other things on her website! i also love the shirts from circular accessories!

  247. Christy says:

    I can’t wait to make the handbag! Thank you so much!

  248. Kelli says:

    How did you know I’d been wanting bean bags for the kiddos but not the price tag that comes with them in the catalogs? THANKS!

  249. VIckiT says:

    Great ideas. I’m going to have to see if I can adapt the notebook cover to a 17″ computer that my son who’s in college can use. He’s in his senior year now and hoping for law school next year as long as he passes the tests he’ll take in December.

    Thanks for such great ideas each day.

  250. kara says:

    The nintendo shirt is awesome! Can’t wait to make one of those for my husband! He will actually enjoy something that I’ve made him!!!!!

  251. Karen says:

    I love that sling bag…I wonder how it would look with different complimentary fabrics?!?!!? Also I love Annd Maria…I am a faithful follower of her blog, and now yours too!

  252. Serena says:

    I love the album cover organizer.

  253. Stacy says:

    Oh, today’s tutorials are great! I was just thinking that my little one would love a bean bag chair and here is the tutorial! That margaret sling bag would also fit the bill for a couple of my relatives for this Christmas. Thanks so much for these!

  254. Thank you for the gift ideas. I always have trouble thinking of what to make the college students in my life. Lucky for my, my gals aren’t picky and love all things crafty. Crafty sewing books always make a great gift, too. (Hint, Hint, Wink, WInk)

  255. jenn says:

    Great ideas, once again!

  256. Adriene says:

    So excited for the bag pattern! thanks elizabeth!

  257. April says:

    I’ve been thinking about buying a beanbag chair. Why didn’t I ever think about making one? I can do that!

  258. Mary says:

    LOVE the shoulder bag! That’s a definite must!

  259. brittni Wood says:

    Thanks so much for posting about my album cover organizer! Love the Sew Mama blog!

  260. Sunny says:

    Well, now my Christmas list of gifts to make has grown! πŸ™‚

  261. karen says:

    What a great book!

  262. Penny says:

    Awesome ideas, w/ 4 nieces and nephews in college these are some great ideas. Thanks also for the Vegan cookie recipe, I have a Vegan friend who just so happens to be my Secret Santa recipient, so a batch of those will be well received I’m sure.

  263. julia says:

    Pretty laptop wrap going on my make for myself list!!

  264. Lil' d says:

    I’ve been waiting for that bag tutorial. Thank you.

  265. ratty says:

    vegan lime cookies! my little vegan college student will LOVE these!

  266. Ashley says:

    The bag pattern is awesome, can’t wait to try it. I was looking for a way to package some homemade items, and I think that a bag would be used year round.

  267. Josiane says:

    The Margaret Sling Bag would be perfect for me! It’s on my to-do list for as soon as I expand my very basic sewing skill. Thankfully, the tutorial seems extremely clear, which will be really helpful for me.

  268. Great ideas I love the oh fransson! bag and the bean bag. The give-away day is going to be great!.

  269. Lynn says:

    I like the looks of that bean bag! Much better than the fake fur ones of the 1970s.

  270. Alex says:

    Thank you so much for the info on that vegan baking site! I have been looking for a good vegan cookie recipe.

  271. Marsha says:

    Oh, that bean bag chair is awesome. I bet it’s a hoot to make, too.

  272. Yetta says:

    Has anyone made that beanbag chair? How big is the finished product? I am under the impression that it’s a kid’s chair but maybe I am wrong?

    I’ve heard all kinds of great things about Seams to Me. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  273. missknitta says:

    The bean bag chair is so fabulous!

  274. Bonnie says:

    Cute bag! I am excited to try making some purses and such for the chickies on my list – from the tutes I have seen so far they look pretty simple so I look forward to making up my own after giving a couple already designed ones a whack!

  275. Lesley Stenning says:

    love this book!!

  276. The book looks beautiful! Whoever wins it will be one lucky person πŸ™‚

  277. Julie says:

    Ah! I love it all! How lovely. And I adore that the cookies are vegan! A-creating I go!

  278. Emily says:

    I keep finding things to make for meeeee!! The bag is exactly what I need – I’ve been using a $1 shopping tote as my bag lately. It is looking a little rattty. I enjoyed her whole site actually – thanks for the link! The nintendo Stencil is tooo perfect for my hard-to buy for cousin! Yea!

  279. Nicole says:

    As a college student I definately see some items on here that my friends would love! Now I just need to find the time to make them and some empty album covers (some of my friends and I collect vinyl)!

  280. Victoria says:

    Thanks so much for all the great ideas! I would love to win a copy of that book!

  281. Sarah AJ says:

    That Nintendo stencil is awesome!

  282. Rebecca says:

    That Classically Trained shirt is perect for my brother – thanks for the great idea!

  283. Everything is SO cute!!! That bean bag chair is awesome! And I SOOOO want Anna Maria Horner’s new book! I have heard it’s fabulous!



  284. Jenn S says:

    It’s all so cute!

  285. molly says:

    I love that bag — I’ll have to give it a try.

  286. Molly Ferriter says:

    I love the bag. I’m starting one this week!

  287. Lorraine says:

    Love the beanbag chair! I plan to make that someday, after I have a garage sale to make room for it in the playroom!

  288. mommymae says:

    that t-shirt is perfect for my brother.

  289. Larue says:

    Love that pattern at oh fransson! I have been enjoying your tutorials so far and look forward to participating in the Give-Away in December. Thanks for making such a great site!

  290. char schmoker says:

    I love the been bag! This would be perfect for kids of any age! I think I’ll make one for my little boy… (I haven’t checked the tutorial yet–is there a good source for filling made from recycled materials?)
    PS Thanks for the give-aways! I hope I win one, but I’m excited for whoever gets these extra little gifts this season! How wonderful…

  291. curegirl0421 says:

    Mmmm white chocolate lime!

  292. Lauranie says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out what to make for my son’s girlfriend, now I know! Thanks for the ideas!

  293. Ingrid says:

    Hey, my brother’s getting a laptop cozy, too! I’d love to win the book…

  294. Joanne says:

    Those cookies sound so yummy – I think they’ll be next on my baking list! Great projects as well.

  295. Jordan Durbin says:

    more awesome ideas! Yeah!!!

  296. Laura says:

    These tutorials make me want to go back to college! And my younger brother’s still there–what great ideas!

  297. Hashi says:

    Bean bags! yeah, man!

  298. Tiffany says:

    I love the idea of the book- not only can I always use some tips to sew better, but the patterns sound great too. One bonus with the laptop bag listed above- it would meet the new TSA rules of being able to leave your laptop in the case when going through security (you still have to take it out of your backpack, but at least it wouldn’t be getting QUITE as banged up through the process).

  299. Elizabeth says:

    Love the laptop cozy! Very chic.

  300. Tabitha says:

    I’ll have to try some of those for my non-college students too.

  301. Kristin says:

    Pick Me! Pick Me!!! I really want this book!!! I’ am really loving this month of craft ideas by the way.

  302. Debra says:

    Great ideas! Love the the great fabrics too! Awesome blog!

  303. Mirza says:

    Great tutes today! I love the bag one.

  304. joey says:

    I think the tshirt is hillarious. We have a couple of nieces/nephews in college right now (and a few highschoolers) that would love those. Need to make a list of supplies and get started.

  305. Sonya says:

    great ideas–love that the homemade gifts you profile could work for many recipients…

  306. 2hippos says:

    I love the bag and laptop tutorials…maybe to use for myself as well πŸ™‚

  307. Jessica says:

    I love all these daily posts

  308. Rachel R. says:

    This is SO helpful! Both of my sisters are college girls, and I think they’re going to be getting sling bags this year. Thanks.

  309. Jordan says:

    Hooray! I’ve been looking all over for a bag pattern to make for my sister, and the Margaret Sling Bag is just perfect . . . with maybe some wall organizers as a bonus. Plus, Seams to Me is on my Christmas list, and I’d love to get it early! Thanks for providing such great stuff every day.

  310. Geri says:

    Thanks so much…going to make one of the sling bags this week.

  311. Leah says:

    Wow, love that beanbag chair! And would LOVE AMH’s book!

  312. Sam says:

    Love the T-shirt, need the bean bag chair and got to eat the cookies. Where to start? Cookies!

  313. Margaret says:

    Ooooo – Anna Maria Horner is the coolest!

  314. Angie says:

    I love the beanbag chair and the shirt. Thanks.

  315. Alice S says:

    I’m definitely going to make the Margaret bag! I love the Classically Trained tshirt too!

  316. Caroline says:

    I want that laptop cover. But I don’t have a laptop. Hmmm maybe I could knit one?…

  317. Tiffany says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! YAYNESS! πŸ™‚

  318. Shelley says:

    I love lara’s fabric choice and the bag rocks!!!

  319. Teresa says:

    I’ve already printed out the margaret bag! I can’t wait to try it out!

  320. Maggie says:

    More great ideas! I am going to make those cookies at Christmas time for my sister.

  321. Anna says:

    The bean bag chair is great, and the purse is one of the nicest simple ones I’ve seen.

  322. Fuji Mama says:

    That bean bag chair is to die for!

  323. Pamela says:

    Do you have to be in college to enjoy that bean bag chair? Love all the ideas!

  324. Becky says:

    Sling bag looks great – made need to try that one.

  325. Rebecca says:

    More great ideas…thanks!

  326. Debra says:

    My daughter is getting a laptop this Christmas so I can really use the laptop cover!! Thanks for sharing.

    Oh I hope I win the book…….*fingers crossed!*

  327. Vanessa says:

    Oh, I love it all! I want the laptop cozy for myself!

  328. Sally says:

    Ooooh, I just saw that bag on “Oh Fransson” and loved it there… And the bean bag looks perfect for my 4 yr old son – he needs some seating in his room and I’ve been thinking about making a bean bag or two… Such great ideas! πŸ™‚

  329. Kacy says:

    White chocolate lime…hmm…sounds yummy!

  330. Kristin says:

    My boys would love the bean bag chair!

  331. Jodie says:

    I love these ideas…especially that great bean bag chair!!

  332. Ellen B says:

    I want to try those cookies and the sling bag. Thanks for all the ideas!

  333. Rachel says:

    The Bean Bag chair looks like a great gift for kids too…Great for a basement or game room!

  334. molly says:

    Elizabeth’s bag is just perfect.

  335. erin says:

    Great stuff today. The Nintendo cracks me up. I will have to make one for my brother!

  336. janine says:

    I’ve always wanted a bean bag chair!

    I love the bag tutorials that are posted on this site. I’ve already started three!

  337. Michelle says:

    That “Classically Trained” stencil is AWESOME.!

  338. Leslie says:

    All of these ideas are awesome. College students or not…I can’t wait to try them out.

  339. Sarah says:

    That beanbag looks so fun and easy! I love it!

  340. Jessica says:

    Bean bag chairs are too cute! And I’m totally eyeing the bag as well!

  341. JenO says:

    That bag is soooooo cute!

  342. Jennifer N. says:

    The bean bag and the sling bag are getting looked at more closely here. Thanks for the great ideas.

  343. karin says:

    I am trading photography with a friend for a funky fabric bag … I think the sling bag is it! Now to look for the fabric. Thanks for the fabulous fabrics and the great ideas to go it all!

  344. MaryL says:

    The cookie recipe has me drooling! MaryL

  345. Grace says:

    I am busting the stash for bean bag fabric – what a great idea!

  346. Carrie says:

    The album cover wall organizers are cool. I have the Margaret Sling bag on my to-make-for-myself list…after my holiday gifts are wrapped up!

  347. Nicole Newman says:

    I’m on my way to make those delicious looking cookies now! I would love the chance to win the book–it looks lovely!

  348. shelle says:

    These might be the best yet. Love the sling bag, the bean bag chair. Thank you

  349. Christine says:

    i have been out of the crafty blog loop for a few weeks, ok like 2 months and i am just catching up. thank you for all the great ideas for christmas. i was panicing before coming here. now i just have to get to the store for a big fabric haul. thank you.

  350. Kristen says:

    That sling bag might be my re-entry into the world of non-diaper-bag bags!

  351. Emilee says:

    White chocolate lime? I may have found my new love.

  352. Ashley says:

    Great bag, and so nice to have a tutorial in PDF format! Love AMH, and would love to win a copy of her book!

  353. Keli says:

    I love the album cover organizers. What a fun idea.

  354. Samantha says:

    I really like the beanbag chairs! I’ll definetly be adding that to my to make list!

  355. alison says:

    I am so loving this month with all of these great tutorials, gift ideas and recipes.

  356. Linda says:

    YES, another chance to win this book. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  357. joy newman says:

    those cookies sound so delicious. and i love the ideas for college kids. that’s a hard age group to buy for sometimes.

  358. Anna says:

    I got quite a few college students on my list. They’d love the ideas who’ve posted!

  359. Becky says:

    I love the tshirt with the bird. I wonder if they have one in my size? I am going to go check it out RIGHT NOW.

  360. Sarah Lee says:

    I am the epitome of college students! I love the bag and the cookies sound delish!

  361. amanda says:

    Oh My Word! The nintendo stencil is like an answer to a dream I didn’t even know I had. Thanks!

  362. Alana Jo says:

    The bag looks easy. I think Ill have to try that one. Ive been wanting to do the bean bag for a while, but havent attempted it yet.

  363. Anne says:

    Oh I would love to win the book, I’m crazy about Anna Maria’s work.

  364. Michele says:

    So many great things today! I’m really liking the bean bag chair. It would be the perfect gift for my teenage sister. Thanks!

  365. Deon says:

    Check out the sling bag in a different fabric on the link — you can see the pleated details much better.

  366. Christina says:

    I can’t wait to try Elizabeth’s Margret Bag! I know a little sister that this would be *perfect* for.

  367. Holly says:

    I can’t wait to make the sling bag. The tutorial looks pretty straight-forward.

  368. Keri says:

    Love the sling bag!

  369. beth says:

    thanks for solving one more gift issue on my list! i think my cousin’s getting that sling bag, hooray!

    i love anna maria horner’s blog – especially the owl ornament pattern she posted last year… i haven’t had a chance to look through the book, but i bet it’s great!

  370. sherral says:

    I want that book!!!

  371. Tjlut says:

    Fun Stuff! I want to make the bag!

  372. mary grace says:

    perfect — i have friends still in college and others that would love the sling. i also agree w. mommytoava — the sling as a diaper bag would be perfection for a new mom πŸ™‚

  373. Deborah says:

    Love the Margaret SLing bag, hope to sew one up soon. Love to win the book!! Thanks for all the great tutorials.

  374. Jill A says:

    Gorgeous stuff – I especially like the laptop cover and the bag!

  375. alisha says:

    I love the sling bag. And the Easy Album Cover Wall Organizer is great.

  376. Rachel L says:

    I love the sling bag and the bean bag is too cute. Thank you for these tutorials – they’re inspirational!

  377. Joanna says:

    oooh, another chance to win this book! I really like the laptop cozy. i may need to make that for myself!

  378. Annie says:

    White chocolate lime?!! Wow. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I think there’s a Margaret sling bag in my near future!

  379. craftytammie says:

    I already had the Margaret bag on my “to make” list, but now I have to add one of the nintendo tees for my brother! So funny!

  380. Shanna says:

    What a beautiful tee… I love bird silhouettes.

  381. kate says:

    the bean bags are amazing! i would love to do some of those. heck, i’d love to HAVE some. . .

  382. Anya T. says:

    Love the bean bag chair! And thanks for the chance to win the great book.

  383. Jessica says:

    Love the beanbags. So simple but so cute.

  384. zarinaia says:

    I love the bean bag chair. I can’t wait to try it!!! Thanks so much!!!

  385. These are all great gifts – thanks for the ideas and the tutorials.

  386. Deb says:

    I like all of the ideas today. I will definately be trying some of them. I would love to win the book.

  387. Kacee says:

    What great ideas! Having a lot of this age group on my shopping list, this will come in handy. I especially love the gamer t-shirt. Couldn’t describe my brother any better!

  388. Beth says:

    The laptop cozy is perfect in its simplicity. Though, I can picture some cool embelishment possiblities.

  389. Water Works says:

    I love this book and haven’t ever read it. Anna Maria Horner is a genius and her blog is so inspiring.

  390. Toebi R says:

    I am going to have so much fun making the sling bag and the bean bag chair. That book looks like so much fun, too.

  391. Mary says:

    I want to try that laptop cozy, would make a great gift for several different people.

  392. Tammy says:

    Another wonderful post……..I have found gifts to make for my 15 year old son, my husband, my daughters and their friends……thank you so much!!

  393. Stephanie says:

    the nintendo stencil is a blast from the past! i think i will make myself one…

  394. The wall organizer is so cool! My oldest just received her first laptop for her birthday and the laptop cozy will be the perfect gift for her sisters to make her for Christmas.

  395. Amanda says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book. Thanks!

  396. Celeste says:

    Wow–a bean bag chair! I might make one for my college-aged younger brother…and then for my two toddlers!

  397. Lisa G. says:

    Laptop cozy is now on the to-do list! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  398. Heather B says:

    Great ideas for almost anyone! Thanks again.

  399. christa says:

    I really like the bean bag chair idea. It’s great for college students as well as the tween girls I Christmas craft for.

  400. susan says:

    love the stencil — thanks for the link!

  401. Sarah W. says:

    I am loving all the sewing ideas but now I find myself scrolling down to find another goodie to bake. My house smells so yummy! Thank you SMS!

  402. Jenni says:

    that bag is great!

  403. Tracey says:

    I would love to win this book! Thank you for all the great gift ideas!

  404. Leslie says:

    I love that classically trained stensil. Oh memories!

  405. Trina says:

    Love them all!

  406. Kara says:

    any sort of baked goods are always a welcome gift for a college student. my dad used to send me his recent concoctions of cookies and I always loved getting a package in the mail!

  407. Tammy says:

    Perfect! I have four siblings in college right now, I’m sure they’d be thrilled with one of these gifts!

  408. love that cozy and the wall pockets and I have to try those cookies!

  409. Karen H says:

    Love the bean bag chair ! No college students here (YET!) but we’re getting close. :O

  410. Lisa says:

    My 4-year-old would so love that bean bag chair. Santa might just have to make him one.

  411. Paula Lemos says:

    I love your blog and the great tutorials you give us. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Best, Paula

  412. Jessy Roos says:

    So, my mom isn’t exactly a college student, but she is a vegan and that recipe for the Vegan White Chocolate Lime cookies caught my eye! Thanks for another great day of inspiration!

  413. Natalie says:

    Propped up in a bean bag chair, with some of those cookies could be real nice… except for papers and finals!

  414. Rebecca says:

    great ideas today! and I hope I get that book πŸ™‚

  415. Shawn says:

    Wow! I have been looking for a bean bag tutorial! Thanks!

  416. Southern Gal says:

    Oh, how I want this book!! I’ve been eyeballing it since you first featured it.
    I’m going to make the sling bag for my college aged daughter. She’ll love it!

  417. Sara G says:

    Oh how I would love to add that book to my collection! Great wall organizer idea too!

  418. Marilyn says:

    I love the Margaret sling bag! can’t wait to get started.

  419. Joy says:

    Oh, I just took my very 1st sewing classes last week and I would LOVE this book!

  420. Lisa says:

    My sons room could really use a bean bag chair. I can’t tell how big that one is, but it sure is cute and the instructions looks easy.

  421. Lynn says:

    Wow, those look fantastic. I have a cousin who is in college, and I think I might try one of these for her! The book looks great too!

  422. Michelle says:

    I love bags, so I’ll check out the sling bag. And I’d love to win that book!

  423. Melanie O. says:

    Great ideas – thanks for all the wonderful posts and giveaways!

  424. Carolyn says:

    Love the bag pattern! One can never have too many bags…
    And I’d love to win the book. Fingers crossed!

  425. Margie says:

    Oh I can’t wait to make a Margaret bag!! Thank you for the wonderful ideas!!

  426. Lorene says:

    These are great! I love the nintendo shirt.

  427. These are great! I love the Nintendo controller shirt.

  428. Sue says:

    The Margaret Sling Bag is perfect for my niece.

  429. britt says:

    I love the stencil I may have to add that to a tote bag

  430. Whistlepea says:

    I love Anna Maria Horner!

  431. catherine says:

    I love these ideas for my college-aged cousins!

  432. MommytoAva says:

    laptop cozy for techie brother (who’s too careless to protect the only thing that guarantees him work)…check!
    perfect logo tee for rockstar hubby (who lives in jeans & tees when not on stage)…check!
    cushy bean bag chair for toddler (so i can reclaim snuggle time with daddy on the couch)…check!
    simple, but roomy sling for sister-who’s-a-new-mommy (who would rather not take the diaper bag into the store)…check!
    thanks for more great ideas!

  433. Clara says:

    I keep meaning to make a bag to replace my summer bag. This sling bag may be it.

  434. shaina says:

    Very cute stuff!! A homemade bean bag chair….never woulda thought!
    I love chocolate lime cookies!!

  435. LOVE the beanbag chair!!

  436. Stephanie says:

    Your resources and recipes today are fabulous! When I’m finished with my Christmas sewing (mostly from your blog!) I’m going to make the Margaret sling bag as my reward to myself. πŸ™‚

  437. Kendall says:

    There are so many ideas here that will work for my younger sister. Thanks!

  438. Judy says:

    Love the T-shirt! Very cute.

  439. Cathy says:

    The t-shirt is great.

  440. Amy says:

    Cool stencil idea!

  441. debra says:

    I downloaded the sling pattern to make for a gift for a friend. It is so classic yet edgy too.
    The bean bag has the cutest fabrics!

  442. Alyssa says:

    Oh these are perfect ideas! Even though I graduate in December, I’m still technically in college. The laptop cozy is going to be for me though! I love the album cover idea, although I would like to keep all of my albums in their covers-I’ll have to go flea market shopping for fun, empty ones.

  443. Andi says:

    So many great ideas, and not just for college students! I am defintiely going to make some of the cookies too!

  444. Julia says:

    Love the bean bag chair…I do child care and that would be perfect for my kiddos to give them soft places to cuddle up with a book.

  445. Julie says:

    As a person who has recently lived in the dorms, the wall organizers would be amazing! Bean bag chair not so much… too little room! But somebody in an apartment or house would really love it! Custom tees are amazing too!!

  446. Hannah says:

    I love that bean bag chair… hmmm I think I could squeeze one into my studio,.. some where. hahah. I am loving these tutorials! So many wonderful ideas from wonderful people!

  447. CodeCrafter says:

    So many good things today! I love the sling bag, the laptop cozy and the bean bag chair!

  448. annette says:

    Love those album cover pockets… add art and function to the walls and recycle too!

  449. Kimberly says:

    I LOVE the Nintendo shirt. I’m no college student, but I’d wear that. : )

  450. Alison says:

    What a fabulous book!

  451. Robyn says:

    That bag is defniitely on my to make list…. and I can think of a few big kids on my list who would really appreciate the nintendo stencil on something! Thanks for the great ideas!!

  452. Stephie says:

    Perfect! I have been looking for a laptop cover for my art major daughter! Cannot wait to get started on it

  453. Kathy says:

    Oh, I’m liking the sling bag… Now no one will know that I didn’t finish college!

  454. JoonToons says:

    the album cover idea is soooooooo neat! i’ll have to make some for husband and i. we’re in bad need of organizing tools and well, it’ll give me a great excuse to go buy my favorite record store. πŸ˜‰

  455. Christina says:

    that bean bag chair would be perfect for my brother who is in college!! thank you!!

  456. Julia says:

    Ooooooh, please count me in!!!!! I love Anna Maria’s designs & I couldn’t get the book in my area yet ;(.
    Thanks for giving the link to the notebook cover tutorial – again a perfect gift {phew, but I think that have to wait a little while…}
    Cheers, Julia

  457. Bunny says:

    Yet another excellent list of gift ideas! Thanks so much. xox πŸ™‚

  458. Doris says:

    I love these ideas! You guys are awesome!

  459. Kristine says:

    The sling bag is cute!

  460. Alissa says:

    Oh I’m so excited to try that Oh, Fransson pattern!

  461. Marguerite says:

    Making the Margaret bag for my oh-so-fashionable, don’t want anything that looks homemade, college-age cousins. I’m hoping they’ll love it!

  462. nettie says:

    ooohh…i really want this book.

  463. Samantha S. says:

    OOH! I’ve been debating about what type of “movie” chair to make for my son…. the bean bag will be perfect!

  464. yvonne says:

    my kids might be in need of that bean bag chair!

  465. Audrey says:

    These are great! I am definitely making the “classically trained” t-shirt for my brother and for my brother-in-law. Very cool! I am going to make the margaret bag for me and my sil, and maybe my mom too! I was looking at the pattern last night, and here it is today!

  466. Megan says:

    I really like the laptop cozy and nintendo t shirt, it’s totally my age group! And the giveaway looks pretty awesome too!

  467. catarina says:

    I love the sling bag and the laptop cover.

  468. Sarah says:

    wow– lots of cool ideas today! Forget about the college students!– I think I need a Margaret sling bag and an album cover wall organizer for myself!!

  469. Jeannette says:

    What great tutorials!!!

  470. jill m says:

    Five kids?! How does Anna Maria Horner do it? Laundry, legos, lunches…I can barely keep my head above water! My sewing comes in snippets of time approx. 2 minutes in length!

  471. Paula says:

    Ok, seriously, why am I the first to comment on all the posts I want to win?!?! πŸ™‚ LOL!!! Thanks so much for doing the 30 days again. I have been telling EVERYONE!!! πŸ™‚

  472. georgia says:

    Awesome! Off to the thrift store to buy album covers now!

  473. Somer says:

    Great ideas. I don’t at the moment have any college age friends or family, but I know many those ideas will work for. Thanks again.

  474. So many great ideas today! I love the bean bag chair – plan on making one for my daughter!

  475. Shelly says:

    I love the sling bag!

  476. Brenda says:

    Love the bean bag chair! And I would so love to win the book! I’m borrowing it from the library right now and have marked all the projects I want to make — and most of the pages are marked…so I’d love to have my own book!

  477. Alisa says:

    Another bunch of really neat tutorials! I like that some are really quick ideas like the album cover wall organizer. I recently discovered the Margaret Sling Bag and it looks like a really great one to try.

  478. Tara says:

    Oh, I just LOVE that bean bag chair! How fabulous would it be in some of Anna Marie’s bright fabric?

  479. Julia in MI says:

    I love all your ideas today. The ones I will probably make are the wall organizer and the bean bag. I would love to win this book. Thanks!

  480. marie says:

    I had my eye on that pattern on Oh Frassan…definitely making it…AND keeping it!!! (hey-i was once a college student..that counts, right?)

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