November 23 ~ Gifts for Fit Friends

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Do you have someone on your list who loves yoga? Is there someone you know who can’t miss a gym day? Are there friends and family members with fitness goals for the year ahead? Today we have a nice selection of gifts for Fit Friends.

Make It

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Anna Maria Horner’s Tote-able Towel Tutorial is perfect for the gym or pool.
spacer Double Knit Ski Cap
This Double Knit Ski Cap Pattern is from Alison at the blue blog patterns. It would be just right for skiing or for runners in cold climates (and it’s reversible!).
spacer Yoga Mat Bag
Meream from Bored & Crafty has an easy Yoga Mat Bag Tutorial for you (which she finished the night she skipped yoga class!).
spacer Drawstring Backpack
Download the PDF Drawstring Backpack Tutorial from Kirsty at kootoyoo and make a few for friends on the go.

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:

Lara’s choice Kristin’s choice Beth’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Tea from Tea For All Reasons
Tea For All Reasons sells a huge selection of quality teas, just right for a number of people on your holiday list. They currently offer a large variety of holiday blends too!

Mix It

spacer Peanut Ginger Squares (Homemade Energy Bars)
Jen posted this Peanut Ginger Squares Recipe the day after completing her first triathlon; she knows her energy bars! Whip up a batch for your energetic, fit friends.

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Win It

If you have a little girl in your life, you’ll really enjoy making these garments. The styles are super fun and allow you to get creative with fabric. Stop by the shop to see these and other Pink Fig patterns. Visit the Pink Fig blog to read more about the patterns and check out Chelsea’s excellent gathering and shirring tutorials. Comment below for your chance to win both patterns. The winner will be announced Friday. See the list of other prizes we’ll give away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
22 ~ Eco-conscious
21 ~ Holidays at Home
20 ~ Gift Exchange
19 ~ Grandparents
18 ~ College Students
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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270 Responses to November 23 ~ Gifts for Fit Friends

  1. gosha03 says:

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  2. lesley says:

    i have three little girls in my life and these patterns would make my month! lesley

  3. Robyn says:

    i think all of these are pretty nifty! i made drawstring backpack one time without a pattern when i was first learning to sew. it was cute if you didn’t study it. oh… and that roll up towel- handy!

  4. emily says:

    love the bag tutes

  5. summerdae says:


  6. Bronwyn says:

    Hubbie and I are starting to do the fitness thing – great change in our lives is making us feel really good – thanks for all your suggestions and links! Great kid’s patterns too!

  7. Jocelyn says:

    Love the totable towel!

  8. Liz says:

    Those patterns are just too cute!

  9. Michelle F says:

    This post reminds me that I promised to make a yoga mat bag for a friend’s boyfriend! I love the one you featured!!

  10. Brookiej says:

    I’m going to make my daughter the drawstring bag to tote all her ballet stuff in…thanks!

  11. Hannah says:

    Cute yoga bag!

  12. Lalli says:

    Love all the ideas.

  13. Tara says:

    Those little girl skirts are gorgeous!!

  14. jenn says:

    I love the ginger bar recipe and the tea yum!!
    Love the patterns and the great tut’s. Thank you for all you do!

  15. Limor says:

    More cute patterns!

  16. Shannon says:

    the back pack would be awesome for anyone!

  17. Katie says:

    Homemade energy bars? I’m going to have to look into that one!

  18. Jodie says:

    Those patterns are so cute! I’d like to enter the drawing! I think I may attempt that drawstring bag – that’s SUCH a perfect size. Thank you for the tutorial!

  19. Ashley says:

    I love the drawstring backpack!!! Maybe I will make it for my Mom…

  20. Sarah says:

    I love the yoga mat bag, I think I will be making one of those for me πŸ˜‰

  21. Amy says:

    all these tutorials are fun!

  22. Marie says:

    thanks for a really great, yet super simple idea- the fabric back pack!

  23. Jess says:

    Great patterns for little girl clothes! This is just what I need to make something really special for my little one..

  24. Leslie says:

    The drawsting bag is awesome, would be great for kids as well!

  25. Rebecca S says:

    Love the towel holder! Actually, I’m adding all of these projects to my to-do list!

  26. Karen H says:

    I’d love to win the patterns! So cute.

  27. kathy h. says:

    great ideas!

  28. Caitlin says:

    I love these ideas, and that recipe looks delicious!

  29. Heidi says:

    I love the towel bag

  30. Angie H says:

    I really love those patterns. I have gotten so many great ideas from this wonderful blog!

    Thank you so much…Angie H

  31. Rebecca says:

    Who wouldn’t want to be seen with a girl in one of these cute outfits?

    Love them!

  32. Amber says:

    That drawstring bag would be great for everyone on my Christmas list!

  33. i really appreciate all the wonderful handmade ideas you are posting for us!

  34. whitney says:

    Can’t wait to try those energy bars!!

  35. Melissa D. says:

    Wow, these are some awesome ideas, and I can’t wait to try the ginger bars!

  36. kelli says:

    OH, those bars look so yummy!

  37. Meg K says:

    Love the Beautiful Yoga Bag!

  38. Genevieve says:

    That yoga mat bag is great and could eaily be made for either gender. I think I could get some cool “guy” fabric and make one for my husband. I was having a hard time for something homemade for him so thanks!

  39. Nani says:

    I’d make good use of the patterns. I’ve got two little girls that are growing like WEEDS!!!

  40. Mary Ann Murray says:

    Besides quilting , I’m busy sewing for my 2 little granddaughters. I love your Pink Fig patterns and the wonderful fabrics you use. You have so many wonderful ideas.

  41. Megan says:

    Love the yoga bag and towel tote. The pictures are just adorable too! Thanks for the help with fit friends!

  42. Betsy M says:

    My hubby is going to love those bars!!

  43. Jenn S says:

    I’m definately making that mat bag.

  44. pam says:

    will be making the toteable towel for me and the yoga mat bag for my daughter.

  45. Shannon says:

    Thanks for finding all these great tutorials. I have so much fun gathering ideas!

  46. jill m says:

    Drawstring back pack…check. Knit hat….check. Pink fig patterns…check. Completed “want’ list…check.

  47. Carey says:

    I can’t believe how many projects this site has inspired me to make. Can you start giving away more hours in the day?

  48. Kate says:

    I love my yoga mat bag. I added a front cell phone/money pocket and key ring on the inside. It’s perfect!

  49. Lindsay says:

    I love the fabric combo on that totable towel.

  50. Steph Wehrman says:

    I can’t wait to browse through the store to find fabric for these projects!

  51. Melinda says:

    I love the drawstring bag tute! Perfect for my preschoolers!

  52. Hannah says:

    The hubby will love the double knit hat!

  53. joy newman says:

    love the yoga bag!

  54. Sara R. says:

    Oh, I love those patterns!

  55. Crystal says:

    I love the tote-able towel!

  56. the pink fig patterns are adorable!!

  57. Samantha says:

    Thanks again for the great tutorials!

  58. sefchen says:

    What a great towel tote. It would also work for the kid’s blanket for school.

  59. Mamasoo says:

    Yay! Your timing is impeccable! I need to make 2 yoga bags for my friends! Love the material, too!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  60. Betsy says:

    I want to make those skirts!

  61. Deborah says:

    Love the yoga bag and the story about when it was finished.

  62. Lil' d says:

    Come on – I have no chance of knitting that hat before Christmas. I’m bookmarking it for next year, mind.

  63. Water Works says:

    I love anything Anna Maria Horner does, so those towels are divine. I also like the yoga mat bag. I need to make one for myself! From Santa, of course!

  64. Tiffany says:

    As usual I love it all!

  65. Rachel says:

    I like that yoga bag.

  66. Carrie says:

    How fun are all of those!

  67. Yolanda says:

    I need a daughter in the worse way looking at those patterns.

  68. Tricia says:

    I love clothes that let little girls be little girls!

  69. Ashley Ann says:

    Great ideas!

  70. Elle Doughty says:

    Great fabric choices today – and homemade energy bars – yum! My son will love these since he’s the peanut butter kid πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing

  71. anja says:

    the yoga mat bag is gorgeous, and the patterns are very sweet.

  72. Kirsten says:

    Thanks for the tea link (and subsequent gift idea for my dad) and the yoga mat bag tut. My daughter brought my yoga mat out from hiding this morning…a sign perhaps?

  73. erin says:

    The totable towel is super cute. Great fabric!

  74. Now I need gifts for the couch potato.

  75. britt says:

    I am not a huge fan of peanut based food, but I might be able to replace peanuts with something else delicious… cashews maybe?

  76. Christie says:

    I was just looking for a drawstring tote – thanks!

  77. Aison says:

    Great crafting ideas for the active folks in your life! (Thanks for including my pattern too.)

  78. Saralyn says:

    Great ideas again! Bravo!

  79. ran says:

    Really lovely fabrics. I must go shop in ‘the fabric shop’!

  80. Laura says:

    Love the energy bar recipe–I have a friend who runs marathons, perhaps he would like those!

  81. ellen says:

    The toteable towel is great.

  82. Stacey says:

    I love the idea of a homemade Christmas. Thanks for the great ideas and opportunity to win adorable patterns!

  83. Mama K says:

    My brother is really into weight lifting. I might try some of those energy bars for him for xmas!

  84. Kelly says:

    What a treasure trove of gift ideas. You rock!
    Oh, and I hope to win the fabulous patterns!

  85. Jessica says:

    Off to make the drawstring bags!

  86. Shannon Reed says:

    I agree with lots of people above. That toteable towel is cute, and perfect for me and my gym-going friends.

  87. Jess B says:

    I just LOVE those patterns—makes me almost wish I had a girl of my own. I would put them to use for nieces and friends, for sure!!

  88. Jennifer Probasco says:

    I’ll have to try the yoga bag and I have been wanting to get the pink fig patterns for a while now. You guys are awesome!

  89. carmen says:

    I love the yoga bag idea, might make one for myself. I love the patterns, so adorable.

  90. Kimberly says:

    I love the yoga bag, now if I only knew some one who actually did yoga… πŸ™‚

  91. Michelle says:

    The pink fig patterns are so cute……and I think I might try to make some of those toteable towels for summer swimming lessons next year. πŸ™‚

  92. Page says:

    Pink Fig is too cute! Thank you for introducing this designer to us. I have 2 girls so I hope I win something too! (:

  93. Joy says:

    I like the towel tote! I love the little girls clothing patterns!

  94. Jessica says:

    I need that pattern!!!!

  95. Nicolle says:

    I love your choices of fabrics. I’d love, love, love to win those patterns!!

  96. Sara says:

    So many ideas…so little time…

  97. Natalie says:

    Great suggestions. Love the yoga mat bag and the peanut butter energy bars. The patterns are great too. Woohoo fun stuff.

  98. Valerie B says:

    That backpack has my niece’s name all over it!

  99. Jill C. says:

    oh dear…… so many good ideas, so little time- I can’t get anything done for reading your blog! Perhaps winning your blog candy would give me the incentive to get up and actually accomplish all the nifty things I have on my to do list! Thanks for the great ideas and tutorials!

  100. Lisa says:

    Like that towel tote. It would be great when I take my squirmy preschooler to the pool.

  101. MelissaB says:

    The drawstring pack would be great for lots of things.

  102. Amy Bundy says:

    I don’t have little girls of my own – just boys πŸ™ . BUT I have a new niece on the way! Woo hoo!

  103. Melissa says:

    Yum! Peanut and Ginger…

  104. Libby says:

    Really cute patterns and I’ll definitely have to make a yoga bag.

  105. Stacey says:

    Love this designer’s patterns! So super cute!

  106. Michelle says:

    I’ve made that little backpack in all sorts of fabrics – it’s the perfect bag to organize…one bag per kid per activity, and all the equipment is stored in that bag. Great for when you have several kids, each on a soccer team, and one in dance, and one in afterschool clubs…
    And I’m now obsessed with Portabellopixie and Pink Fig patterns – super cute for my girlie-girl daughter!

  107. Josiane says:

    A tote-able towel is a really neat idea! And I’m bookmarking these Peanut Ginger Squares, I’m sure that’s a recipe that’ll come in handy!

  108. mrs. H. says:

    I made the double knit ski hat for my hubby this year. Great for jogging on cold mornings!

  109. Courtney says:

    I would love to win those patterns for my baby girl!

  110. Christine says:

    What great gift ideas! I’d actually like a few of those for myself though! πŸ™‚

  111. I love her patterns! They are so sweet, my four year old loves these dresses!

  112. Michelle says:

    Oh, I love these ideas! And the win item is too cute!

  113. brooke says:

    great ideas

  114. Oh, man, I’ve been dying to try those little girl patterns on my two-year old.

  115. lorchick says:

    Man… fitness… how do i love/hate thee… I want a Wii Fit for christmas. My mom lost 20 pounds in two months with the stinkin’ thing! How ridiculous is that, on so many levels. And unfair… my mom is skinnier than me now. Sunuvabitch.
    Lets do a Gifts For Fat Friends, a good corset is in order for me, LOL.
    I think I’ll make that towel holder for my neice, how cute would that be for her swimming lessons!

  116. Shelly says:

    The Tote-able Towels are such a great idea.

  117. Vanessa says:


  118. Rebecca* says:

    I can’t believe how adorable those patterns are! I love the fabrics used, too =) I hope I win!!!

  119. Jayme L says:

    The Pink Fig patterns look adorable!

  120. Lynne in NC says:

    Been away for two days, but love today’s ideas as well.
    The drawstring backpack tute is fabulous. Thanks!

  121. Karie says:

    I totally have to make that yoga bag, I have a yoga class next semester at school…

  122. Tricia says:

    cute patterns, count us in.

    is there any recipe for how to lose these holiday lbs I may gain πŸ™

  123. Rane says:

    I love the little back pack. I think I will make these for my kids!

  124. Julie says:

    I love the totable towel.

  125. Joy says:

    The tote-able towel will be a fun gift to give! Thanks!

  126. Ginny says:

    Love the patterns!! My daughters or son would dig that backpack πŸ™‚

  127. Sarah says:

    thanks for the link to “tea for all reasons”… checking that out right away. love those new pink fig patterns!

  128. Southern Gal says:

    Yay for fitness friends!
    Love the patterns.

  129. I love Kristen’s choice for fabric, oh so lovely.

  130. Emilee says:

    I love that yoga mat bag. I might just start going to yoga class–just to carry a bag like that.

  131. Jacqui says:

    I love, love, love those pink fig patterns. I’m going to make some for my little miss whose currently only 7 mths old. Those peanut ginger squres look delishious, I wil be making these tonight, thank-you.

  132. Andrea says:

    Those patterns are adorable! Perfect for my two little girls.

  133. Kelley says:

    those little patterns are too cute!

  134. Rebecca says:

    I love those Pink Fig patterns – so sweet!

  135. nanann says:

    I need to make some drawstring bags for toy storage actually — thanks for the tutorial!

  136. Rachel says:

    Gifts for Fit Friends?? You gals think of EVERYTHING don’t you! This is great…I have a craft “To do List” that is a mile long…Now I just need to prioritize it.

  137. Jenn M says:

    The yoga mat bag tutorial is great!

  138. Sara D. says:

    Great ideas!

  139. Mary says:

    Thank you for the lists; I’ve gotten many ideas. And the patterns are too cute!

  140. Janellybelly says:

    The drawstring backpack, made out of vintage material, looks fantastic.

  141. Tammy says:

    sew many projects, sew little time………..

  142. Kathy says:

    My daughter just made a yoga bag for her roommate. Don’t know what pattern she used, but I love this one! πŸ™‚

  143. wow! that double knit ski hat is really cool! i wonder if i could whip a couple up before christmas…

  144. Jonatha says:

    I have 4 daughters which means I would absolutely love to win these patterns! They would obviously get plenty of use around here πŸ™‚


  145. Lisa says:

    I was looking at the little girl clothes and they look like something that wouldn’t be hard to make… It’s been many many years since I made kids clothes…
    The drawstring bag looks easy to do…

  146. Sarah S says:

    Great ideas! Thank so much.

  147. Shellie says:

    thank you so much for all these amazing tutorials….I have way too many projects to choose from now!

  148. Jan says:

    The peanut ginger squares sound delicious. Thanks for all the cooking and sewing ideas for the holidays.

  149. Deanne says:

    The double knit hat looks like a good project to practice double knitting – which would be a new skill for me. I think I would want to start on a child’s sized ski hat!

  150. great ideas! the tea looks so yummy

  151. alisha says:

    I love the fabric suggestions today!

  152. Jerri says:

    Thanks for sharing that easy pillowcase idea! I love the girly skirt patterns too!

  153. Alicia says:

    I can just imagine all of the hangers I’d need for my daughter’s closet with those patterns in my stash. I LOVE them!

  154. shannoxx says:

    ooooo… great tea selections

  155. Dawn says:

    That backpack is so cute! I just love the yellow palette…I want that fabric!

  156. Sarah L says:

    I think both my boy are going to get a toteable towel, its perfect for our summer!!!

  157. Anne says:

    I bought towels a few months ago to make the toteable towels … such a good idea

  158. amy says:

    Today’s fabric choices are great! Like anything toteable!

  159. Kelli says:

    Love Kristin’s fabric choice, love the ski cap, love the pink fig giveaways…LOVE HANDMADE HOLIDAYS…LOVE SEW MAMA SEW!!!!

  160. JenO says:

    I’d love to make the skirts for my niece!

  161. JenO says:

    I’d love to make the skirts for my niece!

  162. Laine Odle says:

    the yoga bag is fabulous!! Love it!

  163. Sherri S. says:

    I’ve been meaning to make a yoga mat carrier for some time–cute one here! And the little backpacks are perfect for little ones, no?

  164. Shawn says:

    Those patterns are gorgeous. I would love to sew them for my little girl!

  165. Shawna says:

    The yoga bag is great! The patterns are super cute.

  166. Shellyfish says:

    These are some amazing ideas! I love it!

  167. missknitta says:

    Bookmarking the double-knit cap right now…. πŸ™‚

  168. Kristi says:

    The toteable towel look just like the right thing that I need. Thanks

  169. Sandy H. says:

    Love the fabric choices today and am drooling over the Pink Fig patterns.

    Sandy in NJ

  170. Ani Hudson says:

    The Tote-able Towel is perfect for several of my gym oriented pals and the Drawstring Backpack I can see being ideal for some of the children in our family who have dance class – make it with dance motif fabric or maybe design an applique?? Off to the drawing board! Thanks once again for all these wonderful gift ideas, I really really appreciate your time and generosity!! Ani

  171. Mera says:

    This is right up my alley… I definately need to make the towel and yoga mat bag, I love that fabric too. My world is centered around yoga and dance classes, teaching, and other teachers so this is really great! If not for the holidays I will definately do it afterwards.

  172. Junglewife says:

    Lovin’ all the ideas!!!

  173. Erin says:

    The back pack will be so handy for kids running off to different sports – thanks!

  174. jen says:

    love the towel holder

  175. Anne says:

    Awesome towel tote – love all these ideas – they are wonderful.

  176. Rebecka says:

    I think I have to make those peanut cookies…

  177. debra says:

    Love the yoga mat bag! I love Pink Fig patterns. The Claire is my favorite!

  178. Emily S says:

    Love the fabric used in the yoga mat bag!

  179. Shelley says:

    Another great day of awesome ideas!

  180. Tammy :) says:

    The totable towel is really cool!

  181. Kacy says:

    This is a fun category. The tote for towel is a neat idea. Would be perfect for the pool or even a picnic!

  182. Christina says:

    my Sister in law just moved to Hawaii that towel will be perfect as a gift for her!!

  183. Bonnie says:

    I think I am going to make a ‘to me, from me’ gift – the yoga mat bag! yay! I love it. Those energy bars sound good too.

  184. Debbie says:

    There have been so many great, creative ideas for gifts over thepast few weeks,. Thank you for putting all of this together. What a great resource! Those adorable patterns would compliment my little grandaughters personality, bright, bubbly and full of fun.

  185. Erin says:

    I absolutely love the toteable towel! I wanted to make them this summer for my family’s trip to the beach but ran out of time! Maybe for the coming summer…

  186. karissa says:

    The peanut ginger squares look sooo good!

  187. Baba says:

    These look adorable and I would love to make them for my grand-daughters.

  188. deliarose says:

    Those new pink fig patterns look great! I just bought the cute dress pattern Lydia & am going to try my hand at shirring for my 3 gals. My daughter Lydia, who is 2, is excited to have a dress with her name! Adorable.

  189. Tammy Wittig says:

    That towel looks really neat, and the drawstring bag!

  190. Sonya says:

    those patterns are beautiful!
    I’ll have to check them out…

  191. Stacy says:

    Love the towel idea. Thanks!

  192. Christina says:

    I know a few men that are getting double-knit ski caps for Christmas this year…

  193. MegVS says:

    Those Pink Fig patterns are adorable!

  194. Paige says:

    The yoga mat bag is a great idea. I might attempt that one!

  195. sonja says:

    Oooh I love the tote-able towel idea…such a cute christmas present – especially for us where it’s hot christmas time

  196. Pamela says:

    I was just thinking about making a drawstring backpack this morning! How timely this pattern is! Thank you!

  197. Alimo says:

    love the little backpack: I could never find a use for one until my dd needed to carry her lunch for a whole field trip: this would be perfect!

  198. Beth G. says:

    I love Beth’s fabric pick! Wonder who could use a drawstring bag ?????

  199. Yetta says:

    OMG, thoes outfits are so so precious! Thanks for introducing this designer to me.

  200. Toebi R says:

    The tote is great, and I think the yoga mat bag is so cute.

  201. Sarah S. says:

    I love the recipe for energy bars – I’m always looking for a healthy energy snack for my family!

  202. Christy says:

    I love all the ideas! Thank you!

  203. Avlor says:

    I’m bookmarking that totable towel for this summer!

  204. Amy says:

    I wish I knew how to knit so I could make a hat like that! πŸ™

  205. betsy says:

    as usual great ideas

  206. Teresa says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a drawstring bag for my son!

  207. April says:

    I just started a prenatal Yoga at the gym. If I keep it up I’ll get myself a mat and make this tote. And I would LOVE these patterns for my three girls!

  208. Bunny says:

    Hmm, that yoga mat bag might make a nice gift for my cousin.

    I will surely be making those peanut ginger squares! Yum!

  209. Alice S says:

    I’m not familiar with Pink Fig patterns but I need to check them out. The patchwork skirts are adorable. I would love to win the patterns.

  210. Michelle says:

    The Tote-able towel would be so perfect for all my friends in water aerobics… thanks! And I’m going to have to check out the link for that beautiful tea, too.

  211. Jessy Roos says:

    Mmmm…the recipe for the Peanut Ginger energy bars looks great!

  212. Michele says:

    The tote-able towl is great!

  213. Samantha says:

    A friend is giving me a yoga class for Christmas. Maybe she needs a mat bag for her gift. πŸ™‚

  214. min says:

    I’ve been looking for a drawsting backpack tute. Yay!

  215. karen says:

    I love the drawstring back pack…. my kids would love them!

  216. Katie Mitchell says:

    Love the ideas today!! I plan to make the energy bars today. I’m always looking for a great snack idea.

  217. SarahB says:

    Those little Pink Fig skirts are just adorable!

  218. JoonToons says:

    peanut ginger bars??? where were those all through this pregnancy? going to the store first thing in the morning to make a big batch of those. yuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm…. πŸ™‚

  219. Alana Jo says:

    Ive made several of those drawstring bags. They are great.

  220. Lorene says:

    The tote-able towel is a great idea! My kids will love those.

  221. Nichole says:

    Wow, love to win these patterns!

  222. Dawn says:

    Once again – great ideas!! Thank you! (and I love the Pink Fig patterns!)

  223. Robyn says:

    So many good ideas… and I love the fabric choices today!!

  224. Julia in MI says:

    I would like to make the toteable towel. What great idesa again. Those patterns are beautiful too.

  225. Grand dad says:

    Mmm Mmm Peanut Ginger squares sound very tasty.

  226. Julie says:

    Oh my goodness, those skirts are ADORABLE. I am so gathering-phobic, I must go check out the tutes. πŸ™‚

  227. wow, the toteable towel is cool!

  228. Karen says:

    Love the backpack tutorial- perfect for kids of any age!!! Would also love to make matching outfits with those patterns!

  229. Amber says:

    I love the drawstring backpack – it would be great to fill with a toy or two.
    And those Pink Fig patterns are so cute!! You guys are so great – keep up the great work!! And thank you – such great ideas for all of us!

  230. Julie says:

    I keep meaning to make those towels for the summer. Maybe I’ll get to it before next year. And those little girl patterns are adorable.

  231. stephanie says:

    (and I don’t mean that meanly…I would fit into the second category, though trying for the first.)

  232. B says:

    Those patterns would be perfect for my little lady. They are so darling and I’m always looking for things to sew her. Not that she needs more clothing.

  233. stephanie says:

    Will tomorrow feature gifts for fat friends? πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the awesome ideas!!

  234. Sonicka says:

    These are great! People who have sports and exercise hobbies are often so hard to shop for!

  235. Michelle says:

    I think I”m going to make that yoga mat bag for myself. Have you seen the prices of those things in the stores?? Outrageous!

  236. Victoria says:

    What cute patterns! I would love those for my little girls! Thanks so much for all the great ideas and giveaways!

  237. Heather B says:

    The Pink Fig patterns are too cute – and would make great gifts for my daughter & nieces.

  238. Jenny says:

    Peanut and ginger – yum!

  239. Celeste says:

    I have two marathon-running parents that I think would really appreciate the homemade energy bars–yum!

  240. Leah says:

    That patchwork skirt pattern is so great! I’d love it for my daughter. And I am making a yoga mat bag for myself πŸ™‚

  241. Aileen W says:

    the peanut ginger squares sound yummy AND really easy to make! i’ll have to try them out!

  242. julia says:

    Great stuff ! If it wasn’t pie-makin’ week at my house I think I’d make up a batch of those energy bars for school lunches.

  243. shaina says:

    Those are great ideas!

  244. Mary says:

    I love your choices of fabric today!

  245. amanda says:

    Wonderful ideas — especially the totable towel.

  246. Emily says:

    Great tutes!! Thanks

  247. Carol says:

    Does somebody know if yoga mats are all the same size? I would like to make the yoga mat bag for a friend. Yes, I am overweight and do not workout, so I do not anything about yoga mats. Thanks for your help.

  248. Rebecca says:

    I love the patterns for the giveaway! Enter me in the drawing!

  249. ulla fredriksson says:

    Great tote able towel.

    Good alternatives today.

  250. mary says:

    Thank you for taking the time to put this very helpful post together. It must have been a lot of hard work. I’ve already made a few of the ideas, and have a few more to go! Love it!

  251. Sarah says:

    Cute! love the drawstring backpack!

  252. Katie says:

    The toteable towel is great. Those energy bars look pretty good too. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win these patterns for my little girl, so fun!

  253. Natalie says:

    It’s simply uncanny… every time I think about trying to make this or that… I find a tutorial here! Wonderful. Thank you.

  254. Kristin says:

    I’m excited to try the homemade energy bar recipe.

  255. Deb says:

    Wonderful ideas – thanks so much!

  256. Jennifer N. says:

    I’m looking forward to trying the peanut ginger squares. We love to try to make our own energy bars – saves a few $$ for us around here. I’ll have to look more closely at the yoga mat carrier too. Thanks for all of the great ideas this year.

  257. craftytammie says:

    Wow, I’d love to win those patterns! There are several runners in my family, I may make some bars for stocking stuffers!

  258. Sarah AJ says:

    Love the Tote-able Towel!

  259. Gen says:

    Wow, I’ve never attempted shirring before, the tutorial looks great. I love the colorful fabrics & patterns.

  260. Laurie says:

    I love Chelsea’s patterns. I have a couple of the patterns already and have made my 2 year old granddaughter some darling clothes.
    Thanks for the super give away!

  261. Gail says:

    I love the blazer in the win it pattern! What an adorable look. Again thanks for all of the wonderful gift ideas.

  262. Jodie says:

    Oh that tote-able towel is fantastic!

  263. Terri says:

    Thanks for the fitness inspiration! Now I want some of these for my “fit self”. Now just to get fit! : )
    By the way, love the patterns! Hope I win! : )

  264. June B says:

    yum–those energy bars look great! And I really like the Yoga mat bag,too–and always love the new fabrics in your shop–soooo tempting!

  265. Heather says:

    Great ideas! The energy bar recipe sounds really good.

  266. Valerie W. says:

    Such great ideas once again. I am in love with the new Pink Fig Patterns and can’t wait for them to come in!! πŸ™‚

  267. Debra says:

    Oh my daughter needs a drawstring bag….thanks for sharing!! I love Lara’s choice in fabric, it’s very pretty.

  268. Katherine says:

    I love these patterns..they look like so much fun!!

  269. Margie says:

    I want to make toteable towels for the swimmers in my family. Love that!!
    Pink figs patterns are so adorable!!

  270. Tine says:

    Oh I adore the fabric Lara chose! That is so pretty!

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