Handmade gifts for little ones are some of the most treasured and lovely gifts to both give and receive. Give the babies and toddlers on your list something special!

Make It

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We know lots of little ones who would love this fun, soft toy. Ellen from thelongthread.com created this great Rocket Man Tutorial.
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Counting is more fun with Katherine’s Counting Bean Bag Tutorial from One Inch World.
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abunchakidsinc shares a Go Fish Tutorial incorporating a little sewing, a little fabric, magnets and some fun.
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Lara from thornberry has a great Baby Tag Blanket Tutorial.
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Alicia from Posie Gets Cozy has a beautiful crochet Tiramisu Blanket Pattern available as a PDF download.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Blankets for Baby, Dress the Kids, For Baby and Soft Toys & Games.

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:

Lauren’s choice Kristin’s choice Beth’s choice
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Buy It

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The Aurelia and Annalise shop has the cutest selection of baby shoes around, with great options for girls and boys. We love the Sebastians, the Helenas… We love them all.
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It’s hard to choose just one thing to feature from Hillary’s Wee Wonderfuls shop. Don’t miss her Mr. & Mrs. Gnome sewing pattern and look for a Christmas dream bubble embroidery series coming to the shop within days.

Mix It

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Caroline from Whipped shares a delicious Favorite Banana Bread Recipe, sure to be devoured by babies, toddlers and everyone else in the family!


Share It

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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 growing prize list to see some of the other great give-aways we’ll offer this month.

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