Move beyond the standard CD this year; we have some great ideas for your friends and family who love music.

Make It

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Meream from Bored and Crafty has a fun Guitar Bag Tutorial, full of lots of great details.
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Elemental Stitches shares an easy Fingerless Mitt Tutorial (very easy!) to keep hands warm and (string picking) fingers nimble.
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Solveig’s iPod Nano Pouch Tutorial from made by Petchy makes the perfect accompaniment to a music lover’s pod of choice (it could be easily adapted to fit other devices!).

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Tech Gifts.

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 Meg’s choice
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Buy It

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Silver Sparrow Designs can custom craft any quote or song lyric on their sterling silver, hand cut guitar picks. There’s also a wonderful selection of jewelry and more in the shop.
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Slow Shirts incorporates original drawings hand screened in small editions, for a great variety of tees, sweatshirts, prints and more. There are several designs perfect for the music lover on your list.

Mix It

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Nicole from Pinch My Salt has the perfect fall Pumpkin Spice Scones Recipe. Your music lover will undoubtedly enjoy them, and you will too!


Share It

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Win It

Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays

From the publisher:

Personalize your holiday gift giving with the fast and festive projects featured in this special issue from the editors of Step by Step Beads.

  • 24 of our favorite projects from Step by Step Beads, Step by Step Wire, Beadwork and Stringing magazines.
  • Check out the new designs just for Hanukkah
  • Special wire section offering designs in chain maille, copper coils and more.
  • Super easy and elegant earrings
  • Learn the basics needed to complete every project in the Bead by Bead feature.

Thanks to Interweave, you can win this fantastic magazine full of wonderful jewelry gift ideas. Give your sewing machine a break and make some earrings! Check out the Interweave site to learn more. Look for this issue on newstands.

The Lily Top Sewing Pattern

This pattern is a favorite with SMS customers. Stop by the shop to see this 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 Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays or the Lily Top pattern. The winners will be announced Friday. See the growing list of other prizes we’ll give away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.