November 1 ~ Wear

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We’re kicking off our third annual Handmade Holidays with Gifts to Wear. Brighten someone’s days with a really big and beautiful poppy boutonniere, make a tablecloth skirt for your best friend & greet 2010 with style only the right cuff can give… Let the gift-making begin!

Make It

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Kathleen from Grosgrain shows you how her Poppy Boutonnieres make the perfect accessories (adorn everything from silk pillows to a favorite sweater).
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We think our Ruffle Top from Rae is super-cute, easy and gives you really nice options, whether you select contrasting or complementary fabrics for the main pieces.
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A Scrappy Selvedge Bracelet from Steph at Stephalicious might be the perfect thing for someone on your holiday list…
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Julie from Joy’s Hope has an easy Bandana Dress Tutorial for all of the little girls on your list. She writes, “I also think that a little package of two bandanas, elastic, a spool ribbon and thread along with a little card for sewing lessons would be a wonderful gift. So many of my friends want to learn how to sew but are scared and something like that might just be the confidence they needed.”
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Our Ruffle Skirt by Emu is another easy project with high impact. This one works for girls and women!
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The Mama Chic Wrist Cuff from Jennifer at JCasa *handmade is fun to create in multiples!
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Vanessa from V and Co. has a fantastic Table Cloth Skirt Tutorial. She adds that table cloths often go on “major sales” so you can make some bargain skirts!

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Wrap Skirt Tutorial, Dress the Kids, Bandana Pants

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 Alissa’s choice Amy’s choice
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Buy It

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Janelle has some beautiful clothing in her BelleNoelle shop. We especially love this MiaBlue top! You can learn more about Janelle’s designs on her Sulking in Illinois blog.

Mix It

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Can’t you just picture yourself walking over to the neighbors, Pie in a Jar in hand all tied up with a cute little ribbon? It’s a fun holiday gift idea! Our Best Bites has a great step-by-step Pie in a Jar Recipe.

Print It

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Alex from Colliebox designed these free Handmade Holiday Gift Tags for you to download! Don’t miss the great selection of prints at Colliebox, including framed mini-prints ready (and perfect) for holiday gift giving!

Win It

Comment today to win this book. The winner will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Bridgett Artise and Jen Karetnick

(Potter Craft, $24.95, ISBN:978-0-307-40527-2 (0-307-40527-3))

From the Publisher:

Fashion designer Bridgett Artise believes in second chances—a philosophy that extends all the way to her clothing line, B. Artise Originals. Fashion gave her a second chance at happiness and success, and, in turn, she gives vintage garments that have lost their luster another chance at being fashionable. Mixing contemporary clothing with the best elements of a vintage piece—like the collar of a funky fifties housedress or the pockets of a seventies-style jacket—and piecing them back together in a whole new way, she creates one-of-a-kind garments that are both trend setting and timeless.An old-fashioned ruffled shirt with terrific buttons, plus an inexpensive tank top, can become a unique top. A poodle skirt and that so-last-year’s knee-length cardigan sweater can be turned into anything from a mini-poncho to a structured tube top. With fashions for every season, Born-Again Vintage contains patterns for:
  • Pants that pair perfectly with winter boots and a sweater dress that’s sexy and simple
  • A cropped jacket + sweater corset that are perfect for a flirty spring fling
  • Dresses + bags to keep summer easy and breezy
  • Pretty-in-a-blink dresses + accessories for a big night out
Born-Again Vintage updates the trends of fashion eras gone by and brings the unparalleled quality of vintage into a new age. Complete with a vintage shopping guide, handy style tips, and ideas for reinventing disused cast-offs, Born-Again Vintage is a must-have for vintage shoppers and sewers alike.

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

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420 Responses to November 1 ~ Wear

  1. Helene says:

    Wow! looks like a great book! would love to win this!

  2. Brookiej says:

    Golly…this is an awesome day. I have to get working on some goodies now!! πŸ™‚

  3. Wehaf says:

    That table cloth skirt is gorgeous!

  4. megelin says:

    pie in a jar? do want.

  5. alli b says:

    really wicked book. love the idea.

  6. jenifers says:

    what a giveaway! I would love this!!!

  7. rebecca says:

    The ruffle top looks like a great gift for me!

  8. Misty.Creek says:

    I’m stocking up on the handmade ideas for the holidays!

  9. Liz B says:

    Pie in a Jar! oh my awesome!

  10. Becky Jensen says:

    I am so inspired.

  11. perches says:

    Nice, I love the Ruffle Skirt. Thanks!

  12. alison says:

    I’ve tried out a few of these tutorials and they are great! Thanks so much for the cute gift tags.

  13. Hilary says:

    I love the ruffle top and I can’t wait to bank a bunch of those pies in a jar this weekend.

  14. Chelsea says:

    I’m thrilled to find all of these tutorials! I would also LOVE to win this book!

  15. Katie says:

    I’m so happy HH has begun again! I love poring over these projects! And tablecloths for skirt fabric – what a great idea!!

  16. Odd Dotty says:

    Love the poppies! Exactly what I need to do for a dull dress I have been wanting to enhance. Thanks!

  17. Natasha says:

    Yay! I’m so EXCITED!! for another round of handmade holidays…I wait all year for this!

  18. Kathryn says:

    what great ideas

  19. anna says:

    how fun! LOVE the handmade holidays.

  20. whitney says:

    Such lovely projects.

  21. Doris says:

    Always so many fun projects to try!

  22. Elizabeth says:

    That MiaBlue top is absolutely gorgeous! What great post to kick off Handmade holidays!

  23. Kerneknop says:

    Yay, for November full of ideas again….

  24. Beth says:

    I am really loving the pie in a jar. It’s making me hungry….

  25. Madeline says:

    Yeah! I am so excited to see what Handmade Holidays has instore for us this year! I have pulled so many ideas from the past two years for my handmade gifts this year.

  26. Heather says:

    This will be perfect for our women’s group at church. We will be delivering individual portions of meals for our homebound to store in their freezer. Individual pie portions in cute jars will be great too.

  27. Barb says:

    I am loving all the ideas. Can’t wait to get started.

  28. Jennifer says:

    oooh…the book looks like something i’d love to have and read and cherish.

    thanks for posting the tablecloth skirt. her idea is cool and the zipper tutorial is fantastic! i’m always afraid of regular zippers and stick with invisible ones.

  29. Heidi says:

    I love the bandana dress, I’m going to make this for every little I need to give gifts too. Plus a few for me daughter.

  30. Ariane says:

    I love all these tutorials. So many great ideas. Hmmmm…which one to do first.

  31. Megan says:

    Love the broach. Now I know what I’m “getting” my sister-in=law for Xmas.

  32. erin says:

    Oooooo!!! I am so excited! I have been looking forward to Handmade Holdiays for months!

  33. Judi B says:

    I love the concept and would love to win the book.

  34. Kerry says:

    I might have to try the ruffle top. πŸ™‚ I bought some nicer, 3/4 sleeve t-shirts and have been looking around at some tops to wear them under.

  35. Krystina says:

    Squeeee continues! The flowers are beautiful! Great idea for my sister.

  36. Donna B. says:

    Thanks for giving me the push to get started πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see it all……….

  37. Desiree says:

    Pie in a jar…. I have a feeling many people will be getting this for Christmas. How fun!

  38. Lauren says:

    The Pie in a jar is to die for! Perfect for someone like me… can’t wait to try it.

  39. Angela Pak says:

    I’m so glad to see that it’s trendy to refashion the clothes we already have. Count me in for the drawing!

  40. Amanda Huddleston says:

    Just added this site to my feeds list. So cool, thanks for all the ideas!

  41. Silvia says:

    The Handmade Holiday Gift tags are very nice! Thank you!!

  42. Silvia says:

    The handmade holiday gifts are very nice!! Thank you!!

  43. Christy says:

    I love the poppy boutonniere! So sophisticated. I’m in in love with the sweet guft tags too! Happy handmade holidays everybody! I love Sew Mama Sew!

  44. Christene says:

    Feeling bored with my wardrobe and thinking crafty/thrifty thoughts; that book would be the perfect accessory for my mood! Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Paige says:

    I love Handmade Holidays!!!

  46. Jody says:

    Pie in a jar!!! Eeek! How cute is that! And gift tags????!??!?!?! How fun!!!

  47. Paula says:

    Those little individual pies grabbed my attention! I’ve made cookies in a jar and would love give the pies a try! I’ll be checking for other ideas!

  48. lauren says:

    Wow! I just found your tutorials and blog! I love the pie in a jar and the bandana dress. So cute.

  49. naomig says:

    What a great collection of gifts to start off with… love it! The book sounds great!

  50. Rachel says:

    I am trying to handmake as many holiday gifts as I can this year. I love the thought of someone receiving a present I made just for them! I’m looking forward to seeing some more ideas!

  51. Tammy Miller says:

    I love the pie in a jar! Looking forward to seeing the interesting tutes you’ve come up with!

  52. Pam says:

    I know this will be a great month of wonderful projects!

  53. Debra says:

    So glad the Handmade Holiday’s is back….I love it!!
    Love the tablecloth skirt, I will be trying that one for sure.

  54. Magda says:

    The Pie in a jar is a great gift idea for the Grands as all three in our family live alone. Thank you.

  55. Serena says:

    I couldn’t pull it off, but the Poppy Boutonniere is so cute!

  56. Kristin says:

    What a great book! Adding to my wish list!

  57. Hilda says:

    can’t wait to see all the other handmade holiday ideas!

  58. Alisha says:

    I’m so excited about Handmade Holiday! I love the pie in a jar idea. And that ruffle top is still on my to-do list!

  59. Leesa says:

    Sew excited that handmade holiday’s is back.

  60. Sara says:

    I’ve been waiting all year for this – you have the BEST ideas for homemade holiday gifts. I’m so excited to get started on the bandana dress, the absolute perfect gift for my nieces!

  61. jessica says:

    This flower corsage is awesome. My house is going to look like it’s in full bloom

  62. Sarah says:

    Yay! Handmade Holidays is back!

  63. jenn says:

    Lovely ideas! I am really looking forward to this month!

  64. Kelly says:

    Will definitely be making Pie in a jar!

  65. Ticia says:

    What a fun book. I hope I win.

  66. Deb V says:

    I really like the skirts. I have made the pie in the jar recipe – they are good and they make a great gift.

  67. Emily BB says:

    what wonderful girfts for friends!

  68. Lisa says:

    Homemade gifts are my favorite kind!

  69. Its_Lily says:

    Really? Repurposing vintage? I’m so impressed by how other repurpose clothing, but it’s always seemed beyond my imagination and along comes your fabulous book. Thanks for sharing that.

  70. Rachel says:

    I just love the skirts in this post! And the book looks awesome too!

  71. Jennifer O. says:

    I have been meaning to make that spring ruffle shirt. I should really get around to doing that.

  72. Bethany says:

    fun book to win!

  73. anne says:

    I am in love with those little pies-in-a-jar! I think I know what my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner is going to be now!

  74. Tabitha says:

    Yeah, it’s handmade holidays–very excited! Thanks!

  75. I love th epie in a jar! And how sweet is the badanna dress? Such great ideas.

  76. Leslie says:

    Love all of this. I love vintage and I am born again…what more could fit me better!

  77. Alisa says:

    These are some great tutorials! But I am really impressed with the pie in a jar. What a totally great idea!

  78. shannon says:

    I’d love this book! My favorite things to make are gifts, thanks for the ideas!

  79. I am so excited for this. I love getting new ideas!

  80. Maeve Binder says:

    The poppy boutonniere is beautiful – definitely on my “must do” list. And the bandanna dress is another favorite – how adorable! This site is absolutely awesome! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  81. aSprinkling says:

    Yay! I finally got to leave a comment. I’m using IE now. I’m excited to see all the great ideas this month!!

  82. jackie says:

    cute ideas. i would love to win that book!

  83. Kathy says:

    In the past, November 1 always marked the beginning of the frantic headlong rush to the end of the year. Now it means the beginning of Handmade Holidays. Yay!! Thanks for all you do!

  84. Jessica C says:

    I can’t wait to get started on making some of these!

  85. Jennifer says:

    I love that pie in a jar, how fantastic! And I see a full bouquet of those poppies in my future as well. Thanks for such a lovely way to start November!

  86. Stacy says:

    So many wonderful ideas, this is going to be a great November!

  87. katie says:

    Those poppy boutonnieres could be fantastic modified for hair clips for my little girl and friends. Thanks for the inspiration!

  88. BrendaDe says:

    I’m so glad this is finally here! Love the bandana dress.

  89. Samantha says:

    What a cool book! I’ll have to look for it at the library or bookstore no matter what.

  90. Cassie Box says:

    Everything is so fabulous!! You make me want to start crafting!!!!
    Thank you!!! πŸ™‚

  91. Carrie says:

    That cute cuff is in my future for sure.

  92. Betsy M says:

    I love Sew Mamma Sew! What cute ideas.

  93. ktrn says:

    the wristcuffs are so fabulous!

  94. Vicki says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas. I can’t wait to see more!

  95. ChristineBolin says:

    Pie in a jar. How cute (and delicious)is that idea!

  96. Kate says:

    I regularly pop into your site for inspiration, I also loved the bandana dress.

  97. Mary Carole says:

    This book would make the Perfect Christmas gift for my younger sister. She would think that I was as cool as I keep telling her!! If it’s not my turn, I’ll keep trying! Thanks for the opportunity.

  98. Gretchen says:

    Great ideas! I’d sure love that Born Again Vintage book!

  99. Steph says:

    I’m so glad I found your website recently. I’m looking forward to seeing all the projects during the month of November! Thanks for all the inspiration and instruction.

    I love Christmas! I hope to make some gifts to give away this year.

  100. cynthia says:

    wow awesome ideas What a great give away. Thanks Cynthia

  101. Yetta says:

    Wow! I am inspired. Must get Christmas sewing started! Thanks for all the tutorials.

  102. April says:

    I love when Handmade Holiday’s starts! I can’t wait to try that skirt, and, I’ve made bread in a jar, but never pie. How exciting!

  103. Lara says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these great books and patterns!

  104. Cindi says:

    Thank you so much for all these wonderful ideas and the gift tags. They are great! The book looks great too! Thank you for sharing! Vintage is so big right now and how nice to use what you already have!

  105. Debra says:

    Another great list of ideas! Can’t wait to read them all!

  106. Lori Krause says:

    I am so inspired to create something with ruffles and I love the tags and the pie in a jar idea! Keep it coming! I am feeling a month of blog addiction!

  107. Jamie says:

    Love it. I’ve been looking forward to your 2009 handmade holidays collection since last year. So great! Thank you.

  108. Devon says:

    Allright! Pie in a jar for dessert tonight for sure!!

  109. Coniqua says:

    Though I admit to having made nothing on the list. I LOVE handmade holidays such wonderful inspiration and tutorials from all over the blogosphere, so glad it’s back for year 3.

  110. Alissa says:

    Yay! It begins! I already bought material to make… something I don’t know yet, but I’ll know it when I see it. There will be “at least” one thing I am dying to make by the end of this month! I’m so excited! Keep them coming!

  111. Lora says:

    Wow. I’d love to win this! Thanks so much for the chance.
    Blessings, Lora

  112. Kim says:

    so many great ideas, and it’s only Nov 1st! I’ll never keep up, but I’m looking fwd to trying!

  113. Which project will I make first? They all look like a lot of fun.

  114. Sonicka says:

    I am soooo excited to get started on gifts! I love coming to the website everyday to see what new inspiration I will find. Thanks so much for putting this together!!

  115. Ruth says:

    There are so many great ideas here! What a fantastic resource!

  116. Kamal says:

    I’m so excited for November and all the tutorials that are coming up, and what a great start already!!

  117. Kirsten says:

    I love that bandana dress– I’d love to know if anyone has made it in an infant (6 month) size…

  118. Stacy says:

    What fun ideas to start with – I’m going off to check out pie in a jar right now!

  119. Heather says:

    The pie in a jar is a great idea. And I love the idea of the tablecloth skirt. Time to start looking for tablecloths.

  120. Mrs. H. says:

    I have my gift-giving list started already, and I know a little girl who’s getting a bandana dress!

  121. Lisa says:

    I can see that I am going to be overwhelmed with fabulous ideas for presents. I hope I can make at least one or two.

  122. Amy says:

    I started my handmade Christmas list today, and can’t wait to get started!!!! Thank you for the awesome giveaways and ideas for presents!! Love your blog!!!


  123. Kerri says:

    So glad I stopped by. I nearly forgot.

  124. yayyyy for handmade holidays! πŸ™‚ that ruffle top is adorable! it would be really cute layered with a long sleeve shirt. adding it to my list!

  125. indywriter says:

    I love the ruffle top. I modified it this summer to make a tunic for my 8 y.o. daughter. She loved it. It just looked like summertime.

  126. hollie says:

    yeah!! Love this blog, and I can’t wait for the inspiration that’s to come πŸ™‚

  127. Janetta says:

    Love the gift tags and the vintage book! Thanks for doing this!

  128. Karen says:

    Guess I won’t be getting rid of some tablecloths like I was going to!

  129. Lisa says:

    wow, I was just loving that so many of my past favorites just showed up in one place, and then I saw the tutorial for the bandanna dress and I love it. Great to find something new too! In the meantime, I am now in the hunt for a great tablecloth.

  130. Megan says:

    I’ll be making the table cloth skirt as a gift, looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  131. Lorrie says:

    Wonderful ideas! I am really looking forward to this month of ideas! Let the handmade holidays begin! I think I’ll start with the poppy boutonniere.


  132. missknitta says:

    So glad it’s Handmade Holidays month again! Love that scrappy selvedge bracelet!

  133. Awesome!! I can’t wait to try the poppy boutonniere !

  134. Andrea says:

    I started my handmade gifts in September (I have a 14 month old so I knew it would take a while) and now I am afraid to see all the great new tutorials! But I can’t stay away!

  135. Cayce says:

    This reminds me…I need to go prep some fabric! Thanks for the inspiration to get busy on crafty gifting! I love the skirt ideas!

  136. How exciting!!!! I’m gearing up for some homemade Christmas gifts this year!

  137. Andrea P. says:

    I love the table cloth skirt! These projects look great!

  138. aurore says:

    I am procrastinating but am oh so glad I was! Handmade holidays…hooray. This year I am thinking pie-in-a-jar for all my co-workers.

    your an inspiration.


  139. Somer says:

    Oh, I’m so excited. Off to a good start.

  140. Karla says:

    Love the pie in a jar idea!! I love the Handmade Holidays – gives me so many great ideas!! Thank you!

  141. Sally says:

    The ideas here are AWESOME — and a couple are EXACTLY what I have been wanting for some time! the tut’s look great….time to pop me a pie in a jar and get sewing!

  142. Colleen says:

    I love looking back at the old Handmade Holidays for ideas. Thanks for doing it again this year!

  143. Sorahart says:

    I will be looking forward to your posts all November long. Thanks for doing all the work for me in finding great tutorials. πŸ™‚

  144. Laura says:

    Love the ideas. I’m so excited for this month!

  145. Stacy says:

    I love that top and ruffle skirt! They have both been on my wishlist to make for myself, but have yet to get around to it. Love those tags, too!

  146. rhilborn says:

    I have been OBSESSED with refashioning tutorials/projects of late! The only problem I’ve encountered is that there are so many that are focused on men’s dress shirts refashioned into girl’s clothing. I would love to see these ideas:).

  147. Cindy says:

    Iam sooo excited!! I have been waiting for this to start. Always such a great source for so many great ideas!!!

  148. Kathie says:

    Love the tablecloth skirt . . . now I just have to find the cloth.

  149. Kadybug says:

    I love Kristin’s choice of fabric! Thank you for all the inspiring projects. I look forward to each new post.

  150. Jenny says:

    what an exciting month ahead. thanks for great inspiration.

  151. pam says:

    This looks awesome!! Hope I win. I have to sewing machines collecting dust that would love to get turned on…

  152. Thanks for all of the great ideas for “homemade holidays”. I especially love the table cloth skirt from V and Co.

    Thanks, too, for the chance to win that great book!

  153. Susana says:

    Holidays already! Yay! Or, rather, oops! Better start planning. Thanks for the reminder, the inspiration, and, of course, the giveaway.

  154. Lori Kay says:

    Great start to the holiday crafting season! thanks for doing this!

  155. Erica says:

    The poppy buttonnieres are just lovely!

  156. Toby says:

    love the top and skirts. perfect for improving my clothes making skills and building confidence.

  157. Rene' says:

    Gonna check out the pie in a jar. I’m ready for homemade holidays. Thanks for the giveaway and all the great ideas.

  158. Emily says:

    Yeah for handmade holidays! I hope there will be lots and lots of ideas for guys this year, ’cause I have brothers!

  159. Julia M. in MI says:

    Thanks for some great gifting ideas. I have got to try that pie-in-a-jar. I love pies.

  160. Annette b. says:

    I am loving all the inspiration- who knew a skirt could be lurking in my tablecloth drawer. I’m off to the store to find those cute little jars, I wish there was one in my freezer right now!

  161. Stacy says:

    I would love to win that book! Thanks for all the ideas!

  162. Deidre says:

    Thanks so much for these ideas!

  163. anja says:

    fun gift ideas

  164. Erica says:

    Love the poppies!!! And the pie in a jar looks so tasty and would make a great gift! I have been anxiously waiting for Handmade Holidays 2009! Love it!

  165. Katy says:

    What fun ideas! I’m so excited it is November again as that means it’s time for Handmade Holidays… Hurray!

  166. Anna Maschke says:

    The pie in a jar is such a cute idea. I may just have to try it!

  167. I am so excited for another year of homemade holidays. Thanks so much!!!

  168. Mrs. Rachel says:

    I really like that ruffle shirt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  169. Dacia says:

    I’m so excited to “get my craft on” These are great ideas, how am I supposed to choose where to start?!

  170. JD says:

    Man… time is ticking away! Better get started on these babies!

  171. Jo says:

    I am just loving all these projects and giveaways! Thank you, love the website.

  172. Alli says:

    Handmade Holidays is always so inspiring – I can’t wait to see what you all have found for this year. That Poppy Boutonniere is beyond fantastic!

  173. Salihan says:

    Oh please let me win this book… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the giveaway!

  174. carmel says:

    great great great!

  175. Jenny says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!


  176. Michelle says:

    Yeah! so glad it’s Handmade Holidays time again!!!

  177. Alice Collins-Thompson says:

    I’m inspired for the holidays already, Thanks!!

  178. Mrs. Berry says:

    I am stumbled upon Sew, Mama, Sew while searching for a do-able sewing craft with a large group of school aged children (which i found!) and fell in love with this site!! I am so excited for Handmade Holidays as I’ve committed myself to making at least 1 thing homemade for every person on my list. Got a bunch of good SMS ideas already!

  179. Some brilliant ideas. The ruffle top was just what I was looking for this summer so I’ll make myself one for next year. The pie in a jar is just inspired! How cute! I’m not sure if I’d manage to give them away.

  180. Rebecca says:

    So excited for handmade holidays, yeah!!

  181. Rachel says:

    I really want to try out Rae’s ruffle shirt pattern. I bought a similar style shirt 2 summers ago and it’s great for under cardigans in winter. That pattern is on my to-do list now.

  182. Vanessa says:

    I’m so excited for Handmade Holidays! I love SMS! Thanks, y’all.

  183. Limor says:

    I love the pie in a jar. I’m going to make a few of these when my in-laws come to visit. They’re big on apple pie.

  184. Nicole says:

    The bandana dress and the skirts are going right on my to-make list! Yay for Handmade Holiday posts!!!

  185. Ali says:

    Pie in a jar?! Wow, the perfect snack while sewing up some great holiday gifts. Mmmmm…

  186. Valerie says:

    I have made many of the ruffle skirts for my girls anda couple of their friends. I never thought of making one for me though! I also LOVE the tops!

  187. Heather B says:

    I have wear taking care of this holiday – ruffle skirt planned for daughter & 4 pairs of pjs (that’s to start anyways). Thanks for doing the handmade holidays again. It gets me inspired & gets me thinking what I can do for the people on my list!

  188. lisap says:

    Our Best Bite is a great site! My sewing machine may get jealous of my oven!!

  189. Valerie says:

    If this is just the first day of November and you’ve already got all these great ideas for us, I can hardly wait to see what the rest of the month holds! Outstanding ideas!

  190. Vintagefern says:

    Fun ideas! I think I am going to have to try the pie in a jar!

  191. I love all these ideas and that book is right up my alley! I hope to set aside time to implement several of your ideas this month. Instead of just sitting here in front of the computer drooling.

    Pies in a jar? Too cute!

  192. Amy says:

    This month is going to be so much fun!!!!!!

  193. beccy says:

    Fantastic! I love handmade holidays – last year I managed to sort out a lot of my gifts thanks to you! I’m so looking forward to this year’s ideas and inspiration πŸ™‚

  194. Libby H says:

    I need to go peruse the past years of Handmade Holidays too! Whee!

  195. Amy says:

    I’ve been looking for the perfect food gift to give my boyfriend. I think pie-in-a-jar is a clear winner.

  196. jessi says:

    That ruffle top from Rae is very high on my list of things to make!

  197. Lorene says:

    I have made the ruffle top and it turned out fantastic!

  198. Amber says:

    Love those little gift cards – and the poppies and bandana dress are so cute!

  199. Jen Lair says:

    Oh, so nice to see another book!

  200. Crystal says:

    Thank you so much for those ideas!! I love the pie in the jar!!! THOSE WILL BE WONDERFUL GIFTS!!! That is great! You guys are so wonderful for doing this!!!

  201. Deanne says:

    The bandana dress will be great for a friend’s daughters. And the pies in a jar is a great idea for the holidays.

  202. Jennifer says:

    I still really love the ruffle top and need to make one!

  203. DebbieKL says:

    I love the ruffle top. It’s been on my to-do list since I first saw it. Maybe by next summer!

  204. ratty says:

    mmmmm… pie in a jar!

  205. I can tell just by this first post that I will need the entire year to make all of your wonderful suggestions for next Christmas!!

  206. Fawn says:

    I’m really excited to try to the poppy boutonnierres for a few fashionista friends!!! I love the pie in a jar option too! πŸ™‚

  207. Jessica says:

    Hooray for November! I really want to make some ruffle tops.

  208. Kristen says:

    love the shirts and skirts!

  209. Kirsten says:

    I want to wear all these thing already!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  210. Candace says:

    how have i not seen that ruffle skirt? so cute.

  211. Sarah J says:

    Oooh, really excited about Novembers theme as I have already pledged to have a handmade holiday, you have given me lots of inspiration already and it’s only day 1.

  212. Monica says:

    Hallowe’en is officially over; let the Handmade Holidays begin! πŸ˜‰

  213. Steph W says:

    Those poppies are truly wonderful! As are all the other ideas, of course.

  214. Lauren says:

    That wrist cuff has a place on my holiday gift list, and the bandana dress is too cute! Both provide lots of looks with little effort!

  215. kelly jo says:

    Cute idea for a book! I’d love to win this and try out some new (old) things!

  216. Aimee says:

    Love this month! I can’t wait to see what you have for us.

  217. Nicole says:

    Yay!! I’m so excited the handmade holidays are back again!!

  218. The pie in a jar is really intriguing! πŸ™‚

  219. Gretchen says:

    Great ideas– what a wonderful start to the month!

  220. Missie says:

    What lovely patterns. I especially love the poppy boutonniere.

  221. This is goign to be fun. Already so many good ideas and it is just Day 1!

  222. sonya says:

    cannot really express how excited I am for handmade holidays….I was trying to tell my husband about it the other day & all I got was a little “m hm”.
    well yay!!!! I’m excited the month has begun!

  223. lindsey says:

    November is going to be such a great month on your blog and has started with some great ideas. Perhaps this year I will be ready EARLY for Christmas! Thanks.

  224. lorchick says:

    Man, before I was a crafter November was the month of BLAH. Now it’s a flurry of knitting and sewing as I prep for handmade gifts and handmade warm-fuzzies for the cold winter season!

  225. Cara says:

    LOVE the tablecloth skirt!

  226. Robyn says:

    Thanks for the reminder about the ruffle top. That is going back on my list!

  227. Liz says:

    yay yay yay! handmade holidays is so great! i still love that ruffle skirt tutorial and have now bookmarked it on my new computer!

  228. Christina says:

    hooray! handmade holidays is back! i love the pie in a jar =)

  229. Sarah S says:

    Wow, I love the tutorials, but I’m dying over those tiny pies! I’m so glad you are doing recipes this time around too. Thanks!

  230. Janie says:

    I love those poppies…so pretty. The Handmade Holidays tutorials are my favorite thankyou!

  231. Gretchen says:

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I love them all. This is going to be an awesome November!

  232. Leisel says:

    Yay! I am getting so excited for Chrsitmas!

  233. Katherine says:

    Love the skirt patterns!

  234. Tina Mackey says:

    I always learn something new here!
    LOVE the Boutonniere!

  235. Susanne says:

    I’ve just discovered this site and am having a blast poking around. Looks like I’ve got tons of Christmas gifts covered now–and maybe a few treats for myself πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for the rest of Handmade Holidays!

  236. Kirsten says:

    I can’t wait to make these beautiful things!!! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  237. Anna says:

    I have so many great vintage tablecloths that are begging to be let out – thanks for the link.

  238. Michelle says:

    oh I am SOOO excited about this month. I can’t wait to start creating πŸ™‚

  239. Amanda says:

    pretty skirts. I need to make one!

  240. Juliet says:

    Love the skirts and Pie in a Jar!!!!

  241. Lee says:

    So many great ideas, and almost enough time to make a few! What a nice way to start the Holidays!


  242. aimee says:

    I’m loving the pie in a jar recipe – sounds yummy and perfect sized for a gift!! Thanks!!

  243. Sarah Ness says:

    Yay! I’m thrilled for the HH III kickoff! Can’t wait to try out Rae’s blouse! Her buttercup bag is one of the cutest and simplest little bags to make.

  244. Em says:

    I forgot about the pie in a jar! I really want to do thanksgiving bundles for our neighbors. Add this to the list!!! Thanks!

  245. Ashleigh says:

    Don’t know if I’m eligible since I live overseas (Holland), but I think this book looks fantastic. Especially because there aren’t many thrift stores around here and the few that do exist aren’t great so the chances of finding even a t-shirt that I like as-is are slim to none… so everything needs re-fashioning. Thanks for the post!

  246. Anja says:

    Yay, November is here!!!! I love Handmade holidays… so many great ideas!!!!!! Thank you all!

  247. Katie B says:

    i love that tablecloth skirt! That Vanessa. So talented.

  248. Carolyn says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! And ohmygosh what could be better than pie in a jar???

  249. rae says:

    i have some items tucked away that are just waiting to be born again! all i need is the skills. πŸ˜‰ thanks for the opportunity! so excited about handmade holidays!!

  250. Lynn R says:

    Love the category! Can’t wait to see what’s in store the rest of the month!

  251. Megan says:

    I am so excited about handmade holidays! I am having a pre-holiday craft party and am stockpiling ideas like crazy. Downsizing the poppy boutonnieres will be perfect for the nieces. Thanks!

  252. amelia says:

    Just had a baby this week and can’t wait to start making some new skirts for myself with these tutorials.

  253. Kolleen says:

    Perfect timing–these are some of the best tutorials out there!

  254. amandah says:

    I am so excited for this month of SMS. I can’t wait to see all the fun offerings.

  255. Beth says:

    The Boutonnieres are so pretty, they would make great ‘bows’ for a special gift. Thanks for the link!!

  256. totally going to try that pie in a jar!! that sounds AWESOME! and the ruffle top and bandana dress!

  257. Bunny says:


  258. Micah says:

    I absolutely love these ideas– can’t wait to make them for friends and family this year!! Looking forward to every day this month πŸ™‚

  259. evelin says:

    I am so excited about the start of Handmade holidays … and I’m a sucker for the little girls dresses! That bandana dress is definitely on my to do list.

  260. Barb says:

    Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  261. Susan says:

    Our apple trees went wild with abundance this year and I have so much canned apple pie filling I was planning on giving it away as gifts. The pie in a jar idea sounds like a much better way to use the filling as gifts, with absolutely no effort on the part of the recipient. Better yet, I can make an assortment of other fillings for those who aren’t wild about apple pie. Kudos!

    The bandana dress also sounds like a great gift kit idea for my daughter who is expecting in January. She is a reluctant sewer, but a kit like this will let her stretch her sewing muscles without getting burnt out.

  262. Penny says:

    Great projects! Thank-you for the links!

  263. renee says:

    It’s so nice to have everything summarized in one place. Thanks!

  264. Nicole says:

    I love the pies!

  265. ~Helena~ says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I loved making the ruffle top earlier this year. Thats on my list to make and give. The pie in a jar so yummy, can’t wait to make some up for friends.

  266. Megan says:

    So excited for Handmade Holidays. I can’t believe it’s November already! Thanks for the great giveaway. The image on the cover is beautiful… can’t wait to see what’s inside!

  267. Louisa says:

    I’m s excited for the return on handmade holidays!

  268. jm says:

    Pie in a jar – oh, my goodness!

  269. Carrie says:

    What a great start. I just want the pie in a jar all for myself!

  270. Charmaine says:

    As soon as Handmade holidays tutorials arrive I know it is time to start sewing gifts!

  271. Melanie says:

    I’ve got to make the bandanna dress for my little one! Great ideas!

  272. Rachael Green says:

    I just love the ruffle top! I am looking forward to other inspiring ideas!

  273. Southern Gal says:

    Another post full of great tutorials.

  274. Tori says:

    I already have figured out all of my handmade gifts for this year. :[ I wish Homemade Holidays month were August! But I am still very excited because this will give me lots of resources for next year.

  275. Elle says:

    Fun tutorials- a couple are already on my favorite list- that I have yet to try.

  276. Rachel says:

    What fantastic ideas!!

  277. Laura says:

    I’m so glad Homemade Holidays has started again! πŸ™‚

  278. Andrea says:

    I love it all – I can’t wait to use these gift tags!

  279. Sarah says:

    So glad you’re doing handmade holidays again! You’ve really packed a lot into one day. I love the tablecloth skirt and pie in a jar.

  280. ara jane says:

    those poppies are amazing! i can think of a few people already who would appreciate getting a few of those as gifts.

  281. Angel says:

    I actually used Rae’s spring top tute to scale down the pattern for my 5 year old…turned out super cute!

  282. Laura says:

    Wow, great ideas…i need more time in a day to try everything.

  283. Michelle S says:

    It’s officially November and time to get cranking on the gifts! Can’t wait to see what great ideas you have in store for us.

  284. Lucie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us!!!

  285. Heather Capener says:

    I absolutely love your blog!!! I am in nursing school and do not even have a lick of time to be looking at all the wonderful items, projects, and ideas, but I can’t help myself!

    Love, Love, Love it!

    Thank you!!

  286. KT says:

    I have a big bag of outworn clothing, and the dilemma: resale or re-create?

  287. Amy says:

    Such cute ideas. I love that this is starting again. I have got many ideas off of this site and hope for many more.

  288. Karen W. says:

    The bandana dress is so cute! It’ll be great for my granddaughter.

  289. Grace Wong says:

    thanks, these tutorials are great!

  290. Gretchen says:

    I’m so excited for the whole month of handmade holidays…and hopefully I’ll actually get off the couch and make a few of these things!

  291. virginia says:

    I love the simple bandana dress and you can makes pants out of them to for the boys

  292. Jenn says:

    I always get such great ideas from this site!

  293. solveig says:

    That looks like a nice book!
    I will try the poppy flowers, and I certainly have enough table cloths to make a skirt too…

  294. susan mzf says:

    I love all those skirt patterns – can’t wait to sew a few up for myself and my daughter (who is a budding seamstress and fashionista herself).

  295. I was just thinking about sewing a skirt this week. Perfect timing!

  296. Megan S. says:

    These. Are. Awesome. Thank you so much. This is so inspiring!!!

  297. mon ami says:

    thank you these are lovely! I wish it was summer again so I could live in that ruffle top

  298. Myrnie says:

    LOVE those poppy flowers!

  299. Tong says:

    Love the Poppy Boutonnieres and the Ruffle Top! Gorgeous and stylish!!

  300. Margie says:

    Wow November is starting off wonderfully!! I really love all the inspiration & how to’s!! I’m going to have to whip up quite a few of these great items. Maybe I won’t be so last minute this year!!!

  301. Shannah says:

    I’m so glad it’s time for “Handmade Holidays”! That pie in a jar sounds particularly great… πŸ™‚

  302. Jane says:

    Oh such a great first day!!!

  303. elsa says:

    Oh. years ago, in the 70’s table cloth skirts were all the rage with my friends! We all had at least a few of them! Amazing how the styles recycle themselves! And the pie in a jar! I love pie in any form! Love all the ideas … thank you!

  304. Alexandra says:

    I think I need to finally get around to making that ruffle top. It’s too cute!

  305. lorena says:

    Oh I would love to win the Born Again Vintage book! Fingers crossed. πŸ˜‰

  306. Carole Ann says:

    Wow – looks like a great book! I love vintage! Also can’t wait for all of the holiday ideas to come!

  307. beth says:

    The pie in the jar is such a cute idea. Put it in a basket with a small table cloth and cup with hot choclate mix al they have to do is add hot water and enjoy. Thanks for a great Idea.

  308. Cheryl says:

    I love that tablecloth skirt! Now I will be keeping my eyes open a little bit more…

  309. Mary Claire says:

    These are some great ideas! Handmade Holidays is off to a great start! Can’t to see what else is in store!

  310. megan says:

    I can wait to start making stuff!! Once I found out about homemade for the holidays I cleaned my studio from top to bottom, organize the fabric stash and made a note of the things that needed restocking. This Christmas Season is going to be a blast!! Thanks for sharing so many fun ideas, I am going to blog and post a link so the sharing can be doubled shared!!

  311. JJ says:

    Love the pie in a jar idea! What a great gift to give all those you’re not buying for but still want to give a little something…

  312. Dot says:

    Just when I think a month can’t surpass the previous you come up with something else. This month looks fantastic and wonderful giveaways as always. Looking forward to each day.

  313. sarah says:

    Loving those gift tags! How cute.

  314. georgia says:

    Great kickoff! Never before has it been easier to give handmade gifts. There are so many talented crafters in blogland to help us out–thank you!

  315. Kristen says:

    I’ve been meaning to make one of those ruffle tops… but I might be spending more time looking for clearance table cloths, too!

  316. Ginny says:

    Can’t wait to give the pie in a jar a shot! Perfect for the office!

  317. Cara says:

    Mmmm – pie in a jar. I made cakes in a jar one Christmas and had a blast; I’ll have to try this.

  318. Jennie says:

    Soooo Excited about this month!!! You’re on my bookmark toolbar!

  319. Jaana says:

    Good grief! It’s November already but luckily we have the the Handmade Holidays to cheer us!! And just how adorable can those Poppy Boutonniers be πŸ™‚

  320. Katie says:

    I love the Poppy Boutonniere. I now have so many ideas swimming around in my head! Thanks for the intro to the tutorial.

  321. Kathleen C. says:

    This book sounds wonderful; I’d love to make things for my daughter. These authors have great style, combined with tips and techniques, so older clothing will look new and fun.
    Kathleen C.

  322. jen says:

    What a great book! And I love the tablecloth skirt!

  323. Em says:

    I LOVE the tablecloth skirt idea! They do go on MAJOR sales throughout the year, and some of those fabrics are really great!

  324. Kristin says:

    I look forward to this all year! So excited to see what you’ll be offering! I’m doing a tutorial contest on my blog so hopefully there will be some wonderful new tutorials for next year to come out of it! πŸ™‚

  325. Tammy says:

    The pie in a jar looks so cute! And the tags are so fun! Thanks!

  326. Danielle says:

    I LOVE the handmade gift month! Last year I made all our gifts by hand and got many of the ides and inspiration here. Thank you Sew Mama Sew!

  327. Celeste says:

    Wow–pie in a jar sounds like just about the yummiest idea I’ve ever heard of! And those poppies at the top of gorgeous.

  328. julia says:

    Seriously! Perfect!! I’m making skirts today!!–that ruffle skirt will be perfect! And–Pie in a jar!! That is brilliant!! I Will be stocking my freezer with these on pie day for sure!

  329. Becky says:

    What a great selection of fun ideas. This is really hitting the ground running isn’t it? I am so happy that I can say I have been around for all of your Handmade Holidays. And … I have them all bookmarked and refer back often. Let the fun begin …

  330. Christina says:

    Love the little bandanna dress!

  331. Ellen says:

    These are great tutorial ideas! I can definitely see myself making the table cloth skirt too! πŸ™‚

  332. Kate M. says:

    Wow. I’ve been sewing for about a year and have been shying away from clothing because it intimidated me a bit. But the tablecloth skirt may be just the thing to help me along!

  333. Marisa says:

    I am so excited for this month! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  334. qsogirl says:

    what a great idea to give the “sewing kit” and sewing lesson “certificate” for the bandana dress!!

  335. Laurel says:

    Great looking stuff! Thanks πŸ™‚

  336. B says:

    I love these ideas! So glad Handmade Holidays is back!

  337. Mary says:

    I love the pie in a jar idea! Looks yummy!

  338. Mary says:

    A great start to a great season! I love those pies in a jar. Perfect gifts for my grandmas. πŸ™‚

  339. Rachel says:

    I really love those boutonnieres!! And that shirt she is wearing them with is super cute too!!! RGH! I wish I was small enough to wear a bandana dress!!! haha! πŸ˜€ I can’t wait for the rest of this month!!!

  340. Penny says:

    Thank you for posting all the links for these great tutorials and things to purchase!

  341. craftytammie says:

    you all do the best job! Thanks for making our holiday crunch less stressful and lots more fun!

  342. Suzanne says:

    I love the clothing items – such simple skirts but they look great! And I never did make the ruffled top…it’s still bookmarked for someday πŸ™‚
    Thanks everyone for your love of crafts and sharing it with us!

  343. Suzanne says:

    I love the clothing items – such simple skirts but they look great! And I never did make the ruffled top…it’s still bookmarked for someday πŸ™‚
    Thanks everyone for your love of crafts and sharing it with us!

  344. marisa says:

    I’m going to have to make a couple of bracelets as stocking stuffers!

  345. Angie Fowler says:

    Wow…what great ideas! I cannot wait to get to work on some of these and the book would be too cool to have!

  346. Julie says:

    Blessed Handmade Holidays!

  347. D'Lane says:

    I have a niece who is getting her first sewing machine this year. I think I could help her make a bandana dress. Oh what fun!

  348. Nikki says:

    I’m so excited! I love your handmade holidays πŸ™‚ I love the gift tags too, I already downloaded them!

  349. Stephanie says:

    WHOOHOOO! HANDMADE HOLIDAYS! so excited…last year I made a few gifts. this year I plan to make alot more. not all, cause some people act picky, but majority for sure. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

  350. ms.cleaver says:

    I love the ruffle detail on the blue top and I’m made Rae’s ruffle top – it’s a great project I’d definitely make again! And pie in a jar? sign me up!

  351. Natasha says:

    Great ideas!

  352. Sarah AJ says:

    Great projects! Love the wrist cuff especially.

  353. Nicole N. says:

    I am so excited for this month! What a great kick off post, I already am adding things to my “to-make” list! Thanks for all of the hard work and awesome inspiration!

  354. Coralee says:

    ooh ooh ooh! day one already has me excited – you guys are so great! Happy November and holiday preparation time!

  355. Kathi says:

    This sounds like a really fun book! Looking forward to aother year of handmade gifts!!!!

  356. annalea says:

    and now to pick just what to make. . . thanks for the help!

  357. Adrienne says:

    My favorites are the table cloth skirt and the gift tags. The girl and the puppy on the tag could easily pass for me and one of my pups. =]

  358. Cathy says:

    The pie in a jar sounds awesome!

  359. Karen H says:

    Such a lovely start for the month!

  360. I’m super excited about this years Handmade Holidays! I’ve been practicing my sewing skills and am determined to make lots of sweet handmade gifts this year.
    Thanks for all your hard work, to bring all these great tutorials together.

  361. LisaAlso says:

    Pie in a Jar?!?! Brilliant! I want these soo bad. Must. Have.

  362. Courtney says:

    lovely ideas.

  363. Lissa says:

    I am *so* looking forward to handmade holidays this year — I have a manageble list of gifts to make so am thrilled at the prospect of adding a few “special extras” this season. Today’s wins are definitely Emu’s Ruffled Skirt and the Pie in a Jar ( Our Best Bites is so fantastic I can’t help but add it to my daily reading routine going forward!) — and Alex’s gift tags are totally adorable, can’t wait to use them on the crocheted bags I’m planning to make.

    Thanks for this wonderful series each year!

  364. I am so excited for Handmade Holidays!!!!

  365. Stephanie says:

    Ooh – I think I might use the poppies on a bag that I’m making someone this year. The pie in a jar is already on my list! I love that idea!

  366. cinzia allocca says:

    I LOVE the buttonniere idea!! I’ve been making fabric flowers toolately and I put them on so many things. Purses, pillows, hair elastics…the bright pink one I wear on my coat garners lots of attention. I look forward to making these poppy ones too!

  367. Kaye Prince says:

    I have been admiring Rae’s ruffle top for a while and think I definitely need to make one, however that bandana dress just gets me! There aren’t any little girls in my life who live close to me, but I might just have to make it anyway to send in the mail.

  368. wishes says:

    Great tutorial for the gorgeous poppies, and I love the MiaBlue top! Very pretty!

  369. carmel says:

    i love the tutorials cant wait to try them out.
    the girls bandana dress looks adorable!

  370. beverly says:

    I love the handmade holidays. And, it’s very exciting to have a whole month of great gift ideas!

  371. Janet says:

    Fabulous! I’m off to make these right now!

  372. bex says:

    What a terrific looking book. Looking forward to Handmade Holidays…

  373. stef says:

    I love this theme month!!!!

  374. Kathleen says:

    Great first day! I’m going to try the ruffle top in a child size first and maybe the bouttoniere for curtain tiebacks.

  375. Courtney says:

    Hooray for November!

  376. jessi mathew says:

    wow! great stuff! definitely getting me motivated to start some holiday projects–and now i am off to check out the pie in a jar!

  377. Louby Lou says:

    Woot! I’m really excited about this month, it’ll be my first since I was introduced into the world of quilting/crafting. I’ve loads of projects lined up for christmas but I’m always looking out for new ones. Can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  378. Linda says:

    Love to have this book! What a great month of inspiration you have planned! Thank you!

  379. Ramona says:

    I love the poppies on a pillow. It was beautiful. Those sweet little pies are on my list. A great start to the month.

  380. Angela says:

    Yay! I am so excited that Handmade Holidays is back again. Just the right thing for getting into the holiday spirit!

  381. cathy says:

    this is going to be a fun month!!!!

  382. OMG – Pie in a jar – Best Idea Ever!

  383. Jessica says:

    I’m so excited about Handmade Holidays. It’s the start of sewing season for me!

  384. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    I’m so happy to have found this site…I’ve been counting down the days to November for months..and I love the projects you featured. I’m looking forward to some major inspirations this month!

  385. Beth says:

    I’ve been wanting to make those Boutonniere, and now I desperately want some pie in a jar!

  386. Caroline says:

    I love the poppies!

  387. Anya T. says:

    Looking forward to this year’s handmade holidays again! Thanks for the chance.

  388. brittany says:

    i have always loves the wrist cuffs from jcasa! they are so cute!

  389. Erica says:

    I love those pie in a jars. Stinking adorable!

  390. Marsel says:

    Please count me in!

  391. Terri says:

    Oh, I am so excited about Handmade Holidays III. Thank you for putting this together. I look forward to this each year now!!! I am hooked! And thank you for the chance to win this lovely book!

  392. Sandra says:

    What a great and generous selection! Last night, I blogged about Handmade Holidays; thanks for making November exciting.

  393. Andi says:

    Wohoo! I’m so happy that Handmade Holidays have begun! I can’t wait to try the Pie in a Jar recipe. What a great tutorial and I love the cute tags that go with them too! Now I just need to find some small jars…

  394. Adrienne says:

    Yae!!!! November is here! Can’t wait to see what you all have lined up.

  395. Pat says:

    Morning all, It is a wonderful day in Maine…crisp and cool and a great day to begin the Christmas sewing journey. Thanks for all of the wonderful starters you have provided for us in the first post of handmade holidays. Enjoy your day, you have inspire me….

  396. Genevieve says:

    this looks like a book for me! i’ve been trying to recycle reuse and refashion. i would love some new ideas!! what a great book πŸ™‚ hope i win!

  397. Hannah says:

    A great way to start off Handmade Holidays! I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to make anyone a skirt, but those poppies are very sweet indeed. I always appreciate the daily inspiration as the Christmas panic starts to set in!

  398. Sade says:

    I love the poppy boutonniere, and the tablecloth skirt. And pie in a jar is a great idea!

  399. Jennifer says:

    Holy Cow! I am in for it! I just started following in mid October and I went crazy with all the great scrap ideas. It’s day ONE and I’ve already picked out a some keepers. It’s gonna be a busy month and I can’t wait! πŸ™‚

  400. Hashi says:

    Sleepless at 3 AM, I’ve read the new Postsecrets and now … wham … SMS has already posted the first Handmade Holiday post! Yayyy!!! I cleared off my sewing table yesterday and I’m READY!

  401. Gretel says:

    Gorgeous ideas, Thank you!

  402. Maggie says:

    Thanks for the free gift tags.

    I love the pie in a jar idea. My parents-in-law love getting food gifts. It’s become a tradition between us – jellies, canned goods. This will make a great surprise!

  403. Tammy says:

    Oh I love that ruffle top its getting added to my bookmarks!

  404. Sam says:

    Great start πŸ™‚ Love the cuff’s and I’ve already made a start on the top. I love the printable and the pie in a jar recipe.

  405. Kat says:

    I just borrowed that book from the library the other day. I would love to own it. It is so beautiful!

  406. Junglewife says:

    LOVE that ruffle top! Somehow I missed it during the Spring Sewing… So many good ideas here!

  407. Sinje says:

    Woooo-hooooo I LOVE your Handmade Holidays series! Thank you so much for the links and hints, totally makes me want to start sewing right now πŸ™‚

  408. Tam Bell says:

    I love the idea of the tablecloth skirt!

  409. Tamar says:

    Far out this is so awesome i was expecting one idea not so many Im going to be so busy LOL LOVE LOVE LOVE

  410. I love the idea of Pie in a Jar. Thank You!

  411. Gina says:

    I’m really keen to have a go at the ruffle top, and perfect timing as we’re heading towards summer here in the southern hemisphere. Thanks for featuring it again, a good reminder!

  412. Lucy Johnson says:

    love the skirt tutorial.
    its one of those things that its not so hard to figure out how to do but SOOOOO much easier when someone else has broken it down step by step

  413. Joan says:

    These projects are wonderful. I especially like the Poppy Boutonniere – the Bracelet – the Wrist Cuff – the Pie in a Jar…oh goodness there are just too many great ones to pick a favorite!

  414. Jennwith4 says:

    The pie in a jar looks neat! I’ve tried cake in a jar before but not pie.

  415. Cheryl Weigel says:

    Thank you so much for doing this, I always find something new and interesting to try! I would love to win!

  416. Gorgeous projects! I’m especially fond of the ruffle top and think I’ll make one for summer πŸ™‚

  417. Livvie says:

    I’m so happy that the Handmade Holidays are back! Thanks for the giveaway!

  418. Sylvie says:

    Thank you for the inspiration. I have already made the ruffle top (my first handmade top), and it was quite easy. I may try the ruffle skirt, or the bandana dress!
    The gift tags are great too. They will be useful in time!

  419. f.sarah says:

    will the 1st comment win?

    Anyway, thanks for the giveaways!

  420. Tracy says:

    OMG! I have been waiting all year for this!

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