November 14 ~ Shop

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This Summer Wallet from Alexandra at Lola Nova would be just right for several people on our holiday list!
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Are you crazy for coupons? This Cart Caddy from Becca at Blue Cricket Design will hold your coupons and a shopping list in one handy, accessible place.
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This great Mini Wallet Tutorial from sew i do was a favorite entry in the Scrap Buster Contest. The button closure and pockets are super-handy.
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Our Quilted Garden Tote from Alissa is great in the garden, but it’s also a beautiful, sturdy design for quick grocery trips!

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Fat Quarter Handbag, April Bags, Classic Tote, For Your Purse or Pocket, Gifts for Girlfriends

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:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Amy’s choice
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spacer Shopping Cart Cover Sewing Pattern from Boogaboo Babies
This Shopping Cart Cover Sewing Pattern from Boogaboo Babies is a PDF so you can get right to work! Lorene has lots of patterns in her shop and products for kids, moms & dads too.
spacer Scrappy Coupon Clutch from Olio Momma
Heather has more scrappy coupon clutches, placemats & coasters in the works. Convo her at Etsy for information about her holiday designing/shipping timeline. We really like the look of this pretty Scrappy Coupon Clutch (out of stock, soon-to-be restocked, pattern available).

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Jessie from The Hungry Mouse shows you how to make Neverending Vanilla Extract, a perfect gift for your favorite baker.

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spacer Printable Gift Wrap has a wide variety of free Printable Gift Wrap for the season, including Hanukkah (one sample shown here), New Years, Christmas & Winter-themed designs. There are also free coordinating cards & gift tags!

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Twaiku contest! (Haiku on Twitter.) Post your original haiku on Twitter this week and include #HH3 (trying to save you a few characters.) The theme? Handmade Holidays, of course! Our 2 favorites win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance to win this book. The winners will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Kaari Meng, Photographs by Jon Zabala

(Chronicle Books $29.95, ISBN: 9780811868334, ISBN: 10 0811868338)

From the Publisher:

French General: Handmade Soirées — With Handmade Soirées, every hostess can add French charm to her next meal with family and friends. Entertaining becomes effortlessly chic with these 24 table and decorating projects from tastemaker Kaari Meng. Organza chair covers dress up a summer fête; fabric wine totes and roll-out place mats make picnics practical; and all of these projects make guests feel cherished. Plus, Kaari shares the secrets of hosting, including how to set an elegant table, collect and care for vintage dishes and textiles, arrange flowers, and much more. The patterns, how-to illustrations, and step-by-step instructions ensure that beginning and seasoned crafters alike will find it très simple to achieve polished results. With an exquisitely scalloped cloth spine and 80 dream-worthy photographs, Handmade Soirées is as pretty as the projects it proffers.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
13 ~ Go
12 ~ Clean & Tidy
11 ~ Pamper
10 ~ Craft
9 ~ Play
8 ~ Deck the Halls
7 ~ Exercise
6 ~ Sit Back & Relax
5 ~ Read
4 ~ Go Green
3 ~ Sleep
2 ~ Adorn
1 ~ Wear

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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344 Responses to November 14 ~ Shop

  1. Amy says:

    What a cute book! I like the wallet tutorials a lot! VEry timely – I want to make some for gifts.

  2. Tina Mayo says:

    I just found you//ok the blog and sew lovit it!!! lol..cant wait to try some of these things out.

  3. Jennifer O. says:

    I love the wallets, and I really want to try making the vanilla extract, maybe for Christmas presents.

  4. I love love love the Wallets! Befrect to go in the purses I am making for my girl friends!

  5. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    I truly need a better coupon organizer…guess I’ll have to make one!

  6. Kristen says:

    Love the cart caddy – I think I’ll make that for myself for Christmas 🙂

  7. Erika says:

    I really like that cart caddy, I love all of these but I am trying to simplify and quit shopping!

  8. Samantha says:

    Great ideas! I wouldn’t have made it without my shopping cart cover. Keeps the flu away!

  9. Deb Cameron says:

    I lurve the mini wallet tutorial from Sew I Do!

  10. Lindsey says:

    Love the Summer Wallet…I want to make one to match my fat quarter bag.

  11. Martha says:

    So many wonderful ideas! Martha

  12. Kelly says:

    The cart caddy is a great gift idea for many people on my list. Thank You!

  13. Jill says:

    I love the summer wallet. I’m going to try that one.

  14. Amber says:

    Cool coupon clutch and cart organizer. That would be a lifesaver in the grocery store.

  15. Diane says:

    Very cute ideas…would love to have the book!

  16. whitney says:

    Oh wow DIY Vanilla extract. I bet that is so so tasty!

  17. That cart caddy is a slick idea- I need one!

  18. perches says:

    Sweet! I love the wallet tutorial and the vanilla extract recipe. Thank you!

  19. Sarah says:

    Very interested in that homemade vanilla. Cool!

  20. Jena says:

    I love the homemade vanilla!

  21. shannon says:

    I love all the wallets!

  22. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait to try the vanilla.

  23. Nichole says:

    The vanilla looks wonderful ! Love the garden tote !

  24. Krystina says:

    I’ve been dying to check out that book from the library

  25. Sarah says:

    I love these ideas!

  26. Erin Compton says:

    The cart caddy is so clever! (Although my son would probably pull everything out of it and toss it on the floor any chance he got!)

  27. Jessica C says:

    Yay… A new French General Book!

  28. Ellen says:

    I’m totally making that wallet for myself! Thanks!

  29. Andi says:

    Cute garden tote!! Thanks for the gift ideas!

  30. Ticia says:

    Ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh a Handmade Soiree, sounds fun.

  31. StephanieB says:

    Thank you for the ideas and the contest!

  32. Courtney says:

    I would love to make the little scrappy wallet. It would make a perfect stocking stuffer for my daughter

  33. Paula L. says:

    I would so love to have this book! Thank you for the inspiration.

  34. Silvia says:

    The wallets are really nice!! Thanks for these projects!!

  35. Kerneknop says:

    Great purses. I’ve been wondering purses in fabric will be sturdy enough, but they look so pretty that I might just have to make one every year instead of worrying about that.

  36. carmel says:

    all so cute!
    love everything!

  37. georgia says:

    I love the summer wallet! All the printables are fantastic, too. Thanks!

  38. Sarah Lorde says:

    I have always wanted to make wallets as I tend to go through many wallets a year. & have such a hard time finding unique wallets I love. I can’t wait.

  39. Laura says:

    I think I’ve booked that wallet before. Still something I’d like make sometime. Thank you for reminding me 🙂

  40. sarahjane says:

    Great ideas!

  41. Oh, the wallets and totes are fabulous! Thanks for great ideas!

  42. Meghan says:

    Never ending vanilla! I am very excited to investigate that as a holiday gift for baking friends. And I might have to make the coupon holster for myself – I’m always losing coupons through the slats in the grocery basket and usually end up tucking them between the bananas. This would be a much prettier solution!

  43. Courtney says:

    Great post with so many wonderful ideas! I love the summer wallet …

  44. Denise says:

    Wallets!!! Yea, I need a new one, so does my daughter, my daughter in law… oh this looks like a keeper.

  45. Mandy says:

    Why isn’t there more time in the day!!!

  46. Lisa says:

    nice projects!!

  47. Roxanne says:

    That vanilla is wild! I did not know that is how it is made. The book looks great too, I would love to have that.

  48. Elizabeth says:

    I am *definitely* going to have to try making that vanilla extract! I’ve been loving all of the great ideas this month (as always) and am looking forward to putting them to good use for the holidays!

  49. Tabitha says:

    I like the little summer wallet. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  50. Stacey says:

    Off to measure some summer wallets! And possibly make some vanilla!

  51. scenelady says:

    All those wallets and totes look great! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  52. Rebecca Woods says:

    I have been looking for handmade wallet patterns. Should have known I would find one here. Hee Hee.

  53. Debra says:

    Love the wallet tutorials!

  54. Rachael Woodstuff says:

    Thank you for the amazing ideas! I always know that I can hit up this site for easy inspiration! This book keeps coming up to me and I would love to get a peek inside!

  55. Cindy says:

    If I had babies still I would so want the grocery cart cover.

  56. lorena says:

    More great ideas like always. 😉 And the French General: Handmade Soirees book looks awesome!

  57. Sylvie says:

    Thank you for the good ideas again!

  58. Alissa D says:

    That is such a cute pattern for the shopping cart cover.

  59. Ashley Ann says:

    Love the summer wallet!

  60. Crystal says:


  61. Christina says:

    i love, love that tote! it has been on my to do list for awhile. the cart caddy is a great idea too!

  62. Stacey says:

    Loving all the ideas – now I just need to get started making a few. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. ting says:

    more great ideas! thanks for doing the giveaway!

  64. Steph W says:

    Visiting your site is one of the highlights of my day!

  65. Mary H says:

    I loved that mini-wallet the first time you posted about it. Maybe it’s time I actually tried to make a few! Thanks for the ideas!

  66. Nicole N. says:

    I love the idea of the Neverending Vanilla! I think that I need to make some for me as well as for a few other people on my list!

  67. Susan W says:

    Great items! I would love to win this book

  68. Allison says:

    Those wallets look great! Definitely putting them on my to-make list.

  69. Great ideas – as usual! Thanks so much!

  70. Laura says:

    That recipe for vanilla extract is awesome!

  71. Kaye Prince says:

    I love love love that quilted tote and I think I may just need to make one for myself!

  72. alli b says:

    love the vanilla recipe. knopw exactly who to make that for.

  73. Bloom says:

    I really love the quilted garden tote! Thank you for such wonderful ideas. Your time & effort in putting Handmade Holidays is enormously appreciated.

  74. Liz says:

    Love that mini wallet – perfect for presents 🙂

  75. Vicki says:

    Lots of cuteness again! Great ideas.

  76. Nadia says:

    Was just thinking about making a wallet. Thanks for the great tutorials with great timing!

  77. Chels says:

    I like the cart caddy, just afraid I may forget it on the cart.

  78. Michele says:

    Love the Summer Wallet!

  79. bex says:

    Don’t know if I’m too late to comment, but it’s too good an opportunity to miss……..

  80. brandee says:

    Lovely tutorials so far! So many great gift ideas… so little time!

  81. Amy says:

    I cannot sew fast enough to keep up with all this inspiration. Thanks!

  82. Juliet says:

    Mini wallets are fun!

  83. Beth says:

    I definitely will try making some vanilla, and I love the new French General book.

  84. Valerie says:

    First thing I am doing tomorrow is going to the store to get vanilla beans! I so can’t wait to get my extract started!

  85. Deanne says:

    I really like the mini wallet. Great ideas once again.

  86. Laura says:

    Not enough time for all these great ideas! Maybe when I’m an empty nester! Thanks for the chance to win!

  87. That coupon caddy would be perfect for my dad and my brother – they are coupon addicts!

  88. crissy says:

    love the little wallet tutorial!

  89. Julie says:

    Just when I was thinking I needed a new wallet!

  90. Vic says:

    I just ADORE Lola Nova’s summer wallet – the fabric is GORGEOUS, but seriously, it is such a great gift to make – who wouldn’t be thrilled to get one of those…?!

  91. kriswithmany says:

    Great ideas! And the vanilla extract looks so easy!

  92. Liz B says:

    I think I need a new wallet. Oh look, a fantastic tutorial! 🙂

  93. Tina says:

    Lovely lovely projects, where’s my sewing machine?

  94. amy says:

    I love the idea of the neverending vanilla extract!

  95. Great ideas – now I just need something that reminds me to actually take the coupons to the grocery store AND then reminds me to hand them over at the checkout…

  96. Kellie says:

    I would like to know how to make a travel bag that will caryy my floss, hoops and mini scissors. anyone? he he

  97. Brittany says:

    Love this!

  98. Ammie says:

    Handmade holidays sound great, and the never ending vanilla extract is a great idea! Woohoo!

  99. DebbieKL says:

    I love the Quilted Garden Tote! Thanks.

  100. Megan says:

    Thanks for the ideas, i love the quilted tote!

  101. Amy says:

    Great ideas!

  102. Wendy says:

    Would love to win the French General book!

  103. Mindy says:

    I want to try the summer wallet and cart caddy, not sure I’ll have time before Christmas.

  104. Junglewife says:

    Oooh, vanilla extract! i’m going to have to make some of that!

  105. The wallets!!! I think they make great gifts!

  106. Jan says:

    Wow!I just discovered this amazing topic of handmade holidays. There are so many talented, and generous artists. I’m in awe, and I want to make everything here. vbg My favorite though has to be the homemade vanilla. What a super, and extravagant gift!!! Thank you for offering all of these delights!

  107. Em says:

    Great ideas! I love the beautiful colorful wallets – and the tote is really pretty!

  108. Ann says:

    I never seen such a pretty coupon holder1

  109. Ramona says:

    I love the wallet. I definitely will be making some vanilla. Yum!

  110. Samurai Mom says:

    I want to have a handmade soiree!

  111. kristin says:

    Love it all! Especially the scrappy coupon book

  112. emily says:

    love these ideas!

  113. Rachel says:

    I loved that wallet from the scrapbuster contest too!

  114. Sarah says:

    Love that cart caddy especially when there is a toddler snatching my pen and list all the time!

  115. Bethany says:

    I love the cart caddy. And the book looks pretty cool.

  116. Casey says:

    the wallets are awesome!

  117. Veronica says:

    I don’t know where to start! Every time I make a list of what for who, you come up with a new idea and that’s what I want to work on! Thank you!

  118. Crystal says:

    I love the wallets!!

  119. Debbie says:

    Thank-you for more great ideas!

  120. KristiLou says:

    Future new daughter needs a cart caddy!

  121. Tanya says:

    That Cart Caddy just went on my list! Yes, I’m admitting I’m crazy for coupons. LOL

  122. Samantha says:

    Cute cute wallet- for boys and girls.

  123. Christy says:

    The vanilla extract recipe sounds heavenly and all thr other tutorials too! Thank you sew mama sew!

  124. Jody says:

    I have been wanting to make a wallet. And a wallet for coupons would be amazing. Great ideas!

  125. Ana says:

    Am definitely trying out that vanilla extract recipe!

  126. Amy/grrlTravels says:

    A version of that cart caddy idea has been floating around in my brain for months. Now I can use that space for something else. And I can have a cart caddy without working it all out myself. Yay!

  127. Jenni says:

    those wallets are great!

  128. Beth says:

    I love the cart caddy… perfect for my coupon-loving sister. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  129. Misty.Creek says:

    I’m going to make a cart caddy for myself, after the holidays of course.

  130. Kimberly says:

    That coupon caddy is great. Thanks!

  131. Joanna says:

    love the quilted tote!!
    and thanks for another lovely giveaway^^

  132. Kathleen C. says:

    I’m definitely going to try the wallets; I love to organize my purse.
    Kathleen C.

  133. Morgan says:

    Shopping cart caddy is brilliant! I may have to make a flap top w/closure so it is baby-proofed from the little guy riding in it, depends how creative I get. 🙂

  134. Julie says:

    I like the little wallets. Perfect gifts for SILs and my nieces.

  135. Diana says:

    Mini wallets are great!

  136. Louisa says:

    The summer wallet looks like great fun!

  137. Kris says:

    Oh, I like the cart caddy!

  138. Love the tote bag. I love any bag with lots of pockets!

  139. Liesl says:

    What clever ideas!

  140. Novita says:

    Thank you for featuring my mini wallet! \(^.^)/

  141. Madeline says:

    The Vanilla Extract is perfect for my grandmother! I am also excited to try out those wallets for a very hard-to-make-for person on my list!

  142. Marilyn says:

    Oooo, French General! I haven’t seen this one–what a lovely book!

  143. Megan says:

    LOVE these! Thank you!

  144. Leah says:

    The coupon wallet is so cute! And I would LOVE that beautiful book …

  145. Jennifer says:

    I am psyched to make the cart caddy, and I am going to be making the vanilla for gifts…including for me!

  146. Gretel says:

    Good grief. You are just making it harder and harder for me each day to choose my next project!! Great ideas.

  147. gigi says:

    oooh i’ve got to make that vanilla extract! thanks for the fabulous links 🙂


  148. Alisa says:

    Wonderful ideas as usual. Thanks for all the holiday inspiration!

  149. Grace Wong says:

    love the wallets!

  150. dorothy says:

    I love that cart caddy.

  151. Jana Sterling says:

    The wallets are so cute and easy! Great gift ideas! Thanks!

  152. I love the Hanukkah wrapping paper and the book looks devine! Thanks for offering them!

  153. Emma says:

    I love the cart coupon caddy! Great idea!

  154. Lynn Hynes says:

    Love the cart caddy idea! I’m always fishing for loose coupons in my purse – this is a great way to stay organized!

  155. Chelsey says:

    I love the idea of the coupon shopping organizer. I so need that!

  156. Serena says:

    The quilted tote looks wonderfully expansive! And I love the mini wallets. They’re on my To Make list.

  157. Sarah S says:

    Cute ideas! I’m crazy for handmade wallets!

  158. Karen B says:

    I’m doing the neverending vanilla Monday morning! (Don’t do much but church on Sunday)…and i think I’ll be making the Summer Wallet and the Mini Wallet this week too! Thanks for the great patterns!

  159. StephanieS says:

    Love the summer wallet!

  160. Tammy says:

    Oooh, never ending vanilla extract? Interesting!

  161. JD says:

    Ohh! That Cart caddy is a great idea!

  162. Ashley says:

    I’m starting to “coupon” and was trying to figure out a better (and cuter!) way to keep the coupons organized in the store. That “Scrappy Coupon Keeper” is the perfect thing!

  163. Allison says:

    very cute ideas 🙂

  164. Cynthia says:

    I love the cute wallets! I think I need one.

  165. Dacia says:

    how fun! I love all the great ideas!

  166. Sarah says:

    I’ve always wanted to make that quilted tote, maybe this month!

  167. cinzia allocca says:

    These are really great ideas!! I like the cart cover for kids. Wish I had one when my kids were little!!

  168. Michelle says:

    that cart caddy is genius!

  169. Celeste says:

    That scrappy coupon clutch is just what I’ve been looking for for myself!

  170. LisaAlso says:

    I love that cart caddy and the vanilla recipe!!

  171. Ginger says:

    what great ideas!

  172. Joanna says:

    yay! More cute stuff!

  173. Jen C. says:

    cute projects

  174. Megan Lazzar says:

    mmmm love these ideas

  175. Desiree says:

    I love the variety of wallets you all gave. Thanks.

  176. Jennifer says:

    I could really use a cart caddy! lol

  177. Hilary says:

    I love the quilted tote how practical

  178. Elizabeth says:

    I didn’t even know you could make vanilla extract at home. Neat!

  179. Zura says:

    i’m gonna make that summer wallet, looks easy!

  180. Ellen says:

    What a beautiful looking book – loved the other French General Book. Thanks for the links with the wallets – mine is falling apart, and I have been hoping to make one instead of purchasing one.

  181. carmel says:

    i think that the quilted garden tote is perfect! and it will be perdect for any thing, not just the garden

  182. April says:

    The coupon caddy is too cute.

  183. JJ says:

    Yay for shopping! I love the looks of that book…

  184. Kristi says:

    The coupon caddy is great –

  185. Aimee says:

    Such a great collection of things to make…again!!! Where do I even start?

  186. Amy says:

    Wow, so many choices so little time. Love the wallets – both look pretty and cute

  187. wallets are awesome! perfect, fun gift idea

  188. sy says:

    love the wallets

  189. amelia says:

    i love wallets.

  190. Leigh says:

    I NEED that cart caddy for myself!!!

  191. Anna says:

    Love the vanilla extract!! What a great holiday idea!!

  192. Alexandra says:

    Great tutorials! I will definitely make the vanilla!

  193. Heidi says:

    so many ideas… so little time! so fun to check out all of the great tutorials.

  194. Jane says:

    Lots of great ideas!

  195. Christine says:

    Keep coming to your blog to check out the cute projects. Too bad I barely have time to sew these days.

  196. Charmaine says:

    I am surprised that you didn’t include grocery bags. I keep hoping to find a tutorial for a fabric beer tote (image a 6 pack bag in cloth). Maybe I will have to create my a tutorial!

  197. Stacy says:

    I plan to make that vanilla extract!

  198. my girlfriend loves this book! maybe I will give it a try?

  199. Gwen says:

    The tote bag looks really useful. That’s for more inspiring ideas!

  200. Lynnette says:

    When I saw the cart caddy I thought it could be used to attach small flat toys to the pocket that kids can play with and not drop on the floor. No picking them up and they stay clean!

  201. Jennifer says:

    Love French General! And the vanilla extract is a lovely idea!

  202. Rebecca says:

    Mephistopheles is waiting for me!

  203. Jeanelle says:

    All these projects are just so lovely and inspiring! Thank you!!!

  204. Cara says:

    Wow, cool recipe for neverending vanilla extract! I had never even thought of making my own vanilla.

  205. SaraD says:

    I love the coupon ideas!

  206. Floss says:

    I was so in need of some present inspiration – thank you for ALL the ideas!

  207. Heather S. says:

    oooh.. once I get my own sewing machine (dear Santa…), the cart caddy is going to be my…second best friend.

  208. Karen H says:

    Love these tutorials! So cute and practical. 🙂

  209. Beth says:

    I need to make that cart caddy! What a great idea!

  210. Jessica says:

    Finally, a sophisticated mother’s helper cart caddy not meant for baby toys and drool! I am loving it and want one…NOW! It will come in handy when baby’s in the sling and I still want a hand free. Ooh, and “Handmade Soirées” has been on my wish list for some time…I’d love to own this new gem! Thanks again!

  211. Stacy says:

    That mini wallet is a great idea. I think it would work beautifully for all of those loyalty cards one seems to collect in their purse!

  212. I love this idea! Thanks for posting such great content. The Vanilla Extract looks really interesting!

  213. Karen says:

    I love this series! Thanks for the great ideas.

  214. Salihan says:

    I love the garden tote. I’ve actually made the summer wallet already and it was a good tutorial.

  215. I’m a huge fan of coupons, so I love the cart caddy–the challenge will be keeping my 3-year-old “helper” out of it! 🙂

  216. lisa says:

    pick me, pick me!

    thanks for all the great gift ideas!! I am a new sewer and you have inspired me to try them all…well, the easy ones!!!

  217. christy says:

    oh – thanks for the vanilla recipe! (and what cute wallets!)

  218. Sade says:

    I’ve been meaning to make vanilla extract for months!

  219. Ellen says:

    love today’s tutorials!

  220. Julie says:

    Oh my! The cart caddy is brilliant! Definately a must have!

  221. Jenny says:

    The great ideas just keep coming. thank you for so much inspiration.

  222. Stacey C. says:

    I loved the garden tote when you posted it before, and I still love it (and haven’t yet made it) now!

  223. MamaBee says:

    Ooh, vanilla! Great idea!

  224. Livvie says:

    I love the mini wallet!

  225. beverly says:

    I actually need a new wallet. I need to check that out. More than anything, I like the book that’s up for winning. I hope I get picked!

  226. Lisa Fenwick says:

    Oh I am totally going to make that cart caddy! Its absolute genius!

  227. Allison says:

    Oh I love the wallets!!! Thanks for another great day of stuff to make!

  228. Stephanie G. says:

    I am such a fan of French General–sign me up!!
    Love your tutorials, too.

  229. Lauren says:

    This morning a friend of mine requested a tote bag for Christmas, the quilted tote looks perfect!

  230. Jenny says:

    Lovely! The homemade vanilla is a great idea!

  231. Mary says:

    Love the patchwork coupon pouch!

  232. Jill D says:

    I was just thinking that my current wallet was falling apart….

  233. Sarah Vee says:

    Another great day! Thanks for the chance.

  234. MaryAnn says:

    Like a lot of the ladies, I’m going to make my own vanilla!

  235. Amy says:

    I LOVE the vanilla bean extract! That’s so smart!!!! We’ll be making that at my house!

  236. Amy says:

    I love the idea of the cart caddy! Everything is always falling through the cart and this would be the perfect place to keep them while grocery shopping!

  237. Tayla B says:

    I love this post! I’ve made a wallet very similar to the first one on here… but I AM a coupon freak and love the cart caddy idea.
    I also just read the article on the vanilla extract. Now if i could just get my hands on some reasonably priced vanilla beans!

  238. Stephanie says:

    I love the cart caddy! This was an interesting theme!

  239. Alexandra says:

    I love the garden tote. Great round up!

  240. Jolynn says:

    My girls will go crazy over those cute wallets!

  241. Jessica says:

    I love the mini wallets!

  242. MsCleaver says:

    I’d love to try out making a wallet and will have to look at that vanilla link!

  243. Nikki says:

    sooo great, I’ve been looking for a coupon holder, but now i think i’ll just get the pdf and make one 🙂

  244. Mamatini says:

    The never-ending vanilla extract looks intriguing! And I have been eyeing that French General book for a while now.

  245. Anja says:

    Great ideas. thank you.

  246. Michelle says:

    Wow. Making your own vanilla extract? Very cool!

  247. read2sew says:

    Neverending vanilla extract sounds like a great idea for every baker!

  248. BreannaS says:

    I love the summer wallet. My daugher 5 has recently gotten very excited about saving her money this willet will be a great christmas gift.

  249. Sora says:

    When I went to the fabric store the other day, I saw this book and wanted to take a look but I was so busy for looking at the fabrics and forgot about it.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways, always.

  250. Amber says:

    That wallet is so cute – such a great idea!

  251. Julia M. in MI says:

    I love your gift ideas today. That homemade vanilla extract sounds great too. Thanks!

  252. Sonicka says:

    You’ve done it again! Lots of inspiration today. Thanks!

  253. Emily V says:

    I love it when gifts can be pretty and still practical and usable too! Thanks!

  254. Jenne says:

    Can’t wait to make homemade vanilla!!

  255. Tanya says:

    Looks like a great book!

  256. Sissy says:


    so many projects…so much fun!

  257. Paulina says:

    This Vanilla Extract is so simple to make and I bet the flavor of baked cakes is astonshing. Will do it for sure!

  258. Louby Lou says:

    Great ideas!

  259. Missie says:

    The quilted tote is so cute!

  260. susan mzf says:

    I’m going to try making that vanilla today, in the hopes of it being ready for holiday gifts. How fun!

  261. Paula says:

    great ideas! I thought of something new last night I need to make, photograph, and submit. I can’t wait to get crafty today!

  262. Katie says:

    I like the quilted tote. If only I had a garden…

  263. r o y a l says:

    Fun projects!! I’ve been wanting to make myself a new wallet (not really Christmas gift-giving spirited, oops). And what a pretty book.

  264. Julie says:

    I really like the wallet idea.

  265. SewLindaAnn says:

    So many good ones today, my desktop is getting full with tutorials. I love the summer and mini wallets, cart caddy, and vanilla. This is fabulous.Thank you!!

  266. qsogirl says:

    what great projects today! The list makes me want to sew all week long!

  267. Alisa says:

    Thanks so much for posting the link to neverending vanilla extract!

  268. D'Ann says:

    I love the quilted tote bag, and the coupon organizer to hang on the cart is quite cute.

  269. Holly says:

    do the ideas ever stop around here? the inspiration is endless…

  270. amanda says:

    I’m very interested in this never ending vanilla extract. Thanks.

  271. Liz says:

    mini wallet? yes please. i have lots of loose papers (notes, book list, coupons, etc) in my purse and they need some protection so they last a long time! i was just thinking i need a little wallet/folder to protect them!

  272. Andi says:

    I’va always wanted to make my own vanilla but haven’t done it yet – maybe this is the time! Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  273. Heather B says:

    LOVE the cart caddy – my coupons end up not being used, scattered throughout the cart or crumbled up by my toddler.

  274. Lorrie says:

    Great gift ideas – oh for more sewing time!

    I’ve had my eye on that new French General book – I love Kaari Meng’s style.


  275. Jamey says:

    I can’t believe I never thought of making vanilla extract before!

  276. Danyelle says:

    I love the garden tote!

  277. Lisa says:

    My almost teenaged girls would love it if I made them the wallets! They have been bugging me for a wallet. Great patterns. Thanks!

  278. Amy says:

    Great gift ideas. The vanilla extract tip is a GREAT one…can’t wait to try it.

  279. Kirsten says:

    I am so excited to make these lovely wallets! Thank you!

  280. I realy like the garden tote project.

  281. ara jane says:

    I love the sweet simplicity of the wallet!

  282. Lynn Osborne says:

    I love the other French General book, I would love to win this one too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  283. emily says:

    These ideas are great. Thank you!

  284. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been trying to find a book that will give me guidance on how to be a better hostess and set a lovely table. I’d love to win this book. Thanks Sew Mama Sew for another wonderful Handmade Holidays series!

  285. more fabulous things to make, bake and buy!

  286. Courtney says:

    Those shopping cart covers come in very handy.

  287. Debra says:

    The mini wallet is really cute!

  288. Tong says:

    Cute wallets!!

  289. Kristin says:

    Cute stuff! Love the idea of the vanilla extract! And I would LOVE to know what fabric was used on the outside of that first wallet…it’s so pretty!

  290. Emily Dawn says:

    I’ve been looking for a good shopping cart cover pattern. Thanks!

  291. Vicki K says:

    Really love the coupon wallet! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  292. Katie B says:

    That cart caddy is genius!

  293. Lorene says:

    I definitely needed a new wallet tutorial, thanks for posting that!

  294. Laurel says:

    The tote looks especially inviting!

  295. Amy says:

    That cart caddy is *exactly* perfect for my mom–thank you!

  296. Somer says:

    The great ideas just keep coming.

  297. amandah says:

    More reasons to sew and shop.

  298. Anna says:

    I meant to say that I have been LOOKING for a good wallet pattern.

  299. Anna says:

    I have been for a good wallet pattern. I think I found it!

  300. Susan says:

    The homemade vanilla looks great…and so much more affordable!

  301. Diane says:

    love these ideas! I can’t wait to try the vanilla.

  302. Melanie says:

    Love the wallets! I need to start scrap-busting…..

  303. Rene' says:

    Thanks again for the great ideas.

  304. elizabeth says:

    The basket organizer would be perfect for a friend of mine, and I can’t wait to make my own vanilla!

  305. julia says:

    I have a never ending bottle of vanilla in my cupboard right now!!ever having to go buy it. I recommend it!

  306. virginia says:

    I love the coupon caddy.

  307. Michelle says:

    That cart caddy is totally awesome! Fantastic, as are all these great ideas. Thanks again!

  308. Rachel says:

    I love the summer wallet project – what a great gift idea for the girls on my list!

  309. Jill Neely says:

    I love this selection of gifts, especially the wallets.

  310. Cara says:

    Love the garden tote.

  311. Carrie says:

    I LOVE the idea of homemade vanilla… gotta start on that now!

  312. Daniela C Beier says:

    Great ideas. thank you again! 🙂

  313. Would love to win!! Thank you!!

  314. brittany says:

    i love the coupon clutch! what a cute way to keep all the coupons in order!

  315. alisha says:

    I love the different wallet tutorials.

  316. Andrea says:

    Nice ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  317. Katy says:

    great ideas – thanks once again!

  318. Mandi says:

    I love the grocery cart caddy. It would be so helpful and cute!

  319. juliecache says:

    interesting title for the giveaway.

  320. Kirsten says:

    How in the world do you all keep coming up with such good ideas…

  321. Becky says:

    I love the new French General fabric collection and would love to get my hands on this book.

  322. Julia says:

    I love Olio Momma’s Scrappy Coupon Clutch and Amy’s choice of plaid fabric!

  323. Caroline says:

    Oh, I love the Summer Wallet!

  324. missknitta says:

    Can’t wait to try the neverending vanilla with the beans my friend brought from madagascar!

  325. Sorahart says:

    Many great ideas once again! The prize book looks very interesting as well.

  326. mon ami says:

    looks great!

    …and I’m so intrigued by the never ending vanilla extract….

  327. Candace says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a wallet for a while now. These are great tutorials.

  328. April says:

    That cart caddy is pure genius! I hate digging in my purse a million times during a shopping trip.

  329. jennsquared says:

    wow, there are so many things I wanted to make from this list! Like get the pattern for the cart for my baby, the cart caddy and the quilted tote! Thanks!!!!

  330. Jessica says:

    I really like the wallet tutorials. Very easy and very cute!

  331. Whistlepea says:

    The cart caddy is a cute idea. I bet everyone in the grocery store would wonder why they didn’t get one!

  332. elizabeth says:

    The cart caddy is genius.

  333. Susanne says:

    The shopping cart cover is such a fantastic idea!

  334. Hashi says:

    I’m going to make some of the vanilla extract, for myself and my baking friends 🙂

  335. Stacy says:

    I love the coupon caddy for the shopping cart, another day of great ideas!

  336. angela says:

    I love it down with walmart

  337. Bethany says:

    neverending Vanilla Extract got my attention!! These look like fun…thanks!!

  338. Hilda says:

    thanks again for more great ideas!

  339. jm says:

    Love the gift wrap!

  340. Jennifer says:

    Great ideas! I know several people who will love some of these gifts. Thanks.

  341. Teresa says:

    Lovely books and ooooh the beautiful fabrics!!!

  342. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    I’ll definitely be investigating the summer wallet and the vanilla extract. Thanks!

  343. Lola says:

    Great tutorials, I need a new wallet.

    French General: Handmade Soirees is a gorgeous book! I love the hardcover. It is on my wish list.

  344. Tina Mackey says:

    I am very interesting in that never ending vanilla. Thank you!

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