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Make a gift or two for your favorite shopper…

Make It

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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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Buy It

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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.
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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).

Mix It

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

Print It

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gift-wrapit.com 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!

Win It

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.