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|Everybody loves a new bag! Gifts to Tote today…|
The Phoebe Bag is a PDF pattern download from artsy-crafty babe. Check out her appliqué version!
|Fuzzy Felt Flex Frame Purses
Nikki from You Sew, Girl! sells the flex frames needed for her fun Fuzzy Felt Flex Frame Purse Tutorial.
|The Simple and Sleek Fat Quarter Handbag
Our Fat Quarter Handbag from Jennifer is a favorite (easy, sleek, fun) tutorial from 2009!
Make a Friendship Bag with Rachel’s tutorial at p.s. i quilt. Without the handles it can turn into a little “catch-all bag.”
|Little House Pouch
This Little House Pouch Tutorial from the long thread includes a PDF template & instructions. So cute!
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||Amy’s choice||Kristin’s choice|
|Handmade Purses & Bags from Jennifer Ladd
Jennifer Ladd, author of the Fat Quarter Handbag Tutorial above and one of our favorite bag designers, has impeccable taste and incredible craftsmanship. Jennifer’s purses and bags are stunning. Take a look, for example, at this beautiful new Clutch Purse with Sweet Flowers. Comment to win a gift certificate to the Jennifer Ladd shop (details below in “Win It”!) and be sure to take a look at her purses & bags.
|Cranberry & Almond Scones
Cozy up for the holidays with Cranberry & Almond Scones from eCurry (perfect with cocoa too!).
|Creature Comforts Printables
Ez from Creature Comforts has a huge selection of free Printables, including this set of Lacy Tags & Labels. You’ll also find stationary sets, note cards, table cards, library card pocket templates, mini-notebooks, tags & much more.
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 one of these prizes. The winners will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.
Jennifer Ladd (one of our board members) has generously contributed a $25 gift certificate to her shop. She makes some of the coolest bags and clutches around. This would make a great gift for a very good friend.
By Linda Kopp
(Lark Books, $14.95, ISBN: 1-57990-878-0, ISBN13: 9781579908782)
From the Publisher:What’s the big new phenomenon, with legions of devotees? Making lovable stuffed monsters! Influenced by the popularity of Japanese animé and video game culture, urban illustration and design, and the do-it-yourself craft movement, these designer plush toys are everywhere—even museum stores. Yet they’re simple to sew. Just take fabric, a needle and thread, and stuffing, combine a touch of cuteness with a dash of utter weirdness, and you’ve got one of the oddest, most irresistible creatures ever. And these 30+ projects—including furry, green-lipped Monkey; Greggles, who sports a coif of tentacles; and flirtatious Polly, who has her three eyes on every guy—are as much at home in a trendy loft studio as in a child’s room. They’re unabashedly handmade, but bold, colorful, and very modern. A thorough Basics section provides all the fundamentals, from fabric selection to stitches to the ins and outs of the construction process. And, as a bonus, there’s a handful of profiles of select plush designers with photos of their work.Join the Lark Books Quilt It! contest!
More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
16 ~ Frame
15 ~ Celebrate
14 ~ Shop
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
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