November 28 ~ Wrap & Present

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Do you have a creative way to Wrap & Present your holiday gifts? Don’t miss our Embellish!, Gift Compilations & Write It & Wrap It features from the archives, and be sure to tell us your great ideas in the comments!

Make It

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Make a Cute Gift Bag with this tutorial from Pickles.
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Jan’s Paper Winebag at Daisy Janie looks fun! If you need a refresher don’t forget about our Grommet Tutorial.
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Tania at Myrtle & Eunice created this Voucher Wrap to “reveal veritable voucher treasure!”

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Write It & Wrap It, Embellish!, Gift Compilations, Classic Tote, Fabric Liner for Storage Basket, Fabric Boxes, Drawstring Bags

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:

Amy’s choice Alissa’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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We get a kick out of these Fabric Chinese Take-out Boxes from Luna Feliz! Sara sells them in pints or quarts, and also offers a variety of totes.

Mix It

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Molly from MommyCoddle shares a PDF recipe for her family’s favorite Pumpkin Bread. Wrap a loaf and share!

Print It

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These pretty Peppermint Tags from lime gardenias look extra-lovely printed on cardstock, with dots of glitter & baker’s twine!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance 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 Junko Okawa, UONCA

(Shambhala/Trumpeter, $19.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-717-5)

From the Publisher:

Ruffles, buttons, and lace are the perfect ingredients for little girls’ clothes; add some unfinished hems and plenty of room to run and play, and you have garments full of fanciful charm and practical playfulness. The twenty patterns in this book—from simple dresses with ruffled sleeves to blouses with crocheted lace and pants with sewn-on legwarmers—are of simple construction, yet full of the personality and details that little girls love.With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams, this book offers a treasure trove of whimsical outfits for girls ages four to seven. Full-size patterns are included in four sizes so that you can make the perfect fit.

Make the projects in this book and add a little bit of carefree style to your child’s life.

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More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
27 ~ Work
26 ~ Remember
25 ~ Teach & Learn
24 ~ Meow & Woof
23 ~ Smell
22 ~ Count
21 ~ Bake
20 ~ Rock
19 ~ Organize
18 ~ Write
17 ~ Tote
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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344 Responses to November 28 ~ Wrap & Present

  1. Jena says:

    I love the voucher holder and have already printed out some of those cute gift tags – thanks!

  2. Dorothy B says:

    “Carefree clothes” – what a wonderful title for a book! Carefree is a wonderful state to be in – away from the business of modern life. I think that is why so many of us are taking up sewing – it reminds us of more carefree days.

  3. Heather says:

    Mmmmmmm… pumpkin bread. My favorite holiday food.

  4. SewCalGal says:

    This book looks very cute. I’d love to win it to give to my niece & great niece.


  5. Liz says:

    Perfect ideas for wrapping presents in a unique way.

  6. Chacoy says:

    Great gift bags:) The pumpkin bread looks soo yummy:P

  7. Emily BB says:

    this books really cool! letts see if i have the luck!

  8. Rachel says:

    I’m loving these handmade holidays! I have so many projects on my to-do list, I just don’t know where to begin! Thanks so much for inspiring me. And I LOVE to make some carefree clothes for my little one;) (in january….)

  9. Would love the book as i have 3 little girls to sew for!

  10. Wow I would love this book to make clothes for my niece!

  11. Morgan says:

    I want this book!!! And the chinese takeout boxes, super cute!

  12. Tammy says:

    Yummy…pumpkin bread is so good! I still need to make some this fall.

  13. suesue says:

    I’ve loved looking at all the ideas from the past month and planning and dreaming. Thank you all so much for the lovely sharing!! The book looks wonderful-I sew for kids and this would be such a fun one to explore!

  14. Allison says:

    such cute little gift bags! they’d really look nice with a handmade present inside. thanks for the ideas.

  15. tara says:

    these are great!

  16. Anna says:

    This book looks so sweet!

  17. Laci says:

    Oooh, that’s a neat book!

  18. sy says:

    the fabric take out box is a great idea

  19. Megan says:

    I love that voucher wrap & vouchers! so fun

  20. shannon says:

    I love the fabric chinese take out boxes… too cute!

  21. Anne S. says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  22. Sarah says:

    I love the voucher wrap!

  23. Judi B says:

    Cute gift tags. I will definitely be using these!

  24. Christina says:

    wonderful ideas! love the voucher wrap.

  25. FP Wear says:

    This book is on my wish list and am lurving me those takeout boxes – how clever!!

  26. Julie says:

    cute ideas for wrapping.

  27. Sara L. says:

    Oh, that book looks like just the thing for my little “carefree” girl. Fingers crossed!

  28. Missie says:

    I absolutely love the peppermint tags!

  29. Charlotte says:

    I love the Chinese Take Out Boxes. And I have been coveting this book for a while . . .

  30. Kat White says:

    Love the voucher wrap idea. Gift card envelopes and boxes are so boring.

  31. Gwyneth says:

    mmmm…pumpkin bread.

  32. I love to wrap things up cleverly, so this is a great bunch of ideas, thanks!

  33. Sonya says:

    Homemade gift bags would really save on all that paper.

  34. Brooke says:

    mmmmm… pumpkin bread! And love the fabric takeout boxes.

  35. Diane says:

    Wow, those take out boxes are incredible!

  36. Sara says:

    Love the wine bag idea….

  37. Angela says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book! Love it!

  38. Michelle says:

    Super great ideas!

  39. Michelle Prz says:

    Chinese Take Out Boxes!!! So cute and clever!

  40. Nicole L. says:

    The voucher wraps look really cute. Could also be used for gift cards. The clothing in the Carefree Clothes book look very easy and you could modify them in so many ways!

  41. Alexis says:

    Let the wrapping commence!

  42. Bettina Groh says:

    I love the gift bags.. but the take out boxes are the best. I would love the book… but my grand daughter is already too big for the patterns! 7 year olds are getting bigger all the time!

  43. Great ways to use up fabric stash and make re-usable wraps!

  44. Laura says:

    cute gift bag tutorial!!

  45. Rachel says:

    Cute little gift bags!

  46. Kelly says:

    Love all these ideas as I’d like to eliminate using gift wrap thi year! Thanks

  47. marybeth says:

    Yes oh yes! Love LOVE that book! And today’s my birthday…so maybe this will be my lucky shot at winning πŸ™‚

  48. BrendaDe says:

    what great bags! I need to get busy sewing!

  49. Dacia says:

    How much fun! The perfect wrapping for a homemade gift, is homemade as well! Absolutley LOVE those fabric take out boxes. SO cute!

  50. Sally says:

    ooooooh, what a lovely day, and a lovely book to win!

  51. Laura says:

    Love pumpkin bread!

  52. mommymae says:

    what great ideas for wrapping handmade gifts in handmade wraps

  53. Tanya says:

    Sweet tags to print!

  54. Stephanie Barrett says:

    I have been wanting this book for so long! The peppermint tags are so cute. Anything in candy cane colors looks cute!

  55. Deb Cameron says:

    Gift bags…love, love, love them…sometimes more than the gift…well, to me they are a gift!

  56. Aparna Mulgund says:

    Wonderful ideas!. Sew many tutorials. Love this web site.

  57. Salihan says:

    Love the handmade gift bags.

  58. Rachel says:

    oh. lovelies. I like all the ideas, and would love to look through the book too!

  59. Ashley says:

    Those Fabric Take Out boxes are so cute!

  60. Melanie says:

    I so need to make some gift bags! Thanks for the ideas!

  61. MaryAnn says:

    Thanks for these tutorials. There are some great wrappings ideas here.

  62. Katie says:

    Looks like a cute book!

  63. Karen says:

    Love those peppermint tags and voucher wrapper idea. Thanks!

  64. Jenny says:

    Fabric gift bags add a nice touch to a gift. It’s like receiving two gifts in one!

  65. Sarah Diama says:

    fun ideas! the printable tags are super cute

  66. Lindsey says:

    The gift bags are great– and who doesn’t love pumpkin bread? πŸ™‚

  67. Samurai Mom says:

    That voucher booklet could be a coupon organizer too!

  68. Kelli says:

    I love the peppermint tags–downloading now!

  69. Ashley says:

    so cute!!

  70. Paulina says:

    I like particularly paper winebag, as it this idea can be used multiple times. Very often it happens that I buy a bottle of wine (or other alcohol) as a gift.

  71. Jan says:

    So much to sew – so little time. Work work work. Thanks for the great ideas.

  72. Kathryn G. says:

    I am definately checking out the winebag tutorial. I would also love that book.

  73. Erika says:

    Great ideas! I make more reusable bags every year!

  74. whitney says:

    i would love to make some last minute gifts for my daughter with ideas from this book. (and then wrap them with new ideas, of course!)

  75. Megan says:

    I love wrapping! Now to make the things to go inside…

  76. Tiffany says:

    Here’s my link to gift wrapping ideas on Simply Modern Mom.

    And I hope I win that book because I have 2 girls who need frolicking dresses!

  77. Natasha says:


  78. Julie says:

    I’m scheduled to be done crafting at roughly midnight on Christmas Eve…no time for fancing wrapping! I need to start earlier next year!

  79. Valerie says:

    Pumpkin Bread!!!!! So looking forward to making that!

  80. susan mzf says:

    those gift bags are so simple and so cute, and sooo useful!

  81. Susan W says:

    OH the book would be terrific. I have been drooling over it since I first saw it.

  82. JD says:

    Fabric bags are such a great idea. My goal this year is to not buy any wrapping paper, so this will surely help!

  83. Jennifer says:

    I make paper bags and boxes with my cricut but these are lovely as well.

  84. Terri says:

    Yummy pumpkin bread recipe!!!
    Love the book!!!!! : )

  85. I’ve been loving these daily articles!

  86. StephanieS says:

    Those are cute cute gift bags.

  87. amy says:

    gift bags, of course. I’m always needing little bags for other things as well.

  88. Ramona says:

    The voucher wrap is adorable.

  89. Sandra says:

    This has been an amazing amount of work, compiling all these lovely sites to visit…THANK YOU! I’m sorry to see November drawing to a close and that’s the first time I’ve ever said that about November! It’s usually such a cold, rainy month but your Handmade Holidays III has made November a delight.

  90. Singoalla says:

    I love the little fabric bags. Great way of recycling and to use up some scrap fabric too!

  91. Laura says:

    Those peppermint tags are so sweet!

  92. April says:

    Fabric takeout boxes are sweet. They could be used to hold jewelry or something after gift giving is over.

  93. Shannon Reed says:

    I just have to dream about these — no way to get my own bags made with everything else on my “To Sew” list!

  94. Kristin Clewell says:

    I have been looking at this book online for a while now. I love all of your homemade ideas. Thanks!

  95. Julia says:

    I’m totally going to make some of those cute gift bags!

  96. Jen C. says:

    nice tutorials!

  97. Marguerite says:

    Everything cute!
    This book looks SO lovely!

  98. Kym says:

    This topic is perfect. I’m trying to do without wrapping paper this year. Thanks for some good ideas.

  99. Laurel says:

    Fun goodies as usual πŸ™‚

  100. Mindy says:

    Great wrapping ideas! I’m always looking for ways to make gift wrapping more unique!

  101. Denise says:

    I will be making the voucher wrap I love the idea of spreading the gifts around longer.

  102. Sonya M says:

    the book looks great! I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the free printables.

  103. Brookiej says:

    So cute & so little time…I am getting the peppermint tags for sure! I may try my hand at the voucher wrap for my close friend. She would ABSOLUTELY love it!!

  104. nilly ofan says:

    the pumpkin bread is now in my oven. i cant wait to it to get out.

  105. Brigette says:

    love all the handmade holidays

  106. Leah says:

    I would love to get my hands on that book.

  107. Lisa Berends says:

    Great ideas for sustainable wrappings. The bags could easily be reused for future presents or storing toys, etc. Love the ideas.

  108. Andrea says:

    ooo- this book is on my Christmas list. And I totally bought some cute christmas fabric to make bags with, now I have a tutorial to follow, yay!

  109. christy says:

    oh my daughter and I would have so much fun with that book!

  110. Ticia says:

    I’ve been drooling over this book in the store!

  111. Christy says:

    I have been coveting that book. Would love to sew some clothes while eating pumpkin bread. Oh, I’m supposed to give it away you say?

  112. Ellen lamb says:

    So great! Thanks!

  113. Wendy says:

    Have been wanting the book since I heard about it!

  114. Denise says:

    Thanks AGAIN for such great ideas! I can see myself now whipping up some gift bags with the aroma of pumpkin bread wafting through the air!! πŸ˜‰

  115. Bethany says:


  116. Mandi says:

    Those bags are the cutest!

  117. juliecache says:

    that book looks awesome.

  118. Bonnie says:

    I love the sound of the book- and I ALWAYS love pumpkin bread!

  119. DebbieKL says:

    Very cute items today!

  120. Christie says:

    Adorable ideas – I love the Chinese takeout box, too.

  121. Jen says:

    I can’t wait to try the pumpkin bread recipe! Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful ideas. I look forward to November for the handmade holidays every year now!

  122. Sissy says:

    Sew many sweeeet ideas!

  123. amanda says:

    I sooo want this book! πŸ˜€

  124. Vintagefern says:

    I am loving the fabric chinese takeout box, it rocks!

  125. Kimberly says:

    Those fabric Chinese take out boxes are so cool.

  126. christy says:

    I’ve been ogling this book since I heard of it! Thanks for the “wrapping” ideas!

  127. bruinbr says:

    Fun! Love the peppermint tags to print!

  128. Jen says:

    The bags are adorable!

  129. Now my life is more difficult as I decide how I am going to wrap all my handmade gifts. Thanks πŸ™‚

  130. marta says:

    Oooo! I want this book!!

  131. Carrie says:

    Those voucher wraps are so clever!

  132. katie says:

    Fabric Chinese take-out box, so fun!

  133. stephanie says:

    i love that cloth gift bag

  134. Lori says:

    I love those take out boxes, and this is probably the prize I’m most dying to win!

  135. Carla says:

    Those peppermint notes are going to be perfect for my gifts this year. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  136. Caren says:

    That book is on the top of my wish list!!

  137. Jessica says:

    The voucher presentation is a great idea…this could even work for gift cards and the like (gas cards, etc.). The book up for grabs is a must have too!

  138. Kaye Prince says:

    So cute and that pumpkin bread recipe looks wonderful!

  139. Natalia says:

    I don’t usually post to giveaways, but this really is a book I love the clothes in, and I have a little one to sew for! Enjoying the crafting Christmas, every day! Thank you.

  140. jen says:

    I can’t wait to make some reusable wrapping!

  141. amy says:

    This book is on the top of my wishlist!

  142. Debra says:

    Lots of great ideas, I had forgotten about the paper wine bag and it will be perfect for the cranberry vodka we’re making!

  143. Bethany says:

    I love those little fabric takeout boxes. How sweet.

  144. Amy says:

    The little take out boxes are just TOO cute! I love them!!

  145. Rebecca says:

    I want that book! I’m definitely asking Santa for it.

  146. Tabitha says:

    The voucher idea is cute! Another book I’ve been wanting…Everyday it’s another book from my wishlist that you’re giving away – hope I win one of them:)

  147. Lucie says:

    The take-out chinese box is absolutely adorable. Contact at

  148. Christy says:

    Mmm, I love the pumpkin bread recipe! Thanks for yet another great set of tutorials and links!

  149. Aimee says:

    MMMMmmmmmmm! I love pumpkin bread!

  150. Anya says:

    I’ll have to try out some of those gift bags. Good ideas.

  151. Ellen says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book! Thanks.

  152. Shawn says:

    What neat ideas…thanks for sharing!

  153. Love the paper winebag. Thinking of many other things to put in………

  154. Kristin says:

    Love the bags…and the best part is that the wrapping is a gift of its own! (And probably the best part according to my preschooler!)

  155. Leigh says:

    thanks for the paper wine bag – I needed a pattern for that!

  156. Morgan says:

    Winebags are always appealing, thanks!

  157. Tanya says:

    Another great set of items, and love the ecofriendly reusable bags.

  158. Jenny says:

    I love all those ideas/

  159. Joanna says:

    more awesome ideas! and I love that book!

  160. Becky says:

    Love the eco-friendly wrappings!

  161. Louisa says:

    I love the idea of the paper wine bag!

  162. Teresa says:

    This is another book I’ve really been looking at!…..keeping my fingers crossed! This has been a fun, fun month. Thank you!

  163. Joanna says:

    I’ve always wanted to get that book!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  164. Beth says:

    I love that paper wine bag!

  165. Jo says:

    Can’t get over how cute that fabric chinese take out box is!!!

  166. Anne Marie says:

    Great ideas – love them.

  167. Grace says:

    mmm pumpkin bread, my favorite!

  168. jessi says:

    I need to try the pumpkin bread!

  169. Andrea says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  170. MsCleaver says:

    That is a fancy winebag!

  171. Abby says:


  172. LittleA says:

    This month’s offerings have been GREAT! And this book is on my Christmas list. πŸ™‚

  173. Valerie says:

    Love the pumpkin bread recipe! Thanks!

  174. Vic says:

    I love the vouchers & the voucher wrap – what a fantastic idea!

  175. Nicole N. says:

    I just love those peppermint tags!

  176. lili says:

    I think wrapping is my favourite part of Christmas!

  177. sarah says:

    My first niece could be born any day now. I’d love to win this!

  178. Hilary says:

    Fingers crossed!

    Love the fabric Chineese food box!

  179. MamaBee says:

    Yay for gift bags!

  180. Susanne says:

    All these great projects are keeping me up until the wee hours of the morning — that’s the only time I can find to sew with two little ones and a job. I’m soooo sleeeeepy!

  181. Jaki says:

    Some great wrap ideas, thanks once again!!

  182. Grace Wong says:

    I love gift bags!

  183. Jenn says:

    I’m loving handmade holidays! There is something I add to my “to do list” every day!

  184. Lea says:

    That book’s on my list. Maybe I can win it?

  185. Dani says:

    Love the paper wine bags! Have been making my own out of fabric, but never thought to use that stash of gorgeous scrapbooking paper! Thanks!

  186. yvonne says:

    i’d love one of those books!

  187. Deanne says:

    another day of great ideas. – thanks

  188. Tammy says:

    Cute, easy gift bags! love em!

  189. Chandra says:

    I have some neices who would appreciate it very much if I won this book.

  190. Crystal says:

    Going to make that cute little baggie in the first part of the post and hopefully win the girl book!

  191. Shannnon F. says:

    What a beautiful book! I want my baby to grow up just to wear these.

  192. Ashley says:

    Those giftbags are great. Please, please, please let me win. I’ve wanted the Carefree Clothes book for months now!!

  193. Silvia says:

    The peppermint tags are wonderful!!

  194. Fawn says:

    I love this book! And the voucher idea is so great for those hard to buy/make for people. Keep the great ideas coming!!!

  195. Sarah says:

    I have been enjoying handmade holidays so much. Thank you for doing this.

  196. Maya says:

    Cute gift bags indeed!

  197. mia says:

    My little redheaded girl looks like the child on that book! I would love to sew from it for her!

  198. ~Helena~ says:

    Thanks for the ideas. Everyone is so creative.

  199. Amanda says:


  200. Tamara (AK) says:

    Looks like another great book!

  201. Zura says:

    what a wonderful idea! the voucher wrap looks really classy

  202. Somer says:

    I love a gift wrapped in a gift.

  203. Jill D says:

    I love, love, love the fabric take out boxes!

  204. Joy says:

    Great book! Thanks for the chance to win it…

  205. aSprinkling says:

    My girls would love for me to make them more clothes!

  206. Junglewife says:

    Great ideas!

  207. Kathie says:

    Love the wrapping ideas. The gift bag will work fir toy storage too.

  208. Bekah says:

    Thanks for the ideas! Pumpkin bread sounds wonderful.

  209. Nadia says:

    Everything here looks beautiful!

  210. Heidi says:

    I’m off to make that pumpkin bread

  211. Barbara says:

    I love all the ideas today. I love to give presents wrapped in another one. Bx

  212. Sylvie says:

    I like the chinese take-out boxes very much!

  213. Rachel says:

    great stuff, as always!!

  214. Kirsten says:

    What a great idea to present vouchers or certificates. So special! I hope I win, my little girl would love some of the clothes in this book.

  215. Gretel says:

    Absolutely lovely!!

  216. Rebecca says:

    I would love to have that book!!

  217. Jenne says:

    The fabric takeout box is charming!!

  218. LFinn says:

    I think that unwrapping a gift is just as much fun as actually getting what is inside it! I can’t wait to try some of these ideas.

  219. Sora says:

    I’d love to win this book before Christmas!

  220. Beth says:

    Great ideas! I love the homemade voucher cards!

  221. Dina says:

    I could use the sewn gift bag as an actual gift for one sister. Actually, anyone have any ideas for a toe-shoe bag?

  222. Katie B says:

    I love the voucher wrap!

  223. Steph says:

    Love the voucher wrap!

  224. katkeo says:

    I love the cute gift bags. I can think of many wonderful things I could tuck inside those.

  225. Sarah says:

    Cute stuff. Loving the handmade holidays!

  226. kadybug says:

    What adorable peppermint tags! And such a cute idea with the cloth take out container.

  227. Louby Lou says:

    I’m downloading those gift tags as I type!

  228. Elle says:

    I also use pillowcases with a book inside as a gift! I would love this book!!

  229. Lynnette says:

    I love the Fabric Chinese Take-out Boxes from Luna Feliz! I thought about making some paper ones and putting some granola and deluxe popcorn for gifts.

  230. Kimberly says:

    What a marvelous book!

  231. Oh, the book looks heavenly. Thank you for the opportunity.

  232. Alexa says:

    those take-out boxes are crazy…!

  233. Livvie says:

    What sweet giftcards.

  234. mon ami says:

    yeah, even more great ideas!

  235. Steph W says:

    Maybe some of those patterns could be carefree clothes for grownups! πŸ™‚

  236. Shelly says:

    I love the thought of cloth wrappings – they’re so pretty and reusable too!

  237. Angi says:

    Those bags are cute! We made similar ones last year without the boxed corners. I think we’ll try to make some of these this year.

  238. megan says:

    I have a little girl that would love the clothes that are in this book, it would be great to win!!

  239. Amanda Young says:

    I am excited about the book. I am a rookie at sewing so maybe there would be some things that I could do for my little girl (almost little girls). I wish there was a pattern for the fabric chinese take out boxes…I love giving gifts in chineses take out boxes!

  240. Linda says:

    Always wanted to make a gift bag…this one is looks so easy. Thanks!

  241. Kelly says:

    I love the paper wine box idea for my family members that prefer wine over other gifts for Christmas. And, that book looks so fun too!

  242. amber says:

    yum, pumpkin bread!!

  243. Lorene says:

    Cute bags!

  244. Anna says:

    How about furoshiki? Fabric and gift wrap all in one.

  245. Michelle says:

    mmm pumpkin bread!

  246. Alissa D says:

    I like the wine bag. We have been giving wine from vineyards we’ve visited as gifts, that would be a fabulous wrapping for them!

  247. Jaana says:

    Thank you for these tutorials. I must try the pumpkin bread tomorrow for the Sunday dinner!

  248. erin says:

    Love the “cute gift bag”!

  249. jennsquared says:

    yummy pumpkin bread!

  250. susan hwang says:

    I love the book.. looks like they’ve got some great ideas. Went to joann’s early this morning and got a steal.. cant wait to start sewing πŸ™‚

  251. Isabel Coelho says:

    Hmmmm! Pumpkin Bread! Great ideia! Thank you!

  252. Norma says:

    that seems like a must have book for little girls. Real clothse for real girls that play!

  253. Jessica says:

    the fabric Chinese takeout boxes are adorable!

  254. Marisa says:

    I love sewing up bags for wrapping gifts in – a few more every year. One day we’ll have a garbage-free holiday! πŸ™‚

  255. Kirsten says:

    I think fabric gift bags are a great and eco friendly idea! Would love this book for my 2 girls.

  256. keren says:

    the “cute gift bag” is super cute!

  257. Anja says:

    Cute gift bag is really CUTE!!!!

  258. Suzanne says:

    I love Amy’s choice of fabric!

  259. qsogirl says:

    i’d like to make a lot of those gift bags for this Christmas!!

  260. Lauren says:

    I need to get that book, it looks wonderful!

  261. Ingrid says:

    Oh, the chinese food takout boxes are great! And I’ve got a girl who’s just right for some carefree clothes.

  262. Ruth says:

    Mmmm pumpkin bread…I’ve gotta make some! Thanks!

  263. Thanks for the ideas–I’m going to use more fabric bags this year. And I love pumpkin bread!

  264. sofie says:

    Truly, I come for the sewing ideas, but I always end up baking the recipes. Clearly, I need some sewing therapy

  265. Hilda says:

    lovely ideas πŸ™‚

  266. Emily says:

    Yum – pumpkin bread.

  267. Floss says:

    Yes those take out boxes are totally cute!

  268. JennB 2567 says:

    Love the bags!! Happy holidays everyone!

  269. Carolyn Wood says:

    Like the cute gift bags

  270. cute, cute ideas today! i do have to say though, i will be thrilled beyond belief if i happen to win this book!! seriously, i have been dying to get my hands on it- squeee!!

  271. Beth says:

    I love it when the wrapping is as delightful as the contents!

  272. amelia says:

    love those cute tags.

  273. Anya T. says:

    I just blogged yesterday about how I wrap quilts. Here’s the link…

  274. Linda J. says:

    One of my favorite things to gift friends is a set of reusable gift bags. The one from Pickles is a bit different than the pattern I have. Time for a switch up! (I’ll be printing some tags too. A perfect gift combo!)

  275. aurore says:

    I just discovered this book on amazon!

  276. The book looks great.

  277. Julie says:

    I always can use some “fresh” ideas for wrapping gifts.

  278. kelly O! says:

    The voucher wrap tute will come in very handy this year (we’re giving several gift cards)! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  279. Rebecca says:

    Great ideas, can’t wait to try a few!

  280. Kerry says:

    Those peppermint gift tags are adorable!

  281. I enjoy finding new and clever ways to wrap gifts. Great collection of ideas.

  282. laurel groh says:

    i love all of the ideas – and definitely will be making the voucher wrap – it’s perfect!

  283. Nellie says:

    Lovely fabric pouches. And I covet the carefree clothes!

  284. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for the ideas. The peppermint tags are adorable!

  285. Adviga says:

    I love the idea of reuseable gift bags!

  286. The voucher wrap is a great idea!

  287. Sana says:

    that book seems to jump on me from every web page i open! and i love it. i would love to sew something.. everything from it!

  288. Liesl says:

    I really want that book. πŸ˜‰
    The peppermint tags are too cute too!

  289. Myrnie says:

    Love those fabric takeout boxes- so cute!

  290. Jodi says:

    Great wrap ideas. Love the vouchers.

  291. mary says:

    wonderful ideas, I love this site!

  292. PenguitoSmile says:

    The paper wine bag is AWESOME!!!
    I think I might make something like that except to put a doll in! πŸ˜€

  293. Rachel B says:

    Fabric just makes a gift more special. The takeout box is especially cool.

  294. Missie says:

    Need to make those gifts bags! Awesome post today!

  295. Tong says:

    Cute ideas and the pumpkin bread looks delicious!

  296. Christiana Lefebvre says:

    Thank you for the chance to win the book! I enjoy reading posts everyday.

  297. tanya says:

    love the takeout boxes – very clever! love the idea of fabric bags to wrap presents – great way to use up some of those scraps!

  298. Jennifer says:

    My daughter would love playing in these clothes!

  299. Katie says:

    Love the voucher wrap, and I would love to win this book.

  300. Chelsey says:

    I love those cute little gift bags! What a great way to use scraps!

  301. D'Lane says:

    I always think I will make a bunch of reusable gift bags so that one of these years I will give gifts that don’t create trash for a landfill. I won’t get there this year, but maybe I can start with a few.

  302. Jody says:

    Great gift wrapping ideas! Would absolutely love that book!

  303. Michelle says:

    I am hoping this year to be the year that a few fabric wrapping bags get made. All your ideas are so inspiring!

  304. Amy says:

    With another baby on the way, I really love the “carefree” of Carefree Clothes for Girls! And the Cute Gift Bags are a great way to show others how to be eco-friendly!

  305. Emily V says:

    We’re ready to wrap already?! I’d better get seriously sewing. Hehe. There have been so many good ideas!

  306. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the gift bag tutorial. I was already thinking of doing this…now I can!

  307. amy says:

    Fantastic ideas! I can’t wait to try creating the paper wine bag! What a creative and brilliant idea! Thanks again for the wonderful gift ideas.

  308. kelly jo says:

    Love the gift bag ideas! Perfect way to use up scraps and save some money!

  309. Delben says:

    The peppermint tags are gorgeous. Thank You!!!

  310. Chrissy says:

    I love that paper wine bag!

  311. Kristin says:

    Great ideas! Love the takeout boxes

  312. krystina says:

    pumpkin bread… My fave!

  313. Bunny says:

    Oh how sweet! I have always loved fabric gift bags, it’s a nice way to save on wrapping paper. I hardly ever wrap gifts anymore!

  314. I haven’t sewn girls clothes for a while and would love this book with an updated look!

  315. Coralee says:

    sew wonderful!

  316. JulieFrick says:

    I’m definitely up for some of those gift bags and the pumpkin bread. YUM. That book looks so divine!

  317. Alyssa Sorenson says:

    Lovely ideas, perfect for the gifts I made. Yummy pumpkin bread, my fav!!

  318. carmel says:

    cute ideas!
    i love it all!!!

  319. Lynne says:

    I love the gift bags! What an easy way to make the drawstring opening. Brilliant! Thanks!

  320. jm says:

    Great peppermint tags!

  321. Gretchen says:

    I’m hoping to eliminate paper from my wrapping this year – so this will help, thanks!

  322. Tawny Bee says:

    Those take out boxes are awesome. My husband was just complaining the other day that he never gets those cardboard take out boxes when he orders Chinese food. They always come in round tubs. Maybe he needs some fabric ones?

  323. Whistlepea says:

    I love all the free printables out there!

  324. Hashi says:

    Mmmm, pumpkin bread!

  325. Jennifer says:

    I so meant to make gift bags this year… maybe there’s still time??

  326. Jenny says:

    YES yes yes. all such great ideas…peppermint tags are a must!

  327. Gabriel says:

    I love the idea of cute clothes for playing hard. The voucher wrap is cool!

  328. Carlee says:

    Love the wrap ideas! That take out box is adorable! And this book would be a great addition to my family cause I love to sew for my 4 year old lil girl πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  329. Gifts didn’t look so pretty!

  330. Toya says:

    oh, i have been coveting this book! and i need some of those Chinese takeout boxes. those are so cute!

  331. Emily says:

    Great wrapping ideas!!

  332. Candi says:

    I have four daughters, ages 8 months – 12 years, and would love to have such a beautiful book! Thank you for the chance to win. *fingers crossed for good luck*

  333. Danielle says:

    mmm pumpkin bread. I always make bread for my neighbors. maybe this year I’ll whip up some of that.

  334. Courtney says:

    lovely ideas.

  335. Leisel says:

    Yay! I love wrapped gifts under the tree! Wouldn’t it be fun to have every gift wrapped like the ones above?!?! If only there was more time. . .

  336. Sonicka says:

    I have been wanting to make reusable fabric gift bags… that gift bag tutorial is just the ticket!

  337. Monica A says:

    Ooooh!! I have a little girl, I would love the book!

  338. Danielle says:

    Pick me Pick me! =)

    I love those take out boxes.

  339. Desiree says:

    yum… pumpkin bread!

  340. Molly says:

    That pumpkin bread sounds delicious!

  341. Angela says:

    Your projects are all so great. I wish there was more sewing time in the day to do them all!
    I LOVE that book. It’s so nice to find a book for us novice seamstresses!

  342. Limor says:

    Pumpkin bread, yum. I love the little voucher envelope as well. It would be really cute to use that for a gift card.

  343. Kimberly B says:

    Those little bags are so cute, I can imagine lots of little things a child would love to find inside for Christmas. The book looks awesome!

  344. georgia says:

    What a cute paper wine bag! Would work great for martinelli’s too;) I’m impressed when people are gifted with both fabric and paper. I’m not quite so diversified.

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