November 3 ~ Sleep

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We have visions of children all snug in their beds this holiday season (and us too, of course) with new pillowcases, blankets, pajamas & more… Enjoy our Gifts for Sleep today!

Make It

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Melanie writes that her 3-2-1 Quilted Throw Tutorial at Modern Organic Fabrics is perfect for beginners.
spacer Don’t Get Out of Bed Pants
We love the sentiment (and look) of these Don’t Get Out of Bed Pants from Tamara at ducky house! Make them for the whole family…
spacer Sparks Baby Quilt
Alissa’s Sparks Baby Quilt Pattern from Handmade by Alissa is beautiful, and you can easily add more blocks to create a bigger size if you wish.
spacer Super Easy Removable Pillow Cover
This Super Easy Removable Pillow Cover Tutorial from Candace at Sparkle Power! really is easy! Make a stack of new pillows for a lucky family member (can’t you just picture them wrapped & piled under the tree?!).
spacer How to Make a Pillowcase
Use Kelsey’s easy How to Make a Pillowcase Tutorial at Vanilla Joy and enjoy your favorite fabrics every day of the week.
spacer Charm Squares Baby Quilt
Like Alissa’s quilt, Elizabeth’s Charm Squares Baby Quilt can be adapted to a lap quilt size or bigger; it’s the perfect project for a special gift. Fat quarters & charm packs take some of the guesswork out of finding the perfect fabric combinations.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Blankets for Baby, Picnic Blanket (just right for beds too!), Doll Quilt, Babies & Toddlers

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 Amy’s choice Alissa’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Modern Wonky Log Cabin from Handmade by Alissa
It’s hard to choose just one quilt to feature from Handmade by Alissa. We love this Modern Wonky Log Cabin in red and aqua, but we also love her Stacked Coin Baby Quilts, Modern Wonky Log Cabin Pillow Sleeves & more… Take a look!

Mix It

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Lori shares a delicious Chocolate Chip- Pumpkin Spice Bar Recipe at Recipe Girl. Maybe you should do a test-bake now with your Halloween pumpkins?!

Print It

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Download and print these Vintage Gift Wrap Gift Tags from Sweet Jessie. They’d be especially lovely paired with brown craft paper for some cheery gift giving.

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 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.

Sweet Nothings: Handmade Camis, Undies & Other Unmentionables

By Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader

(Lark Books, $22.95, ISBN: 1-60059-383-6, ISBN13: 9781600593833

From the Publisher:

Sweet Nothings and sexy somethings: that’s what’s in this delicious collection.Lovely lingerie is one of the trendiest items with the hip sewing crowd—and these creative designs are adventurously fun, extraordinarily pretty, and wonderfully sensuous. With everything from low-rise panties and camisoles to comfy PJs and slinky robes to choose from, women will delight in discovering their personal style—and even adding their own flair to the delectable garments.A basics section covers everything stitchers need to get started!
Join the Lark Books Quilt It! contest!

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383 Responses to November 3 ~ Sleep

  1. you write in a lucid manner and I have no difficulty to understand what you have said, even though I am a novice.

  2. awesome info about staying motivated

  3. Wehaf says:

    Er, I mean they *look* so comfy!

  4. Wehaf says:

    I need new pj pants; I think I will use Tamara’s pattern. They looks so comfy!

  5. Angela says:

    I’m going to make one quilt for my husband and one for my nephew. It’s perfect for a beginning seamstress. Thank you so much for doing this. The projects are excellent and the book give-aways are so exciting!

  6. alli b says:

    cool book…have wanted to get into sewing unmentionables for a while πŸ™‚

  7. Grace says:

    Just finished my version of the 123 throw.. it really was as easy as 1,2,3! This was my first quilt and I’m so happy with how it came out- I’m feeling more confident about trying more complicated quilts in the future.

  8. Heather says:

    oh my oh my. first up, love the quilt. i want three – and i have only 1 couch. πŸ™‚ perfect starter project since i’m new to this whole SAHM/crafty lady thing.
    also. the book. please please oh please. loveΓ’β„’Β₯loveΓ’β„’Β₯love

  9. Shannon Reed says:

    I never want to get out of bed. Can I make those pants as a gift to *ME*??

  10. rebecca says:

    Ooh, must make the pj pants!

  11. ~Helena~ says:

    I love the sleep title. The gifts are great.

  12. Liz B says:

    I’ve made a baby quilt from the Sparks tutorial and it was adorable and really fun to make! And I have the same vintage sheets that Tamara used for her pj tutorial!

  13. Angel says:

    The quilted throw makes me think of all the blankets my mom made while we were growing up!

  14. Toby says:

    gifts for ME!

  15. perches says:

    Yumm, I’ll try the pumpkin spice bars recipe and the pajama pants. Thank you! I think the quilts are a bit much for me at this busy time of year.

  16. Hilary says:

    I love all the cozy cuddley gifts and the recipies this year are wonderful.

  17. Casey says:

    Wow! I’ll be busy for awhile! Thanks for the great links!

  18. Katie says:

    Those pants are so pretty…I think I would get get out of bed just to show them off! I’ll be making these for my sister for Christmas – and hopefully some pretty lingerie for myself if I win the book!

  19. Ann Rose says:

    I really like the tutorial for the super-easy removable throw pillow cover you linked to today, and have made several pairs already. The only hard part of making these is finding just the right print for each recipient!

  20. mjb says:

    That book looks great!

  21. Kirsten says:

    i love the throw, I have just the fabrics in mind!!

  22. julia says:

    mmmm…chocolate chip pumpkin bars! You guys are killing me with inspiration, ideas & projects to add to my lists! (both sewing & cooking!!)

  23. Kathryn says:

    mmmmm. I love those sleep pants!

  24. christine says:

    sorry i missed this book but wow that mix it recipe looks devine!

  25. Jessica C says:

    I would love to win this book. I have lots of friends getting married soon, and this would be great to make something for them!

  26. whitney says:

    Mmmm Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bars

  27. Doris says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  28. Elizabeth says:

    Ive been thinking that matching PJ pants needed to be in the works for Christmas this year. Now I didn’t have to hunt for a pattern to use! Thanks.

  29. I love Alissa’s work! And those gift tags are great!

  30. Julia Gabriel says:

    I love your site and the don’t get out of bed pants tutorial is just what I needed to get me motivated to sew my kids some pajama pants for christmas.

  31. B says:

    What lovely projects!

  32. Kerneknop says:

    The pajamas pants are really nice. Will have to try my hands on those.

  33. Anna says:

    You’ve chosen some great projects here! I want to try the pants, the throw, the cake, the quilt….!

  34. Katherine says:

    lounge pants look awesome!

  35. Silvia says:

    Beautiful quilts!! I love the bed pants!!

  36. Jacqui says:

    Don’t make the sleep stuff _too_ attractive, I’ll never get anything done if I’m in bed all day! Love that simple quilt and the pants, they look nice and relaxed.

  37. Gina F says:

    I was just feeling like cozy-ing up–how fitting.

  38. wendy says:

    Great projects, thank you.

  39. Valerie says:

    I love the pants tutorial! What a great idea for the kids this year!

  40. Em says:

    I love the blankets! They look ‘quick and easy’… which is definitly somethign I need to work on right now! I love these ideas!

  41. Erica says:

    I would love to see that book. I enjoyed Valerie’s Sweet Booties book since bibs and booties are some of my favorite baby items to sew.

  42. susan mzf says:

    Ooooh those tags are just delicious! They would look so incredibly cheery on packages – I can’t wait to make some!

  43. Adviga says:

    Pajama Pants and pillow cases . . . sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas break!

  44. I will be making a charm squares quilt for a friend after seeing how cute this one is!

  45. Mrs. H. says:

    Don’t get out of bed pants are on my ‘to make’ for all my kids. Very cozy-looking.

  46. Lori Krause says:

    So I am totally making some of those pj’s for my daughters and the pillow cases and the pillow great tutorials Thank you for another inspiring day reading your blog of wonderfulness!

  47. Kelly says:

    These Handmade Holiday lists are fabulous! Thank You!

  48. Madeline says:

    PJ’s are a staple for my family’s Christmas! These ones are so adorable! Finally some that aren’t flannel.

  49. lindsay says:

    I am just starting to do alot more sewing, I am a stay at home mom so I am excited to make myself some cute pants to run around the house in. πŸ™‚

  50. carla says:

    I am currently making pjs for my kids made out of warm flannel prints. I’m really interested in the book with the “unmentionables”. I might just have to check it out.

  51. Amy says:

    Simply lovely! :o)

  52. Lea-Ann says:

    There are too many cute things to make!!!

  53. Katy says:

    I love, love, love Alyssa’s quilts. Beautiful!

  54. Sonicka says:

    I’m thinking jammies for the whole family this year!

  55. Jo says:

    I am loving all these wonderful tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

  56. Stacy says:

    Loving the easy throw and pj bottoms, great ideas.

  57. Vintagefern says:

    Lots of fun projects!

  58. Amy says:

    eating choc chip pumpkin bars in new comfy pj pants = heaven

  59. Brittney says:

    I can’t wait to try to make those new pillow covers! I would love to win this book!

  60. Kristen says:

    I would love this book!

  61. Beatrix says:

    I love Alyssa’s quilts.
    Thanks for hosting the HH again this year. I am so excited to look at all the different ideas.

  62. rhilborn says:

    My sister is SUCH a big fan of sleep:). This day of tutorials is certainly inspiring as I consider her Christmas and January birthday gifts.

  63. Tara says:

    I just HAVE to make those pj pants!

  64. LisaAlso says:

    Love the tags and anything with mini chocolate chips in it!!

  65. Nicole N. says:

    For as long as I can remember my family has had a tradition of new pajamas on Christmas Eve, those pants would be perfect!

  66. juliecache says:

    Your giveaway book looks yummy.

  67. Jennifer says:

    The pics are gorgeous and the theme is tied together nicely. Can’t choose a fave, but leaning toward the don’t get out of bed pants.

  68. gillian says:

    Oooh! The book looks lovely!

  69. michaelann says:

    what a great list of projects! i want to do them all! fun. fun.

  70. Kristin says:

    Fabulous projects. I cannot wait for my darling baby to decide he can sleep long enough for me to sew something…

  71. Kellie says:

    Great giveaway. I think you cant have too many sewing or how to books. Sew Mama Sew, your are my favorite.

  72. Gretel says:

    I love those pants! Must make some.

  73. Elle says:

    I have been doing the pillow cases as wraping paper for a book for all my nieces and nephews and it has been a huge hit! I must try that recipe!

  74. Jennifer says:

    I am really digging those Pajama Pants. I plan on making a “snuggie” for my teen daughter and I think I’m gonna add the pajama pants to it.

  75. Becky says:

    Checking in each day to find the best handmade gifts.

  76. Sally says:

    Day 3 and still MORE awesome ideas! My legs are itching to wear some of those pj pants while i eat those P&CC goodies!

  77. crissy says:

    Love all the tutorials – can’t wait to make the jammies! I want the “sweet nothings” book so badly!

  78. heather says:

    I love the quilted throw. Its definatley on my project list.

  79. Betsy M says:

    I was just looking for a tut. this weekend for sleep pants – and did not find quite what I wanted. These are lovely. Thank you!!!

  80. Gretchen says:

    That book looks so good! I like those pj pants! so cute!

  81. Sarah says:

    I am making everyone in the family those pants for xmas. I can’t wait!

  82. Stephanie says:

    Chocolate chip spice bars? Those look delish.

  83. Tanya F says:

    that slice sounds absolutely delicious… xmas mornig breakfast maybe?? tan x

  84. Rebecca says:

    I looove a good lounge pant pattern! And I love all the quilt patterns! Keep ’em coming!!

  85. Carrie says:

    those pj pants look so cozy! I need to make some for ME!

  86. Junglewife says:

    Oh, I’m clicking right over to the “don’t get out of bed pants” link! I’m finding something fun every day so far!

  87. Kamal says:

    Gorgeous projects, looking forward to even more inspiring projects!

  88. Melissa says:

    Great ideas – as usual. Thanks. Will try quilting for the first time.

  89. Kim K. says:

    I love all of the projects featured today! I can’t wait to get started on those PJ bottoms and removable pillow cover!

  90. PenguitoSmile says:

    I love all of these amazing ideas…and I LOVE LOVE that recipe I can’t wait to test pilot it on Thanksgiving!
    And the book that is being given away, looks awesome as well!
    I am loving Homemade Holidays and can’t wait to see more!

  91. georgia says:

    Darling quilt and I bet my kids would love new pillowcases for Christmas!

  92. Peggy B says:

    I just love the DonÒ€ℒt Get Out of Bed Pants
    and cannot wait to make some for myself and my daughter!

  93. Elizabeth says:

    My goal is to make a quilt by christmas and these tutorials are a great place to start.

  94. Mama Lusco says:

    I’d like to try the removable pillowcase. Thanks!

  95. Charmaine says:

    I love that Melanie attached the top to the batting as she assembled it. So smart!

  96. Kate says:

    I’ve been meaning to try making some pyjama pants, will have to give it a try

  97. Emily Dawn says:

    I love these projects. I just started quilting myself!

  98. Jenna Z says:

    Oooh! Love this book! Having just lost a bit of weight and needing undergarments and PJs, this appeals to me!

  99. Aimee says:

    Oh these are some wonderful ideas! I’ve seen a few of them before, of course, but I like seeing them all together. What a cozy topic!!!

  100. Tammy Miller says:

    Chocolate chip pumpkin spice bars! Yum!

  101. Monica says:

    Another inspiring day! Thank you so much. And drooooooooling over the pumpkin bars…

  102. Tracey says:

    These ideas are so great! I’ve been looking for directions to make a removable pillow cover, so this is great timing!

  103. cynthia says:

    Love the easy quilt great for Christmas giving. Pj’s pants are adorable Thanks so much for the chance to win Cynthia

  104. bex says:


  105. amanda says:

    Ooh, I love that quilted throw. Easy peasy!

  106. love all the ideas!

  107. Sarah says:

    Love the 3-2-1 throw! looks oh so cozy! πŸ™‚

  108. Tara says:

    perfect pillow cases! great christmas ideas!

  109. Myrnie says:

    I love the quilts!

  110. K says:

    What a great idea to ensure you have are prepared for cozy winter nights! πŸ™‚

  111. Salihan says:

    Those pajama pants look so comfortable! I might put my basic sewing skills to the test for that one!

  112. I have been wanting to learn how to make my own lingerie for a while now so this would be just the book that I need!

  113. Sarah says:

    Wow, will have to try those pajama pants! They look like something you could whip up for everyone, as long as you knew how tall they were!

    I have also been wanting to learn lingerie sewing for a long time. Perhaps this is the week? πŸ˜‰

  114. Amy says:

    Those pj pants look so comfy! And I’ve been eyeing that Sweet Nothings book lately ~ it would make a great early Christmas present for myself.

  115. Kimberly B says:

    The book is fab! If I don’t win, I hope to get one for Christmas!

  116. Andi says:

    I love the “don’t get out of bed pants.” I’ve never made a pattern from pants I own before so I definitely want to try this one out. The quilts are beautiful too!

  117. Gail says:

    Nice ideas. Love the PJ pants

  118. Estee says:

    Im loving HH3 so far and so excited for the many days of inspiration ahead. I love that book, I hope I’m lucky!!

  119. RachelM says:

    Really beautifull projects!

  120. Somer says:

    The perfect time of year for snuggling.

  121. Cara says:

    Wow, great tutorials today! Can’t wait to try the lounge pants and those pumpkin bars look spectacular!

  122. Ramona says:

    I am going to make those don’t get out of bed pants and the 3 2 1 throw for my mom for her birthday this month. All great ideas today.

  123. Ruth says:

    Those pajama pants look like an awesome idea…

  124. Sarah G says:

    The quilt tutorial is amazing! And I wouldn’t mind having a copy of that book either πŸ™‚

  125. Shannah says:

    Oh my. Chocolate chips AND pumpkin spice?!? I’m so in on that recipe… and ready to try out a “3…2…1” Quilt!

  126. Chrissy Brooker says:

    Everything listed is great! I’m printing off those gift tages. They are perfect for my girls. Id love to win that book. Pick me!!!!

  127. Jenne says:

    Maybe this can help me with the bed quilts I want to make for my kids.

  128. Ruth says:

    I look forward to visiting your blog/website EVERY SINGLE DAY. These ideas are beautiful and inspiring. Thank you.

  129. Rachel says:

    Those pj pants are totally the inspiration that I need to finally finish the pair that I started for the Sew Mama Sew Pajama Party! I also love the pillow cover!

  130. Sarah S says:

    Great! I just finished a zipper closure pillowcase tutorial that would fit in nicely with this post!

  131. Emily says:

    Perfect timing- I have three baby quilts/blankets to make in the next few months!

  132. Serena says:

    The 3-2-1 Quilted Throw is so yummy! I LOVE those colors together!

  133. Kerri says:

    The pajama pants tutorial came just in time. I’ve had them on my list for this year. I’ve got 4 pairs to make. Yeah!

  134. beccy says:

    I’m gonna make me some pumpkin spice bars with my leftover halloween innards! I think everyone’s going to get some Don’t Get Out Of Bed pants for Christmas πŸ™‚

  135. Bethany says:

    Great ideas. I have never really thought about making pillowcases before.

  136. Patricia says:

    Oh my, I’m already overwhelmed and excited. Thank you for the great ideas.

  137. Amanda says:

    Lovely book!

  138. Lovely projects – the pj pants are my favourite, totally cute πŸ™‚

  139. lorchick says:

    Somebody come to my house and give me a good kick in the butt so I actually give quilting a try. I’m not entirely sure what’s stopping me.

  140. Jennifer says:

    Wonderful projects! I especially love the Sparks baby Quilt and the PJ pants! Thank you so much for doing the Handmade Holidays posts…I really enjoy them all!

  141. Kathy says:

    Gosh–how can it be November already? I love your ideas during Nov. for Christmas crafting. Can’t wait to pick some to do!

  142. --ginger. says:

    LOVE the sleep pants. Might have to make some. Or maybe a lot of them. Hmmm. They’re begging to be made out of vintage sheets. I’m just saying.

  143. Ticia says:

    I need to go back and check out the don’t get out of bed pants.

  144. Michelle says:

    Off to print out those adorable tags!

  145. Nicole says:

    I’m loving those pj pants!

  146. Stephanie says:

    Oh my word I want to make those chocolate chip pumpkin bars right now! I love this list. I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for my daughter, and sleep pants and a throw would be a great combination.

    This is my favorite series of the year! I’m so glad that it’s November. πŸ™‚

  147. Annmarie says:

    Great projects, I just love making pajama pants, get to use all of the fun crazy fabric that I wouldn’t wear otherwise.

  148. sy says:

    beatiful quilt

  149. dorothy says:

    I’m planning on homemade pj pants for my family. And I love the sparks baby quilt.

  150. Jennifer says:

    I’m a beginner, and already addicted! I would love a copy of this book!

  151. carmel says:

    i hope to get to all these great projects! they sure look nice and comfy

  152. Tong says:

    Love the PJ pants and the blankets, they would make great gifts!

  153. sweet limes says:

    That baby quilt would be terrific to do as a lap quilt. Might have to do that for myself after the holidays are over!

  154. indywriter says:

    I love the pajama pants and the quilts. I’m planning a simple quilt for my daughter’s Christmas… Now I have a place to start.

  155. Grace Wong says:

    thanks for all the tutes!
    that book looks so cheeky!

  156. Kate says:

    PJ pants for everyone! What a fun christmas eve gift that would be.

  157. Lynn says:

    Wow, that book looks fantastic. This whole post makes me want to go back to bed!

  158. Andrea says:

    I am working on a lap quilt right now – but I am so tempted by the Sparks baby quilt for my girlfriend who is due in January – le sigh!

  159. mon ami says:

    oooh I’m so excited about the quilt patterns. I have been wanting to start my first quilt and I think these are contenders. Now I’m off to get some sleep myself…

  160. Candice says:

    I’m lovin’ the pajama pants!

  161. amanda says:

    I love the quilts! Can’t wait to get started on mine.

  162. Jen C. says:

    great projects!

  163. Michelle says:

    I love the mix of tutorials, patterns, recipes and hand-made for sale items.

  164. Isabel Coelho says:

    Hmmm! Cake, bed pants and pillows. Taste like lazy sunday morning!

  165. Christy says:

    This whole idea rocks! I can barely sleep with all of these amazing ideas. Thank you so much for this. The book looks awesome!

  166. Kate says:

    nice looking throw pillow tutorial. lovely quilts.

  167. Christy says:

    This rocks! My mind is going crazy with gift ideas…love it! Thanks

  168. Kara says:

    Always love a new pattern book!

  169. Lynnette says:

    Thanks for all the ideas! Now to pick only a few…

  170. Sandra says:

    Sleep…is there any other five letter word that’s so sweet and cozy? Love the 3.2.1 quilt; I’ve got something similar in the studio now. Just found a lot of fabric I loved, on sale, and thought it would make a fabulous quilt. Hope I’m right, time will tell!

  171. beverly says:

    I love the quilts, but have yet to take on that venture. Maybe this will be my time!

  172. Anja says:

    Sleeping sounds so good right now… πŸ™‚
    I sure need new Pj-pants.

    Thank you for all the tutorials

  173. The Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bars sound brilliant. I really like the idea of making my own underwear too and will have to find a copy of this book to try it out. The slip on the cover is really nice.

  174. Ann says:

    I love all the items listed! I now just need to clone myself to make it all!

  175. Stephanie says:

    I’m all about pillows. Thanks for the Super Easy Removable Pillow Cover tutorial! I just need to find some fabric I can’t live without.

  176. Keri says:

    I’ve had my eye on that book. Love the bottom of those pjs!

  177. MelodyJ says:

    I like the throw and bed pants. They are going on my to do this list.

  178. Jenn X says:

    Pajama pants are my go to gift every year. Now if family members don’t get them they’re super bummed. I think I might try the throw quilt but be selfish and keep it for myself.

  179. Liesl says:

    Great ideas for staying cozy!

  180. Kristine says:

    Oooo, the pumpkin spice bars look delicious! I need some new PJ pants too! The fabric is waiting!

  181. Hilary says:

    I love so many of these ideas the pillow cases really look fun and would be great to wrap gifts up in.

  182. Bethany says:

    it just keeps getting better!!

  183. Thessa says:

    L-O-V-E the baby quilts! I just finished making Elizabeth’s Charm Squares Baby Quilt – quickest, easiest, and nicest looking quilt I’ve ever made. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  184. kelly jo says:

    Love the pj pants! I live in pj pants in the winter!

  185. Debbie says:

    So many nice ideas! I think I’ll start with the pillows.

  186. Amory says:

    I’m making the 321 blanket tonight!!! πŸ™‚ CUTE!!

  187. Christina says:

    love them all! especially the quilted throw and pajama pants – the 3-2-1 quilt looks really do-able!

  188. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    Another fabulous batch of projects! I’m so glad to have the inspiration….

  189. Juliet says:

    Don’t get out of bed pants are my favorite kind of pants!! And thanks for putting up the removable pillow cases my living room needs something new.

  190. sus says:

    making my own undies…hmmm….i’m intrigued.

  191. Deb V says:

    I love the 3-2-1 quilt. I looked at the tutorial and it seems so easy. I am going to make at least one of those. I also love the pajama pants.

  192. Maribeth says:

    I love the 3-2-1 quilt. I think I’ll make one for each of my kids.

  193. Erin says:

    Great projects today. I can see myself making all of them.

  194. jen says:

    I love the don’t get out of bed Jammie pants!

  195. Lorrie says:

    The charm quilt is what caught my eye. And pillow cases. I’ve made them before and I think some new ones – in Christmas prints, might be fun for the season!
    The lingerie book….mmmm.


  196. Great projects again today – I have to make a couple of baby quilt real soon – Thanks for the ideas.

  197. Maeve says:

    Adorable quilts and things . . . but Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bars . . . YUMMMY!!!! Can’t wait to try these!

  198. Amy says:

    I need more hours in the day! I really like the pj pants and Alissa’s Sparks Baby Quilt pattern. Thanks for the inspiration.

  199. Melissa says:

    That quilt looks like a project that is going on my list!

  200. annalea says:

    thanks for another great round-up of ideas. making it harder to choose what to make πŸ™‚

  201. Heidi says:

    What great ideas, most of which I need or want at home right now.

  202. BrendaDe says:

    love the pillow case tutorial! My neighbor has been asking me to help her make one — now I can do it knowledgeably!

  203. Amber says:

    Love the easy pillow cover. Even a novice like me can pull off a perfect gift! Will be making lots and lots!

  204. Wendy says:

    Love the pajamas and the easy pillow cover!

  205. OliviaJ says:

    As I am still in my pjs, more pjs are always a plus!

  206. Jessica says:

    I’ve already got PJ pants on my list of things to sew, I’m planning on using flannel-backed satin for some of them.

  207. Meg says:

    Love the 3-2-1 throw! Looks easy!

  208. Sarah says:

    Lovely projects, and that book looks awesome!

  209. Kadybug says:

    I love the charm pack quilt!

  210. virginia says:

    What cozy quilts

  211. jill says:

    Those jammies look way too comfy…I may never get out of bed again. πŸ™‚

  212. Michelle says:

    yikes I need to get creating if I am going to succeed at giving everyone on my list something homemade!

  213. Erika says:

    Great post! I love this handmade holiday series!

  214. Crystal says:

    I love them all!! Thank you so much for them!

  215. love the ideas, and I totally want that book!! I’ve been thinking of making lingerie for some time now!!

  216. Debbie KL says:

    Man – the food in these posts is killing me. Must go eat! I liek the lounge pants. If only I could wear them to work. Thanks!

  217. Crystal says:

    I just love Handmade Holiday time of the year, it is so inspiring.

  218. Alissa D says:

    I was afraid of wonky/random blocks until I saw Alissa’s baby quilt tutorial when it was on her blog. (But I must say I pronounce my name the other way…)

  219. Krissy Lynn says:

    I love the 3-2-1 quilt… Easy enough to knock out a few in no time at all! My girls and I will have to work on a few of those!

  220. amelia says:

    Lovely…can’t wait to try some of these.

  221. Tabitha says:

    Definitely going to give the PJs a try. I think my teens will love them!

  222. Jeannine says:

    Love the bed pants!

  223. amy says:

    love the sweet nothings book, here’s hoping!

  224. Devon says:

    Yay, I needed a simple pillowcase tutorial!

  225. Louby Lou says:

    I used the Baby Sparks Quilt for my first ever quilt so I highly recommend it! Thanks again for all the great links!

  226. alexis says:

    oh the ideas! thanks

  227. Ariane says:

    Wow! I love the quilts and those PJ’s are to die for. I need about 10 pairs of those. Thanks for sharing.

  228. Megan says:

    Quilting has always been a bit scary for me, but I love the first tutorial above! Thanks!

  229. Alexandra says:

    This reminds me of the quilts I need to finish up. And I’d LOVE to win that book.

  230. Carey says:

    Love the baby quilts and the pajama pants. I’m making my gift-giving list one day at a time this year!

  231. megan says:

    I have been dying to try quilting, the 3-2-1 Quilt is my perfect oppurtunity and the give away book looks lovely. There is nothing better that a new pair of undies or something “special” to make you feel special. I am going to start on the jammie pants today for my little lovelies that need jammies.

  232. Megan S. says:

    I made a quilt once and it killed my desire to sew. Now seven years later I’m so inspired by the ‘new’ simple tutorials I just have to try again! Thanks!

  233. Patty says:

    Our four adult children will all be home this weekend, and so I printed off the Choc Chip Pumpkin Bars recipe…..Looks yummy! Hope I win the give-away too, holidays will be here soon!!

  234. rosie says:

    i think i might have to make those pants today!

  235. Laura says:

    Great projects! I have some fun Ikea fabric and will be making those pillows!

  236. Whoa! Stop! I’m overwhelmed with holiday ideas! Love the “Don’t Get Out of Bed Pants” (great name), two great baby quilts, simple but stylish removable pillow covers, and even a sweet holiday-ish treat! Great post today :).

  237. Michelle S says:

    I love the quick and easy quilt idea!

  238. Stephanie says:

    Those pumpkin bars look delicious!

  239. Andrea says:

    Oh pooh! I missed yesterday! Work is just ‘working’ me too hard. I’ll have to make myself a snuggly throw to rest up. Thanks!

  240. erin says:

    Love the pajama pants! That was my very first sewing project ever.

  241. Micah says:

    Looks like I’m about to become much busier!! πŸ™‚

  242. Andi says:

    The don’t get out of bed pants would go great with a cami from Sweet Nothings and a plate of Chocolate Chip- Pumpkin Spice Bars….Perfect projects for a cozy night at home!!

  243. Judi B says:

    Cute quilts…I wish I could whip those up in no time, but I might have to build up to that. I am very interested in the book freebie today!

  244. Hashi says:

    Those pants are calling my name!

  245. Suzanne says:

    I love all the projects…So many things I “could” do πŸ™‚

  246. Caroline V says:

    That 3-2-1 quilt looks snuggly and easy….definately trying that one!

  247. Jolene says:

    I look forward to Handmade Holidays every morning while I drink my coffee, it’s so inspirational, thank-you

  248. KT says:

    I love hand-made PJ’s – they are the best. I’ve been meaning to try that satin-backed flannel I’ve seen in recent years.

  249. Tammy says:

    The quilts and jammies look so cozy!

  250. Sally says:

    The baby quilt is ADORABLE! Time to start going through my fabric stash πŸ™‚

  251. tara says:

    loving that 321 quilt and the jammie bottoms. keep the good ideas coming.

  252. Terri says:

    Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!!!!
    : )

  253. Allison says:

    It’s wrong that I just want to make the pj pants for myself, right? I’ve got a charm square quilt in the works for my niece!

  254. Steph W says:

    I love the range of crafts you provide – something for us beginners and more advanced sewers. Thank you.

  255. Julia says:

    I just found your site from This is such a great site and so many beautiful things! I will certainly be back daily.

  256. Annie says:

    Ooo– I like sweet nothings! What a fun book!

  257. Megan says:

    Those baby quilts are lovely! I have seen them previously when wandering the web, but I’m finally learning to quilt, and these look completedly do-able! Yay!

  258. beth says:

    I love the quilts and the gift tags. Thanks for another inspiring group of projects!

  259. mommymae says:

    i have always wanted to make my own unders! how cool

  260. Heather says:

    This post makes me want to crawl back in bed and plan another project.

  261. Dacia says:

    I’m feeling cozy already, just looking! I better start my list!

  262. Megan Lazzar says:

    Ooooo, such snuggle worthy ideas!

  263. Disrepaired says:

    I dread clothes shopping it’s a deep deep fear, i think it would be great if i could figure out how to make my own clothes and what better place to start than with undies! This is a great site xxx

  264. Kerry says:

    I’ve got a stash of fabric waiting to be made up as pj’s for Christmas presents. πŸ™‚

  265. Estelle says:

    I cant wait to make the pyjamas and would love to see the projects from the book!!!

  266. Kathy says:

    Oooh! This book looks wonderful! So pretty! Thanks for such awesome projects and giveaways!


  267. Marianne says:

    Love the Charm Squares Baby Quilt, so pretty!

  268. Tricia says:

    I would love that book. I think there are a couple people on my list getting pajamas this year!

  269. I have been looking for a book like this! I hope I’m chosen! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  270. Adrienne says:

    The removable pillow covers will be perfect for my cousin. She changes her decor for each season and I think I can make a couple sets for her.

    I’m also checkding out the “Don’t get out of bed pants”. Love the name. =]

  271. Sarah Ness says:

    The best thing about Handmade Holidays is discovering so many other creative bloggers out there. I’m loving today’s category.

  272. Rebecca says:

    Love the binding method on the throw, I’ll definately be trying that!

  273. Stacy says:

    I love the quilted throw and those PJ pants! Thanks for sharing them with us!

  274. Erika says:

    I think I’ll try the pjs!

  275. Rachel says:

    I’m working on my first real quilt (the first one I tied and my grandma sewed-up the edges for me back in college) following Elizabeth’s pattern from scrapbusters month – looking cute so far. Now I want to make those pajama pants too – never made any clothes before but really want to try those out!

  276. Krystina says:

    The PJs are so great. And I love the 3 – 2 – 1 quilt. I wish I had started quilting with a simple project like that!

  277. Alex says:

    The quilts by ALissa are just precious, but not too cute, you know?

  278. amy says:

    so excited about the new tutorials! will be making jammies and 3-2-1 quilt asap. yippee doodles!

  279. Erin H. says:

    Chocolate Chip-Pumpkin Spice Bars? Yum! And I love those wonky squares!

  280. qsogirl says:

    oooh, I love those PJ pants! I just might have to make some of those… now to whom can I give them?! πŸ™‚ and I love these quilt tutorials. I’m going to be bookmarking them for the future…

  281. Marguerite says:

    I made those pants from bedsheets — mine have a ruffle at the bottom — silly looking, but so fun! And who wouldn’t want that book?

  282. Amy says:

    Aw! I love the quilted throw! I haven’t quilted before, and I needed a good beginner project πŸ™‚

  283. rebecca says:

    i love the quilt ideas!!!

  284. Anna Maschke says:

    Such wonderful patterns. And the food…I want pumpkin bar right now!

  285. Brooke says:

    Love this post. I need to start some quilts with my stash. Yummy looking bars!!

  286. Jennifer says:

    I don’t think I can make that delicious recipe and then fit into anything in the undies book! Both look just lovely!

  287. Brenna says:

    The jammies look darling!

  288. Ana says:

    I like the pj’s; might just have to make those!

  289. Trisha says:

    Love the patterns! Can’t wait to make the pants and the sparks baby quilt. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  290. MB says:

    The don’t-get-out-of-bed pants are fabulous. Just for the name alone, I’m whipping up a pair!

  291. Nadia says:

    Definitely making the bed pants! I’d love the book, too – more bedtime clothing to make.

  292. Liz says:

    I love the 3-2-1 quilt. It seems quick and easy for this begining quilter. Yet it looks really nice and very gift-worthy.

  293. Celeste says:

    So many good ones today–I especially like the removable pillow covers and the pants!

  294. Limor says:

    I’ve made lounge pants for my mom and she loves them. I’m planning on making a few more pairs for her this winter.

  295. Jody says:

    Love that quilted throw and the Pj pants!!!!

  296. sandyandcosmo says:

    Everyone needs a pair of Don’t Get Out of Bed Pants!

  297. Karen H says:

    Those quilts/throws are great. I’m printing off patterns right now!

  298. alisha says:

    PJs are on my list of handmade gifts this year. Thanks for the tutorial!

  299. Coralee says:

    yum – gotta try that recipe! and I love the stay in bed pants – gotta try that, too!

  300. D'Lane says:

    Perfect timing! I have a nephew on the way and want to make him a quilt!

  301. Mary Claire says:

    Love all the quilts and pjs. This gives me lots of ideas!

  302. Erin says:

    I’m looking forward to make pillow covers — just what I needed!

  303. Nicole V says:

    Totally making the PJs, and going to eat the pumpking spice bars while I lounge around in them!

  304. Sally says:

    Great tutorials… I love sewing cozy things like blankets and pillows!

    The book looks really fun!

  305. Rene' says:

    Great ideas!!! Love the 3-2-1 quilt.

  306. I can’t wait to get started! I want to make the quilt and the PJ’s.

  307. Lola says:

    I would love to win this book! I have been wanting to make undies and camis for a while. Γ’β„’Β₯

  308. ~Heather says:

    I wouldn’t mind cozying under that quilt this morning, it’s so chilly! ~H

  309. Susan says:

    The pajama pants are so cute and simple to make! I think I’ll make a pair from an old flannel sheet for toasty winter lounge wear. Thanks for including this tutorial.

  310. Tracy says:

    Love the quilt!

  311. Clara says:

    That quilted throw looks like a perfect project for me. Thanks

  312. Allison says:

    These projects are just what I’ve been looking for. I love the quilted throw and the sleep pants. They look so cozy!

  313. Dana says:

    Bookmarking the 3-2-1 quilt. It’s a perfect present for my mom, and will be quick, too!

  314. megelin says:

    i can’t wait to make those jammmieees!

  315. cinzia allocca says:

    I love the quilts. the baby quilts are such a precious gift! The easy-to-make quilted throw would be a great gift for grandma!!

  316. Julie says:

    Those pj’s look super comfy. And I’m planning on doing a quilt for my son for Christmas.

  317. Hilda says:

    how fun does this book look? I would love a copy!

  318. Leigh says:

    great toots, again! I’m going to check out those quilt patterns!

  319. Jessica says:

    I’m loving the cozy inspiration shared here today. I most definitely will be making some (post-baby) lounge pants for my swift approaching January due date. I’m thinking luxurious stretch velvet for a little bit of glamour. Thank you for sharing these inspiring tutorials!

  320. Desiree says:

    Oh my gosh. I think I clicked on every link this time. So much goodness on this page. And the book is intriguing… I have been thinking about making some of my own nightgowns for a while, just scared they will turn out horrible. I will have to look at this book for sure.

  321. Cara says:

    I keep meaning to make some pillowcases. Maybe this is the Christmas I actually get it done.

  322. Gaye says:

    Oh! This book looks gorgeous, and I’m loving all the Christmas gift inspiration. Keep it up!

  323. sarah says:

    So many yummys today! Can’t wait to try the pumpkin bars, love the don’t get out of bed pants, and all those beautiful quilts! Not sure where to begin…

  324. Susan W says:

    Oh goody, I have been waiting for a pj tutorial. Thank you.

  325. jackie says:

    i love those gift tags. loving the pjs too!

  326. Heather B says:

    A quilt would be lovely to make … it make a nice gift for the family!

  327. Joy says:

    Makes me sleepy looking at these : ) Thanks for the great tutorials.

  328. Kaye Prince says:

    Great theme for the day again! I especially love the super-cute pyjama pants!

  329. Holly says:

    That quilt is fantastic…

  330. eesh says:

    I think I’ll be whipping up one of those quilted throws for myself! I’ve been meaning to make one for ages.

  331. Sarah AJ says:

    Lovely quilts!

  332. Shaz says:

    what fun! “handmade holidays” sure does brighten my days! thanks!

  333. alison says:

    I love all of the these ideas! Thanks so much for the great inspiration.

  334. Dina says:

    Oooh, the quilted throw looks like a great next step up for my sewing and quilting skills. I recently finished the Summer picnic blanket tied quilt from Sew, Mama, Sew and had fun, but I def. need more practice!

  335. Rachel says:

    I really like that charm square blanket. I have a pack of unused charm squares that I need to use! That would be just the thing for them!

  336. sonya says:

    so beautiful.
    I’m checking out the links right away~
    thanks, SMS!

  337. Elizabeth says:

    Good Stuff! Thanks as always.

  338. Tina Mackey says:

    My “to do” list is huge and it’s only day 3!

  339. Nikki says:

    I am enjoying your Handmade Holidays selections immensely! Everyday I awake and wonder what I will find. I love the 3-2-1 quilted throw featured today. I’m off to check my fabric stash! Thank you!

  340. April says:

    I’ve wanted to give the 3-2-1 quilt a whirl for awhile now, it just looks so simple and pretty.

    And why must I continue to be tempted with this good looking food each morning? Pie in a jar? Spice bars? Argh!

  341. damocamelia says:

    Sooooooooo cosy and comfortable!!!!
    Great looks !
    Thanks for these ideas!

  342. marisa says:

    Love the bed pants!

  343. April says:

    Those pants are definitely calling my name… I will be making some of those for myself to lounge around in. πŸ™‚

  344. Fawn says:

    oh wow. I love these projects the best out of the ones that have come out for this month! Definitely want to make some of them! I think this is my favorite prize to win too! The homemade lingerie thing would make the greatest bachelorette gifts for some close girlfriends.

  345. Tonja says:

    Nice blog..a lot of nice stuff here…looking forward to looking
    around some more…
    Have a great day…
    Sweet Blessings…

  346. Sade says:

    Love the pants. I’m in need of lounging pants and those look perfect!

  347. Margie says:

    Oh I really want to try 123 quilt!!Everybody always needs pajama pants! That book looks fantastic.

  348. Melissa says:

    Ooh…those chocolate chip pumpkin spice bars look delicious for dessert tonight. Thanks!

  349. Jordan Durbin says:

    This is far and away my favorite month! Love, love, LOVE handmade Holidays!!! I’d also really love to try some of my own lingerie!!

  350. Bethco says:

    Seeing all these fun, cozy ideas makes me want to just put my pj’s back on and start in on a great comfy gift for someone! The fabrics are all such wonderful choices to inspire warmth and comfort.

  351. Carrie L says:

    I keep wanting to make a quilt and I love all the ideas today. Thanks!

  352. Tiina says:

    I really need new pants. πŸ™‚

  353. Alli says:

    I love the quilted throw – quilts are generally *way* beyond my patience level, but that looks like one I could handle! Thanks!

  354. Flor says:

    I’m not in to the art of making undies yet but I’m feeling quite well about giving it a shot πŸ™‚

  355. phadsgal says:

    I’m going to have to make some of the “don’t get out of bed” pants. Too cute!

  356. Katie says:

    Oooh! Those pumpkins spice bars look yummy, and perfect to curl up with in a handmade nightie! Sign me up for that contest – I’d love to explore that book!

  357. Valerie says:

    I love the format for posts this month! I’m excited about those pillow covers.

  358. Sylvie says:

    Wow! Today’s post is very interesting and inspiring!
    Thank you.

  359. Jenny says:

    I am so loving all this inspiration. Alissa’s quilt are so great. thanks again for a chance to win this book!

  360. Katie Bowlby says:

    Great stuff! I love the quilted throw and the pj pants.

  361. Debra says:

    I could use some of those don’t get out of bed pants today…!! The Charm Squares Baby Quilt is beautiful.
    Thanks for the tutorials.

  362. Megan says:

    I love the pants, very cute!

  363. Kathleen C. says:

    I love the charm squares in the baby quilt; the fabrics are not at all like the kind that I buy, and that’s why I am drawn to them.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you,
    Kathleen C.

  364. Angela Pak says:

    I would love to win this book. Commercial lingerie that’s affordable is not pretty!

  365. The 3-2-1 Quilt throw looks like a great pattern for my daughter (6 yrs old) who is learning to sew. She would be so proud to make a quilt for her new baby cousin.

  366. Jenn says:

    We have a lot of babies in the family right now, so these blankets are perfect! I would love to take a look at the lingerie book too, that’s one thing I haven’t tackled yet. Thanks for doing the gift ideas!

  367. susan says:

    I was thinking of making fleece pillowcases for my nieces and nephews this year — thanks for the links!

  368. Jaana says:

    I love the baby quilts!

  369. jm says:

    Quilted Throw is on my list!

  370. Sarah J says:

    Handmade Holidays will keep me going with ideas for years…. i want to make them all!

  371. Cassie Box says:

    Fantastic!! I love the don’t get out of bed pants!! Alissa’s fabric choice would be perfect!!

  372. Lorene says:

    Love the get out of bed pants, must try those now!

    And the chocolate pumpkin spice bars look to die for. πŸ™‚

  373. Kate M. says:

    Mmmm yummy pumpkin bars. Cozy lounge pants. Everyone could use the gift of sleep.

  374. carrie says:

    oh my–seeing all this wonderfulness is too tough. ’tis the season to start a million lovely projects, i guess!

  375. It just gets better and better!!!

  376. stephanie says:

    finally!! i will have a slip that fits properly!

  377. Nicole says:

    These quilts are just beautiful.

  378. Kristin says:

    oh man..that pumpkin cake looks way too good!

  379. Sissy says:

    I’m definitely into not getting out of bed! As a matter of fact I’ll be making my PJ bottoms out of soft cozy flannel sheets…

  380. I am SO making me some Don’t Get Out of Bed pants! And maybe some for the man of the house, too, as his ugly flannel ones are getting on my nerves. Cute stuff today, thanks!

  381. amanda says:

    Every year my in-laws give each other new pajamas on christmas eve, and I – remarkably – had not thought of making them some. Thanks!

  382. Deanne says:

    A wonderful set of tutorials…and “Sweet Nothings” is a perfect book gift for my daughter.

  383. Christy says:

    I love all the beautiful projects featured today. The pajamas and the quilted throw are especially sweet!

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