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Kids of all ages will love today’s gift ideas… Gifts for Play!

Make It

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We get a kick out of Jodie’s great One-Hour Softie Tutorial at Ric-Rac.
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We loved this Fabric Playmat Tutorial when Liv from 54 Stitches entered it in the Scrap Buster Contest last month. Liv helps you easily customize your playmat so any play environment is possible (train yard? city? outer space with a little shuttle & planet and…?).
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Make an Owl Cushion Softie with Jhoanna’s PDF pattern at One Red Robin.
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Make multiple sets with this easy Memory Game Tutorial from Jessica at rory jess sadie. Do you think it would work with fabric?!
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Chez Beeper Bebe shows you how to make some cute Doll Accessories. Give your favorite doll a capelet, beret & some little Mary Jane shoes.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Soft Toys & Games, Whimsy, Elementary Kid Gifts, Gifts for 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 Alissa’s choice Amy’s choice
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Buy It

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Shannon has a variety of fun Discovery Totes at Helicopter Studios. Each tote folds up for carrying and folds out for play, like this Campfire Discovery Tote.
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Jen shows you how to turn felt into just about anything you can imagine with her food, doll and imaginative toy DIY patterns. Visit Gulf Coast Cottage for this great Robot Pattern and so much more.


Jen is offering you a chance to win one pattern of your choice from Gulf Coast Cottage; a winner will be selected from all comments on today’s post! Which pattern would you pick?!

Mix It

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Playtime is always sweeter with Grandma’s Molasses Cookies from Kate at Framed. (We hear Santa likes molasses cookies too…)

Print It

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Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist shares these whimsical Holiday Gift Tags with you. Be sure to check out her other free printable downloads too!

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 both of these great prizes. The winner will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Sarah Neuburger

(Chronicle Books, $8.95, ISBN: 9780811869638
ISBN10 0811869636)

From the Publisher:

The Small Object Sticky Notes — Make mischief out of the daily grind.8 sticky notepads (25 sheets each)

By Sarah Neuburger

(Chronicle Books, $10.95, ISBN 9780811869621, ISBN10 0811869628)

From the Publisher:

The Small Object Labels and Stickers — Create monogrammed stationery, custom bookplates, personalized craft and project labels, and unique gift packaging.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
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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