Handmade Holidays IV

on October 24 | in Handmade Holidays | by | with 100 Comments

We’re so excited to kick off our Fourth Annual Sew,Mama,Sew! Handmade Holidays series. We firmly believe there’s something special about the time and energy you dedicate to handmade that helps gift-giving transcend obligation. Handmade gifts are imbued with love, time, thought and meaning!

Handmade Holidays starts November 1st with amazing prizes, tutorials, printables and much more! Every year we try to top the previous year; every year, we most humbly argue, we DO make the Handmade Holidays series bigger and better! This year’s series is bigger and better in large part due to our wonderful Sew,Mama,Sew! Editorial Board. We want to extend a big thanks to Shannon, Gabrien and Georgia for all of their help.

What can you look forward to?!

  • This year every day is organized by recipient. You’ll find gift ideas for everyone from co-workers to tweens to foodies (and everyone else!).
  • We have 30 very full days of all new tutorials, different from previous years’ finds.
  • If you can’t quite make all of your own gifts (!) but still want to give handmade we’re here to help. We’ll feature some of our favorite indie shop products every day.
  • We also have great holiday recipes every day. While you’ll want to eat them all, most make perfect holiday gifts for your favorite neighbors, teachers & friends.
  • Finally, we have a ton of gifts for you! Don’t miss our huge selection of giveaway prizes every day of the month and be sure to make reading and commenting part of your daily routine.

Spread the word about Handmade Holidays!

  • We’d love your help as we spread the word about Handmade Holidays. Grab our button above and tell your readers all about the fun!
  • Tweet #handmadeholidays and we’ll randomly select one person every week from Twitter to receive a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew! (You can find us here on Twitter.)
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100 Responses to Handmade Holidays IV

  1. Laura says:

    I am so excited.

  2. Brandi S. says:

    I love the silhouette pillow!

  3. SheilaC says:

    I am creating a post about this right now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can’t wait for all the fun!


  4. Tanya says:

    Yay!! It’s here! I can’t wait to dive in, thank you in anticipation of another great handmade holidays season, tan x

  5. lunefantasy says:

    if time, in France, why not…
    A pleasure to find your site (thanks to Damocamelia my friend)

  6. Bettina Groh says:

    I shared on Facebook… got to get everyone informed!! Can’t wait for the 1st!

  7. laurel says:

    so excited! I’ve been looking forward to this all year!

  8. Anne says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!!! I’m looking at the Handmade Holidays from years past and really looking forward to the new one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Erin says:

    This just made me the happiest girl ever! I LOVE November because of Handmade Holidays!!!!

  10. Kathy H says:

    Can’t wait to see this book. I am always looking for new ideas to make for special occasions.

  11. Melissa Waldron says:

    I’m anxious to start! YAY!

  12. Linda says:

    I am also excited about the upcoming Handmade for the Holidays series! I am putting the button on my blog.

  13. I just put up your button – I cannot wait – I need quick and easy gift ideas!!! This will be my first time participating in Handmade holidays and I am super geeky excited.

  14. Katrina Hertzer says:

    SOOO excited! I’m ready to sew!

  15. elise says:

    Yippee Skippy (doing a happy dance) ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. ~Helena~ says:

    Can’t wait to see what ya’ll have in store.

  17. Eve Nicole says:

    Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus! This is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Thanks for hosting every year.

  18. Amanda says:

    Yay! I’ve been using your previous Holiday guides for several of my personal projects, and they’re so fun to post through! This will be my first year reading day by day as they go up… It’s almost like a present in itself!

  19. Mary Aislinn says:

    Hooray! I’ve been reading Sew Mama Sew’s Handmade Holiday blog for the past two years, and I’m so excited for this year’s new ideas. Thank you so much!

  20. Mary says:

    I love this part of the year for this reason! Can’t wait to see what new tutorials you’ve got!

  21. Mary says:

    I always look so forward to November for this very reason. I love Handmade Holidays!!!

  22. Heidi says:

    I can’t wait. IT’ll be so much fun

  23. can’t wait! that’s how i found sew mama sew in the first place!

  24. Steph W says:

    Yay, yay, yay, yay! If you do anything about cloth dyeing or a scarf, consider this…it’s super simple! http://stephcupoftea.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-post.html

  25. Cinnamon says:

    I love it and can’t wait!

  26. C. Michele says:


  27. Lynn says:

    I need some holiday gift ideas!

  28. Meow says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I’ve been waiting all year for this!

  29. Rochelle says:

    Your Handmade Holidays has always delivered awesome ideas! I’m really looking forward to it!!

  30. Barbara says:

    This is my first year reading Sew, Mama, Sew! So I am really looking forward to this.

  31. Mrs. B says:

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for hosting. Can’t wait to get started. I don’t tweet or blog, but will post this on my FB page.

  32. Yay! Excited to see this years’ ideas.

  33. Milica says:

    Yeah! I adore Handmade Holidays!!! Can’t wait!

  34. Marion says:

    Ohhh, I’m so excited…can’t wait to see the tutorials! I’ll let every one of my crafty friends know ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Tanya says:

    Thank you so very much for doing this each November!!! I wait all year for this month’s posts at Sew Mama Sew — and am eager to see what’s in store!


  36. Jane says:

    oh wow I’m so excited, I’ve only found your blog this year so have missed the last few – boy am I excited for this one though!

  37. sara says:

    this sounds amazing! cannot wait to see all the fun updates!

  38. I have never participated, but after unleashing the craft monster that lives inside of me, i don’t think I’m doing anything else for the holidays! All handmade gifts, all the time!

  39. Katie says:

    I. Can’t. Wait!

  40. Judy says:

    I haven’t participated in HH ever, so I can’t wait. I’m a new sewer/sewist:)?!

  41. Kelly Sas says:

    Oh I can’t wait till Nov. 1st! This is my first year on the blog but I have heard how wonderful this feature is!

  42. Ginger says:

    I’m excited. I love this yearly feature.

  43. Heidi says:

    I can’t wait. I love the holiday posts.

  44. Lauren says:

    I am so excited! I have been wanting to start the tradition of Homemade Holidays with my family =)

  45. Mindy says:

    Can’t wait to see all you’ve got going on!

  46. Ramona says:

    I can’t wait. I love Homemade Holidays. I know it will be fantastic.

  47. Anya says:

    Perfect, perfect, perect!!!

  48. Jen S says:

    Oh I”m so excited about this! I frequently go back to previous years archives for gift ideas and projects.

  49. Mama Lusco says:

    Can’t wait! I grabbed your button.

  50. Jessie says:

    Oh I don’t know how you are going to top the Christmas in July. Can’t wait to see.

  51. Marcia W. says:

    Great idea!

  52. Ezekiel's Garden says:

    I LOVE Handmade Holidays. I’ve enjoyed it for 4 years now – a link someone sent me to it was what hooked me into following the whole blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Cary says:

    I’m so excited. Last year’s Handmade Holiday was my introduction to Sew,Mama,Sew. I’ve been checking in every day since! ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Carrie says:

    I’ve been waiting for this since last Christmas season!

  55. Sounds awesome & I can’t wait for the tutorials.

  56. Cassandra says:

    I’ve been waiting for this all year! (literaly)

  57. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been wanting to make my own gifts this year – this will be perfect!

  58. Kadybug says:

    Hooray! I have already started on my families gifts but am a little lost when it comes to the men in my life.

  59. Greta says:

    Cannot wait!!! Your inspiration last year helped us save a TON of money and all the homemade gifts were adored. YAY!!

  60. victoria says:

    I look forward to this every year! Thanks!

  61. I Can’t wait to see what you have in store!

  62. Lindsey says:

    This is going to be just great! Many thanks for organising and sharing.

  63. Becky says:

    My favorite theme of the whole year. I’ve bookmarked the entirely of the last few years. Yay!!

  64. Lisa L. says:

    I have been looking forward to Handmade Holidays since September. I can’t wait to see what you guys have put together.

  65. SherryC says:

    This is my first time to see your Holiday project…sounds good!

  66. Stephanie S says:

    I’m so excited for this!!

  67. Katy Yo says:

    Yayyy! I’m super stoked for Handmade Holidays! I’ve been thinking about (you notice I say thinking about, not actually DOING) holiday crafts for months now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Abby says:

    I just decided I’m making all my Christmas presents this year so, obviously, I’ve been checking for Handmade Holidays to start!
    I’m so excited!!

  69. Roberta says:

    Cool beans…I tweeted: http://twitter.com/rlphilbr13

  70. Lindsay says:

    I can’t wait to get some good holiday gift ideas! Thanks!

  71. JJ says:

    Love SMS, this blog is great all year round and especially during the holidays!!

  72. i’m excited about this, thanks!

  73. Christine says:

    Goodie, goodie, goodie! I can’t wait!!

  74. jes says:

    I love your Handmade Holidays series!

  75. emily says:

    I can’t wait for another handmade holiday!! I hope you will also post easy links to your past handmade holiday tutorials… y’all have some great projects to refer back to.

  76. Hurray! I’ve taken a break the last 2 months from holiday sewing, but I’m raring to go again. Bring it on!

  77. christine says:

    I cannot wait!

  78. Liz says:

    I am so excited!!
    I can’t wait to start my Holiday sewing!

  79. Terriaw says:

    This is very exciting! I love all the wonderful resources and project ideas your provide this time of year for the holiday season. I added your cute new button to my blog.

  80. Anita says:

    I love the handmade holiday ideas, thank you!

  81. amber says:

    YAY!!!! Been waiting for this!

  82. Kati says:

    Yay!! I can’t wait!!! I need ideas and I need to get moving on gifts!

  83. Sophia Patterson says:

    Sounds like fun.

  84. Laura says:

    Thanks so much for doing this every year. I’ve used your ideas and resources for gifts the past two years–it’s helped me move our celebrations past marketing and closer to meaning. Can’t wait to see this year’s!

  85. Colette says:

    Looks like fun ~ can’t wait!

  86. Chris says:

    Looking forward to this!

  87. Suzanne says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you are doing this again. I love thumbing through the archives from the last years so this is something to look forward to. Thanks

  88. Laura says:

    Yay! I love your handmade holidays series – it’s so helpful at this time of year!

  89. Amy says:

    I’m looking forward to the inspiration!

  90. Very excited to see all that you have to offer, and I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner – yikes!!! Glad SOMEONE is on top of it – lol

  91. Stacy W. says:

    I’m swooning over here – can’t wait to see all the goodies I get to (try to) make!!!

  92. I posted on Facebook can not wait for November 1st. Love all your tutorials and the wonderful giveaways.

  93. melanie says:

    Can’t wait!

  94. Alice S says:

    Woohoo! I look forward to this every year.

  95. Jesi says:

    YAY! I found this blog from the first Handmade Holidays, and I look forward to it every year. I just can’t believe it’s that time already! Where did the year go? Looking forward to another fabulous HH.

  96. linda says:

    Fabulous, can’t wait for handmade holidays to start up!

  97. Tine says:

    Yay!!! I am sooooo looking forward to this!

  98. Runa says:

    This sounds so so exciting cant wait for it to start….yippeee!

  99. Dani says:


  100. Sarah J says:

    ooh very excited about this… can’t wait!

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