November 10 ~ Gifts for Travelers

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Whether exploring near or far, these ideas will help the travelers in your life prepare for adventure…

Make It

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Help luggage stand out in a crowd with these Fabric Luggage Tags from Cindy at Skip To My Lou.
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This Little Letter Needle Book from Kelly at {Make} helps travelers keep essentials handy on the road.
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Larissa’s Basic Messenger Bag at Mmmcrafts will be a hit with all ages!
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Laural from Thimble designed this handy Travel Organizer to keep important documents in one place on a trip.
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Do you know someone who cannot be separated from their flat iron?! Make them this Flat Iron Travel Pouch from Char at Crap I’ve Made.
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Give young artists on the go a treat with this Art Bag from Christine at From An Igloo.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Go!, More Gifts for Travelers, Sushi-Roll Changing Pad with Diaper & Wipes Pouch

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:

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Buy It

spacer Custom Leather Luggage Tags from Of the Fountain
Surprise a traveler with a handsome set of Custom Leather Luggage Tags. Visit Of the Fountain for these hand stamped and beautifully dyed tags.
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Compact & durable, these Handmade Leather Journals are designed specifically for travel. Janette Maher sells these in a variety of sizes and colors as well as other attractive styles.

Mix It

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Amber shares her fail-proof recipe for Caramel that will spoil you and any hard-to-please person on your list. On her blog, Giver’s Log, Amber writes, “Once you go homemade, you never go back.”

Print It

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Keep track of books while traveling with this sweet Happy Bookplate from Helen at Orange You Lucky. Print and prepare a set as a companion gift with a good book!

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 one of these books! Visit our prize lists to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho
(Chronicle Books, $16.95, ISBN: 9780811871617)

From the Publisher:

As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives—illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more—how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.

Not Your Mama’s Stitching: The Cool and Creative Way to Stitch It To ‘Em
By Kate Shoup
(Wiley, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-09516-4)

From the Publisher:

Forget the fair young maiden painstakingly embroidering pillowcases for her hope chest. Picture a liberated lass (that would be you) creating chic fashions and accessories while sipping a glass of whatever and saving the planet.Not Your Mama’s Stitching lets you choose from more than twenty projects to make or embellish home decor items, garments, accessories, gifts, and more. It covers:

  • The tools and materials that no stitcher should be without
  • Basic stitching skills such as starting a thread, tying off, and finishing your piece
  • A myriad of embroidery, cross stitch, and needlepoint stitches
  • Projects ranging from a tattooed tank top to cheeky stitched sayings and from a Gucci-inspired wallet to a drinks recipe box
  • Variations and ideas for customizing every project

Make everyday items one-of-a-kind, or whip up your own creations from scratch. With a savvy, sassy attitude and fun, funky projects, Not Your Mama’s Stitching will have you in stitches in no time.

Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing
By Anna Maria Horner
(Wiley, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-25926-9)

From the Publisher:

Anna Maria Horner’s signature style combines the techniques of a seasoned sewer with the vision of an artist. InSeams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing, she walks you through the fundamentals, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations:

  • Sideways Squares Skirt
  • Prairie Blouse
  • Full Contact Cooking Apron
  • PlayingAlong Quilt
  • Doggie Dreams Bed

Vivid full-color photographs and designs will invite you into the creative process. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, the twenty-four projects in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures.

By Marlene Hurley Marshall
(Storey Publishing, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-552-0)

From the Publisher:

From a lakeside cabin to a hilltop farmhouse, from an urban brownstone to a suburban ranch — any house can be beautified with decorative pieces crafted from found bits of the woodland landscape, such as pine cones, moss, bark, twigs, and river rocks. Artist and author Marlene Hurley Marshall shows you how to use responsibly collected materials to create stylish wreaths, frames, furniture, collages, potpourri, birdhouses, garden pots, and much more. Featuring luscious photography by Sabine Vollmer von Falken,Woodland Style gives you the inspiration and instruction you need to enjoy the peace and beauty of the woods and meadows in your own home.

Green Grocery Bag Challenge

The Green Grocery Bag Challenge is a project to encourage sewists to wrap their holiday gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags, thus reducing the amount of wrapping paper entering the waste stream while simultaneously getting multi-use bags into the hands of consumers. Please include Mother Earth in your holiday plans. Read more here and join us on The Green Grocery Bag Challenge Facebook page where we’ll be posting wrapping ideas, sewing patterns and tips for reducing waste this holiday season.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)… Gift ideas for:

9 ~ Preschool Kids
8 ~ Outdoor Adventurers
7 ~ Tweens
6 ~ Crafters
5 ~ Deck the Halls
4 ~ Moms & Grandmas
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Girlfriends
1 ~ Imaginative Friends

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.

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403 Responses to November 10 ~ Gifts for Travelers

  1. Got a wee bit carried away playing guitar lolol, I’m up in like 3 hours :L oh well I’m enjoying myself so I’ll keep playing 🙂

  2. The letter needle-books are adorable

  3. Stacy says:

    Love the messenger bag!

  4. Mel says:

    okay- my to do list is GETTING LONG, but I;m craving caramel…

  5. Squeaks says:

    I love those bookplates!

  6. Rachel says:

    These are all great ideas! I especially love the travel organizer. If only I had more time, I’d make them all…

  7. Katie says:

    So many great ideas — love this series!

  8. nadine says:

    the messenger bag looks amazing!

  9. Sarah L. says:

    Mmm, that messenger bag is gorgeous.

  10. Jennie says:

    Oooh my sister could use a flat iron bag.

  11. Angelica Macklin says:

    Love the idea of the art bag

  12. Mary says:

    Those needle books are wonderful. I wish more of my friends would like them!

  13. Becky says:

    Very inspired.

  14. Robyn says:

    Great Ideas!

  15. Amy says:

    wow! it’s impossible to run out of inspiration with you feeding me all these great ideas! thanks so much!

  16. Katiegirl says:

    I love the leather tag and journal!

  17. Paulina says:

    I guess for any parents traveling with kids the Art Bag is a must. It looks really great and can help to survive the time when kids have to sit down and wait, wait, wait….Cool 🙂

  18. Deb Cameron says:

    Gosh, I can’t remember if I commented or not…if not, I dooo love the messenger bag tute. Cheers and thanks

  19. Melissa says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas. I can’t wait to try those caramels!

  20. BreannaS says:

    I love the basic messenger bag it is very pretty and simple!

  21. Paula says:

    The Art Bag is a great idea for some kids in my list!

  22. Melissa B. says:

    Those little letters are SO adorable!

  23. Donna B. says:

    I have never thought of a flat iron pouch, but I feel they are going to be perfect for all of my girls 🙂 You just made my day……thank you……

  24. What a great giveaway! I’m loving all the beautiful gifts there. 🙂 Thank you for doing such a beautiful thing. I always like to promote your giveaways, filled with such creativity and life.

  25. Catherine says:

    mmm, never got around to making that needlebook – thanks for the reminder!

  26. Samurai Mom says:

    How cute are those needle books?

  27. Keri C. says:

    Homemade caramel?!!!

  28. danielle says:

    love the bags!!

  29. Mary Rheinschmidt says:

    The travel organizer is my total fave!!

  30. Lisa says:

    Homemade caramel! Be still my heart.

  31. Addie says:

    Fun & useful — my favorite kind of project!

  32. Katherine says:

    The letter needle books are the cutest!

  33. Maria says:

    The travel organiser is a great gift for friends that have everything – thanx.

  34. Cass says:

    Homemade caramel – oh yum!

  35. MamaK says:

    I bookmarked the caramels. Mmmmm!

  36. Heidi says:

    I really like the travel organizer

  37. Shannon H says:

    Love it all!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  38. Danielle H says:

    Love the little needlebooks! Those are too adorable!

  39. maryanne says:

    I love that messenger bag!

  40. Marianne says:

    I agree, the bookplate is really adorable.

  41. Charlotte says:

    Wow, you’re never running out of things to give away are you? I’m moving and wondering whether I’ll be able to make cards and handmade presents this year at all.

  42. Jansie says:

    I definitely know someone who cannot be separated from their flat iron. Great idea!

  43. Celeste says:


  44. Lina says:

    Such a cute bookplate!

  45. amber says:

    Such fun stuff!

  46. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful idea! Fabulous handmade gifts! And a giveaway as well…..I LOVE this!!!
    Kind regards from Germany sends

  47. Chris Aiton says:

    these gifts look totally do-able – thanks for sharing

  48. Hilary says:

    Love the idea of the travel document keeper. One of my siblings is going to be traveling fo the holidays this year and that would be a fun thing to send hip off with.

  49. ~Helena~ says:

    thanks for the ideas. love the travel art kit, The book plate idea is cute

  50. Kati Falzone says:

    What a sweet little bookplate!

  51. alisha says:

    The caramels look delicious. I’ve never made caramels before — may have to give them a try.

  52. Carrie says:

    Great messenger bag.

  53. Katie M says:

    Yes!! I know quite a few travelers.

  54. MJ says:

    The leather work is fantastic! and that caramel is making my mouth water!!

  55. Greta says:

    i could use that travel pouch for other things…

  56. Laura W. says:

    I need to make one of the flat iron pouches!

  57. Betsy M says:

    The book nameplate is adorable!

  58. Becky F says:

    Love the leather tags and journal! Also the Anna Marie Horner book.

  59. jessieaucoin says:

    there are so many travelers in my lief (dad’s a pilot) and yet they all already have all these….maybe it’s time for new ones with prettier fabric!

  60. alcheme says:

    Travel organizer is the perfect gift for my best friend!

  61. Colette says:

    I seriously NEED all of these gifts! They would make excellent gifts as well!

  62. Nicole Balazs says:

    I love the flat iron pouch! Perfect gift for my sister 🙂

  63. Love the little letter needlebooks…so cute!

  64. Katie says:

    I think my mother could have written woodland style!

  65. Julia says:

    Home made caramel is now on my holiday baking list!! Likewise, if I get a flat iron for Christmas, I know where to go fo a cover for it!! Please, Santa…see, I promise to take very good care of a flat iron!

  66. Michelle says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  67. Paula says:

    I’m going to be making up some of these ideas – some for myself too! Thank you for the giveaway!

  68. Keri says:

    I need to make myself a flat iron cover!

  69. Shannon says:

    Ohhhhh, that leather travel journal! Gorgeous!

  70. Jean says:

    Mmmmm….caramel! Great post. The travel gifts are great ideas.

  71. Melora says:

    The little needle book is so cute! I also have been circling around the idea of making a messenger bag, and this pattern will def help me move closer to actually doing it.

  72. Tierney Barden says:

    The Happy Bookplate from Helen at Orange You Lucky is perfect for two spunky, sweet girls receiving books from us this Christmas. Thank you!

  73. Mary Ellen says:

    So many nice ideas something for everyone Mary Ellen

  74. Mary Lou says:

    More great ideas. I’m loving it.

  75. Kristin says:

    That leather journal is gorgeous!

  76. Nancy says:

    Thank you so much for these gifts for travelers. They will make several family members and friends happy this Christmas.

  77. Deb Cameron says:

    I love that messenger bag and the bags tags are soo cute!

  78. Cinnamon says:

    I have anna maria horner’s second book, but not her first. Maybe I’ll win it! I love those hand stamped tags too, I may need a set.

  79. Shona says:

    Fantastic! Not sure where to start. We’re getting married in Scotland next year and lots of friends and family are coming from Australia where we live – so many great gift ideas!

  80. Mama24Monkeys says:

    A good things.

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  81. Mama24Monkeys says:

    All good things.

  82. Jill B says:

    These are all such great ideas!

  83. kimberly says:

    I love seeing tutorials from blogs that I follow!

  84. Jenny says:

    I love the art bag. It would be perfect for a long car trip.

  85. amber says:

    I love the messenger bag and the travel organizer. Together they would make a good team.

  86. Meghan says:

    Great gift ideas! Can’t wait to make the caramels!

  87. Melissa says:

    Love that messenger bag!

  88. Danielle says:

    I love the Happy Bookplate template. Thanks!

  89. AmberLee says:

    i love this series. the leather journals are gorgeous.

    thanks for the link!

  90. Shannon says:

    Wonderful ideas! And relatively quick to make… which I like!

  91. Megan says:

    Oooh. Suitcase tags! I like those. And the messenger bag looks pretty cool too. So many projects, so little time.

  92. Laura Reich says:

    Oh, that leather journal is BEAUTIFUL!

  93. Dianne McLean says:

    So many good ideas, so little time!

  94. Some of those “Make It”s are pretty rad, but I must say it’s the first time I’ve really “Meh”d on these homemade giveaways. Which is good, it’s already the 10th day…

  95. Brigette says:

    i’m making the flat iron case for my sister in law

  96. LisaRae says:

    Love everything today. Which project to start first…

  97. rebecca says:

    another great roundup!

  98. Nicole in VT says:

    I’ve bookmarked the art bag in preparation for a long flight we’ll take next year. 🙂

  99. Lisa says:

    The hardest part is choosing what to make first.

  100. Sue says:

    I have looking at the tutorial for the little needle book for some time now and I really think it is cute.

  101. Saskia says:


  102. sook hyun says:

    the leather items are beautiful 🙂

  103. Lauren says:

    I can think of a few family members who could use that flat iron travel case. Thanks, for once again, providing some great ideas for gifts!

  104. Helena P says:

    Love the art bag and I HAVE to make me some of that caramel.YUM.

  105. elizabeth says:

    I’d like to make some of these while traveling 🙂

  106. Andi says:

    Wonderful items!

  107. Amber says:

    So many great ideas!

  108. thanks for another great theme of tutorials!

  109. Andrea says:

    just got some ideas for my inlaws for christmas! thanks!!!

  110. Lorraine says:

    OMG – that travel pouch is absolutely PERFECT!! I’ll make one for each of us an one for the grandparents … FAB!!


  111. Amy says:

    I want to make everything!

  112. SheilaC says:

    LOVE that travel organizer!

    Thank you for the great ideas


  113. Shawna says:

    That travel iron pouch would totally be great for my sister! She is practically attached at the hip to it!

  114. jennifer says:

    Great ideas I am making my list for summer projects for next christmas

  115. Rachel Locke says:

    Thanks for another great day of ideas! Really liked the art bag. and letter needle case.

  116. Renae says:

    Everything on today’s list is wonderful! I especially like the messenger bag!

  117. Lizzie F. says:

    Ooooo even more goodies to add to my crafting bookmark folder…thank you!!!

  118. Jennifer says:

    Great projects! Time to get sewing!

  119. April from SD says:

    I love the needlebook!

  120. Mel says:

    Caramel! Yummy!

  121. Ramona says:

    I am going to make the travel organizer for my mom. She has vision problems and that will make keeping track of her travel documents so much easier.

  122. Debbie says:

    I really like the the messenger bag and the travel organizer. Thanks for the great ideas!

  123. julie hahs says:

    Nice things. Perfect for those road trips!

  124. Sara says:

    Love the ideas and the recipe for caramel!

  125. robyn says:

    I’m loving that messenger bag!! very cute!

  126. Lobela says:

    Love it!

  127. Hannah says:

    I think I will be making caramals this weekend!

  128. Anya says:

    So many fun tutorials to choose from. My kids need the art bags. Yikes, my to-do list is getting so long!

  129. Veronica G. says:

    i love travelling…this is so far my favorite day of Handmade November!

  130. annie says:

    i love that travel organizer!

  131. Andrea Ryan says:

    Adorable soo little time to sew

  132. Love the ideas, but that carmel… mmmmmm!

  133. Kadybug says:

    Ooooh, I think that art bag might be perfect for holding my crochet hooks!

  134. I’m ready to travel and make all of these great gifts!

  135. karen says:

    great ideas

  136. Deborah says:

    Cute Happy Book Tag!


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  137. Mel says:

    I love these ideas and am off to get the caramel recipe now!

  138. Andreia says:

    The Little Letter Needle Book is so cute!

  139. Jennifer M says:

    LOVE the letter needle holder. That is so cute!

  140. Amy says:

    again, such great projects!

  141. Bethany says:

    I was going to make chocolate dipped pretzels for my general gift, but those caramels look AMAZING. Also the messenger bag.

  142. Natalie says:

    Love these ideas! You have something for everyone on my list.

  143. Munaiba says:

    What great books. I also like that Messenger Bag. Very cool. Off to Tweet for you.

  144. Annie says:

    The Seams to Me book looks so interesting! I’d love to win that! Plus, those little needlebooks KILLED me!

  145. Ellu says:

    Oh, wonderful, everything!

  146. Krista says:

    Love that book on decorating with things you find in the forest.

  147. Mhairi says:

    Love the needle books. Where am I going to find the time to make all these.

  148. Stephanie says:

    LOVE the art bag!

  149. LisaC says:

    I made a passport cover a few years ago and I LOVE it. I like that this one has so many little pockets. Maybe my mother-in-law needs one of those.

  150. Tracy L says:

    Oh that needle book is going in some peoples stockings this year 🙂

  151. Jen says:

    I love the messenger bag!

  152. Michelle says:

    The flat iron travel pouch is an answer to one of my traveling woe! Sweet!

  153. Hilary says:

    The caramels! The messenger bag! I want to make it all. Love these lists.

  154. Kayci Nelson says:

    Oh, the letter needle books are so cute!

  155. Megan says:

    The leather journals are beautiful. I really like the stamped leather tags as well.

  156. Jenn Lee says:

    That leather journal is gorgeous.

  157. Carrie says:

    That travel organizer is just what I need!

  158. Sarah Wick says:

    Nice variety in the tutorials. Thanks!

  159. Love the art bag! So practical!

  160. Jocelyn says:

    These are all such great ideas! I am loving this gift series. I’m hoping to do a handmade Christmas this year.

  161. SaraD says:

    Mmm those caramels look amazing.

  162. JDMcC says:

    I am so excited to make the messenger bag for my pre-teen! She’s gonna love it!

  163. Nikki Rainey says:

    What great travel things to make.

  164. Wendy says:

    Love that book plate!

  165. Heidi Anderson says:

    Those caramels look amazing!

  166. MamaBee says:

    I’m loving all this inspiration. Thanks!

  167. empirewaist says:

    What lovely ideas! I love Handmade Holidays!

  168. Desiree says:

    Those bookplates are too cute. I will for sure print off some of these, thanks!

  169. Aubrey says:

    Fabric tags are such a great idea.

  170. Shira says:

    oh I love everything so much!

  171. What a cool bag!

  172. Erin says:

    That travel organizer just might be the perfect gift for my friend, Feesh. I’ve been trying to figure out something awesome and useful to make her and since she plans on heading back to visit Honduras, her mission field, in the spring a travel organizer will come in handy!

  173. Natacha says:

    These tutorials also inspire me as organising tools. Bags are always so useful!

  174. Lauranie says:

    We are travelling to Disney World this Spring….some of these will definitely make my Christmas gift LIST!! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  175. Wendy B says:

    I bookmarked the recipe for homemade caramel. Yummy!!

  176. kathyh says:

    Last year I sewed my passport wallet with the help of a tutorial posted here on SewMamaSew. I love how you segregate the gifts making it easy to find something you saw a while back.
    Great ideas as usual today.

  177. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been thinking of getting my daughter a lap desk for Christmas, and it never occured to me to make one–but maybe I will!

  178. Jeni says:

    Great group of projects!

  179. Jennifer says:

    This is perfect for my stash! Thanks!

  180. Missie says:

    I love the little kitty cat bookplate. So cute!

  181. dorothy says:

    I think I’ll be making the flatiron case from for my sister… Great idea.

  182. Lisa Marie says:

    Great book giveaways today! Yippee!

  183. Janet K says:

    I’ve had that messenger bag tutorial bookmarked for awhile – thanks for the reminder!

  184. KT says:

    So many great ideas, so little time! I need to get busy! Thanks for sharing all these ideas!

  185. Hilary says:

    Now I’m craving caramel…

  186. Judi B says:

    I would love any of these books! Trying to get motivated about Christmas still. The men are always difficult to figure out…

  187. Carly says:

    love that orange fabric

  188. Emily says:

    Great stuff as always. i love the flat iron travel pouch

  189. Ana V says:

    I’d been meaning to make that travel organizer for a while, but then sort of forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!

  190. Paula says:

    The travel organizer is so cool – what a great gift!

  191. Courtney says:

    The caramel recipe looks wonderful!

  192. Rachel says:

    Thanks for more great tutorials!

  193. Stephanie says:

    I love how many awesome blogs these tutorials link me to! Thanks!

  194. Michelle J. says:

    WOW – can’t wait to whip up these fun gifts

  195. kim says:

    love these books!

  196. Michelle H says:

    Love the Orla Kiely-esque leaves on the messenger bag. Too cute!

  197. Susanne says:

    Great ideas, thank you!

  198. Would love to win one of those books!

  199. Jennifer says:

    That messenger bag tutorial has been on my list for a month! Love it!

  200. Christy says:

    ooo the carmels! ooo the giveaway!! ooo the messenger bag!!!

  201. Caramel looks YUMMMY!!! 🙂

  202. Forget gifts for other gals, I’m making the flat iron case for ME! So cute and super easy!

  203. DEBBI says:


  204. Rachael says:

    Such fun stuff! Thank you!

  205. Malia says:

    I know so many travelers! What great gifts!

  206. marie beck says:

    have been drooling over the seams to me book for a while now and my collection would not be offended by any of the other books up for win either ;0]

  207. Tammy says:

    That caramel sounds divine!

  208. Laura says:

    Awesome ideas, thanks!

  209. JJ says:

    I can see a couple of those needle books finding homes for Christmas!

  210. lindsay says:

    Great ideas! Can’t wait to make the caramel!

  211. Virginia says:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  212. Amanda says:

    yum yum caramels!

  213. Beth says:

    That travel organizer would be perfect to give to my friend. We often go on quilt shop/ wool and sheep festival road trips… now we’ll know where to find the map, the coupons, and the brochure to that good chocolate shop along the way!

  214. Morgan O. says:

    Oooh – Seams to Me is on my holiday wishlist!

  215. Summer says:

    Love the journal!! Want the Horner book!

  216. Sarah says:

    So many great ideas. They just keep coming.

  217. anna dorothy says:

    definitely want to try the caramels and the messenger tote bag! i have a friend who travels who would love the flat iron case and document keeper. wow! good picks.

  218. beverly says:

    I love these ideas! I have some gifts to make, & maybe a messenger bag for myself.

  219. Trish says:

    The Art bag is a great idea for my nieces and nephews!

  220. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, the caramel recipe is calling my name….

  221. lanny says:

    I am totally in love with the messenger bag. I have contemplated making one before and with the help of this beauty of a pattern, I think I’ll finally get around to living my dream!

  222. Jennifer N says:

    As always, lots of wonderful ideas, although today it’s the caramel that got me. I’m off to explore! Thank you.

  223. Cynthia says:

    Very nice messenger bag!

  224. Rachel says:

    More great ideas!

  225. Silvia says:

    Great projects!! I love specially the Little Letter Needle Book

  226. Lauren says:

    I may need to try my hand at the homemade caramel!

  227. Jenny says:

    i ADORE that messanger bag!!!!!!!!!!!

  228. Tabitha says:

    Flat iron cozy is perfect for my daughters!

  229. Meeta says:

    What wonderful ideas. Every single one.

  230. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Love these ideas!

  231. Jasmeen says:

    The little needle book is so cute.

  232. DebbieKL says:

    I love the Basic Messenger Bag!

  233. Vale says:

    great traveling idea’s!!

  234. Papgena says:

    I have that Little Letter Needle Book in my to-do list for ages! I have to sit and make it! It’s so gorgeous!

  235. Leesa says:

    I need to get busy if I am going to make all these wonderful gifts you are sharing

  236. Stacy says:

    I love the travel organizer!

  237. Leah says:

    love that messenger bag!

  238. Kathy says:

    What lovely ideas in today’s post! I love the little letters especially.

  239. Kate says:

    I love the messenger bag tutorial. Everyone could use one of those!

  240. Sarah D says:

    so many fantastic ideas! keep ’em comin’!!!!

  241. Kat says:

    Those handmade leather journals are gorgeous. Now, something to add to MY Christmas list! 🙂

  242. Jennifer says:

    I love all of your amazing ideas! I can’t wait to have free time to dig into my to-do pile!

  243. Fay says:

    I want to make all of these – great projects!

  244. Kelli says:

    I am bookmarking the messenger bag tutorial for sure. My daughter’s been asking for one since some of her friends are getting those instead of backpacks! Who knew 1st graders were so worried about style??

  245. Chrissy says:

    Fabulous tutorials again! My best friend is getting married this coming year and I think some honeymoon gifts are in order!

  246. Sherri S. says:

    OMG, that messenger bag. First I make one for ME (selfish, aren’t I?), then for everyone else…lovely, thanks so much!

  247. Amy says:

    love the messenger bag!

  248. Elizabeth says:

    Love the messenger bag. Cool technique!

  249. Erika says:

    Those organizers are as beautiful as useful – I´ll need to make them!

  250. Amanda says:

    Great tutorials! Love the art bag!

  251. Lynda says:

    I just found out that we are going to Greece next summer and the travel pouches would be a great Christmas present for the family. Thank you so much!!!!

  252. susan mzf says:

    such great ideas – those will be perfect for several people on my list!

  253. Brooke says:

    Very cute tutorials today! And love the idea of yummy caramel!

  254. marilyn podoll says:

    great ideas…need to get busy and make some

  255. HeidiMonkey says:

    Oh those books are all so great!

  256. Margaret says:

    Love the art bag and the flat iron traveler….I see some sewing projects in the works for Christmas!

  257. jkeall says:

    Great projects, as usual!

  258. Jamie says:

    I love that little needle book — cuteness!

  259. Barbara says:

    I just can’t resist homemade caramel! And that messenger bag sure looks pretty!

  260. Serena says:

    LOVE the travel organizer. Maybe if I make myself one, an opportunity to use it will magically come up!

  261. Jessica C says:

    Everyone of these tutorials is genious! I’m bookmarking all of them!

  262. Thanks again – Lover the Givers Log – Blog, I’m looking for a homemade gift for teachers and she has some wonderful ideas!

  263. Debra says:

    Great Tutorials. Love them all…

  264. Kaesmene says:

    Love the messenger bag tutorial! This is great for my always-on-the-go sister-in-law.

  265. Cherie says:

    Yum! Caramel.

  266. knitsewreadlove says:

    Oh gosh, my holiday “to make” list is getting out of hand! Let the frantic holiday knitting/sewing begin… it’s kind of fun isn’t it?!

  267. Mel says:

    Thanks for another great roundup of ideas

  268. Madeline says:

    I love the flat iron case, my sister will be getting that for sure!

  269. Shara says:

    Looks like homemade caramel is on the menu this weekend!

  270. Deanne says:

    Looking forward to making some caramels to join my fudge for gifts.

  271. Sarah says:

    So many fun ideas!

  272. margaret says:

    LOVE the messenger bag. It’s beautiful!

  273. Mandy K Court says:

    Fun! Fun! and more fun!

  274. Eve Nicole says:

    I am not a big traveler but I love the messenger bag. Thanks for the tutorials!

  275. Limor says:

    I love those book plates, and the homemade caramels are making my mouth water.

  276. Melani says:

    These are all great–I don’t know where to start! When you are on Kelly’s blog for the needle book check out her (Make) a bag sew along too!

  277. Stacy S. says:

    Love the art bag! Caramels- yum!

  278. Gill says:

    Some really great ideas!
    Thank you


  279. Sarah-E says:

    Homemade caramel.. mmmmm…. sounds like a plan to me!

  280. Suzy Blue says:

    Great ideas!

  281. Deidre says:

    I love the art bag — and I know the perfect recipient!

  282. Debbie says:

    Wow, you keep topping yourself with all the great tutorials! Where to start? – tough decision. Thank you!

  283. KeolaH says:

    I would love to win the Seams to Me book…thanks for the opportunity!

  284. Michele says:

    I also love these posts…there are so many great ideas!

  285. Bethany says:

    I have definitely tucked that caramel recipe away for future use…mmm.

  286. Bailey says:

    cute ideas~

  287. Holly says:

    oooooh…might have to make some of these for myself!

  288. Martha says:

    Love the travel organizer!

  289. Kimberly says:

    This is my favorite day of ideas so far. Thank you!

  290. Cindy says:

    Another day of great ideas. Thank you.

  291. Krystina says:

    That’s a great messenger bag for my sister!

  292. Erin says:

    I love these handmade holidays posts! Great ideas…

    I would love to have the Creative, Inc. book! Thanks for the giveaways.

  293. Melissa says:

    cute stuff!

  294. kate C. says:

    My brothers both travel for work a ton, so I’m going to have to check these out – as well as the other websites!

  295. Rebecca says:

    More great gift ideas!

  296. Emily V says:

    The crafts looks good, but the caramels even better! I guess that shows where my head is right now. Hehe.

  297. Natalie VV says:

    Shopping in my pj’s.
    Thank you for once again bringing all of this to us… I love these idea posts and tutorials.

  298. Jen says:

    Incredible ideas today! My sewing queue has filled up quickly, but those caramels look like they could get added to the list for this weekend!

  299. Tong says:

    great gift ideas! thanks so much!

  300. Cynthia I says:

    All of these look fantastic. The needle book is ridiculously cute and the art bag is just what we need in our house to store all the treasures created! Thank you for another day of inspiration.

  301. Jaclyn says:

    Those leather tags are sooo beautiful!!

  302. Dani says:

    LOVE the flat iron travel pouch! I will definitely be making several of these and passing them out to my friends!

  303. Kathleen says:

    More holiday happiness — thank you Sew Mama Sew!

  304. Charmaine says:

    These are perfect ideas for a few people on my list!

  305. stacey says:

    can’t wait to try the caramel recipe!

  306. Fawn says:

    I love the messenger bag! Maybe I can make myself one next year sometime!

  307. Gina.S says:

    Wish we could do this all year!

  308. Sonya M says:

    I LOVE how the first picture in my google reader had a CANADIAN passport in the travel documents keeper!
    Thanks for the chance to win, I would cherish any one of those books! Thanks again for the great tutes!

  309. Theresa says:

    The messenger bag looks great! I think the fabric tags would be a nice “scrap-buster” project. Thank you!

  310. Awesome tutorials…i also think that i want to make the homemade caramel. I would love to win Seams to me or Not your mamas stitching orrr Creative Inc. Not too picky!

  311. Now I’m looking for the post at morning, thanks, thanks, so much beautiful stuff.

  312. Anita says:

    I just love the are bag and I think my daughter would as well, thanks.

  313. Gail says:

    Oh yum, homemade caramel here I come!

  314. Leisel says:

    Wow! Awesome.

  315. Nicole says:

    the little letter needle book would be the perfect gift for one of my friends who is always on the go!

  316. Sarah Lorde says:

    I’m so excited about the homemade Carmel I can’t wait to make some.

  317. Judith says:

    I’m loving this – so many good ideas.

  318. linda says:

    Great ideas, thanks! I’m really interested in the book Creative, Inc as well…anything to help with our creative businesses!

  319. Virginia says:

    I love traveling. I need to make these gifts for myself.

  320. Hannah says:

    ooh, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at homemade caramels. Thanks for the recipe!

  321. Bethany says:

    That messenger bag would make a GREAT gift, thanks for sharing the tutorial! 🙂

  322. Sara K. says:

    I love the Art Bag! Such a great idea!!

  323. Megan L says:

    Beautiful! What lovely books!

  324. Greeblygreebly says:

    All of those projects look so handy and smart!

  325. Maggie says:

    I love these ideas. The messenger bag and sushi diaper changing roll are going on my list.

  326. MelissaB says:

    That little letter needle book is too cute!

  327. Angela says:

    Thank you! These are some great ideas!

  328. Cindi C says:

    Another day with great tutes!!! It must be so much fun finding all these talented people!

  329. Seanna Lea says:

    Goodness. Caramel is one of my favorites and I am still looking for sweets to make for friends and family in lieu of expensive gifts they won’t actually use.

  330. Hashi says:

    ALL of these look great, and not just for travellers!

  331. Mary Read says:

    Pick me!

  332. D'Lane says:

    Oh I love the From the Igloo blog!

  333. Katie says:

    I love all these ideas!

  334. Danielle says:

    Great ideas!

  335. Erika M says:

    I love these ideas!

  336. jeanne reynen says:

    Another day of wonderful projects!

  337. Deb DeChurch says:

    These are great ideas for presents; my daughter is a world traveler and I think I’ll make her the little letter sewing kit!

  338. QSOgirl says:

    We just moved a whole lot further away form my Husband’s family, so we’re going to be doing a lot more traveling by air. I’m going to have to take a second look at all these great projects! Thanks!

  339. Jen says:

    We travel a lot! So this roundup is perfect for me!

  340. Deidra says:

    My kids are always asking me to make homemade caramels. Yum.

  341. Wendy D. P. says:

    Ooh more awesome ideas! I love the messenger bag!

  342. kate says:

    OK this time no beating about the bush, I would love love a copy of seams to me…

  343. Love the travel organizer!

  344. Suzanne says:

    I love those needle books! So cute!

  345. Rachael says:

    I love the caramel recipe. Thank you!

  346. Kati says:

    Loving the messenger bag! Where will I find the time to make all these things?!?!?!? 🙂

  347. Amy H says:

    I really like the little letter needle book. I could make a bunch of those for my kids.

  348. Cherie says:

    I love Anna Maria Horner’s Seams to me book!

  349. Holly says:

    Woah – homemade caramels!

  350. MsCleaver says:

    The travel organizer is much prettier than the envelope I usually use!

  351. Milica says:

    Such great and quick-to-make ideas!

  352. monica says:

    The travel art bag is adorable, and I just loved exploring the From An Igloo blog. There is a great tutorial for making a fish game.

  353. virginia says:

    I think I need to make my kiddo the art bag for our holiday trip

  354. Sharon T. says:

    Great ideas! Now that my siblings and I are grown my parents have started traveling quite a bit. Thanks for the wonderful tutes!

  355. kelly jo says:

    The Creative Inc book looks really interesting and insightful!

  356. Mandy says:

    I’m already digging through my stash to make some of the flat-iron cases for my girlfriends! Thanks again! I <3 Homemade Holidays!

  357. Addy says:

    I’d love to try several of these ideas! Thanks!

  358. Emily says:

    Love the passport holders!

  359. shelle says:

    Thank you! I have another new blog to follow,love love the messenger bag tutorial and everything on her blog.

  360. Nicole says:

    With lots of frequent travelers in the family, these are great ideas. Thanks!

  361. Tara H. says:

    Great ideas! Love the leather journals.

  362. Megan P. says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  363. Dusty says:

    Anothet awesome post and another awesome giveaway.

  364. Sandy says:

    I’m definitely trying that carmel recipe!

  365. Nana (Patty Cowherd) says:

    Love the messenger bag! I can see all sorts of possibilities for this pattern.

  366. OOH, I want that Creative Inc book!

  367. Cayce says:

    Fantastic! Thanks!

  368. Deb says:

    lovely ideas!!

  369. erin says:

    I have just discovered your blog and I love it! I am just now learning how to sew and I am anxious to try a few things you have here, and that you blogged a few days ago. Especially those cute mittens!

  370. Renate says:

    Love the travel organizer. Thanks for sharing.

  371. Nicole says:

    That art travel bag is just what my crayon/drawing happy daughter needs for the car. Guess what she’s getting from Mommy for Christmas? ;=)

  372. Carole Ann says:

    This gift guide gets better and better every year! Thank you!

  373. patricia says:

    Wow! I bookmarked every project, I think. Come these coming and thank you.

  374. Megan says:

    Love the messanger bag!

  375. mjb says:

    I love that messenger bag! I may have to make one for myself…

  376. Mama Gwen says:

    So many fantastic ideas! I know a few keen travellers so these will come in handy. And Anna Maria Horner’s book ‘Seams to me’ is singing to me ‘buy me, buy me, buy me’. Amazon, here I come 😉

  377. elana says:

    i love that messenger bag…i think i’ve saved 4 tutorials form this post!

  378. Maya says:

    The Little Letter Needle Book and the Art Bag are great ideas. The tutorials are very nice.

  379. Linda says:

    This is my favorite post yet! So many useful things! Thank you!

  380. Karen says:

    I am in love with those handmade leather satchels!!! Amazing!

  381. Kristin says:

    I may have to go out and get the ingredients for that caramel right now! (or maybe I”ll at least wait til it’s light outside)

  382. Becky says:

    Those caramels look delicious!

  383. Larissa says:

    Sew, Mama, sew rocks! 🙂 Your gift ideas are very inspiring. The only problem is deciding who gets what.

  384. Julia says:

    I love the travel organizer. So handy!

  385. Laura says:

    I love to travel so some of these may become “self gifts”!

  386. jennifer says:

    i got the “seams to me” book from the library once…and I would love to win it!!

  387. Terri says:

    Lovely tutorials as usual—loving this year’s Handmade Holidays!!!
    Thank you!!!

  388. Texana says:

    Fun ideas today!

  389. Chris says:

    I love the books you are doing as giveaways. Hope I get lucky!

  390. Andi says:

    More great ideas! I love the idea of an art bag for young travellers – this is a gift for both parents and child. 🙂

  391. You are absolutely blowing me away with this series! How many more sup-topics can you find, all with such cool free gifts to make! I am so very impressed.

  392. Johanna says:

    I am really enjoying your Handmade Holiday. Already found so much projects and inspiration that I would be crafting a whole year long 🙂

  393. Flower Petal says:

    Lots of good ideas today!

    leekat6 at verizon dot net

  394. Melissa says:

    What great gift ideas!

  395. Christy says:

    Sweet ideas! Looking forward to making these projects for my special peeps!

  396. katia says:

    Thanks again for all the great ideas!

  397. Debbie says:

    I’ve been after a messanger back tutorial for ages, Thanks!

  398. Erin says:

    You know, as someone who used to travel a lot, I can tell you these ideas are great! Durable travel tags and anything that can help you organize your packing are wonderfully helpful in “keeping it together” when overseas, especially.

  399. Jen B says:

    I have family that could use some of these items, so on the list to make they go!

  400. Natalie says:

    Love the messenger bag, can never have enough bags after all! Oh & mmmmm, caramel!

  401. Rebmara says:

    More great ideas! And more great prizes!

  402. Louana says:

    I love that little needle book, very sweet!

  403. Great stuff to create Iam gonna be so busy!

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