November 13 ~ Gifts for Foodies

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Today’s ideas are perfect for everyone on your holiday list who loves to bake, cook and/or eat!

Make It

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Malka’s Tree Improv Placemats at Sew,Mama,Sew! are a guaranteed gift-giving hit!
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Emily’s 5 Minute Bread Bag at Saltwater Kids would be perfect for so many people on our holiday list, especially when gifted with a fresh loaf inside!
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This Pleated Apron with Built-In Hot Pads from Destri at The Mother Huddle helps you create an easy, classic option for gift giving.
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Make a Quick Fix Grocery Bag from //Between the Lines// for everyone on your list!
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Dress up someone’s kitchen with these Quilted Canister Sleeves from Kari at Handmade Mommy.
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This {Hand Towel} Apron from Sarah at A Little of This, A Little of That is easy to make and easily adaptable… Make it with one ruffle or two!
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Young foodies will appreciate this Child’s Chef Hat from Cindy at Skip To My Lou.
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Hashi shows you how to tote two bottles of wine in style with this Double Wine Bag at Hashiworks.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Laminated Fabric Recipe Cards & Recipe Folder, Alfresco Bowl Covers, Bake!, Quilted Patchwork Hot Pads, Patchwork Kitchen Mat, Cloth Napkins, Reversible Appliance Covers, Gifts for Cooks, Aprons, Denyse Schmidt Mix-It-Up Cocktail Coasters, For the Kitchen, Lunch Bags

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Buy It

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Visit Sparkle Kitchen’s Etsy shop for a box of delectable French Macarons. With nine different flavors to choose from, each macaron will be a treat anyone will thoroughly enjoy.

Mix It

spacer Christmas Mendiants from Dessert First
Anita (a.k.a. Pastry Girl) is a dessert blogger and cookbook author who shares her tasty recipe (and a little of the history) for Christmas Mediants on her blog Dessert First.

Print It

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Lolly from LollyChops has put together a huge Free Printable Collection. Download and enjoy her colorful recipes, ornament tags, cards and much, much more!

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 Sharon Bowers
(Storey Publishing, $14.95, ISBN: 9978-1-60342-548-3)

From the Publisher:

Build a candy fantasy! Sharon Bowers shows you how to use ordinary store-bought candy and cookies as the raw material for a brand-new kind of crafting. Top a sheet cake with a crushed-cookie racetrack, tiny candy cars, and a candy pit crew—and watch the delight on your birthday boy’s face. Set out fudge-striped cookies and peanut butter cups to keep small family members busy making pilgrim hats on Thanksgiving Day. Spend a rainy afternoon with your kids, making a pirate ship complete with little pirates made of licorice and candy corn. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions for making dozens of things children love, including spaceships, butterflies, a fairy-tale castle, a dump truck, planes, Egyptian pyramids, aliens, a steam train, Christmas trees, Easter eggs, and much more — all crafted with candy. The sweet possibilities are endless!

By Ashley English
(Lark Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1-60059-491-3)

From the Publisher:

Yes, you CAN! More and more people have discovered what grandma always knew: canning and preserving supplies you with wholesome, tasty treats year round. And this Homemade Living guide provides all the practical, hold-your-hand basics along with plenty of step-by-step photos. Learn about the necessary tools of the trade, crucial safety tips, and hot water bath processing and pressure canning. Discover the all-important science of salt and sugar, and how to select the best possible ingredients, favoring seasonal, organic, and local options.  Three topic-specific primers cover pickles, relishes and chutneys; jams, jellies, butters and curds; and whole fruits and veggies—and each offers at least two “Canning Classic” recipes with variation ideas.

By Amy Butler
(Chronicle Books, $29.95, ISBN 97808118866699)

From the Publisher:

Celebrated designer Amy Butler’s most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The book offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler’s fresh, modern style and attention to detail. With illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves, Style Stitches is an essential and fashionable addition to every sewer’s library.

Sew Charming: 40 Simple Sewing and Hand-Printed Projects for Home and Family

By Cath Derksema & Kirsten Junor
(Potter Craft, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-307-58659-9)

From the Publisher:

Create these simple, modern sewing projects using your own one-of-a-kind fabrics!

Transform what you sew. Personalize and customize your sewing projects in a whole new way by learning to design, print, and embellish your own fabrics. Sew Charming includes forty fresh, easy-to-sew projects with optional fabric-printing ideas. Inside you’ll find patterns for clothing, accessories, and decorations for every room in your house.

From the designers of the popular fabric line, Prints Charming, invite you to get creative and offer step-by-step instruction for basic screen-printing, sewing, and embroidery techniques. They provide everything you need to handcraft truly one-of-a-kind pieces—from cozy baby quilts to sophisticated table linen, chic wall art to playful sundresses. Whether you are eager to experiment with fabric printing or already have the perfect material in your stash, these simple yet creative projects are ideal for all levels of sewers looking for bold inspiration.

With beautifully photographed stitch and screen-printing guides, detailed instructions, and three pullout pattern sheets, it’s never been easier to create bright, modern items to enliven your home and the people that share it with you.

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:

12 ~ Deck the Halls
11 ~ Sleepyheads
10 ~ Travelers
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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529 Responses to November 13 ~ Gifts for Foodies

  1. Marguerite says:

    Too late to enter? Probably… but love the apron-with-hot-pads tutorial.

  2. Staci says:

    I’m with Mel, love macaroons!!!

  3. Mel says:

    macaroons? yes please!

  4. Stacy says:

    Love the bread bag and the child’s chef hat! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Squeaks says:

    Five minute bread bag? My kinda style!

  6. Angela says:

    I need more people to give gifts to.

  7. Amy C says:

    OK, I don’t know how many of these projects would reach the recipients- I’d want to keep them all! Another fab post! Thanks!

  8. Kathleen says:

    I Love the canister sleeves!

  9. Laurie says:

    Love these ideas–time for Christmas sewing!

  10. Tammy says:

    Great ideas! I may have to try them all!

  11. Denise says:

    I will be making the chef hat! My 9 year old recently requested one. Thanks

  12. Amy Schroeder says:

    I really like the canister sleeves. These are all great ideas.

  13. Devon says:

    That chef’s hat is definately going on my to-do list!

  14. Jennifer says:

    I think I’ll make the chef hat to go with an apron I’m making for my niece.

  15. Faith says:

    These are all fun. I love the placemats.

  16. Katie says:

    I really love the double-wine bottle bag! I may find myself making one for my brother and his wife.

  17. Michele says:

    The placemats are wonderful, plus I really like the bread bag. Once again…such great ideas!

  18. L says:

    I’ve been thinking of making some placemats for gifts

  19. Meghan says:

    Those placemats are beautiful, and would be so fun to make with all my fabric scraps. Thanks!

  20. Carrie says:

    I’d love to make some bread bags!

  21. Chasley says:

    Love the chef hat and the Apron with hot pad is pure genius!!

  22. nadine says:

    i was just looking for a placemat pattern!

  23. Sarah L. says:

    I am a foodie! Can has all of this?

  24. Angelica Macklin says:

    The quick fix grocery bag is a great idea!

  25. Mary says:

    That bread bag is a great idea!

  26. carrie says:

    That bread bag is perfect!!

  27. Jenn Lee says:

    That canning book is really calling to me.

  28. Mary Anne Fl. says:

    I love the placemats!!

  29. Desiree says:

    That little chefs hat is way too cute.

  30. Mel P says:

    love quick gifts – like the 5-min bread bag.

  31. Jasmeen says:

    I like the chef’s hat for kids.

  32. ~Heather says:

    A bread bag – ooh, that would mean finally perfecting the art of breadmaking (and not doorstop making).

  33. kim says:

    i would love the canning and preserving book!

  34. Erin Gustafson says:

    Love that the canister labels are washable for when they inevitably get stains on them.

  35. That apron with pot holders sounds perfect!

  36. Lauren says:

    The apron with the built in hot pads is genius! If there is time, I may be making one of those for myself

  37. I would love to see the Amy Butler book in person, but I really love that candy construction book – how fun is that?

  38. Jane says:

    love it! especially the wine bag

  39. Mary says:

    When I was baking yesterday, I thought to myself “my apron needs a towel built into it.” Thanks for the tute!

  40. Heidi Anderson says:

    Great collection of crafty ideas!

  41. Robyn says:

    Great Ideas!

  42. Judi B says:

    I’m probably too late for this giveaway, but I would love to win the canning preserving book! Awesome giveaways this month!

  43. Katrina says:

    What a great grouping of gifts!

  44. Rebecca says:

    I love the bread bags!

  45. Jennie says:

    Ooooh Canister sleeves, must have canister sleeves!

  46. Bonnie says:

    I am definitely going to be stitching up some of the hot pad aprons – genius!!

  47. Emory says:

    I love the idea for the quilted canister sleeves. Those would make a great gift for my mother in law!

  48. Nicole Balazs says:

    love the canister labels!

  49. Love the idea for the apron with hot pads included! But the apron looks far too pretty to just be an apron even with all the beautiful styles out there already. I want to wear it as a skirt… and I wouldn’t even mind the built-in hot pads.

  50. Kim says:

    love those food jar labels…very cute!

  51. Rachel says:

    Great book selection!

  52. Jessy says:

    So many cute things!

  53. Jessica C says:

    I like the purchasing choices on this one! I’ll leave the food gifts up to the experts!

  54. Kimberly N says:

    That double wine bag is the coolest!

  55. nikky says:

    I love the little chefs hat, that is on my to do list along with the bread bags!! I know someone who would like the wine tote as well…great ideas!!

  56. Erin says:

    Love the Handmade Holidays! So many great ideas…

  57. Tiffany says:

    Oh so many fun things to make.

  58. Kati says:

    The chef’s hat is cute. Might have to make one!

  59. Rebecca says:

    Love all of these tutorials! If only I had as much time, energy and supplies as I have loved ones and imagination!

  60. Jennifer says:

    thanks! I’m making the cannister sleeves tonight!

  61. Sherri S. says:

    Such cute ideas…and those dessert mendiants? Artwork on a plate! Thanks!

  62. Kati says:

    I LOVE the apron with the built-in hot pads. Genius!

  63. Rita says:

    not sure why, but I never thought of making a wine tote. love the idea!

  64. Betsy says:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  65. anna dorothy says:

    love the canister sleeves!

  66. Sarah-E says:

    ooh… macaroons..

  67. Katiegirl says:

    Neat apron idea!

  68. Katrina says:

    Love that pleated apron!

  69. Cindi C says:

    Yum! Everything looks so much fun!

  70. Chrissyb says:

    That wine tote is perfect for my friends!!!

  71. Michelle says:

    Which reminds me, I have 2 bags of blackberries to make into jam!

  72. stephanie says:


  73. Amanda says:

    I think that grocery bag is so cute. I need to make some.

  74. Elaine says:

    Wow – there are some great ideas here!

  75. Chantal says:

    What great ideas…I especially love the quick and easy bread bag!

  76. Sarah says:

    My husband and I usually give some sort of baked good during the holidays, so the bread bag is a great idea!

  77. I love to make aprons.

  78. Megan P. says:

    Those look like great books!

  79. Summer says:

    I have never wanted to make placemats, but I REALLY like those!

  80. Paulina says:

    I like the Child’s chef hat. It’s a good gift if you want to entertain a child in the kitchen (and find a good helper too :))

  81. SofiAlgarvia says:

    I’m in doubt 🙂 Shal I sew someyhing or eat everything I see here?


  82. Ciel says:

    I need to make that chef’s hat and the double wine bag – thank you!

  83. Denise says:

    Ummmm…FOOD…Ican almost smell the goodness from here:)

  84. Danielle says:

    I can’ wait to try some of these ideas! Thank you!

  85. EllaJac says:

    awesome apron!

  86. Melissa says:

    Love the bread bag! What a great idea!

  87. Deb Cameron says:

    Oh those christmas mendiant cookies look absolutely sinful!

  88. Jill B says:

    Oooh I love the canister sleeves – what a great idea!

  89. Betsy says:

    That apron with the built in hot pads is neat. Very innovative. These ideas are really good ones!

  90. Jen S says:

    Looking at these items makes me want to back something sweet and start another craft. So much fun! I finish one craft and have 3 + others ready to begin of course.

  91. Elizabeth says:

    Love the apron with the built-in hotpads! I saw a vintage one like that recently and thought it was so practical.

  92. Hannah says:

    love the improv placemats!

  93. Melissa says:

    I really like the look of the placemats, and the apron with built in potholders is genius!

  94. Eleanor says:

    I love the bread bag idea. I can’t wait to try it.

  95. Martha says:

    I have the perfect recipient in mind for the wine tote. So cute!

  96. Liz says:

    pretty placemats. i need to make some placemats one of these days.

  97. BreannaS says:

    I really like the canister labels and they are in a color perfect for my kitchen (wonderful inspiration)

  98. Courtney says:

    These ideas are really helping with my gift giving!

  99. MamaK says:

    Yes! I have been looking for that tute for the quick grocery bags. We have so many white T’s around here.

  100. Woodbines says:

    I love the aprons 😀

  101. Cass says:

    Love the bread bag. I’ll be making a few of those!

  102. Ramona says:

    I have many old relay for life T-shirts that I now will be turning into grocery bags. Thanks for the great idea.

  103. Tara H. says:

    The apron is my favorite!

  104. Leah says:

    More great ideas..

  105. Katherine says:

    Oh, I need bread bags!

  106. Debra says:

    Gosh, I love all these… I’m a total foodie.

  107. Natacha says:

    The placemats are a good present idea, and I well imagine offering a bread bag filled with good homemade bread, although the Christmas schedule is already quite full…

  108. AbbyM says:

    I love that pleated apron with the hot pan holders. And I’d love to read that canning book.

  109. annie says:

    yay for canning!

  110. Lynne says:

    The bread bags are a great idea! Thanks!

  111. Celeste says:

    I’m planning to make a few bread bags for Christmas giving this year–thanks for the tute!

  112. Holly says:

    Thanks so much for doing this every year! It’s fantastic!

  113. Mel says:

    Love the grocery bag!

  114. thanks for another amazing tute & printable list!

  115. very useful post indeed!! Thanks

  116. Silvia says:

    Thank you!!! The bread bag seems very easy to do!!

  117. Tez says:

    I so totally want those books!

  118. Morgan O. says:

    I love the apron tutorials – thanks!

  119. Paula says:

    Love the Quilted Canister Sleeves, too cute!

  120. Ing says:

    Terrific gift ideas!

  121. Danielle says:

    more good ideas

  122. Melissa B. says:

    Great ideas! Would love to win!

  123. Donna B. says:

    I love the bread bag, and it is such a wonderful gift to share with others.

  124. Excellent ideas, and I love the print-ables. Thanks so much.

  125. Jen says:

    What a good post! I bookmarked almost everything here!

  126. Tanya says:

    I love the place mats! And covet the sew charming book! Tan

  127. Lynda says:

    The apron with the hot pads….genius!!

  128. megan says:

    Love the apron with hot pads!

  129. ~Helena~ says:

    Keep the ideas coming. Ya’ll are doing a wonderful job.

  130. Alicia says:

    I love the canister sleeves! What a great way to personalize such a standard kitchen item!

  131. Mary Lou says:

    More great ideas. I’m already making placemats and potholders for family this year.

  132. These are all great!!

  133. Hannah says:

    So many great ideas!

  134. Ellu says:

    Oh, sew charming looks like a very inspiring book!

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  137. Amanda says:

    I totally need the apron with the hot pads. Oh my goodness! I just need to get the courage up to attempt it.

  138. Ange Moore says:

    Hmmm, macarons! And so clever to put and apron and hotpads together in the same place.

  139. Francoise says:

    Wow, the bread bag seems like a quick and inexpensive project that could be used to wrap other small gifts. Wonderful!

  140. Joann says:

    I liked the potholder apron.

  141. Abbington says:

    Love the quick fix grocery bag!

  142. Catherine says:

    loving the recycled t shirt grocery bag idea!

  143. bruinbr says:

    The pleated apron is adorable! How handy to have hot pads built in as well! 🙂

  144. Melanie says:

    Mmmmmmm. Yummy! The foodies on my list are also getting some homemade vanilla essence this year.

  145. Laura W. says:

    Love those aprons! Super cute!

  146. Cece says:

    So many fun books. I have always wanted to learn to can but have been chicken!

  147. sarah Bright says:

    I love the canister sleeves! I am going to make them for myself!

  148. Julia says:

    Would someone PLEASE make me that bread bag, the hot pad apron, place mats, gocery bag and the chocolate dessert! Clever, clever crafters! Lovely.

  149. erin says:

    Oh how I would LOVE the Amy Butler book!

  150. Lorrie Orr says:

    Mmm – those mendiants look delectable. And the child’s chef hat is adorable.

  151. Tracey says:

    Love anything by Malka!

  152. Samurai Mom says:

    I NEED a bread bag, I make bread almost everyday and I hate reusing old plastic bags.

  153. Jessica h says:

    These are perfect!

  154. Jo says:

    Hope I win the sew charming book — it looks great!

  155. Heidi Myers says:

    I will have to make that apron, and I always want to win one of those books

  156. Sonya M says:

    I’ve made the chef’s hats before – they are easy to make, and look great!
    Thanks again for the great tutes!

  157. Dianne McLean says:

    Those canister covers look great!

  158. Christine says:

    The best prizes are here! and the best ideas for making stuff.

  159. Southern GAl says:

    Many moons ago my grandmother gave me two aprons with hot pads to match. I still have them and use them. I love the idea of being able to make some for my daughter to use.

  160. erikam says:

    I love all these ideas!

  161. Nikki Rainey says:

    Aprons are so much fun to make. I made two last year following tutorials I found on this site. More to come this year thanks to your great posts.

  162. Leigh Anne says:

    I would love that Candy Construction book 🙂

  163. Keri C. says:

    The canister labels are my fave. Cute and organized!

  164. Tabitha says:

    Those Xmas Mendiants look sooo yummy. I can’t wait to give them a try.

  165. Amy H says:

    I love the pleated apron and the chef’s cap.

  166. Maya says:

    The bread bag is a wonderful idea!

  167. JennE says:

    Love a post with aprons in it!

  168. Jaclyn says:

    Those canister sleeves are great, such an easy way to spice up the kitchen!!

  169. Janice S says:

    I give food gifts every year; many extras to add here today!

  170. Julie says:

    I too really like the idea of the apron with hot pads built in. What a marvelous idea!

  171. Karen says:

    <3 the apron! Always such great ideas. We always put a 'foodie' item in with the adult packages and this year we did candy apple jelly. Nothing says love like handmade!

  172. Gina says:

    Love those aprons, and really love the blog. It’s my first time reading!

  173. Christina says:

    Those canister labels look amazing… and I’m intrigued by the mendiants. I’ve never heard of them before, so I’ll have to check them out!

  174. kathyh says:

    I must be hungry as I am lovin’ the recipes.

  175. Kirsten says:

    that kids chef’s hat is adorable.

  176. So I know the ideas here are for gifts, but I’m totally making those canister cozies for myself.

  177. Mama24Monkeys says:

    Love the pleated apron.

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  178. Lucie says:

    The christmas mediants look absolutely delicious!

  179. Carrie says:

    I think I’ll have to make my bread-baking-husband a bread bag. Great idea.

  180. Samantha says:

    I LOVE APRONS!! And the bread bag is great!

  181. Danni says:

    Oh the irony. We just had family fun night making sculptures with rice crispy cookies. Candy fantasy was eaten in no time.

  182. Amanda says:

    that little chef hat is so cute!

  183. Malia says:

    Super cute food gifts!

  184. Kate says:

    Ooo… wine bag. What a great idea… may have to make something along these lines!

  185. AP says:

    The child’s chef hat is a must for my (growing) to-do list!

  186. bess says:

    those aprons are too cute!

  187. Natalie says:

    Darling little chef’s hat!

  188. Mhairi says:

    Love the apron with built in hot pads. Maybe that will stop the burnt fingers when I forget that after being in the hot oven for 20 minutes the pan tends to be a bit hot. More burnt fingers than I like to admit too!

  189. MJ says:

    These are all fantastic ideas!!! We make our own bread, but never thought of actually gifting it to others, might have to do that this year 🙂

  190. Jess says:

    Great ideas as usual!

  191. Jessica says:

    The dish towel apron is such a great idea. Thanks!

  192. Christy says:

    while a foodie I will never be, I love to surround myself with foodies. thanks for all the great ideas.

  193. SaraD says:

    My daughter would love the chef’s hat for her play kitchen!

  194. Betty says:

    I’d love to win the Amy Butler or Sew Charming book, they look so sweet.

  195. Amy says:

    now i want macarons. and chocolate.

  196. Nicole says:

    so many good ideas for my foodie friends!

  197. Sarah says:

    i love the idea of bread and bread bags for teachers!

  198. danielle says:

    more great ideas- you are keeping us busy : )

  199. Margaret says:

    Love, love, love these ideas!

  200. Christina says:

    mmmmmmm…. macarons…..

  201. Liz says:

    More lovely ideas. Don’t know where to start with all these great projects.

  202. Lizzie says:

    Love the apron ideas! I’m making a ton for family and friends this Christmas.

  203. Shannon H says:

    I LOVE the tutorials!! Thank you for sharing!!

  204. Tanya says:

    Those mendiants look and sound sooo good!

  205. Erin Waters says:

    Wow, can I win all these books?! I love the t-shirt to grocery bag idea & I (I mean, my husband) has tons of t-shirts to make some with. Thanks for all the ideas!

  206. katherine says:

    The cannin book will come in handy next summer when we kick off our full scale veggie garden.

  207. Rachael says:

    I love the apron! Thanks for being so generous!

  208. Lizzie F. says:

    Oh that pleated apron is gorgeous and brilliant!

  209. Holly says:

    The chef’s hat is adorable!

  210. sofie says:

    I love the grocery bag. I need to make about a hundred of them…

  211. Emily S says:

    Awesome aprons!

  212. Wendy B says:

    All these books look great.

  213. Jamie says:

    Such great books! Perfect for the cook/seamstress!

  214. Jennifer says:

    That pleated apron is adorable!

  215. Rebecca says:

    Love the grocery bag and bread bag. I’m off to make them both right now!

  216. Kate says:

    I love all of these ideas. The placemats are gorgeous and I love the bag for the loaf of bread.

  217. Sarah Wick says:

    Thanks! Great ideas as always!

  218. Rachel says:

    I love that hat!

  219. sook hyun says:

    love the colorful macarons

  220. Beth says:

    Too cute! I LOVE the chef’s hat!

  221. Von says:

    Great ideas and wonderful sounding books!

  222. Debra says:

    Cute cute cute…love them all.

  223. Angela says:

    Love the ideas! Great books!

  224. Debbie says:

    These are all great ideas!

  225. rikki says:

    that grocery bag is cool!

  226. Kelly Irene says:

    An apron with hot pads built in? That is pretty genius! I am finishing my first quilt this weekend and think I will need to find someone to make the placemats for. Thanks for the roundup!

  227. katie says:

    Love the child’s chef’s hat! I was actually going to try and find a tutorial for one of those, now I don’t have too :).

  228. LisaRae says:

    So many great ideas! Thanks!

  229. Bailey says:

    Love the pleated apron and the wine duo carrier!

  230. Jennifer N says:

    Lots of great ideas, as usual. Thank you.

  231. alisha says:

    I’m going to have to check out that canning and preserving book. And I love the apron with built-in pot holders.

  232. Cynthia I says:

    Yum. Chocolaty goodness. The canning book looks fantastic. Great hopes for the garden next year.

  233. dorothy says:

    Fun stuff!

  234. Amy says:

    I love all of these projects, but especially the pleated apron and awesome grocery bag!

  235. Louana says:

    wow, I’m really excited about all those links! the aprons look great

  236. Leanna says:

    The dressed up canisters make me smile!

  237. Robin E. says:

    I was just thinking I need a new apron for Thanksgiving. I’m off to search my stash for something pretty…

  238. Suzanne says:

    Love the kids chef hat! So fun 🙂

  239. Melissa says:

    Loving the holiday craft tutorials! I’ll be busy crafting in the weeks to come!

  240. Llamabean says:

    What fun ideas, I love the chef’s hat and the grocery bag!

  241. sorahart says:

    I want to get a play kitchen for my little guy for Christmas…a chef’s hat would be the perfect accessory!

  242. Liz Mouse says:

    Love the apron with made from a towel – what a great idea!

  243. Nina says:

    Amazing ideas! These look like so much fun. Merry Christmas!!

  244. Mary Rheinschmidt says:

    Love the pleated apron!!

  245. Deidra says:

    Isn’t everyone a foodie around the holidays? These are appropriate for anyone. Nice ideas.

  246. Cary says:

    Oh, I love the bread bags. Such cute dish towels were used! This would make great hostess gifts, gifts for teachers, etc… Thanks!

  247. Serena says:

    The Child’s chef hat is adorable!

  248. LizW says:

    A set of the improv placemats for my niece & nephew definitely & great practice for me before I tackle a large version.Thank you!!

  249. Tracy L says:

    That first apron just made it onto my to do list 🙂

  250. Patty B. says:

    These are such cute ideas – I’m really impressed with the creativity and quality of the items you guys keep coming up with every day!

  251. Nicole says:

    These are all amazing ideas! I really love the idea of wrapping things in reusable grocery bags– I have taken to gifting kids things in drawstring bags that double as storage for the item but why not adults too! We can all use extra bags!

  252. Jessica says:

    That pleated apron is way cute! Love the little chef’s hat as well.

  253. Michelle H says:

    Love the bread bag. Just need to learn how to bake now…

  254. SheilaC says:

    I love both of the aprons, but that dish towel apron would be great with my messy hands 🙂


  255. Anya says:

    Great ideas!

  256. karen says:

    Love the pleated Apron!

  257. Annwen says:

    Great ideas! So inspirational!

  258. Deborah L says:

    Great gift ideas! Oh, and that Amy Butler book….sigh. 🙂

  259. Dani says:

    Love the aprons! they are adorable!

  260. carrot cake says:

    Love love love it! These ideas bring a smile to my face. I’m drooling over the food ideas and the books!

  261. Thanks for the printables! I’m thinking great teacher gifts… 🙂

  262. Patricia says:

    This 5 minutes bread bag is such a nice gift, specially if we use a beautiful fabric like that. Thanks.

  263. Tong says:

    love the placemats, the bread bag, and apron with built in hot pads (so smart)!

  264. Kat says:

    Those quilted canister covers are a great idea!

  265. Sarah says:

    What a cute touch for those canisters.

  266. Lindsey G says:

    love the bread bag!

  267. Violeta Petrova says:

    I love the hand towel apron. I think I am gonna make one for myself very soon

  268. Yum 🙂 the Christmas Mendiants look so yummy! Thanks for the link, will definitely become a follower of her blog

  269. Betsyline says:

    the hot pad apron sounds neat and I’ve been wanting that canning book since it cam eout!

  270. Sarah J says:

    Love the chefs hat – i’ll be making one for my daughter and one each for my nephews.

  271. Alana says:

    I love the bread bag tutorial! I love to giveaway fresh baked bread and have never thought of wrapping it in fabric. I’ve been wanting to give canning a try for this season’s holiday gifts! As always, thank-you Sew Mama Sew for the inspiration!

  272. Madeline says:

    Perfect! I will be making a play kitchen for my daughter and that hat will be the perfect addition!

  273. I’m in love with the hot pad apron. I think I might make myself a Christmas gift 🙂

  274. Dacia says:

    I love the aprons. That is something definitely on my list for gifts to give this year. I better get started!

  275. Sarah M says:

    fun books!!

  276. Emily says:

    These are the nicest books and the sweetest ideas (literally, for my foodie self and friends)!

  277. Melissa says:

    The cookie recipes sound delicious!

  278. Leslie Schmidt says:

    There are several projects I want to make, especially the place mats. Those would be great for gifts and for myself! /Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  279. lindsay says:

    I love everything! Don’t know where to start!

  280. Kimberly says:

    Love the chef’s hat and canister sleeves.

  281. Would love to win!

  282. Lisa says:

    Very cool ideas, as usual!

  283. Nikki says:

    I’m definitely going to make the quilted canister sleeves, they’ll be a present to me though, drives me mad trying to work out which canister the tea bags are in 🙂

  284. kate C. says:

    I like the canister labels!

  285. Meeta says:

    The placemats and double wine holder are on my list. Thanks.

  286. Jocelyn says:

    What beautiful stuff!

  287. I love the canister sleeves.

  288. Gali says:

    those Macaroons look yummy

  289. christine says:

    The kid’s chef hat is so adorable!

  290. amber says:

    I have been needing a canning book . . . !

  291. Elizabeth says:

    so smart: an apron with built in pot holders!

  292. Missy says:

    The chef’s hat is adorable. I keep finding great ideas on here.

  293. Kari says:

    Hand towel apron = genius.

  294. jeni says:

    I’ve made the chef hat–It’s a huge hit!! I did it in white muslin with a matching double sided apron. The recipient wears it to help his mama in the kitchen…she’s asked me to make another for their daughter! 🙂

  295. Tanis says:

    cool! i love the kids’ chef hat how adorable!

  296. Kayla says:

    I love the apron with the built-in hot pads. That is such a great idea!

  297. amy says:

    Every day so far there has been something that I’ve tagged to make. It wasn’t going to be a handmade holiday, but it will be now!

  298. Colette says:

    those french macaroons look divine!

  299. ms. fine says:

    That canning book i hadn’t seen before. I’d love a chance to win!

  300. Sonja Greene says:

    I love those canister cozies!!! What a great idea!

  301. Sue says:

    The bread bag, the canister sleeves, and the canning book . . . AWESOME!

  302. Kim says:

    The apron with ho tpads! What a great idea!

  303. Debbie says:

    I want to do all of them!! More great tutorials! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  304. Charlotte says:

    Will definitely make the bread bags. We need these.

  305. Holly U says:

    Love that grocery bag idea.

  306. Holly says:

    I should make that hat for my niece!

  307. Jennifer DeVries says:

    Mmmmmmm, macarons!

    I think my daughter needs one of those chef hats and an apron to match!

    Where am I going to find the time to squeeze in all this sewing??? Maybe I can start now for NEXT YEAR!!!


  308. Jeni says:

    Cute hat!

  309. Holly says:

    I should make that hat for my niece. 🙂

  310. megan says:

    such cute aprons!

  311. Jennifer says:

    LOVE the bread sack idea!

  312. Katie B says:

    I love that hand towel apron!

  313. Laura Reich says:

    Oh, I adore the chef hat. So cute!

  314. Jessica says:

    More cute choices! I LOVE the canister sleeves.

  315. Kimberly says:

    I am intrigued by that pleated apron.

  316. Lauren says:

    Love the little bread bag!

  317. Krystal says:

    Those aprons are super cute!

  318. Janet K says:

    The double wine bag tote is awesome!

  319. Jessica B says:

    What great ideas for foodies!

  320. Mary says:

    Would love to win any of these books. They all look like they are full of good ideas.

  321. Morgan says:

    Love the chef’s hat. And the macaroons 🙂 Thanks for all the free stuff!

  322. Margaret says:

    I had two immediate thoughts on seeing this post: 1) Perfect for my friend Jenn! and 2) Canisters?! I’ve been looking for the perfect flour and sugar holders — I do a LOT of bread-baking, and I have 4-5 different kinds of flour in my cupboard that are in high use. I would love to have matching containers with beautiful quilted labels like that! Perfect.

  323. Wendy Robinson says:

    Love that Sew Charming book!

  324. Courtney says:

    The hand towel apron is adorable! What a great gift idea!

  325. marilyn podoll says:

    aprons are great ideas

  326. robin baker says:

    the christmas mediants look yummy. the chefs hat is adorable.

  327. Ooh, that print it link has lots of nice recipes for stuff like HOT COCOA!!

  328. Amber says:

    Christmas mendicants? Yes please!

  329. Kristen says:

    Something I haven’t tried yet is canning. But it is definitely on my list for this winter!

  330. Crystal says:

    Such great, easy-to-make ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

  331. Julia says:

    I’d love any of the books – but I’ve been meaning to try canning lately!

  332. Chrissy says:

    I’ve got lots of foodies on my life. They will love some of these ideas!

  333. KimT says:

    Although I am about as far from a ‘foodie’ as you can get, we do take a loaf of bread to just about every get-together we attend! I LOVE the bread bag idea! And I do have foodie friends – I think aprons and canister sleeves just got added to my gift list!

  334. Mandy K Court says:

    checking out handmade holidays may be the best part of my day.

  335. KeolaH says:

    Those bread bags are so cute! Great idea for loaves of love.

  336. Ana V says:

    I like the bread bag idea, as well as the aprons.

  337. becky diehl says:

    I need more time for sewing all of the cute things on each post.

  338. Megan says:

    This is great! I need to make bread bags and I was searching for something to make my wine loving friend when she goes out wine tasting!

  339. Terri says:

    My daughter just moved into her own place and is setting up her kitchen and there are several ideas here I’d love to make for her for Christmas! Thanks.

  340. D'Lane says:

    I was thinking of making my Grammy an apron and the one with built in hot pads is awesome

  341. Katie says:

    Cute apron!

  342. Jansie says:

    Double wine bag, here I come! 🙂

  343. Timmi says:

    I’m glad I saw this, it reminded me that I wanted to make those grocery bags awhile ago but didn’t bookmark it, so I forgot! I also love those practical and pretty aprons!

  344. sonicka says:

    Lots of great ideas today. Thanks!

  345. Sara says:

    I had no idea I was such a foodie… but I can’t imagine giving up these cool make its. I seriously want them all.

  346. Michelle says:

    I went through Amy Butler’s Style Stitches book last night at Barnes and Noble. I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on it and start whipping out some awesome bags. I love all her patterns!

  347. Emily V says:

    Mmm, that made me hungry. I might need more of those for myself though…

  348. Naomi says:

    love the canister sleeves!

  349. Erika says:

    These sewing ideas are wonderful! Thank you for showing! 🙂

  350. Sarah says:

    Those gifts look great. I love making aprons (but that’s what friends got for birthdays this year…) so I glad you’ve got other ideas for foodies too. Love these books!

  351. Michelle J. says:

    I love the Bread Bag!

  352. Kathy says:

    Love the chef’s hat!

  353. Linda says:

    More great ideas! Thanks a bunch!

  354. Cherie says:

    Great for homemade gifts. Always the best to give and receive.

  355. Annie says:

    The apron with potholders is so clever!

    And oh I want the Ashley English Canning and Preserving book so badly!

  356. Lynn says:

    Making the apron with hot pads for daughter. Love it! The books look fun. I’m always looking for new ideas for canning. I have to check out the Sew Charming book too. The t-shirt bag is so smart. Just found you recently and am really enjoying your site. With all these wonderful ideas, could you maybe do it in October next year to give more time to get the projects done by Dec 25? So many projects, so little time! Thanks!

  357. Michelle P says:

    Great projects once again!

  358. Jamie says:

    The hand towel apron is brilliant. Forget Christmas–I’m making one for myself!

  359. Shara says:

    Wow, so many great ideas today! The canister labels are especially adorable.

  360. Monica says:

    Love the apron with built in hot pads. I’ll have to try that!

  361. i’ve seen the produce bag before and wanted to try it, but forgot about it. those books look great too!

  362. Rachel Locke says:

    Another great day of ideas. Really need to make some of those aprons! Thanks again.

  363. Anna says:

    Most certainly a grocery bag for everyone on my list!

  364. JennyS says:

    I really like the aprons. I may need a bib on mine also, though

  365. Robynn says:

    Love the chefs hat.

  366. Gina.S says:

    I have Amy Butler’s new book and just love it. Hope to get one of her bags made for a christmas present. Like the bread bag idea for giving bread away for christmas too. 🙂

  367. Amy says:

    What clever aprons! Love the built in hot pads and towels 🙂

  368. Kris says:

    I’m definitely going to be making the bread bag a few times this season, what a great way to gift homemade breads!

  369. BrendaDe says:

    love the apron – and the kids chef hat. Great ideas – Thanks!

  370. Sara says:

    The t shirt bag is very clever, the quilted canister sleeves what a fantastic idea people!!! I would love to have the canning book:O)

  371. sarahjane says:

    Love the produce bags!

  372. Sharon T. says:

    Wow! Such great ideas! Since I’m the foodie in my family I’d better share this webpage with them. 🙂
    And I love those bread bags! What a wonderful gift for the neighbors and coworkers. Thanks!

  373. Jessica says:

    Those projects look great . . . heading over to check out a few!

  374. Leisel says:

    great ideas, as usual!

  375. Stacy says:

    I love the chef hat and the apron tutorials. Very cute.

  376. Lola says:

    The French macarons look so pretty and delicious!

    The canning and preserving book looks very interesting! I also love the Amy Butler book. 🙂

  377. Deidre says:

    Great ideas — I’ve been making Bread bags using vintage tea towels! Now I will have to add a wine bag or two!

  378. Ana says:

    I think the double wine bag idea is great!!

  379. Kristin says:

    How I wish I had the time to make ALL the wonderful ideas I’ve seen this month!

  380. Camille says:

    Really charming gift ideas!

  381. Rachel B says:

    I really liked the bread bag and I loved the towel apron. I’m thinking real hard about starting to can on my own too. This post was for me.

  382. Barbara says:

    The chef’s hat is SO cute!

  383. Julie says:

    I enjoy checking out the blogs that these tutorials are coming from.

  384. JJ says:

    I’ve never heard of Christmas Mendiants but they look beautiful and delicious.

  385. Stephanie S says:

    I love the aprons and the chefs hat is adorable! Two more people checked off my list 🙂

  386. Emily says:

    great ideas!

  387. Cute Canister Sleeves! That can really dress up a kitchen!

  388. monica says:

    Once I get caught up on all my other projects, I am SO going to make the pleated apron with built in hot pads! And, I love the kid’s chef hat. Oh, and I love the bread bag. Okay, and the canister wraps too…okay, I love it all today!

  389. Tabitha says:

    I have to make some of those quilted canister sleeves! Great idea!

  390. Nancy says:

    The bread bag sounds great. Also the canning and preserving book. I plan to make most of my gifts and both would head me in the right direction.

  391. Andreia says:

    I loved the child’s Chef Hat tutorial. I’m going to make one for each of my children.

  392. Katie says:

    Fun, thanks!

  393. Sara P. says:

    I think I’ll use that wine bag as my Bunco chinese gift swap.

  394. Saskia says:

    Aprons – yeah!

  395. Melissa says:

    I;ve been wanting an apron with towel for a long time.

  396. Kelsey D says:

    Oooo, I love these ideas! Maybe it’s because I’m the foodie at my house 🙂

  397. Emiko says:

    So many cute ideas! I like the little quilted canister sleeves – what a great way to spruce them up!

  398. Melissa Williams says:

    I love the bread bag!

  399. elizabeth says:

    The canister labels are a great idea. I might make those for myself, after the holidays are over, of course!

  400. Love the quilted canister sleeves–something else I want to make for myself!

  401. Texana says:

    I am so making some of those aprons!

  402. Jen says:

    I am so excited about the bread bag tutorial! Thanks for sharing all these great tutorials!

  403. Sophia Patterson says:

    Really like the apron tute. Different and cute.

  404. countryhungry says:

    All of the books are awesome

  405. Addy says:

    The chef’s hat and the hand towel apron (how handy!) are on my “to do” list!

  406. jkeall says:

    I’m going to have to make that wine carrier for christmas parties!

  407. Anita says:

    That Candy Construction book looks like so much fun.

  408. Norita says:

    Hermosos los tutoriales!!! Amo coser y crear!!!! Gracias por todas las ideas maravillosas!!!

  409. jkeall says:

    LOve, love love all these christmas gift ideas!

  410. stacey says:

    love that wine tote! and would love a copy of the canning and preserving book!

  411. Hashi says:

    The Quick Fix Grocery Bag is a cool twist on a classic.

  412. Amy says:

    The child’s chef hat is adorable! And the grocery bag looks so easy to make! great ideas!

  413. Susanne says:

    Great ideas, thank you!

  414. meikjn says:

    apron with hot pads = genius

  415. Cindy B. says:


  416. Kristin says:

    That child’s chef’s hat is so adorable! I can’t wait to make one for my little girl

  417. Christine says:

    I love the placemats. So pretty.

  418. Becky says:

    Even my 20-something chef-inspired sons will enjoy some of these kitchen items.

  419. Diane says:

    I am loving your handmade holiday ideas! Great way to use up some of those scraps as well…so I can get new fabric for next year :-). Also love the photo pool…hope to contribute soon….

  420. Brooke says:

    Love these tutorials today. I got so involved in looking at them all that I almost forgot to comment. Thanks!

  421. Sarah AJ says:

    Love the printables and the apron!

  422. Mel says:

    Macarons! Mendiants! Yum!!

  423. Holly says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  424. StacieB. says:

    Sew Mama Sew’s Gifts For… are what I wait for all year!

  425. Sara K. says:

    Such great ideas!! I sure would love to have the Sew Charming book.

  426. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Can’t wait to try the chef hat for a gift. It would be so cute to make a coordinating apron to go with it!

  427. MamaBee says:

    More great ideas! Thank you!

  428. heather b says:

    Love the canister labels, and who doesn’t need another pretty apron?

  429. I love the quilted canister sleeves. Those would really dress up my ugly canisters 🙂

  430. RedHen says:

    Yes! So making the pleated apron with built in hot pads! Destri’s a genius! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  431. Melissa says:

    So many things I want to make!

  432. Jessica says:

    each day, you are doing a wonderful job of reminding me to get cracking on my Christmas list!!

  433. Cherie says:

    So many wonderful things! Thanks for sharing!

  434. Laura says:

    Love the placemats!

  435. Katie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  436. Great ideas today!

  437. trina says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  438. Awesome ideas!!

  439. Lina says:

    Those macarons are just gorgeous! I wish mine would turn out half as nice.

  440. Sarah Stroll says:

    I have to make those Christmas mendiants ASAP! And that grocery bag is a perfect (quick!) gift for my sister.

  441. Chris says:

    I love the books you are giving away and the recipes are wonderful! thanks!

  442. Theresa says:

    I could see myself trying to make all of these tutorial projects!

  443. Colleen says:

    I love the ideas and the books! thanks.

  444. Gina says:

    These are great idea!

  445. Kim Mears says:

    I love the hot pad apron. Clever!

  446. rebecca says:

    Those macarons look yummy!

  447. Joke says:

    That breadbag is really interesting, I should try that! Does it keep your bread fresh? And I like the shopping bag a lot, it looks so easy to make!
    And I can’t believe the recipe for the mendiants, it’s one of my favorite things to eat! Yay 🙂 Thanks so much!

  448. Susan C. says:

    Another great list! Thank you!

  449. duff says:

    I think the quilted canister sleeves are adorable. What an easy way to coordinate with my favorite fabric. I love the way inspiration just keeps-a-comin’ around here!

  450. Heather Smith says:

    Oh, that bags perfect for the grocery bag challenge, as I have a giant garbage bag full of t-shirts.

  451. Barbara says:

    I could use one of those pleated aprons with built-in hot pads!

  452. Tammy says:

    The pleated apron looks cute enough to be a skirt! 😀 I love it!

  453. Tina says:

    I’m so excited about the grocery bag challenge! I’m really going to try doing that!

  454. Mary says:

    Those macaroons look to die for! Yum-O!!

  455. alianora says:

    The candy construction book looks like so much fun!

  456. Seanna Lea says:

    I love the pleated apron, but if it is anything like the aprons I have I will only remember it once I am already covered in flour!

  457. elana says:

    lucky for me, i just found a white t-shirt that shrank in the wash. perfect!

  458. Megan says:

    I love this series! Would love any of these books.

  459. Cecile says:

    I love your holiday month ! It’s the 3rd yera I’m following your blog, and I just love it. Thank you.

  460. Emily says:

    The child’s chef hat and that double wine bag are great ideas! Thanks again!

  461. marie beck says:

    This may be my fave list of tutes so far, thank you so much. The bread bag in particular has really inspired me. I’m was thinking about making some loaves of bread for neighbors and such and now I’m definitely doing that, with those bags. using that tute with regular fabric would yeild great alternatives ways to wrap other presents too.

  462. QSOgirl says:

    So many wonderful ideas, so little time! Thanks for another day of great inspiration 🙂 I’ve been wanting to learn how to can and preserve, so I would *love* to win that book!

  463. Maria says:

    Great placemats for using up fat quarters. Thanks for a wonderful idea.

  464. I love the aprons!

  465. Terri says:

    These are wonderful!!!

  466. Amanda says:

    The chef hat is officially on my to do list! And that canning book looks like a wonderful addition to my cookbook shelf!

  467. Suzanne says:

    I love these projects! And the canning book would be great in my library.

  468. Wendy D. P. says:

    Love the apron and loaf bag! Thanks so much for all the great ideas!

  469. Andrea Ryan says:

    apron is soo cute

  470. Coralee says:

    can’t seem to open the link to the child’s chef’s hat – thought I’d tell my friend about this one. Anyway – thanks for more great links!

  471. Karen Compton says:

    Nice ideas

  472. Anya says:

    Great projects again and thanks for the chance!

  473. Hilary says:

    I love these idaes especially the goldmine of printables.

  474. Deanne says:

    Another great day of tutorials.

  475. Thanks! these are great gift ideas

  476. Claudia says:

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

  477. Deb says:

    Those French macaroons are gorgeous! Love all the ideas, too…I think I’ll be making some aprons this Christmas.

  478. Jennifer R says:

    Amazing! I’d love to sew one of the Amy Butler purses!

  479. beverly says:

    Great ideas, once again! I love the bread bag. Thanks!

  480. Staci says:

    These are such cute ideas. Maybe my mom will get a cute apron for Christmas!

  481. KT says:

    What a cute chef’s hat for kids. I might just have to make one for my cook of the week! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  482. kelli says:

    The pleated apron is gorgeous! Wish someone would make that for me this year!

  483. Milica says:

    I love all of these! I may start with that amazing apron!

  484. Nicole says:

    Very cute chef’s hat! I SOOOOO want to win one of these books.

  485. Michelle says:

    I like the bread bad. thank you.

  486. miktha says:

    great books to win and i love the child’s chef hat. cute…

  487. Renate says:

    The quick fix grocery bags are awesome. They could be used for gift wrapping too.

  488. Renae says:

    LOVE the pleated apron! I am planning on giving an apron for a Christmas gift and that may be the one! Thanks!

  489. Morgan says:

    Uh oh…now I’m starting to gather projects for myself instead of gifts. In LOVE with that apron!

  490. Brigette says:

    I like the 5 minute bread bag.

  491. Gill says:

    I love the chef’s hat – my daughter would love one of these

  492. Vicki T says:

    I love the quilted canister sleeves. Itvhas me thinking about baking something for gifts an putting them in a pretty jar with a fabric label as gifts for the holidays.

  493. Amy says:

    Once again, so many great ideas!

  494. Tierney Barden says:

    Those canister sleeves are adorable! Love the cloth napkin tutorial – they’re now on my Christmas-gifts-to-make list.

  495. Johanna says:

    How fun! Thanks!

  496. Larissa says:

    Foodies! Great idea! I have lots of those on my list…now where to start?

  497. andrea says:

    What a neat idea for the produce bag!

  498. Kerstin says:

    I love this month; I wake up early just to check and see the new ideas you’re posting! Love the canister sleeves. :O)

  499. Jasmine says:

    I love the apron! Pleats are awesome on aprons, IMO.

  500. Beth Mc says:

    Love the 2 aprons gifts. I was thinking about doing up some aprons for some gifts this year so this gives me added inspiration.

  501. Andi says:

    Another day of amazing ideas! I can definitely see myself making a whole bunch of bread bags (and stuffing them with fresh bread, of course!)

  502. bttn says:

    yummie, theese are sweet! 🙂

  503. brittany says:

    love the bread bag! would be perfect with some fresh baked dread inside!

  504. linda says:

    thanks for all the ideas!

  505. Disco says:

    Love the little chef’s hat. I can see two small people in those on Christmas day :0)
    thanks for all these wonderful ideas :0)

  506. Virginia says:

    That apron with the built-in hotpads is very intriguing. I’m wondering about adding a bib to the top…

  507. Charlotte says:

    I am SUCH a foodie. I love cooking and even as a child I was able to find the most expensive dishes on the menu. Sea-food loving kid, I was…

  508. Ali van Oosten says:

    I would LOVE to win that Amy Butler book! Thanks for your blog, I am so enjoying it every day :0)

  509. kelly jo says:

    My daughter will love that chef hat and it will go along perfectly with the apron I’m making her! I’d love to win a copy of that Amy Butler book – I’m a bag lady for sure!

  510. Heidi says:

    yeah for handmade gifts!

  511. empirewaist says:

    SMS, what an amazing job you’ve done with these posts! Love the limitless, daily inspiration, and these books are utterly *amazing*! Wow! Thank you!!!

  512. Louby Lou says:

    I am LOVING this series of gift ideas!

  513. Consuelo says:

    Wonderful ideas for gifts. I especially likes the hand towel apron.

  514. JJ says:

    MMM Christmas mendiants – another for the To Do list – thank you.

  515. Rebmara says:

    I love those placemats!

  516. Penny says:

    The Quilted Canister Sleeves is such a brilliant idea! Thanks for the chance to win !

  517. Katy says:

    Love the apron with built-in pot holders – genius!

  518. Carly says:

    grocery bag is great!

  519. Jenny says:

    neat ideas!

  520. Cynthia says:

    Those are some great projects! I love the quilted canister sleeves and the grocery bag.

  521. Serena says:

    The quilted canister sleeves are SUCH a great idea!

  522. Love anything for or from the kitchen!

  523. Jen B says:

    I love those placemats!

  524. Natalie says:

    Oooh I’ve always wanted to make macaroons…

  525. Debbie says:

    I would love that Amy Butler Bag Book – who wouldn’t!

  526. Megan says:

    Ohh, I love those quick fix grocery bags. Such a great idea!

  527. PeachRainbow says:

    Hmmm…. the Pleated Apron with Built-In Hot Pads sounds interesting!

  528. Might have to make a chef’s hat for my little man, and love the look of those macarons.

  529. Trisha says:

    I have the book Candy Construction and love it!!! There are so many great ideas for us to do. I love the bread bag! I am going to have to try it.

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