Don’t leave your favorite pet out of the handmade holiday fun! Here are some of our favorite finds for special animals and the folks who love them.

Make It

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From Sew4Home, this adjustable Dog Collar and Leash can be made for any pet who likes a little more fashion in their accessories.
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Show off your favorite companion with this Custom Pet Tee from Ellen at The Long Thread.
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Jaclyn show’s you how to spoil your pet with a Scrappy Dog Bed on her blog, Urban Crunch.
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Using some basic origami folds, Diane created a Collapsible Travel Pet Dish for Craft Stylish which doesn’t leak and takes up little space in your bag.
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Any pet lover young and old will cherish a softie sewn from Denyse Schmidt’s Scottie Dog Pattern which is based off of her own vintage collection.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Woof & Meow, Remember, Soft Toys & Games, and more Gifts for Pet Lovers.

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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Dayna of Dudley & Bea makes this Plush Tog Bone Toy with 100% wool and cotton fabrics that have been reclaimed. It’s an eco-friendly toy that will be enjoyed thoroughly by your favorite pet!

Mix It

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Jennifer of In Jennie’s Kitchen shares her recipe for Homemade Hot Cocoa + Chocolate Ganache which will warm your belly with it’s richness.

Print It

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Top off your gifts with these unique Bird Gift Tags from Ann Wood.

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 KJoel Dewberry
(F & W Media, $27.99, ISBN: 0896899241)

From the Publisher:

Create a unique style for your life, whether you’re at work or play! Joel Dewberry balances modern fabric designs and fresh color palettes with an eclectic mix of elements to achieve a memorable and comfortable environment injected with personality.Whether you’re a crafter, sewer, quilter or style seeker you’ll love the distinctive looks with simple how-to fabric projects and loads of inspiration. In the end, if you’re interested in delivering a fresh approach to styling your life that is accessible and easily accomplished, then Sewn Spaces is for you.

ByAmie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
(Storey Publishing, $16.95, ISBN: 9978-1-60342-578-0)

From the Publisher:

Authors Amie Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a children’s sewing camp that delights kids and parents every year. Now, they have put their experience to work in creating this lively, how-to-sew book for ages five and up. Featuring 21 inspired projects, Sewing School shows kids how to create fabric masterpieces with minimal supervision. All projects have been kid-tested, and most can be made using simple hand stitches—no sewing machine required. Projects include pillows, dolls, blankets, wallets, totes, coasters, pot holders, sleep masks, mats, and more; each project features step-by-step instructions written at a second-grade comprehension level, a close-up photo of every step, and a photo of the finished project. The book also includes full-sized cut-out patterns in a front pocket. Sewing School will have your kids in stitches!

By Judit Durant
(Storey Publishing, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-579-7)

From the Publisher:

Sock yarn isn’t just for socks anymore! Veteran knitter Judith Durant has selected 101 original patterns for items that can be created from just a single skein of sock yarn—adorable baby clothes, warm mittens and hats, beautiful scarves, original jewelry, bags, cozies—even a dog sweater and a lampshade! Contributed by yarn shops and designers throughout North America, the patterns are fetching and fun to knit. Some knit up in less than three hours, others make creative use of sock yarn leftovers, and several make heirloom-worthy gifts.

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:

15 ~ College Students
14 ~ Teachers
13 ~ Foodies
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.