November 2 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends

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Share your creative talents with the help of these fun ideas for your Girlfriends… They’ll love something special made by you, just for them! Don’t forget to comment to WIN more prizes today, and tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Make It

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The BFGB from Floating on Cloud9 includes a soothing eye pillow, a weighty neck pillow and a comfy pair of slippers. After only a couple hours of sewing, your girlfriend can have a pretty bag full of comfy treats.
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Vanessa from V & Co writes, “This Fabric Flower Ring has become a staple in my gift giving! It’s my fast, easy and cheap project go to when I want to add to my get well card, thinking of you card, or thank you card. It’s also a great way to accessorize your own wardrobe and give you an extra little bit of color or texture!”
spacer Recycled Sweater into A Scarf
Sachiko’s Recycled Scarf would be a great gift for any friend who can use a little extra warmth. Sachiko created this tutorial for Rhythm of the Home, but you may also be familiar with her Tea Rose Home blog. After a little cutting and some cute bias tape, you can whip-up this cozy gift in no time using this thrifty tutorial.
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When we asked for favorite tutorials to include in Handmade Holidays this year, Noodlehead’s Gathered Clutch was mentioned over and over (and over again!). This is one that you will want to bookmark and make soon! With stylish pleats and plenty of room for a checkbook & cards, this clutch will be loved and used by any girlfriend.
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For those who can’t get enough of pleats, here’s the “For Pleats Sake” Tote from U-Handbag that would be great for everyday use. The pleats add a unique look and lots of volume for you to pack it full of all those essentials. We’re huge fans of Lisa and her bags, and we’re so excited about her upcoming Bag Making Bible. We’ll have a book giveaway and free pattern from the book to share in early December!
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Who doesn’t need more clothing to lounge around in? Dana from MADE shares these super simple Simple Pajama Shorts, the perfect gift for a special friend. A pair or two can be sewn with just a little cotton and some ribbon for a comfy gift.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: More Gifts for Girlfriends, Shop!, Sew,Mama,Sew! Bags, Craft!

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 Women’s Cloche from Felt Fancy
A classic look with boutique quality, Felt Fancy’s Women’s Cloche will be a beautiful addition to any closet. Stephanie’s hats are hand-crafted using her own pattern with an eco-spun felt and are made to order especially for you.

Mix It

spacer Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce from Gluten-Free Goddess
Use this Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce by Gluten-Free Goddess to perk up all your desserts from ice cream to brownies. Any girlfriend will find the combination of coffee and chocolate hard to resist!

Print It

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Download & print up a variety of craft projects from gift tags to paper flowers & note cards. Print these and use to adorn holiday gifts and 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 Cathie Filian
(Lark Books, $14.95, ISBN: 1-60059-494-8)

From the Publisher:

Begin with a plain, inexpensive snapsuit–and make baby fashion magic! Cutting-edge clothing for little ones is all the rage, and this collection, created by one of the most popular hosts on cable TV, taps into that phenomenon.Each chapter features 8-10 projects, and has a small how-to section that explains the simple techniques, which range from tie-dyeing (with natural dyes, of course) to stamping, iron-on transfers, stenciling, embroidery, painting, and more. These one-of-a-kind fashions are perfect for hip, new moms, as well as family and friends looking to create a fabulous (yet low-cost) personalized gift!

Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Projects to Knit Happily Ever After
By A. Stewart-Guinee
(Wiley, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-26268-9)

From the Publisher:

32 whimsical patterns for children twelve months to eight years

Two timeless traditions-fairy tales and knitting-come together magically in the season’s most original knitting book. You’ll get patterns to knit pieces that are reminiscent of the world’s most beloved fabled characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, Hansel and Gretel, knights, pirates, and many more. From a fanciful capelet and muff to a playful baby jumper and hat, these are the children’s knitting patterns dreams are made of.

Richly wrapped in the look and feel of a real storybook, Fairy Tale Knits is saturated with lush photography and a beautiful full-color design. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced knitter, these 32 imaginative projects truly make for knitting happily ever after. You’ll get

  • 32 patterns for innovative projects kids will love to wear
  • Designs that are wearable for everyday school and play
  • A full-color design featuring lush photography

Fairy Tale Knits is a sophisticated and enchanting knitting book you and your children will turn to again and again.

By Sandy Ston
(Lark Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1-60059-485-9)

From the Publisher:

Why pay the upscale prices at eco-chic boutiques when you can creatively upcycle? Sandy Stone presents her unique outlook on sewing and decorating: repurpose, reconstruct, and renew. Learn all the techniques and how to find vintage fabrics and furnishings “scavenger style” at thrift stores, then get to work at transforming these treasures with delightfully unexpected projects. Old ties become a sturdy chair back, vintage scarves become luxurious pillows, and a trampoline becomes a chic window treatment. With plenty of inspiration in each eye-popping photograph, Fabric Remix doesn’t just instruct stitchers, it upcycles their style.

By Lark Books
(Lark Books, $17.95, ISBN: 1-60059-399-2)

From the Publisher:

Pillows are the perfect creative canvas—easy to sew and ideal for crafters (even beginners) eager to experiment and play. And this classic item of home décor will look more beautiful than ever with these inventive interpretations by a group of talented indie designers.  The creative projects include pillows adorned with chic appliqués; a bolster decorated with a child’s drawing embroidered onto the surface, and a cheerfully modern patchwork design made from fabric scraps.

From traditional squares to sculptural shapes, this collection will have crafters happily filling their houses with these pretty little creations—and giving them as beautiful gifts.

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

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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694 Responses to November 2 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends

  1. Mel says:

    I absolutely LOVE the fabric ring…I need to get crackin!!!

  2. Squeaks says:

    Loving the For Pleats Sake tote!

  3. Melanie says:

    I love the BFGB!! Great idea for so many of my friends — going to buy a bag of buckwheat hulls now…

  4. L says:

    I’m looked forward to trying that large pleated shoulder bag!

  5. Paula says:

    The Best Friend Gift Bag is a wonderful idea!

  6. Katherine says:

    That’s a beautiful hat!

  7. Kristen says:

    The ruffled clutches are ADORABLE!

  8. Jansie says:

    Aw, BFGB…so sweet and cute and COMFY!

  9. Christy says:

    OOhh, my girlfirends would love these gifts!!

  10. The best friend gift bag is such a sweet idea! I love it!

  11. Tanya says:

    Too many here to choose! All great tutorials, thanks again!

  12. Kate Sequeira says:

    The gathered clutch is just my thing!

  13. Carrie says:

    I love the clutch and pleated bag. And the ring. Can’t forget the chocolate sauce recipe. Now to find time to make all of this.

  14. Carrie says:

    I love the clutch idea. My friends would love it!

  15. Lobela says:

    This month of ideas is going to be great!

  16. Melissa Babecka says:

    Really cool ideas! With an 11 week old, I could really use 101 Snappy Fashions.
    Fingers crossed,
    Melissa B.

  17. linda says:

    oo, the mix it features are making me hungry 🙂 And I’m excited to check out the fairytale knits book, I’ve heard about it and it sounds amazing!

  18. Laurie says:

    I am going to make some of the clutches for girlfriend gifts, SO cute!

  19. Julie says:

    The gathered clutch is on my must-sew list this year, too.

  20. Shannon says:

    These round-ups make my day!

  21. Breanna S says:

    The gathered clutch looks like a great teacher gift with a little gift card or note tucked inside.

  22. ohh dear… i feel a clutch and tote combination coming on!

  23. Kristi in AL says:

    The gift tags gave me a WONDERFUL idea for this year!

  24. Shannon Beckstead says:

    I love that pleated tote! So darling!

  25. Samurai Mom says:

    the for Pleats Sake tote is definitely on my list!

  26. Martha says:

    I saved the For Pleat’s Sake pattern just the other day! I’m happy to see if featured here.

  27. Fay says:

    Shall certainly being making some BFGBs!

  28. dorothy says:

    The best friend gift bag is a great idea.

  29. Jen C. says:

    great projects!

  30. Sam says:

    They’re all so lovely – lots of treats for me I think. (Especially the Mexican Fudge Sauce!)

  31. Deb DeChurch says:

    I’ve made the gathered bag several times and gifted it to people I love.

  32. Barb says:

    Great ideas…I love the gathered clutch.

  33. Rachel says:

    What a cute little gift bag, and practical. Also, love the clutch.

  34. EllaJac says:

    Love the clutch. Love HH!

  35. Mama24Monkeys says:

    the pleated tote is great.

    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  36. Rachel says:

    So many great ideas in here! I was just thinking that I really should make a scarf or cowl for my daughter but I just didn’t think that I had the time to knit one but I might just adapt that upcycled sweater into a something for her!

  37. Ann says:

    Great giveaway!

  38. Carra says:

    *gasp* The Clutch! It’s amazing!

  39. Karen says:

    Love it!

  40. Jen S says:

    Oh these craft ideas and and books are adorable! I need a “secret Santa” gift for my circle of girlfriends and the clutch, scarf or tote project swill be perfect. Thanks for doing this again this year!

  41. Debbie says:

    I love these ideas!

  42. Mel P says:

    *drool* Mexican hot fudge sauce. *slurp*

  43. Rebecca says:

    I need to make the clutch. It is so cute!

  44. Deb says:

    Must make the gathered clutch!

  45. Jenny says:

    note to self: make Noodlehead’s gathered clutch!

  46. anna says:

    thanks so much for featuring my clutch. blushing!

  47. Laura M says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  48. Denise says:

    Sew Mama Sew = The Inspiration Station:) Thanx 4 sharing!!!

  49. Nikki Rainey says:

    I am really enjoying seeing the tutorials this time.

  50. Faith says:

    That gathered clunch is amazing. I might have to make those for my sisters this year. Love it!!

  51. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    MMMM…Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce….and Amy Butler printables…What a great collection of ideas~

  52. I love the gathered clutch. They have been on my list to make for some time 🙂

  53. Katiegirl says:

    Love the pleat bag!

  54. Sara K. says:

    Great ideas!!

  55. Hilary says:

    such wonderful ideas.

  56. Diana says:

    Love those gift tags. Will be back! Also, the gathered clutch does look really useful 🙂

  57. Anya says:

    Great ideas. Thanks for the chance!

  58. Colette says:

    The recycled scarf tutorial is brilliant ~ thanks!

  59. Ingrid says:

    I was thinking maybe I would swap out Christmas cookies for my nurse co-workers for those gathered clutches. They’re so cute and look easy to make!

  60. bookboxer says:

    All of these looks perfectly wonderful! Thank you!

  61. Pat says:

    Wow!!! Great way to start the holiday season “creating” marathon. I am thinking a dozen pleated clutches to start. That will check my nieces of the list…Thanks…..

  62. Karo says:

    love that purse!

  63. Chacoy says:

    I need to get busy! One for me okay a couple for me & a few for gifts! Great ideas thanks for sharing:)

  64. Katrina says:

    For pleats sake looks like a lot of fun!

  65. Anna says:

    Mexican hot fudge sauce? Oh, yum!

  66. Abbie says:

    For Pleats Sake! What a great name and bag!

  67. tracy hanson says:

    I would love a Scoop of any Crafty Goody you are giving Away!

  68. I like the gathered clutch!

  69. Nicole says:

    Love love love the fabric ring!

  70. Christine says:

    What a great selection of presents.

  71. Heather says:

    Awesome stuff

  72. kathyh says:

    i zeroed in on the mexican chocolate sauce

  73. Kathy says:

    I just LOVE these project ideas!

  74. Laura says:

    That clutch is adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

  75. Amanda says:

    love the clutch

  76. ariane says:

    Lovely gathered clutch… I’m sure my roommate would love one.

  77. Deidre says:

    So many lovely projects…so little time!

  78. Christy Lamm says:

    This is my favorite theme you have. I look forward to this each year! Love all the great ideas. Off to make the hot fudge….

  79. danielle says:

    that gathered clutch keeps showing up everywhere I look, must be time to make a few! 🙂

  80. Louisa says:

    I’ve been eying that gathered clutch for ages.

  81. Marianne says:

    oh yes, i love the clutch, too.

  82. Greta says:

    awesome giveaways!

  83. Jennifer says:

    I have so looked forward to Handmade Holidays this year! You never disappoint!
    I will definitely be making the pleated bag for my neighbor. (I already have the fabric…LOL!)

  84. Danielle says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. April from SD says:

    I’ve made 4 gathered clutches and they really are awesome! I’m glad to see they’re included in the list!

  86. Melanie says:

    There are some lovely projects in this round up, I’m especially loving the Clutch.

  87. Holly says:

    I am gathering ideas for next year! {gift plan is already done for this year}

  88. Sarah L. says:

    The clutch! The slippers!! The tote!! Most definitely bookmarking this post for later. Thank you!

  89. Meghan says:

    Hmmm… can’t decide if I would make these for other people, or for myself! Maybe a little of both, since it is the holiday season!

  90. Jenna Z says:

    Am I the only one who wishes Fairytale Knits didn’t have an age limit?? I’m sort of tired of kids getting all the adorable patterns!!

  91. Deb Cameron says:

    Oh, I love the BFGB! Perfect gift the women in my life, thanks! I’ve made the little clutch, it is sooo cute and very easy – I made one for my Mum and she loves it!

  92. Annabel says:

    I love the pleated handbag! bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

  93. susie says:

    love the gathered clutch!! great for vintage fabrics!!

  94. I love the gathered clutch I can’t wait to make one, thanks for the great ideas.

  95. Heidi Anderson says:

    Oh my gosh! The sweater scarf is the PERFECT gift for my eco conscious, scarf addicted friend. Love it!

  96. MelissaB says:

    I want one of those felt hats from esty – so cute!

  97. Heather says:

    Really nice ideas! I like that clutch a lot.

  98. Jennifer says:

    That pleated bag is so cute!

  99. Sharlene says:

    I have to make the gathered clutch-very useful!

  100. Heidi P says:

    Can’t wait to make some of these for my best friends! This is definitely going to be an awesome hand-made Holiday!

  101. Carrie says:

    i love the pleated tote – looks very sophisticated, yet practical.

  102. Laura W. says:

    Love the gathered clutch & fabric flower ring! Thanks!

  103. Lots of great ideas here!

  104. Lori says:

    I ran home and made a gathered clutch for me – thanks!

  105. Denny says:

    The hot fudge sauce looks amazing! Oh, and the projects look wonderful, too! I’m lovin’ the pleated tote from U-Handbag.

  106. The gathered clutch is my fave!!! So girly!

  107. Trish says:

    My husband is a Celiac and I’ve made several recipes from the Gluten Free Goddess’ blog. They are all REALLY delicious.

  108. Jesse says:

    I’ve made the gathered clutch and love it….thinking the pleats sake is next on my to make list!

  109. Debra says:

    I need to get started asap to be done with handsewn gifts in time for Christmas!!

  110. Shannon says:

    What a great tote bag – definitely now on my list to do!

  111. Melissa says:

    I love the girly gift bag idea! A great idea for friends 🙂

  112. Morgan says:

    All great ideas, thanks!

  113. Andrea says:

    Fairy tale knits makes my head explode a little and sort of intimidates me! I love love love it

  114. Paulina says:

    The Gathered Clutch looks amazing. Also the tutorial is so detailed that I believe I’ll be able to make it.

  115. Mary Anne Fl. says:

    Love all of these.

  116. Carolyn Wood says:

    Love the gathered clutch, I can see a few of these in my gifting future.

  117. JYM says:

    I love all of the projects for friends. My best friends are my best crafting partners, and it would be fun to swap creations.

  118. Michelle H says:

    that gathered clutch is PERFECT!!

  119. Kimberly says:

    I adore the shorts. I might have to make a pair for me!

  120. Jessica says:

    I’ve been looking for an eye pillow tutorial. I’ll have to check that one out!

  121. Christina says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m loving these!! Would it be horrible to make them for myself?!

  122. Fran says:

    Great gift ides….& still lots of time to do them !
    Especially want to try the sweater into a scarf…
    looks easy & fun…..

  123. jackie says:

    i think i might have to try making one of the clutches…or two! one to give and one for myself! 🙂

  124. Anna says:

    The ring looks like a great stocking stuffer!

  125. Debra says:

    Along with the Noodle head case I made a great eyeglass case to match a purse recently and it would make a great gift. You can find it here,

  126. Laura says:

    Thanks so much for including the mix it category each day. I’ve used so many of those ideas in the past.

  127. Nancy says:

    These are some very nice gift ideas. Thanks

  128. kelli says:

    Too many good ideas and not enough time in the day. So, in 2 days, you’ve helped me figure out my handmade gift for both my daughter and my sister! Keep it up! Oh, and on a side note, I’m pretty sure I heard your lovely giveaways whispering that they wanted to come & live at my house…or maybe that was me whispering it!

  129. Hannah says:

    I almost made the “For Pleats Sake” tote for the bag swap, and now that I’m seeing it again, I’m really thinking about just making it for me (uh, I mean, as a gift for a friend…).

  130. Tiffany says:

    It seems like I see those little clutches everywhere I look these days!

  131. jennifer says:

    I love those clutches. And the PJ bottoms. Can we be friends??

  132. melanie says:

    I think my almost 13 year old & friends would love those rings! I think it would be the perfect activity for her party!

  133. Sonia says:

    The gathered clutches are so cute, I’ll have to give them a try!

  134. Sandy says:

    Awesome tutorials!

  135. these projects are fabulous! I can’t wait to give them a try!

  136. Jill B says:

    I love the For Pleat’s Sake pattern!

  137. Mhairi says:

    I love these projects. How am I going to find the time to make these and the designs from the books I win. He He 🙂

  138. Elizabeth says:

    What great ideas! Just found this list, not sure how I missed it last year! Can’t wait to get started!!! Love the books too…

  139. KT says:

    Great ideas! I’m going to be making a pair of those pj shorts for myself!

  140. craftytammie says:

    how brilliant is that sweater scarf?!

  141. Shira says:

    lovely books 🙂

  142. Temima says:

    great tutorials!!! my sister would love those pants!
    (And i would love the snappy fashions book (-:)

  143. Catherine says:

    thank you – I’m reminded of a project I’ve been meaning to try for a while (the gathered clutch), and some lovely new ones too!

  144. Judith says:

    Love that scarf!

  145. Marg says:

    Lots of great ideas and prizes. the Best Friend Gift Bag and tote are going to be on my list of thing to make. Thank you.

  146. Crystal says:

    Oh, I see some things I can make for my daughters too! Thanks for inspiration and for sharing!!

  147. Elizabeth says:


  148. Annie says:

    Fabric Remix look so cool! I’d love to win that!

  149. Melissa says:

    I love that tote bag! You can’t really go wrong with robots and red polka-dots! I’m going to have to check out her book!

  150. Some great ideas there. I think someone will be getting pajamas with matching slippers. Keep the inspiration coming!

  151. amber says:

    I can’t wait to make the clutch for my girlfriends (and one for me too).

  152. Liz says:

    best. bunny. slippers. ever!

  153. Elizabeth Justice says:

    I love the “For Pleats Sake” Tote! I am totally going to make this one!

  154. Mama Lusco says:

    I need to try that clutch. Thanks for the ideas!

  155. Caroline K says:

    I will be making a pleated handbag for sure (just not so sure it will be a gift! LOL)

  156. Farscapegirl says:

    So making Noodlehead’s gathered clutch for my friend who loves vintage looking wristlets’. So all I need to do is add a wrist strap and it will be perfect for her, Thanks!!!

  157. Suzy Blue says:

    Lovin’ the fabric ring tutorial! I have many gal pals who will be happy to receive one of those for x-mas!

  158. S A says:

    The clutch is going on my to-do list.

  159. Helena P says:

    These are great ideas, I have to make the pleated tote!! I love handmade holidays month. You guys are the best.

  160. Angie says:

    Those books look great!

  161. Melissa says:

    Another great day of ideas. What’s a girl to do, how to decide what to make first?

  162. Wendy B says:

    I love all these ideas.

  163. Jennie says:

    Oh, I LOVE those pajama pants! I will have to make me some,… once my sewing skills improve a little(I’m BRAND new to sewing). The pleat bag is so super cute too!

    Thanks for the ideas! I’m doing all handmade gifts for all of the adults this year!

  164. Maureen says:

    Great ideas and quite a variety!

  165. Jerri says:

    I love the gathered clutch! I’ve been working on 7 of them this week to give for the holiday!

  166. Jennifer says:

    Fun clutch! Great gift ideas.

  167. julie says:

    Ooo so many great books! Love the Pretty Little Pillows- great for a b-day gift.

  168. angela d. says:

    Thanks for putting all those great ideas together in one place!

  169. Mindy says:

    great gifting ideas!…now what for whom?

  170. Ashley says:

    I love those clutches. Very stylish and cute!

  171. Tracy L says:

    That tote bag just made it on to my make for xmas presents list 🙂 So simple and cute 🙂 And that fabric remix book looks very cool!

  172. I’m going to make that Best Friends Gift Bag. It’s perfect.

  173. I love this blog and store, is so full of wonderful ideas.

  174. Kelli says:

    I would love to receive any one of those gifts! I think my girlfriends will definitely get some pj shorts!

  175. Susie says:

    I need to try that gathered clutch!

  176. erin says:

    Ive had that clutch on my to do list forever!

  177. Leesa says:

    I can see myself making several of these for gifts. I especially like the zipper pouch. And I need to win one of these books too.

  178. Kristin says:

    I just finished making some of the gathered clutches, and WOW they are so much fun! I loved making them and loved how they turned out even more!

  179. amber says:

    Ooh – love that ring!

  180. Linda says:

    Does not disappoint!!

  181. KeolaH says:

    Those gathered clutches are great gift ideas, thanks!

  182. Naomi says:

    Great ideas! Love them all!

  183. Debbie says:

    These are great projects!

  184. Laura says:

    Love the BFGB… know just who to give one to, as well…

  185. Beth says:

    I have the perfect sweater for making that scarf! Thanks for the idea.

  186. Oh Gathered Clutch… you are the reason I bought a zipper foot! Love it!

  187. molly says:

    I love the pleated handbag. I’m going shopping tomorrow for the what I need to make one!

  188. Nicole says:

    I will be making the scarf and clutch. LOVE all these great ideas. Please keep them coming!

  189. Beth R says:

    so many projects… so little time! I am saving the ideas for NEXT year. 🙂

  190. Danielle H says:

    I love the clutch, though I don’t know how to sew a zipper yet. maybe this is an excuse to learn!

  191. Shawna says:

    This is so inspiring. Thanks so much for gathering all of these great resources!!!

  192. AP says:

    For Pleats Sake! I may have to learn how to do pleats to make this bag.

  193. Kate F. says:

    I’ve made the gathered clutch before. The tutorial was great! It was my first zipper project.

  194. Tina says:

    LOVE the recycled sweater! I can’t wait to try it!

  195. Ange Moore says:

    Thanks for pointing out the printables by Amy Butler – can’t wait to get using those!!

  196. Stacy says:

    The clutch is so, so cute. I’m thinking about making one for my sister for Christmas.

  197. Tez says:

    I’m pretty sure the slippers pattern is now on my list of hand made gifts!

  198. Christine M says:

    Love the gathered clutch bag and pleated bag.

  199. Deborah says:

    I think the Best Friend’s Gift Bag is fabulous! I’m inspired to whip one or two up…just as soon as I finish a few current projects.

    Homemaker Honey

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  200. Susan in SC says:

    love the Gathered Clutch…wonder if I could make one? hmmmm….

  201. Sarah says:

    I am going to make sure to throw some of these fabulous ideas in the hopper!

  202. Lauren says:

    I have a friend who would simply love the best friend gift bag! Even more excited =)

  203. Maeve says:

    This is going to be a fun month of ideas . . . thank you so much for all the inspiration! Would love to win one of the great books you are so generously sharing with all of us!

  204. Virginia says:

    Thanks for posting and for the fun giveaway!

  205. Sharron says:

    My girls and I may just get some matching slippers.

  206. Rachel says:

    The pillow book looks great!

  207. alisha says:

    Love the pajama shorts. And the sweater into scarf is great too. I may have to make one of those for myself. 🙂

  208. Lucie says:

    Women’s cloche looks absolutely elegant. I love it!
    Lucie (

  209. Emma says:

    I’m hoping for ideas for gifts for the men in my life.

  210. Tara says:

    Love those shorts!

  211. jasmine says:

    Thanks for all the ideas! I need to get started 🙂

  212. Mel says:

    More cute ideas! Thanks!

  213. Becky says:

    I always do a little something for my girlfriends every Christmas. These are some great ideas 🙂 Thanks.

  214. Katie says:

    That clutch will definitely be on my “to-do” list for Christmastime this year!

  215. Kris says:

    Love the recycled scarf, I think it’s something my Grandma would love, need to see if I have any suitable sweaters!

  216. Melissa says:

    Always on the lookout for gifts for my quilting friends. These look perfect!

  217. Jennifer says:

    Oh, that gathered clutch is so cute! I love it!

  218. Melissa says:

    So many ideas….so little time…

  219. Gretchen R says:

    Amazing, and totally living up to the Handmade Holidays expectations! I’m in love with that clutch. I wish I would have seen this before I made gifts for SILs. I have other people who will be getting that this year, though!

  220. Tina L. says:

    These are good gift ideas I will try to make them for my daughters.

  221. These are some great gift ideas! The Fabric Remix book looks enticing!

  222. Olivia says:

    I love the gathered clutch! The tutorial is great and I’ve made several for gifts with outstanding compliments. It’s well designed and looks professional when completed.

    I’d love to win the 101 Snappy Fashions to make new clothes for our 6th bundle of joy that will be joining us in March!

  223. goose says:

    such great ideas! and very timely, as I am putting my holiday to-do list together. Thanks!

  224. Erin Gustafson says:

    Love the clutches!

  225. Emily S says:

    Love those cute clutches. Great projects!

  226. Sarah says:

    I love the ideas! I can’t wait to make some rings!

  227. Michelle says:

    Great ideas…I think my list just got started!

  228. Nandini says:

    I love the gathered clutch!! Hope to make some soon 🙂

  229. Lynda says:

    I love that scarf! What a great idea 🙂

  230. Christina says:

    I have Fairy Tale Knits and it has some of the best boys dress up knit patterns out there.

  231. SofiAlgarvia says:

    I loved the best friend gift bag, and I just know which friend will be the lucky one to win this gift! Thanks SMS

  232. tierraazul says:

    the knitting books looks amazing–guess if I win it I would have to learn how to knit.

  233. Dacia says:

    i love that cloche!

  234. Natacha says:

    I love that ring, and the tote bag, with the pleats that make it a more classy item. Oh, and that hat too…

  235. Cass says:

    Great tutorials and gift ideas! Thanks! 🙂

  236. Amy says:

    So many great ideas!

  237. Kim McCann says:

    That gathered clutch has made it to the top of my list! Adorable, I can’t wait to try it out. I want to make one for each of the “girls” on my list.


  238. Kristina says:

    Love the ideas!!

  239. Alana says:

    I may need to add the Fabric Remix book to my wishlist. So many cute project ideas! I love the slippers, clutch, tote, and the pajamas… I’m not sure which to make first! Thanks for the links!

  240. Kara says:

    I love the idea of a book FULL of ideas to make custom oneies!! I have a 1-year old and store bought is just not cutting it anymore!

  241. Serena says:

    I’ve made the clutch by noodlehead before – really easy and fun! Thank you for putting this all together for us!

  242. sarah says:

    supercute flower ring! can’t wait to try it!

  243. Lynn says:

    Handmade gifts are my favorite to give and to recieve. Thanks for some fresh inspiration for this Christmas.

  244. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials and giveaways!

  245. Abbington says:

    That pleated tote looks great!

  246. Mary says:

    Loving this! Especially the Amy Butler printables. 🙂

  247. Emily says:

    I love the gathered clutch tutorial! It’s so adorable, and the zipper directions are awesome.

  248. Dianne McLean says:

    There are just too many things to make!

  249. Tracy says:

    Those ideas look great. I love the clutch.

  250. Em says:

    Ack! Yes I suppose it IS time to get my sewing machine whirring for the holidays. How did it get here so quick?!

  251. Melissa says:

    I love the fabric ring!!! not to mention the cluthes!!!

  252. allison says:

    The fabric remix book looks delicious!

  253. Charmaine says:

    I never would have thought of the fabric ring…so smart and fun.

  254. Tiffany says:

    LOVE the sweater into a scarf!

  255. Jocelyn says:

    These look like really fun gifts to be able to give to someone.

  256. Emily V says:

    Those bags look like even I could handle them (I’ve never really tried bags). Great as always!

  257. Cary says:

    I want to try making some of the gather clutches. They are so cute.

  258. Julee says:

    Looking forward to making the Amy Butler portfolio for some girlfriends. Better get a head start now!

  259. sheila says:

    These are perfect for sisters, sister-in-laws and moms! I gotta get sewing!

  260. anna dorothy says:

    love all the ideas. cute slippers and ring. i really want to find an old sweater to cut up!

  261. Shawna says:

    I love the Gathered Clutch! Looks so fancy, yet it’s a really simple technique!

  262. Jennifer DeVries says:

    Yay! more cool ideas! thanks!

  263. Sherry says:

    Wow! What wonderful new tutorials! I didn’t think that I was going to make any presents this year but you are changing my mind. I better get to work!

  264. Absolutely love U-handbag! Order way too much
    Gonna make the pleated clutch right away!

  265. Lauren says:

    Love these tutorials! Thanks for the inspiration!

  266. Jenn X says:

    I love that Pleated handbag! Would it be too awful if I made it for myself?

  267. Michelle says:

    I desperately want Fairy Tale Knits!!! I am definitely going to be making that fabric flower ring this year for some friends!

  268. Ellu says:

    Oh, what wonderful ideas and prizes!

  269. Natalie says:

    The tutorials are GREAT. I feel like those are the prizes…. but then to have prizes on top of the prizes! I’m loving Handmade Holidays:)

  270. faye a b says:

    L.Ö.V.E the slipper idea!

  271. Tara says:

    I love the gathered clutch!

  272. Beth says:

    So many great ideas for girlfriends!! Thanks a bunch.

  273. VickiT says:

    I’m in awe of all the wonderful tutes we all have access to from so many wonderful bloggers. I can’t thank you all enough for all the great info and help in learning how easy it is to make such cute stuff.

  274. I love the gathered clutch!

  275. Sara says:

    Too fun! I love to sew for friends in my life.

  276. Silvia says:

    Beautiful projects! I love the Fabric Flower Ring

  277. Tierney Barden says:

    I feel so spoiled! Thanks to all for your spirit of giving – it’s sure to help us all make this holiday season extra bright!

  278. Malia says:

    I love the gathered clutch! Thats for the great giveaweays!

  279. Jenny says:

    Don’t tell, but I think my sister might be getting a pleated clutch this year!

  280. Tanis says:

    Thank you for these great tutorials! I can’t wait to try the little clutch – how perfect are they?!? the pj pants are super cute too!

  281. Valerie says:

    What great ideas. I think the zippered bags could be useful and pretty!

  282. Amy says:

    Thanks for all the GREAT ideas!!!

  283. Anne Marie says:

    Love the gathered clutch – I see lots of these in my future!!

  284. Sara P. says:

    I am getting to work on those zippered bags right away!

  285. Jill D says:

    The chocolate sauce looks delish!

  286. Beth Mc says:

    Love both the scarf and the tote bag – running to my stash bag as we speak to start the projects!

  287. Linda says:

    I would love to make something for my girlfriends! And that clutch from Noodlehead would certainly be appreciated. THANKS!

  288. Jen says:

    Thank you for the great ideas. I was wondering what to make for the mamas in our play group. Five pleated clutches coming up!

  289. jenne says:

    the clutch is great!

  290. Melissa says:

    What cute ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  291. Vale says:

    I’ve been making up lots of Noodlehead’s gathered clutch’s for Christmas gifts! Thanks!

  292. Steph W says:

    Oh, wow – wow – wow! THANK YOU!

  293. Laura says:

    Cute projects with some great ideas! Thanks!!

  294. Tabitha says:

    The clutch and the pj’s…Love em!

  295. Sara says:

    The girlfriend projects are wonderfully done and I love the eye patch and slippers idea and the pj shorts are super cute!

  296. Susan says:

    I love the clutch and tote. I plan to try to make a clutch this weekend. This would make a perfect gift for a teenage girl to put in her backpack for those personal items you need but don’t want loose in your bag.

  297. Nicole in VT says:

    The gift bag and the clutch are my two favorites!!

  298. WandaFish says:

    The gathered clutch is another winner here! Thanks for so many great gift ideas.

  299. Cindy B. says:

    What pretty little pillow, I would love to make some.

  300. Kat says:

    That pleated tote will make a perfect new mom-bag for me. I can cross myself off my gift list now 🙂

  301. Gail says:

    Ooh, I think I’d like to make that cozy scarf for myself!

  302. Kirsten N says:

    Such cute ideas!!!

  303. Ramona says:

    I really like the recycled sweater into a scarf. So easy and fun. Love the pleated clutch also. So many cool ideas today.

  304. Kim says:

    My favorite way to craft is with my girlfriends! So I can’t wait to make my best craft girls some awesome gifts 🙂

  305. Sarah Broderick says:

    As away’s you guys always have the greatest tutorial and gift ideas.

  306. Deanne Johnson says:

    Like the recycled sweater into scarf. I have couple sweaters waiting for recycling.

  307. Shalet says:

    Yay! I do love that clutch!

  308. Anya says:

    I love the clutch – and the chocolate sauce looks delicious!

  309. Elizabeth says:

    What fun! Love all the ideas and know I’ll be perusing them for Christmas gifts!

  310. Nicole says:

    Wonderful Ideas! these will go on my ‘To Sew’ list.

  311. Addie says:

    The gathered clutch is so cute! Great ideas!

  312. Shira says:

    those are grate ideas 🙂
    I loved the clutch

  313. Leonie -Australia says:

    Goodness so many ideas for things to sew I don’t know where to start!!!

  314. Trina says:

    beautiful! I can’t show this to my girlfriends, I’ll be too busy to make anything for my kids 🙂

  315. Ana says:

    I was in dire need for pj shorts and now I know how to go about making them!! I am also in love with the clutch 🙂

  316. Anna’s gathered clutches are awesome. I’ve made five already and they’re a snap to sew!

  317. nopinkhere says:

    That sweater-to-scarf project is so cool and easy! Thanks!

  318. Andi says:

    Thanks for so many ideas!

  319. sarah barnette says:

    Thanks for the ideas.

  320. Oh what fabulous Ideas and Fabulous giveaways,
    Definitely getting into the holiday spirit now!
    Thanks for Sharing.

  321. sara says:

    I love the “for pleats sake tote” – thanks for the great ideas! I’ve already made a gathered clutch (loved it) and may try and make some more!

  322. Melissa says:

    I’ve always adored that gathered clutch. It’s definitely on my must make list.

  323. Carole Ann says:

    Yay! I look forward to this gift guide every year!

  324. Barbara says:

    Love the Pretty Little Pillows book! And, the hot fudge sauce. 🙂

  325. Tiffany says:

    My friends probably would really like a recycled sweater scarf, not only is it perfect for Michigan’s cold weather it is also recycled.

  326. Kirsten says:

    I agree that the clutch is adorable. I can’t get enough of those!!!

  327. JJ says:

    I hope a friend will make me one of these this year!

  328. gabriella says:

    I’d love to win today!

  329. Carly says:

    I’m gonna have to look into that Onesie book!

  330. stacy says:

    that gathered clutch tutorial is addictive – and very easy to follow with great results. thanks for all the awesome inspiration!

  331. Amanda says:

    Wow! This is going to be an amazing series!

  332. Rae S. says:

    The gathered clutch is at the top of my to-do list now! Perfect size to use up some fat quarters!

  333. missd says:

    Great bunch of gift ideas for friends.

  334. Rachel L says:

    I love all these ideas, and that clutch is one I’m definitely going to try. Thanks so much.

  335. Jennifer says:

    Thinking the pleated clutch will finally tempt me to use a zipper. Love the recycled sweater to a scarf idea, too!

  336. Jessica says:

    I love that clutch, it’s been on my list for so long, maybe one day I’ll make it!

  337. Carmen says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these ideas for my friends!

  338. Amy says:

    Love , love, love the pleated clutches and the flower ring!

  339. Katie says:

    I love the clutch. I wonder how much time it would take to make it?

  340. bruinbr says:

    The gathered clutch is still on my to do list, but the recycled sweater looks awesome too!

  341. Robynn says:

    I am loving these post.

  342. I love the Best Friend Gift bag, especially!

  343. meikjn says:

    I love the tote bag why do I have to make things for other people? maybe I will just make 2….

  344. Bethany says:

    Wow! I love the gathered clutch! Thanks for the great ideas.

  345. karen says:

    Love the gift ideas for girlfriends…I need to make the clutch!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  346. Annie says:

    I love that gathered clutch! It will definitely be on my gift making schedule this holiday season!

  347. Jennifer says:

    That fairytale knits books is almost enough to get me back into knitting. But truly, the fabric remix is the most intriguing. And I LOVE the tutorials! My sewing list is longer than any other list except my laundry list now!

  348. Laura says:

    The fabric remix book looks so cool . . . may just have to buy that one!!

  349. Lynn Reaney says:

    Fun, fun stuff! I love that clutch!

  350. Nicole Balazs says:

    Great gift ideas! I always have trouble thinking of things to make for different people. Thanks!

  351. liz W says:

    Lovely ideas – the for pleats sake bag & the simple PJ shorts look brilliant – many thanks!!

  352. Elizabeth says:

    Can’t wait to try “For Pleats Sake”! Thanks

  353. Robin E. says:

    Ooooo, those PJ shorts are perfect for my daughter for Christmas!!! I love Handemade Holiday month here!!!

  354. Christy says:

    Great ideas! I love the flower ring! The pilows and the fabric remix books look so fun. So does the fairy tale knits book!

  355. Mandy K Court says:

    There are just to many fun ideas! my sewing list is getting longer and longer.

  356. Anna Redding says:

    Love these ideas and the books!

  357. Ing says:

    oooh, great tutorials and books, thanks!

  358. crista says:

    Love all of these!

  359. Have made a few clutches, they are great. Am eyeing up that fabric ring….

  360. Cherie says:

    Fairy Tale Knits looks so beautiful. Wish I knew how to knit.

  361. Dani says:

    I can’t wait to try the gathered clutch! What a fantastic idea for a small gift! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  362. kate c. says:

    Having carried around a diaper bag for the last seven years, I’m really feeling the need for a cute handbag. Love the clutch, but it might have to wait until the youngest is out of diapers.

  363. D'Lane says:

    I am certainly going to make some rings and purses this year!

  364. Amy Liddell says:

    I’ve been wanting to make one of those gathered clutches for awhile – thanks for the reminder! Would be so great for Christmas gifts.

  365. Christina says:

    The BFGB would be nice paired with a candle and lotion.

  366. Louana says:

    wow! fingers crossed

  367. Elizabeth says:

    I love the fabric flower ring – super cute

  368. Kim says:

    Love that clutch and tote! Very cute!

  369. Mary says:

    I love the gathered clutch! Thanks for the tutorial round up. That pillow book looks like a lot of fun. I think my 2 year old would get a kick out of some special pillows. 🙂

  370. Leslie says:

    Great ideas.

  371. Sarah says:

    Love the gathered clutch!

  372. Natalie says:

    Fantastic! Love the idea of the rings, I have two sisters & a couple of close friends who would love these as little stocking-fillers..

  373. Anita says:

    What great ideas, thank you!

  374. Carmen says:

    Definitely going to try my hand at the pleated tote… love it!!

  375. Liz says:

    So it’s ok if I make that gathered clutch for myself, right? Gorgeous stuff!

  376. Texana says:

    My stack of stuff to make just got alot longer!!! Thanks agaim for the giveaway!!!

  377. Stace says:

    I love the gift set! And the pleated clutch tutorial helped me learn zippers. 🙂 Thanks for the great links!

  378. Bailey says:

    Great ideas!

  379. empirewaist says:

    Love the cute slippers, gathered clutch & pleated tote! Great tutorials!

  380. virginia says:

    As always, Fun ideas!

  381. Mamatini says:

    That gathered clutch is so cute!

  382. Kelly says:

    I love those pleated clutches!

  383. Kathy G. says:

    What beautiful and creative ideas!

  384. I see some really nice options for a few gifts here – Thanks for the tutorial everyone!!

  385. christine says:

    Loving the PJ shorts…is it bad that I want to say Merry Christmas to me with them?

  386. Lindsay says:

    Those clutches are gorgeous! They will definitely be my gifts to my girlfriends! Thanks!

  387. Shirley Clark says:

    Some great ideas. Love the little gathered clutch.

  388. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Can’t wait until nap time to try some to these tutorials. The books look fun too!

  389. Wendy D. P. says:

    Those gathered clutches are ADORABLE! Thanks for all the inspiration and, more importantly, motivation to get started on holiday gifts!

  390. Gill says:

    I’m off to look at Lisa Lam’s pattern now!

  391. Gali says:

    the ring and recycled sweater look great!

  392. Marcia W. says:

    Any of these books would be great to have – more modern items to make. Of the posted items, the clutch and simple pj bottoms are my favorite. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this drawing.

  393. Renae says:

    I love today’s post! I have been looking for those slippers for quite some time! and I love the little clutches! I am a teacher and last year I made bunches of those clutches for graduation gifts! The girls LOVED them!

  394. marilyn podoll says:

    Lots of great ideas. Better get busy….

  395. Vanessa says:

    Nice tutorials! The ring is so cute, and the gathered clutch will make a perfect gift for Christmas!

  396. micki says:

    I made the clutch recently and it was ridiculously cute! LOVE IT!

  397. Terri says:

    Love, love, love the ring!!! It’s on the giving list!!! : )

  398. Sandra says:

    If I made the Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce, it would a gift from me *to* me! The “For Pleats Sake” Tote looks like another fun project: fun to make, fun to give, and fun to receive. Thanks for all you do to make this available to us!

  399. Veronica says:

    Love the books and the Amy Buttler Patterns!

  400. Coralee says:

    more wonderful tutorials! I had already planned on making more gathered clutches! love these!

  401. Nydia says:

    I am totally in love with the For Pleats Sake tote. I have some fabric that needs to be put to good use and this is just the project for it. The little clutches and the fabric flower ring are so adorable. Wow I am super inspired 🙂 Thank You!!!

  402. Michele says:

    The clutches are already on my to sew list!

  403. Kate says:

    Fairytale knits looks enchanting!

  404. Amy says:

    I love the tote!

  405. JJ says:

    The Fairy Tale Knits looks right up my alley – I have a little princess who would just be beside herself in something made from that. Love the little gathered cluth purses too. Thanks for the tutorials and the giveaway opportunity.

  406. Pepie says:

    thanks for these wonderful tutorials :).

  407. Samantha says:

    Cute ideas that are not the “usual” fare. Love them!! I HAVE to try the ring first……

  408. Katie says:

    love the pleated clutch!

  409. SaraD says:

    So many good ideas!

  410. Michelle says:

    I’ve been trying to find a free pattern for slipper for around the house. The ballet shoes are perfect!!! I can’t wait to get home to my sewing machine!!

  411. Janet K says:

    I love the gathered clutch pattern and recently bought a bunch of zippers to make some of those and some simple pouches. The pleated bag looks promising too! Thanks!!

  412. kim says:

    i like the gathered clutch…and the books look great!

  413. Sara says:

    Great tutorials. I really like the pleated tote.

  414. kathy says:

    those pajama shorts get me every time. must make some soon 🙂

  415. TeriP says:

    The gift tags really grabbed my attention. Great choice of books. I can’t wait to look at a couple of those. Fairy Tale Knits was already on my wish list.

  416. Sara says:

    Those pretty little pillows book could help me make a lot of presents.

  417. Veronica G. says:

    I really love the gathered clutch! i’m going to have to try it for my 6 girlfrieds!

  418. Kris says:

    wow! great ideas. My best friends birthday is right around Christmas. What better than the best friend gift bag for her!

  419. desiree says:

    I love those purses from noodlehead.

  420. kate C. says:

    Too many really cool books! Wow! Also have to check out that pleated purse, though I think I’ll have a hard time giving it away…

  421. Kelly Smith says:

    I’ve been looking for a good slipper pattern, thanks for the link 🙂

  422. Larissa says:

    hmm….where to begin and for whom? Thanks!

  423. Kristi says:

    I love these ideas!

  424. rosie says:

    i love that bag…just have to figure out where to buy straps!

  425. Dani says:

    I love this!!! I have so many great ideas and tutorials for gifts. I’m so excited! Thanks so much.

  426. It’s like Christmas everyday!

  427. Hannah says:

    The fabric ring is lovely, and a perfect idea for little presents or stocking fillers. Thanks!

  428. nikky says:

    I love the best friend gift bag and the fabric remix sounds like a book that’s longing to join my sewing adventures!!

  429. Jenny says:

    checking out that ring tutorial right now!

  430. Jennifer says:

    I’ve had my eye on the gathered clutch for a while – guess it’s time to make one (or several)!

  431. Lanny says:

    Ahh, looking at these projects makes me wish I was a more talented seamstress. I have never sewn on zipper. Sounds scary.

  432. Kate says:

    I love these ideas. I often find I am short on ideas and it would be great to make these things and give them as gifts.

  433. Megan w. says:

    I am definitely going to make that clutch, too cute!

  434. Megan says:

    I must try the flower ring and the clutch. So cute and I have several ladies on my list who would like those!

  435. Melanie says:

    Not only good ideas for girlfriends but moms and moms-in-law, too. Thanks for the great ideas!

  436. Jill says:

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  437. Laura Reich says:

    I just ordered the stuff to make the flower ring. I can’t wait!

  438. Barbara says:

    I love the “recycled sweater to scarf” project! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  439. Shannon H says:

    I love all the inspiration in this post!! I am going to make my sewing buddy something. Thanks for the fabulous give away and the wonderful ideas!

  440. Stephanie S says:

    Love today’s offerings!!

  441. Julie Phillips says:

    This whole page is loaded with good stuff! Thanks for sharing all of it and especially the clutch and the Amy Butler download, awesome stuff!


  442. alcheme says:

    I really want all this books!!!

  443. Sandy says:

    I can’t wait to make the gathered clutch!

  444. Megan says:

    Love the clutches and the snappy fashion book.

  445. Amy says:

    Oh gathered clutch, where have you been all my life 😀

  446. Kadybug says:

    Love the ideas today! The scarf, best friends gift bag, and pajama bottoms are perfect! Loving the hat too! Thank you.

  447. Krystina says:

    These are really great, and work so well for so many women in my family!

  448. Theresa says:

    I have to try those slippers!

  449. Rachel G. says:

    Love the gathered clutch!

  450. Gina says:

    Oh boy more goodies! 🙂

  451. Consuelo says:

    I really love the pleated bag. All of the ideas are great as always and the books look like more than a good read.

  452. Alice S says:

    I really need to make some of those gathered clutches. Really cute.

  453. MamaBee says:

    Such great crafting ideas! Thanks!

  454. Elizabeth says:

    i would be over-the-moon thrilled to win any of these prizes, and i am thrilled to see the tutorials, especially the pleated tote, but my very favorite thing of all in this post are those fabulous fabrics in the Best Friend Gift Bag! and it’s flannel!!! must make pajamas for my daughter.

  455. Jeannine says:

    Those gathered clutches look fantastic and not too difficult to tackle before the holidays. Thanks!

  456. Serena says:

    Yes, the noodleheads clutch is the best!

    The Felt Fancy cloche is adorable!

  457. Sheila says:

    I love the fabric flower ring. My sister & SIL will both be getting one with their Christmas gifts! Thanks for the great tutorial.
    🙂 Sheila

  458. Jennifer says:

    Can you please inform us how to add mroe hours to our free time so we can make all these fabulous things!! 🙂

  459. Kristin says:

    The gathered clutch is calling my name.

  460. beverly says:

    I’m real excited for the sweater scarf. cool.

  461. Vera says:

    I love the gathered clutch patter, I just started making little zippered bags, so this is a great next step!
    would love a new book

  462. Jenn Lee says:

    Gorgeous projects – those pleated clutches are fantastic.

  463. Jennifer says:

    I have a pattern for slippers but have been looking for one less complicated. I think I found it here!

  464. Ms. Fine says:

    I’d love a chance to win. I’m off to look at that gathered clutch.

  465. Sherri says:

    So glad you are starting these posts now…perfect timing. I think I need to make a lot of those gathered clutches!

  466. Jessica says:

    What great ideas! I’ve been meaning to make some of those and I think those would make some great Christmas gifts.

  467. Megan Presley says:

    I really like the gathered clutch! It’d be so fun to make!

  468. That simple flower ring is just the cutest! I might need to make some in pink for my daughters!!!

  469. April says:

    I love the gathered clutch, made quite a few for birthdays this year! And that friend-bag is GENIUS!

  470. Tammy says:

    Oh, I love the pleated bag! I hadn’t seen that tutorial yet!

  471. SheilaC says:

    Thank you for all the great tutorials in today’s post! That pleated bag is beautiful!


  472. Katy says:

    Great tutorials… Especially love the “For Pleats Sake” bag – fabulous!

  473. nadine says:

    These are all fun projects, but I especially love the little clutch!

  474. Emily says:

    I love that knitting book! Thanks so much for a great blog.

  475. Kati Falzone says:

    The gathered clutch is precious!!!

  476. Jen says:

    Great projects and great books to win!

  477. kelly jo says:

    Love the gathered clutch tutorial! Thanks for the giveaways!

  478. Bethany says:

    I love those pleated clutches, and I enjoy the new take on the BFGB.

  479. Cynthia says:

    Such fun projects. I especially like the clutch!

  480. Jen V says:

    Yay! A new bag to try. Thanks.

  481. Andrea says:

    I love the “For Pleat’s Sake Tote” and already know who will get one for Christmas – thanks for the free pattern!

  482. Jessica says:

    Love the clutches!

  483. Stacy says:

    I’m going to try my hand at that gathered clutch this week.

  484. Amy says:

    Great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing. I need to make one of those gatherred clutches… I’ve been loving on them for a while now.

  485. traceyjay says:

    fun projects! 🙂

    (and I’ve been meaning to make those clutches for a while… thanks for the reminder!). 🙂

  486. Leanna says:

    I LOVE the shorts idea! And I’d love the onesie book! =)

  487. EFY says:

    What darling ideas and gifts! I’ve got to get sewing on some of these. Wish some of the “Make It” items were in the “Buy It” section. 🙂


  488. elsa says:

    great ideas! thanks so much for sharing them!

  489. Chasley says:

    Wintertime is when I usually knit, I would love to win the Fairytale knit book

  490. Jessica says:

    I’m so excited about this list — the clutch is totally making its way into someone’s gift bag this year. Thank you!

  491. jenna says:

    supercute ideas! can’t wait to get my sew on!

  492. Celeste says:

    Love that recycled scarf–I think I need one for myself!

  493. Alyson says:

    The gathered clutch is one of my favs! I have to get started on one… maybe two. 🙂

  494. Suzanne says:

    These tutorials are great, but the handmade holidays flickr pool is chock full of inspiration! Thanks for organizing!

  495. Cherie says:

    Love the Amy Butler gift tags!

  496. Rebmara says:

    Oh, the last 2 books look great!

  497. Ashley L. says:

    Will my sewing skills be good enough to make the clutch? We’ll see!!

  498. I love that gathered clutch and am making clutches and little bags for people on my list this winter for Christmas. Thanks for reminding me of it!

  499. Laurie Anne says:

    A book full of great inspiration that I would love to have in my collection. Thank You!

  500. Jennie says:

    Cute books! Love the tutorials.

  501. Beth says:

    Love the gift bag – what a great idea!

  502. elisabeth says:

    I have been trying to find a going-away gift for a friend of mine and then I see this post!! The flower ring and pleated clutch are JUST what I can give! A matching set perhaps? Now that sounds delightful! Thanks so much for the great ideas and tutorials!!

  503. Krista says:

    Love all of these ideas!

  504. Jennifer N says:

    I’m looking at the PJ bottoms for myself and my daughter this year. Thanks for sharing.

  505. Corrie says:

    I have already been planning to make a few clutches with that very tutorial!

  506. stephanie says:

    LOVE the pleated purse! (not to mention the clever name!) Definitely on my to-make list now. And that gathered clutch tutorials is one of my favorites! I’ve made a handful already and they are so easy to whip up!

    Loving the handmade holiday ideas!!! Thanks ladies!

  507. Katie M says:

    Love it! I’m taking notes.

  508. Sarah D says:

    I am so excited that november is upon us. I love Handmade Holidays!!!!!

  509. Debbie says:

    Love the girlfriend gift bag idea-will definitely be making a few of those for Christmas!!

  510. Camille says:

    I have a 7mos. old baby so that snappy fashions book looks like it would have some fun projects for me!

  511. KathyR says:

    That pleated bag is pretty cool. Thanks!

  512. Rochelle says:

    Oh My! Which project to choose…that flower ring has been on my to-do list for a while. And thank you for featuring a gluten-free recipe! 🙂

  513. mamabird says:

    This website is making me want to sew more than clothes!

  514. Rachel says:

    The Gathered Clutch tutorial is great…I’ve made a couple of them already and loved how they turned out 🙂 I also like the flower ring…it’s so funky!

  515. Mary says:

    I love all the girlfriend gifts they look fast and easy!!

  516. Sarah-E says:

    That fabric ring is exactly what I have been looking for to finish off one gift!! Thank you! – and I think Pretty Little Pillows would be the sweetest gift for the beginning crafter in my family…

  517. elizabeth says:

    Any of those books would look just right on my sewing shelf…

  518. Emillie says:

    I love the gathered clutches! Just beautiful!

  519. Lori says:

    Great ideas and great books.

  520. Chrissy says:

    I can’t wait to make some clutches for my best girlfriends from childhood! We don’t see each other very often and I’d love to make something for them that they can use frequently and think of me when they do!

  521. Andria says:

    Great gift ideas!

  522. katie says:

    loving the pleated bag, might have to make it as a birthday present for myself and then see who admires it so I know who will get one for christmas.

  523. Rebecca says:

    Two “what will I give her?” mysteries solved!!! i have been wanting a (free) slipper tutorial forever!

  524. Lisa Wiehle says:

    Sweater scarves for everyone! Me first.

  525. Betsy M says:

    Wow, the projects and the books not to mention the allergy friendly chocolate sauce – they are all fabulous!!

  526. Andrea M says:

    I’ve had the “Gathered Clutch” tutorial on my to-do list forever! I even have the fabrics out and placed on my sewing table. I WILL make MANY for gifts this Christmas-and yes-they are for my girlfriends! I’d like to try the cute little flower ring too! Thanks for the great ideas!

  527. Seanna Lea says:

    I love the clutch purse and it looks like it would teach me one of the skills I need for a project I was thinking of!

  528. stacey says:

    so many great ideas! thanks!

  529. Judy R says:

    Oooh, I need to add the pretty little pillows book to my wishlist!

  530. Kristie says:

    So many great ideas. I think I’m going to try the clutches.

  531. Sue says:

    So much inspiration in those wonderful books. I love this giveaway.

  532. Erika M says:

    I love the clutch and tote tutorials. Thanks!

  533. Heather Smith says:

    Scarves and clutches, clutches and scarves! I’m glad my girlfriends don’t read craft blogs!

  534. Limor says:

    I love the cloche, and the hot fudge sauce sounds divine.

  535. wendy says:

    Thanks for the pattern links. I love that cloche hat so much, I’ve just sent the link to my husband as a little Christmas hint!!!

  536. sook hyun says:

    excited to print out the ‘final touch gift tags’ from amy butler!

  537. Traci Smith says:

    I love making gifts and always need new idea’s and patterns. One of these books would be great.

  538. knitsewreadlove says:

    Thanks again! The “Best Friend Gift Bag” and the “For Pleat’s Sake” tote just answered several “what am I going to do for her Christmas present?” questions! And I NEED the Fairy Tale Knits book… and the Snappy Book. Who am I kidding? I think I need them all! Thanks for making my Christmas list too. =0)

  539. Maya says:

    I need to get my gathering skills on and that clutch looks like just the project!

  540. Rhea says:

    So many great ideas! Wonderful projects for all my new friends here in Germany.

  541. Susanne says:

    I was just thinking of what to buy/make for my closest girlfriends – thanks for the ideas!

  542. Jessica C says:

    Great gift ideas! This is modivating me to actually get my list knocked out before Christmas. This would be a first for me. I’m usually still trying to finish things in january!

  543. Annie says:

    nice books!

  544. heather b says:

    I would love a gathered clutch for myself!

  545. The pleated purse and gathered clutch are so cute. The clutch will be a perfect Secret Santa gift. Will bookmark now! Thanks.

  546. Virginia says:

    The For Pleats Sake bag looks fabulous. I can make a gift for myself right?

  547. Cheri says:

    I’ve been meaning to try that little gathered clutch–now I must!

  548. Susie says:

    Wow wow wow! Loving the gathered clutch, and just found some new books to look into – especially Pretty Little Pillows and Fairy Tale Knits, yum!

  549. Ima says:

    Thank you for these great ideas.

  550. HP says:

    I think I need to quit my job so I have time to make all these lovely gifts!

  551. Mary Lou says:

    I especially like the ideas in this post. The pleated bag and clutch. Awesome.

  552. Elizabeth says:

    The gathered clutch is now on my to-make list for my sister! Thanks!

  553. Melissa says:

    I love the gathered clutches…so cute!

  554. Hannah says:

    Love the clutches~!!!

  555. Hashi says:

    This is worth getting out of bed for 🙂

  556. DEBBI says:

    i think i might finally try to make the gathered clutch!

  557. Jolene says:

    Love, love, love the gathered clutch!

  558. Natasha L. says:

    I just bought the fabric for 7 gathered clutches! Better start soon so I get them done in time!!

  559. Brigette says:

    The gathered clutch looks like a great present!

  560. Amanda says:

    I love the fabric flower ring. so cute

  561. Tricia says:

    I love that clutch it is so cute.

  562. Kimberly says:

    I agree – the pleated clutch is fantastic.

  563. Debra says:

    Loving the pajama shorts!! Great Tutorials

  564. Amy says:

    I can see several of my girlfriends carrying those adorable clutches! I’d better get to work. Thanks for sharing!

  565. lucy says:

    I love the pajama shorts!!!

  566. Patti Tyrell says:

    I love these ideas! Thanks!

  567. Jennwith4 says:

    Definitely have to try the gathered clutch this year!

  568. Heather says:

    Thanks for some great gift ideas!

  569. Gwen says:

    I’m really interested in the fairy tale knits book. I’d love to see more about it.

  570. Amy Schroeder says:

    Great gift ideas! I love the pajama shorts.

  571. Elisha Niven says:

    That all looks sooo lovely, I would love to win a beautiful book! 🙂

  572. Maisy says:

    I really love the gathered cluth! I think I’ll try to make this one for sure. Thanks so much for all the great gift ideas!

  573. jes says:

    my favorite project from this list is : Best Friend Gift Bag! My best friend would love this!

  574. Allison says:

    I’m totally in love with the clutch and “For Pleat’s Sake” tote!

  575. Holly says:

    What a great day of giveaways! I still want that pillow book!

  576. Blossom says:

    Clever ideas! I love that felt cloche!

  577. Fabric Remix looks great! Thanks for all the links; I like the “for your girlfriends” theme!

  578. Laurel says:

    Neat ideas!

  579. Holly Walsh says:

    That gathered clutch is wonderful – and I still love pleated handbags too! The “Pretty little” series always has great ideas – I own all the others!

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  580. Amy says:

    I love the ballerina slippers! So cute!

  581. Lisa says:

    So far everything featured has been an absolute gem!

  582. Cassandra says:

    I love the fairy tale knits. I have several nieces who need so cute knits like that.

  583. sam says:

    Can’t wait to tackle these great projects

  584. Kelly says:

    Love, love, love the gathered clutches. I’m off to check out that tutorial right now!

  585. Sonya M says:

    I have always loved Anna from Noodlehead’s pleated clutch. I really need to buckle down and make some! Thanks for the little push.

  586. Michelle J. says:

    Beautiful sewing goodies. Can’t wait to make the clutch!

  587. Heidi says:

    I love them ALL!! I don’t know how to even choose one.

  588. Fairy Tale Knits? How fabulous!

  589. Tong says:

    Love the Best Friend Gift Bag and the “For Pleats Sake” Tote!! I’m totally making these for my bridesmaids!!

  590. Mel H says:

    I’m making the slippers and neck pillow for my bffs. What girl doesn’t deserve a little pampering. I suppose I should start making the list now of what I’m making and get my behind in gear…

  591. Java Jane says:

    The gathered clutch tutorial is written so clearly. I love sharing things like this with my 4-Hers who are working on sewing skills.

  592. Jessy says:

    love these! I am thinking the fabric ring and gathered clutch will be given this year, and I may just have to make a “For Pleats Sake” bag for myself!

  593. Adrienne says:

    Today’s post is just full of fabulous ideas! I had better get sewing.

  594. Alicia says:

    I haven’t tried a tailored type purse yet, but those gathered clutch purses are adorable!

  595. Sarah J says:

    Best Friend Gift Bag has now been added to my list of things to make.

  596. patricia says:

    The gathered clutch tutorial and project are super! Thank you for highlighting this project as I intend to make several of them as gifts this year.

  597. Mandi says:

    I love the “For Pleat’s Sake” Bag!

  598. Nellie says:

    Personalizing my baby’s uniform, the onesie? Yes, please!

  599. T says:

    More wonderful books! And hot fudge sauce!

  600. Paige says:

    These look like great projects! Thanks

  601. Heather L says:

    The noodlehead clutch is a great gift idea…I’m thinking of making a few this season! I’ve made one recently and it went really well. Thanks for the other ideas!

  602. Karen says:

    Such great ideas! Thanks for the post!

  603. Noodles says:

    Dammit, SMS — you’re giving MORE ideas of things I just *have* to make before Christmas! 🙂

  604. Liz says:

    I love the gathered clutch, It’s already on my holiday making list!

  605. Sharon T. says:

    Perfect timing! I’m headed to town today and will most likely pick up fabric for all of the above projects. Great gift ideas! Thanks!

  606. Kathy H says:

    The new books look great and the tutorials you posted were just what I was looking for ( the clutches).Thanks for posting them.

  607. Maggie says:

    Love these ideas! And that fairy tale knits looks amazing!

  608. Gretchen says:

    I love November – just for the homemade holidays series! Wonderful ideas!! I can’t wait to get started!

  609. Rachel Locke says:

    What great books!! Thanks for organizing this, it is really giving me some great ideas for christmas!!

  610. Valerie Boudier says:

    Some very pretty patterns in today’s post – very useful

  611. Mary says:

    These books look great!

  612. Enter me!!

  613. I love the fabric flower ring. I’m going to make one for myself!

  614. Marsha says:

    Ooooh, I’ve canned fudge sauce before, but that recipe looks like above-and-beyond fudge glory! I will definitely try that one for the chocoholics on my list. In the past, I’ve given mine wrapped up with an antique spoon – a presentation that everyone seems to like.

  615. Kelly Sas says:

    Great ideas for both giving and making for ones self! Love the fabric ring and gathered clutch. Also like that you threw in ideas for great gift giving for my crafting friends when I don’t have time to make them something. Just might have to get Fabric Remix for myself though!

  616. Katie says:

    Those bags are such fantastic ideas!

  617. Tara H. says:

    Love the clutches!

  618. Amy Martin says:

    We are doing a gift exchange at my work and these gifts all fit my co-workers perfectly! So hard when you have to find a general gift for a gal and they all have such different interests. Your post has solved my dilemma!
    The fairy tale knits book looks sooo fun!
    Loving handmade holidays! Look forward to seeing a new post every day! : )

  619. Addy says:

    Great tutorials! Can’t wait to get started!

  620. nilly says:

    i would love to win the 101 snappy fashions!
    i love this month!

  621. Nicole says:

    Ooooooh, that clutch. Must make. Soon.

  622. Rebecca says:

    I want to make that bag for myself!

  623. Jenn says:

    I remember enjoying this series last year. There are some great ideas here. I’d better free up some time to get sewing!

  624. Cindy says:

    Must get started with some of these ideas if I want to be ready for Christmas.

  625. Wonderful gifts, thank you!

  626. Elise says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! I really needed these ideas as I have a number of girlfriends that I am totally stumped on! 🙂

  627. Deb DeChurch says:

    I’d love to win 101 Snappy Fashions for my upcoming grandchild!

  628. Amy H says:

    J’adore the cloche! I think I will make several fabric flower rings as well.

  629. Melissa Williams says:

    ooh lovely!

  630. Sarah says:

    These all look awesome, but I’m expecting my first in May so the Snappy Fashions seems extra cool!

  631. Danielle says:

    great gift ideas!

  632. Jill says:

    I love the clutch. That will make a great gift for my friends.

  633. Jeni says:

    Great roundup! I have been making Noodlehead gathered clutches for my girlfriends for their birthdays this year! They are a big hit! 🙂

  634. Meeta says:

    Have got to make those clutches and the tote bag.

  635. Kristin says:

    Love the gifts! Can’t wait to make a few of them. I have to agree that the gathered clutch by Noodlehead is a favorite — it’s a personal favorite as well! Any girlfriend would be super excited to get one of those! 🙂

  636. monica says:

    Love, love, love all the ideas! My sewing machine will be busy the next two months.

  637. Sonja Greene says:

    Wow! These are great tutorials…thanks for sharing. My girls and I are all going to make those flower rings for sure and the gathered clutch will be a great Christmas gift. Can’t wait to get started!

  638. Stephanie says:

    I love every one of these ideas! I might just have to make myself a clutch first as a test. You know… quality control and all. 🙂

  639. Lara Thorarinsdottir says:

    Day two and it just keeps getting better!

  640. Cayce says:

    Lovely!!! Thank You!

  641. Susan C. says:

    That fabric ring is gorgeous!

  642. Love the fabric ring and the clutch – both things I bookmarked for future reference!

  643. Kristin says:

    Great ideas!

  644. Charlotte says:

    as a working girl, I wonder how many presents I’ll manage to handcraft this year. But there will be some for sure. The hat is lovely.

  645. kimberly says:

    Love the slippers! I will have to try a few pairs for the holiday!

  646. Mandy says:

    Beautiful ideas! Love the flower ring!

  647. Kathleen says:

    What great books! I’d love to get my hands on ANY of these. Especially with the holiday’s coming up 🙂

  648. Kelly Irene says:

    The “Pretty Little Pillows” is already on my wishlist! I’m loving these giveaways!

  649. susan mzf says:

    wow, so many cute projects! where to start?!?!

  650. shelle says:

    I love the pj shorts tutorial, thanks!

  651. Renate says:

    Great ideas! The Fabric Remix book looks promising.

  652. Penny says:

    LOVE, the gathered clutch, I see many of those in the fiture of my girlfriends, SILs and teachers.
    Thanks so much. I look forward to this gift guide every year, Such great crafters out there

  653. Sarah AJ says:

    Oooh, the recycled scarf is just what I’ve been looking for!

  654. Chris says:

    Love the handmade holiday stuff! Thanks!

  655. Colleen says:

    I love clutch and the fabric remix book looks great too! Thanks for the giveaways!

  656. brittany says:

    i have definitely had my eye on that gathered clutch for quite some time! it is just so gorgeous!

  657. Julie W says:

    Would love one of the books!!

  658. Jeanne S says:

    Another day of really fun ideas. Love that for pleats sake bag right down to it’s catchy name.

  659. Michelle says:

    Oh, I just love all of the inspiration I get from your blog!

  660. Holly says:

    Great stuff!!

  661. Katharine Lake says:

    Nice clutch!
    You gals do a wonderful job with the Handmade Holiday’s ideas.

    Thank you so much.

  662. Michelle says:

    That Fabric Remix book looks awesome!

  663. Kristy says:

    These are great prizes! I hope I win!

  664. Rachel says:

    I love the clutch and the tote! Thanks for the giveaway!

  665. Deidra Foster says:

    I am definitely going to try the gathered clutch. I already have three ladies on my list to make them for.

  666. Jocelyn says:

    Love those pj’s & the cloche. I’m sooo excited for more! ;o)

  667. Andrea says:

    Love the pj shorts!

  668. Cherri says:

    Thank you for the links for gift ideas.

  669. Debbie says:

    I really like these gift ideas!

  670. Lina says:

    Thanks for these great ideas. I’d already been thinking of making a few of those gathered clutches and now I can add a few more ideas to the list.

  671. Robyn Wing says:

    I love the look of that fairytale knits book… and I want to make that gathered clutch! Looks like a great way to showcase some pretty fabrics and a great thing to throw in the diaper bag!!

  672. Rebecca says:

    Loving the gathered clutch. Will have to make that one for sure. So cute!

  673. Holly U says:

    Uh, oh, I already have more gift ideas than I have time to make, and now I’m getting more!

  674. Kim Mears says:

    I love the Gathered Clutch! I had never been on Noodlehead’s blog! I love so much of her stuff. Thanks for introducing me to a new blogger!!

  675. Terriaw says:

    I would love to make that BFGB set for gifts! I think my sister and sister-in-law would love that. I bet those slippers are so cozy made out of flannel!

  676. Corrina says:

    I can’t wait to make the bag and the pj shorts!! Might have to make one for myself too!! Thanks so much!!

  677. Jasmine says:

    Oh, fairy tales and sewing…totally up my alley! (Also, I’m making a fabric ring right now…for myself!)

  678. jeanne reynen says:

    Thanks for all the new projects I can work on for gifts!

  679. Valerie says:

    The Best Friend Gift Bag is a neat idea! I could see me putting a few together from found and bought items, too.
    Thanks for sharing these!

  680. BrendaDe says:

    love the ideas!…and the book giveaway!

  681. Karen Cole says:

    great ideas for christmas gifts–I can’t wait to get started!

  682. Leigh Anne says:

    That BFGB idea is adorable! Would love to receive one myself 🙂

  683. Ana V says:

    Love the Best Friend Gift Bag! Might just make one of those for my sister.

  684. Suzanne says:

    It was great to see the tutorials for today. thanks.

  685. Camille says:

    Another great day of gift ideas! Can’t wait to start on the gathered clutch.

  686. Julia says:

    Add the pajama pants & some chocolate to the Best Friend Gift Bag & I’ll be your Best friend!!

  687. andrea says:

    Clutches, here I come! Love them!

  688. Mandy says:

    LOVED this whole post – especially that gathered clutch!

  689. Lisa says:

    The gathered clutch and pleated handbag are especially cute.

  690. Tara says:

    Love the sweater turned into a scarf tutorial! So easy yet so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  691. Kimberly says:

    Fairy Tale Knits is on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for all of the great ideas.

  692. PeachRainbow says:


  693. Lynne says:

    I’ve got to make a gathered clutch! I’ve been admiring them for a while. The books look fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  694. Megan S says:

    I need to learn how to pleat, and now I have the perfect projects–a clutch and at tote! Thanks for the link to Amy Butler’s free printable crafts as well!

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