November 27 ~ Eco-Conscious Gifts

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Help make a difference and give the perfect gift with these Eco-Conscious ideas…

Make It

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Give a favorite dress shirt a new life by up-cycling it into a Shirt Cuff Wallet from RePlayGround.
spacer Sandwich Wrap and Place Mat
Elizabeth at To Be Charmed shows you how to make a Sandwich Wrap and Place Mat all in one! Perk-up your lunch box and use less plastic by having a few of these on hand.
spacer Lunch Bag
With it’s drawstring closure, Ayumi’s Lunch Bag at Pink Penguin can be used for a wide variety of things. Wouldn’t this be a great bag for those on-the-go craft projects?
spacer Tank Top Totes
Monica’s Tank Top Totes use a knit tank top to make a stylish bag. Find her clever tutorial for two versions of totes at Crafty Nest.
spacer Felt and Fabulous Shirt Adornment
By adding a little fabric and some felt, Katie gave her plain shirt a totally different look. See her Shirt Adornment tutorial at Blue Eyed Freckle for tips on how to embellish your wardrobe.
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We think this cute and simple Market Tote from Bijou Lovely would be perfect for running errands around town. These would also be great to giveaway as part of our Green Grocery Bag Challenge.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Alfresco Bowl Covers, Go Green!, Queen Anne’s Lace Pillowcase, Woodland Ornaments, and more Eco-Conscious.

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

spacer Reusable Produce Bags from Oh, Little Rabbit
Jason & Cara of Oh, Little Rabbit offer a set of 3 Reusable Produce Bags made from organic cotton muslin. You could also fill these with gifts and help reduce wrapping paper waste.

Mix It

spacer Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls from Gluten-free Girl and the Chef
Even those with dairy and gluten allergies can enjoy these Cinnamon Rolls from Gluten-free Girl and the Chef.

Print It

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Jen offers this beautiful set of 10 Holiday Gift Tags for free at Blush Printables.

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.

Stitch by Stitch

By Deborah Moebes
(F&W Media, $27.99, ISBN: 1440211612)

From the Publisher:

So, you love all that gorgeous designer fabric and you really want to make something with it. Or maybe you’ve taught yourself a little sewing know-how but have become frustrated. Whatever your background, Stitch by Stitch guides you through everything you need to know to start sewing and make it to the varsity level.

Inside Stitch by Stitch, you’ll learn essential sewing skills—everything from basic stitching and backtacking to creating gathers, making darts and using multi-sized patterns—while completing appealing projects. In the book’s unique format, skills and projects build upon each other so that you get instant gratification and motivation to progress.

By Aimee Ray
(Lark Books, $14.95, ISBN: 1-60059-581-2)

From the Publisher:

This follow-up to the best-selling Doodle Stitching offers fans expanded and updated basics, 400+ easy embroidery motifs on the page and on a CD sealed in the back of the book, 17 projects, and lots of added inspiration. More than a dozen categories include Alphabet, Asian Chic, Baby, Celebrations, Embellishments, Fruits & Veggies, Space, Trees, Flowers, Winged Wonders, and Woodland Creatures-and each section includes one motif stitched by the author. The motifs on the CD are in simple black lines, so readers can easily manipulate them using their own image-editing software, print them out, and transfer them onto their substrate of choice using the instructions in the book.

(C&T Publishing, $12.95)

Transfer your imagination into art with TAP, a premium-quality transfer paper that allows you to transfer images to virtually any surface with the heat of an iron. Have more fun with fabric, paper, wood, glass, metal, and more!

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:

26 ~ Deck the Halls
25 ~ Artists
24 ~ Co-Workers
23 ~ New Parents
22 ~ Scholars
21 ~ Sports Fans
20 ~ Audiophiles
19 ~ Deck the Halls
18 ~ Dads & Grandpas
17 ~ Hipsters
16 ~ Pet Lovers
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.

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450 Responses to November 27 ~ Eco-Conscious Gifts

  1. Amy C says:

    the tank top bag is great – even the perfect color!

  2. Emmmylizzzy says:

    That tank top bag is great!

  3. Tish says:

    Such great ideas!

  4. Tiffany says:

    I want to make a tank top bag!

  5. AbberJabber says:

    Love the bags and the books.

  6. dorothy says:

    I love the produce bags.

  7. Jasmeen says:

    Love the idea of the tank top totes.

  8. Leisha says:

    Market tote… and gluten-free rolls.. mmmmm

  9. GM says:

    I saved the sandwich wrap tutorial.

  10. Kate says:

    Love the tank top totes… what a great roundup of eco-ideas!

  11. Holly says:

    I’d love that Doodle Stitching book! And thanks for the GF roll recipe too.

  12. ~Helena~ says:

    Such a great job collecting these ideas πŸ™‚

  13. Kathleen says:

    This may be one of my favorite days in the series this year. Thanks for the great ideas!

  14. Kimberly N says:

    Thanks for the shirt adornment link — I really like starting with something and adding a little bit to make something new.

  15. Stephanie S says:

    I can’t wait to make the lunch tote and sandwich bag!

  16. Katiegirl says:

    I want the produce bags!

  17. Deb DeChurch says:

    Love the gift tags…thanks!

  18. Jennifer says:

    I love that lunch bag!!

  19. katevet says:

    the Lunch Bag is so pretty! I’ve got to try it.

  20. Jen C. says:

    cute projects!

  21. Rebecca says:

    Also a big fan of the cuff wallet. More inspiration for pillaging the thrift store and closet!

  22. Blossom says:

    That lunch bag is adorable!

  23. Tierney Barden says:

    The reuseable Produce Bags are brilliant!

  24. Janette says:

    I love these Holiday Gift Tags! They will make my gifts pretty!!

  25. Mel says:

    sandwich lunch mat, here I come!

  26. Paulina says:

    Totes are great idea when doing shopping. This way I don’t have to use tones of plastic bags that would end up in trash after one use. Definitely an eco-friendly idea.

  27. dd says:

    the cuff wallet is soooooo cute. the plaid fabric was a perfect choice

  28. Kelli says:

    Love, love, love Ayumi’s lunch bag!

  29. Lauren says:

    I am just in love with the tank top totes!

  30. Cass says:

    Giving gifts in the produce bags is a great idea. πŸ™‚

  31. Kathy says:

    Love the market tote!

  32. Sarah says:

    the produce bags are seriously cute!

  33. KT says:

    Great ideas–love the lunch tote and market tote!

  34. Keri says:

    cute ideas!

  35. Robyn says:

    Great ideas!

  36. Natalie says:

    thanks for the great ideas!

  37. Sherri S. says:

    I love all of these…that cuff wallet could not be cuter! THanks.

  38. Betsy says:

    Time to really get busy!

  39. Mary Lou says:

    I like the sandwich bag and placemat. I’ve already made lots of bags out of t-shirts but these tank top ones are cuter.

  40. Andrea says:

    Love the market bag tute!

  41. Krystina says:

    I love the sandwich bag and placemat!

  42. Jennifer says:

    I like all the bag patterns. And I’ve been wanting that Doodle Stitching book…

  43. Nancy says:

    That sandwich wrap/placemat is so clever. I know my daughter-in-love would like one.

  44. Eleanor says:

    Beautiful bag ideas.

  45. Robin says:

    Love the tote bag!

  46. cate says:

    the sandwich roll is a fantastic idea! thank you!!

  47. Kimberly says:

    Tank top tote is genius!

  48. erin says:

    The cinimon rolls look yummy!!

  49. Mindy says:

    Love the bags!

  50. Amy says:

    Love these ideas!

  51. Janice S says:

    Great projects

  52. annie says:

    That was a great collection! I think I clicked on every link!

  53. Julie says:

    Your book selection for the giveaway are great today. All sound intriguing!

  54. Kelli says:

    I so want that Doodle Stitching! Although I wouldn’t hate winning Deborah’s book either! Y’all are so awesome!!

  55. Jessica says:

    Love the market tote!

  56. Hilary says:

    Adorable ideas, thank you!

  57. Clara says:

    I love today’s fabric choices.

  58. Wendy D. P. says:

    Wonderful bag ideas~ would be great for wrapping christmas presents!

  59. Lynda says:

    Love the sandwich idea!!!

  60. Sarah AJ says:

    I love everything today! Thanks for the great inspirational posts.

  61. Jeanne S says:

    Lunch tote is really cute.

  62. Ariane says:

    Great ideas!!! Thanks!!

  63. that doodle stitching book is on my wish list!

  64. That lunch bag is pretty nice. Wallet is cool too!

  65. Melissa says:

    The tank top tote is cute!

  66. Laura J says:

    need to get on the sandwich wrap train!! and love the doodle stitching book!

  67. linda says:

    Love the bag and tote tutorials…can never have enough of them. I’m still learning so much in sewing though and would love that Stitch by Stitch book!

  68. Theresa says:

    I love the sandwich wrap & lunch bag!

  69. Carrie says:

    The market tote is really cute.

  70. Love the wallet!

  71. Emily says:

    Great ideas!

  72. Kat says:

    I love the reusable produce bag idea. I might need to make some for bulk bin purchases too.

  73. Danielle says:

    I love the wallet from a shirt cuff. too cute!

  74. Consuelo says:

    The tank top tote ıs really cute!

  75. Brigette says:

    The tank top tote intrigues me.

  76. Belinda says:

    I have always dreamt of being able to sew for myself. My mom showed me a little bit, but she’s been too busy to really teach me what i need to know.

  77. Stacy says:

    love the market tote!

  78. Greeblygreebly says:

    Those produce bags are so cute! Going to have to pass that cinnamon roll recipe on, I know several people dealing with glutten issues.

  79. Angela says:

    I love all the totes. We are needing some of those.

  80. Silvia says:

    Very useful projects!! I love the printable tags.

  81. SaraD says:

    Love the sandwich wrap.

  82. Julia says:

    I love the reusable produce bags!

  83. julia says:

    The sandwich wrap and place mat is going to be perfect for my husband! It’s a running “what’s for lunch today?” joke at his office!

  84. BreannaS says:

    I like the lunck bag and sandwich wrap.

  85. Kylie says:

    My sister is getting a shirt cuff wallet for Christmas, made out of one of our dad’s old shirts. Thanks for all the ideas.

  86. Mama24Monkeys says:

    What an adorable lunch bag
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  87. Shawna says:

    The sandwich wrap and place mat is so clever!

  88. I love reading you every week!

  89. Em says:

    The wallet is SO cute! I also love the t-shirt bag.

  90. Celeste says:

    The market bag is so versatile!

  91. Megan P. says:

    Love the tote bags and the sandwich wrap! Thanks!

  92. Renae says:

    The gift labels are adorable! Thanks for the link!

  93. Tricia says:

    I love the tank top bag.

  94. Katie says:

    I love the It’s a hoot fabric. I’m making a quilt for my new baby girl out of it!

  95. The cuff wallet is awesome! I just might have to make that for mself!

  96. stacey says:

    love that shirt cuff wallet!

  97. trina says:

    I want to make one of everything!

  98. elana says:

    that tank top bag is awesome…and so easy!

  99. Larissa says:

    These ideas rock and so do the books!! Woo hoo!

  100. Woodbines says:

    love the lunch bag πŸ˜€ Great ideas!

  101. Chris Aiton says:

    I love the tshirt embellishment and the market tote – all of these are great projects!

  102. Neat reuses for clothes. And some cinnamon rolls that I could make dairy free as well as gluten free… nom! Thanks!

  103. carrot cake says:

    So inspiring!!! I love it all!

  104. Vanessa says:

    Love the shirt cuff wallet!!!

  105. Abbington says:

    I really like the sandwich wrap

  106. Rebecca says:

    Love the gift tags ~ thanks!

  107. Danielle says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  108. Leah says:

    As usual some wonderful projects.

  109. Heidi says:

    I would love to win the stitch by stitch book

  110. Crystal says:

    The market tote bag is just what I need to use for some couple gifts! Thanks for sharing.

  111. Katherine says:

    Oh, my husband could use a new wallet!

  112. Ange Moore says:

    More delightful printables – thanks for sharing!

  113. Jen S says:

    What great ideas for re-purposing clothing. The wallet is really original and good gift idea for teens.

  114. Crystal says:

    Dang! That transfer paper would have been handy this weekend!

  115. Laura W. says:

    Lots of great ideas! Love the sandwich wrap/placemat idea!

  116. Elizabeth says:

    The sandwich wrap idea looks great.

  117. Kim says:

    those produce bags are too cute!!!

  118. Cinnamon says:

    that tank top bag is genius!

  119. Emily says:

    I love upcycling projects! Awesome.

  120. Beth T says:

    Thanks for this theme. I especially liked the idea of giving the muslin produce bags as a wrapping for other gifts. I’ve been sewing holiday bags every year, putting gifts in them, and encouraging the recipients to use them in place of wrapping paper for their own gifting later. These are an even better idea, something that can be used all year long.

  121. Mary Rheinschmidt says:

    Love the market tote!!

  122. Tiffany says:

    Really like the Reusable Produce Bags, what a good idea.

  123. Musetica says:

    These are just great!!! you are si creative πŸ™‚ I am amazed!

  124. Maeve says:

    Again, some really cool ideas!

  125. Gina S. says:

    Love all of these! Thanks πŸ™‚

  126. Tanis says:

    I really like that shirt cuff wallet. Thanks for the link to the gift tags too they are so nice!

  127. Bethany says:

    These ideas are all so cute! I especially love the sandwich wrap/mat πŸ™‚

  128. Maria says:

    Off to raid the wardrobe for tank tops to make into bags. Great idea.

  129. Jennifer says:

    The gift tags are gorgeous! Thanks, Blush Printables!

  130. Amy Craven says:

    Love all bag patterns!! AND-thank you for a GF recipe. Yum! Maybe I can make a new shopping bag to use when I buy the ingredients for the cinnamon rolls. Thank you for all the wonderful Christmas gift ideas!

  131. mama lusco says:

    I’d love to win Stitch by Stitch!

  132. Erika says:

    The tank top tote idea is awesome! So simple!

  133. Natalie says:

    Love the upcycled wallet.

  134. Valerie says:

    Great ideas today!!!

  135. Jill says:

    Great ideas and great giveaway. I like the shirt cuff idea, good guy gift!

  136. Thanks for these. My little green soul always winces at the amount of waste we generate at Christmas, green gifts are a nice counterweight

  137. cynthia says:

    I love the sandwich bag and placemat how cute and smart

  138. Deb Cameron says:

    Gorgeous ideas, love the embellished t-shirt and I’m off to print those tags…too sweet.

  139. Cricket says:

    Shirt cuff wallet? I am always amazed at people’s creativity.

  140. Joy says:

    I’ve been wanting to get Stitch By Stitch…thanks for the chance to win a copy! And thanks for all the great gift tutorials!!

  141. brittany says:

    how smart to make it a sandwich bag AND a placemat!!

  142. Natasha says:

    Lovely ideas today!

  143. jeni says:

    Neat-o tank bag! I love the printables, too–my favorite Christmas hues.

  144. Tabitha says:

    Thanks for the awesome tag print out!

  145. Sarah says:

    Thanks for more great projects.

  146. Deanna says:

    The bowl covers are my favorite.

  147. Jennifer says:

    The market tote is so cute. I could use a few of those!

  148. Cynthia I says:

    I just cut up a shirt for a little clutch and have cuffs! So excited to try this!! The Doodle Stitching books looks delightful. So much inspiration and more projects marked than I can ever make!

  149. LizW says:

    Nothing like a classic market tote – thank you!
    Love the gift tags & cinnamon rolls too

  150. Deidra says:

    I was thinking of making my own produce bags. I like the inspirations here.

  151. Lucie says:

    I love the sandwich wrap. Lucie (

  152. Samantha says:

    Oooh! Doodle stitching book! I like the wallet idea-

  153. fabienne says:

    Great ideas again. I might try the nice wallet.

  154. Suzanne says:

    Love love love the sandwich wrap and place mat!

  155. Carrie says:

    Tank top tote?? too fun.

  156. Rachel says:

    Great bag ideas!

  157. AP says:

    Some great bag tutorials today. I was just looking at some material to make some.

  158. JennyS says:

    Wow! I really like the bags offered here and the lunch roll-up mat. Awesome!

  159. Michele says:

    Love the Felt and Fabulous Shirt Adornment link…thanks!

  160. Courtney says:

    Cute projects!

  161. Sophia Patterson says:

    Really like the tank top tote bags.

  162. Jennifer says:

    I love the idea to turn a favorite tote into a reusable bag. Awesome!

  163. kathyh says:

    I just got home from a coverstitch machine sewing class and I am revved to sew. Thanks for more projects.

  164. Tanya says:

    Love the lunch bag!

  165. Nikki Rainey says:

    What a great collection of totes today.

  166. Melissa says:

    Great lunch bag tutorial!

  167. Jeni says:

    Love it!

  168. SewLindaAnn says:

    That Cuff Wallet is an amazing idea! I also love Pink Penguin’s tote with the pull top. It’s fabulous!

  169. Meghan says:

    I love the produce bags, but I’m thinking I could make them. Sounds like a fun and easy project!

  170. Jill D says:

    I’ve been thinking aboue making a sandwhich wrap for awhile. Thanks for the tutorial!

  171. Amber says:

    what a cute lunch bag!

  172. Missie says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is super cute!

  173. Stephanie says:

    I love that tank tote. I might even have some tanks I could use!

  174. Rebecca says:


  175. nadine says:

    i have had that lunch kit with the drawstring bookmarked for weeks. it looks great!

  176. Janice S says:

    Love the tank top tote!

  177. kim says:

    more practical and eco -friendly gifts to share

  178. Maureen says:

    These ideas and the boooks are great.
    Like them all.

  179. Katie says:

    Would love to win the “Doodle Stitching” book! I love those sandwich wraps as well.

  180. Terri says:

    Great category today!!! I always get sad when November ends!!! I wonder why. ; )

  181. tracy says:

    awww doodle stitching!

  182. Rachel says:

    Mmmm…love the lunch bag! So much nicer than the beat up old bag I’m using for lunch now.

  183. Mel says:

    Oh, cute wallet made out of a shirt cuff!

  184. Susanne says:

    The shirt-pocket wallet is such a simple, brilliant idea! Thank you!

  185. Amanda B. says:

    Again more great posts! Thank you!

  186. Darla says:

    I’m loving and learning from Stitch By Stitch. It’s turning out to be a great book for my 10-year-old beginning sewer.

  187. I’m so much into Eco-Conscious Gifts, thank you.

  188. Liz says:

    Great Ideas.

  189. Ana says:

    The sandwich wrap + place mat is a great idea πŸ™‚

  190. Valerie says:

    Love the wallet and tank top tote. Will give it a try!

  191. Holly says:

    Doodlestitches is awesome!

    And I’m so sad that the month is nearly over, because I’ve loved these projects.

  192. Vikki says:

    Love all the books and the fabric choices!

  193. Andrea Ryan says:

    great ideas

  194. Paula says:

    The Lunch Bag is awesome! Thanks!

  195. Jen B says:

    Thank you for the gluten free recipe!

  196. WandaFish says:

    Yet another round of inspiring projects, thanks so much! Oh, Little Rabbit’s reusable produce bags are also super cute.

  197. Becky says:

    Love the lunch bag with it’s drawstring lining!

  198. Steph W says:

    I love those fruit-stamped produce bags!

  199. Stacy S. says:

    The market tote is on my to-do list!

  200. Mel says:

    The Market Tote is on the ever growing list!

  201. megan says:

    the sandwich bag/placemat is great!

  202. More bags to sew…

  203. Louana says:

    I love those tank totes! very cool

  204. Lynn says:

    The sandwich wrap project will be perfect to sew with the grandkids. Added the Doodle Stitching book to my wish list. I’d like to know more about the transfer paper too. The cuff wallet is a good 4H project. Thanks!

  205. Ellen L says:

    So many bags and so little time before Christmas πŸ™

  206. Cary says:

    I really like the sandwich wrap and placemat. It would make such an elegant little place setting at work! πŸ™‚

  207. Deidre says:

    More lovely ideas — Thanks!

  208. Jenn Lee says:

    Love the gift tags!

  209. Dianne McLean says:

    Some neat ideas.

  210. Mhairi says:

    Love all the bags. Especially the lunch tote

  211. meikjn says:

    I like the sandwich wrap.that is fun.

  212. Wendy B says:

    I just sat at Barnes and Noble two weeks ago and poured over Stitch by Stitch. This is such a great book. Our library does not have it in their collection, so it went on my Christmas list.

  213. Disco says:

    The tank top bags are very, VERY cool. Thanks for all these ideas!!!

  214. Tammy says:

    Love the market tote, may have to try that one!

  215. Debbie says:

    applause, applause for another great bunch of tutorials!!

  216. Jill B says:

    Must make the market tote!

  217. Paige says:

    Such awesome ideas!

  218. Debbie says:

    There are some gorgeous books there today. I love the doodle stitching one! I like the tote, I think I need one of them.

  219. More brilliant tutorials!
    Thank you so much for posting all these. They’re fantastic!
    I was meaning to make a wallet. Now I’ve got the pattern ready!

  220. Erika says:

    Thank you for the market tote tutorial – I never will have enough bags and totes! And the printable gift tags are right in time! πŸ˜‰

  221. kate C. says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is a really neat idea!

  222. Kate says:

    Perfect – Will be a great stocking stuffer for a couple of relatives. What a great idea. Thanks for bringing so much inspiration to one place.

  223. Amy says:

    very cool!

  224. Saraswati says:

    Oooh, I love the doodle stitching book. I only started embroidery a year ago when I went through a rough time. Sitting down to work with my hands for hours helped a lot.

  225. empirewaist says:

    Lovely ideas today! I’ve been wanting to make a tote exactly like the Market Tote — how did you know? πŸ™‚

  226. christy says:

    that transfer paper is SO on my wishlist!!

  227. Tracey says:

    Gluten free cinnamon rolls! I’m newly gluten free so thank you, thank you!

  228. Catherine says:

    I always enjoy new bag ideas – thank you!

  229. Marcia W. says:

    Like the market tote and shirt cuff wallet.

  230. Ellu says:

    I definitely go with the shirt cuff wallet, too!

  231. Margaret says:

    Great lunch bag by Ayumi!

  232. Elizabeth says:

    Love the lunch bag!!!

  233. Beth says:

    LOVE that wallet! I’ll definitely be scrounging in the boys’ closets! : )

  234. Leigh Anne says:

    I love the tank top turned purse … cute!

  235. jessica says:

    The tank top tote is so cute!

  236. Janet K says:

    What nice gift tags! I like the sandwich wrap too!

  237. Becky says:

    Another great selection of gifts. I love that market bag!

  238. I love the printable gift tags – thank you!

  239. Kimberly says:

    Great tank top tote. Thanks!

  240. I like the reusable produce bags — would be great for the farmer’s market!

  241. Lori says:

    those gift tags are gorgeous!

  242. Sarah L. says:

    Of this batch, the sandwich wrap/placemat seems the most useful, but that shirt cuff wallet is by far the coolest idea!

  243. nopinkhere says:

    I want those citrus produce bags! Reusing the plastic ones is just not working for me.

  244. Melanie says:

    Great bag tutorials – thanks!

  245. Jill Lock says:

    Love the shirt adornment idea. And need to make a few of of the sandwich wrap and placemat.

  246. Kate says:

    I love both the market tote and the lunch bag! Too many ideas…so little time!

  247. Mel says:

    Again, great work on finding all those great tutorials for today.

  248. Beth says:

    Wonderful ideas…love the sandwich wrap for my school kids!

  249. Cassandra Jones says:

    I love the doodle stiching book. It looks like fun!

  250. Tara H. says:

    The tote and the lunchbag are my favorites.

  251. Linnet says:

    Love the wallet idea! And the market tote is great!

  252. JJ says:

    I so love repurposing – thanks for the ideas.

  253. Saskia says:

    Love the gift tags.

  254. Ms. Fine says:

    The shirt cuff wallet looks awesome. I’ve a couple of DH’s old shirts waiting for repurposing in the sewing room.

  255. D'Lane says:

    Love the lunch bag design!

  256. Kristi says:

    Love all the bags!

  257. Rachel L says:

    I love the lunch bag! These things are great ideas. Thanks.

  258. Virginia says:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  259. Love the cuff wallet. I use lots of thrifted shirts for the fabric and always have leftover cuffs. What a great way to reuse them!

  260. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my project!

  261. alisha says:

    I may have to make the sandwich wrap and placemat for myself. πŸ™‚

  262. Jessica says:

    cute stuff!

  263. Sonja says:

    I love the shirt!!

  264. Julie Wolthuis says:

    I love the shirt adornment… I might just have to try it myself!

  265. Kristin says:

    Those are some of the prettiest gift tags I’ve seen!

  266. Rebmara says:

    Lovely bags!

  267. rochelle says:

    the shirt cuff wallet is awesome! i am heading to my closet now! πŸ˜‰

  268. Cindy B. says:

    What neat stuff!! Love it!!

  269. Trillian says:

    I think there will be Market Totes in my future. They seem like such a versatile gift. And all of today’s books look great.

  270. alcheme says:

    Cute!! I love all the tutorials!

  271. Squeaks says:

    Thhanks for the fantastic ideas!

  272. Robin E. says:

    I LOVE that shirt cuff wallet idea. Brilliant. I will be making at least one of them. Thank you.

  273. Violeta Petrova says:

    I love making tank top bags – repurposing is great !!!

  274. Carly says:

    love the tank top bag

  275. Erin says:

    More great ideas… I’ll be sad when December 1st comes!

  276. Tong says:

    love the market tote, i made one last year and love it!

  277. Holly says:

    Hmmm…off to check out the tank tote tutorial and see if it would be suitable for the reusable bag challenge!

  278. Liz Taylor says:

    Love the tank top bag. I’ll have to make that.

  279. allison says:

    I love the shirt cuff wallet and tank top bag. such fun and useful items!

  280. Andi says:

    That lunch bag tutorial is just what I needed! I am also going to make shirt cuff pockets for my students to store their weekly spelling words (I was going to make a bunch of drawstring bags, but these will be faster and more eco-friendly!)

  281. marilyn podoll says:

    I’ve made the market tote….love it. I want to try the lunch bag.

  282. Lisa says:

    Great ideas. I love the tutorials you post. Thank you!

  283. Debra says:

    Love all these….it’s fun to recycle!!

  284. Holly says:

    Love the tote!

  285. Beth says:

    Everything is wonderful, as usual.

  286. Erika M says:

    Have to agree with Ammie – what good is re-purposing if you can’t use it everyday!

  287. Really like everything but love the lunch tote!

  288. Jenny says:

    lots of great bag ideas!

  289. Jocelyn says:

    That shirt cuff wallet is really cool. I’m already planning on making the lunch bag for someone this year, so it was fun to see it here.

  290. Shira says:

    the tank top tote looks really cool

  291. Roxanne says:

    Thank you! I have been meaning to make some sandwich bags. πŸ™‚

  292. Terea says:

    Fun stuff, as always!! Thank you!

  293. rusty taylor says:

    All of these ideas and tutorials are so great! I have so much fun looking every day! Thank you to all of the generous people so willing to share their ideas!!!

  294. Rochelle says:

    Gluten free cinnamon rolls!!!yummy….can’t wait to try them.

  295. amber says:

    I am making reusable bags for everyone on my list this year. I appreciate the tutorials so I can have some variety and everyone won’t get the same bag!

  296. Judy R says:

    Love the shirt adornment and reuseable veggie bags.

  297. Cynthia says:

    What cute totes!

  298. Serena says:

    The sandwich wrap placemat is awesome. Love it!

  299. Malia says:

    Oh I love the lunch tote! So cute and with a little sandwich wrap to go with it… how fun!

  300. Madeline says:

    I love these ideas!

  301. Nicole says:

    great ideas, I can always use another bag!

  302. nilly says:

    ive been makeing Sandwich Wraps, and my girls love them

  303. Kelly W says:

    Love the bags….and how creative on the tanktop tote!

  304. SheilaC says:

    That tank top tote is a great way to recycle πŸ™‚


  305. Addy says:

    I’d love to try the market tote!

  306. Jen says:

    more doodle stitching – I didn’t know that was out! love the lunch bag

  307. colleen says:

    You guys are wonderful! I am really enjoying all these ideas for the holidays!

  308. chris says:

    I love these great ideas!

  309. Charmaine says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is wonderful.

  310. Debbie says:

    Great ideas! I like all of them!

  311. Marlana says:

    The cinnamon rolls look so yummy, I may have to make them soon.

  312. Alana says:

    I am so excited to get my hands on a copy of Stitch by Stitch! I think the sandwich wrap will come in handy!

  313. Krystal says:

    Great green gifts today!

  314. Jansie says:

    So, So many cute ideas!

  315. Courtney says:

    Love the re-usable sandwich wrapper!

  316. susan mzf says:

    those bags will be great to make for several people on my list!

  317. Cindi C says:

    OMG! Now I know what I can do with all my husband’s old shirt. Thanks

  318. Claudia says:

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

  319. Laura says:

    I love all of these!

  320. Emily says:

    I love reuse & reduce ideas. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  321. Mary says:

    The shirt cuff wallet and tank top tote are awesome! Thanks for such great ideas!!

  322. Laura Reich says:

    So much good stuff today. I am in love with the wallet and I love all the totes/purses and the gift tags are amazing! Thank you!!!

  323. Heidi Anderson says:

    The sandwich wraps are perfect! Another project I have been wanting to make!

  324. Melissa says:

    I’m on a ‘bag kick’ right now so I’m loving those tutorials. And those produce bags are super adorable too!

  325. katie says:

    Really like the shirt adornment, Blue-Eyed Freckle is a great blog too! THanks for sharing!

  326. wendy says:

    Those are some awesome tutes today… thanks!

  327. Melissa says:

    Great projects, love the sandwich wrap! Thanks again for the giveaway.

  328. kate c. says:

    Could that shirt cuff wallet possibly fit an iphone? Hmmm…

  329. JennE says:

    Love the totes. They are beautiful!

  330. Amy says:


  331. Leisel says:


  332. Laurie Anne says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is an awesome idea, and I love the totes! Great ideas, thank you! and I see another chance to win some awesome books…Doodle stitching is BIG on my wish list.

  333. Produce bags are something I really promise to make someday.

  334. Nicole says:

    Nice! Some really great ideas here… πŸ™‚

  335. Molly DeFazio says:

    I like the idea of upcycling a shirt and I love the link to today’s free gift tags. I will be sad when Handmade Month is over!

  336. Louise says:

    Lovely things as usual

  337. Tegan M. says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is so clever! I just wish I had a cute enough shirt I could use to make that…

  338. lindsay says:

    Thank you for the sandwich wrap tut! I am so tired of throwing away ziploc bags!

  339. Monica says:

    What great project ideas! I’m going to make the sandwich wrap for myself and my daughter. Thanks!

  340. Janelle says:

    the lunch bag is adorable!

  341. robyn says:

    that wallet is super cool for a teem boy! thanks!

  342. Natalie says:

    Well I definitely have to say you can never have enough bags! Good selection as usual πŸ™‚

  343. deborah says:

    neat!!!!!! love the tutorials.

  344. Deanne says:

    Perfect projects for a woman who cannot own enough bags.

  345. Patti says:

    All of these projects are so wonderful. I am definately making the tank top tote for my mom and MIL.

  346. Amy H says:

    Looks lovely. Thank you!

  347. great ideas!

  348. Chasley says:

    The tank top bag is super cute. Going to check out that tutorial!

  349. Lauren says:

    Love the tank top tote!!

  350. Morgan says:

    I can see myself making every single one of those projects. Thanks for the great ideas!

  351. Jennifer N says:

    Some great ideas. I’ve got 3 of them open to explore. Thank you.

  352. Lisa M says:

    Oh! I’ve been wanting to make one of those sandwich wraps! Gotta give it a go!

  353. Texana says:

    That shirt cuff wallet has to be the most original up-cycle project I’ve ever seen! Love all the bags too.

  354. LMarie says:

    Sandwich wrAps!

  355. Sonja says:

    Love the lunch bag and sandwich wrap! My sister will definitely love to have those for Christmas. You know, I think you have now given me ideas for everyone on my list. Thaks so much!

  356. Thanks for that giveaway!

  357. Karen says:

    Love the lunch bag!! <3

  358. Sue says:

    As always a great bunch of ideas and instruction books.

  359. Katie says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  360. Holly U says:

    LOVE the market tote. My shopping bags are pretty boring…think I need a couple of these in the mix to liven things up!

  361. thanks! i’m off to check out that shirt cuff wallet!

  362. jkeall says:

    Love the sandwich wrap/placemat idea!

  363. Hannah says:

    oooh, that sandwich wrap is a great idea!

  364. Gali says:

    love the lunch bag. also a follower of Pink Penguin.

  365. Lynn says:

    I’m on a tote-making spree! Thanks for the great ideas!

  366. Shannon says:

    How wonderful — a whole bunch of ideas that won’t cost much and are environmentally sound! Thanks!

  367. bfree says:

    tank top bag, why did I not think of that?

  368. Tammy says:

    The tank top tote looks fun and easy!

  369. Melinda says:

    I just love that shirt cuff wallet!

  370. Helenanne says:

    Love these ideas, especially the shirt cuff wallet.

  371. elsa says:

    love the lunch bag tutorial ~ it would make a nice project bag too! thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful projects and books and things to buy! much better than going shopping out there with all those crazy shoppers.

  372. Naomi says:

    love the sandwich wrap!

  373. Caroline Landon says:

    the market tote is delightful!

  374. Christina says:

    The tank top totes are super cute! And what an easy project! Thanks!!!

  375. Holly says:

    love those sandwich wraps! what fun for a lunch box!

  376. Alyssa says:

    the sandwich wrap is neato!

  377. Kim says:

    My husband is in the process of getting rid of old shirts – what a great way to use the old cuffs! Fun idea πŸ™‚

  378. Wendy says:

    just printed out the labels for the kids to color and am seriously considering a few of the eco-friendly (wicked easy) sewing gifts for my eco-friendly sister! Thanks!

  379. Kristin says:

    The gift tags are beautiful and I love the sandwich wrap!

  380. linda says:

    Love the repurposed items!

  381. Kay says:

    So many lovely bags!!! How could one choose?

  382. Morgan O. says:

    I love the reusable grocery bag idea! Thanks!

  383. karen says:

    Great ideas, I’m going to steal a few to do with my sewing club at school!

  384. Kimberly says:

    The printable tags are beautiful!

  385. Melissa B. says:

    Great ideas, as always!

  386. Ana V says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is a great idea! I’ve got some of my husbands shirts with holes lying around – would be a good use.

  387. Love the lunch bag.

  388. RedHen says:

    Tank Top totes! How cute is that?! And Doodle Stitiching! Adding that one to my wish list. πŸ™‚

  389. JJ says:

    Love the shirt adornment!

  390. Kayci N. says:

    I love the shirt cuff wallet, so creative!

  391. Alicia says:

    Awesome ideas! I have been looking for a sandwich mat/wrap pattern for a while!

  392. Sarah McGrath says:

    Love the lunch bags!

  393. sook hyun says:

    cant wait to try the cinnamon rolls πŸ™‚

  394. Jen says:

    Love these ideas!

  395. Christina says:

    That cuff wallet is amazing!

  396. Jesica C says:

    Love It All!

  397. Donna B. says:

    Such cute little produce bags πŸ™‚

  398. Anita says:

    I love the lunch tote, I think it would make a great teacher gift. thank you!

  399. Sharon T. says:

    Love all the project today! Thanks so much!

  400. Amy B says:

    I’m making lots of sandwich wraps this year…it’s good to see another tutorial with new ideas.

  401. Julie says:

    Who doesn’t want to be more eco-conscious?

  402. Tez says:

    so enjoyable!

  403. Natalie says:

    I think my husband would really appreciate a sandwich wrap & maybe some cinnamon rolls to go in it!

  404. Mirza says:

    Would love the the Doodlestitching book! Sandwich wrap project is pretty neat!

  405. Hashi says:

    I can see more market totes in my future.

  406. Sara K. says:

    Such great ideas!! Thank you!!

  407. Sarah J says:

    Love all of todays tutorials.

  408. s. says:

    that “Stitch by Stitch” book looks so cool – learning about darts is my new years resolution!
    and I love the shirt cuff wallet.

  409. Cherie says:

    I love Ayumi’s lunch bag – the sewn-in drawstring cover is a nice feature!

  410. Sandy says:

    I love the market tote!

  411. Shan says:

    I love the shirt adornments. I have plenty of boring shirts that I would like to spice up a bit. Thanks for the great ideas!!

  412. Liz F says:

    that wallet is awesome! It would cut down on somebulk that my husband’s wallet has and it’s pretty cool to boot! Thanks!

  413. patricia says:

    These eco gifts are super. I am especially fond of the draw string tote. Thanks a bunch.

  414. Anya says:

    The market bag and t-shirt tote are great! Thanks so much for the fun projects!

  415. BrendaDe says:

    love the lunch bag!!!

  416. April says:

    I love the lunch bag! Now that’s definitely on my to do list!

  417. Julia Irene says:

    Great book giveaways today. These gift tutorials are so practical and great. Thanks!

  418. I love those reusable produce bags!! So cute and useful!!

  419. Jamie says:

    Love it!

  420. Cortney says:

    Wonderful ideas! I love to reuse things πŸ™‚

  421. thanks for the gluten free blog mention, i know a lot of people that will benefit from that!

  422. Beth says:

    These are some clever ideas! I also love the “Flock Sky” fabric- so sweet!

  423. Joke says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is so original, haha! But I really need some of those reusable produce bags πŸ™‚

  424. Sarah says:

    Those cinnamon rolls sound good!

  425. Cory says:

    Can’t wait to make the Sandwich Wrap and Place Mat. THANKS!!

  426. Kate F. says:

    I’ve been looking for some produce bags… those are adorable!

  427. Ramona says:

    I love trying to repurpose items and this post gave so many good ideas. Thank You!!

  428. rebecca says:

    Love the Green theme!

  429. Barbara says:

    Those Tank Top Totes are so clever. Thanks for the great idea!

  430. caroline says:


  431. Chrissy says:

    This momma of a gluten free boy is going to please her family so much when she makes those cinnamon rolls!

  432. duff says:

    The sandwich wrap and place mat really piqued my interest–ingenious! You always seem to find such interesting & easy-to-make contributions! thanks!

  433. Rachel Locke says:

    Love the shirtcuff wallet!! Been wanting the doodle stitching book.
    Thanks for another day of great ideas.

  434. Regina says:

    Lovely bags – and the shirt cuff wallet is wonderful – I repurpose shirts into quilting fabric but am always at a loss for the cuffs and collar.

  435. Leanna says:

    The shirt cuff wallet is a super idea! Thanks!

  436. sheila says:

    I love the Shirt Cuff Wallet. Now I know what to do w/ the sleeves of my husband’s old shirts that I’m making into a tank tops.
    πŸ™‚ Sheila

  437. sarah says:

    Those gift tags are lovely!

  438. Susan C. says:

    Love that bird fabric! So cute!

  439. Gill says:

    I love Ayumi’s lunch bag!

  440. Rachael says:

    The lunch bag is so cute! Thanks!

  441. bess says:

    cute market tote!!

  442. monica says:

    I am having so much fun with your posts this month and can’t wait to get started on the fabulous projects!

  443. Angela says:

    Great ideas again!

  444. Suzanne says:

    Those reusable produce bags are so cute and practical.

  445. Christina says:

    I love a big market tote. I’d rather fill one up than deal with a dozen flimsy plastic bags.

  446. Stacy says:

    That is really awesome that you posted a link to a gluten-free treat!It sure helps all of us that are gluten-free. Thanks for being so thoughtful!

  447. Lynne says:

    Fabulous! Thank you!

  448. Ammie says:

    Love the shirt cuff wallet. Useful repurposed items rock!

  449. Deirdre LaBounty says:

    The sandwich wraps will be perfect for hiking! Time to get started on one for my mother . . .

  450. jeanne reynen says:

    I am a “bag lady” and like all the projects for today. Thanks!

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