November 28 ~ Gifts for Teens

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Today we help you find the perfect gift (or two or three) for the teens on your holiday list!


You still have time to comment on any post this past week to win a prize. Also, don’t forget to tweet #handmadeholidays for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Make It

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Kalleen shows you how to create a T-Shirt Hat with cute embellishments on her blog, At Second Street.
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Appeal to a teen’s sense of style with this Very Biased Skirt from Katy at No Big Dill.
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We love this Flattering Shirt Dress at Prudent Baby. Jaime shows you how to design your own pattern and takes you through the steps to make this easy fitting, chic dress.
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Be sure to check out Novita’s Reversible Bag Tutorial at Very Purple Person. She has a clever way of sewing a lined, reversible bag to keep up with those constant wardrobe changes!
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Keep those brushes clean and organized with Susan’s Makeup Brush Holder at Freshly Picked.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Pleated Uniform Skirt, Aflutter Head Band with Applique, Sleep, Frame, and Celebrate!

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 Zombie Scrub from The Bubbling Cauldron
The Bubbling Cauldron offers a Zombie Scrub for all ages. It’s a fun way to get rid of dead skin with scented oils and sweet sugar.

Mix It

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We can’t wait to try Ele’s Homemade Oreos recipe which promises to be just as good if not better than the original. She shares this recipe along with some entertaining memories on her blog, Kitchenist.

Print It

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You can print, assemble and pack these Christmas Candy Boxes with lots of goodies thanks to Melissa at I Still Love You.

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 Akiko Mano
(Trumpeter, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-648-2)

From the Publisher:

Sewing with all-natural fabrics can make an incredible difference in the quality of the items we make, with a look and feel that provides the ultimate in comfort. The twenty-five simple sewing projects in this book offer home accessories made from linen, wool, and cotton, from durable linen aprons to cozy wool blankets and washable cotton lunch bags.

This book is full of beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams that are reflective of the Japanese craft style. All of the projects are perfect for those new to sewing, yet the unsophisticated charm and useful nature of each item will appeal to every sewer.

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

From the Publisher:

Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere!  For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens, with information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding, and caring for them. Plus, it provides the lowdown on eggs, including “egg”celent recipes, and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge. Includes two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor.

By Susan Wasinger
(Lark Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1-60059-465-4)

From the Publisher:

Meet the most creative power tool in a stitcher’s arsenal: the ordinary sewing machine! Cutting-edge author Susan Wasinger turns it into a source of fun and experimentation with more than 20 innovative projects—some with surprising variations.

Susan encourages sewers to play with their machines, giving them eye-opening techniques to try: stitch without thread to puncture non-fabric materials; use leather needles to sew through layers of fused felt; reorient seams to transform flat projects into 3-D.  Along with the familiar fabrics and recycled garments, she gets into the spirit of exploration with unexpected materials, from paper and tire tubes to neoprene. And with the skill level set at beginning to intermediate, every crafter can join in!

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:

27 ~ Eco-Conscious
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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443 Responses to November 28 ~ Gifts for Teens

  1. Amy C says:

    I know you said teens but I think you must’ve had me in mind while posting all of these – I LOVE THEM!!! thanks again!

  2. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Loving these!

  3. Tish says:

    I’m itching to start crafting straight away :)

  4. Tiffany says:

    Homemade oreos! Yum!

  5. Cindy says:

    Great ideas! Thank you!!

  6. AbberJabber says:

    Wow, I would love both of those books! Cute projects!

  7. Anna says:

    Lo-ove the hat & skirt!

  8. dorothy says:

    cute cute cute

  9. Jasmeen says:

    I’ve always loved that biased skirt. Next year will hopefully be my first year keeping chicken. Would love to have that book.

  10. Leisha says:

    The t-shirt dress!! Not just for teens…

  11. Kate says:

    OMG homemade oreos… that sounds so good.

  12. Holly says:

    LOVE the hat! The reversible bag looks great too.

  13. ~Helena~ says:

    Awesome, I want to make that bag

  14. Cat says:

    I need to start sewing!

  15. Ellu says:

    Breathtaking!

  16. Stephanie S says:

    What great ideas for teens!

  17. Katiegirl says:

    The shirt dress is adorable!

  18. Deb DeChurch says:

    That tee-shirt hat is great; will definitely have to make one!

  19. Jennifer says:

    Cute biased skirt!

  20. I love the dress! I’m thinking for myself…adding some inches to the end though :)

  21. Charity says:

    That flattering dress is going to be made for me… i just need some great fabric :) And oh how I would love the Linen book. Oh wait… this is supposed to be for other people, right? ;)

  22. katevet says:

    Great projects! Thank you!

  23. Malia says:

    Oh the make up brush holder is great!

  24. Jen C. says:

    cute projects!

  25. Rebecca says:

    Bias skirt is amazing, but I don’t know that I have the patience to cut or sew it.

  26. Blossom says:

    I love that t-shirt hat!

  27. Tierney Barden says:

    So the Homemade Oreos will fit perfectly in the Candy Box, right?! LOL Can’t wait to try both!

  28. Paulina says:

    Makeup Brush Holder looks nice – it can help to keep all the stuff organized and in one place.

  29. Mel says:

    homemade oreos?!? yum!!!

  30. Beth T says:

    The makeup brush holder is a good idea…I may make one for each member of the family–to be used as a crayon holder, knitting needle holder, drum stick holder, you name it.

  31. April says:

    Just made the t-shirt had and my daughter loves it. Pre-teen gift crisis solved!

  32. dd says:

    the homemade oreos look really good and i dont even like oreos. i really want to know how the filling is made

  33. tanya says:

    from teens to teens at heart… great ideas!

  34. Kelli says:

    Those Oreo like cookies look fantastic!!

  35. Lauren says:

    The makeup brush holder is brilliant! And I can’t wait to try out those homemade Oreos =)

  36. Cass says:

    Love the reversible bag. :)

  37. Ange Moore says:

    That biased skirt is lovely – almost too cute for a teenage but perfect for a tween!

  38. Mhairi says:

    Love the hat and the reversible bag. Might need to make them in matching fabric for my little girl who is not a teenager but would love these anyway.

  39. sarahjane says:

    I love these teen ideas!

  40. Mary says:

    Hmm, that reversible bag!

  41. Ana says:

    Love the makeup brush holder!!

  42. Forget teens… I’m going to sew all this stuff for ME!

  43. L says:

    Love that bag link!

  44. Heather says:

    Love the bias skirt. I would love to try that for my daughter.

  45. starjumper says:

    i think that makeup brush holder is a fantastic idea… i know a few people who would just love one of those. make it in a sweet and sassy print… :D

  46. Kathy says:

    The t-shirt hat is cute.

  47. kim says:

    mmmm….oreos

  48. Sarah says:

    I want to try make them all!!

  49. KT says:

    Great ideas! I would like to find the time to make some of these for my nieces.

  50. Ann says:

    Making my niece that hat! And the candy box for some of the candy recipes in earlier posts that my boys will make their teachers.

  51. Beth says:

    Homemade Oreos!!!!

  52. Keri says:

    Cute dress!

  53. Robyn says:

    Great ideas!

  54. Linnet says:

    The Reversible Bag is a great idea! It’s good to make for myself and give a few away, too.

  55. Btrflywmn says:

    gonna try the homemade oreos, and love the reversible bag

  56. Tiffany says:

    Homemade Oreos yummy!

  57. Betsy M says:

    Cute bag!!!

  58. Kelly Irene says:

    loooove the bias skirt!

  59. Mandi says:

    I really want that chicken book!

  60. Faith says:

    I love the print it candy box. That is a great idea. I didn’t even think to look for printable gift boxes.

  61. Sherri S. says:

    Cute dress…and yum, oreos–but is there a link to that recipe? I can’t seem to see it? Thanks thanks thanks!

  62. Betsy says:

    Only a couple of days left, but I’m still hoping to win something!

  63. Cherlyn says:

    Please tell me there will be teen boy inspired items up soon, I’m at a complete loss this year for my 16 yr old!

  64. Mary Lou says:

    Cute hat and I love the dress too.

  65. Andrea says:

    Eek! homemade oreos? i so have to try those!

  66. Jessica says:

    This is one of the best days yet! Love the dress and Oreos!

  67. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the hat!

  68. Keri Can says:

    Homemade Oreos – coming up!

  69. Staci says:

    Really enjoying all the themed gift posted. So many wonderful ideas all in one spot!
    Thanks so much!

  70. anna says:

    i want that linen book!

  71. Stacy says:

    Love the t-shirt hat! Thanks for sharing!

  72. Krystina says:

    These are great! I love the shirt dress for me and I’m far from a teenager. And the makeup brush holder would be perfect for my sister!

  73. Kim says:

    mmmm those oreos look good.

  74. Nancy says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been a teen, but I’ll be making some of these for myself. Thanks for the ideas.

  75. ~Heather says:

    The Feisty Stitcher sounds wonderful! What great ideas.

  76. Michelle says:

    I need that tshirt hat!

  77. Jennifer says:

    Oreos! Yum! And adorable hat.

  78. Southern Gal says:

    Homemade oreos? Seriously? I’m in trouble.

  79. cate says:

    nom nom! loving the idea of making my own oreos!

  80. Hilary says:

    can’t wait to try the homemade oreos

  81. Catherine says:

    definitely want to try a reversible bag sometime soon…

  82. Kimberly says:

    Homemade oreos!?!?!?!??! Yay!

  83. That hat is amazing!

  84. Cinnamon says:

    The bias skirt is super cute!

  85. mama lusco says:

    Great ideas! I need that chicken book :)

  86. I love that bias strip skirt. I have 5 daughters, so I am sure one of them will love it!

  87. violeta says:

    I love the t-shirt hat

  88. Rachel says:

    My daughter would love the most flattering dress. Gotta take a look at that!

  89. Runa says:

    I made the reversible bag for my younger sister few months ago and she carries it every where…its just the right size…must make her the T shirt hat…thats a cool idea ….thanks u all…

  90. Valerie says:

    The bias skirt is so cute…I think I need to make one for ME for Christmas… :)

  91. erin says:

    The fiesty stitcher looks fun!

  92. Tracy L says:

    homemade oreos!!!

  93. Katherine says:

    Zombie scrub! Ha! I’m going to look at those oreos too!

  94. Julie says:

    “Keeping Chickens” intrigues me!

  95. Amy says:

    I love the hat and dress!!!

  96. Janice S says:

    The makeup brush bag is perfect for teens!

  97. Leah says:

    another great set of ideas

  98. carrot cake says:

    LOVE all these ideas! Stunning!

  99. fabienne says:

    Cute candy box. I love this idea

  100. D'Lane says:

    Another round of great projects!

  101. Milica says:

    ACK! Owning chickens is my dream! Someday – when we are no longer crammed in this townhome I will hear the scritching and scratching of bitty chickie claws in my yard…

  102. Abbi says:

    I love the hat and the skirt!

  103. Amy says:

    Ive made that reversible bag and it’s easy and AWE-some.

  104. amber says:

    I love the reversible bag!

  105. c.michele says:

    I’m not a teen anymore, but I love these!

  106. Kelli says:

    Love the Tshirt hat, love the oreos…wanting that Homemade Living book!

  107. Julie says:

    Hmm, Feisty Stitcher looks like it would be full of a lot of new ideas! I also like the pattern for the bias skirt and the oreo cookie recipe!

  108. Jennifer says:

    Love the candy boxes and oreos!!

  109. Jess says:

    Super cute tablet hat.

  110. Sarah B says:

    What great ideas!

  111. Janet says:

    Homemade oreos? wow! My teen already commented over my shoulder “cute bag” – so that’s a nice tip…

  112. Ooooh! Loving the projects and love the books in this giveaway!

  113. alisha says:

    This is my favorite collection of tutorials yet! And the Christmas candy boxes may come in very handy, too.

  114. Mel says:

    The hat is really cute, and I love the idea of homemade oreos!

  115. Maya says:

    A reversible tote! Just what I was looking for, YAY!

  116. Beth says:

    The makeup bag is just the thing to tuck into the handmade I’m making. The boy gift is tricky: I’m going with food.

  117. Jessica says:

    The hat is adorable!

  118. Melissa B. says:

    Love these ideas!

  119. JennyS says:

    I really love these ideas. They look nice and easy, yet beautiful.

  120. Susanne says:

    What cute gifts! Maybe I’ll scale them up for myself :-)

  121. Jessica C says:

    The makeup holder is such a good idea for a teenager!

  122. Jessica C says:

    Oh goodness, the makeup holder is such a good idea for a teenager!

  123. meikjn says:

    that is a very cool hat.

  124. Wendy D. P. says:

    Oooh that dress is so cute! Love the ideas!

  125. lindsay says:

    Love the makeup brush holder! Mine are always getting misplaced, and this will be awesome to have!

  126. Liz says:

    Nom Nom Nom! Homemade Oreos!

  127. Ginny says:

    Thanks for the links….going to make a new bag now!!!

  128. Deanne says:

    My teen would love the make-up brush holder.

  129. Lynda says:

    Can’t wait to try the flattering shirt dress!

  130. Denise says:

    Luv these great ideas!! Now, to narrow down my choices…I want to try them all{{{grin}}}! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful inspitation.

  131. Julie Wolthuis says:

    The makeup brush holder looks fun!

  132. Brooke says:

    Great Ideas! T-shirt hat looks very interesting!

  133. Jon says:

    awesome ideas!

  134. Lizzie F. says:

    That tshirt hat is very awesome!

  135. Ing says:

    i’ve been wanting to get linen, wool, cotton for a while now. and i can’t wait to try out the oreo recipe!

  136. Tina L. says:

    The Oreo cookies look delicious.

  137. Beth says:

    The t-shirt hat is adorable!

  138. Laura W. says:

    Love all of these projects!!

  139. Rochelle says:

    That bias trimmed skirt is sooo cute! It’s on my list for my daughter’s Christmas skirt.

  140. Sarah AJ says:

    Love the reversible bag!

  141. liliana says:

    The reversible bag is really cute!

  142. Jo says:

    Awesome hat!

  143. Lucie says:

    The flattering dress looks wonderful!!!
    Lucie

  144. Musetica says:

    The t-shirt hat is adorable and the make-up brush puch would be so useful!! great ideas, thank you for sharing :)

  145. Katie says:

    I plan on making those brush holders for all of my friends! What a great idea!

  146. Timmi says:

    homemade oreos are by far the best!

  147. Amanda says:

    Thanks for sharing so many great ideas for Handmade Holidays. So many fantastic gifts to try.

  148. Molly DeFazio says:

    I am so excited about the link to the Homemade Oreos Cookies recipes. Thanks much!

  149. I love the shirred dress tutorial! Totally cute. If only I didn’t have such a hard time using the elastic thread…

  150. RedHen says:

    Cute hat! And yummy cookies. :) I need to get baking and sewing. Thanks for all time and effort putting together the lists. appreciate it so much.

  151. Margaret says:

    Loving the make up brush holder and know a teen living in my home who would adore that!:)

  152. Heidi says:

    I love the biased skirt, and that sewing projects with attitude book looks fun

  153. kathyh says:

    what fun!

  154. Rina says:

    Those Oreos look amazing!

  155. Katie says:

    Homemade oreos! Yum, yum!!

  156. Cary says:

    What a cute t-shirt hat!

  157. Stephanie says:

    I love both the dress and skirt. Would love to find a dress that looks great on me, I hope to give this a try!

  158. Ariane says:

    I love the hat and those cute printable boxes!!

  159. Chrissy says:

    Cute t-shirt hat!

  160. Chantal says:

    Oh the reversible bag! And keeping chickens…I want that book desperately.

  161. I’ve made scrubs before and people love them!

  162. Amanda B. says:

    Another great list of ideas! Thank you!

  163. Amy says:

    Very cute!

  164. Martha says:

    I want that dress!

  165. Kristin says:

    MMMmmmmm those oreo cookies look pretty darn good!

  166. JDMcC says:

    This whole series has been so inspiring! I have three projects in the works. Next year start in October! ;)

  167. Natalie says:

    Cute bias skirt. Love the hat. I think I’d like the reversible bag too!

  168. Marcia W. says:

    These are cute gifties and especially like the biased skirt.

  169. Suzanne says:

    Oh wow. Homemade oreos…yumm.

  170. elizabeth s. says:

    Great ideas, once again.

  171. Kay says:

    That shirt dress is going straight on my to-make list. Thank you!

  172. Kayci N. says:

    Love the dress, definitely gonna try that one. Thumbs up for the keeping chickens book, I live in the city and have 5 laying hens myself.

  173. Leigh Anne says:

    All of these would be great for the teens on my list! Now just gotta find the time :)

  174. Heather says:

    Must try those oreos…they would make a great snack to eat while crafting for the holidays

  175. Trillian says:

    That skirt is gorgeous. I don’t know that I’d have the patience to make it, but I want to very much.

  176. Michelle says:

    I would love the Fiesty Stitcher book!!

  177. Kristi says:

    This list makes me wish I had teenage girls to make gifts for!

  178. Janelle says:

    A lot of fun ideas!

  179. Melissa says:

    Lots of great ideas. I love them all.

  180. Jeanne S says:

    I never can decide where to start first.

  181. Rosa in The Antipodes says:

    Wow! Xmas is already here! The book giveaway is awesome! I’ve been a good girl, me, me, me, please! ;)

  182. I’m really enjoying all of your great ideas for gifts.

  183. Courtney says:

    Love the make-up case!

  184. kate C. says:

    Homemade oreos?? Yum!!

  185. Emily says:

    Homemade Oreos? Natural fabrics? Keeping chickens? It’s all music to my ears!

  186. Alyson says:

    My stepsister is still in her teens & I never know what to get her. These are all great ideas!

  187. amanda says:

    Ohmigosh…. I WANT the chicken book!!!

  188. Java Jane says:

    Homemade oreos! Wow–they must be good because they have butter and not fake hydrogenated substances.

    Yum.

  189. Dianne McLean says:

    These ideas have come at just the right time. Thanks!

  190. linda says:

    I’ll definitely have to check out the shirt dress tutorial and I love the Linen, Wool, Cotton book by Akiko Mano…it looks fabulously simple and chic!

  191. Aileen says:

    Thanks for all these great tutes and cool ideas this week! I really get a lot of inspiration from this blog. :)

  192. JJ says:

    My kids are gonna love those homemade oreos

  193. megan says:

    love that shirt dress!

  194. gillian says:

    I want to make that reversible bag. Also, the chickens have certainly left the farm–there are two on my hand-drawn, hand-printed holiday cards this year!

  195. Theresa says:

    Homemade oreos…yum!!!

  196. Kim S. says:

    That bias skirt is incredible.

  197. Love the T-shirt hat!

  198. Kate says:

    YUM – homemade Oreos. Think I’ll put my regular cookie book away for a change.

  199. Kate Sequeira says:

    My daughter would like the dress and the reversible bag will become one I make for the reusable bag challenge!

  200. marilyn podoll says:

    love the t-shirt hat

  201. rochelle says:

    i think i must be a teenager at heart!

  202. Emily says:

    Homemade oreos… what a wonderful way to complete the last few Christmas gifts (and give fuel to Mrs. Claus!).

  203. Pattij says:

    Love the biased skirt! I may have to try that one! And then make the oreos!

  204. I can’t believe the hat is made out of a tee-shirt! Love it!

  205. JenV says:

    Oooh, I could love any of those books! I have been meaning to make that reversible bag too. Thanks for the reminder!

  206. Morgan says:

    I’m not sure if I’m happy or sad to have no teens to give gifts to this year, but I can think up lots of ladies who would love the reversible bag!

  207. Becky says:

    I’m thinking the hat without the embellishments would work for a guy.

  208. Jenn Lee says:

    Have to try those homemade oreos

  209. Stephanie says:

    So many great ideas!

  210. Madeline says:

    I want that T-shirt hat for myself!

  211. Rachel Locke says:

    Wow!! Love that T-shirt hat. Thanks for another day of great ideas.

  212. julie hahs says:

    What a neat idea on the oreos!!!

  213. Amy says:

    I just borrowed Feisty Stitcher at the library, it’s amazine! thanks for the giveaway!

  214. rikki says:

    the t-shirt hat idea is really cute!

  215. Simone Caldwell says:

    I love all of these ideas! I can’t wait to make a few of those awesome t-shirt hats!

  216. Tabitha says:

    My teen likes the dress!

  217. Emily says:

    Great ideas!

  218. Squeaks says:

    Oh I am DEFINITELY making the shirt dress.

  219. Alana says:

    I love the bag!

  220. Julie says:

    LOVE all of this! :)

  221. beverly says:

    I love the bias skirt & reversible tote. Great ideas!!

  222. Naomi says:

    love them all!

  223. alcheme says:

    Love the reversible bag!!

  224. Tammy says:

    Homemade Oreos? I’m all about that!

  225. Claudia says:

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

  226. Terri says:

    Woo Hoo Love these!!! : )

  227. Was going to comment about the awesome T-shirt hat, but then saw the Oreos – yummmm – either way its a win win!

  228. Gina F says:

    As usual, amazing ideas and amazing book giveaway!

  229. Consuelo says:

    Great ideas. . . can’t wait to try a few!

  230. Morgan O. says:

    These ideas are great – thanks!

  231. Danielle says:

    zombie scrub and homemade oreos! I think I’m in love!

  232. Lixa says:

    I think I’ll make a tshirt hat for myself ;)

  233. Jill Lock says:

    LOVE the homemade Oreos!

  234. agreed like the other commenter said, so many wonderful projects y’all are finding, so little time!

  235. Brigette says:

    I like the flattering dress!

  236. Addy says:

    I love the hat!

  237. Christina says:

    I’m going to have to make that bias skirt for me!

  238. Sandy says:

    I’d like to check out the Feisty Stitcher book.

  239. Stacy says:

    love the reversible bag!

  240. monica says:

    Love the biased skirt and the makeup brushes holder idea!

  241. Amber says:

    Ooh! Neat ideas… I like.

  242. Crossing my fingers for the chickens!

  243. Greeblygreebly says:

    Homemade oreos? Yay! I love the cookie part but not the filling, now I can just make the part I like.

  244. Llamabean says:

    The shirt dress and reversible bag are great, I love the zombie scrub, that’s treat!

  245. bibliogrrl says:

    I laid eyes on that copy of Feisty Stitcher – and it had me at bike handlebar bag. WOO!

  246. Angela says:

    that hat is adorable!

  247. Silvia says:

    Thanks for this projects!!! great works!!

  248. Steph W says:

    I can highly recommend the Linen, Wool, Cotton book. I made the simple lunch bag from it, and even the guys want one. ;-)

  249. oh that fiesty stitcher books looks rad!

  250. Kristin S. says:

    I love the skirt, I think I’ll make one for myself. and I am itching to make some homemade oreos for my sister. She’d love them!

  251. Lisa says:

    I love your site! A friend refered me here a few days ago and I’ve already found so many neat things to make for Christmas presents. Keep up the good work!

  252. Julia says:

    That shirt dress is beautiful!

  253. Tong says:

    love the shirt dress and the reversible bag, very cute!

  254. SaraD says:

    Love all these projects!

  255. Ginger K says:

    Wow…so many projects…so little time! Love ‘em.

  256. Camille says:

    The reversible handbag is perfect for someone on my list!

  257. BreannaS says:

    homemade oreos NO WAY

  258. I just have to try those homemade oreos!

  259. Marlana says:

    I love the shirt dress!

  260. Jocelyn says:

    My mother-in-law would love that Keeping Chickens book.

  261. Leisel says:

    Working on a version of the bias skirt right now. . .

  262. Tiffany says:

    I am going to have to try these. Thank you!!

  263. Vieve says:

    Love the t-shirt hat!

  264. Shawna says:

    So many awesome projects, can’t wait to make the Biased Skirt!

  265. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for one more lovely giveaway! Christmas every day. The Cotton Linen Wool book I’ve been drooling over for months.

  266. Kathy says:

    Great ideas. Thanks!!!

  267. Bean says:

    cute stuff, I really love the bias skirt!!

  268. Heidi Anderson says:

    Great ideas, as always! The T-shirt hat is a must for my niece!

  269. Margaret says:

    So cute. But what about the teen boys?

  270. laura says:

    keeping chicken is not sewing related, well unless one makes egg cozies and chicken jackets, but I sure would like to learn about keeping chickens!
    thanks!

  271. Julia says:

    What about the boys? Poor things. :)They’ll have to be happy with cookies?

  272. Mama24Monkeys says:

    The totally biased skirt is wonderful.

    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  273. SARA says:

    Interested in Feisty Stitcher:)

  274. Holly says:

    Hmmm…actually I should make myself a make-up brush case.

  275. Kristin H says:

    Oooh! homemade oreos!

  276. Thomas says:

    The Feisty Stitcher looks like just about the coolest sewing book ever!!!

  277. Myssie says:

    That bias skirt is lovely.

  278. Holly says:

    Feisty Stitcher looks like so much fun!

  279. Leanna says:

    Love the tshirt hat! super cute!

  280. Seanna Lea says:

    The hat is super cute and might be a great way to repurpose all of those race tshirts I (and my runner friends) keep collecting.

  281. Tepary says:

    Again, another fine spread of beautiful books. My hens would appreciate the Keeping Chickens book, or rather my family might enjoy new ways to enjoy the fresh eggs. Me? They all look fabulous to me.

  282. jkeall says:

    That makeup brush holder is a cute idea

  283. Mandy says:

    What a cute makeup bag!

  284. Kristy says:

    those oreos look delicious

  285. laura says:

    I would love to win any of the books in the giveaway! Iam loving the Christmas home made ideas! Thank You

  286. Donna B. says:

    The makeup brush holder has now been added to my list……….I must stop adding :-)

  287. Anya says:

    Ooo, homemade Oreos!!

  288. karen says:

    I am very excited about the Fiesty Stitcher. Looks like a great tool.

    kv

  289. Nicole says:

    Love the reversible bag – I’ll be making one for myself!

  290. Annie says:

    Oohh, I would love the Keeping Chickens book! Even though I live in an apartment now, chickens are first on my list for when we get a house!

  291. Helenanne says:

    Was planning to make chocolate covered oreo’s, now it looks like they’ll be made with homemade oreo’s.

  292. Susan C. says:

    Fantastic list! Thank you!

  293. Amanda says:

    Too cute! And that book on keeping chickens looks so interesting!

  294. Debra says:

    Great tutorials. LOVE the tshirt hat idea.

  295. Christine says:

    These gifts are awesome! I really do like the idea for the makeup brushes. I’m always so worried about putting my brushes in a regular bag and they’ll get messed up. Thanks for these!

  296. SheilaC says:

    Homemade Oreos??????? YUMMY!!

    SheilaC

  297. Hannah says:

    Love the t-shirt hat!!

  298. Em says:

    I love that little hat! The chicken book is great too – we have backyard chickens!

  299. Oh I love the tutorials in this round up in particular — are you sure they’re for teens??? ;) Lucky me, I have the house to myself and a day of sewing ahead of me — wonder if I can knock out one of those reversible bags while I’m at it!

  300. Lynn says:

    One of the best set of ideas yet! That t-shirt hat is wonderful. The reversible bag is a nice quick style to sew. I enjoyed the Prudent Baby site too, very funny. I had not seen the Feisty Stitcher book …added to wish list. Thanks for more inspiring ideas. Everytime I think my Christmas sewing is almost finished, there’s another must do on your site. Love it!

  301. Tez says:

    We have DREAMED of more sustainable living and keeping chickens is a great step in that direction. Great book!

  302. sarah says:

    I am so in love with that bias strip skirt! It’s moving to the top of my to-do list right now.

  303. Lael says:

    Would love to win any of those, cause Santa is a little off for me sometimes!

  304. elsa says:

    great projects, but where’s the teen boys? love the books today too!

  305. jessica says:

    I must make the oreos!

  306. Deidre says:

    I’ve been looking for a brimmed hat/cap pattern! Thanks!

  307. Jennifer N says:

    Beautiful ideas. I love the bias skirt especially. Thank you for sharing.

  308. Ali says:

    I love that shirt dress and the bag! What inspiring ideas

  309. laurel says:

    these are all great – I love the tshirt hat!

  310. Mel says:

    I think my neice and I should make the homemade oreos during our annual baking day! Thanks for more great ideas!

  311. KimT says:

    Oh my that hat is adorable!! can’t wait to try it. And another reversible bag pattern – that’s one of my favorite things to make. I think these are good for teens and those of us who think we’re still teens :)

  312. Joke says:

    Love the shirt dress! Now I just need to find a beautiful shirt like that…

  313. Judy R says:

    I love the shirt dress!

  314. Hilary says:

    Oh NO,Sew Mama Sew!I’ve been waiting for the teen category.I just knew you were going to save me.There was going to be the perfect idea for the 14 yr old BOY on my list.BUT no.Not one single boy idea on your teen list.So sad…

    But I can’t be mad at you.Too many other good ideas that you share nicely wrapped up into categories.Thank you!

  315. Lauren says:

    Fun ideas!

  316. Celeste says:

    Love the fabrics in this set!

  317. Megan P. says:

    That t-shirt hat is super cute! I’ll have to try to make that one. Thanks!

  318. Alia says:

    Love that shirt dress!

  319. Laura Reich says:

    I am head over heals for that skirt! I can’t wait to try it.

  320. robyn says:

    My favorite collection so far!

  321. bfree says:

    Chicken book looks good.

  322. Renae says:

    Love the shirt dress and reversible bag!

  323. JJ says:

    I want all those things for myself!

  324. kate c. says:

    I can think of a number of girls, only some of whom are teens, who would love to receive today’s projects! And I’m sure my husband would dig some homemade oreos! Thanks!

  325. Cindi C says:

    Another day with great projects. Love them!

  326. Debbie says:

    Gotta try the homemade Oreos, for sure!! Then will give the reversible tote a go.

  327. April says:

    great list, thanks!

  328. Kristin says:

    Cute projects and those oreos look good enough to eat. :)

  329. Stacy S. says:

    Love the reversible bag and makeup brush holder!

  330. Gina.S says:

    That hat is to cute! Yummy cookies and a candy box, can’t wait to try it out. :)

  331. melissa says:

    Love the hat! Perfect for several people on the list.

  332. Jen says:

    What a cool t-shirt hat!

  333. Hashi says:

    Zombie Scrub! Hah! I need some of that!

  334. Kimberly says:

    Cute printable boxes!

  335. Andi says:

    The reversible bag looks great and I am definitely going to be printing a few of those candy boxes. I love handmade holidays!

  336. allison says:

    i’d love to make the shirt dress and reversible bag! great projects (not just for teens!).

  337. Holly says:

    Homemade Oreos!? Wow!

  338. Katy says:

    Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens! Linen, wool, and cotton are a few of my favorite things!

  339. Katie says:

    I’m going to try that makeup brush holder…thanks SMS!

  340. Amy H says:

    I love the hat and the skirt! I will make those for myself! Great selection, thank you.

  341. Deidra says:

    Two things from today really excite me: making a reversible bag and making homemade oreos. I might do BOTH today.

  342. Sharon T. says:

    Cute stuff!

  343. Shira says:

    i love the shirt dress and the reversible bag!

  344. Katie says:

    Seriously love that shirt dress. And I could use a new make-up brush holder!

  345. Michele says:

    The Reversible Bag would make a great gift for a wide range of ages!

  346. Love the reversible bag.

  347. Rachael says:

    These are some great ideas… that even the adults might enjoy. I’m all about the raising chickens book, would love to get some of my own.

  348. Lynne says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  349. SewLindaAnn says:

    Homemade Oreos..I’m in! Love the make-up brush holder and t-shirt hat.

  350. Jamie says:

    Love the oreo recipe!

  351. The biased skirt is adorable. I think I need to start thinking about next Christmas! I don’t have time to make everything I want to!

  352. susan mzf says:

    that candy box will come in handy for some of my food gifts this year!

  353. Louisa says:

    I love the idea of the homemade oreos! Yum!

  354. Jennifer says:

    I love these ideas. Too bad I love them for myself and not the teen in my life! :D

  355. The t-shirt hat would be a perfect gift for my nieces. I want to make the bias skirt for myself, though!

  356. Melissa says:

    cute shirt dress!

  357. Christina says:

    Alas, the teens on my list still would prefer money.

  358. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, that biased skirt and that T-shirt dress are sooooo on my list now. My daughters will be so pleased.

  359. Cayce says:

    I have been looking for that dress! Thanks! And homemade oreos? Fantastic!

  360. Rachel says:

    Very cool makeup brush holder! Great idea!

  361. Cortney says:

    Wonderful ideas!!

  362. Texana says:

    Love that little t-shirt hat! Love the skirt, the make-up brush holder….I just love ‘em all.

  363. Sara K. says:

    LOVE the Tshirt Hat!!

  364. Caroline K says:

    great projects!!!

  365. Cherri says:

    I love the hat!

  366. Kati says:

    The tshirt hat is very cute! :)

  367. I love all of the ideas today!! I also want to try making those homemade oreos!

  368. Liz Taylor says:

    Homemade Oreos! Wow!

  369. Ramona says:

    oh my that T shirt hat makes my heart go pitter patter!

  370. brenda t says:

    i love the idea for the t-shirt hat! i have so many good, but old t-shirts that I can use to make hats for my daughter. awesome idea!

  371. Lina says:

    A ton of great ideas here! Love the hat and the dress.

  372. Carmen says:

    Yum! I am loving all the great gift ideas! I’ll have to try the homemade oreos as they are my husband’s favorite!

  373. Rachael says:

    I love the dress! Thanks!

  374. Beth Mc says:

    The tutorials all look so great I don’t know where to start. And the Feisty Stitcher looks like a must have book!

  375. Katie B says:

    What great ideas! Love that dress.

  376. Morgan says:

    Love the bias skirt — maybe my girls need some. Maybe I do :)

  377. lucy says:

    i love these projects and the selection of books to win! What an awesome Nov. you guys have given us!

  378. Kristy says:

    Love that T-shirt hat! I’m going to try to make one.

  379. Elizabeth says:

    The Chicken book is wonderful! We’re planning to get some in the spring….I’d know everything I needed to know!!! :)

  380. Elizabeth says:

    I really like the bag and have been meaning to try that dress since it was first posted! Thanks for compiling so much great talent.

  381. brittany says:

    i’m not a teenager anymore, but i could use a few shirt dresses!!

  382. mary allison says:

    Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas! Just got some new block printing ink that is permanent and can be laundered. Any idea for printed fabric Christmas gifts?

  383. BrendaDe says:

    love the hat!

  384. Larissa says:

    Great ideas mixed with great fun!

  385. Wendy says:

    No teens in my life at the mo’, but that reversible bag is perfect for anyone and I am so totally making those homemade oreos!

  386. patricia says:

    Homemade Oreos yummy. I have three teen aged nieces and these look like great ideas for them.

  387. Cory says:

    Love the Shirtdress!!

  388. Janaina says:

    Great ideas!
    I just loved that skirt!
    Thanks!

  389. Karen says:

    Cute ideas as always… teens are so hard to buy for!

  390. Katie says:

    Love the bag idea!

  391. Melinda says:

    Homemade Oreos! *SQUEE* I am so going to try this recipe! And I think the “Keeping Chickens” book just made my Amazon wishlist! We’re planning on raising chickens in the Spring! =)

  392. colleen says:

    Love the fiesty chicken book! I have made 4 things for the holidays from your ideas! thanks!

  393. jenny says:

    I am loving the handmade holiday posts this year! Thank you.

  394. Christina says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  395. Chris says:

    those homemade oreos look yummy!

  396. Debbie says:

    My niece would like the hat and skirt.

  397. trina says:

    Fantastic ideas! Thank you.

  398. I love the hat!

  399. Sonja says:

    Lovethe very biased skirt!

  400. Saraswati says:

    Linen, Cotton, Wool looks like a marvellous book and the feisty stitcher sounds ingenious. Thanks again for another lovely giveaway.

  401. Louby Lou says:

    Loads of great projects! Love that make-up brush holder and the most flattering shirt dress – can’t we all do with a dress like that!?

  402. Samantha says:

    Everything is top-notch today!! The tutes, the books, the recipes- yikes! I don’t have enough time in the day!!

  403. Missie says:

    Ooh, I love the makeup brush holder. What a cute idea!

  404. johanna says:

    Ah, that hat would also be very perfect for me!

  405. Suzanne says:

    There are some great sewing books + the chicken book (!) on today’s list. I want to glance through those. I actually know someone who needs that chicken book.

  406. Woodbines says:

    I can’t wait to try the oreo recipe :D

  407. Tara H. says:

    Those homemade Oreos look yummy, I will have to give them a try.

  408. Amy says:

    Great gift ideas!

  409. Nicole says:

    Homemade Oreos…..I GOTTA try those. And I’d love to win that keeping chickens book. Chickens are on my to do list!

  410. Another awesome day of great ideas! I’m going to be sad when November is over!

  411. Chris Aiton says:

    What wonderful projects! I want to make the dreass!

  412. Erika says:

    The reversible bag looks so wonderful easy – and hip! :-)

  413. Shannon says:

    Man, do I want to keep chickens. For reals.

  414. Can always use a new bag! Love the fabric.

  415. Becky says:

    Love the bias skirt! cute!

  416. linda says:

    I really want some chickens!

  417. Gali says:

    only have boys…
    ;)

  418. Jill D says:

    That hat is totally cool!

  419. Deb Cameron says:

    You just keep outdoing yourselves…an awesome list and line up of prizes continues!

  420. Cindy B. says:

    Love the reversible bag!!

  421. Jenny says:

    thanks for this month of ideas!

  422. I’m all for the keeping chickens book. I love mine.

  423. I made the reversible bag – its a fantastic pattern!

  424. Serena says:

    I love Novita’s reversible bag. I’ve made it a few times and plan to make it again. It’s a great bag. The t-shirt hat and shirt dress are adorable!

  425. miktha says:

    great links… great fabrics…. great prizes… i love the skirt…

  426. Sarah McGrath says:

    Great ideas for fussy teens. Love this series.

  427. Barbara says:

    That Christmas Candy Box is just what I need to give away our homemade cookies. Can’t wait to get started!

  428. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these great books!

  429. Katy says:

    great ideas, as always. and homemade oreos are so much fun!

  430. Alexis says:

    Nevermind teenagers, I’ll be making myself some of those!!!!

  431. Abbington says:

    Zombie Scrub! Fantastic!

  432. Sara says:

    I love everything on today’s gift round-up. The T-shirt hat is just adorable and I can’t wait to try a few of the other projects out.

  433. Louana says:

    I love it all! wow what great projects.

  434. Vanessa says:

    Great ideas! I actually have a reversible bag half done… I must finish it!

  435. Alison says:

    Nice – but what about teen boys?

  436. Jill B says:

    The reversible bag is perfect!

  437. Tab says:

    Ooh, I was hoping for some teen boy inspiration.

  438. Natalie says:

    I love the idea of zombie scrub, makes me want to try to make some myself! The biased skirt looks like it would be a good grown-up make too…

  439. Genevieve says:

    homemade oreos?! Yes, please. And the dress and hat are so cute!

  440. Cynthia says:

    Mmmm, homemade Oreos. I think I have new plans for tomorrow!

  441. Desiree says:

    I am loving the sew mama sew blog. Lots of very helpful and creative tips! I hope I win a creative book!

  442. Ellen L says:

    I could so do with a flattering (and forgiving ) Christmas dress. I bought some lovely fabric from you just itching to be made into something great

  443. Liz says:

    Homemade oreos wow! The make up brush holder looks a great idea too. Thank you!

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