November 30 ~ Gifts for Elementary Kids

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Our Fourth Annual Handmade Holidays series comes to an end today, but we predict craftiness will shift into high gear worldwide in coming weeks! Thank you for sharing this fun month with us. Thanks, also, to our fabulous Sew,Mama,Sew! Editorial Board. Shannon, Gabrien & Georgia worked so hard to find the best holiday inspiration for us all! December brings more fun to the blog, with a Giveaway Day (!), kid craft fun, new tutorials, book reviews and so much more… Happy Handmade Holidays!

Make It

spacer No-Sew Flutter Cape
Disney of Ruffles and Stuff designed this No-Sew Flutter Cape for all skill levels. Using some fleece and a bit of ribbon, this cape can be put together in a flash!
spacer Bike Basket
Help a young rider can carry their favorite friend along in Christie’s useful Bike Basket at A Lemon Squeezy.
spacer Boy Belt
Meg’s Boy Belt Tutorial at Elsie Marley is a project that can be customized easily for the receiver. Dress it up or down, embellish or not- the choice is up to you!
spacer Pretend & Play Doll Accessories
Elizabeth has a great collection of Pretend & Play Doll Accessories. From diapers and wipes to bags and carriers, check out her blog, Twelve Crafts Till Christmas for all her clever tutorials.
spacer Rosette Headband
Kara at Sew Hip Mama shows you how to use pipe cleaners and fabric scraps to make the spiral flowers on this Rosette Headband. We think this is the perfect accessory for a little one as well as an older one.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Art Smock, Fabric Book Covers, Sparkle, Laugh, Play, and more Gifts for Elementary Kids.

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 Family Wood Dolls from I Used to be a Tree
I Used to be a Tree offers a blank set of Family Wood Dolls. Each set come with ten families of five that you can paint and give as an original gift or to enjoy yourself.

Mix It

spacer Cookies in a Jar for Santa from Make It Do
Calli from Make It Do shares her version of Cookies in a Jar for your child to make and leave for Santa or for gifts to teachers & friends.

Print It

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Missy’s Letter to Santa Printable Set at Crafty Carnival includes a fill-in-the blank Letter to Santa, labels for baked goodies, and quick DiY for reindeer food.

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 Kaari Meng, Marcia Ceppos, Jon Zabala
(Chronicle Books, $24.95, ISBN: 9780811868907)

From the Publisher:

French steel-cut beads, mother-of-pearl buttons, spools of vintage ribbons . . . This exquisite book showcases the decorative bits flea-market hunters dream of. Hundreds of photos reveal rare European notions from the craft community’s most beloved emporium, Tinsel Trading Company. With these vintage baubles as her inspiration, Kaari Meng shares projects that crafters can make with their own flea-market finds or with contemporary materials they have on hand: a button charm bracelet, whimsical petite prize medals, an heirloom-worthy memory book, shimmering handbags, and more. Kaari’s colorful inspiration boards lend design guidance, while her tips and resources help notion-lovers build up their stash of treasures.

By Suzuko Koseki
(Trumpeter, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-649-9)

From the Publisher:

The tradition of patchwork and quilted items goes back hundreds of years and most often conveys a sense of warmth and comfort. While the bold and bright designs in this book are meant for the modern crafter, that inherent sense of warmth is still expressed in these unique and stunning projects. Created in the distinctive Japanese craft style—and published in English for the first time—the projects in this book offer a look that is minimal, yet vibrant and full of life.

Explore the techniques of patchwork sewing, appliqué, and machine quilting through thirty-five simple and stunning projects. With beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, the pouches and handbags, quilts and pillowcases, tissue cases and pot holders are perfect projects for beginner and intermediate sewers.

Make the projects in this book and add a little bit of warmth and patchwork style to your life.

Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause

By Jade Sims

(Lark Books, $17.95, ISBN: 1-60059-624-X)

From the Publisher:

It started with a pillowcase dress…and grew into a worldwide movement: crafters using their passion to help those in need. The Craft Hope blog-which organizes crafters to make handmade items for charities-has attracted followers around the world. This book, written by the site’s founder and featuring crafting’s hottest start, celebrates the cause and encourages others to join in.

Each project is matched with a specific charity, with alternative suggestions for local places to contribute the item. The projects-all with beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions, and templates-include: cheerful quilts for hospitalized children, soft dolls for Nicaraguan orphans, tug toys for animal shelters, knit gloves for homeless shelters, a cloth backpack for schoolchildren in Africa, a stylish purse for women moving out of abusive relationships, and knit scarves for fostercare teens heading off to college. Contributors range from fabric designers Amy Butler and Heather Bailey to popular authors and bloggers such as Amanda Soule (Handmade Home), Karri Meng (French General), Amy Ray (Doodle Stitching), Celine Dupuy (Simple Sewing with a French Twist), Vickie Howell (Craft Corps), Cathie Filian (Creative Juice), Susan Wasinger (Eco Crafts), and Betsy Greer (Knitting for Good).

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:

29 ~ Organizers
28 ~ Teens
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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440 Responses to November 30 ~ Gifts for Elementary Kids

  1. Amy C says:

    great as always – totally love the cape!

  2. Rosa in The Antipodes says:


  3. Ange Moore says:

    We made cookies in a jar last year and they were very well received – I love the look of these ones with the red and green candies!!

  4. Susie H. says:

    I want to make everything on this page! And check out each of the books…! Love love love this collection of goodies today!

  5. WandaFish says:

    What a fantastic finale to the series! Congratulations and many thanks for all of the tutes and ideas. I really adore the cape 🙂

  6. Jodie says:

    Cute ideas! I love the bike basket and the headband!

  7. Tanya says:

    The Xmas cookies in a jar are exactly what I needed! Thanks!

  8. Jess says:

    I love that cape. I’m going to have to make one for my daughter!!!


  9. alisha says:

    Love the doll accessories!

  10. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Thanks for the link to the wooded dolls – love them!

  11. Lucie says:

    I love the wood doll family. Absolutely adorable!
    Lucie (

  12. Tish says:

    So much fun!

  13. cate says:

    i’m loving the bike basket. i’m sure it’s not just for kids, is it?!

  14. SaraD says:

    Those doll accessories are just what I’ve been looking for!

  15. Margaret says:

    Love, love, love the bike basket!

  16. Mama24Monkeys says:

    Oh that bike basket is awesome! I want one.
    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  17. Susanne says:

    Very cute flutter cape!

  18. Jamie says:

    The flutter cape is adorable.

  19. Amanda says:

    peg people, cape and books. nice list!
    thanks for sharing

  20. Marcia W. says:

    Like the rosette headband – perfect for my grandniece who is in little k. She thinks she is a “big girl” though.

  21. Lynda says:

    The flutter cape is sooo cute!

  22. Bethany says:

    Wow! I think I’m going to need to make that bike basket for myself!! 🙂

  23. Jessica says:

    The cape just got added to my list!

  24. Melissa B. says:

    I love every single thing in this post!

  25. Nikki Rainey says:

    What a great way to end this series.

  26. Kim says:

    love the bike basket, very cute!

  27. Tonya says:

    SOo sad that this is over! Great job, Ladies!

  28. Eleanor says:

    Thanks again for these great tutorials.

  29. Betsy M says:

    That craft hope book is wonderful!!! Oh, I need to see that.

  30. Ing says:

    the bike basket is too cute!

  31. I love the “Craft for a Cause” book – what a great idea! I’ve got knitting and quilting books about charity stuff, but I love this, too. 🙂

  32. Martha says:

    The cookies in a jar are perfect for teachers!

  33. Claudia says:

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

  34. Heather B says:

    love the little belts! so cute.

  35. Tabitha says:

    Aack! I just ordered a bike basket for my son! I wish I had seen this tute first, so I could have made him one. So cute and handmade is so much better!

    Love those wood dolls too, could have so much fun with those!

  36. dorothy says:

    I wish I had a little girl to make the cape for… so cute!

  37. Jasmeen says:

    Ha! How cute is that bike basket.

  38. Tez says:

    what an amazing job you girls have done, again, on this handmade holidays list. Seriously pat yourselves on the back, twice!
    Thank you so much

  39. Dacia says:

    wow! I absolutely love all these ideas today! Just what I was needing for the little kiddies in my house! I better get to work!

  40. Laura W. says:

    All wonderful & super cute ideas!!

  41. colleen says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas and giveaways!

  42. Shira says:

    I love the Rosette Headband

  43. KT says:

    So many more great ideas! Now to find the time to make everything!

  44. Elizabeth says:

    Love that cape!!! Wonder if I could adjust it to fit me?????

  45. Southern Gal says:

    That bike basket is the bomb. Thank you for all the wonderful tutorials. I will bookmark the page with all of them listed for easy reference.

  46. Leisha says:

    That dear santa printable list is just darling 🙂 Thanks for the ideas!

  47. Aggie says:

    Amazing bike basket!

  48. Kimberly says:

    I am kind of sad this is the last day…

  49. That boy belt is now and my list…
    And the Santa letter is just adorable!

  50. Beth T says:

    I don’t know which I’d love more: Patchwork Style, or 50 of those little wooden people (all of whom I’d want to keep for myself!).

  51. Maria says:

    Love the bike basket.

  52. Leah says:

    Would love the cape! Now if only someone would make it for me…

  53. Sherri S. says:

    Wow, what a great way to end the month! Thanks SO much for all of the amazing and clever projects!

  54. Trillian says:

    I love the idea of the Treasured Notions book.

  55. Saskia says:

    My daughter would love the bike basket.

  56. Jill B says:

    Great bike basket!

  57. Beth says:

    I still have time to make each of these before Christmas!… Right?!!

  58. Angie says:

    the cape is adorable!

  59. Keri C says:

    The belts are great – and my skinny 10 year old needs some!

  60. Lizzie F. says:

    those belts are precious!

  61. Christa says:

    Great pretend play doll ideas! I want to make some diapers and wipes for my daughter to play with. Thanks!

  62. bfree says:

    cute bike basket. great books.

  63. Cindy Patterson says:

    Oh so cute. Love the diaper bag accesories. I crocheted some dolls for my GGbabies (great grand babies)I made little diapers for them but now I see I need to make diaper wipes

  64. Janice S says:

    I really enjoyed the past month. Thanks for all the great ideas and the opportunity to win great prizes!

  65. Kristy says:

    thank you for all these tutorials – there’s so much I want to try. Now if only you give me what I really need, and that’s time to do all the crafty things I want to make!

  66. Jess says:

    I love that bike basket – SO cute 🙂

  67. Rina says:

    Love the cape!

  68. JENNIFER says:

    Love, love, love all the great ideas!

  69. Texana says:

    That little cape is so cute!!!

  70. Mel says:

    loving the cape…maybe I should make one for myself!

  71. Theresa says:

    I love the cape and the doll accessories, and I’ve just downloaded the printables.

    Thank you so much for posting all these ideas. I know I’ll be linking back here as events come up throughout 2011!

  72. erin says:

    I would love all these books!

  73. Mel says:

    I want a headband in my stocking!

  74. Kristin says:

    I’m totally going to make those doll accessories, so much fun!

  75. The ideas just keep coming!

  76. sofie says:

    Capes for everyone! Awesome!

  77. JennE says:

    Oh good, I can always use kiddie ideas!

  78. Sara says:

    The belts are something that I have been wanting to take a dabble at,but haven’t gotten around to it!

  79. Renae says:

    I pretty much LOVE everything on the list today!!!

  80. Steph W says:

    I might make the cape for a grownup (ahem, me), too!

  81. elizabeth s. says:

    Thanks for all the ideas. Crunch time is really here.

  82. Bailey says:

    I need to make the play diapers and wipes for my 2 tr old

  83. Jennifer says:

    If only I knew elementary school-aged kids to make things for!

  84. Amanda B. says:

    I love the cape! So cute!

  85. Genevieve says:

    the boy belts are SO cool.


  86. Debbie says:

    Thanks for all of the wonderful project ideas this month!

  87. Debbie says:

    So many cute projects!

  88. Sue says:

    Lots of good things here too. That bike basket is really handy.

  89. Jeni says:

    Oh that cape! So great!

  90. Beth says:

    Ok, I ADORE the pretend doll paraphernalia! Too bad I have teenage boys. They definitely won’t appreciate any of this fun! Thanks for the month of wonderful ideas. Wish I had more time. Beth

  91. Deidre says:

    More great ideas — love the bike basket!

  92. Meg says:

    Thank you for such a lovely month!

  93. Jill D says:

    I think I may make the bike basket for my Dad. He keep losing things off his bike because he ties thing on the back.

  94. Kim says:

    Thanks for another great list of ideas and giveaway! I’m definitely trying that cookies in a jar recipe!

  95. SheilaC says:

    That is an adorable bike basket! 🙂


  96. JJ says:

    I love the bike basket

  97. Kerstin says:

    This has been such a great month of craftiness; I’ve been so inspired!

  98. Kelly says:

    The cape is so adorable!

  99. Jennifer says:

    Those doll accessories are so adorable!

  100. DEBBI says:

    all great ideas

  101. Becky says:

    I love the play set for little mommies. Cute stuff.

  102. Samantha says:

    Love them! Thanks for the great month.

  103. Jasmine says:

    No plushies? 🙁

  104. Sarah B says:

    Awwww….. I love these ideas. Those doll accessories are too cute!

  105. ~Helena~ says:

    Such cute ideas.

  106. Dianne McLean says:

    Wonderful ideas, I’ve actually tried two of them! Thanks.

  107. heather says:

    oh, I love the dollie accessories and the ideas for Santa. Thank you.

  108. Cindy B. says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh! I can’t decide what to make first!!

  109. Kelli says:

    I LOVE that cape! But I want that headband for me! My to-do list (or as I call it the I-WANNA-MAKE-THAT!!! list) is overflowing!!!

  110. Amy says:

    Those ideas are fabulous! Especially that bike basket….would be so useful around here!

  111. Deanne says:

    Love the belt design. I have 2 grandsons who will appreciate the assistance in holding up their pants.

  112. Heidi says:

    I really want to make one of those bike baskets for my little girl

  113. Cat says:

    Oh my gosh that cape is adorable.

  114. Woodbines says:

    The flutter cape is precious! But I especially like the bike basket 😀

  115. Kathy says:

    I love the bike basket!

  116. Shara says:

    What amazing ideas this month! I’ll be busy until next November!

  117. Mrs. Pear says:

    I love the cape and the rosette headband! I have been racking my brain for something I can make for my 5 year old AND my 2 year old for their hair – they like to match, and this totally works!

  118. Mary says:

    The boy belts are so cute! I think I’ll make one for my daughter. The possibilities are endless… 🙂

  119. Heidi Anderson says:

    The bike basket is great. Thanks for the fun this season!

  120. Lauren says:

    My daughter would love several of these things!

  121. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for this fantastic month of ideas. Handmade Holidays is always my favorite part of November (after the pumpkin pie, that is).

  122. Ellu says:

    Clever belts!

  123. Cynthia I says:

    I love the bike basket! My kids all want one and I might be able to do it for the spring! Thanks.

  124. bruinbr says:

    I love the bike basket! Now we just have to help my dd master the actual bike riding!

  125. Silvia says:

    Great projects for children! 🙂

  126. kathyh says:

    I need a bike basket, preferably pretty and frilly so my husband will get his own bike and stop raising the seat on mine to terrific heights.

  127. Judith says:

    The cookies in a jar are great!

  128. jeni says:

    Love the boy belts! Thanks for all these tutes this month; it’s made each day a bit more exciting for me–and I’ve added so much to my idea box!

  129. Kate says:

    How cute is the flutter cape, I love the tartan. I’m thinking cape with matching dress for next winter (that gives me 6 months)

  130. Erika says:

    Cute ideas.

  131. Linnet says:

    I like the bike basket. It’s hard to carry your favorite toy when you’re just learning to bike!

  132. Tracy L says:

    cookies in a jar! Yum! and the bike basket is neat-o 🙂

  133. mama lusco says:

    Love that cape :0

  134. Kathleen says:

    This cape is so super cute…looks like the niece will be getting one for Christmas.

  135. Christie says:

    Thanks so much for including my bike basket! Have a wonderful day and what a great series!

  136. Crystal says:

    The cape is adorable!! I’m going to miss these daily sharings. Thanks for a great month!

  137. Elizabeth says:

    The belts are a great idea…thanks for the tutorial links.

  138. Stacy S. says:

    I love all of these ideas!

  139. Jan says:

    The cookie jar is a great idea.

  140. Jerri says:

    Great ideas! I’ve enjoyed the series.

  141. Kelli says:

    Super cute little belts!

  142. Beth says:

    Love doll accessories!

  143. I’m so making that bike bag for my son.

  144. Lauranie says:

    I LOVE seeing new ideas!! When you’ve been around the blogosphere a while, things tend to start looking the same!! YAY!! for SMS for always being on the look-out for me!! 🙂 Thank you!!

  145. LizL says:

    As a mom, I love these ideas. The boy belt would be great to have. And my little girl would love the Rosette headband. Thanks.

  146. I made my daughter a set of doll accessories last year, and she still plays with them every day! A great gift!

  147. Stephanie S says:

    The cape and belts are just adorable!!

  148. Cherie says:

    Cookies in a jar – great idea.

  149. Brooke says:

    Thanks so much – great month! Can’t believe it’s already over. Love the headband!

  150. Laila says:

    love the boys belts – great to see something we can sew for the boys!

  151. Rachel B says:

    what a cute cape. looking for just that type of gift.

  152. StephSews says:

    The capes are adorable. I will have to see if I can make them for my nieces. Thanks for such great ideas.

  153. Michelle says:

    I am definitely going to make that cape for my daughter. This cape has been on my “to-do list” for like a year!!!

  154. Carly says:

    love the cookies in a jar!

  155. kim says:

    great ideas!

  156. Bethany says:

    I love the Bike basket and the boy’s belt. My kids would like both!

  157. we’re giving our kids new bikes (from Craigslist) for St. Nicholas’ day, and the bike baskets might have to go on my to-make list. I also love the boy belts from Elsy Marley! And I would love to check out Craft Hope’s book!

  158. Cricket says:

    I’m so sad it is coming to an end. This is one of my favorite months. Baby doll items are on my list. Now at least I won’t have to wing-it at midnight on Christmas Eve.

  159. stacy says:

    great ideas. thank you!

  160. Jessica says:

    the doll accessories are super cute.

  161. Jenn Lee says:

    Love the cape! I want one in my size!

  162. Rachel L says:

    I love the boy belt!

  163. Sandy says:

    The bike basket is adorable.

  164. Olivia says:

    I will have to try out that cookie in a jar

  165. lomagirl says:

    The book “Handmade for a Cause” sounds really interesting.
    I was hoping to find a fleece mohawk hat here- anyone have a pattern?

  166. Krystal M says:

    The cape is adorable!

  167. Rochelle says:

    Such fun ideas….as always!!

  168. Sonja says:

    Love the bike basket!!

  169. Amanda says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for hosting this series- it’s been wonderful!!

  170. Suzanne says:

    Love the cookies in a jar and the Santa printables.

  171. lindsay says:

    I’m making the boys belt today! My ds is 3.5, but weighs 22 lbs, so I’m constantly trying to adjust his pants. These belts are adorable, easy, and just what we need! Thanks!

  172. Rebecca says:

    Cute Cute Cute!

  173. Sarah D says:

    I love the cookies in the jar and bike basket!! so cute!

  174. Wendy says:

    I just discovered the links at the bottom of the “Make It” section to archived posts … thank you thank you thank you!

  175. Valerie says:

    The little girls cape is so sweet!

  176. Tegan M. says:

    I kind of want that cape for me…

  177. Shirley Clark says:

    Thanks for the Letter to Santa printable.

  178. Consuelo says:

    I loved all the ideas, especially the easy cape. Thanks again!

  179. Deb DeChurch says:

    The cape is adorbs!

  180. Courtney says:

    Love the bike basket!

  181. Heather says:

    We need to make some bike baskets over at our house. I probably wouldn’t get it done for Christmas (way too many projects). . .but birthdays might be possible.

  182. Timmi says:

    That cape is awesome

  183. Paige says:

    The no-sew cape is fabulous!

  184. Becky says:

    Love the wooden families!

  185. Lina says:

    I’ve been looking to buy some blank wooden pegs. Not 100% sure what I’ll do with them but thanks for the link!

  186. Shannon says:

    Great ideas!!

  187. brittany says:

    what a precious cape!

  188. Jennifer DeVries says:

    I love the cookies for Santa! looks so festive!

  189. Tiffany says:

    Really like the whale fabric so cute!

  190. Chasley says:

    Super cute ideas, I’m in love with the bike basket.

  191. Nicole says:

    great ideas, Thanks!

  192. Tanis says:

    Yay for boy belts!!

  193. Celeste says:

    These tutes are the best yet! Love the flutter cape, the belts, the bike basket…pretty much all of them!

  194. gina says:

    I love those boy belts! My son needs one (or a few)!

  195. Natalie says:

    So sad it’s the last day of Handmade Holidays. I guess I will have to get busy sewing instead of drooling over all the wonderful blogs! Thanks, SMS, for a great collection of tutorials!

  196. Kathee says:

    I am feeling sad that Handmade Holidays has come to an end for this year. I have looked forward to each and every day’s collection of projects and thank you for introducing me to so many talented people and their websites.

  197. Barbara says:

    I love the whale fabric and I can think of many things I would like to sew with it!

  198. Morgan O. says:

    The capelet is adorable!

  199. Janet K says:

    Thanks so much for the Handmade HOlidays (again)! This has been great fun everyday!

  200. anna dorothy says:

    cookies in a jar and the little wooden cute.

  201. Rebecca says:

    Such a sweet bike basket!!

  202. Jocelyn says:

    I love that bike basket!

  203. Katherine says:

    I’m bookmarking more of your fabulous ideas for gift making. Thanks so much for gathering so many fun and wonderful ideas.

  204. Lisa says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful tutorials this month!

    I especially like today’s bike basket, headband and wooden families. Oh that I had little ones to buy the wooden families for!!!

  205. christine says:

    what a great month of ideas. thank you for another good year, sms.

  206. jessica says:

    the flutter cape is too precious!

  207. erin says:

    The flutter cape is super cute!

  208. Serena says:

    The flutter cape is so sweet! I think I’ll make a couple for my daughters.

  209. Melanie says:

    I love the doll accessories – I think I’ll be making some of these for my daughter to find under the tree. Thanks!

  210. Jennifer says:

    I’m so sad that this is the end! I have loved this whole month. Thanks so much for the hard work of everyone!

  211. Kate says:

    My daughter would love the pretend and play doll accessories!

  212. Julie says:

    love the cape!

  213. JennyS says:

    I really like the belts and also all the santa ideas! so awesome.

  214. Jennifer says:

    My daughter is just old enough to start actually playing with dolls, so I love the doll accessories.

  215. marilyn podoll says:

    Cute Cape. Who are the winners of these books? Is there a list somewhere?

  216. Naomi says:

    love the belts

  217. Cari says:

    I love all the projects today!

  218. Dani says:

    Love the cookies in a jar!

  219. Amy says:

    Super cute bike basket! Love that idea!!!

  220. Madeline says:

    Those belts are wonderful! I am so excited to make those for some little ones and some older ones too!

  221. Rachel says:

    Love the headband idea! I’m sad to see the Handmade Holidays end! I love looking at all the ideas.

  222. Helenanne says:

    Love the rosette headband. Think they’d make cute pins too.

  223. stephanie says:

    love the cape and the pretend baby accessories!

  224. Sharon T. says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas this month!!!!

  225. Kirsten says:

    my daughter will love that cape and the bike basket. Great ideas!

  226. Petra says:

    Love the belt and cape!

  227. Grandma G says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! I’ve bookmarked a number of them. Now just to get them made! 🙂

  228. Marsha says:

    Belts and headbands are perfect stocking items. Quick and inexpensive to make and infinitely customizable – awesome!

  229. Laura Reich says:

    The bike basket is such a clever idea!

  230. Christine says:

    I am so sad to see the lists coming to a close again. Now on to the making. Thanks for all the ideas.

  231. kate c. says:

    Wow! A great ending to a great series! Thanks for the fantastic effort!

  232. Hashi says:

    Thanks for another great month of tutorials 🙂

  233. Antonia S-H says:

    How sad that it’s the final day of gift inspiration! I’ve enjoyed all of it.

  234. Madeline says:

    I’m just loving the doll play set!

  235. Cherri says:

    The cape is adorable!!!

  236. Betsy says:

    Thanks for the great ideas.

  237. Gina.S says:

    This is great! Just getting ready to start sewing for the toddlers. Love these! 🙂 Thanks for a great month

  238. katevet says:

    The bike basket is the cutest thing!

  239. Rachel says:

    Great tutorials! Thanks! I have a lot of nieces who would love the doll accessories.

  240. JJ says:

    SO sad it’s over!

  241. Tabitha says:

    I just love that bike basket!

  242. julie hahs says:

    WOW!! I better get starting for next year!!Lovely ideas!!

  243. Mandy says:

    That cape is So cute!!

  244. Lynne says:

    Fabulous collection of tutorials! Thanks!!

  245. BrendaDe says:

    my daughter would love the cape! So cute!

  246. Mirza says:

    Great stuff. Sad to see this end!

  247. linda says:

    The patchwork style book looks really cool and great list of ideas… thanks for this series…it’s been fun and inspiring – yay!

  248. Michelle P says:

    Love those bike baskets!

  249. Christy Dixon says:

    So sad its over! Can you start another one tomorrow and go to New Years? I have really enjoyed all the fabulous ideas! Thank you “sew” much! Now I think I will start today with the flutter cape!

  250. meikjn says:

    I love the cape!

  251. Stacy says:

    The cape is darling!

  252. Jennifer N says:

    So simple. I love the belts, and the cookies in a jar. As always, thank you.

  253. karen cole says:

    I love the bike basket—I have been fiddling with an idea for a bike bag for my daughter’s bike’s handle bars.

  254. Stephanie says:

    I think I’m going to make some play doll accessories for my little one.

  255. Kimberly says:

    Those doll accessories are marvelous!

  256. susan mzf says:

    ooooooh I’m going to have to make a bunch of those adorable hair clips for my daughter – they’re just her style!

  257. Katie says:

    The flutter cape is darling!

  258. Sarah AJ says:

    Thanks for an inspirational month!

  259. Christine says:

    That bike basket rocks!

  260. sook hyun says:

    lovely cape, would make an adult size for myself!

  261. Jen says:

    Love the bike basket!

  262. Kelly Sas says:

    Love those belts for my grandsons!

  263. Margaret says:

    I like those boy belts… for me!

  264. jes says:

    No-Sew Flutter Cape IS SUPER CUTE

  265. Robyn says:

    Great Ideas!

  266. Hannah says:

    oh boy belts! Yippeee!!

  267. jes says:

    LOVE THE No-Sew Flutter Cape

  268. Malia says:

    Who wouldnt want that awesome bike basket! Thanks for all the great ideas this month!

  269. Michele says:

    Oh how I love the headband tutorial. Thanks!

  270. Joke says:

    Love the bike basket! Thank you for all the great tutorials this month 🙂

  271. Rebecca says:

    The play accessories look so fun! Have nieces in the “doll and house” place in life 🙂

  272. Jessica says:

    What a cute bike basket!

  273. Jen C. says:

    the cape is adorable!

  274. trina says:

    Thank you for making November the best month of the year!

  275. katie says:

    Super cute tutorials! I’m planning on making some hair accessories for my daughter’s stocking, looks like the headband will be added to the list :).

  276. Judy R says:

    I like the belts.

  277. Amanda F. says:

    I am so sad for homemade holidays to end:( SO many fun ideas….if only I had more free time! That Patchwork Style book looks so neat….

  278. Ana says:

    Love the cape and the boy belt tuts…

  279. Janelle says:

    Awesome ideas! Thanks!

  280. Grace says:

    Thank you so much for posting all these great tutorials. I am off to the stash to get stitching on a couple of those bike baskets! What fun!

  281. Blossom says:

    Cute projects!

  282. Amy says:

    I LOVE the bike basket!

  283. Mel P says:

    Ooh, I need to check out the belt project for my little stringbean!

  284. Kristin H says:

    I love the cookies in a jar idea!

  285. Missie says:

    I absolutely love the little cape. Super cute!

  286. Bethany says:

    Ooooooooo I’d LOVE the Patchwork Style book! Yum!

  287. Rachel says:

    Oh, I want to be little again and wear a Flutter Cape… Great ideas, as usual 🙂

  288. April says:

    I love the boy belt! My little guy will be needing some of those in a couple of years so it’s nice that there is a tutorial out there. Thank you!

  289. Kayla says:

    I really love the tutorials and the giveaways. Love getting ready for Christmas!

  290. Debbie says:

    Once again you have outdone yourself-these are all fantastic tutorials! Thank you!!

  291. rikki says:

    the bike basket is my fave!

  292. WOW! The bike basket is AWESOME! Another for my “to do” list!

  293. Blanca Torres says:

    Must have. notions. book!

  294. Jill says:

    makes me wish i had more kiddos on the gift list 🙂

  295. jeanne reynen says:

    Now I have ideas for my niece! Thanks again!

  296. Anya says:

    My daughter has been begging for a bike basket – how perfect!

  297. jkeall says:

    I’m so sad to see this month come to an end! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  298. Ileen says:

    Thanks for the great month of crafts and inspiration! I just love the Japanese crafts books…hint

  299. Tierney Barden says:

    How adorable is the no-sew flutter cape?!

  300. jenn says:

    more great ideas! Thanks!

  301. that bike basket rocks!!!!!!!! thanks for a wonder month of amazing tutorials!!!!

  302. Krystina says:

    Wow, this post has great ideas! I’m going to make the no-sew cape for sure, and I may also have to make that adorable belt. I love the snaps, that will help it grow with him. And now I’m off to check out those baby doll accessories…

  303. Tong says:

    these are way too cute!!

  304. Amy says:

    A great post to end the month! Love all the projects!

  305. Kelly Irene says:

    The cape is so cute! Thanks for all of the wonderful tutorials and giveaways you have posted this month…it’s been so fun!

  306. kate C. says:

    I’m going to check out the doll stuff – my girls love playing with their babies.

  307. Cindi C says:

    Thanks again for putting this together again this year. The projects are great! It’s so much fun~

  308. Wanett says:

    That belt is genius!!! I wish I would have seen it last week. It would have matched perfectly with the Purl Bee tie that I made my son for picture day.

  309. nilly says:

    i love the cookies jar

  310. brenda t says:

    i love, love all the ideas posted during this homemade holiday series! thanks so much for the inspiration.

  311. Julia says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! This is an inspiring week! I love it all from the flutter cape & nbelts to the wooden dolls to buy & the cookies for santa!! Great post today!!

  312. Elizabethdee says:

    Thank you for a wonderful month! Your tutorials and ideas have been pure heaven. It even makes me sad to see November end.

  313. Mary says:

    Wow! Those bike baskets our just the homemade gift I was looking for for my boys this Christmas! THANKS!

  314. Suzanne says:

    I’m so sad that handmade holidays is coming to an end! Tho, I have plenty of ideas to keep me busy for the next few weeks.

  315. Heidi says:

    Thanks so much for the boy belt tutorial. I’ve been meaning to make some belts for my boy.

  316. Melwyk says:

    Great ideas here — LOVE the flutter cape, it is so sweet and so easy. My favourite kind of gift 😉 The bike basket is also really cute & original.

  317. Rachael says:

    I love the rosette headband! Thanks!

  318. Jennifer says:


  319. Laurie Anne says:

    So sad to see it end! Thank you so much for putting this exciting month together…November is always a grey, cold and wet month to get through here in Ontario…this helped!
    I adore Disney’s flutter cape! and the bike basket is ever so sweet!

  320. Patchwork style looks like a great book!

  321. Addy says:

    I love all these ideas! Thanks!

  322. Alex says:

    such fun projects! i know a few kids who would appreciate them 🙂 thanks!

  323. christyb says:

    what wonderful ideas and inspiration, thank you so much!

  324. Paloma says:

    Love the bike basket. Thanks again.

  325. Laurie says:

    Thanks for such a great series of projects! I don’t know which one to start with. I may just have to write my favorites on a slip of paper and draw one out of a hat, LOL.

  326. HP says:

    I am so sad that today is 11/30. I wish November would last forever! Thank you for the month of projects.

  327. Katie B says:

    Cute bike basket!

  328. Kathy G. says:

    Beautiful ideas!!!

  329. Christy says:

    oh my gosh! I as so excited about all of the tuts today..the belt, most excellent, the bike basket had me gasping, and good golly I can find a home for each of those items

  330. marie beck says:

    that cape is darling, and the bike basket it is such a cute idea

  331. Megan P. says:

    Great ideas!

  332. Crystal says:

    All such fantastic ideas for school kids!

  333. Laura says:

    I love the boy belt and bike baskets!

  334. I love the bike basket!

  335. Jen says:

    How great are those wood dolls!? This is such a great series – I now have a list of projects to keep me busy from now until next November 🙂

  336. Rebecca says:

    Aw, I’m sad that this is the end (and that tomorrow is December)!

  337. Deidra says:

    Cookies for Santa…yum, these could become cookies for anyone.

  338. Vanessa says:

    Very nice ideas!

  339. Jess says:

    Omg. That no-sew ruffle cape is just what I needed. Thanks!!!

  340. Terri says:

    Love the cookies in a jar—great gift!!! Lovely tutorials as usual!!! Sad it’s almost the last day!!! : )

  341. Amber says:

    I’m so sad holiday gift month is over! With all the great ideas I got I better buckle down and finish these gifts.

  342. Holly says:

    What fun, thanks!

  343. Sophia Patterson says:

    This has been “sew” much fun! I now have a whole new binder with great ideas! Thank you!

  344. Sara K. says:

    Thank you so much for giving us all an opportunity to win these great books!! All of these projects you’ve shared with us have been great, in fact I’ve already started on some of these projects!! It’s been fun!

  345. Liz Taylor says:

    Great gift ideas for my kids! Thanks!

  346. Kati says:

    Love the boy belts. My son would wear a belt everyday if he could! 🙂

  347. beverly says:

    So great! I’ve been looking for a cape tutorial. Plus, the bike basket is so cute! Thanks!

  348. Jen B says:

    The rosette headband is so cute!

  349. Kristin says:

    oh no! I just realized this is the last day! 🙁 Sad! Loving that bike basket, though!

  350. Kristy says:

    What a fun series, thanks for all the great ideas!

  351. Susan C. says:

    The bike basket is adorable!

  352. monica says:

    Those doll accessories are awesome! Love the diapers and wipes!

  353. that bike basket is perfect for my son!

  354. Cayce says:

    i can’t wait to make the bike basket!

  355. Anya says:

    Great ideas! thanks!

  356. SewLindaAnn says:

    I like the wood dolls, it’s unique and would be great fun for kids.

  357. Chrissy says:

    Last Day! What will I do with myself now? Oh, perhaps work on all these projects I have loved! 🙂 Thank you so much for the series. It’s been fabulous.

  358. Emily says:

    The pretend and play doll accessory ideas are perfect for us – little one will be a big sister in April, so plenty of time to make everything from the bassinet to the wipes!

  359. Kim S. says:

    Rosette headband and those play accessories are so great. Thanks.

  360. Melissa says:

    cute headband!

  361. virginia says:

    I love the little peg people. Those will be so much fun for our plan city.

  362. Penny says:

    I’ve said it before and I need to say it again. This years Homemade for the Holidays, rocks, so many awesome ideas and tutorials out there and wonderful book giveaways to boot. I’m putting the Craft Hope book on my christmas wish list, don’t know where I’ve been but hadn’t seen that before today

  363. Chantal says:

    The bike basket is a great idea! Thanks 🙂

  364. Katie says:

    I am SO going to make that cute cape!

  365. Brigette says:

    The flutter cape and the bike basket look really cool!

  366. Christina says:

    I have a bazillion pipe cleaners lying around the house — time to make some spiral flowers!

  367. The rosette headband is so cute–I’d like one for myself!

  368. Beth says:

    My son needs a belt! Thanks for the idea!

  369. RedHen says:

    Perfect timing here for the boy belt tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this and all the other wonderful tutorials and links. 🙂

  370. Andrea Ryan says:

    soo many ideas

  371. Holly U says:

    Too sweet! THanks for the ideas!

  372. Jeanne S says:

    Love the wooden family of dolls. It makes me wish my teenagers were little again.

  373. Larissa says:

    I’ve got lots of littles on my list!!! Thanks!

  374. Hannah says:

    I’ve been looking for a good jar-cookie recipe. Thanks!

  375. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    The flutter-cape looks so cute. I can’t wait to try it!

  376. Tanya says:

    Great ideas!

  377. Morgan says:

    Cute, cute, cute! Thanks!

  378. Charmaine says:

    I am going to miss looking at the tutorials everyday!
    Thanks for a great month

  379. Pam says:

    Planning on making my 3yo a dolly diaper bag to match mine. Thanks foe the link!

  380. Carole Ann says:

    I love the little cape! Thanks for yet another awesome year of handmade holidays!

  381. D'Lane says:

    I know a little girl who is getting a package of doll wipes because she loves to use the real wipes on her dolls!

  382. Papgena says:

    I’ve been to make the flutter cape!!! And the pretende play doll set!!

  383. Tara H. says:

    My 13dd is making 2 of the baby doll diaper bags for her little sisters.

  384. Ramona says:

    That bike basket is so cute! The boy belt is great too! Thanks for a wonderful month!

  385. Megan says:

    elementary kids? i’d wear that rosette headband 🙂

  386. elana says:

    love the headband…that’s going on my list!

    i’ve loved this month of posts. thanks, guys!

  387. colleen says:

    I really love the books – especially the Craft Hope.

  388. chris says:

    Love the ideas – like the cookies in a jar!

  389. Gali says:

    the boy’s belts look cute.

  390. Beth says:

    I have been reading your handmade holidays posts with delight all month and never commented to win anything. But I thought I’d try on the last day. Thanks for the great ideas!

  391. Francoise says:

    Love the bike basket!

  392. Louisa says:

    I love the Rosette Headband. Thanks for sharing the link.

  393. Love the head band, cookies in a jar and the play set such great ideas!

  394. Su says:

    I think I may have to make that cape for me!

  395. Debra says:

    I have enjoyed all the tutorials!!! Thanks for sharing…

  396. Julia says:

    I might have to make one of the boy belts for my nephew! Great idea.

  397. Hilary says:

    love the headband and the doll set.

  398. Paula L. says:

    The Bike Basket is so cute! What a great idea!

  399. Loving this set of gifts! Those wooden family dolls are amazing!!!

  400. Andrea says:

    love the ideas for dolls!

  401. Mhairi says:

    Love the basket, I would have loved one of these when I was little. Love it.

  402. rochelle says:

    my niece would love the bike basket! thanks for sharing!

  403. Caroline K says:


  404. Jenny says:

    heading to buy pipe cleaners after i drop off my daughter at school!!!

  405. Andi says:

    I am so sad to see Handmade Holidays come to an end. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this month happen!

  406. Sonja says:

    Once again – a fabulous selection of tutorials! Thanks for sharing.

  407. Natalie says:

    Brilliant, I was planning on making baby doll accessories for my daughter and this link is perfect, thank you!

  408. Christina D says:

    I’m sad that this series has come to an end. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  409. Amy H says:

    I love this one! I think I will make the cape this week.

  410. Melissa says:

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

  411. wendy says:

    Thanks for such a great series, it’s just a shame it’s come to an end!

  412. Debbie says:

    Love the bike basket, my little girl would love one of those. The book craft hope looks gorgeous!

  413. Karen says:

    Love love love!!

  414. Gill says:

    My daughter would love the bike basket!
    Thank you

  415. Sarah says:

    Love the bike basket

  416. Flower Petal says:

    I love that bike basket!

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  417. Tara says:

    many gifts to sew! Great!

  418. Those belts really look interesting. I don’t think I ever saw anything like it.

  419. melissa says:

    This has been such fun – thank you so much!

  420. Deb Cameron says:

    Bike baskets and boy belts…has a nice ring to it! Perfect for the elemantary boys in my house! Thanks for a fabulous month, it has been AMMAAAAZZZING! Even if I don’t win anything, which I do have my fingers, toes, legs, arms and well perhaps every strand of hair if I could too…crossed, it was still an awesome amount of sharing of creative to dos! THANKS

  421. alcheme says:

    I love the bike basket!

  422. Janaina says:

    Everything is so preaty!

  423. Tanya says:

    Oh, thank you so much for this year’s Handmade Holidays. I won’t pretend I’m not mourning a little that it’s come to the 30th so soon. 🙁 🙁

    It was wonderfully and beautifully done — thank you, thank you!!!

  424. Catherine says:

    can’t wait till our little one has a bike and we can make her a cute basket! thank you for a lovely, inspiring month!

  425. Lixa says:

    I would have liked some boy ideas, as I have 2 elementary boys to make gifts for, and no girls this age..

  426. Cass says:

    Gorgeous little wooden people. 🙂

  427. Christy says:

    i love all the tutorials! So adorable!

  428. Sarah J says:

    Ooh I know just the person to make the bike basket for. Thank you

  429. Sarah McGrath says:

    Such a great month of ideas!

  430. Natalie says:

    Wow, December tomorrow?! Unbelievable! Love the cape and my little girl would too.. Thank you for such an enjoyable month, I look forward to next year’s list 🙂

  431. Louby Lou says:

    I can’t believe it’s the last day!! I’m gonna miss my daily dose of creativity!

  432. Louana says:

    oh I love that bike basket!

  433. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the belt tutorial, and thanks for a great Handmade Holidays. I am sad this is the last day of November!

  434. Penelope says:

    Oooh, such great projects! Thank you for the ideas and the giveaways!

  435. Paulina says:

    Bike basket is nice. It can be also used to carry something to eat or drink, so the kid can have more energy for biking :).

  436. Janette says:

    I love the No-Sew Flutter Cape!! I’ll have to make one for my girl this winter!!

  437. Valerie says:

    The Boy’s Belts look great!

  438. Andreia says:

    I loved the No sew flutter cape!

  439. Violeta Petrova says:

    I am defenitely making one of the boy belts

  440. Cynthia says:

    Neat belts!

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