Every Friday in November we’ll share some of our favorite tutorials, fabrics, recipes, printables and shops to help you deck the halls for holiday cheer!

Make It

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We love the contrast and impact of this Snowflake Pillow from Amy at Diary of a Quilter. With canvas, fusible interfacing, red felt and a little time, you can create a flurry of snowflakes of your own!
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It’s impossible to resist these darling Snow Globe Soaps from Brenda at Alphamom. You’ll want to make a big batch!
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Hot glue, some favorite fabric and a cheap wreath base is all you’ll need to create a Scrappy Wreath to make your door festive throughout the holiday season! Emily shows you how at Piccadilly Peddlers.
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Turn old sweaters into new Felted Sweater Stockings for the entire family with Simone’s tutorial at Craftevolution.
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Visit Sandi at Portabello Pixie and look on the right sidebar for her Ribbon Candy Ornaments PDF tutorial. We love the color and fun these bring to a tree!

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Advent Calendar, Stockings from a Vintage Quilt, Quilted Tree Skirt, Wrap & Present, More Deck the Halls, Write It & Wrap It, Holidays at Home Part One, Part Two, Part Three & Part Four, Celebration Tutorials

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

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Buy It

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Keep things tidy and add a little holiday spirit with these Letterpressed Pub Coasters, designed and individually letterpressed by Julia of Red Bird Ink.

Mix It

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Ginger and chocolate pack a powerful punch in these little Gingerbread Truffles from RecipeGirl.

Print It

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Tricia of Trillustrations shares these big Gift Tags that you can download & print to add some cupcake cuteness to your next sweet gift.

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance to win one of these books! Visit our prize lists to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

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

From the Publisher:

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

By Lotta Jansdotter
(Chronicle Books, $29.95, ISBN: 9780811865470)

From the Publisher:

Beloved designer Lotta Jansdotter’s smart, organic design has earned her international acclaim. Now she shares her recipe for a stylish home: take a whole lot of Scandinavian influence, mix in a dash of flea-market finds, and then top it all off with expressive handmade touches. The result? An entirely fresh approach to home décor and contemporary living. In this lavishly illustrated book, Lotta shares her decorating secrets, design resources, entertaining tips, and family traditions. Tucked away at the back she’s included stencil pages and perforated recipe cards featuring classic Swedish dishes. Equal parts inspiration and how-to, this charming book shows readers how to create a warm home with elements of simple Scandinavian-influenced style.

Cherished Quilts for Babies and Kids: From Baby and Kid Projects to High School Graduation Gifts
By Better Homes & Gardens
(Wiley, $24.99, 978-0-470-56807-1)

From the Publisher:

Heirloom quilting and sewing are perennial favorites and continue to enjoy an upsurge in popularity as crafters look for more ways to hone their skills to make beautiful handmade pieces.

With Cherished Quilts for Babies and Kids, readers will find a stunning collection of 35 heirloom-quality quilting projects-5 of which have never appeared in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Every quilt is “quilter tested to ensure consistent results and the book’s convenient concealed spiral binding makes it a snap for quilters to lay open flat and follow along.

  • Full-size patterns for all projects, including a quilt diagram, easy assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations
  • Ideas and inspiration for making beautiful throws and bed-sized quilts
  • Beautiful full-color photographs of every project

Perfect for gift-giving to children from birth to high school-age, the projects range from crib- and bed-sized quilts to keepsakes and more.

Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps
By Sandi Henderson
(Wiley, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-53924-8)

From the Publisher:

Sewing with scraps is an economical way to make the most of your designer fabrics-as well as a fun way to use up a stash of your favorite leftovers for smaller projects. Michael Miller fabric designer Sandi Henderson holds to the adage “waste not, want not” to deliver a collection of innovative sewing projects that lets you make the most of bits and pieces of your beloved fabrics.

From a market skirt to a butterfly pin, from an embellished table cloth to hip hair accessories, Sewing Bits and Pieces gives you 35 sewing projects to make unique pieces that are perfect for gift-giving (or keeping for yourself)!

  • Features gorgeous full-color photography throughout
  • Detailed instructions walk you through each project
  • Sandi’s popular Portabello Pixie blog is read by thousands every day

Packed with tons of fun, innovative projects, Sewing Bits and Pieces will have you creating sewing masterpieces in no time.

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

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.