Free Fabric Friday + Call Out for Handmade Holidays

on September 15 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 217 Comments

This week we were thrilled to receive the complete collection of Little Apples by Aneela Hoey! We love the autumn-themed novelties and fall colors. In case you missed it, check out the Little Apples Pillow tutorial by Thomas Knauer–it makes excellent use of the cute prints from the group.

Little Apples

Little Apples by Aneela Hoey

And in other news, we’re working furiously on our Handmade Holidays posts for November, as well as a special surprise for October. (You’ll hear about it soon.) We’re still gathering tutorials, recipes, printables and other contributions, but we need your help to make this the best Handmade Holidays ever! So for this week’s Free Fabric Friday, please leave a comment with a link to one of the following:

  • favorite tutorial published no earlier than November, 2010
  • favorite recipe for giftable food published no earlier than November, 2010
  • favorite printable published no earlier than November, 2010
  • favorite shop for great handmade gifts

We’ll draw six names to win one yard of fabric on Monday.

Also, if you have a small business and would like to contribute a giveaway to our Handmade Holidays prize list (see one of the lists from last year), please email with a link to your shop. We’re accepting handmade items and gift certificates with a minimum value of $25. We estimate we’ll receive approximately 2 million page views in November, so this is an excellent opportunity to promote your business.

Have a joyful weekend!

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217 Responses to Free Fabric Friday + Call Out for Handmade Holidays

  1. Sheila says:

    I love to give away homemade preserves as host gifts over the holidays, and here’s a great one: Although pretty much everything from this site is a winner. The tomato jam recipe has quickly become a family favourite!

  2. Cheryl says:

    The are the most adorable ruffled tops made from two inexpensive t-shirts. You will love them.

  3. Shannon says:

    Thanks for the give away. i am hoping to don my holiday presents with some handmade fabric bows as seen here…

  4. Lynnea says:

    I’ve saved this link to make these. They are adorable.

    What I like about these magnets is that my kids can make them

  5. Bethany S says:

    I found this tutorial at the beginning of the summer and LOVE this J.Crew inspired skirt with pockets. It’s adorable, not to mention super easy!

  6. This is too cute to resist!

  7. Amy says:

    I love my own tutorial for labels- a great way to wish others a Merry christmas by identifying the gift as handmade by you! –

    Also I use this tutorial for homemade vanilla-

  8. I just created a Huanukkah-themed tutorial! It’s a dreidel mug rug with a surprise pocket for hiding chocolate gelt. Festive and delicious!

  9. Cynthia says:

    Favorite tutorial: Alice in Wonderland inspired tutu

  10. krystina says:

    I hope I’m not too late to enter this! I love this site for ideas for handmade gifts, but also One Pretty Thing.

  11. Margarita says:

    Wow– so many wonderful tutorials! This reminded me to look through my own cache of saved favorites and I’m always looking for boy stuff!

  12. Eileen says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dana Made It’s Market Skirt Tutorial! I get sooo many compliments on the skirts and the pattern is so versatile that you could easily change your fabric choices for cooler weather!

    A couple of little gals will be getting these for Christmas!

    The fabric you are giving out would be perfect!!

  13. sara says:

    The “He’s All Boy” baby cap is the best! I can’t wait for my littlest one to arrive so he can be styling in it.

  14. Kristin C. says:

    one of my favorite sites for handmade gifts is freshie and zero- amazing and beautiful jewelry.

  15. Carol H. says:

    For crocheted items I love this site

  16. Sheetal says:

    my current favorite is this tutorial from Anita at Bloomin workshop for drafting a LeMoyne Star :
    what I really like is that she doesn’t just give you cutting/ measuring instructions, but actually walks you through the process of drafting too. Its teaching something that you can use and adapt in the future!

  17. Donna says:

    I just finished these placemats.

    Would it be ok for me to enter my own project from my blog?

  18. Steph says:

    My favorite tutorial is for a disappearing nine patch from Cluck. Cluck. Sew. I’m using it to make blankets, potholders, and bags for Christmas gifts this year. (I hope my gift recipients like disappearing nine patch as much as I do!)

    I’ll also be using one of own tutorials to (hopefully) make a whole stack of reusable gift bags.

  19. Kate Z. says:

    As a sewing novice, I found this cute tutorial very helpful, as I needed a pincushion that was quick and easy to make so I could continue practicing the basics!

  20. Kimberly F says:

    Love this Ruffled Tree Skirt from Prudent Baby.

  21. stacey says:

    I am following this dreden plate tutorial at the moment, using Kate Spain’s Flurry charm pack, it is turning out very cute!

  22. ohjennymae says:

    i just wrote a tutorial! for an easy and quick knit tunic!

  23. MarciaW says:

    I like this as a free printable download:
    OR this block for a patriotic gift of a quilt or pillow

  24. Emmmylizzzy says:

    As for homemade goodies, I vote for anything made with my great-grandmother’s pie crust recipe…

  25. SarahV says:

    My favorite place to shop is for the delicious yarn that has. I think she is fabulous and I love making my own gifts for the ladies in my life w/ her yarn.

  26. Michele says:

    Simply beautiful handmade gifts!

  27. Marge says:

    I’m into crazy quilting right now so my favorite tutorial is:

  28. SewLindaAnn says:

    My choice is from Craft Buds, the Upcycle Shirt to Purse tutorial.

  29. Erica says:

    Here’s one of my own tutorials which makes an easy and creative way to give a giftcard.

  30. Jennifer says:

    I think this will be my go-to gift for little girls this year:

    And I really like these stained glass stars on etsy:

  31. wendy says:

    So many favourite tutorials out there, this is not easy at all! I’m going for one of my own I think!

    Scrappy patchwork lavender hearts.

  32. Glenys says:

    My favourite shop would be in Etsy by Evangelione. She sells beautiful handmade dolls.

  33. Barbara says:

    I love this Infinity Scarf turorial by “The Cottage Home”:

  34. anita says:

    my favourite shop for handmade gifts is – it’s awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Chris Vanderstoep says:
    FAVOURITE!!! :o)

  36. Nicole Sender says:

    The fabric is great, would love to sew with it.

    My favorite gift recipe in the late summer and fall usually has zucchini in it. I like this recipe.

  37. Beth T says:

    This is my favorite etsy shop:

    The letterpress prints are absolutely charming. This counts as handmade gifts, no, since she creates them herself? We have one hanging on our wall, and have plans to purchase several more, for a grouping that tells where we’re from and what we love.

  38. Jennyroo says:

    One of my favourite sites for beautiful unique screenprinted shirts, dresses, and onesies for boys and girls is Green Goat on Etsy.

  39. Cecillia says:

    I used to have trouble with making zipper pouches but this tutorial makes it seem easy now….planning to make a few for presents soon.

  40. Stephanie says:

    I love the website As a stay at home mom, I find it to be an awesome resource.
    These are two of his printables: Tumble Bunnies

    and Memory Game

  41. Linda says:

    I like my own tutorial for some quick and modern blocks:

    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely giveaway.

  42. Kirsten says:

    I love this ‘Sweet French Toast Casserole’ from MaryJane’s Farm.

    It makes a great addition to brunch!

  43. Briana D. says:

    Love this giveaway! I just started an etsy shop called Two Bees Creations, with purses and notebooks and new things to be added soon!

  44. Kelly says:

    This is on my “to make” list:

  45. jen says:
    mermaid doll tutorial – although there is a link to a facebook page to purchase one for the non sewists

  46. Lindsay says:

    And please don’t count me twice for the giveaway, but here’s a recipe I remembered for homemade holiday marshmallows… a great giftable food, especially with some hot cocoa and a mug!

  47. Lindsay says:

    I love this tutorial for counting bean bags–great gift idea for little ones!

  48. delia says:

    I just saw this delish recipe for funfetti cream cheese muffins from Peabody. With red and green sprinkles, it would be especially appropriate for Christmas.

  49. Holly Atherton says:

    I always grab the Martha Stewart Magazine Christmas addition. It has some great projects and usually some good baking projects as well. My only problem is finding time to do the great projects before the holiday, I usually work out of the previous years issue to get started sooner! Then I have had a full year to think about making the project my own.

  50. Amy G. says:

    Honestly, I love most of the tutorials, but one that I actually made was this:
    And I made one for just about everyone I know…

  51. Candi says:

    my fave shop – every new baby i know gets something from here!

  52. Stacey says:

    What fun a little typo can cause : )

    I found this just the other day and can’t wait to make one.

    Great for you or a gift!

    This is part B of the tutorial so you can see the finishe product.

  53. tracy_a says:

    favorite handmade gifts:

    delicious gourmet handmade lollipos in unusual flavors – everyone loves them ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Andrea says:

    I made a bunch of super simple patterns for stuffed toys like a teddy bear, doll, giraffe, elephant, etc. Here’s the link:

  55. Andrea says:

    I just recently saw this cute hair clip tutorial and have it bookmarked to make some for stocking stuffers. I think I might use some as package decoration for my nieces too.…%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

  56. Candy says:

    This may be a fun thing for Moms and Dads to do with their kids, so the kids can make presents for the holidays:

  57. Darice says:

    I hope to be making some of these cute little zipper purses!

    Love the cute fabirc too…I’m just putting together my first quilt and I’d love the chance to make another!

  58. Kristin H says:

    This is a tutorial that I’m hoping to use for gifts this holiday season:
    I picked up a bunch of lovely lake stones this summer, and I have great dreams of making necklaces from them.

  59. Page says:

    I love the Starch Method for applique. It is sew easy!

  60. Nancy says:

    My favorite for all the kids on my list this Christmas –

  61. Ellen says:

    Any of Leah Day’s fabulous videos and tutorials on free motion quilting. A very pretty one is:

  62. Kati says:

    I’m loving these leather cuff bracelets, I’ll be making a few for myself and for others this holiday season.

    I’m planning on sewing the leather, not gluing, I think it will make them more durable.

  63. Deb Cameron says:

    This maxi skirt tutorial by Elle Apparel looks super easy, comfy and is great as maternity wear or not! Going to make a few of these for the coming months.

  64. AnnaPK says:

    It was just posted today, and it is on my definitely make list. What a great idea for entertaining little ones in the winter!

  65. Eve Grand says:

    This is a sweet gift bag tutorial.

  66. cheri says:

    These are so cute and great for gifting!

  67. Keitha says:

    One of the easiest, fastest and cutest journal covers I have found!

    I would LOVE to get my hands on that fabric!

  68. Diana says:

    Here are my appliqued baby blankets:

    Love the Little apples! ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. sarahfaith says:

    knit chevron baby blanket. i die.

  70. Sandra says:

    Yes please! I love apples and fall is just the season for some apple love!

    Here is a blog that I follow and love her ideas:
    This is for a cute skirt.

  71. Jessica says:

    I’ve been busy making handmade purses, totes, and bags for several gifts for this Christmas. Here are just two of the tutorials I have used:

  72. Wendy says:

    Little Apples is one of the best fabric collections that I’ve really liked in quite awhile–nice to see a fall color palette.

    This shop sells fun slips in lots of styles: great for moms, wives, sisters, etc.

  73. Carmen says:

    One of my favourite shops has to be Heather Louise’s Doll Farm. She doesn’t have a ton on sale right now, but you can see from her sold items ( that she incorporates quite an acquired taste and sense of humour into her work. I own two of her stuffed creatures, and I just love the vintage fabric, buttons, pendants and pearls that they wear!

  74. Kristina says:

    I found a really cute tutorial for boys’ shorts that I’m going to make for my guys.

  75. Kim N says:

    I like this for a quick dress:
    And this for a quick tote:


  76. Sheryl says:

    My favorite shop for handmade gifts is here:

    He makes gorgeous clocks from unusual wood, and many are retro designs. Fun!

  77. Jamie says:

    snack bags–so simple and soooooooo useful! Thanks.

  78. Jamie says:

    Here is a link to our blog with all of the yummy treats we made for gifts in December 2010. We provide one recipe and links to things we made, plus any modifications if applicable. Enjoy!

  79. Tia says:

    I love this Hanging Jewelry Holder… it’s good for more than just jewelry and great for saving space and it’s so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Jen says:

    I am really loving this fall banner idea! It would be great to do with my kids!

  81. Kimberly says:

    Love, love, love this bag!

  82. Christine says:

    This free tutotrial for a fabric necklace from brigitte heiland (aka zen chic / farbstoff) is my favorite for this christmas. It can even be made for children – and that’s what we’ll do this year -for aunties and grannies!

  83. i think my business is pretty awesome for handmade gifts…lol

  84. Fenna says:

    I absolutely love the idea of making flowers to decorate my sewing with–right now I love these :

  85. Nancey J says:

    I like Noodlehead’s boy wallet tutorial:

    It’s basic and simple, and I can use my polyester and wool pant scraps for the exterior.

  86. Anne says:

    Not understanding the November 2011 thing either so just giving you this addictive granola which is great for gifts:

    Here’s a post on it with some great ideas in the comments:

    I’ve given it many times, and it’s a great recipe for giving any time.

    Looking forward to reading all the other ideas too.

  87. Megan says:

    I really like this oven mitt tutorial, haven’t got a chance to make one though…

  88. Stephanie S says:

    I narrowed down my favorite tutorials to these top 3, lol.

    Faux Chenille Blanket

    Upcycled Onesie to Baby Baseball Cap

    Kid’s Messenger Bag

  89. Rebecca says:

    My favorite site for handmade gifts is
    I have bought several pieces of her jewelry and they never disappoint. Plus she is the nicest person you’ll ever meet.

  90. Alli says:

    I like this bustle backpack tutorial ( and am planning to make a few for Christmas presents. ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Well, here’s a little Christmas tutorial which was just published yesterday:

  92. Dodi says:

    Explorer bag – This is a lovely tutorial for fantastic functional children’s bag. I kind of want one for myself.

    Ladder beaded bracelets w/ video – These videos make this look easy. I’m making a bracelet for my sister for x-mas.

    Pattern weights – This tutorial finally gave me a reason to buy a Clover yo-yo maker. Though I used 3 stacked washers just a smidge smaller than the yo-yo. Love these. Fun to make.

  93. Amy says:

    My favorite etsy shop…

  94. Celeste says:

    Just came across this notebook-covering tute this morning and bookmarked it for my littles for Christmas:

  95. My favourite tutorial would have to be this, which will be my first quilt:

    I know Elizabeth has designed the quilt before Nov. 2010, but the pattern is updated like the url insinuates.

  96. Laura W. says:

    This is my favorite handmade shop:

    Such cute prints!

  97. Amy says:

    like others, confused about the date thing.

    My pinterest board is full of cute kid tutorials. I have so many favorited that this is just a fraction of what I could put out there. I am constantly adding to it!

  98. Carmen says:

    I really like this one: Wallet-to-Tote On the Go I need to make several to keep in my car for shopping.

  99. Emily says:

    My favorite tutorial is here:

  100. Tammy says:

    My favorite tutorial/pattern that I’ve used recently is this one: for baby gowns made out of t-shirts. My sister is due with a boy and I had my brother-in-law secretly send me some of his shirts. You can see my finished project here:

  101. Sarah R. says:

    loving this shop for kiddo gifts:

  102. Miranda McKown says:

    I think this would be a great holiday home decor project! The best part is you can use all your favorite fabric scraps in one place!

  103. rae says:

    love this fabric! i would leave a link but am a little confused about the dates asked for??? published no earlier than nov 2011?

  104. Margaret says:

    Here’s a great gift for the toddler(s) on your list… Make a cute little drawstring bag to go with, and they’re easily transportable.

  105. grace says:

    i’m guessing that you mean “no earlier than november, 2010.” anyhow, my favorite tutorial for a skirt is this:

  106. How do we link to tutorials that haven’t happened yet? (I’m sure I’m missing something obvious…)

  107. Kathryn says:

    Do you mean ‘no earlier than November 2010’ because we’re going to struggle to find ones published before November 2011.

    I love this paper bag skirt tutorial:

  108. Amy says:

    I recently purchased a wallet from the Etsy store Sew Technicolor ( The wallet is unbelievably well designed and well made. It pushed the shop up into my favorite shops for handmade gifts. Check it out for yourself. Especially if you’re in the market for a new wallet!

  109. Blossom says:

    Love the blog, and thanks for the all the giveaways!

  110. Jennifer says:

    I love all the projects at Just Another Hang Up, so it was really hard to pick just one! But I think this one would be popular here:

  111. Deanna says:

    Fave tutorial at the moment :
    I made one and it came together so easily and fit wonderfully.

  112. Jingle says:

    I’m hoping you meant no earlier than November of 2010, as November of 2011 hasn’t yet arrived! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a link to a fun tutorial I did last year:

  113. Kate says:

    Are those dates right? How can we post a link to something that isn’t supposed to be posted yet? Or am I missing something?

  114. Allison C says:

    I really like They have a great diverse selection of gifts from artists all around the world.

  115. christina says:

    My favorite shop for handmade gifts is Scampering Scotties on etsy! You can get your 4 legged friend a beautiful collar or leash!!

  116. Elizabeth says:

    Did you mean November 2010? November 2011 hasn’t yet happened…

    My favorite tutorial for making a custom T-shirt came from and I used it to make a little boy’s shirt for a friend. I made a German kid’s show character because those are not readily available out here in the US.

  117. Valita says:

    This fabric is adorable. I have not seen it anywhere near where I live sadly in a brick and morter store.

  118. Joanne says:

    Thanks for the chance to win great fabric!

  119. sara says:

    I love this shop:

    for handmade prints. The postcards are a great deal, too – you can get 10 postcards for about $16 (shipped to the US), frame them individually, and make great little gifts. Perfect for teachers, etc.

    Also for your tagging needs, I like

    Last year I used these: for lots of gifts, as alternatives to those generic snowman sticky tags.

  120. Michelle O says:

    Favorite tutorial: It’s Chasing Cotton’s Quilt Class 101. Bec explains quilting so well that I’m actually starting to quilt, when before I was really intimidated and didn’t think I could do it. The Quilt Class makes quilting easy to understand and approachable to anyone.

  121. Bethany says:

    I am a little confussed, sorry?!? I have some fun links that I would love to try this holiday season for the home, but it is before Nov 2011. In other words, there is no links to anything because it is not November 2011??

    for instance, I love this idea,

    I haven’t tried it yet, but is looks lovely!

  122. Rebecca says:

    One of my favorite places for understated holiday (and everyday) handmade papergoods is Orange Beautiful–

    She does primarily letterpress printing and her cards and calendars are wonderful. I am a little biased because she opened a shop about a block from my apartment in Chicago so I can see all the wonderfulness in person as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Totally worth checking out. Especially if you are sending cards, etc. around the holidays to people who are not particularly religious. Lots of simple, elegant and often very entertaining designs.

  123. Lisa says:

    This little apple fabric is sew cute!

  124. Samina says:

    My crystal ball’s cracked, so I can’t find any links out there to share that haven’t been published yet ;-p

  125. lorraine says:

    i love this fabric! i love the little apple trees

  126. deirdre_lyon says:

    My family does a Secret Santa every year, and I always try to make something really interesting – first, to match up to the gifts given that use the entire $100 price limit, and second with the hope that eventually everyone in my family will have something I made in their home.

    This year, I want to make a wreath:
    (Posted in May 2011, but I figured since Nov 2011 hasn’t happened yet, maybe it’s only supposed to be no earlier than Nov 2010?)

  127. I thought this was a really cute idea for storing those small tools that I’m always reaching for while sewing– scissors, ripper, gauge, etc.

  128. L says:

    I’m not sure how to leave a link for a post in the future?

  129. VickiT says:

    I think my favorite place for awesome tutorials of all types would have to be Bev’s site

    She makes things look so easy and has things for jewelry, sewing, and cooking. Great variety for everyone.

  130. I especially love her brooches featuring bird nests, and the sugar skull items.

  131. Katy says:

    I think you may have a typo here, as we haven’t reached November 2011 yet, so we can’t link up to anything ‘published no earlier than November, 2011’!

  132. Megan says:

    Um, I can’t link to the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you mean November 2010?

  133. Caren says:

    Hey, check out this Etsy shop for great quilted gifts!!!

  134. Erin says:

    I am always looking on Etsy to find some cute handmade gifts for people. There really are too many shops to pick just one favorite.

  135. Shannon says:

    Handmade holidays!

  136. Melanie T says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

  137. Stacey says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  138. Brie says:

    I really think this looks cute and easy.

  139. robot inside says:

    I love the little kids circling! ring around the rosy! glad I have some moula in my paypal today!

  140. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    I think the handmade baby/toddler belts from One Little Belt would be a great gift for a mom (my friend from hs makes & sells them). And they’d be a great accessory to pair with Christmas card picture or Christmas Eve church outfits!

  141. Molly Given says:

    My favorite, local shop for handmade gifts:

    You can even swing on the swing!

  142. Bethany says:

    Uhhh, November 2011? Are you sure?

  143. Melinda says:

    I am assuming you meant prior to November 2010 because November 2011 has not yet occurred. I love this purse at Sew4Home.

  144. Angela says:

    Maybe you meant November 2010? Links published no earlier than November 2011 aren’t out yet.

  145. Cheryl Korman says:

    Thanks again for a gorgeous selection of fabric.

  146. Tong says:

    I love these free printable labels, perfect for gift giving!

  147. Jessica says:

    I’m crazy about all the stuff Dear Lillie sells Her stuff is so super cute!

  148. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    My favorite tutorial right now is: The Sleepover Pillowcase, by The Cottage Home.
    It is so cute, I am making one for each of my nieces this Christmas.

  149. MissMary says:

    Best tutorial I’ve found–though you may get into licensing issues–is for a crocheted Yoda!

  150. Deb Joseph says:

    This fabric is adorable!I especially love the one where the children are playing “ring around the rosie” (or at least that is what they called it when I was a child;)

  151. Well, since November 2011 isn’t here yet, I can’t really comment with something that isn’t earlier than that, even though I’d love to share a tutorial I’m using for gifts this year. ๐Ÿ™

    But, I’ll share this shop that helps me to make the handmade gifts that I’m giving this year:

  152. Cayce says:

    great shop for handmade GREEN gifts:

  153. Kristin says:

    I found this great tutorial for leggings, and they only use two fabric pieces.

  154. Chrissy Espinosa says:

    I love this store! So many cute baby clothes, maybe one day I’ll venture into applique, but for now, I’ll just buy them here :

  155. Aeble says:

    For some little people on the list, I love this item: I know you asked for a shop, but I just had to highlight this poster.

    Now back to the fabric. Who does love this line? I especially do, but I’ve also named my blog the Danish translation of the word apple that if mispronounced in English, sounds like able. This fabric is on my “I definitely want some list.”

  156. Jess says:

    My favorite shop for handmade gifts would have to be – although all the shops found on are pretty fab! Its a dedicated handmade online website based in Australia ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Mary Claire says:

    This is a friends shop; she makes lovely purses, which I know I’d love to get as a gift!

  158. Lee says:

    I think these no sew fabric covered balls would be lovely in different holiday colors and fun to do! thanks!

  159. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Peppermint Crunch- Chocolate Chip cookies… yummy

  160. Asta says:

    I assume the above should read no earlier than November 2010. My choice is:

    I have not maid it but it looks very very cool. I even happen to have Flury fabric floating about somewhere.

  161. Katharine says:

    I think these snowflakes are one of the prettiest DIY holiday decorations I have seen!

  162. wendy says:

    I might be being really thick, but I can’t make sense of this. It’s September 2011 – how can we link to something made AFTER November 2011? Have I misunderstood?

  163. beth lehman says:

    Pinterest makes this easy for me!! Here is a great one by noodlehead; There is a circular version from the book Sewing in a straight line with a video on how to make it – these would be so fast and easy!

  164. Kate F. says:

    I love this ipad/laptop cover tutorial from Amy’s Creative Side:

  165. Ann S says:

    What adorable prints, so excited for fall!

  166. Kim Munoz says:

    Has the Cutest Jewelry and it make for a very unique gift!!

  167. Heather says:

    Handmade gifts – I like the jewelry and hair accessories in the Nomsa etsy shop. Also, guessing you want tutorial since November 2010 since November 2011 is still two months away!

  168. angela says:

    the link to the pillow tutorial actually takes you to a dress pattern and i don’t understand “no earlier than November, 2011” in the giveaway, November hasn’t happened yet!

  169. Ana says:

    At the moment I really like this portuguese crafter that has a shop on etsy:
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  170. Rhonda says:

    I am not sure if the tutorials have to be from your site or not but I have two “go to” tutorials: and

    I was horrid at zippers until I found the second tute and the first one is just a seriously hip bag anyone can love and now that I can do zippers (easily) I can make that bag.

    Thanks for sharing.

  171. Sonja says:

    Oh, sounds like you all have some wonderful things lined up for us this fall! I am so looking forward to it!

  172. Alice S says:

    I like these printable blank canvas gift tags. I plan to use them for Christmas gifts this year.

  173. Henria O. says:

    I like this tuturial for a Jersey Knit Dress with Ruffle Bustle!

    It’s amazing adorable!

  174. Sandryte says:

    I love these for gifts

  175. Loullabelle says:

    Favourite Tutorial –

    I am always inspired by an art tote – which is essentially a bag to carry around art supplies. As a kid I loved having paper and crayons, and this tutorial has to be one of my faves since you can cram so much creative goodness inside. Plus it’s denim AND it has bunting decorating the front – what’s not to love?

  176. Sarah says:

    Great fabric!

    My favourite recipe for giftable food lately has been Lemon and Passionfruit butter from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

  177. Gill says:

    I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on Aneela’s new line!

  178. angelina says:

    i would love this so so so much. love little apples!

  179. Sarah McGrath says:

    (Or perhaps it should read 2010?)

  180. Sarah McGrath says:

    Don’t you mean “no LATER than November 2011”? I don’t have a time machine so not sure how I can find a tutorial published no EARLIER than that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  181. Emily says:

    This is one of my favorite Etsy shops. Lots of hats and scarves (R2D2 is my favorite!), and anything here would make a great gift for the nerd in your life.

  182. xeirotexno says:

    good morning thank you for the giveaway!!! i hava many favorite handmade shops but today i will choose a e shop
    have a nice weekend

  183. “favorite tutorial published no earlier than November, 2011”
    I like your blog. I love your gifts.
    I want to win it.
    With love from Russia.

  184. Emily says:

    Okay – I’m really hoping you mean November of 2010, since Nov of 2011 hasn’t happened yet ๐Ÿ™‚

    This is the project I want to make for my daughter…

    I’m loving this tote – of course it could be the fabric I’m in lve with!

    Looking forward to your Handmade Holidays posts – they are always so inspiring!

  185. mims says:

    i’m assuming you mean things that were published no earlier than november 2010, in which case i love daisy jane’s printable from last december:

  186. Sarah Rothberger says:

    For homemade gifted clothings I love the new shop Thumb & Pinky.

    great little dresses, pants, and vests and even cute stuff for little boys.

  187. Kristy says:

    I’d love to get my hands on some of this beautiful fabric! My favourite tutorial for the past little while is for this lovely angel top.

  188. Kelsey Rose says:

    Favorite shop:

    Though I’m a little confused how to post a link by Monday to a tutorial, recipe, etc. that was published no later than more than a month in the future?

  189. Christy says:

    I am loving this tutorial right now for upcoming birthday gifts. I have never even sewn a zipper before and my first attempt at this came out fabulous! There was one tricky part to figure out that could use one more photo (sewing up the sides before making the gusset) but I eventually got it.

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