November 1 ~ Passion for Accessories

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It’s here! Welcome to our 5th Annual Handmade Holidays! We hope you enjoy the fun…

Do you have a passion for accessories? Is every lapel, bag and jacket in your home adorned with a little something extra? Today’s your day! These tutorials would also make great, easy gifts for others. Be sure to comment for your chance to win all of the prizes listed below. Happy Handmade Holidays!

Make It

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Tasha from Creation Corner shows you how to make these cute Pointed Flowers, perfect for headbands, pins and more.
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Craftiness is Not Optional is packed full of amazing tutorials. Jess makes it easy for you to create this beautiful Pleated Headband, and shows you how cute they are in cotton too!
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Kelli from Presser Foot created this Braided Belt tutorial for us here at Sew,Mama,Sew!; we think it’s lovely!
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Sachiko from Tea Rose Home shows you how to refashion a beautiful She Wears Flowers sweater. The flowers would be great with any number of accessories!
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Keight from Put Up Your Dukes was inspired to create a Braided Scarf tutorial to get you the same look she saw and loved in boutique shops for a lot less money. It’s easy!
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Georgia from Puking Pastilles did this Headband tutorial for Sew,Mama,Sew!. It’s easy, pretty, and the tutorial can also easily be made for adults.

Related tutorials you might just love: Sweet Baby June Cowl, Aflutter Hairband
Pattern & Tutorial
, Simple Ponytail Scarf, Sparkle, Embroidered Felt Brooch, Fabric Flowers, Boutonnieres & More

Bag a Day

There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.

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Sachiko from Tea Rose Home adapts some of the same techniques in her She Wears Flowers tutorial above for this She Carries Flowers bag tutorial. If you love the look you’ll love Sachiko’s tips and patterns!

Buy It

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One Little Belt sells real leather, faux leather and high fashion belts for little ones, from babies through 4T. This Boy’s Brown Leather Belt is just one of many favorites– It’s hard to choose just one belt to feature! A little holiday gold glitter belt? Yes, please!

Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Dena’s choice Beth’s choice Liz’s choice

Mix It

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Is it wrong to want to run out and buy everything to make Cake Batter Bark right this instant? Jessica from How Sweet It Is shows you how!

Print It

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Heather and Kate from Smitten Blog Designs share these sweet, free “Pretty Press” Labels for all of your gift tag/lunch box/love note/label needs.

Win It

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

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these books!:
Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know About Machine and Hand Sewing

Author: Sandra Bardwell
Publisher: Abrams Books, STC Craft

Sewing Basics is the ultimate encyclopedia for sewing at home. This thorough guide covers everything from choosing fabrics to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, fine-finishing, trouble-shooting, and more. Whether the sewer is trying to decipher the symbols on a printed pattern, line a pocket, work French seams, or fit a muslin, she’ll find what she’s looking for here, all precisely explained and illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step photos. Both for beginners learning how to hem and for more experienced sewers who need help mastering advanced techniques, Sewing Basics is an invaluable reference tool sewers will want to keep within easy reach for many years to come.

Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

Author: Robyn Chachula
Publisher: Wiley

This visual encyclopedia features step-by-step instructions for 300 gorgeous crochet stitch patterns, from basic stitches to cables, lace, textured stitches, mesh and filet crochet, fans and shells, clusters, puffs, bobbles, spike stitches, colorwork, and more. Each pattern is accompanied by a full-color photo and a chart. Every crocheter needs a book like this on her shelf— The content is timeless and will have a place next to the crochet hooks for many years to come.
Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia gives crocheters quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enables them to create their own designs or modify existing patterns with ease.

The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons

Author: Amanda Blake Soule
Publisher: Shambahla Publications

Many of us with busy families yearn for a slower and simpler life with our kids— One that is connected to the seasons and the natural rhythm of the year, one that has our children spending more time out of doors rather than in, one that balances out some of the busyness of our lives— the computers, the televisions, the cell phones— with a deeper connection to the Earth and an appreciation for and understanding of the natural world. The Rhythm of Family is a guide to living such a life for any family.

Following the course of a year through the passing of the seasons, this book explores the ways we can create deep family connections and meaningful memories through living in tune with the cycles of nature. From stomping around in mud boots in the spring to gathering around the wood stove in winter, our activities naturally change from season to season— From the rhythms of the seasons comes the rhythms in our homes, our hearts, our families, and our every day.

Growing Up Sew Liberated: Making Handmade Clothes and Projects for Your Creative Child

Author: Meg McElwee
Publisher: Interweave Press

Bring joy, creativity & learning to your sewing with fabulous kid-friendly projects.

Meg McElwee puts her signature sewing style into gorgeous children’s clothes and creative activity-focused designs. From simple clothing to toys, Growing Up Sew Liberated is packed with innovative, playful sewing patterns. Follow the structure of a child’s day with 20 projects.

Sew the Perfect Gift: 25 Handmade Projects from Top Designers

Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Quilters and sewists alike will enjoy this fabulous– and amazingly varied– collection of stitched and quilted projects. Brimming with design talent, the book features work by Kim Brackett, Linda Lum DeBono, Kim Diehl, Cynthia Tomaszewski, and many more.

* Stitch striking table runners, pillows, and quilts, plus stylish bags, practical totes, funky bracelets, a pincushion, upcycled projects including a cup cozy and scarf, and many other unique accessories.
* Sew, quilt, appliqué, and embroider gifts for the holidays and other special occasions.
* Choose from eye-catching designs that range from traditional to modern.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2010 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.

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  16. terri says:

    Homemade gift and cake batter bark = a happy friend!

  17. Jodie says:

    Ohmygosh! I love that headband and that sweater is divine!

  18. Oh my.. so many inspiring things to make!

  19. What a great way to kick off the month!! :)

  20. Madeline says:

    The braided belt tutorial is fabulous!

  21. Karen A says:

    These accessories that you have shown are great.

  22. Shawna says:

    Love all the flowers on the sweater! Lots of great ideas. Thanks for all the ideas and tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Wren says:

    I’m making a bag that suddenly screams for those pointed flowers!!

  24. Amy says:

    I love that bag from Sachiko. She has such beautiful things she makes. I also love Handmade for the Holidays. I think it was the reason I started following your blog. LOVE IT!!!

  25. Jodi G. says:

    I missed the first day but I’m glad I went back and took alook. So many cute headbands. The cake batter bark looks way too yummy! hehe.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usardoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. angelina says:

    love that scarf!!

  28. Elizabeth says:

    The cake batter bark sounds amazing!

  29. craftytammie says:

    i love the braided scarf and pleated headband! thanks for sharing!

  30. Cory says:

    I LOVE the braided scarf and the pointed flowers! I am so pleased to find this Handmade Holiday Tutorial list going again!! I found and made so many wonderful projects last year and I can’t wait to get going again this year!!

  31. Gill says:

    I love TRH’s Flower bag!

  32. mary jo says:

    I love the detail in the beautiful Tea Rose Home sweater!

  33. Elizabeth says:

    That She wears Flowers Cardigan is gorgeous!

  34. Rachel says:

    Love, love, love the braided scarf. Will be trying that one!

  35. Patti says:

    I am going to have to make the scarf for my step-daughter.

  36. marthaeliza says:

    Love the floral update to the cardigan!

  37. rp says:

    I <3 handmade holidays!

  38. SmilynStef says:

    The floral sweater and bag are amazing.

  39. Ingrid says:

    I love the flowered sweater and bag.

  40. ashley says:

    I am actually going to make some headbands today from these tutorials. I hope to have all my handmade gifts done by December.

  41. Mandi says:

    That sweater is amazing!

  42. Char says:

    I have to make some of those flowers!! sweet!

  43. adrianna says:

    Great ideas! I love the sweater!

  44. Kerry says:

    Yippee for handmade holidays!!!!

  45. Jennifer says:

    “The Rhythm of the Family” looks like a good one.

  46. Pauline says:

    Lovely post! I’ll be making a pleated headband for my wee niece!

  47. Amy says:

    Great projects; great giveaways. I love Handmade Holidays!

  48. Sylvia says:

    I also love the flower sweater. Would love to win one of the books, thanks.

  49. Deidre says:

    I really like the accessories with the braiding…..who couldn’t use a braided belt!

  50. Lynn Hey says:

    Love all the inspiration! Thanks!

  51. Jen says:

    Love the she wears sweater– thanks for this series

  52. amorette says:

    love the she wears flowers sweater! do i have time to make one for myself? no time like the present! and snack on some of that bark too…

  53. Shawna says:

    Love all the fabric flowers! Love Amanda Blake Soule and Meg McElwee’s books!! Thanks for this opportunity!

  54. Sherri S. says:

    Oh, that sweater! Wish I had time to run off and create one for myself right now! Wow…

  55. Cat says:

    I would love to win the Growing Up Sew Liberated as I just had a little boy 12 days ago

  56. Rebecca says:

    I have to add that braided belt and braided scarf to my list!

  57. beverly says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  58. Carrie says:

    I love those little tags. So fun and cute!

  59. Margaret says:

    I am totally going to make some of those braided scarves.

  60. Paula says:

    I love the Braided Scarf; and the tutorial is very good with lots of photos. It’s a great idea!

  61. Jessica says:

    My mom crochets all the time, and that book of crochet techniques would make a fantastic gift for her. The book of homemade gifts would make a fantastic gift for myself. :)

  62. Steph says:

    The pleated headband is adorable, and I love the flowers on the sweater and bag.

  63. Sydney says:

    I love love love the wears/carries flowers things.. So pretty!

  64. emilia says:

    really? soooo cute!!!! thanks

  65. ems says:

    i just love the flowers!!!

  66. wendy says:

    Just thinking tonight I need a stich encyclopedia!

  67. Katina says:

    Can’t wait to make the braided scarf for all my friends!

  68. Sarah says:

    I love all of the creativity here! My favorite is the “She Carries Flowers”!

  69. Sarah B says:

    So excited about the pointed flower tutorial! I have always wanted to know how to make those.

  70. MJ says:

    I’m trying to accessorize more and these are all fantastic ideas!!

  71. Nina says:

    This is a really good bounch of things to do.

  72. Kim T. says:

    love it!!

  73. Steph W says:

    OK, I’m “pinning” that scare right now!

  74. MarciaW says:

    Lots of good ideas – like the headband ideas for my grandnieces

  75. Amanda says:

    I love the pointed flower. And I love all those books. I’ve been wanting the sew liberated book for a while now!

  76. eleanor says:

    So many great ideas – I’m simultaneously inspired and overwhelmed!

  77. Jolene says:

    Love the flower stuff, especially the “She Wears Flowers”.

  78. HEATHER says:

    So cute. can;t wait to get started on my holiday gifts.

  79. Pam T. says:

    I love the flowers from Sachiko, Tea Rose Home! I’m headed there now!

  80. Great ideas! Loving all the flowers.

  81. I love you ladies, thank you for putting all this together!!

  82. Amy says:

    So excited that it’s Handmade Holidays time again! Can’t wait to see what else is in store for November.

  83. Cricket says:

    I am so glad it is Handmade Holiday time again! That Sachiko is one busy bee! I love the things she makes.

  84. Michele L. says:

    I’m always looking for new headband ideas for my two girls. Also that sweater with the flowers is beautiful!

  85. Jana Sterling says:

    Love the pleated headband. I’m making it for my niece this weekend!

  86. Amy says:

    I love the headband! So cute!!

  87. Cindy B says:

    Thanks for all the inspiring ideas. I am looking for to making the flowers!

  88. Love the flowers sweater, and I think I’ll need to make some of those pointed flowers as a gift for my cousin’s little girl!

  89. Alexandra O says:

    Love the headband my lil girl will love if I made it for her, she is obsessed with headbands.

  90. Mel says:

    What great ideas!!

  91. Maureen says:

    Pointed flowers are lovely.

  92. Colette says:

    That sweater from She Wears Flowersnis just darling! And no, its definitely not wrong to want to drop everything and run out and grab the stuff to make the cake bark…I feel the same way!

  93. Crystal says:

    Love the bag! Just need to get the courage to start one…and fabric. :)

  94. Jamie says:

    Those cake batter bites look especially tempting!

  95. Louisa says:

    I absolutely love the pleated headband tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  96. Melissa jones says:

    So excited for handmade holidays again this year?

  97. Penny says:

    Really love adding flowers to my projects. Thanks for new ideas.

  98. Lesley says:

    I love taking sweaters and cardigans that I am tired of and adding some fun touches to make them seem new again.

  99. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful surprise!
    Thank you!
    Kind regards from Germany.
    Claudia

  100. Betsy says:

    So excited about this month. What a way to start!

  101. Elizabeth says:

    The sweater is absolutely gorgeous! I’m loving all of the crafting inspiration!

  102. Melody says:

    Love the scarf

  103. Rachael Spencer says:

    I’m super excited about the bag a day patterns/tutorials!

  104. Julia Irene says:

    I love today’s post! Thanks for all the great tutorials! And thanks for a chance to win!

  105. Jennifer Powell says:

    Just stumbled across your blog and am very excited about Handmade Holidays! :)

  106. Natalie says:

    Yay hair accessories!! The brilliant thing about these projects is they are small so quick! X

  107. Ellen M. says:

    The floral sweater is gorgeous!

  108. Melissa says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  109. lee says:

    The headband is wonderful! Thanks for the generous giveaways!

  110. Sus says:

    Those pointed flowers are wonderful! So many great ideas…my mind is spinning…

  111. Theresa says:

    The “she wears flowers” sweater is amazing!!! My girls would love the headbands as well. Thanks!

  112. Nina says:

    Will definitely be referring to this – Thanks for the great tutorials

  113. MIchele says:

    gorgeous flowers on the bag !

  114. Angela says:

    That braided scarf seems so simple and easy to make, yet looks surprisingly stylin’. I quite like the yellow and gray combo on the original (overpriced) boutique version… might try to make one for my friend :]

  115. Nancy says:

    I tweeted about this event~ (cdaGifts)

    Thanks, Nancy

  116. Nancy says:

    Love the Sweater with Flowers!! Such a fun looking project!!

    Thanks, Nancy

  117. Fran says:

    I love these projects, the bag & the scarf are great. Thanks for such terrific tutorials.

  118. Beth T says:

    The sweater and bag are quite charming. But it’s late at night and I’m hungry–I’d trade both of those beauties for some of that bark. :) You cover all the bases, ladies. Thank you.

  119. Chacoy says:

    The pleated headband is absolutely darling and a great gift for the small and tall!
    I am going to make some of those for stocking stuffers!

  120. EmGabs says:

    I love the braided belt! It’s going at the top of my to-do list.

  121. Brooke says:

    Amazing sweater and bag! She wears flowers indeed.

  122. Lauranie says:

    hope I’m not too late!! I am sooo busy and haven’t even THOUGHT about the holiday sewing that I will need to be starting soon!! Thank goodness for Handmade Holidays!!!

  123. JenL says:

    Great accessories! My little girls love the flowers. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  124. Thanks for the these tutorials I’m looking forward to the rest of the month. The she carries flowers bag and she wears flowers sweater are my two favorites.

  125. Joanne says:

    That cake batter bark looks dangerously delicious!

  126. Carrie says:

    The flower cardigan is gorgeous!! I love the pleated headband, too.

  127. Kristy says:

    Accessorize! Such great ideas.

  128. Erica M. says:

    Sachiko’s flowers are amazing! So Beautiful!!

  129. Alana says:

    Wow great prizes! I love the bag!

  130. Kathleen says:

    So many sweet things! I think I will have to try the braided scarf tutorial and make one for me!

  131. Erin says:

    I’m SO excited for this year’s handmade holidays! So much inspiration here on the blog!

  132. AnnaPK says:

    I would love to have all of those books!

  133. lm says:

    I’ve got a cotton sweater calling out for some embellishment–perfect!

  134. Kayli S says:

    I love all of the great holiday gift ideas on this site. That belt is perfect for my best friend!

  135. CathyC says:

    cute!

  136. Mindy says:

    Cake batter bark? That’s a new one to me, but it sounds delishious!

  137. Jill B says:

    I love the pointed flowers! Now if only my daughter would grow enough hair…

  138. Kelli says:

    It all looks great, but you had me at cake batter chocolate bark. YUM!!

  139. YC says:

    Oh, thanks for the reminder to try making those fabric flowers!

  140. Sherrie Smith says:

    The pleated headband is adorable.

  141. Sarah B says:

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the handmade holiday projects!

  142. Beth says:

    I’m afraid to make that bark, because I’d probably eat it all…

  143. Deb Cameron says:

    Awesome tutorials, awesome giveaway! Loving all the gift giving inspiration …bring on more handmade holidays

  144. Angelique says:

    i cant wait to make the headbands as stocking stuffers for my girls, thank you!

  145. Vida says:

    I really like the braided belt and the braided scarf!

  146. wendy says:

    that cardigan is gorgeous!! must. make.

  147. Michelle says:

    Those items from Tea Rose Home are just BEAUTIFUL! Wonder if I could make some??? :-)

  148. Celeste says:

    That sweater is to die for–lovely!

  149. Love those little pointed flowers. So perfect as accessories on so many things. Especially that sweet polka dot one.

  150. Betsy M says:

    All of this is so lovely! Oh I need to take the time and make some of these projects!

  151. Sarah says:

    Sachiko’s flowers are beautiful

  152. Elizabeth says:

    What a great set of 1st day projects! I can’t wait to see whats in store!

  153. Melinda says:

    That pointed flower tutorial looks like a winner!

  154. nicke says:

    oh wonderful! i need a belt for my little boy… and my little girl also.

  155. Morgan says:

    I love tutorials like these — quick and easy! Thank you.

  156. Amanda says:

    I love making accessories out of scraps from outfits I make the kids….but then get really sad when my daughter removes the accessories and loses them in stores. fail. I will still make her that pointed flower though because it is too cute!

  157. Katiegirl says:

    Love the She Wears Flowers sweater!

  158. dansko sale says:

    I really appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thank you again

  159. Andrea says:

    The cake batter bark looks so yummy. I must try it this weekend.

  160. Rebecca says:

    absolutely adore the floral sweater repurpose! I have several sweaters that I am wanting to take to the next level and that is amazing!

  161. JJ says:

    That cake batter bark looks delicious!

  162. Amy says:

    love that scarf! this is one of my favorite parts of november each year! :)

  163. Jenn says:

    I love that little pleated headband, so cute and dressy and the same time!

  164. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  165. greta says:

    if I don’t win, i’ll end up buying all of it :)

  166. Southern Gal says:

    I love making accessories. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  167. mikomiao says:

    I really love that braided belt project!

  168. Amy says:

    I always look forward to Novembers on Sew, Mama, Sew! I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings :)

  169. Helena says:

    Handmade Holidays is my Favourite, sew glad it’s here!! Love the bag.

  170. Queen jellybean says:

    Wow. I stumbled across this blog a couple of weeks ago and have become totally addicted! The pointed flowers will make excellent little presents for my friends! Yay! X

  171. Cat says:

    such a nice month, november ! tis the season to be busy ! thanks for those great ideas and projects !

  172. Jodie says:

    Great list of tutorials. Will definitely be referring to this. Great books too!

  173. love today’s bag tutorial – thank you!

  174. Emily V says:

    The sweater and bag are gorgeous. I’d want to make them for me…hopefully that’s not too selfish. ;)

  175. Helen says:

    Lots of interesting reading in this post.

  176. Kirsten says:

    Oh man, I’ve pinned that scarf, but it’s a great gift idea!!!

  177. Dawn says:

    I love, love, love the bag!! So pretty!

  178. Carmen says:

    So excited for the 5th Handmade Holidays!! Thank you for helping me jump start gift making!!

  179. Prachi says:

    Thanks for sharing these great tutorials. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the month holds !

  180. bruinbr says:

    Wow! The flowers from She Wears Flowers look amazing! I love it on the bag too!

  181. Love the bag! Already some great ideas to get November started.

  182. Stacey says:

    What a great start to the month! Think I will make the braided scarf; such clever people out there thinking of these things!!

  183. Ballardquilter says:

    I love books

  184. Jens says:

    Thanks for the tutorials – I must try to make some pointed flowers right now.

  185. Christy Dixon says:

    Yipeee! I look forward to Handmade Holidays every test! Now if we could only start in June! I do usually start working from last year’s list around September to make sure I get done!

  186. joanna says:

    so glad it’s November!thanks for the ideas,lovely as usual

  187. Tammy says:

    Such great projects. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the rest of the month!

  188. Jen says:

    I love the pointed flowers and the pretty bag. Now I just need to gather ideas for all the boys in my life!

  189. Miriam says:

    Love the braided scarf tutorial! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  190. Alyssa says:

    The cake batter bark looks awesome! so does the cardigan tute!

  191. Charlotte says:

    Omg!!! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the month brings . What a great start! Thanks ladies:)

  192. Janet says:

    The tutorial for the braided scarf is hilarious! Thanks for sharing…

  193. Erin says:

    Great ideas and great books! Wow! Thanks Sew Mama Sew! :)
    Can’t wait for all the great handmade ideas this month!

  194. Lalani says:

    I’m dying to learn how to crochet…and can’t wait to see all your cute ideas all month!

  195. Tanis says:

    Yay this is my favorite month on here!! Growing Up Sew Liberated looks like such a great book, and I can’t wait to try the cake batter bark what a fantastic idea! So fun!! Thanks =)

  196. Kaz says:

    Awesome tutorials! There are a bunch I want to try out. Thank you!

  197. Julia says:

    the cardigan tutorial is adorable! I’m so excited to do some refashioning.

  198. Janet K says:

    Those flowers from Sachiko – so so pretty! Thanks for sharing the links!

  199. Kristi F says:

    Several of those books are already on my wishlist!

  200. Katie says:

    Hooray! I’m so excited for the start of Handmade Holidays!! :)

  201. Jennifer says:

    I have *got* to try the cake batter bark!

  202. Tong says:

    That pleated headband is so cute!!

  203. Janelle P says:

    Thanks for posting so many great projects! I am dying to make that braided scarf!!

  204. Nikki says:

    This is SO exciting, I look forward to this every year!!! Great start so far :)

  205. Megan says:

    Absolutely love that bag, and I’m so excited there will be a bag a day! I have so many friends I’ve had on my ‘sew something for’ list, and it’ll be great to make them each something different but still sort of equal. Thank you!

  206. Timmi says:

    Cake batter bark looks so yummy!

  207. Mare says:

    How sweet is that pleated headband? Oh and the bag!! What a wonderful start to the month!

  208. Sunny says:

    I would LOVE to win any of those books! :)

  209. Christina says:

    I just discovered this fabulous website – looking forward to reading many more posts!

  210. shana says:

    I love handmade holidays time! I look forward to seeing the new ideas you post each day.

  211. Mama Lusco says:

    Great ideas! Thank you.

  212. Libby says:

    Wonderful tutorials! Look forward to making the pleated headband to match a brown satin dress I am currently making for my granddaughter. Thank you!

  213. Casey C says:

    Great ideas!

  214. Carrie says:

    All the books look fun. I especially like the Sew Liberated. But all would give me inspiration!

  215. Robin E. says:

    It was Handmade Holidays that led me to “find” Sew, Mama, Sew three years ago, and I have looked forward to it ever since. This is a great start to this year’s. My daughters and I love accessories.

  216. Alli Forsyth says:

    I’m so excited for handmade holidays!!! I look forward to it every year…Thanks for providing it!

    Alli

  217. OH MY GOSH CAKE BATTER BARK?!?! That’s AMAZING. I could really use that Sewing Basics book…I need some formal instruction :)

  218. Jess says:

    So many great tutorials! I love the flower bag and sweater from Tea Rose. Thanks.

  219. Louby Lou says:

    *claps hands* Handmade Holidays! My fave blogging event of the year!!

  220. alisha says:

    The cake batter bark looks so delicious! I’m really looking forward to this year’s Handmade Holidays.

  221. I LOVE the pleated headband. So pretty! And I definitely love the accessories! )

  222. Carrie says:

    I’d be thrilled to win any of these books! Thanks for the giveaway.

  223. Lisa C. says:

    Love these tutorials…thanks for sharing!

  224. Maeve says:

    Lots of great tutorials! Such generous people willing to share their creativity with all of us! Thanks!

  225. Kari E says:

    Love these accessory tutes! Got to get going on a few tomorrow!

  226. Amy says:

    What amazing accessories! Hard to choose just one!

  227. Ginger says:

    These projects are great. I’ve been into Kanzashi flowers lately.

  228. Kara says:

    I love the pointed flower – I have seen many types of fabric flowers, but this one is really great!

  229. Shelley says:

    I’m so excited for Handmade Holiday month!

  230. Marci Girl says:

    Awesome! So many projects, not enough time!

  231. Beth Ellen says:

    I love the “she wears flowers ” sweater!

  232. Veronica K says:

    Thank you so much for a great site!

  233. Stephanie C. says:

    Love that braided scarf!

  234. Tabitha says:

    That bark looks soooo yummy!

  235. KerynL says:

    How I love all these ideas & the chance to win things that are hard to find here in Australia. Thanks!

  236. Jane says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials and chance to win a prize.

  237. Jenni says:

    Great ideas!

  238. Tabitha says:

    Super excited about this years Handmade holidays, especially since I am a newly single, unemployed momma! I could really use one of those books… either for my own use or for a great gift!!

  239. AmyB says:

    I love all the inspiring ideas – the braided scarf is especially clever!

  240. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Yay for handmade holidays! The kick off to my holiday season!

  241. Tiffany says:

    Oh man, I need that Sewing Basics book! (and a few of the others as well…) Thanks for the chance.

  242. Kelly says:

    Do we have to give the stuff we make away? I want to keep all of these things!

  243. Morgan says:

    Love that braided scarf!

  244. Jaclyn says:

    The braided belt looks like a fun project & the cake batter bark sounds dangerous!

    I love handmade holidays, always so many great tutes!

  245. Elizabeth says:

    I am so excited for handmade holidays! I have been looking forward to this all of October, literally counting down the days! Thanks for all the giveaways!

  246. Mirza says:

    Cute stuff! I love the month of November and visiting here everyday.

  247. Valerie says:

    My daughter’s have so many hair clips already, but what a great idea from Tea Rose Home to add them to shirts or bags! Thanks!

  248. Meghan says:

    I love handmade holidays! Great tutorials!

  249. Hilary says:

    I love the pleated headband.

  250. Ramona says:

    Well I sure wasn’t disappointed in Day 1! Love the braided belt and the braided scarf and of course the bag and sweater. Can’t wait to start to make some of them.

  251. Morgan O. says:

    Can’t wait to try the pleated headband and braided belt tutorials!

  252. Coleen Reed says:

    I just loved all the projects, especially the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration & I hope I win!

  253. Beth Mc says:

    I love the braided scarf and can’t wait to try it!

  254. Cake Batter Bark… Whaaaaat?! I’m pretty sure that just made my holiday list right there. Can’t wait to get started on my handmade holidays!

  255. SS Sews says:

    I really like the flowers on the sweater and the bag.

  256. Kristin says:

    That cake batter bark looks fantastic!

  257. Rachel says:

    Wow, I just love that plaited (sorry, am a Brit – cannot even type ‘braided’! ;) scarf. Think I know what many of my friends are getting for Christmas now….

  258. Lori Hudson says:

    This is the perfect idea. Now if I can just get started making it all!

  259. Whitney says:

    Last year I didn’t catch on to handmade holidays until mid november, way too late to make everything I wanted, but this year I’m starting early and I cant wait to make some of those adorable flowers! Thanks for the giveaway too! :)

  260. Amber says:

    Ive been excitedly anticipating the start of your handmade holidays tutorials since January and you did not disappoint, I can’t wait to make my niece some of these hair accessories! Thanks Sew Mama Sew for publishing such an amazing blog.

  261. Kami says:

    Loving the adorned cardigans lately!

  262. Samantha says:

    AHHH! That sweater– love………

  263. deborah says:

    Wonderfully inspiring! Love the re-fashions with the flowers. And cake batter bark? Yes, please!

  264. Stephanie says:

    More stuff to add to the list of things to do :)

  265. Shayla says:

    I love that braided scarf!

  266. Courtney C. says:

    The Cake Batter Bark. Amazing.

  267. Andi says:

    How fun! Time to get busy sewing!

  268. Brenda says:

    So many wonderful gift ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  269. lindsay says:

    I love all the handmade holiday ideas! I go back to the old ones during the year even when I’m trying to think of other gift ideas.

  270. Andrea M says:

    Lots of great ideas-the pointed flowers look quite cute! Would love to win the sewing gifts book!

  271. Charmaine says:

    I can’t believe it is already Handmade Holiday time again!

  272. Tara says:

    I’m so excited! I have been looking forward to this since last November!

  273. BekahM says:

    I have been counting down the days until the Handmade Holidays! My friends and I have a girls’ night planned in a couple of weeks for a night of crafting Christmas gifts, and I am sure we’ll get some fantastic ideas for you all! Thank you so much for organizing this every year. I can’t imagine the time that must go into it all.

  274. Teresa Wilson says:

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting Handmade Holidays 2011!

  275. TeriPlus4 says:

    Thanks for the tags download. Very cute. I am really interested in the “Sew the Perfect Gift”, I hadn’t seen this book yet.

  276. Heather S. says:

    What great ideas! I want to try them all, especially the sweater!

  277. Taryn says:

    My two-yr-old is obsessed with headbands and would love the pleated one–especially in pink! What a great idea!

  278. Jenn Lee says:

    Those pointed flowers and that braided scarf will make fantastic gifts! Thank you!

  279. I love the pleated headband! Adorable!

  280. Kate says:

    Love the headbands. Thanks to everyone involved for the inspiration to produce more handmade gifts. Bring on the gift giving!

  281. I love the pleated headband and the bag! :) So excited that Handmade Holidays is finally here!! Yay!

  282. Crystal says:

    What a great start to the month! I love the little girl headbands – great for the granddaughters :) Thank -you, thank – you!!

  283. Brita says:

    I’ve been looking forward to the Handmade Holidays posts. What a great first day for ideas. Thank you.

  284. Mel says:

    Love the pointed flower tutorial – just the idea I needed for my daughter and nieces.

  285. jackie says:

    each year you have so many great ideas! thanks!

  286. briana says:

    Yes! So excited for another round of handmade holiday!!! I’ve used tutorials from it like 3 yrs in a row now. love love love it. All of those books look great!

  287. Elaine says:

    I love the pointed flowers tute! I’ll be making some of those as hair clips for my friends who have little girls!

  288. Ellu says:

    Oh, so lovely things to win, I cannot but try my luck!

  289. MC says:

    I’m very excited for this year’s Handmade Holidays. Thanks for all the work you put into this every year!

  290. Kate says:

    I think I could make about a million of those flowers for all the little girls I know. So cute!

  291. Jamie B. says:

    Great tutorials! Thanks for putting this together.

  292. Stephanie says:

    I’m looking forward to this month of handmade goodness. Thanks for the chance to win great prizes.

  293. Lynne says:

    I love the Handmade Holidays projects! The only problem I have is that I usually want to make all of them and, obviously, don’t have the time. I particularly am smitten by the flower embellished cardigan and tote bag. Gorgeous!

  294. Adrienne says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! It makes November my favorite month of the year!. Love the sweater and the pointed flowers, and the scarf…can’t wait to get started on my Christmas crafting!!!

  295. Miranda says:

    What a great bunch of tutorials, I’m going to have to check them out!

  296. Serendipity says:

    WOW! What a diverse group of projects! Now my only problem is, which do I attempt first????? Love it and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the month!!

  297. Very neat! I have that flower tutorial saved and *still* haven’t tried it yet. :P Need to do that! ;) Been wanting to brave the cake batter bark too! :D

    Those books look so fun! Would love the crochet stitches or the sew gifts book! :) Cute!

    ~Miss Rachel~

  298. Darcy says:

    Wow – that sweater and bag are just gorgeous! Going right now to look for a sweater in my closet to re-make :-)

  299. krystina says:

    It’s here! It’s here! I’m very excited.

  300. VickiT says:

    OH gosh, what to comment on first! SO many awesome things; that pleated headband is super cute and the ‘she wears flowers’ sweater and purse to die for, wow! The pointed flowers are something I’ve been meaning to try for a number of months now. I love the look of those. Very cool.

    I’m in awe of all the wonderful people sharing such great tutorials online. I don’t know how they find time to do them with all the stuff there is to see. Thank you for making this list of even more to see all in one spot. This really does help and shows things we may not have seen before.

  301. Heidi Anderson says:

    I am so excited for handmade holidays 2011. This officially kicks off my holiday season and i can’t wait to see what other inspiring tutorials are waiting for me!

  302. Natalija says:

    Such wonderful ideas! Love that bag.

  303. Galatina says:

    lovely tutorials and what a gorgeous bag

  304. McKenzie says:

    Great tutorials to start the month out with!

  305. Nancy says:

    Totally amazing post. LOVE the headband. Thanks for the giveaway, you guys rock.

  306. Stacy says:

    The She Wears Flowers sweater is amazing!

  307. Jayme says:

    Definitely want to try the flowers! I love November!!

  308. Michelle B says:

    How over-the-top is it if I wear all of these things at the same time? Beautiful projects!

  309. Sarah says:

    Yay Handmade Holidays! I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful ideas!

  310. Becky says:

    Love all the great accesories!

  311. Theresa says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some headbands.

  312. Melissa Ann says:

    I’m so excited about the flowers on the cardigan refashion. I’m totally using them for making some newborn photography headbands for my business!

  313. Melanie says:

    I am so excited Handmade Holidays is back! Can’t wait to get to work!

  314. Rita says:

    I love the cardigan too. I’d like to try that for my daughter, who just learned the word “flower”.

  315. Christy says:

    Whoohoo, I love being so inspired this time of year! Really liking those flowers!

  316. Jennifer says:

    I am in LOVE with the cardigan refashion. It’s absolutely amazing!

  317. chibidani says:

    So, I’ve been on a headband kick for the last week and a bit, so this post is great! :)

  318. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    I love Sachiko’s work! Beautiful options today!

  319. Alli says:

    The braided scarf is so cute! If only I lived where I needed to wear them…!

  320. Sherly says:

    I love the braided belt! Hope to win a prize, too :)

  321. Meghan says:

    I’ve been counting down the days for this to start. I love the cake batter bark and pleated headband ideas!

  322. DawnMarie says:

    I love these items! They are now on my list (or at least my pinterest board!). So excited to see Keight’s scarf, too. That’s been on my list for a while.

  323. susan mzf says:

    can’t wait to try those flowers – so pretty!

  324. Kristy says:

    LOVE the little girl hair accessories, I am trying to make them to accompany the skirts I sew for the girls and am happy to have some new ideas!

  325. Debbie says:

    I really like the flower tutorial. And, who doesn’t like a new recipe for chocolate bark?

  326. crystal says:

    Yay! I am so glad it’s time for handmade holidays again! thanks for the awesome giveaways all month long!

    crissybell17 (at) gmail (dot) com

  327. Kayla says:

    So excited! Definitely going to be making some flowers in the near future

  328. Jennifer N says:

    I was just thinking about making belts this morning, and there’s a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing all of these great ideas.

  329. Silvia says:

    Love the Braided Scarf! It’s perfect! :)

  330. Liz says:

    Great tutorials, again! :D I love Handmade Holidays!

  331. Ingrid says:

    I am soooo making that braided scarf for my sister this year. I went a little nuts at Goodwill recently on jersey so I have an ample stash. Is it the kids’ bedtime yet? I’m ready to get cutting.

  332. Irelle B says:

    Love the flowers on the sweater and the purse. I need to get busy!

  333. Liz says:

    What a great group of products and ideas!

  334. Jenn says:

    All of those books look great!

  335. Jen says:

    I want a book, especially the crochet stitches or sewing basics!!!

  336. BeccaMcK says:

    Wow. Love the sweater with the Flowers on it. So Beautiful. Already printed the sweet tags. I also seem to need tags and never have them. Yeah!

  337. Crystal says:

    Oh! Cake Bark, that looks delish! I hope I win one of your super fantastic books…

  338. Kati says:

    Love that pleated headband! So cute!

  339. Cindi C says:

    Thanks again for putting this series together. I look forward to it every year. So many different things to look at and choose. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the month has to offer.

  340. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  341. Shannon says:

    You guys run an awesome handmade holidays!

  342. Beth T says:

    Hip, hip, hooray for Handmade Holidays! It’s day one, and already my list of things you’ve shown that I love is long! Thank you for inspiring so many exclamation points.

  343. Gina Shelley says:

    She Carries Flowers bag tutorial is well written with plenty of pics. I am putting this on my ” to do” list!

  344. Alyssa says:

    Ooo, the She Carries Flowers pattern is SO lovely! It’s a perfect gift because I could customize it for every lady on my list. Definitely going on my list for next year’s handmade gifts…

  345. Liz says:

    Definitely making one of the braided scarves for my sister for Christmas! Maybe even my Mom and MIL too! I think I already have the perfect fabric for it in my stash too!

  346. Courtney says:

    Such inspiring ideas! I will definitely be making cake batter bark one day soon — yum!

  347. Addy says:

    I love Sachiko’s blog and would love to try her embellishment ideas!

  348. Tiara says:

    Love all of these books and projects, hard to pick a favorite!

  349. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    Ooooh Cake Batter bark! I’m considering waking a sleeping baby so I can go out and buy the ingredients now!

  350. Christina G. says:

    I love all the flowers, and the braided scarf The little boys belt too… Fun stuff!

  351. Lisa says:

    I especially love the pointed flowers. They are so versatile and fun looking!

  352. Penni Hill says:

    I love the ideas in this post – especially the fabric flowers. Thank you so much for your blog. Each year I greatly look forward to Handmade Holidays!! – So inspiring!

  353. Those headbands are so cute! Can’t wait to try some for my daughter for Christmas!

  354. Allison says:

    Yeah! I look forward to handmade holidays every year! So glad it’s starting.

  355. Kristin H says:

    So many cute ideas! I love the labels especially.

  356. ~T~ says:

    What sweet flowers! I have a sweater that needs help, too.

  357. jessie says:

    i need more nieces to make pleated handbands for–so cute!

  358. Dana says:

    Any of these books would be a great addition to my library! :)

  359. Jessica H says:

    I love She Wears Flowers. Gorgeous.

  360. Amy says:

    Ok, I am now obsessed with the cake batter bark!

  361. Molly Martin says:

    I have a cardigan in desperate need of up-cycling….the flowers are it!

  362. Diana says:

    Love the accessories! They are great ideas for friends with little girls! (I have a few who are crazy about bows!) Also, really love the handbag, maybe I’ll make that for myself! haha

  363. Cindy Thierry says:

    So glad it’s November. I love, love, love all the creative gift ideas that are consolidated on this site. Thanks!

  364. Megan says:

    I really love the scarf. I think it is something my typically picky, not-so-girly, sister-in-law would wear! OH this is my favorite time of year with all of the tutorials!

  365. julia carter says:

    I love this, definitely going on my to do list…..

  366. I sure would like to mix up some of that bark. Cake batter bark sounds amazing!

  367. Kristin says:

    Cute stuff!

  368. Lorrie says:

    I love that braided scarf! What a great line-up of accessories.

  369. Eve says:

    Oh man! I love the handmade holidays series. Keep up the good work.

  370. Sarah Smith says:

    Handmade Holidays time! My favorite time of year!!

  371. Miet says:

    I really like the pointed flowers and the headband. Thanks!

  372. Jana says:

    Hooray! I have looked forward to Handmade Holidays for the several years and actually thought about it yesterday, hoping that the tradition would continue again this November 1! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful holidays ideas here (as well as for the great tutorials shared over the last month).

  373. Jane says:

    wow – these are all such great books! thanks for the chance to win. :)

  374. Sam says:

    What a great start! Love, LOVE, the flower bag, but I also love the plaited belt and scarf.

  375. kathyh says:

    I can tell I am about to derail today’s plans and go make headbands instead.

  376. Trina says:

    I love the flower sweater! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Forget gifts- I’m making one for myself.

  377. Kate says:

    That cake batter bark looks evil – I want to try it! And the pointed flowers are beautiful.

  378. Doris says:

    I really like the headband idea–great!

  379. Kim Stanfield says:

    Love the Pointed Flowers!! How many uses ~ bags, shirts, headbands, quilted placemats, ~ oh, I could just continue!!

  380. Sarah says:

    I love accessories! I am so excited for this month of Homemade Holidays, and all the great prizes.

    Sarah

  381. Jennifer says:

    I love the cardigan. I keep seeing it and thinking I’m going to try it!

  382. Sharon Meek says:

    What a great idea. I am loving this. Hand made gifts for Christmas here we come!

  383. Michelle H says:

    Wow, great start to the Handmade Holidays! Love that braided scarf.

  384. thea says:

    I have been looking forward to November 1 just for Handmade Holidays!! Thank you for doing this each year – my gift giving is heavily influenced by these posts!

  385. Anita says:

    I love the headbands. I want to make some for my girls.

  386. April says:

    This blog makes November so much more fun. I like Handmade Holidays better than candy.

  387. amber says:

    several of these books are on my book list! would love to win one!

  388. Jennifer Hayden says:

    Just came across your blog today and found a dozen projects I want to do!! Love it!!

  389. Rhonda S. says:

    Finally! November is here! I love the pointed flowers and the refashioned sweater!

  390. Sonya M says:

    pinned the bark recipe!

  391. Kayla says:

    I would love to have these to put in my hope chest!

  392. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Loving all the great tutorials!

  393. Jennifer says:

    Great start to Handmade Holidays! Now if only some of that cake batter bark would magically appear….

  394. Melissa says:

    Yay for Handmade Holidays!!!

    I love the “pretty press” labels. They are too cute.

  395. Georgia says:

    Gaaahhh! I’m so happy right now. this series is going to be my favorite thing. ever.

  396. Fenna says:

    love how simple the pointed flower tutorial is but how pretty it looks when done!!! Thanks for having an awesome giveaway!

  397. LisaVH says:

    I want to make a basket of those pointed stars! Super cute.

  398. Bridget says:

    Is this just one day of handmade holiday!? I may need to take vacation from work so that I can keep up with all of the darling accessories!

  399. Jessica says:

    I can’t believe Handmade Holidays is already here! I always get the best present ideas from here!

  400. Rebekah says:

    I’m excited about the handmade holidays series and the books look wonderful, I would love to win one!

  401. Abby says:

    Those printed labels are so adorable! They inspire me to make something similar in holiday colors for Christmas.

  402. Stacey says:

    Love that Rhythm of a Family book. Such a neat idea.

  403. Angela B. says:

    Love your Handmade Holidays! Many Christmas gifts come from this list each year! Thanks for doing this and thanks for the chance to win!

  404. Somer says:

    Great ideas, thanks.

  405. ampersandebeth says:

    I always look forward to November & your hand-made holidays posts! So much inspiration! Thank you for putting it together!

  406. Genevieve Wheaton says:

    I have several little girls in my life who would look adorable in those pleated headbands!

  407. Brie says:

    AN amazing selection of books! I would love to have any of them in my library!

  408. Mhairi says:

    Cake batter bark – YUM!!!
    I am loving the headbands and the flowers. Really looking forward to the rest of the month now.

  409. Deanne Johnson says:

    Like the braided scarf tutorial. I have a daughter who loves her scarves, and this one should be a big hit.

  410. Christine says:

    The pointed flowers are so pretty. And, a good site to noodle around. Thanks for the pattern.

  411. Mina says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I would be happy with any one of the books.

    Looking forward to Handmade Holidays 2011.

  412. kristin says:

    love the pointed flower tutorial!

  413. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    I can’t wait to sew all month and be ready for Christmas!

  414. Barbara says:

    I’m so glad that Handmade Holidays is back!

  415. Heather L says:

    What great ideas here! Love the hair accessories…and those flowers on the sweater and bag are to die for chic! Thanks!

  416. Carmen says:

    Love the refashioned sweater! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  417. HeartOSunshine says:

    Love the accessories! Thanks!

  418. The headband will be adorable on my daughter!!

  419. Katy says:

    Those pointed flowers are so cheerful – I love them!

  420. Oh, the tutorials are great, I love this time of the year, and the Amanda Soule book, great, I hope to get lucky.

  421. Andrea says:

    What great ideas! Love it!

  422. Cari says:

    Love the flowers! So many cute things. And cake batter candy bark…yum!

  423. Joan Kolbaba says:

    I am soooo inspired for this holiday project list. Thank you. Joan

  424. Jess says:

    I *WILL* be making that braided scarf. Stat. LOVE LOVE LOVE SMS Handmade Holidays!

  425. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    I made myself a headband this summer with Georgia’s tutorial but I think I need to make myself a more wintery one soon!

    And what adorable belts from One Little Belt!’

  426. Mikaela says:

    Very cute, love the headband in cottons.

  427. stephy says:

    Oh, I like that pleated headband!!

  428. Stacy says:

    I absolutely love the braided scarf. I must make one for myself, uh I mean as a gift.

  429. Sarah K. says:

    Gorgeous projects! I love doing accessories because they’re so fast and easy. I’m in love with the pleated headband. I’m definitely going to have to make one, but I’m not sure that it will make it into the gift pile…

  430. sarah says:

    oh my, I’m going to check out that flower cardigan tutorial right now…

  431. Clara says:

    These accessories make me wish I had a little girl. Thanks for including the belts for little boys!

  432. Hashi says:

    Yay! It’s November!
    Sachiko’s cardigan is so lovely!

  433. Jess says:

    Ooh, I love the She Wears/She Carries Flowers items!!!! Also, you had me at “cake batter bark,” LOL!

    Jess

  434. Alina Rodgers says:

    I love the braided belt. It’s neat. And all these books? Hope that I will win one of them this time. I love to read! Thanks for the chance.

  435. Louise says:

    I’m always looking for new ideas for handmade gifts. You’re blog is the best

  436. natasha says:

    I can’t wait to get started! Thank you SEW MAMA SEW for making my life easier!!!

  437. Tsigeyusv says:

    Some of those ideas are just marvelous. I’d never buy such an embellished floral sweater ($$$$), but to make one? AWESOME!

  438. Mary says:

    Sachiko’s sweater and bag our so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them!

  439. Melanie T says:

    Great lineup! Still hoping to get the Rhythm of Family book. Love the Soules:)

  440. Kristy K says:

    I love the flowers on the bag!

  441. Amy says:

    Ah, my favorite month of the year! Great start to the series!

  442. Brianna says:

    I have been seeing that braided scarf all over Pinterest. It’s so cute, and who knew it was so simple? Looking forward to this jam-packed month of tutorials and ideas!

  443. Beth says:

    I love the pleated headband. It would look great on adults as well as children.

  444. Julie says:

    some great gift ideas in here today.

  445. Coralee says:

    oooh! so excited that it’s November – you guys are the best!

  446. Corin says:

    I love the beaded headband and I need that Sewing Basics book.

  447. Suzanne says:

    I’m intrigued by the bag and excited about the lineup of accessories. thanks for the post!

  448. Megan Saillant says:

    I needed a hostess gift for Thanksgiving and this Chocolate Bark will be just the thing! Thanks!

  449. Julia says:

    Oh my! You did not dissapoint this morning :) Prety sure I have just the sweater to cover in those flowers, too.

  450. Bobby says:

    Oh my! I love these! I am always looking for new flowers to make with all my scrap fabric. Love it!

  451. Jen says:

    So many great handmade items! Love the pleated headband.

  452. Emily says:

    I love those pointed flowers. Thinking of many things they could adorn. :)

  453. Melanie says:

    That cake batter bark is calling my name!

  454. Amy says:

    I just moved into a new home and haven’t seen my sewing supplies in months. I’m hoping this month you’ll get me motivated to set up a sewing nook and get crackin!

  455. Kendra says:

    Hooray! I’m so excited for a whole month of Handmade Holidays (and downloading those cute printable labels right now)!

  456. deb says:

    So excited. I see headbands in the future for my grand kids

  457. Meg says:

    Thanks for posting all these tutorials! :)

  458. Hayley P says:

    Love this time of year! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  459. Sandra :) says:

    I particularly like the flowers (perfect for embellishing zipper bags, totes, hair accessories and even sweaters!) and the pleated hairband (I would also use that pleated band to decorate a pocket or a zipper bag)- thanks for the great links and the chance to win a lovely book!

  460. Heather says:

    So many fun ideas! I’ve been checking out the previous years ideas,too and I’m so inspired!

  461. Anne Marie says:

    Such lovely items – love the pointed flowers.

  462. Jan says:

    Lots of great project ideas today! It’s hard to decide what I want to try first. Thanks!

  463. Liz Devens says:

    What a great round up of tutorials! I’ve been on a fabric flower making kick lately so I will definitely be trying out a few of these!

  464. Brigette says:

    The flowers on the bag and sweater are so sweet! The labels and the cake batter bark also call my name.

  465. Cayce says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these tutorials! YAY for November!

  466. I love accessories….thanks for a great list. Oh and I am in love with the braided scarf. Finally, I appreciate a “bag a day” great fun!!!

  467. Julia says:

    Yay for handmade holidays!

  468. Deanna says:

    Sachiko is amazing! I want to make every project of hers that I see.

  469. Rebekah says:

    Thanks for these great tutorials! I especially can’t wait to make the braided scarf!

  470. Karen says:

    Love these accessories – these would be so fun to add to gifts.

  471. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    The pleated headband is precious. Thank you for sharing so many great tutorials!

  472. amy says:

    I admit to not being hugely passionate about accessories but I do have my eye on a few of those books. ;) I love Sachiko’s flowers though and would be thrilled if someone gave me that bag!!

  473. Kelsey D says:

    So cute! I’m so excited for Handmade Holidays Month!

  474. alison c says:

    woop woop Handmade holidays are here! I love this series it is always so inspiring!

  475. Cara says:

    Oh boy – I see some ribbon flowers in my future.

  476. Maureen says:

    I just love the headband with the pearls. My oldest is gong to want one in every color

  477. Christina says:

    You guys have done it again–these are perfect! Especially loving the pleated headband.

  478. Alicia says:

    I love handmade holidays! Thanks for putting together such a great group of tutorials!

  479. Libby says:

    This is my favorite time on SMS. So inspiring! I love the Sew Pretty Gifts book. Thanks for doing this!

  480. monica says:

    Love the “She Wears Flowers” tutorial and can’t wait to see what else the month has in store!

  481. Kay says:

    I’m so excited that it’s time for handmade holidays! I love the ideas each year and use the tutorials throughout the year!
    Thanks, SMS! :)

  482. Wendy D. P. says:

    Hooray! I love Handmade Holidays time! I definitely see that headband and braided scarf making their way to my to do list!

  483. MissMary says:

    My challenge with accessories is knowing when to stop… and go by the rule, “When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.” ;-)

  484. Erika says:

    great projects. That flowered cardi and bag are amazing!

  485. Angie says:

    Another great start to Homemade Holidays! Looking forward to this year!

  486. Jennifer says:

    I love those flowers!! And the braided scarf!

  487. Jayne says:

    There are several of these tutorials I would love to make and will make! Sooo Great! Sew the perfect gift and Sew Liberated are my favorites and would love to get my hands on those books!

  488. Asta says:

    I’m checking out those labels as we speak. I’m thinking of making jars home made bath salts and nice labels for those would be great.

  489. Dawn Eason says:

    I’d love to score any of these yummy books!

  490. Loved today’s clever accessories, the flowers are especially fetching and could be used in so many ways!

  491. Erica says:

    There are some really cute ideas there both for children and adults. I like that you are showcasing a bag a day this year!

  492. Renee says:

    I love your Handmade Holidays! Those look like great tutorials and great books to win!

  493. alison says:

    I love these accessories! I don’t know how many I’ll get done before Christmas, but these are great ideas for birthday gifts too!

  494. katherine says:

    The little pleated headband is great, a bit different from the usual styles, and perfect for my older nieces. Thanks for shring the refashion ideas, too. My local goodwill is calling me to stop by and check out what they have!

  495. Ms.Cleaver says:

    Yay! Handmade holidays!!

  496. Lisa Uotinen says:

    Cake batter bark! I am putting that on my to do list!

  497. Erin says:

    I would love to win the Growing Up Sew Liberated book. There are so many fun projects in there and I would sew lots of the clothes for my girls!

  498. Glenys says:

    Can’t wait!!

  499. that braided scarf is so nice! I’ll have to try and make one!

  500. Hannah says:

    That braided belt is gorgeous!

  501. Julianne Ross says:

    Love the flowers!! I’m thinking of all the different things that I can put them on! :-)

  502. Amy says:

    I am SO excited about this year’s Handmade Holidays! I have scoured the past years’ posts and am totally looking forward to something new :-)

  503. Linda says:

    All this inspiration in one post?!? Wow!

  504. Beth says:

    Love the accessories! They would make great Christmas gifts!!

  505. Aurélie says:

    I’m so looking forward to the 1 bag a day feature! I love bags!

  506. Lanny says:

    I’m so glad it is time for handmade holidays yet again! Love it!

  507. Tera says:

    So excited!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE HANDMADE HOLIDAYS!!! DAY ! is AWESOME!!! : )
    Thank you!!! You guys are the best!!!

  508. Alice S says:

    Cake batter bark? Yum.
    Great printable tags too. Thank you!

  509. Carmen says:

    Yesss! It’s so exciting to see the first post of the month. This is already plenty to keep me busy, but please keep ‘em coming!

  510. Tara H. says:

    Great ideas! My favorites are the flower sweater and bag.

  511. Emilie says:

    This post is spot on! I mean, it’s only the first day, and I’ve already got things to make for my sisters, mom, and nieces. Maybe the pup too, if she’s good… That pointed flower would look really cute on her collar. :)

  512. alcheme says:

    I’m very happy november is come and your fantastic handmade holidays too!!! Thanks!!

  513. Debbie says:

    Love those pointed flowers, great to use to make a fabric bookmark a little bit fancy.

  514. S White says:

    Love the pleated headband idea. We have a wedding next year in our family and it might be just what we’re looking for. Thanks for putting together another month of Handmade Holidays ideas!

  515. Marilize says:

    Love the headband and the braided scarf tutorial :)

    2011 Handmade holidays is here – whoop!

  516. Andrea says:

    There are so many beautiful flowers! I can definitely see myself using some of these pretty things for gift giving this season. So excited for the first day of handmade holidays!

  517. Heather says:

    Those little labels will come in handy – thanks!

  518. Lynnea says:

    I’m so excited Handmade Holidays has begun! A true mark of the holiday season’s beginning. Great first day too, I love those pointed flowers, I know some little girls who would love barrettes made with those. And the cake batter bark would be lovely for my cookie trays, that is if we don’t eat most of it before they can get there.

  519. Stephanie says:

    I know some little girls who will be getting some lovely hair accessories this year! I’d better make a bunch to ensure they won’t fight over them (much)! Thanks for sharing!

  520. Larissa says:

    Woo hoo! I LOVE Handmade Holidays….way to go Sew Mama Sew!

  521. Sonja says:

    Precious tutorials as usual. I look forward to this event each year and you never disappoint!

  522. Gretchen says:

    I’m so happy it’s November! I’ve been looking forward to Homemade Holidays for months! Love all the great ideas.

  523. Jodes says:

    Some great ideas!

  524. Marisol says:

    Great tutorials all of them, running to the crafstore supplies! Thanks foe the giveaway!

  525. María says:

    So much lovely information! I don´t know where to start… Thanks your ever wonderful selection of tutorials and posts
    María

  526. JJ says:

    Having just started out in the crochet department and loving it I would LOVE to win the crochet stitches encyclopedia. It would be the highlight of my very weary week. Thanks for the opportunity :O)

  527. Anissa says:

    that ‘she wears flowers’ cardigan re-fashion..oh! THAT is going straight to the top of my ‘if i ever get a chunk of sewing time for me list…beautiful! The detail on the back is just utterly gorgeous. If you throw a copy of meg’s growing up sew liberated i would be very happy indeed…even with out having made my ‘she wears flowers’ cardi. x

  528. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day one, thanks for this…..

  529. linda says:

    Love the tutorials!

  530. thebon says:

    That braided scarf is super cute!

  531. Jenni Pedro says:

    Some of these will make perfect gifts for my little niece! Thanks!

  532. OzKnitter says:

    Wow! Great way to kick off November; lots of lovely goodies! I know just the small person who would adore some Pointed Flowers. Thanks

  533. maja says:

    Lovely and supercute accessories. Thank you.

  534. Jasmin says:

    love the pointed flowers cant wait to try them.

  535. Jane S. says:

    Thank you for the tutorials and for the chance to win one of those great books!

  536. Sheila says:

    These all look great! I am planning to make all of my holiday gifts this year and these prizes could be just the inspiration I need for everyone on my list!

  537. Garnet says:

    Pick me!

  538. Cindy says:

    WOW, So many great ideas. I especially like the bag. Thanks so much for sharing.

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