November 10 ~ Passion for Travel

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Do you love to break from the daily routine with trips both near and far?! Is a loved one heading out on a big trip in 2012? Use these tutorials and gift ideas to support your travels. Bon Voyage!

Make It

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This handy Passport Cover from Deploy That Fabric is a free, exclusive download for you at Sew,Mama,Sew!
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This is another free PDF project download for you here at Sew,Mama,Sew!, this time for Cosmetic Cases by Leah Williams from Sew Spoiled.
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These fantastic Travel Organizers from Margie at Ribbon Candy Quilt Company are perfect for car trips, for both kids and adults! Margie also shows how the pockets can be used in your home to lend a little organization there too.
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Did you miss this beautiful Travel Sewing Case the first time around? Dawn from UK lass in US designed this for Sew,Mama,Sew! based on a vintage version she loves.

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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Jan from Daisy Janie shows you how to make a Hip Pouch to keep important documents (and money!) close as you travel. The link takes you to Day 3 of a sew-along, with links to every other day in the intro.

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Travelers, More Gifts for Travelers, Wallet-to-Tote, Sushi-Roll Changing Pad and Diaper & Wipes Pouch

Buy It

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We love these Customizable State Pillows from Love, California. You can select your state and color, and they even offer a few countries and continents!

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 Kristin’s choice Liz’s choice

Mix It

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These Homemade Gum Drops from Glory at Bakerella are so fun! Glory includes a “Goodie Goodie” gumdrop label for you to download too.

Print It

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Use these free, Printable Vintage Labels from Cathe at Just Something I Made for the tops of jars and more!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays or tag us on Facebook 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!

Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children

Author: Liesl Gibson
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book

Home sewers love to dress the children in their lives in garments they have hand-crafted. No one understands this better than Liesl Gibson, who is both a mom and the founder of Oliver + S, a sewing pattern company known for its contemporary yet classically sensible kids’ designs, its precise, easy-to-follow instructions, and its charming paper doll-inspired packaging. In Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, you’ll find 20 accessories for children, such as a hat with bear ears, scarf, vest, tutu, art smock, backpack, and quilt– All impeccably photographed by Laurie Frankel. The book includes two full-size pattern sheets and, as an added bonus, two cardstock paper dolls that can be dressed with “clothing” cut from the book’s jacket– A little something extra to keep young ones occupied while grownups stitch new items for their wardrobes!

Made to Play!: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations

Author: Joel Henriques
Publisher: Shambahla Publications

Delight young children and encourage play through unique handmade toys. From sewn and stuffed musical instruments to interlocking paper building blocks and wooden animal figurines, the projects in this book are meant to encourage open-ended play. Organized by kid-loving subjects, the toys here follow the themes of Zoo; House; Blocks, Cars & Trucks; Dress-Up; Music; and Art. Overall, the projects here are meant to stimulate imagination, build confidence through success and enjoyment, and enhance the bond between family and friends through the creation of unique, artistic handmade toys and crafts.

Sewing in a Straight Line: Quick and Crafty Projects You Can Make by Simply Sewing Straight (US Winners Only)

Author: Brett Bara
Publisher: Potter Craft

Create an entire world of sophisticated projects using one simple skill. Absolutely anyone can sew in a straight line. And with this one skill and some basic guidance, television host and crafty expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Sewing in a Straight Line is a step-by-step guide to creating 28 deceptively simple projects that look like they came from a chic boutique- far more impressive than you would expect for such little effort! These easy-to-make items offer quick gratification that even the busiest among us will appreciate. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the projects take only a spare afternoon.

Gramma’s Linen Closet creates upcycled clothing and accessories from vintage and repurposed textiles. They want to make sure gorgeous vintage clothing and linens don’t stay buried in a trunk or closet! They specialize in custom work using treasured items from your past. This week you can win an upcycled tote from Gramma’s Linen Closet, made from a unfinished quilt top. It’s fully lined, and has an interior pocket. Prize value: $35.

Take 5: Quilts from Just 5 Fabrics

Author: Kathy Brown
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Quilters everywhere love Take 5 patterns from The Teacher’s Pet, and this book is packed with them! Simply take five minutes to choose five fabrics (one focus fabric plus four coordinating fabrics), stack them, cut them simultaneously, and you’re ready to sew! It’s the relax-and-have-fun way to create visually stunning quilts.

* Choose from 15 designs that look intricate but are very simple to construct– Excellent for beginners.
* Take the stress out of selecting fabrics with Kathy’s straightforward approach.
* Create a lap-sized quilt this weekend– Experienced quilters can finish in a day.

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

9 ~ Passion for Cooking + Baking
8 ~ Passion for Exploration + Adventure
7 ~ Passion for Teaching + Learning
6 ~ Passion for Sewing
5 ~ Passion for Organization
4 ~ Passion for Relaxation
3 ~ Passion for Clothes
2 ~ Passion for Play
1 ~ Passion for Accessories

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

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444 Responses to November 10 ~ Passion for Travel

  1. Nabiha says:

    wow….would love to win any one of those books…thanks for the chance!

  2. Free Ipad 2 says:

    Audio began playing any time I opened up this web site, so annoying!

  3. Erin says:

    How fun would it be to make those gum drops??!! yum!

  4. wendy says:

    Oooh, love that sewing kit, you keep publishing links to projects i want to make for myself!!

  5. leah says:

    I really need a new travel bag… but wonder if anyone will make me one…

  6. mims says:

    we definitely need that car organizer

  7. Jeannie D says:

    Such great ideas from the labels to the travel sewing kit to the yummy little gumdrops! I want them all!

  8. Wendy D. P. says:

    That travel sewing case is just adorable!

  9. Mare says:

    The state pillows are adorable!

  10. Christie S. says:

    Love the cute Hip Pouch idea.

  11. Genevieve says:

    Homemade gumdrops?! Yes please!!

  12. Bonnie says:

    I love the passport cover πŸ™‚ I was so proud of my passport when I first got it.. only makes sense to give it a cover upgrade.

  13. CaroleM says:

    Those home made gum drops are a neat idea!!

  14. Kay says:


  15. Catherine says:

    I’m definitely going to make a cosmetic case for me…and love everyone’s fabric choices! πŸ™‚

  16. Gina S. says:

    Gum drops look yummy!

  17. Carrie says:

    Homemade gum drops?? Are you kidding me… how cool!

  18. Crystal says:

    The grandchildren will love the car pocket hanger! Thanks for more great inspiration.

  19. Rebecca says:

    I have a trip coming up ~ thanks for reminding me to make a passport cover!

  20. WandaFish says:

    Ooh, lovely! The cosmetics cases and travel sewing kit will keep me busy πŸ™‚

  21. craftytammie says:

    loving all these ideas! especially the labels…

  22. Celia says:

    Excellent inspiration: Love the Travel Organizer! And the take 5 book looks right up my alley.

  23. Tricia says:

    I love the travel sewing kit!

  24. Megan says:

    Gumdrops & Travel organizers! Perfect!

  25. Kate says:

    Oo, gumdrops!!

  26. Becky says:

    Love it! The Travel Organizer for the car is on my list of things to make.

  27. That travel organizer is fabulous! I could use that for myself. πŸ™‚

  28. Kristin says:

    I love that organizer thing for the car!

  29. Michelle W says:

    That sewing case is too cute – and would be perfect for me, as I try to travel really light, but always pack a sewing kit πŸ™‚

    Thanks for another great set of ideas and giveaway!

  30. deborah says:

    oh pretty please!

  31. Sue Ellen T says:

    The teacher in me loves the states pillows!

  32. Lindsay says:

    I’d love to win the Oliver +S book!

  33. Dawn says:

    Homemade gum drops!! Yum!

  34. Kirsten says:

    oooh, the gumdrops look delicious. And I’m dying for that Oliver and S book!!!

  35. Christine says:

    Great ideas all over the place. Very interested in the gum drop recipe. Might have to try that.

  36. Kim T. says:

    mmmm. homemade gumdrops??

  37. Sam says:

    Lovely travel (or at home) organiser. Could do with lots of those.

  38. Liz says:

    i know someone who will want to make those gumdrops!

  39. Jayne says:

    I never knew you could make gum drops! YUM! Love the book “take 5”!

  40. Mama Lusco says:

    Beautiful fabric choices!

  41. Jen V says:

    I love all the books! I’ll have to hint to my hubby . . .

  42. Kristin says:

    That travel sewing case looks cool. I don’t even like gumdrops, but that picture makes me want to!

  43. jeanne says:

    The gum drop recipe looks like fun!

  44. Jenn says:

    The travel sewing case is so cute! That may find its way to several sewing friends this year!

  45. Deidre says:

    We are going travelling this Spring — so lot’s of great ideas! Thanks for chance to win — especially the Oliver + S book!

  46. Brie says:

    would love the oliver and s book

  47. Blossom says:

    What great gift ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Cat says:

    i love the hip pouch !!

  49. april says:

    my boyfriend just threatened to move out if i wore a hip pouch…so, is it wrong that i still think it’s totally cute and want to make is ASAP?

  50. I bookmarked this post! Thanks : )

  51. carrie says:

    All those books look fantastic! My favorite is Oliver + S

  52. Stacy says:

    I never even thought of making gumdrops! How neat! Love the labels, too. Thanks for sharing!

  53. Jennifer says:

    Those gum drops look amazing.

  54. Andrea says:

    Love the state pillow. So adorable.

  55. Brandy says:

    I love the vintage printable labels.

  56. Shannon says:

    Great ideas, and great books!

  57. I love the travel organizer. Is there a tutorial for someone who will actually clean up the toys and put them in there?

  58. Robyn Meza says:

    I need to make 2 of those car organizers for my boys. Love them! And the makeup cases will be perfect gifts for Christmas!

  59. Brigette says:

    It is dangerous for me to know that I can make my own gumdrops!

  60. Sarah B says:

    I really need that car organizer. Thanks!

  61. Sus says:

    Mmmmmm….gumdrops! Will have to make some for my sons!

  62. Alexandra O says:

    Love the books for making toys.

  63. Hannah says:

    Love the car orginizer and gumdrops!!!!

  64. Bobby says:

    I need to make that one for the car! So cool! and I might just have to try my hand at the gum drops. I love gum drops!

  65. Natalie says:

    Oooh gumdrops! I was thinking of making sweets for little gifts so think I’ll need to give those a try πŸ™‚

  66. Ellen says:

    I love travelling!

  67. Deanne Johnson says:

    The cosmetic cases look great – perfect for my 17 year old.

  68. Stephanie says:

    The gum drops look so pretty. I would like to try that recipe this Christmas.

  69. Laurie says:

    I love that Idaho pillow because my heart really does lie in Boise. That is where my 2 granddaughters live <3

  70. Lynne says:

    I love the cosmetic case! Thanks for the pdf!

  71. Liz Devens says:

    I will definitely be trying the goodie goodie gum drops sometime in the near future!

  72. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    I did miss the sewing case first time around — how clever!

  73. Wren says:

    The state pillows are so cute!

  74. beth lehman says:

    Have thought about car organizers of some kind on every trip we take….. LOVE the book selections today!@

  75. greta says:

    can’t wait to make homemade gum drops

  76. liz says:

    thank you for the chance to win the take 5 quilt book.i am planning to make the cosmetics bag for a lot of gifts!

  77. Alisa says:

    Love the vintage labels.. perfect for gifting!

  78. Prachi says:

    The hip pouch looks cool. All the books in the giveaway are great. Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. linda says:

    love that travel organizer – so useful!

  80. virginia says:

    i hope I find time to make the sewing kit.

  81. Tas says:

    That travel sewing case is so cute and useful.

  82. Stephanie says:

    Of course, passport covers! Why didn’t I think of that before, with all the traveling we do. I should make one for my mom, too. She’s coming to visit us in India in a couple months.

  83. Lisa says:

    Lots of great inspiration, love the look of the “made to play” book too

  84. Silvia says:

    Love the Travel Sewing Case! Wonderful! πŸ™‚

  85. mac says:

    Cosmetic purses will make great gifts for my work mates. Thanks for the idea.

  86. OzKnitter says:

    LOVE the travel organiser! Such a clever idea.

  87. Tina L. says:

    I like the passport covers. I need to make one for me and another for my hubby.

  88. Whitner says:

    We travel A LOT, and these are all great ideas to make it a little easier. Thanks so much!

  89. Gina F says:

    Homemade Gum Drops! Yum!!

  90. April says:

    So in love with Handmade Holidays. Thanks!

  91. Cherri Shaw says:

    So many great ideas! Thanks!

  92. Courtney says:

    Homemade Gum Drops…YUM!

  93. Jill B says:

    Oooh I could really use a car travel organiser!

  94. Beth says:

    Love that little sewing travel case…a must for me! The state pillow is adorable too! Smiles~Beth

  95. MBMeadows says:

    Love the Little Things to Sew!

  96. Jennifer says:

    I love the travel sewing kit–what a great idea!

  97. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Love the state pillows!

  98. Allison C says:

    You had me at gumdrops

  99. Lynn Hey says:

    Homemade gumdrops sound yummy!

  100. beverly says:

    Since I already have many things to sew, I might get one of those state pillows! Those are so cute!

  101. Jodi G. says:

    Super ideas today (just like everyday!) I’m loving the sewing case Dawn made. Looks like a lipstick case. Sew cute!! The state pillows are such a fun idea. I should check and see if they have Switzerland, my Mom would do the happy dance for sure.

    Thank you Sew,Mama,Sew, Designers and Sponsors for having this Handmade Holidays. This is my first year but not my last! Sew much inspiration and creative talent all put together for us. It’s been sew wonderful. Thanks for the giveaways and a chance to win.


  102. nrnoodle says:

    Those gumdrops look so yummy. I can’t wait to try and make those. I am thinking red cinnamon ones would be yummy.

  103. Anne says:

    I can’t wait to make that passport cover. That fabric is so whimsical and inspired!

  104. Shawna. says:

    How great are all these ideas. The car organizer is a great idea. I should make it for my nephew. He’s only one but has things he could use it for. Gumdrops? I have to give that a try. Thanks for the giveaway.


  105. Kristin says:

    I so want to try those candies!

  106. Sarah says:

    I love love love those state pillows! I wish I could convince my husband to buy me an Ohio pillow!

  107. Elizabeth says:

    I love the travel sewing case! It will be a great additional gift for my bridesmaids. Awesome!

  108. Summer says:

    Oh, the sewing case is just about the cutest thing ever!

  109. Charlotte says:

    With 3 kids I NEED the car organizer. More great ideas today,

  110. Shelley says:

    Definitely going to make the passport cover. It will make me smile every time I use it. Thank you!

  111. Julianne Ross says:

    The cosmetic cases are great!

  112. emmmylizzzy says:

    Homemade gumdrops!? Woo hoo!

  113. Cat says:

    I really would love to win sewing in a straight line . . . although Made to Play would be a close second

  114. Beth T says:

    I’m thinking that one of those state pillows, in the shape of our home state of California, would be a great gift for my grade-school-chum who lives in Berlin now. Always so many wonderful ideas here…

  115. Jasmin says:

    awesome ideas for christmas thanks

  116. Sarah says:

    Love the travel organiser!

  117. Anne Marie says:

    Love those state pillows.

  118. Amy G. says:

    I made passport holders for my parents and they love them!

  119. Ginger says:

    love the little travel sewing case.

  120. Lea says:

    Those gumdrops – yum!

  121. Vanessa W says:

    I like that passport cover on the to do list!

  122. Alli says:

    The hip bag is really neat! And now I want to eat gumdrops…

  123. Rebekah says:

    Where oh where will I find the time for all these ideas? And it’s only November 10th!

  124. Helena says:

    That travel organizer is perfect, I need two for our car! I am loving the handmade holidays again, I check in everyday to see what you have for us….keep up the great work!!

  125. Sherry J says:

    I love the state pillows. great tutorials too. thanks.

  126. Carrie says:

    Great ideas

  127. KRisty says:

    THe state pillow is so cute!

  128. Ingrid says:

    That passport cover popped up just 2 weeks before we take our dream vacation to Thailand and Cambodia! My passport will be stylin!

  129. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, those gum drops look so good, so much better than store bought. Another great day.

  130. Morgan says:

    My in-laws are crazy for sweets, so I’m after those homemade gumdrops today. πŸ™‚

  131. Jen says:

    Homemade gum drops sound so fun!

  132. Lindsay says:

    We love to travel, and these are wonderful ideas to make our lives easier! Thanks!

  133. Deanna says:

    Gumdrops? YUM!

  134. Megan Stevenson says:

    I love the passport cover!

  135. adriane says:

    I love that oliver and s little things book!

  136. Heather L says:

    How great! I’ve been looking for a good idea on how to sew a car organizer…thanks for sharing that!

  137. Amy says:

    The gumdrops looks yummy!

  138. Julia says:

    I love the state pillows. Canadian provinces would be great!

  139. Chrissy says:

    We are moving to Norway in 2012 and I definitely think some passport covers are in order for my family and also for our extended family and friends to encourage them to visit!

  140. Mandi says:

    That travel organizer is awesome!

  141. Brenda says:

    Love the little sewing case!

  142. EmGabs says:

    I want a state pillow!

  143. Timmi says:

    Those gumdrops are so pretty!

  144. Tong says:

    Love that passport cover! I should make a pair for the hubby and myself.

  145. Debbie says:

    I like the cosmetics case…and everything else!

  146. Marianna says:

    Great ideas!

  147. Katina says:

    That travel organizer is not just for kids. I can see using one for work since I’m in my car a lot!

  148. Melanie T says:


  149. Alison says:

    home made gum drops πŸ˜€

  150. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait to try the hip pouch pattern. My mother always uses an old one she’s had for years – I can’t wait to surprise her with a new one in a more up-to-date fabric! πŸ™‚

  151. Ellen M. says:

    The cosmetic cases would be a great way to use fun fabrics!

  152. Katie says:

    That totebag is adorable!

  153. Lalani says:

    The cosmetic case is perfect! And love that Made to Play book.

  154. That travel sewing kit is excellent! Much better than the snap-lock bag I took on my last holiday!

  155. Sarah B says:

    The states are really neat!

  156. Ingrid C says:

    Gum drops! I can’t say I’ve ever eaten one but this may be the year….

  157. Valerie says:

    As we live overseas that passport cover would come in handy! Thanks for the great tutorials!

  158. Beth says:

    I think I really need the sewing in a straight line book!

  159. Joanne says:

    Those gumdrops look so fun! Will have to try that!

  160. Emily says:

    State pillows! I’m finding stuff to make for me when I should be making gifts = trouble! How does one tag you in Facebook?

  161. Shannon says:

    Home made gum drops!?! that may be essential for this years gingerbread house!

  162. Abbington says:

    The travel organiser looks like a great idea – I’ve also seen a few that include velcro loops to attach things too. Those gumdrops look tasty, as well!

  163. Anna Dorothy says:

    gumdrops! yum!

  164. Anne says:

    I’d love any of those books! And the state pillows are so cute!

  165. Anne S says:

    Love the travel organizer! And the Oliver + S book! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  166. alcheme says:

    Great ideas…

  167. Sally says:

    Ooh! I just love the travel sewing case! So cute and perfect for emergency wardrobe repairs!

  168. Sandy says:

    I love the state pillows!

  169. Jane S. says:

    State pillows! How fun is that??

    Thanks for the great giveaways — those books are cool!

  170. Jen says:

    I LOVE the travel organizer! I may need a few with my kids in the van!

  171. Ramona says:

    Cute cosmetic bags and I love the state pillows.

  172. R Harrison says:

    Gumdrops, yay! Can’t wait to make them…

  173. Peggy Grow says:

    I will definitely have to make that traveling sewing case (um, for myself). Thanks for the great ideas!!

  174. Lorri says:

    Love the travel organizer! Another one to add to my long list of sewing projects!!!

  175. Kerri says:

    Love the travel organizer and the travel sewing kit!!

  176. Angie says:

    Going to have to try the gumdrops for a holiday treat and as always, adding two or three more projects to the list!! Thanks again for the awesome tutorials!

  177. Angela B. says:

    Great book selection! Thanks for the chance to win!

  178. Amy A says:

    I don’t know which I want to make first, the car organizer and the cosmetic cases would be so handy for the busy holiday travel season.

    And maybe some gum drops to bribe the kids with! That’ll keep ’em quiet πŸ˜‰

  179. thebon says:

    That sewing kit is AMAZING!

  180. Megan says:

    I know a new mom who could use that car organizer!

  181. bruinbr says:

    The travel organizer would come in very handy for the car! I may just have to try that gumdrop recipe too! Very cute!

  182. Emilia says:

    Yummy yummy gum drops! Outstanding ideas everyday. Thanks.

  183. Amanda says:

    I love that travel organizer

  184. Theresa says:

    I need a passport cover.

  185. The travel sewing kit is soooo cute! Love it!:D

  186. Christy says:

    Gumdrops AND a zippered pouch tutorial!! Wowee!

  187. Erin says:

    I’ve been meaning to make one of those travel organizers FOREVER!

  188. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    cosmetic bag- here I come!

  189. Kate says:

    The travel sewing case is so cute. But the project I’d actually end up making would be the cosmetic pouch or car seat organiser – I can see so many uses for both of them.

  190. The car seat travel organizer is great just for every day … super handy for my two kids!

  191. Em says:

    Next summer is a 36 hour drive from VA to MT. I will be making organizers for my girls who will be 4 and almost 2 at the time of the trip!!

  192. Kerry says:

    I love the travel organizer for the car.

  193. marthaeliza says:

    Passport cover, here I come!

  194. Miranda says:

    Home made gum drops? How cool is that? Looks like more great stuff to work on πŸ™‚

  195. Julia says:

    Ok, I love the state pillow!! so fun.

  196. Kate says:

    The gum drops will be great on a gingerbread house! Thanks so much

  197. ambjer says:

    i love the customizable state pillows!!

  198. Michele says:

    I’d love one of those books, especially the ones about sewing things for children. I love sewing things for my daughter!

  199. Christina says:

    Travel sewing kit — who doesn’t need one of those?

  200. Natalie says:

    Wow! Those state pillows are adorable πŸ™‚

  201. Laurie says:

    I need to make myself the travel sewing kit. Nothing worse than losing a button in the wrong place at the wrong time!

  202. That little sewing case is so cute!

  203. Marci Girl says:

    Love that travel sewing case!

  204. Chris says:

    I love the sewing case.

  205. Chris says:

    I love the sewing case. thanks for the giveaway!

  206. Sherri S. says:

    Homemade gumdrops? Wow…cuteness abounds. Thanks!

  207. Rhonda S. says:

    The cosmetic cases are beautiful. and homemade gum drops???? Looks too involved for me, but I’d love to get them as a gift!! πŸ™‚

  208. Jess says:

    I totally need a car organizer…and gum drops!

  209. Sharon Meek says:

    I love the state pillows and how about the passport cover. Great ideas. Thanks!!

  210. Joanne says:

    Great ideas!

  211. amber says:

    I planned on making cosmetic cases last year but ran out of time. Thanks for the reminder to get my act together and start sewing.

  212. Sonja says:

    Love the little sewing kit and oh the custom state pillows!

  213. Lee says:

    Gumdrops – yummy! thanks!

  214. Jess says:

    I wish I lived in America, but I’m guessing there aren’t any European pillows. That’s a shame. But I will definitely make myself some gumdrops to cheer me up.

  215. Amanda says:

    those gumdrops look amazing

  216. Melanie says:

    Who doesn’t need a sewing kit? Thanks for the great ideas! I think I’ll try making the gumdrops, too. πŸ™‚

  217. Jessie says:

    Wish I had time to make everything, such wonderful ideas for presents πŸ™‚

  218. Can’t have enough of those organizers around!

  219. Barbara says:

    Thank you so much for all the great ideas. I look forward to turning on my computer every day. I love today’s sewing case tutorial.

  220. Adrienne says:

    I love the car organizer. We live in the middle of nowhere, so all of our trips are long ones. This would be great!

  221. Betsy says:

    Make my own gumdrops? Yes Please!

  222. Mabel says:

    The hip bag actually looks pretty hip! They’re called bum bags in AU.

  223. Lisa C. says:

    The travel organizer is really cool! I would love to make one for the back of my sewing chair and shove whatever I’m working on in the different pockets…I’m forever losing the right size elastic or binding or whatever, along with pattern pieces!

  224. MissMary says:

    Hmm… travel bug bit long ago… or I was born with it. Just ask my globe-trotting grandparents!

  225. Christine M says:

    The hip bag looks good. It would be great to make one in your favourite colours!

  226. Erin says:

    The gum drops look so yummy!

  227. April Hurley says:

    I love the car seat organizer idea..especially with an ever busy 3 yr old!!

  228. Thanks again — can’t wait to try the makeup pouches!

  229. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    Love the passport covers here and the gum drop recipe!

  230. brunette says:

    my Sis-in-Law would love the Oliver + S book!

  231. krystina says:

    I really need one of those car organizers!

  232. gum drop loveliness πŸ™‚

  233. Galatina says:

    i love the travel storage idea

  234. YC says:

    Cute sewing case!

  235. love the travel sewing kit and i have to try to make the gum drops – yummy

  236. Mary says:

    One day I might get to travel again and need some of those accessories! Right now I’m at home with 3 children, one of which gets very travel sick so we try not to go anywhere!

  237. Deb says:

    Oh I am going to give the candy making a go…they look yum!

  238. Jane says:

    I love the passport cover and the gum drops.
    I also love the fabric Liz selected.

  239. Nina says:

    thank you for great tutorials!

  240. kelly jo says:

    Super cute state pillows! Love that idea!

  241. anne says:

    the oliver + s book has been on my wishlist for ages! i’d be so thrilled to win it!

  242. Charmaine says:

    The gumdrops are so pretty.

  243. Cindi C says:

    I can’t wait to get home so I can try out a couple of these! 3 bags from a couple of fat quarters! My kind of project!

  244. Beth says:

    I might make those cosmetic cases for a few folks this year πŸ™‚

  245. Anita says:

    I like the state pictures.

  246. Erika says:

    the state pillows look like a lot of fun

  247. MarciaW says:

    Wow! gumdrops

  248. Lisa says:

    What seamstress wouldn’t love a cute sewing case!

  249. annie says:

    I love the passport cover!!! So cute.

  250. hilary says:

    I love th state pillows and the small carrying couches.

  251. Linda says:

    Oliver + S and Sew a Straight Line books are right up my alley, since there’s no travel in my foreseeable future. Thanks for the great links, and the chance to win a book.

  252. Melissa Ann says:

    Travel organizer. Um, yes! I have 3 kiddos under 3 in the back of a Corolla… my car often seems like a traveling toy and snack bar. Perfect!

  253. Jessica H says:

    I love the state pillow!

  254. Linda S says:

    The other day I had to drop everything & run out to get the ingredients for those chocolate granola bars . . . Now gumdrops! Clearly I need to eat a healthy meal BEFORE I read this blog.

  255. Jacque says:

    Love the travel sewing case, and the pouches, too….so many great ideas here!

  256. Larissa says:

    Keep up the good work! Love the tutorials! πŸ™‚

  257. Eve says:

    Those gumdrops look so delicious!

  258. MC says:

    Making gumdrops looks like so much fun!

  259. Anya says:

    The travel sewing kit is a must and I love the car organizer is great too!

  260. Tammy says:

    Homemade gum drops? yum!

  261. Nicolette says:

    Love these books, great selection!

  262. Those cosmetic cases are so cute. Gotta make one for my niece as a christmas present! Thanks for the awesome post, as usual πŸ™‚

  263. jennifer says:

    I love the state pillows!

    And I love the travel organizer. I think we need that!

  264. Libby says:

    The state pillow is amazing. And gumdrops? Yes, please.

  265. Jenni says:

    I love the homemade gumdrop ideas. Good for gifts and baking projects.

  266. Michelle says:

    I need to make that travel organizer for our van!

  267. Morgan says:

    Those gum drops are so adorable! Thanks for all the ideas.

  268. tmv says:

    The gumdrops sound really good!

  269. Kim N says:

    Lovely projects as usual!

  270. Sydney says:

    I think my jet-setting sister just might need a passport cover this Christmas… πŸ™‚

  271. Jen Richards says:

    Wow! The books look fantastic!

  272. Lynne in NC says:

    Another day of awesome ideas. These are on my to-do list. We travel a lot and have travelers on our gift list, too. Thanks for the tutorials and the marvelous give aways.

  273. Jen Madse says:

    I absolutely LOVE this month’s theme. The first thing I am doing each morning is check this site. What great ideas (my list is getting SO long)!! And, I am visiting so many fantistic crafty sites!

  274. Fenna says:

    love the travel organizer!!

  275. Sharon says:

    I am just loving these Handmade Holiday posts. Wonderful ideas all in one lovely place!

  276. Jamie B. says:

    The sewing kit is cute!

  277. Briana says:

    Mmm homemade gumdrops!

  278. Veronica says:

    That travel sewing case is genius. I like it.

  279. eleanor says:

    WOuld love to try the gumdrops!

  280. Melissa says:

    Everyday I’m energized to get some Christmas crafting done! So many things I want to do, not enough time in the day!

  281. Jen says:

    Is that a lipstick case? Fantastic!

  282. Annette says:

    My son would love the state pillows.

  283. kathyh says:

    Why sew when gumdrops are calling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  284. Ann says:

    Take 5 looks like a great book. Love the sewing case.

  285. Heidi says:

    I Love that sewing Kit!
    The gumdrops look like fun too.

  286. yummmm, those gumdrops look so tasty!

  287. tiara says:

    my “things I want to make” list is getting longer by the second

  288. Stacy says:

    The state pillow is so cool!

  289. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    So many great ideas!

  290. Amy says:

    yay! Love the car organizer…

  291. Carrie says:

    so many great ideas for Christmas gifts!

  292. Jennifer N says:

    I love the plush states. That would be great for someone who’s far from home. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas. I’ve already clicked through to the homemade gum drops. What fun.

  293. Amy says:

    I need to make the travel organizer and I’m pretty sure that I know a couple of other people who need one too.

  294. Megan says:

    Love love love the state pillows! What a great gift for a friend who’s moving away!

  295. Elizabeth L says:

    Homemade Gum Drops! Yum!

  296. upstatelisa says:

    I made passport covers for myself and my two quiltie friends when we went on a cruise… it is a great gift!

  297. laura reich says:

    The fabric passport cover is amazing!

  298. Katharine says:

    I love the Oliver + S Book – the patterns are so cute!

  299. Jenn Lee says:

    Must make gumdrops now!

  300. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful surprize!
    I love all these tutorials.
    Kind regards from Germany

  301. wendy says:

    Homemade gumdrops!!! And that travel sewing case is adorable too.

  302. bubbamama says:

    Hoopla!! There are so many divine things about handmade toys! And, they’re the best-loved toys, too.

  303. Rebekah says:

    Love the tutorials! And wow… homemade gumdrops sounds SO fun!

  304. Beth says:

    I was just trying to figure out how to customize that chair organizer from the other day for use in the car, so I was delighted to see today’s list of tutorials!

  305. Tez says:

    5 fabric quilts? OH MY! How fun and frugal would that be???!

  306. Marguerite says:

    Dangit, I keep seeing good things to make for my sister – can’t make them all! At least she has a birthday in January too, so I can do something for then… like the sewing kit muchly this time.

  307. Rocio H. says:

    Love the vintage travel sewing case, and gum drops look real easy to make.

  308. Abby says:

    That travel sewing case is genious. I’m definitely bookmarking it for later!

  309. kdaisy says:

    Great gift ideas. But I think my 3 yo would have that travel organizer covered in mud in no time flat.

  310. Erin Waters says:

    I have a friend who may be getting that passport cover!

  311. Miquela says:

    Thank you for reminding me that I haven’t made that travel sewing case yet!

  312. Karen A says:

    More great ideas to add to my list, maybe this will be the list for Christmas 2012!!

  313. shelle says:

    Wow! Gum drops, kids will love to make those. Thanks!

  314. Samantha says:

    I HAVE to make that travel sewing case!

  315. Sandra :) says:

    Love the passport cover – it would be a great project to make assembly-line style, with different or theme fabrics to suit each recipient πŸ™‚

  316. Chris says:

    I adore that state pillow. My son would love one for his new room. Thanks for all the work going into each of these posts. There are so many fabulous ideas.

  317. JJ says:

    Love those state pillows!

  318. Sonja says:

    So many wonderful things to make for the kids. I love it!

  319. joyfulT says:

    I want to DIY a state pillow! Maybe as art work for ny bedroom.

  320. Sarah says:

    I love the car organizer. With all the littles in the family this might be a useful item.

  321. Heidi Anderson says:

    As a mom of an on the go family, I love the travel organizer! It is the perfect gift for me!! Of course all of these things are wonderful yet again. The gumdrops look to good to eat!

  322. Hillary S. says:

    Again, more awesome ideas!

  323. Becky says:

    Love that travel organizer! Now that my kids are nearly out of 5 point car seat harnesses, they could reach an organizer from their seats… making car trips that much easier. πŸ™‚

  324. Camille says:

    Love the great ideas and tutorials!

  325. Margaret says:

    the travel organizer is just in time for christmas traveling

  326. Dresden says:

    Oh that Oliver + S book would be so wonderful for gifts this year!!!

  327. Brita says:

    The homemade gum drops look so cute. The travel sewing case looks perfect for my sewing friends.

  328. Carmen says:

    Oh my, a gum drop recipe!! Definitely going on the Christmas goodies list!!

  329. Kristin says:

    I am so enamored of that travel case — might make one as a gift this year!

  330. Jen says:

    awesome sewing case!

  331. Mary Kaplan says:

    So many great ideas! I only wish I had more time to be creative.

  332. Kayla says:

    Car seat organizer is perfect for upcoming holiday travels!

  333. Sherly says:

    I <3 passport case and cosmetic bags!

  334. Tara says:

    So many great ideas! I wish I was going on a trip!

  335. Rebecca says:

    Love the hip pouch! Looks like just the thing for my international travels. I always struggle to find the best way to carry my personal documents and money in a secure and comfortable way.

  336. Tanis says:

    My kids are so excited about the Made to Play book, the gumdrops (“we can DO that??”) and the travel organizer…great collection thanks so much!

  337. Shawna says:

    the travel organizer and little travel sewing case are delightful!

  338. Kylie C says:

    I’ve made that Travel Sewing case before and it is awesome, maybe my grandmother would like one for Christmas.

  339. Cat says:

    I do like the hip pouch very much ! Thanks for sharing !

  340. That travel organizer just went on my “to make” list!

  341. Julia Irene says:

    that travel organizer for the car is an awesome idea. Thanks for the tutorials and chances to win!

  342. Robyn says:

    I’m once again inspired by your list! Now I want to make a Texas pillow! Too fun.

  343. Carey says:

    The cosmetic case is perfect for all the little self care treats I’m making for my mama friends. Thank you!

  344. Jennifer says:

    Cute ideas today! Thanks!

  345. Didn’t we see the gumdrops last year? Maybe I saw them somewhere else. Either way, they look super easy and super awesome!

  346. Rachael Spencer says:

    Cosmetic cases will make great Christmas gifts!

  347. The homemade gum drops look like little individual jewels! I bet they are as tasty as they are lovely.

  348. chibidani says:

    I love the state pillows, and I’m please to see they have a Canada one!

  349. Jessica says:

    the travel organizer is such a great idea!

  350. Pauline says:

    Oh my…homemade gum drops! And that travel sewing case tute has been added to my neverending list of things to make πŸ™‚

  351. Angie says:

    So much great stuff today!

  352. Great stuff! I’m sooo longing for travel right now!

  353. Kristin H says:

    What a fun bunch of tutorials. I especially like the sewing case and the gumdrops.

  354. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks again!

  355. Kristie says:

    I love the state pillow idea. That’s fantastic. Thanks for another list of great tutorials.

  356. Sam says:

    great giveaway!

  357. Renae says:

    I need some car organizers.
    Time to raid the scraps.

  358. mamazilla says:

    i made travel organizers for family members and they were a big hit! very easy and fun to make! πŸ™‚

  359. Melissa says:

    Love the travel organizer, I think my son could definitely use that. Or, would it be for me, since it would keep MY car more clean? πŸ™‚ Thanks for the ideas!

  360. Fawn says:

    I have a feeling I’m going to need to make that travel organizer pretty soon, the bag keeps getting overstuffed with things for my son…

  361. Lisa Zap says:

    Home made gum drops!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!

  362. Melonie says:

    once again everything is so professional but I like the travel sewing case the best!

  363. Melissa says:

    Oooh – great free patterns today. Love them!!

  364. Gretchen says:

    Deena’s Choice in fabric – love it!

  365. Jocelyn says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for all the fun ideas.

  366. Alicia LaFrance says:

    I love this site! I love coming here and trying out the projects. I am new to sewing and this site has been so helpful! I think I might just have to make the travel organizer!! Thank you Sew, Mama, Sew from this stay at home Momma!

  367. Diana says:

    I’ve fallen in love with the Ginger Cream ~ Circa 1934 fabric!
    And hommemade gum drops… who would’ve guessed?!

  368. Sophie says:

    All of today’s ideas look like fun to try. And KristinÒ€ℒs choice of fabric is gorgeous. Thank you for this whole series!

  369. Hannah says:

    I’m very intrigued by the idea of making my own gumdrops (even if it is a bit of a sticky mess!).

  370. Trina says:

    Oh, The sewing case is lovely. Forget gifts, I need to make one for myself.

  371. cheri says:

    Sewing in a straight line? Man, I can barely cut in a straight line. (where IS my ruler anyway?)

  372. Delia says:

    I need to whip up some of those travel organizers for the car. We don’t travel far, but it is amazing how much my children need on just a short jaunt across town.

  373. Christina says:

    Another day of wonderful tutes! Thanks!

  374. Tera says:

    Love the Travel Sewing Case and the Travel Organizer is sweet!!! : )

  375. Louisa says:

    I love the car organizer!

  376. Celeste says:

    The state pillows are adorable!

  377. Maile says:

    It’s supposed to rain this weekend so I may be making some cosmetic cases to pass the time.

  378. I adore the travel sewing case. How handy is that? I can keep that in my purse with a small project. Thanks!

  379. Meg says:

    Awesome! πŸ™‚

  380. Annie says:

    what great gift ideas!

  381. natasha says:

    The travel sewing case is awesome!

  382. Jessica says:

    A travel sewing case in a lipstick case is such a genius idea!

  383. Betsy says:

    I’ve had my eye on that Oliver & S book for a while now – dying to make the Penguin Backpack for my niece!

  384. Kelsey D says:

    I love the passport cover!

  385. Danielle says:

    The travel items are really great. I especially love the travel sewing case.

  386. Louby Lou says:

    Homemade gum drops!!! Amazing!! Thanks!

  387. jessicac says:

    I really love the travel organizer, and the travel sewing kit. My car needs both! Thanks for the chance to win!

  388. Rebekah says:

    Both Sewing in a Straight Line and Little Things to Sew are on my wishlist.

  389. Cinnamon says:

    The travel organizer is such a good idea.

  390. Crystal says:

    I love the Idaho pillow- whoot! Thanks for the plush love.

  391. Kristi F says:

    Great ideas as always!

  392. Aurélie says:

    Ooh, how I’d love to win the Oliver S or the Sewing in a straight line book …

  393. themrsm13 says:

    Love that you’re doing these handmade holiday ideas in November, when I actually have time to make them. Also I love Oliver + S patterns…just sayin…

  394. jen says:

    so many cute ideas – love the travel sewing kit!

  395. Jenn says:

    Ooh – I want a copy of that Made to Play! Looks like such a great book!

  396. I love the state pillow. what a great idea!

  397. Jess says:

    So much fun! I really love those state pillows. My husband and I met in Idaho so I really want to get an Idaho one for him!!

  398. Marilize says:

    Absolutely loving today’s tut-links. The car travel organiser is perfect for Dad as a Xmas gift. Phew – another one off the list πŸ™‚

  399. Jennifer says:

    I’m actually going to try the sew spoiled cosmetic cases tonight. I even have all of the stuff I need! Thanks for pulling these together everyday! I am really enjoying them!

  400. Liz T. says:

    I’m gonna have to make those gumdrops. They look awesome!

  401. Julie says:

    the car travel organiser what a great idea that is.

  402. Carol says:

    Homemade gumdrops! What a fun idea!

  403. Mina says:

    I really need the passport cover

  404. Wendy says:

    love the new cosmo cricket fabrics πŸ™‚

  405. Kristy says:

    State pillows and gum drops – oh my. Love.

  406. Marisol says:

    Such great books! Fingers crossed

  407. ste says:

    How I would love the Oliver + S book!

  408. Casey C says:

    Fun projects.

  409. Katiegirl says:

    Love the travel organizer. Great way to prevent crayons from disappearing in the seats!

  410. Georgia says:

    The state pillow is so cool! And the giveaways today are great!

  411. Dell says:

    The travel sewing kit is so cute.

  412. Holly says:

    the state pillows are a hoot!

  413. Kati says:

    Love those state pillows!!

  414. Heather says:

    I have to say… I love the fabric choices today!

  415. that travel sewing case is so chic!

  416. Carmen says:

    I can never have enough travel storage; so thrilled to see these patterns and tutorials!

  417. Stacey says:

    Love that idea of a passport cover. Maybe the US government could take some style advice? For now, I’ll make one for myself. Thanks again for the giveaways!

  418. Stacy says:

    I’m going to have to try my hand at those cosmetic cases.

  419. Cricket says:

    I have been meaning to make car organizers fir my girls. We have an 11 hour trip for Christmas. How fun would it be to make them each one and fill it with activities for the trip!

  420. Rebekah says:

    Sewing in a Straight Line looks like such a neat book!

  421. Emily says:

    I love all of today’s stuff!

  422. Nicole Lavin Williams says:

    Ah, such cute ideas!

    Thank you so much for tutorials…I can’t wait to turn on my computer and see what there is to make each day!

    I have a long list of gifts to make for the holiday…thanks for the ideas!

  423. Mary says:

    That car organizer is on my list of things to do!

  424. Mm… those are some books I’d love to win! Also, heart the gumdrops.

  425. Liz says:

    I just love the state pillows and those printable vintage labels!

  426. SS Sews says:

    Those state pillows are my favorite!

  427. Kate says:

    I love those printable labels. Those would be perfect for a few gifts I am making.

  428. Brianna says:

    That Idaho pillow is just the cutest. Going to the site right now to see if they have a Wisconsin one…

  429. kathy h says:

    What a great bunch of projects to make. I love that state pillow.

  430. Michelle B says:

    I love the cosmetics bags!

  431. Taryn says:

    I love those state pillows–what a fabulous idea!

  432. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 10 Thanks

  433. Mel says:

    so many fun ideas today. LOVE The gumdrops!!

  434. Pat Upton says:

    Wow! That sewing case tut is great! I think that maybe even *I* can do that! I will try!

  435. Susan says:

    Oh, Oliver + S how I would love to have you sitting on my bookshelf.

  436. Jess says:

    mmmm…. gumdrops! Another list of great projects.

  437. pammalammadingdong says:

    Love those state pillows…but homemade gumdrops?!! Oh. my.

  438. Molly Martin says:

    Yes! A cute organizer to make for my car! And I have been salivating over the Oliver + S book for a time. So many juicy projects!

  439. Corin says:

    I love the car organizer. We need one of those.

  440. Bridget says:

    I love the cosmetics case!

  441. Nat says:

    I love the idea of the travel organiser – my children always seem to need masses of things in the car!

  442. Renee says:

    I love the downloads featured today – especially the passport cover!

  443. Cari says:

    I want to make the travel sewing kit for myself!

  444. Christina G. says:

    As always, more fantastic ideas today!

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