Protect all of those new tech devices with today’s tutorials. These can be easily adapted to fit any brand (just look up dimensions online if you’re making it for someone else). Have fun!

Make It

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Make a pretty iPad Cover with Amber at One Shabby Chick.
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Erin thinks these would make great gifts for teenagers! Learn how to make this Circle Zip Earbud Pouch at Dog Under My Desk.
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Amy fussy cut fabric for the front of this iPhone Pouch at During Quiet Time.

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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This Cosmetics & Toiletries Case from Sew 4 Home would be perfect for cosmetics and toiletries, yes, but also for organizing tech gear on the road! Use it for chargers, extra batteries and more so you have everything handy when you need it.

Related tutorials you might just love: Laptop Bag, Laptop Sleeve, Gifts for Audiophiles, Gifts to Rock, Sew Spoiled Cosmetic Case (organize tech gear!), Season Pass Holder (great for runners with portable music players)

Buy It

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The charging docks from Rich Neeley Designs are fantastic! We love The Wind in the Willows Vintage Book Charging Dock for iPods and iPhones. Here’s a product description:

This copy of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story The Wind in the Willows was printed in 1961, and is bound in a dark spring green with a black illustration on the cover of Mole, Badger, Ratty, and of course, Toad. If you know it, you love it, and if you don’t know it– well, it’s never too late to enjoy a children’s classic. It will make a perfectly nostalgic charging dock for your phone.

To learn more about Rich Neeley Designs visit their Etsy profile.

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:

Irene’s choice Kristin’s choice Beth’s choice

Mix It

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Regina at Cardigans and Kids says these Cranberry, White Chip & Oatmeal Cookies are a winter favorite in her house. She writes, “As soon as I start seeing cranberries at the store I begin to anticipate the aroma these make while baking. They are so worth taking the time to grate an orange and chop up a bunch of cranberries!”

Print It

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These Pillow Boxes from Jan at Daisy Janie feature Crazy Canes and Maxie Ornament designs.

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!

The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day

Authors: Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel
Publisher: Abrams, STC Craft

Whether it’s sewing clothes, making cheese, or growing a garden, the modern appeal of “do-it-yourself” projects has a broader reach than ever.

And who better to teach us how to DIY our lives than the über-crafty editors of BUST, the quirky, raw, and real magazine “for women who have something to get off their chests”?

In The BUST DIY Guide to Life, magazine founders Debbie Stoller (of Stitch ’n Bitch fame) and Laurie Henzel have culled more than 250 of the best DIY and craft projects from its 15-year history.

Sew Decorative Quick and Easy Home Accents from Sew News

Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Decorate your living space with warmth and charm! From Sew News–the trusted sewing source–discover 24 inspiring projects that can be easily adapted to suit any decor. Create everything from cozy pillows, place mats, and pot holders to clever curtains and lampshades.

* Techniques include pleating, gathering, boxing corners, adding trims, using decorative built-in machine stitches, and embroidery by machine.
* “Home-Sewing Specifications” section provides a sewing glossary plus basic info about French seams, embroidery stitches, and more.
* Skill levels range from beginner to advanced, providing something for everyone.

Win a Loopy Lulu Bag from That Clever Clementine, Retail value: $25. The bag is fully lined and reversible, featuring a fun, retro print.

Vicki writes, “My Loopy Lulu Bags were designed primarily for knitters to use as a work-in-progress bag, but people tell me they use their bags to tote library books, their kids’ gizmos, and all manner of thingamajigs. I hope you will enjoy this figment (I mean ‘product’) of my imagination!… As a lifelong sewist/knitter/crafter/feltmaker, I am deeply immersed in color and texture. My tastes are eclectic– I’ve always been inspired by vintage and ethnic textiles, but am equally smitten with cutting-edge contemporary design. From the whimsical and amusing to the ‘sensible and clever,’ I love combining new and repurposed materials in new (and quite possibly eccentric) ways!” Visit Vicki on her blog and the That Clever Clementine shop.

At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials

Author: Erin Zamrzla
Publisher: Roost Books

The handmade books presented here offer creative ways for you to explore your personal styles and interests: Create a record of this year’s garden with a book made out of seed packets. Collect your favorite recipes under the protective cover of a plastic cutting mat. Make simple memo pads out of recycle bin scraps. In this collection of twenty-eight Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion books to the intricate and interesting Japanese stab-stitch bindings.

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

18 ~ Passion for Photography
17 ~ Passion for Color
16 ~ Passion for Reading
15 ~ Passion for Imagination
14 ~ Passion for Growing
13 ~ Passion for Decorating
12 ~ Passion for Jewelry
11 ~ Passion for Art
10 ~ Passion for Travel
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

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