November 21 ~ Passion for Sleep

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Most people we know– from teenagers on up– appreciate the restorative power of a good, deep sleep! We definitely have a Passion for Sleep (especially with a baby in the house)… All of our fabric choices today feature cozy flannels; there are some really beautiful flannels in the shop right now, perfect for pajama pants, special pillow cases and more!(We also have an especially great “Related Tutorials” selection today so if you’re looking for more ideas, click away!)

Make It

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Whip up a bunch of beautiful Sleep Sacks with this free pattern from Jessica of Running With Scissors.
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We love this idea from A Lemon Squeezy Home! The Sleepover Pillowcase includes a special spot for a stuffed animal or book. These would be great as gifts, with a new stuffed friend or book tucked inside.
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The technique for this Chevron Chenille Blanket from Aesthetic Nest is really fun… Anneliese shows you how to use three layers of 100% cotton flannel with a chevron print to create the zigzag chenille effect. Brilliant, and it looks fantastic too!
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Thouraya at Amelie and Atticus designed this Eye Mask based on a favorite vintage mask.
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Ashley from Film in the Fridge gives you instructions for easy french seams in this tutorial for a Pretty Quick Pillowcase.
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You know about Quillows, right?! It’s a quilt that folds up into a pillow (or, a pillow that folds out into a quilt!). Nova shows you how to make your own Quillow at A Cuppa and a Catch Up .

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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Sierra from Blue Robin Cottage created this fun Ruffle Tote for a series at Ucreate.

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Sleepyheads, Gifts for Sleep, Super Simple Nightie, Rice Heat Therapy Bag, Queen Anne’s Lace Pillowcase, Sweet Dreams Nap Mat, Any of our Blankets + Quilts or any of the Pillows in our For the Home tutorials

Buy It

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The Organic Cotton Lounge Pant from Sandmaiden Sleepwear is part of the Garcon women’s sleepwear range and is made to order. The shop has a beautiful selection of handmade sleepwear and lingerie in natural fibers.

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:

Gabrien’s choice Kristin’s choice Beth’s choice

Mix It

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Christina shares her recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen. She writes, “Chewy chocolate cookies with a creamy peanut butter center. The best cookie I have ever made! They remind me a piece of buckeye candy inside of a cookie… And you can’t go wrong there.”

Print It

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How Does She? has a nice assortment of Gift Giving Printables you can download, including gift tags, money envelopes and gift card envelopes.

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!

Inspired to Sew

Author: Bari J. Ackerman
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Popular designer Bari J. brings her bright and feminine signature style to 15 new projects-ruffled quilts, a unique tunic and bag, plus sweet decorations and accessories for every room in the house. Readers will appreciate the book’s luscious photography, as well as Bari’s in-depth advice on fabric collage, free-motion stitching, machine applique, patchwork piecing, and simple garment techniques.

The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress (US Winners Only)

Author: Sarai Mitnick
Publisher: Krause Publications

A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them.

* Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick’s Colette Patterns line has gained a great deal of respect for comprehensive, clear instruction.
* Comprehensive resource: The chapters cover sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, finishing techniques? In essence, each chapter focuses on what the entirety of another book might cover.
* Gorgeous package: Pitch-perfect combination of illustration, step-by-step photography and beautiful project shots, all with a clean, lovely design.

Modern Basics: Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space, and Style

Author: Amy Ellis
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Love the idea of quilting but limited by time and resources? Oh, and the fact that you barely know how to sew? Here’s the answer! With bright, modern prints and simple patterns, Amy Ellis eases new quilters into a lifelong creative adventure. Simple instructions guide you at every step, from cutting and piecing to finishing your fabulous first quilt.

* Choose from 14 striking designs; each is made from just one block.
* Create beautiful blocks that showcase fun, contemporary fabrics.
* Find great tips for squeezing creativity into your busy life.

Simple Modern Sewing: 8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments

Author: Shufu-to-Seikatsusha
Publisher: Interweave Press

Make a closetful of comfortable and easy go-to garments without needing tons of patterns. You need just the eight included basic templates which show you how to fold and cut for each of the 25 unique designs. The patterns are easy and adaptable with no-fuss sizing, so it’s simple to sew clothes that are perfect for you. If you’re a beginner sewer you’ll love the basic shapes and stylish results. Once you’ve mastered the patterns you can get creative and make each piece your own by using a variety of fabrics, or by adding fashionable embellishments like a print lining or contrast-stitching.

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

20 ~ Passion for Nature
19 ~ Passion for Technology
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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454 Responses to November 21 ~ Passion for Sleep

  1. Jen says:

    Now I just have to quit my job to have time to make all of these interesting projects!

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  3. Liz says:

    Simple Modern Sewing: 8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments looks amazing!

  4. Toni-Anne says:

    The chenille technique and the quillow where of particular interest to me as I have wanted to both for ages, no reason not to now! Thank-you for introducing them to me and for all the other stimulating sites and ideas!

  5. Deb Cameron says:

    I love the Quillow…awesome!

  6. Jess says:

    Love the sleepover pillowcase! Thank you!

  7. Shelley says:

    The cookies and the sleep sack and the pillow cases are now on my to do list!

  8. Erin says:

    Those books look So inspiring!

  9. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    The quillow, the sleepover pillowcase and the pretty pillowcase are great and just what I’m looking for! Thanks!

  10. Erika says:

    Those cookies look amazing!

  11. Ann S says:

    Love the quillow

  12. Ashley Williams says:

    Those pants look so comfy, I could never have too many pairs of comfy pants!

  13. I wish I was wearing those sleep pants right now…

  14. Jennifer says:

    I adoremthe organic sleep pants! I could use new pj’s

  15. Natalia says:

    I’ll make the sleep sack for my niece! Thanks!

  16. Stephanie says:

    These are all such cool ideas. I’m getting sleepy already πŸ™‚

  17. stephanie tipton says:

    I love the pillow cases and the books!

  18. Betsy M says:

    The sleepover pillow is going on the to do list for my kids. I just love the idea of that plus a softie and a good book.

  19. Shayla says:

    The quillow is a fantastic idea!

  20. Paulina says:

    In fact I haven’t heard of Quillow before. It is such a great idea and the tutorial looks very detailed. I’ll have to try it once.

  21. Meghan says:

    I could have used a quillow on my roadtrip this past weekend! Now I know where to find one πŸ™‚

  22. jenny says:

    thank you for these ideas

  23. Sylvie says:

    I just love the quillow idea!

  24. Sydney says:

    That baby sack is flippin’ adorable!

  25. mims says:

    you had me at “passion for sleep.” truely, my favorite hobby!

  26. Stephanie o says:

    I love all of these! I have to try the chenille and will make a quillow for grandparents. Thanks!

  27. Lindsay F says:

    I love the Chevron quilt, hopefully I can complete it!!

  28. Janet K says:

    Eye mask + pillowcase is a great gift combo.
    Although the theme is no garments, I would love to win the Collete book – I’ve been drooling over it!

  29. Erin says:

    That chevron blanket is INSPIRED! I want to make one in orange for my living room!

  30. Sarah says:

    Maybe I’ll dive into one of those chenille blanket projects… they look so cozy.

  31. Stacy says:

    The quillow is an awesome idea!

  32. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    Oh how I remember sleep sacks when my son was born…Those are the best piece of clothing a newborn could have! πŸ™‚

  33. Sally says:

    Omg I <3 Sandmaiden sleepwear!

  34. Erika says:

    I have a passion for sleeping. unfortunatly, my 20 month old does not. i do have a passion for Chevron too. fabulous!!

  35. Erin says:

    More great Christmas gift ideas… time to get sewing!

  36. DebbieKL says:

    Those cookies look delicious!

  37. Wendy says:

    I made those flannel pillowcase — great tutorial!

  38. Linda says:

    Any of these books would be great for sewing inspiration. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  39. Melanie says:

    Those cookies look great!

  40. Audrey says:

    I love the Quillow!

  41. Heather says:

    Like many, thanks for pointing me to the quillow tutorial!

  42. Andrea says:

    I love the pocket in the pillowcase – you could also use the pocket to store pjs!

  43. Katina says:

    The Chevron Chenille blankie is my favorite but thanks for the Sleepover Pillowcase as the link had a tutorial for a Loyalty Card Holder that was fab!

  44. Helena Pope says:

    That sleepover pillowcase is so cute YET so practical, love it, and I have always wanted to make a quillow!

  45. Libby says:

    The sleepover pillowcase if perfect for a night at Grandma’s house!

  46. Kate says:

    oo, I have been meaning to make an eye mask for flights!

  47. Jodi renshaw says:

    I love the Quillow project! Thank you πŸ™‚

  48. Maureen says:

    Love the chenille blanket.

  49. crystal says:

    the chevron blankie is too cute!

  50. Jen S says:

    Oh my! The cookies look delicious! I can see myself lounging around snacking on them while I plan out which item to make from the list first. Thanks.

  51. caroline says:

    Oh I love it! Quillows!

  52. Char says:

    i would love to make all of these!

  53. MarciaW says:

    I would love to win Modern Basics and read it while eating the chocolate peanut butter cookies.

  54. Sue says:

    Love the quillow.

  55. heidi says:

    That sleep sack is just too cute!

  56. Morgan says:

    Quillows! My 3 year old now uses the one I made in 4-H a few (ahem!) years ago. The chenille quilt is neat for my grown up self. πŸ™‚

  57. Holly V says:

    I absolutely adore the blanket!!

  58. Mikaela says:

    Very cute ideas! Just pinned the sleep sack on Pinterest!

  59. Amy P. says:

    Love the eye mask – have been meaning to make myself one!

  60. krystina says:

    I love a good quillow! Thanks for sharing.

  61. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    The sleepsack has to be my favourite! Well, I’ve been craving for this Japanese Sewing Book for ages! Lovely!

  62. julia carter says:

    Luv the blanket and tote!!!

  63. Tanis says:

    I’ve never seen a zigzag chenille blanket before it looks great!

  64. Melissa says:

    So many ideas here, so little time!

  65. Natasha says:

    sleepover pillowcase, to cut.

  66. Melissa says:

    Love this blog!

  67. Annette says:

    I know a little girl who would love a vintage eye mask.

  68. Regina says:

    I made the chocolate peanut butter surprise cookies last night – amazing! Love the ruffle tote bag and the sleepover pillow case is perfect.

  69. Chocolate + pb = flavor UNPARALLELLED!

  70. Julia says:

    I love the idea of a quillow – so cute!

  71. Annie says:

    looks great!

  72. Tez says:

    I have the quillow bookmarked to make for my girls!

  73. laura reich says:

    love the eyemasks!

  74. Elizabeth P. says:

    The sleepsack is so cute!! I might have to make one!

  75. Mare says:

    Sleep is my favorite pastime! LOL

  76. Lee Ann says:

    I’m in for the pillowcases. Gonna make a set for each of my kids, grand kids, and great-grand kids.

  77. Alyssa says:

    That sleepsack is killing me with its cuteness…

  78. Sherry J says:

    what cute tute’s and great books. thanks.

  79. Michele says:

    More wonderful books!! I’d love to win!

  80. ~Heather says:

    I soooooo want that Colette book (or Simple Sewing)!

  81. Lindsay says:

    Must make… quillow. πŸ™‚

  82. Celia says:

    New things! Loved the idea of the quillow! And I am intrigued by the chevron pattern… will check it out.

  83. Mama Lusco says:

    Those cookies look amazing!

  84. Jolene says:

    That sleep over pillowcase is great!

  85. elsa says:

    Yummy looking cookies and all the projects look great ~ like the sleepover pillowcase. I know a couple of little kids that would love one.

  86. The Pretty Quick Pillowcase looks both pretty and quick! I love the design and the fabrics in the photos. I may have to update some of my sheet sets with some pretty new pillow cases!

  87. Cory says:

    Why doest thou mock me with all these sleep accoutrements? A teething baby in the midst of sleep training does not a good night’s slumber make!

  88. love that quillow, such a clever idea! all these prizes are swoon worthy!

  89. Corin says:

    I can’t even explain how excited I am about the sleep sack pattern! Those where my favorite thing for my kids.

  90. Claudia says:

    What amazing prizes to win…
    Kind regards from Germany

  91. Angela N. says:

    I love the sleepover illowcase! What a marvilous idea, great for girl scouts!!!

  92. Katy says:

    What a cute bag.

  93. Christina Aiton says:

    Definitely going to sew up a ruffled bag for a gift and oh my, what wonderful books today – I would so so love to win. thanks for the chance

  94. Jennyroo says:

    Some great ideas…. I either need time to slow to a crawl to allow me to get some projects done in time for Xmas, or I need to get a head start on NEXT year!

  95. Jacey says:

    So many cute ideas! I actually just made some pillowcases this weekend. It’s such a quick and special gift!

  96. I had just decided this morning that the last set of gifts that I will make will be pillows for my SIL’s new house. Done and done! Love the sleep sacks too. I may have to look into that as my baby continues to grow and grow and grow. 13 months old and he’s already in the XL sleep sacks…

  97. Cayce says:

    I love making pillow cases in that style! Yummy looking cookies too!

  98. JenL says:

    Pillowcases are the best “quick” gift. Love these.

  99. mbmeadows says:

    LOVE the chenille blanket. That is going on my to-sew list for 2012 for myself!!! Thanks for the great ideas!

  100. Christina G. says:

    I’d like to make every single thing posted today. I love cozy sleepy things!

  101. Knititall says:

    I have to make those cookies!

  102. Anne says:

    Great ideas! Also love the pb and chocolate cookies.

  103. Steph G. says:

    Can’t wait to make some pillowcases!

  104. Amanda says:

    Love the quillow and those chocolate pb surprise cookies!

  105. annie says:

    Cute!!! I love sleep masks. πŸ™‚

  106. Chris says:

    love the chevron quilt! can’t wait to try it!

  107. Anne Marie says:

    Great projects – love the chenille blanket.

  108. Carolyn says:

    Aww…the quillow! I haven’t seen it around in a while. I remember making many of those in the 80’s. What is old is new. Love it.

  109. Julianne Ross says:

    The ruffle tote is adorable! I want to make it!

  110. Vanessa says:

    Love love love the chenille blanket!

  111. whitner says:


  112. CarolB says:

    My 3-year-old grandson loves the special pillowcases I make for him, and he goes often to spend the night with his “nearby” grandma. What a great idea to combine the two with a Sleepover Pillowcase!. Thank you, also, for the dinosaur tails from last week. He will love them!

  113. Bianca says:

    man! do i have a passion for sleeping. it’s one of my favorite things to do, besides sewing. love everything here, especially the quillow. genius!

  114. Prachi says:

    Ooh – the quillow is such a novel idea ! And, I love the sleep sack too – must try them both!

  115. mac says:

    Love the eye mask and ruffle bag.

  116. Helene says:

    How cute are those organic sleep pretties! Very lovely!

  117. Mirjam says:

    Simple modern sewing… it might rescue my december wardrobe.

  118. Steph says:

    I love the sleepover pillow.

  119. Carmen says:

    Was gifted a ruffler for my machine a little while back and haven’t had the opportunity to use it… ruffle tote, here I come!!

  120. bruinbr says:

    The sleep sack tutorial is awesome! This will totally come in handy!

  121. Megan says:

    I love that ruffle tote! I can’t seem to get enough of ruffles lately!

  122. Spiderknit says:

    Ohh! I’m loving all these – with money tight this year, I’m making as many gifts as I possibly can!

  123. Lynn Delahunty says:

    I love the ruffled tote! Such lovely books to inspire!

  124. slacker says:

    love the sleepover pillowcase!

  125. Nabiha says:

    Just got inspired to make myself a quilt!

  126. Marita H. says:

    I have not heard of the quillow! cute name!

  127. Jane S. says:

    Those sleep sacks for babies are a great idea! I’ve got two brand new great-nephews so I might have to make some sleep sacks for them. Thank you for the giveaway.

  128. meg says:

    illusive sleep, indeed! great projects!

  129. Renae says:

    Gorgeous ruffle bag.
    We love handmade pillowcases around her. Might have to give the zippered pocket option a try.

  130. Emily says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never made a quillow! Seems about right for a 2 year old, now can I get it done in time?!

  131. Christy Vander Jagt says:

    if only a sleep sack would make my kid sleep (sigh)…love the ruffle bag!!!

  132. Jessica says:

    I’ve added the vintage eye mask to my to do list. will be perfect for those nights my husband keeps reading when all i want to do is sleep! πŸ™‚

  133. delia says:

    Love that ruffle tote! That would make your jeans looks dressy!

  134. MissMary says:

    That chevron blanket is ridiculously fabulous. Just sayin.

  135. Meg says:

    All these great ideas…if I could just go without sleep until after Christmas!

  136. Anita says:

    Great looking bag.

  137. Jasmin says:

    Great holiday projects.

  138. Crystal says:

    Thank you for the sleep sack pattern! My daughter has outgrown hers!

  139. Crystal says:

    Pillowcases are my gift of the year – I’ve already sewed 4 pairs πŸ™‚ And the ruffled bag is very cute. You guys are rocking this series!

  140. Margaret says:

    Those cookies look amazing!

  141. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love the sleep sack and the ruffled tote! Off the sleep myself!

  142. laurel groh says:

    so many great things today – thank you!

  143. Cat says:

    I want to try out making that sleep sack.

  144. Lea says:

    I’m loving the chevron blanket!

  145. stacey says:

    love those sleep sacks and the sleepover pillowcase!

  146. Summer says:

    Adorable little sleep sack!

  147. Jen says:

    Oh, the sleep masks are wonderful! Will definitely have to whip a few up…for gifts, and for myself (being a photography road warrior means some not-always-effective hotel draperies)!

  148. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Sleep is my favorite thing right now since I’m nearing 9 months pregnant! Now if I only had the energy to make some of these…

  149. Alina Rodgers says:

    Love the sleep sack pattern. Thanks for sharing and the chance.

  150. Angi Gilbert says:

    Love the quillow! Those would b great for car rides

  151. Ginger says:

    Great ideas!

  152. Christine says:

    Sleeping masks! Gotta make them. I love this time of year!

  153. Lindsay says:

    I’ve had that pillowcase tutorial bookmarked for so long – I really need to make some one of these days!

  154. Melissa says:

    Inspired to sew sounds like a great book!

  155. Mindy says:

    The Quillow and the ruffled bag are two things I’d really like to try!

  156. Allison C says:

    That sleeping bag is so cute

  157. Lynne in NC says:

    Fabulous ideas worth the time and effort to make into wonderful gifts for family and friends.

  158. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the chenille blanket, thanks for the link!

  159. Sherri S. says:

    These are so fun…Thanks!

  160. Wendy D. P. says:

    Ahhh we could all use more sleep! I love the sleep sack and the eye masks would make great stocking stuffers!

  161. Candace Henderson says:

    another great day! thanks for doing this!

  162. anya says:

    Love the eye masks!

  163. Stacy says:

    love the eye mask. what an easy and quick project.

  164. KT says:

    Love the quillow! I’ve been wanting to make one of these. Thanks for sharing!

  165. Amy G. says:

    cute sleep sack! and the quillow is awesome, I need to do that!

  166. Fenna says:

    mmmm sleep πŸ™‚ some neat ideas to make!!!

  167. Bridget says:

    You guys did it again! Great ideas!!

  168. Michelle says:

    Love the sleepover pillowcase! My daughter would love one for her sleepovers at Grandma’s house.

  169. Annie K says:


  170. kate s. says:

    It would be fun to have pillow cases made from favorite fabrics!

  171. greta says:

    i like collette patterns!

  172. Ramona says:

    I just love all the tutorials today. The quillow and zigzag blanket are great. Can’t wait to make some of these items.

  173. Deidre says:

    Thanks for more great ideas and the chance to win!

  174. Genevieve says:


  175. alison says:

    the quillow rocks!

  176. Tina C. says:

    great ideas, once again!

  177. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Love the tote!

  178. Debbie says:

    Pretty pillow cases!

  179. Annie says:

    Wow so many great ideas!
    Now to sleep or to sew…..?

  180. beverly says:

    Great ideas! I’m going to have to try this cookie recipe

  181. Jessica says:

    The sleepover pillowis such a great idea!

  182. KarenH says:

    Wow, another great day of tutorials!

  183. Andrea C says:

    absolutely love the quillow!!!! tucked away in my brain for my future children..

  184. Jan says:

    Adorable ruffle tote! Must make soon!

  185. Emilia says:

    Such CUTE sleepy sacks

  186. Rachael Spencer says:

    I need to make the sleep sack! I’ll be checking out the pattern. Thanks.

  187. Kim N says:

    Love the projects today too! I’m thinking about the sleep sacks for baby gifts!

  188. Celeste says:

    That ruffle tote is gorgeous!

  189. Tas says:

    That sleepover pillow is a gorgeous idea. I’d have to eat a few chocolate peanut butter cookies while I thought about fabric choices though πŸ˜‰

  190. Kerry says:

    great tutorials, i love the sleepover pillow case.

  191. Tong says:

    Aww that sleep sack is adorable!

  192. RobynK says:

    Some great things to make for the little ones!

  193. Marie says:

    Love the ruffle tote! I like the updated pillowcases – especially the sleepover pillowcase. The quillow I’ve made before but this one looks better!

  194. Timmi says:

    Love that ruffle tote and the sleepover pillowcase

  195. Kristi F says:

    Lovely gifts as always!

  196. Eve says:

    My friend mentioned that she made a Quillow, and I had no idea what she was talking about! Now I know.

  197. Jodi G. says:

    Did sombody say “Sleep”? hehe. Such cute ideas. Love the quillow, the ruffled purse and the zig-zag quilt.

    Thank you Sew Mama Sew, bloggers and all the Sponsors. Great ideas and tutorials to last all year. Thanks for the awesome giveaways and a chance to win.


  198. Hilary says:

    I love the sleep sack pattern this over baked baby in my belly would probably love one.

  199. kim says:

    the gift tags are great!

  200. Valerie says:

    Love the pillowcases and the sleepover pillowcase. Great ideas!

  201. Alyssa S says:

    Those cookies are getting made in 10 minutes!!!

  202. Heidi says:

    I’m loving the eye mask and the sleep sac. Also those cookies look amazing. I’m a bit afraid to try them for the sake of my waistline.

  203. Beth says:

    I love the ruffle tote pattern. Just the thing for my daughter-in-law.

  204. Peggy Grow says:

    Passion for Sleep – yup, that’s me!

  205. alcheme says:

    Great sleepover pillowcase!!

  206. Nina says:

    I never heared abuot Quillows. It’s a fun idea!

  207. Whitney says:

    oh my god those cookies!

  208. Natacha says:

    That blanket seems perfect to cosily doze away!

  209. Quillows have been around for a while but I’ve never seen such a cute one! That would be great in each vehicle.

  210. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 21 thanks

  211. Michelle says:

    Ok, that’s it, I NEED a quillow now!!! πŸ™‚

  212. Mama Bear says:

    Awesome! Will be making some of these for sure, since I will be needing Christmas gifts for some big sleepers.

  213. Karen A says:

    The chevron quilt is awesome.

  214. Rocio H. says:

    I think I will have to try and make a mini chevron chenielle blanket!

  215. Sandy says:

    I love the sleepover pillowcase and the quillow, thanks for sharing!

  216. i love the books!!!!

  217. Wendy says:

    Love the sleepover pillowcase idea!

  218. Molly says:

    Love the pillowcase tutorial from Film in the Fridge. I always use it – so quick and easy!

  219. Kami says:

    Love the quillow reminds me of being a little kid!

  220. Jill B says:

    I love quillows!

  221. Theresa says:

    I love the eye masks.

  222. Sharon says:

    I love sleepy time thing, who doesn’t?! Thanks for another amazing array of wonderful ideas and inspirations!

  223. Heidi Anderson says:

    Great selection of books and the sleepover pillowcase is lovely.

  224. Louby Lou says:

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies – YUM!!!!!!

  225. Kim T. says:

    such nice pillowcases!

  226. Nova says:

    Thanks for sharing my Quillow Tute x

  227. Stephanie says:

    I like the sleepover pillowcase.

  228. Anne says:

    Mmm, those cookies look mouthwatering!

  229. marthaeliza says:

    I must make a sleep sack. Then, I’ll have to find a baby to gift it to. Or perhaps I can size it up to a 38″ bust?

  230. Natalija says:

    The quillow idea is new to me – but it’s such a great idea!

  231. Deanna says:

    Any of the garment sewing books would be much appreciated as I am trying to improve in that area.

  232. Joanne says:

    Love those lounge pants!

  233. Beth T says:

    Eye mask and pretty pillowcases added to my To Do list. By this point in handmade holidays, I’m listing for Christmas 2012. Which is okay, right?

  234. Jenelle says:

    Ashley’s tutorial is fantastic. I’d love to make a flannel Anna Maria Horner pillowcase! πŸ™‚

  235. susan hwang says:

    love the cookie recipe!

  236. Tammy says:

    Everything looks fun! πŸ™‚

  237. Deanne Johnson says:

    Quillows are wonderful!

  238. Jolene says:

    I am really enjoying all these holiday posts! Thanks much!

  239. Kate says:

    Those cookies look great. I also love the idea of making my own pillowcases, so many decorating possibilities. Thanks

  240. Sarah says:

    I had never heard of a “Quillow” before, and now I want to make one for everyone I know. Thanks for the link!

  241. Amanda says:

    I really love the chevron chenille blanket

  242. katie says:

    Love the Quillow. I had a blanket like that when I was a kid :). The Colette book looks awesome. I’d love to learn how to make garments for myself.

  243. M Evans says:

    That Quillow is awesome!

  244. Ah, that quillow is gorgeous, and such a great idea!

  245. Sarah says:

    Love the sleep sack. What a perfect baby gift!

  246. Robin E. says:

    More great tutorials to choose from. Thank you.

  247. Cricket says:

    Wow, that zig-zag chenille is amazing! I wanted to make a little throw quilt for my SIL for Christmas, but I don’t think I will get it done. This would be a very cool option!

  248. anna says:

    We have some twin-sized flannel sheets and no more twin-sized beds to put them on! The sleepover pillowcases will be the perfect way to recycle the fabric.

    Even though I’ll probably only make a few things from this month of ideas, it gets me into the true holiday spirit, of giving thoughtful gifts…instead of just shopping. Thanks!

  249. LoriA says:

    Love the zig zag chenille blanket!! Would need to find a bit more time and patience before tackling that!

  250. Sunny says:

    Mmmm those cookies look delicious

  251. Jess says:

    Ok, the combination of amazing-looking lounge pants with amazing-looking cookies could be VERY bad for my waistline, but it looks soooo good!

  252. Christine M says:

    Love the ruffle tote!

  253. Bobby says:

    I’m going to have to use that pattern for the eye masks for my husband for Christmas. :0)

  254. Jodie says:

    Love the sleep sack tutorial! So cute!

  255. beth lehman says:

    Love the sleepsack!

  256. Rebecca says:

    All so lovely! Makes me wish I could go home and crawl under my comforter rather than be sitting here at my desk.

  257. carriem says:

    I can’t wait to try the sleep sack!

  258. Silvia says:

    The Vintage Eye Masks are lovely!! You will look very smart when you sleep with them πŸ™‚

  259. Elizabeth says:

    I have friends that swear by the sleep sack, I’ll have to try out the tutorial!

    (And the idea of a quillow is amazing because it means that you can put it away after you’re done snuggling and it still functions on a couch as a pillow πŸ™‚

  260. Joanne says:

    More wonderful ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  261. Shannon says:

    Great assortment today!

  262. Rachel L says:

    Love the vintage eye masks!

  263. Melanie says:

    I love quillows — I’ve given quite a few over the years and they are always a hit! And those cookies…wow. Look great!!

  264. Ella says:

    These are lovely projects!

  265. Bethany says:

    Great inspiration!

  266. the quillow is great!

  267. Melissa Love says:

    I would love to win one of these books! This is a great post with lots of fun ideas. ^_^

  268. Fawn says:

    I adore the sleepover pillowcase! What a great idea for young kiddos; have to make one for my niece!

  269. I have always wanted to try a Quillow…now I can!

  270. Jacque says:

    I’ve been searching for a quillow pattern! All of these ideas are so good for gifting!

  271. eleanor says:

    What a great blanket!

  272. Suzanne says:

    I’ve been curious about those quillows. thank you

  273. Betsy says:


  274. Sarah B says:

    Those cookies look delicious! And I must try making my own custom pillow cases, so fun πŸ™‚

  275. Tiffany says:

    OOOOOOOOhhh!!! I LOVE this line up! I must make sleep sacks for my baby nephew, quillows for my kiddos, and a ruffle tote for myself! It’s going to be a busy week now! πŸ™‚

  276. Vikki says:

    Great gift ideas, thank you.

  277. Michelle B says:

    Those quillows look tricky…but fun! Hooray for sleeping!

  278. Maeve says:

    The sleepover pillowcase is such a great idea! And those chocolate peanutbutter cookies are calling me!

  279. Kylie C says:

    I love sewing pillowcases- quick and satisfying.

  280. Tabitha says:

    I’ve made the sleep-over pillowcases and they are a fave of my daughter and nephew! Love the ruffle tote!

  281. Meg says:

    Those cookies look ridiculously delicious!!

  282. Love the ruffle tote!

  283. Serena says:

    Vintage Eye Mask: on my “To Make” list now.

  284. mai says:

    Love making pillow cases as presents. Keep up the wonderful Passion for … blog. Thank you.

  285. Liz says:

    that sleep sack is adorable!

  286. Britt King says:

    Love the eye masks, great stocking stuffers!

  287. Britt King says:

    Love the eye mask pattern, what great stocking stuffers!

  288. Melissa Ann says:

    Those Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise cookies may just get added to our 12 days of Cookies holiday tradition πŸ˜‰

  289. Andrea says:

    I love the sleep sack. I’d love to find the time to make one for my first boy due in just days but we will see.

  290. Pauline says:

    Oh that ruffle tote is too cute! Thanks for posting the tutorial!

  291. i’m so going to make those chocolate/peanut butter cookies

  292. Carrie says:

    All so cute!

  293. Tiffany says:

    Wow. All such good ideas!

  294. cheri says:

    OMG, that chenille blnkt is awesome!

  295. Sheryl says:

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and then a Nap! Perfect!

  296. Katie B says:

    Love that chenille blanket!

  297. Rhonda S. says:

    Ok, the sleep sack? Sleepover pillow? quillow? ruffle tote? CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER SURPRISE COOKIES??? Love ’em all!

  298. Pat says:

    The chenille is on my list. Beautiful.

  299. Gretchen says:

    What a dilemma – sleep or stay awake and make these great projects?

  300. Amy says:

    I so want to make a quillow!!!

  301. Oh my.. Where to begin?! Thanks for delivering great ideas and wonderful giveaways! Hope we win!

  302. Alli says:

    Those cookies look yummy!

  303. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    The Sleepover Pillowcase rocks!

  304. Becky says:

    I’m so excited by these ideas – the Quillow is adorable and so is the sleepover pillowcase. They are going on my to-do list for sure!

  305. Chris says:

    I’d love to win the Japanese sewing book. So many great ideas for gifts!

  306. Cindi C says:

    Love the sleepover pillow idea. Too cute!

  307. Christina says:

    chocolate peanut butter surprise cookies?! those look awesome!!!

  308. Christina says:

    cookies or sleep … cookies or sleep….
    oooo, that’s a tough choice…

  309. alexa says:

    Those sleep sacks would be perfect for my little one.

  310. Cassandra Jones says:

    loving the lounge pants idea.

  311. Becky says:

    Those cookies look so good!

  312. Liz Devens says:

    I love the idea of a sleepover pillowcase. Both my girls still sleep with their loveys and I don’t see that ending any time soon!

  313. love the sleepover pillowcase idea!!

  314. Robyn Meza says:

    I love the Quillow, too cute!

  315. Catherine says:

    Oooh…thanks for sharing those books with us. I see two that I’d like to check into for making clothing. πŸ™‚

  316. pocketsize says:

    The surprise cookies look delicious!

  317. Sherly says:

    so many great ideas!

  318. Virginia says:

    Who doesn’t love a good nap? And who doesn’t love a pretty pillow case to rest their head on during a good nap?

  319. Cat says:

    wow, this quillow is cute !

  320. liz says:

    I love all of the ideas from the Homemade Holidays! I can’t wait to make the sleepover pillow and the quillow. And I always love the tutorials from Aesthetic nest.

  321. Michele J. says:

    More great ideas! Pillow cases are something that has been on my sewing to-do list for quite some time now.

  322. Susan says:

    Would love to have some of those cookies baking in the oven right now!

  323. Georgia says:

    Oh my goodness. The quillow makes me so happy! I still have the one my grandma made me when I was born. Yep, definitely making one of these for my baby for Christmas. Thanks!!!

  324. lm says:

    great ideas again. thanks so much.

  325. Diana says:

    I love absolutely everything on this post!

  326. Cherri says:

    Love the quillow-very cute. I’m thinking of making the cookies for our cookie exchange-yum!!

  327. Kirsten says:

    I love the peanut butter chocolate cookies and sleepover pillowcase. How great. Good giveaways today too!!!

  328. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    Those chocolate cookies are making me seriously hungry. I’m definitely going to have to find out how she makes them!

  329. I will definitely be making some of those pretty quick pillowcases!

  330. Kathryn says:

    Great ideas! I think the sleep sack is next on my list.

  331. Doris says:

    Thank you so much for all of the handmade gift ideas… the chenille chevron throw looks like a fun challenge!

  332. linda says:

    omg, i need those Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies stat!!!

  333. Lorrie says:

    That sleep sack is just so sweet. And the ruffled bag.

  334. alison says:

    Great ideas! My daughter is making her brothers pillowcases this year and we needed to find a tutorial! Thanks so much!

  335. Christina says:

    With two boys two and under, sleep is about the only thing I’m pasionate about lately. Thanks for the ideas!

  336. Kristy K says:

    the sleep sack is the perfect gift for my new niece! thank you!

  337. Lisa G. says:

    That ruffle tote is adorable?!?!

  338. Lisa Uotinen says:

    Simple Modern Sewing please!

  339. Kristie says:

    I love all the pillow tutorials. Perfect for my kids and for gifts. Thanks!

  340. amber says:

    I want to take a nap in those organic pj bottoms right now! I just put some PJs from Sandmaiden Sleepwear on my gift list. The site has so many beautiful soft looking things.

  341. Janelle says:

    The ruffle tote is adorable!

  342. Lorri says:

    I definitely have a passion for sleep! lol, love the sleep sac! πŸ™‚

  343. Rebekah says:

    The Colette Handbook is at the tippy-top of my Christmas list.

  344. Brigette says:

    I’m thankful for the pretty quick pillowcase tutorial.

  345. Sonya M says:

    Those chocolate peanut butter cookies look divine! I have a passion for sleep too! Thanks for the ideas!

  346. Margaret says:

    I was just thinking about pillowcases. Thanks for the link to Ashley’s tutorial.

  347. Carrie says:

    Oh my! So much good stuff in there. Love the quillow. Who would have thought. Those cookies look divine too! Yummo!

  348. Mandy says:

    Love the Sleepover Pillowcase and the chocolate cookies – Yum!

  349. Courtney says:

    Those cookies look delicious!

  350. Tanja says:

    Oh my goodness – I want one of those chocolate peanut butter cookies right now! Love the sleepover pillow – so cute!

  351. Amy says:

    Ah, cute sleep sack!

  352. wendy says:

    I love all of these ideas, I also love to sleep!

  353. jessica says:

    I need to try those peanut butter surprise cookies . Yum!

  354. Beth says:

    I am going to fill my hubby’s stocking with those choc-pb cookies. He’ll flip for them.

  355. Cinnamon says:

    I love the ruffle tote, and the pillow cases look so easy.

  356. Heather Egli says:

    I have the Inspired to Sew book, and it’s amazing! Totally inspired me to some up with a unique quilt design. I really want the Colette book-it looks great!

  357. Barbara says:

    Oh, the Colette book looks wonderful!

  358. Kristin says:

    I just noticed the extra tutorials links today — going to have to go back and see all the great ideas I’ve missed!

  359. Somer says:

    great tutorials

  360. deborah says:

    what a coincidence!! i’m sleepy this morning and was already dreaming about a nap… checking out every single link above, thank you!

  361. Jennifer N says:

    Lots of lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  362. Jess says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials!

  363. Kim says:

    I love the zippered pillowcase! Great idea!

  364. kate C. says:

    Ooh, I’ve never seen that ‘simple modern sewing’ book, it looks really interesting. And those cookies… yum!

  365. Kait says:

    I really love those envelopes! And those eye masks are lovey! πŸ™‚

  366. Kristin says:

    Mmmm….those cookies look so good!

  367. ooh, some great ideas here! thanks!!

  368. Carol says:

    Love the cookies and adding them to my list. Simple Modern Sewing looks like a great book!

  369. Sharon Meek says:

    I love the eye mask. I have been wanting one of these.

  370. jeanne says:

    Modern Basics looks like the book for me! Thanks, again, for all the giveaway!

  371. wendy says:

    What a lovely list of tutorials again! I love the chevron blanket!!

  372. Nat says:

    That Quillow is a very clever idea & the neme made me smile πŸ™‚

  373. Christie S. says:

    I really want to make some pretty pillow cases too.

  374. Love the quillow!!!

  375. Jane says:

    Lovely ideas. The Quillow is definitely on my list for two granddaughters.

  376. Kristin H says:

    Love the pillowcase tutorial!

  377. tmv says:

    The sleep sack and overnight pillow case are very cute!

  378. Debbie says:

    All of these ideas are so great! I don’t know which one I will try first. Thank you!

  379. Julie says:

    a quillow!, awesome, yes i have a passion for sleep right now!.

  380. Gill says:

    My children would have loved the sleepover pillowcases when they were young!!

  381. Sarah says:

    Such lovely ideas, especially the vintage eye mask!

  382. Christie says:

    Thanks so much for including my pillowcase! What a fun round-up!

  383. Jen says:

    Love that sleepover sack!

  384. Kim says:

    Love the sleep sack! Thanks for another giveaway!

  385. Rebekah says:

    Love today’s tutorials! Those chocolate-peanut butter cookies might be my pick for a Christmas cookie swap, and wow I’d love to make that ruffle tote for my sister!

  386. Kelsey D says:

    Love the Quillo πŸ™‚

  387. Cory says:

    Loved the ruffle tote…going on my to do list now!

  388. Jenn Lee says:

    Those cookies look so good!

  389. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    Great ideas once again!

  390. Steph says:

    My son would love the quillow–I don’t think I’ll have enough time to complete everything on my list! (And I’d love the ruffle tote for myself.)

  391. Teresa says:

    These tutorials are ALL awesome. Thank you so much! I also love the gift suggestions – you folks here at SMS are just the absolute best. Thank you again!!!

  392. chibidani says:

    I love sleep, and all of these are great ideas!

  393. Christina says:

    I love your handmade Holidays series, especially this year, I can’t wait to see the bags and free printables each day, let alone the projects.

  394. Mandi says:

    I love the chevron chenille blanket. Gotta make one of those!

  395. Ellu says:

    Yummy, those surprise cookies look delicious!

  396. Briana says:

    A quillow I even like the name πŸ™‚

  397. Mina says:

    I may want to try a quillow

  398. Tasha says:

    I think my sister just might love the bag of the day today! I have been trying to find just the right one πŸ™‚

  399. Ann says:

    My son was just asking to make “reese’s” candy. I think the cookies are a better bet for him to try.

  400. Sharon says:

    Love the sleepover pillowcase!!

  401. Ana says:

    Love that Sleepover Pillowcase, would be a nice idea to make for my niece.

  402. Beth says:

    I’d love to see (or better, win!) that Colette book πŸ™‚

  403. Great post – some terrific books this week! And oh, how, cute … the little sleep bag is.

    I guess I would look ridiculous in one, but it just looks so cozy ;–)

  404. Heather says:

    I love the sleepover pillow idea. And the ruffled tote is so fun!

  405. Liz says:

    Again, amazing!

  406. Susanne says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  407. Carla says:

    love the quillow!

  408. Kelly Irene says:

    I just told my hubby I want to make a Quillow but didn’t want to try to figure out the math! Thanks for posting all these links today!

  409. Stacy says:

    I have to make the sleepover pillowcase!

  410. MC says:

    So many great things to make on today’s list. Thanks!

  411. Hannah says:

    Love the cookies!!! Gotta try them!

  412. Emily says:

    i’d love the collete sewing handbook!

  413. Lisa C. says:

    Quillow?!?! How have I never heard of that?? It’s on, Quillow. You will be mine.

  414. Lisa Zap says:

    What wonderful ideas! Thanks so much for all your hard work procuring these great projects.

  415. Tsigeyusv says:

    Such fantastic ideas yet again! I am lovin’ this series!

  416. Allison says:

    Great giveaways again!

  417. jenn says:

    I love the Quillow. So comfy on a winter night! Thanks.

  418. Holly says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  419. thea says:

    I have been looking for a simple cute eye mask tutorial! Thank you!!

  420. Beezus says:

    Love the sleepover pillowcase!

  421. Kerry says:

    Going to have to make the chenille blanket!

  422. I definitely have a passion for sleep!! Great ideas today! Thanks!

  423. Miquela says:

    I am sooo good at sleeping…love this post.

  424. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  425. Em says:

    Sleep sack! A baby essential. And while not related to the sleep theme today, that ruffle bag is darling!!

  426. Gina S. says:

    Cute ruffle tote!

  427. Christine says:

    The eye mask and pillowcase are going to the top of my list to make for Christmas presents.

  428. ste says:

    All of those books lok great to me, but especially the Simple Modern Sewing!

  429. Hannah says:

    That chevron blanket is a really interesting idea. Thanks for sharing!

  430. Linda says:

    The modern basics book looks great! And I love that vintage eye mask pattern.

  431. Jennifer says:

    The quillow is adorable. The Sleepover pillowcase would also be a great gift!

  432. Carmen says:

    Perfect for this particular Monday. I’m feeling totally sleepy!

  433. Love the title of this one – passion for sleep! πŸ™‚ The Quillow is such a great idea. πŸ™‚

  434. Lee says:

    I am needing to test out those choc. filling pb cookies! yum – thanks for the giveaways and ideas!

  435. Chris says:

    I love the sleepover pillowcase!

  436. Larissa says:

    Maybe sleep pants for me…? What mother doesn’t have a passion for sleep? πŸ™‚

  437. Gina says:

    The Chevron Chenille Blanket is going on my ever-growing list of things I must make!

  438. Elizabeth says:

    That Simple Modern Sewing Book looks wonderful! And I’m definitely planning to use that Chevron Baby Blanket technique for my next baby shower! With three pregnant friends there’s bound to be some baby sewing in my future!

  439. Pat Upton says:

    Love the quillow idea! And I have to see what the chevron chenille blanket is all about! Love it!

  440. Casey C says:

    Very fun projects!

  441. Barbara says:

    My son and I have just decided that those chocolate peanut butter surprise cookies are the very next thing we are going to bake. Can’t wait!

  442. pammalammadingdong says:

    Quillo! Of course! Christmas solved.

  443. Sarah McGrath says:

    Oh I have a little baby on the way, those sleep sacks would be perfect!

  444. Amy says:

    Beautiful books yet again! Simple Modern Sewing would be perfect for me!

  445. Angela B. says:

    Mmm… chocolate and peanut butter and then a nap! Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  446. Clari says:

    The Quillow is a great idea! My daughters will love it.

  447. Natalie V2 says:


  448. Rebekah says:

    Love the selection of books!

  449. Lyndsey says:

    Such a great idea, I might just have to make my son the sleepover pillowcase!

  450. jen says:

    love the quillows!

  451. kathyh says:

    SewMamaSew rocks!

  452. Tera says:

    Lovely just lovely…..

  453. Emily says:

    Definitely putting the quillow and the cookies on my “to do” list!

  454. Heather L says:

    Love that zig zag chenille blanket!

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