November 3 ~ Passion for Clothes

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We love clothes, and we love making clothing that’s just right. The perfect fabric, the perfect fit… Made for us! (Or made for the people we love.) If you have a passion for clothes we know you’ll love today’s tutorials!

Don’t forget to comment to win today. You could tell us about your recent clothing sewing successes or your favorite Etsy shop for clothes… Anything goes!

Make It

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Remember The Pretty Blouse from Amanda of The Modern Marigold? She created this tutorial for us here at Sew, Mama, Sew!; we like how it gives such different looks depending on your fabric choices…
spacer Autumn Tunic
Shannon from Luvinthemommyhood shows you how to make this darling Autumn Tunic!
spacer Junebug Dress
Jess from Craftiness is not Optional shows you how to draft your own pattern (or download a 2T/3T pattern) for this super-cute Junebug Dress.
spacer Plaid-Tastic Top
Nicole from Cola Cola Island says her Plaid-Tastic Top bow makes her happy. She was inspired by a shirt she saw to make her own, and then she generously shows us how to do it too!
spacer Scrappy Skirt
Make a Scrappy Skirt with Melissa fromThe Polkadot Chair!
spacer Skirt & Ruffle Leggings
These Skirt & Ruffle Leggings from Ashley of Make It and Love It are super-easy, soft and fun. What more could you ask for?!
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Liz from Cotton & Curls makes box pleats look easy in her tutorial for this pretty Paperbag Skirt.
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Elisabeth’s Elastic-Waist Skirt from Growing Home is easy enough to be the third or fourth thing you’ve ever sewn (Elisabeth is sure of it!).

Related tutorials you might just love: Hooded Tunic, Yoga Skirt Tutorial, Undaunted Summer Top

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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Ellen’s Rope Bag from The Long Thread is so easy and chic. You’ll want to make several to show off your favorite fabrics. (If you can bear it, you can give some of those away as gifts this season!)

Buy It

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Thumb & Pinky creates handmade children’s clothing from beautiful fabrics ranging from Marimekko to handmade African prints. We think the skirts are especially fantastic, like this Toddler Marimekko Skirt.

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

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

Mix It

spacer Gingerbread Bundts with Cinnamon Glaze
Bria from These Peas are Hollow shares her Gingerbread Bundts with Cinnamon Glaze recipe. She writes, “The aroma from these cakes is absolutely heavenly, if ‘coziness’ had a smell, this would probably be it. Spicy and rich but not too sweet, I think these cakes would be an absolute crowd-pleaser for Thanksgiving or other fall gatherings.” Yum!

Print It

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Download these free Jam Labels from Sibylle at Funkytime, decorate your jars and make your neighbors happy with some homemade jam this holiday season!

Win It

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

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these books!
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook (US Winners Only)

Author: Nora Abousteit, Alison Kelly, BurdaStyle
Publisher: Potter Craft

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the most comprehensive, hip and creative guide to learning to sew clothes with style. With more than 430,000 members around the world, BurdaStyle is the largest online community of sewing enthusiasts, fashion designers and DIYers. In their first book, BurdaStyle celebrates this vibrant, global community as they teach readers everything they need to know to design and sew an entire wardrobe of fashion-forward looks using the five fully customizable sewing patterns enclosed with the book. Filled with gorgeous photography, step-by-step instruction and contributions by 78 designers from 22 countries, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook will be the go-to guide for every fashion sewer.

Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs [With CD-ROM]

Author: Aimee Ray
Publisher: Lark Crafts

This follow-up to the best-selling Doodle Stitching offers fans expanded and updated basics, 400+ easy embroidery motifs on the page and on a CD sealed in the back of the book, 17 projects, and lots of added inspiration. More than a dozen categories include Alphabet, Asian Chic, Baby, Celebrations, Embellishments, Fruits & Veggies, Space, Trees, Flowers, Winged Wonders, and Woodland Creatures, and each section includes one motif stitched by the author.

Sew Up a Home Makeover: 50 Simple Sewing Projects to Transform Your Space

Author: Lexie Barnes
Publisher: Storey Books

Want to bring a new look to a tired room without spending a fortune? Designer Lexie Barnes shows you how to personalize your living space in just a few hours, with 50 fresh, fun, pattern-free sewing projects. Transform a living room with a custom-designed slipcover and coordinated pillows. Redecorate a bedroom in a weekend by sewing up a headboard cover, a lampshade, and matching window treatments. Learn how easy and inexpensive it can be to change the look of a child’s room as she grows from a baby to a kid to a teenager. With dramatic before-and-after examples, beautifully styled photography, and a fun “you-can-do-it” attitude, Sew Up a Home Makeover is a creative resource that you’ll return to every time you’re ready for a new look.

‘Tis the Season Quilts and Other Comforts

Authors: Shelley Wicks, Jeanne Large
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Decorate your home throughout the snowy season with 10 folk-art quilts and accessories! Choose from lap quilts, wall quilts, pillows, and table runners, all featuring favorite wintertime motifs. With easy projects and step-by-step instructions, and a little fun with giant rickrack, you’ll be finished before the first holiday party!

* Projects feature fusible appliquΓ© and easy wool appliquΓ© stitched by hand or machine.
* Themes include stockings, stars, trees, holly, and even reindeer.
* Decorating tips throughout the book offer fresh ideas for your home.

Craft Activism (US Winners Only)

Author: Joan Tapper & Gale Zucker
Publisher: Potter Craft

Join the Handmade Movement! We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community.

Craft Activism is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon share their experiences, tips, and advice on living, teaching, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle. Learn to craft for your cause, connect with other crafters, think green, organize a fair, host an online exchange, create yarn graffiti, and more.

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

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

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504 Responses to November 3 ~ Passion for Clothes

  1. jilbab says:

    Thank you from the lucky Superstrike winner Me! I just emailed you my address from home AND from work, just in case some silly spam filter intercepts the message from one or the other.

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  3. Gina says:

    Look at that sweet little Junebug dress!

  4. Catherine says:

    What a fabulous roundup of handmade clothing! I think I need to make a grown up scrappy skirt. πŸ™‚

  5. stephanie tipton says:

    I love the paper bag skirt and the rope bag. Great ideas!

  6. Not bad indeed , thanks for the information

  7. JulieI actually did eat the leftovers the next day before 10, so I guess that would pass as breakfast. I must admit, though, that the white rice stick tastes better as leftovers because it is still stretchy when it’s cold. But the brown rice pasta was still great.

  8. Jenn says:

    Oooh -that junebug dress is ADORABLE!

  9. Jodie says:

    I love that skirt!

  10. Maybe one day i will be brave enough to sew clothes πŸ™‚

  11. Susanna Skinner says:

    Oh man! I would love any of the first four books – particularly BurdaStyle (as I am terrified of learning to sew clothing but desperately want to) and the Doodle Stitching embroidery book, because I am an avid cross-stitcher!!

  12. Kelly Irene says:

    OK, I’ve just added four projects to my Must Make list on Pinterest!! Thanks for the great resources.

  13. Rebekah says:

    I really want the Burdastyle book.

  14. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    Love the JuneBug dress! I have a little niece that would look adorable in that!

  15. Erin says:

    The Paper Bag skirt is gorgeous! Love it…

  16. Angi says:

    guess I’m not much of a clothes person.

  17. Lisa C. says:

    So many cute choices! I wish I could figure out how to make toddler clothes into adult clothes…the scrappy skirt is amazingly cute!!

  18. Stephanie C. says:

    Great ideas today!

  19. Madeline says:

    Paper bag skirts are my fav and I have had my eye on that fall tunic for a while now. Beautiful tutorials.

  20. Such inspiration! And I LOVE that rope bag, it’s giving me ideas… πŸ™‚

  21. Deb Cameron says:

    The flirt skirt is gorgeous, and love all the clothing tutorials! Will not be getting any sleep ever again if I were to commit to what I wanted to sew, in this lifetime…LOL

  22. Maris Olsen says:

    I am a garment sewist all the way! I am trying to whittle down my sizable stash….probably never happen! Thanks for all the great tutes!

  23. Karen A says:

    I am always looking for great ideas for clothes.

  24. Amy says:

    I have those cute leggins pinned and that June bug dress is darling.

  25. Shawna says:

    I’m new to sewing but I think I could handle the Elastic Waist or Paperbag Skirts. I know I’d love one of those Gingerbread Bundts! Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.


  26. Jodi G. says:

    I have not sewn clothes since high school but seeing these patterns I might try again. I’m loving the embroidery and Christmas books.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.


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  29. craftytammie says:

    i never sew clothes for myself – i really should try that blouse! and the jam labels are awesome, thanks!

  30. Cory says:

    Great tutes!!! I am all over the Junebug Dress, Scrappy Skirt, and Ruffle tights!!

  31. Gill says:

    I love the Junebug dress!!!

  32. Lee says:

    Thanks the inspiration and giveways.

  33. Chris says:

    The rope bag is great! thanks!

  34. Lindsay says:

    The gingerbread bundts look delicious!

  35. Rachel says:

    Wow. this is a great bunch of tutorials today! Love the paperbag skirt…will have to make one…someday…

  36. rp says:

    I like making skirts…even if most haven’t been quite perfect yet.

  37. ashley says:

    The junebug dress is super adorable. I think my little girl might need one.

  38. Mandi says:

    I love that junebug dress. I have to make that one.

  39. SmilynStef says:

    Those ruffle leggings are so darn cute.

  40. Ingrid says:

    More great books! And gingerbread bundt cakes, mmm.

  41. Dorothy says:

    That rope bag is great!

  42. adrianna says:

    Love the plaid-tastic shirt!!

  43. julia carter says:

    These are all so great!!!” Love it..

  44. Carrie says:

    Love the pretty blouse and the Junebug dress!

  45. Kerry says:

    So many cute projects, so little time.

  46. Pauline says:

    Adding another thing (scrappy skirt) to sew for my wee niece πŸ™‚

  47. Jennifer says:

    That bundt sounds delicious!

  48. Dawn says:

    I keep meaning to make one of the elastic waist skirts, looks so easy! I love the rope bag, too!!

  49. Sandra :) says:

    I have two nieces that are expecting (one is expecting twins!) – the Junebug dress is so pretty – I sure hope there’s a little GREAT niece in my not-so-distant future!

  50. Jen S says:

    This post is full of so much goodness! Sewing, crafting, reading and yummy treats. I just don’t know where to start. Perhaps sew a skirt while nibbling on a yummy treat?

  51. Mel says:

    Love today’s bag – the rope handle looks great, and would be comfortable to carry.

  52. Sylvia says:

    I love that toddler skirt, may have to make that for my grandaughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. cheri says:

    I Love the tutes! Now to sew….

  54. Ingrid says:

    I love the rope bag. That would make a really cute gift for my niece.

  55. Lori Krause says:

    That Burda book would be so helpful! The gingerbread bundts look and sound amazing!

  56. Audrey says:

    I am so excited to sew clothes for my little girl coming n February!

  57. amorette says:

    love the clothes- wish i had a little girl to sew for! that marimekko skirt is fabulous- do they make them in adult sizes?

  58. Maureen says:

    What great tutorials and books too.

  59. Shawna says:

    I need to make every single thing here!

  60. Sherri S. says:

    Every single thing here makes me happy! Thanks for sharing!

  61. Jen says:

    greaet ideas

  62. Jane S. says:

    As always, many great features and giveaways! Thank you so much.

  63. Rebecca says:

    That Junebug dress is so sweet!

  64. christina says:

    I love that junebug dress! It’s so adorable! I would love that Burda style book!!

  65. Bridget says:

    My favorite post so far!

  66. Suze says:

    Can’t wait to make those gingerbread bundts!

  67. Andi says:

    Thanks for some great ideas!

  68. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Lots to pin today!

  69. Adrienne says:

    Have had the pretty blouse on my “to make” list for awhile now, maybe it’s time to make something for myself!

  70. Kirsten says:

    I’ve got to make the paperbag skirt for this spring? Love the turquoise skirt color.

  71. Katiegirl says:

    Those gingerbread bundts look delicious! And how cute are the ruffles/leggings?!

  72. Marci Girl says:

    Awww…nothing for boys in this grouping!

  73. Kris says:

    I’m really curious what’s in the The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook! Also, the Plaid-Tastic Top is adorable. Love the colors too.

  74. Amy says:

    More awesome books!

  75. Sam says:

    Love the Junebug dress – so cute!

  76. Jen V says:

    I’ve been meaning to sew myself a skirt. The Paper Bag skirt looks good!

  77. carrie says:

    that bunt cake looks amazing!

  78. Each day gets better and better….

  79. Margaret says:

    My husband says his favorite flavor of cake is ‘bundt’. These would make a great addition to the Thanksgiving table.

  80. Rebekah says:

    The clothes are all really cute… but wow that bundt cake looks amazing!!

  81. Jennifer says:

    I love these skirts. I definitely need to make some!

  82. Crystal Turner says:

    I’m a beginner at sewing, but can’t wait to try some of these patterns. Especially the leggins!

  83. Cat says:

    I love the pretty blouse ! dream of one for me… and also the cute dresses for girls… shame I have 3 boys !

  84. Jessica says:

    I’m definitely making the Junebug dress for my daughter. And a few of these books are already on my wishlist!

  85. Rebekah says:

    I love all of the clothing tutorials…they’re great inspiration!

  86. bess says:

    i wish i felt more confident sewing clothes – these look amazing!

  87. Clara says:

    such pretty clothes. I wish I had more time.

  88. Paula says:

    I love the Rope Bag and it seems easy to make; must try it soon.

  89. Steph says:

    I don’t do much clothes sewing because I haven’t really mastered pattern alterations and fitting. I do make some clothes for my son–he’s a lot easier to fit!

  90. Andee says:

    The ruffle leggings are so sweet! I’m glad I have a lot of friends who are about to have baby girls.

  91. Christine says:

    Gotta’ love anything named Junebug.

  92. Lanny says:

    Looking at the kid clothes makes me wish I had some children.

  93. Sue Ellen T says:

    That’s it – I’m not adding anything else to my calendar this month! I have to jealously guard my time so that I can make use of these GREAT tutorials!

  94. Marianna says:

    Cute skirts!

  95. Anya says:

    Great ideas once again! Thanks!

  96. Sonja says:

    Love those ruffled leggings and the super simple rope purse!

  97. pocketsize says:

    I hope I’m still on time! The Plaid-tastic top looks great, thanks for the link.

  98. Sydney says:

    I haven’t attempted to sew anything for myself (yet) but these are definitely motivating me to go for it!

  99. Aurélie says:

    This junebug dress is so cute!

  100. S White says:

    More great ideas. I don’t sew for myself very often anymore but love the projects for the little one.

  101. Ivy PM says:

    if only i could win all those books… thanks.

  102. Kristin says:

    That blouse is so cute!

  103. laura reich says:

    That Junebug dress is ridiculously cute,

  104. Angela says:

    Love this site! So many cute ideas.. too many ideas, not enough time! I used to sew, etc a ton – then when my kids were small that came to a grinding halt. Now that they are older I’m getting back into doing some of these fun activites. That Burda book lookd fantastic.

  105. Sara says:

    My most recent succcess was a ninja turtle costume! But I really love to sew dresses.

  106. Stacy says:

    The Junebug dress is beyond adorable!

  107. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    Oh Yum gingerbread bundt cakes!

  108. Elizabeth says:

    I love the paperbag skirt, can’t wait to make it!

  109. wendy says:

    loving the handmade holidays!

  110. Courtney says:

    Everything is so lovely!

  111. Becky says:

    Love the autumn tunic!
    Beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  112. Celeste says:

    The Junebug dress has such a great shape! Off to check it out…

  113. Evelene Sterling says:

    Oh I’d love to make that Paperbag skirt for work. I love the color and how she put the outfit together. Any of those books would be fabulous to win!

  114. Tanis says:

    cute skirts!

  115. beverly says:

    That Junebug dress is so cute!

  116. Jasmin says:

    Fabulous as usual so inspired not enough time for all the things i want to make now can’t wait to see whats next.

  117. Jacque says:

    Love all of the projects here, but that bag is just the best! Thanks for all of these great ideas!

  118. Elizabeth L says:

    Love the Rope Bag.

  119. Jayne says:

    I love all the clothes, but I’m one of those quilters who are scared to death of making clothing! These patterns have inspired me to try!

  120. JenL says:

    Love the scrappy skirt!!!

  121. Cassandra says:

    I’m so excited for the month of November. There is always so much to check and explore on this site:)

  122. Christina says:

    Oh, these tutorials are great! I’d love to start sewing some of my own skirts.

  123. Christina G. says:

    love the blouse.

  124. Brenda says:

    The rope handbag is very neat!

  125. Katelyn says:

    I love getting ideas from this blog! Only wish I could find the time to do all the projects I want to.

  126. Jamie says:

    I need to branch out from aprons. There are some great ideas here. Thanks.

  127. Kaz says:

    Love it! I really adore that rope bag!

  128. Melissa says:

    Great patterns and great books! Thanks for the chance!

  129. Cary says:

    Oh my goodness! I just realized Handmade Holidays has started! The projects are all so cute. Love those baby leggings.

  130. Katina says:

    Gotta’ say that the Marimekko skirt is too cute!

  131. Sarah B says:

    Love that sweet little Junebug dress!

  132. Sarah says:

    I love the rope bag! I think that is a fantastic idea for a present and so easy!

  133. Amy G. says:

    I love the pretty blouse – i’ve made 3!

  134. Kathleen says:

    All these are really cute. I would like to see more tutorials for plus-sized women though…

  135. Theresa says:

    I’m inspired to make some new clothes.

  136. Charmaine says:

    The rope bag is amazing!

  137. MBMeadows says:

    Would love to have the Burdastyle book! I need to put that on my Christmas list!!

  138. Melissa Ann says:

    I adore that Plaid-tastic top! Thanks for pointing it out.

  139. Whitney says:

    I love that theres a bag every day! Such a great idea!

  140. Morgan says:

    I kind of wish I was a baby so I could wear those ruffly leggings. πŸ™‚

  141. Beth says:

    So many great ideas. Now, I just need to get sewing!

  142. Liz W. says:

    Looking forward to try out those gingerbread mini bundt cakes!

  143. MJ says:

    My ‘to-do’ list just grew exponentially! Thanks πŸ™‚

  144. Tricia says:

    Wow, I love the rope bag!

  145. Ramona says:

    Just love that paperbag skirt. I can’t wait to try it.

  146. Tong says:

    Really really love the Plaid-Tastic Top!

  147. Kami says:

    The autumn tunic and junebug dress are both very cute!

  148. Jenn says:

    I just made my son’s Halloween costume, a little Star Trek uniform onesie. πŸ™‚

  149. Jessica says:

    So glad to see love in the mommyhood on here. I love that blog!

  150. Steph W says:

    Love that skirt!

  151. Maeve says:

    Great tutorials! So much to select from. Thanks to everyone!

  152. Lisa L. says:

    I am in love with the plaid shirt and the paper bag skirt! Maybe I see an outfit in my future…

  153. Nina says:

    Wow! I love all these little projects! I don’t have enought time to sew it all… or maybe I have.

  154. min says:

    Well I never really try new recipes during the holiday season since I have my own little set of goodies to make each year (or else someone in the family complains that it’s missing). However, I think I’m going to try those bundts. Yum!

  155. MarciaW says:

    Some of these garments are so cute – especially the Junebug dress. Thanks for sharing these tutorials.

  156. Marie says:

    Thanks for the links to last year’s items too! Great stuff!

  157. Nikki says:

    I can’t wait to try that paper bag skirt! I was about to make my own pattern, but whatdoyaknow, there’s already one out there, so thanks!!

  158. alcheme says:

    The pretty blouse is just perfect!

  159. Stephanie Goff says:

    I have some curtains I am working on in a gauze cotton blend and some scarves to knit and sew. I think I have another project on my list.

  160. Kim T. says:

    oh boy. love it all! how do i find the time?

  161. Jenn Lee says:

    Can’t wait to make those bundt cakes!

  162. Birgit says:

    Choice choices – perhaps winning will have me focus on what I can make for xmas….

  163. Heather S. says:

    once again some great ideas! if only I had more time to sew…

  164. Megan says:

    If only I had a daughter to sew that cute Junebug dress for – I love it!

  165. Erin says:

    How fun! Thanks again SMS! πŸ™‚

  166. Angela B. says:

    Recently I copied my fave t-shirt and made a new one and it was great! On to bigger things – would love to win the Burda book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  167. Andrea says:

    Wow I love these post. I now have some clothes on my Christmas to make list. Now off to dream of fabric choices.

  168. April says:

    My daughter will love a plaid-tastic top. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  169. Laura says:

    The mini bundts are looking delish!!! love the doodle stitches book too!

  170. Amanda says:

    I love the plaidtastic top. The bow is so cute. And the books are awesome too!

  171. Deanne Johnson says:

    Nice tutorials. My daughter will enjoy a few of the paperbag skirt.

  172. Kate says:

    Gingerbread! Yay, now I know it’s holiday season. I love the clothing patterns too – Great job.

  173. I am very, very afraid of sewing clothes. Perhaps some of these tutorials and that Burdastyle book will boost my confidence enough to try it! πŸ™‚

  174. R Harrison says:

    That’s a cute bag, might have a go at it. I just finished two of the tohoku totes (found at ). They were failly easy and turned out beautifully. She also has a great tutorial for a t shirt upcycled ruffle dress that I will be making.

  175. Heidi says:

    the autum tunic is awesome!

  176. Morgan says:

    Wow, I think that’s the first paper bag skirt I’ve seen that didn’t make the model look like she has a big waist. Excellent! And I hadn’t seen the Autumn Tunic tutorial before. Thanks!

  177. Sue says:

    Thanks, Ellen for the tutorial on the rope bag! I have several people in mind to make this for!

  178. Lorrie says:

    I love that Junebug dress, and know just the little girl who would love it.

  179. Jessica E says:

    I have decided to make bags for a few of my girlfriends / family members this year, and this one is perfect for one of them! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  180. Michelle W says:

    LOVE those cute little baby leggings. Thanks!

  181. Heidi says:

    The Tunic is amazing, and i can’t wait to make the junebug dress

  182. Louby Lou says:

    I love the freebie jam labels! Thanks!

  183. eleanor says:

    I will definitely be making the “pretty blouse.”

  184. Jolene says:

    Darling little ruffle tights!

  185. Lorena Gleason says:

    Would love to win any of these! LIke the home makeover book! Thanks for the chances!

  186. Tina says:

    I’m going to try the Paperbag skirt tonight. My daughter needs another skirt.

  187. Mikaela says:

    Love the Junebug dress!

  188. Jessica H says:

    I’ve been wanting to sew a new dress for my daughter. Plus I have a fun hoodie pattern for my son.

  189. brenda says:

    Love all the projects so far, cant wait to see what comes next.

  190. Heather says:

    Those gingerbread cakes look delish! I’m in love love love with the paperbag skirt! It makes me feel like I could do project runway (i know, that’s crazy?)!
    Awesome giveaway too!

  191. Kristy says:

    Wow – some great tutorials today! I am going to have to look through them again! (Once I have taken a look through my fabric stash of course!)

  192. alli b says:

    I know the perfect recipient for that rope bag. Xmas Pressie sorted!

  193. Melissa says:

    My girl would love those ruffle pants!

  194. HEATHER says:

    Love the bag. I can’t wait to make it.

  195. Robyn says:

    That pretty blouse and junebug dress are making me want to stray from my christmas list projects…. What to do…?

  196. Pam T. says:

    I adore making dresses for my two youngest grandchildren & today’s blog has given me some great ideas! Thanks!

  197. ~Heather says:

    That ‘Rope Bag’ has been on my to do list forever! Love the Burda book – fingers crossed!

  198. Fawn says:

    I am so going to make those gingerbread bundts in the next two weeks! Thanks for so many great ideas. This is my favorite month to read the blog. I now check it a few times per day every day as opposed to just during weekdays. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  199. greta says:

    I was just review the burdastyle book on their website. Looks great, hope I win it!

  200. brunette says:

    those gingerbread bundts look lovely!
    and the burdastyle sewing book…wow!

  201. Carol says:

    I must make that scrappy skirt. Great features today. I was driving home and thinking about my what I could bake in my mini bundt pans and voila; sewing and culinary magic in one blog!

  202. Meghan says:

    LOVE the baby ruffle leggings!

  203. Carmen says:

    I would love to be able to make my own clothes!

  204. Debbie says:

    Gingerbread with cinnamon glaze! Sounds yummy!

  205. queenjellybean says:

    I love the rope bag, I’m going to make one for all my friends and ise it instead of wrapping paper for their presents! I also want to make a scrappy skirt for myself!

  206. Sarah S says:

    Fantastic ideas! Love those girl dresses

  207. Natasha says:

    I cant wait to try the Mix it!

  208. Sara says:

    I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!

  209. Jen says:

    Working on a blessing dress for my baby girl.

    That June bug dress may be in the works sometime too. Too cute!

  210. Michele says:

    What cute patterns and what great looking books!

  211. Rhonda S. says:

    Love the skirt ideas and the rope bag!

  212. Shannon says:

    but would I be able to part with such cute clothes after sewing them? πŸ˜‰

  213. Michelle says:

    Can’t wait to try the Junebug dress. Thanks for all of these wonderful ideas.

  214. gaileee says:

    Wow! I’m doing the sew along with the napkins and placemats but for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas. I’ve almost got my subset fabric sections cut out. Whew! Takes a bit of time, eh?

    Gaileee at yahoo dot com

  215. Oh! I like the ruffle leggings!

  216. Susan D says:

    Well, Now I’m salivating for Gingerbread Bundt with Cinnamon glaze. If I had one or two of those here while I read and dream. . . . I could loose the entire day! Thank you all for sharing. I’m crazy for the Burdastyle sewing book. Thank you Sew, Momma, Sew!

  217. Nancy says:

    Amazing books! The Burda one look fabulous!

  218. mamazilla says:

    LOVE the junebug dress! πŸ™‚

  219. Rebecca says:

    These are some great tutorials! I love the bow blouse and the paper bag skirt!

  220. what a cute layered skirt!

  221. Cinnamon says:

    That scrappy skirt is such a good idea! I love Handmade Holidays. I always find something I like. Thank you Sew, Mama, Sew.

  222. orata says:

    thanks for these links–the plaid bow top is especially awesome!

  223. Joanne says:

    Wow – I love everything on today’s page, can’t pick a favorite!

  224. Anne says:

    Love, love, LOVE, the Paperbag Skirt tutorial! Thanks so much for posting this!

  225. Erin says:

    The gingerbread bundts look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!

  226. Lisa says:

    I really like the aqua color choice. My wardrobe could use some color inspiration.

  227. Linda S says:

    The scrappy skirt makes me wish I had a little girl–so cute!

  228. Angie says:

    I’ve got my eye on that Doodle Stitching book! Why weren’t there any boys clothes featured? It’s so hard to find cute things for boys (I have three)!

  229. Lots of great tutorials that make me want to leave work and go home and sew. I think I may try out The Pretty Blouse this weekend or maybe tonight πŸ™‚

  230. jessie says:

    I’ve always been a bit leery of paperbag skirts–but this one is super cute! thanks for the giveaway!

  231. AnnaPK says:

    I want to make every single one of those things!

  232. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    I like the look of the scrappy skirt!

  233. I’ve wanted to try the pretty blouse, but I’m still so intimidated by altering even simple patterns! After the holidays I hope to give it a try. Also, pinned that rope bag. So cute! And no alterations needed.

  234. Oh my, I love it all. DD loves the little leaf skirt!!

  235. briana says:

    I love the junebug dress! its so cute πŸ™‚ I would love to have anyone of those books but I most would like to have Craft Activism!

  236. Alli says:

    That rope handbag looks great for groceries, too!

  237. Jane says:

    I just love the Junebug dress. I know of three little girls who would be super cute in one.

  238. Julia says:

    definitely going to make the scrappy skirt – great idea!

  239. Ginger says:

    Cute ideas!

  240. M Evans says:

    That bow top is super cute!

  241. Cindi C says:

    As always, another day with great tutorials and ideas. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to this every year. Thanks for putting it all together.

  242. Crystal says:

    That dress and the ruffle butt tutorial are great! I wish I had more time to sew!

  243. Shannon says:

    Love all the tutorials featured. Since my sewing machine has been out of commission for a couple months, I will share my favorite Etsy shop that has caused drool marks on my laptop: LOVE IT!!!

  244. Heidi Anderson says:

    Once again, fabulous tutorials. I really love the scrappy kids skirt and the paper bag skirt. Thanks so much!

  245. Sarah says:

    I am all about ruffles, so I really liked the ruffled leggings.

  246. Yay for cute clothes but those yummy little bundt cakes will be the first thing I make πŸ™‚

  247. Michele L. says:

    i love your handmade holidays – the Skirt & Ruffle Leggings are adorable!

  248. chibidani says:

    I think I may have to give the scrappy skirt a try in January!

  249. Melissa says:

    I love the pretty blouse pattern. If only I could sew! Those gingerbread bundts look fantastic too.

  250. Jana Sterling says:

    Making clothes kinda scares me, but I’m really wanting to try the plaid tastic top! Also, the gingerbread bundts look delicious!

  251. BekahM says:

    So many fun things to make! I might just try the paperbag skirt as a Christmas gift for my sis.

  252. Gillian says:

    I once had a sewing circle…and one day we discovered the formula for making custom A-line skirt patterns. And then we all made A-line skirts nonstop for weeks! But today I am more excited about making tote bags. Sometimes the quick and easy projects are perfect warm-ups!

  253. Bobby says:

    I am always looking for new dress ideas for my girls and I think I might have to try one of those shirt ideas for me. ;0)

  254. Elaine says:

    Oh my gosh – I need to make the Pretty Blouse and eat the Gingerbread Bundts with Cinnamon Glaze!

  255. alison c says:

    I’ve just discovered that sewing clothes is eaier than I thought it might be – OK I’ve only done childrens clothes so far but its a start!

  256. Liz says:

    Cute stuff! I especially like the scrappy skirt.

  257. Kristin says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration this month! I’m looking forward to trying out those skirts.

  258. Jennifer says:

    I have been putting most of my creative energy into quiltmaking lately…but I’m itching to get back to sewing clothes (for my littlet one, who is 2 1/2, and myself!). I am almost finished with a pretty floral version of the Modkids “Frida” dress: it will be the third I have made, which should say something about how much I like that pattern: A LOT!!

  259. Polly Primrose says:

    I’m thinking that maybe I should start wearing skirts – I just love the ones in your tutorials. Thick tights and I would be ready for winter!

  260. What a great line up of stuff! Love the pattern downloads for clothing and that fabulous Doodle Stitching book.

  261. Fenna says:

    love the junebug dress!!! may have to try that out!

  262. Cari says:

    Love the little girl clothes!

  263. Andrea says:

    So fun…I am going to fill up my Evernote account!

  264. upstatelisa says:

    I would love to start making clothing again.

  265. Mare says:

    I wish I could make pretty cloths. The only thing I’ve ever made was pjs and a dog costume. LOL

  266. Loving the rope bag — that fabric is gorgeous!!!

  267. ~T~ says:

    Some of those Doodle Stitches would look great on the Junebug Dress!

  268. Miranda says:

    I really am going to have to make that elastic waist skirt one day. It’s so cute! Almost cute enough to get me over my fear of sewing clothes!

  269. Steph G. says:

    Excellent projects! I’m also loving those bundt cakes…

  270. I’ve been making my daughter a lot of her dresses and skirts, lately, so these tutorials will be great! Thanks!

  271. Wendy says:

    The plaid-tastic top is very stylish, and I love the rope handbag as well.

  272. Shayla says:

    My most recent sewing success was a shirt that I had started months ago and put it away because it kept giving me trouble. When I came back to it, it was a lot easier to get it together!

    Great tutorials! I’ll probably make the gathered skirt.

  273. Morgan O. says:

    Love the ruffle leggings – wish those were in my size!

  274. Laura says:

    I’m especially looking forward to sewing for my daughter now that she’s getting a little older. So all these ideas are great. Thanks!

  275. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    The Junebug Dress is adorable! I have to make it…

  276. Vida says:

    I’d love to try the elastic waist skirt, it looks great and seems like an easy one for a newbie.

  277. Elizabeth says:

    I love these little girls clothes! Bookmarked for my imaginary daughters! Someday!

  278. SS Sews says:

    that bundt cake looks awesome!

  279. Nina says:

    What a great round-up of tutorials! I have a stack of clothing patterns and a stack of fabric – time to try combining them, I think!

  280. Leah says:

    I learned to sew properly by sewing garments, and I swear it’s the best way to learn — nothing beats the satisfaction of saying, “This skirt? I made it myself!” LOVE the BurdaStyle book!

  281. Jennifer N says:

    Love these ideas. I hope someday to get over the fear I have of sewing for myself. The gingerbread bundts look tasty too. I may have to try them soon. Thank you for sharing.

  282. Andrea Franklin says:

    Wow what a great blogsite.!! Recently made cute little pinafore for one year old granddaughter birthday and an art smock for her three year old sister. Very fun!

  283. Abby says:

    I’ve been looking at the BurdaStyle handbook since it was announced, and I love the idea of showing so many different ways to make one pattern.

  284. Holly says:

    Wow, thanks for the great tutorials, y’all!

  285. Casey C says:

    I love the Junebug dress!

  286. I love the Pretty Blouse! Thanks for the great inspiration, SMS! πŸ™‚

  287. Brandy M. says:

    I love your goodies! I wish I was more “well rounded” in my sewing & could sew clothing. I’d be happy to have half your talent!

    Brandy M.


  288. Kendra says:

    What great tutorials! I think the rope bags are terrific — a great alternative to gift wrap!

  289. Alexandra O says:

    Great ideas

  290. Sara D. says:

    Great post today! I enjoy seeing the clothes others sew successfully. I have about a 50/50 success rate for sewing things for myself. Love the labels for the homemade Jams too. Perfect for my Jalapeno jelly for the holidays!

  291. jeanne says:

    I am loving all the bag patterns. Thank you so much!

  292. Mel says:

    Love these clothing ideas!!

  293. jen says:

    love the ideas – have the summer tunic/blouse pattern printed already and ready to go!

  294. Wiebke says:

    I love this bag!

  295. Miet says:

    Love love love that Junebug dress! And my little girl is just the right age, too.

  296. Samina says:

    Great tutorials! Thanks for freshing my memory. I’m feeling newly inspired.

  297. Fabienne says:

    Thanks for the nice ideas. I always like what Shanon does on luvinthemommyhood. I might also try the leggins from makeitandloveit.

  298. Brigette says:

    Wow, so many skirts and blouses and kids clothes that look do able for me!

  299. susan mzf says:

    gingerbread bundt cake? oh yes!!!

  300. Rebecca says:

    Love the tutorials! Am especially excited about this lot. Clothing sewing is near to my heart and happening a lot more often these days because my wardrobe needs help πŸ™‚ Thanks for pulling all of these together.

  301. kathyh says:

    Bookmarking like crazy.
    Making plans like crazy.
    Thanks for all the ideas.

  302. thanks for the great post, i orginally fell in love with sewing so i could make my own clothes, i’ve dabbled in quilting, but am coming backto garment sewing again, so this is great!

  303. Kayli S says:

    I love these clever clothes ideas. Especially those ruffle leggings. So cute!

  304. Kristin H says:

    I love the plaid shirt! I even have the perfect fabric in my stash to make it.

  305. Diana says:

    Rope bag! I’m making this this weekend! How cute!

  306. Colette says:

    Loving The Pretty Blouse and Paperbag Skirt…but HAVE to make those little bunt cakes today!

  307. November it’s my favorite month here, I can’t wait every day to see what you have posted. I love the labels, since I’m making Jam for Christmas presents.

  308. Ashley says:

    great clothes tutorials.

  309. Wendy says:

    Love the marimekko toddler skirt πŸ™‚

  310. Tina C. says:

    Yes, I love making clothes!!! also for the littles in the house too! Does anybody else feel funny when you leave the house in a totally handmade outfit from head to toe, including knitwear??? or should i be silently proud? is it better when people ask you if you’d made something, or is it better when people don’t because it must mean that the garment looks ‘normal’? i strive for handmade, not homemade-looking, but don’t always make it….

  311. Kristie says:

    I’m going to have to try some of the women’s clothes. I’ve been wanting to do more than modify clothing for myself. Thanks!

  312. Amy says:

    I’m going to get fat with you serving up a new yummy recipe everyday. Really! And I’ve gotten great ideas for skirts. Thanks!

  313. Annie says:

    Love the paper bag skirt! There’s yet another “me project” for my after-Christmas to-do list.

  314. Lisa Zap says:

    Okay! I’m definitely making those cinnamon bundts! And the tunic, and the skirt, and the…

  315. Rosemary Rattan says:

    Love the Junebug dress! Can’t wait to make it with long sleeves!

  316. Paula says:

    I love making clothes…to fit me both in size and style. The new fabrics are amazing. When I have time, I enjoy making some for my friends. Love making my own Christmas gifts.

  317. Teresa Wilson says:

    Can’t wait to make the Gingerbread Bundts!

  318. HeartOSunshine says:

    I’m loving the “Bag a Day”! Thanks!

  319. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    I’m totally craving gingerbread now. And wishing I had a Bundt pan!

  320. Lisa says:

    Love the rope bag, and I am jonesing bad for the Burda book!

  321. Sonya M says:

    I’ve wanted to take up embroidery for a while, so I’d LOVE to win the Doodle Stitching book! Thanks for the chance to win, loving Handmade Holidays so far!

  322. Caitlin Jung says:

    The paperbag skirt is moving up to the top of my to do list! Need to make it before it gets too cold to wear!

  323. Trina says:

    I love the Junebug dress!

  324. rusty taylor says:

    /wow, every book is beautiful!

  325. Jamie says:

    So many great projects!

  326. Kari E says:

    Very cool tutorials again today. Love the Junebug dress – and in a size I need! What luck!

  327. Kate says:

    Jam labels are just what I needed for some larger gifts this season. These are so cute!

  328. Char says:

    Ooooo~ i think i need to make the paper bag skirt. the directions look so easy.

  329. Dell says:

    This recipe looks delicious. I am getting out my mini bundt pan to make them.

  330. Addy says:

    I’d love to make the scrappy skirt and the elastic skirt!

  331. Molly says:

    Nice post today, I’m much more of a clothing “crafter” than other things. Over the summer I made myself a new winter that has just recently started being very useful, it was awful sewing wool in the heat though!

  332. Sherly says:

    The junebug dress is just too cute!

  333. Lisa C. says:

    So curious about the Doodle Stitching book! Thanks for the giveaway Sew Mama!

  334. Jennifer says:

    My favorite today is the Elastic waist skirt. I have even bought the fabric for it!

  335. Jessica says:

    the junebug dress is adorable, if only i had a little girl to sew for!

  336. Emily says:

    Love the Junebug dress!

  337. Anita says:

    Love it all!!!

  338. Heather E. says:

    Oh boy, is the Junebug Dress and Rope Bag ever cute!!

    I’ve just finished sewing a lot of pants for my older daughter and an Ottobre pattern dress for my younger daughter. Now I’m going to start making clothes for ME! Specifically, a Vogue top and pencil skirt. After that, it will be time to begin Christmas gift projects. I’m excited for all of it.

  339. denise says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! There are so many to choose from! The June Bug dress is adorable ! The pretty blouse,scrappy skirt, elastic waist skirt …….I will have to start prioritizing here!


  340. Louisa says:

    The Gingerbread Bundts with Cinnamon Glaze look absolutely amazing! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  341. Michelle B says:

    It’s getting harder and harder to go to work instead of staying home to sew! Must! Sew! These! Skirts!

  342. Ali says:

    I love the scrappy skirt- I just wish it would look as good on me as it would on a toddler!

  343. Mina says:

    I think I may have to make that bag

  344. Brita says:

    The Junebug dress is extremely cute. I have to think of someone to make it for.

  345. Vicki says:

    I made the rope handbag and it was amazing: simple enough for me to complete and classy enough where it doesn’t look like a beginner made it.

  346. Stacy says:

    Love the printable jam labels. Thank you!

  347. Beth Ellen says:

    Maybe 2012 will be the year when I start to sew some clothes–I always have trouble with the fit.

  348. Liz Devens says:

    Definitely some inspiring projects. The only question is to sew for me or the kids?

  349. Penny says:

    Wonderful ideas! Thanks so much!

  350. jessy says:

    The blouse and scrappy skirt are fantastic! I hadn’t seen those tutorials before. Can’t wait to read the rest of the blog this year. πŸ˜€

  351. Liz B says:

    So many ideas for gifts this year! Fantastic!

  352. kelly B. says:

    I’m hopeless at clothes! I’m always on the lookout for the book or tutorial that will finally let me “get” it! Bags, quilts, home dec projects I can do, but I stink at clothes! Thanks for all the links to the tutorials! I may have to gather my courage and try one! πŸ™‚

  353. Sarah K. says:


    My sewing list just got several projects longer… I just finished my first coat, made for my son, and it came out perfectly. Next on the cutting table is a coat for myself. Hoping I can get it done before the s

  354. Stacey says:

    I neeeeedddd Sew Up a Home Makeover! I know, I sound desperate!

  355. I don’t I sew more clothes? I did some costumes for Halloween and I fell in love with it again. I need to make some maternity for myself, but *sigh* Cmas is fast approaching. Other things to dedicate my time to.

  356. Tammy says:

    Love the jam labels! Too fun!

  357. Andrea says:

    Can’t wait to try-just getting started on sewing clothes!

  358. Krista E. says:

    Considering I cannot find anything in the stores that I like to wear anymore, I am going to check out some clothing patterns after the first of the year. (I have to get through Christmas gifts first) πŸ™‚
    L-O-V-E YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!


  359. Kristi F says:

    Lovely clothes ideas!

  360. Lynne says:

    Gorgeous tutorials! Thank you! I’m currently working on a Christmas skirt for my daughter. I have to make some time to finish it!

  361. Georgia says:

    I don’t really make clothes, but I’m LOVING bag-a-day! 90% of what I make is bags. And I’m already planning to try all 3 so far!

  362. Julie says:

    i think some of these clothes are in my future….and as for the rope bag, gah! i love it.

  363. Crystal says:

    I’m feeling more and more inspired to make gifts this holiday season…Thank you! (plus I’d love the doodle embroidery book!)

  364. Linda says:

    I’m totally into skirts which are so versatile because they can be worn casually with flats, or dressed up with heels. I am intrigued by the Paperbag skirt pattern which I’ll definitely look into further. Thanks for links to such appealing projects, and thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

  365. Dawn says:

    Doodle Stitching looks fab – believe it or not, my 10 year old son loves to embroider (made me a too-cute Hedgehog pillow for my bday), so this book will certainly be on his Christmas List!

  366. I love the Pretty Blouse pattern, it’s a good look for a plus sized gal like me, too! Wow, what a great selection of books today, I’d be happy to win any of them! thanks again for the opportunity!

  367. Kacey P. says:

    I would like to try sewing an item of clothing, but haven’t worked up the guts just yet. Thanks for the continued mental push!

  368. Melissa Q. says:

    I’m blown away by the handmade holidays this year. Left a bit speechless!

  369. Jannell says:

    Great resources! I am forwarding some of these ideas to friends.

  370. Heather says:

    I am primarily a quilter,but have just started trying to make some clothes for my daughters! Thanks for the great tutorials. I can’t wait to try a couple of them!

  371. Melanie says:

    Those bundt cakes look yummy!

  372. LisaVH says:

    I would LOVE to win any one of those books!! So great.

  373. Carmen says:

    Yesss! I don’t recall clothing being featured in previous years, but this post is wonderful. I’ll be coming back to this for sure!

  374. Kati says:

    Love the Junebug dress!!! I really need to get more confident about making clothes!

  375. Kristin says:

    Ooh I want to make that paperbag skirt! How pretty

  376. Tiffany Briggs says:

    So much to create, so little time!

  377. Kristy K says:

    The gingerbread bundts with the cinnamon glaze look delicious!

  378. kristin says:

    love the jam labels!

  379. Virginia says:

    Cute stuff. i wonder how that tunic would look on a boy.

  380. Anne Marie says:

    What a great post – love all of these items.

  381. Oh wow, where to start?! That Junebug dress is absolutely adorable, but I doubt my 14 yr. old or 12 yr. old would wear it…le sigh. The paper bag skirt, it’s mine, yes…yes it is…and now, for a little bit of what I was up to this past weekend. A friend of mine wanted to be a mail order bride for Halloween. We used the tyvek envelopes, stitched up a strapless mini, hooked up a tyvek train, put on her bubble wrap veil, and she was ready to go. If I had more than 2 hours, we could have made it more fitted, but, alas, it still was awesome!

  382. Katie says:

    I love that elastic waist skirt tutorial. I’ve made a couple already and they are so easy and fun! I just bookmarked several of these tutorials, so thanks!

  383. Maureen says:

    Can’t wait to make the scrappy skirt. My are going to love it

  384. Robin E. says:

    Oh, I LOVE that JuneBug dress, and I especially love that while it includes a downloadable pattern for size 2t/3t, it also includes step-by-step instructions for drafting different sizes since my baby is now a tall 6t.

  385. June says:

    I love the look of the elastic waist skirt! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  386. Lesley says:

    I had a fun clothing experience this Halloween. My boyfriend and I bought both of our costumes, but let’s just say that my seam ripper got some use. We ended up having fabulous costumes thanks to some quick thinking, my seam ripper, and some minor sewing.

  387. kristymn says:

    That plaid top is adorable! I recently fell in love with Shabby Apple dresses. Too bad I am not rich! Ha. For make my own, the Lisette patterns are great.

  388. Christina says:

    Geh! Those ruffled leggings are cute.
    Though I normally sew clothes, I just ordered 7 yards of flannel to make a duvet cover. Gosh, I hope it all fits in the washing machine!

  389. Claudia says:

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

  390. Cayce says:

    Those first 2 tunics might have to go on my to-be-made list! I’m all about making clothes this Fall! Thanks for the great list!

  391. Christina says:

    Cute stuff!

  392. Glenys says:

    So many fun stuff!!

  393. Betsy says:

    That Junebug dress is too sweet.

  394. Kay says:

    Out of all my clothes, I get the most compliments when I wear one of my handmade dresses! It’s made out of an old sheet that I got at a thrift store, and the dress pattern is actually supposed to be for a Halloween costume.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  395. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love the Junebug dress, so cute! And I may need to make several of those elastic waist skirts!

  396. Hope says:

    The Junebug dress is awesome!

  397. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    I have been so busy making Christmas gifts, the only clothing I have made are costumes. I look forward to making my little guy some adorable boxers after Christmas though.

  398. Erica says:

    My daughter has been watching for the Doodlestitching Book – Motif Collection. She really enjoyed the first Doodlestitching Book.

  399. Christy says:

    I love these! Thanks for sharing!

  400. Rachael Spencer says:

    I’ve never really tried to make clothes for myself, there is something really scary about it. The elastic waist skirt looks pretty easy and wearable though.

  401. Melody says:

    Love handmade holidays!

  402. MissMary says:

    Ah, too many holiday gifts to sew to indulge in clothes for myself at the moment. But maybe come January… πŸ˜‰

  403. Jansie says:

    This is my favorite time of year. You guys do an amazing job. Thanks so much for organizing all of this!!!

  404. Melanie T says:

    Such great inspiration! Thanks for the chance.

  405. Marika says:

    I’d love to have that Burda Style sewing book ! I’ve never tried to make clothes before and it would be a good opporunity to try !

  406. alison says:

    Love these clothes!

  407. Ann S says:

    ahh…so inspired looking. Love the scrappy skirt.

  408. Peggie says:

    Love this site.

  409. Kelsey D says:

    These are so cute!

  410. Erika says:

    great tutorials. and that Junebug dress…. makes me wish my daughter was little again.

  411. monica says:

    Sewing anything wearable besides a Halloween costume frightens me! Maybe that will be my New Year’s Resolution, to sew something I will wear out in public.

  412. Jennifer Powell says:

    Love love love the ruffles! πŸ™‚

  413. Sarah says:

    I think it’s time to start sewing for myself after seeing the plaid-tastic top and paper bag skirt! i would also LOVE to win any of the books!

  414. Beth says:

    What darling skirts!

  415. Great tutorials today! I would love to win that BurdaStyle book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  416. Beth says:

    That plaid shirt is too cute.

  417. Jess says:

    Loving them all, but that Junebug dress is a MUST!

  418. Stacey says:

    I’m hoping those ruffled leggings are super easy because I would love to make some of those. So cute!

  419. Asta says:

    I think that ruffle skirt/leggings is so very cute. Thanks to all for sharing such wonderful inspirational ideas.

  420. Jess says:

    I just love all the clothing tutorials. That scrappy skirt is on my to-do list! Adorable.

  421. Nancy Mosley says:

    There was so many cute ideas – the Scrappy skirt is so sweet.

  422. ste says:

    Lovin’ the tutorials. Now if only I can have enough courage to try one!

  423. Natalie says:

    I think the junebug dress has to be my favourite; my little girl would look so adorable in it!

  424. jill says:

    Love that toddler skirt!

  425. jill says:

    Love that Marimekko skirt!

  426. Amy says:

    I LOVE the Junebug dress! I’m so excited about drafting my own pattern!

  427. Alice S says:

    I’m printing the jam labels as we speak. thanks!

  428. Hannah says:

    I don’t know how I missed the Pretty Top the first time around. It’s absolutely adorable!

  429. Heather K says:

    Can’t decide what to do first ~ make gingerbread bundts, or a rope bag!

  430. Megan says:

    Love the tie front blouse and paperbag skirt!

  431. Diane WIlliams says:

    fabulous skirt – thanks. My daughter will love this

  432. Julianne Ross says:

    Actually, what I really liked on this one was the gingerbread bundt cakes. I NEED to make some of those to eat along while I’m working on a sewing project!!!

  433. Ellen M. says:

    Love the paperbag skirt – great tutorial!

  434. Meg says:

    I love that Junebug dress!

  435. Summer says:

    I would love to sew for myself. That’s what I’m the most interested in lately, though I have yet to take the plunge. Great projects today. Love the plaid top!

  436. Mirza says:

    I love that scrappy skirt! so cute

  437. Melissa says:

    I love all the skirt tutorials! Thanks so much! LOVE this blog!

  438. Once again you have knocked it out of the park. I just adore this series. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into it.

  439. OzKnitter says:

    Lots more practice required here before I try to sew some clothes!

  440. I’m not much into making clothes but some of these projects look simple enough. And the rope bag is so nice! Thanks for lots of great prizes~

  441. I love that Junebug dress and I bet my sassy little daughter would too. Maybe once I’m done making things for an upcoming craft show I can start sewing things for my kids again!

  442. Tera says:

    Those ruffle leggings are too cute and love the rope bag. My handmade gift list is growing and growing. : ) YAY!!!

  443. Beth says:

    Love the scrappy skirt! So cute on a little girl!

  444. Julie says:

    As always, I’m inspired by this site. Trying to decide what fabric to buy…to make a quilt for a friend? clothes for me? baby pants? sigh

  445. Mary Kaplan says:

    Once again the Handmade Holidays have inspired me! The paper bag and elastic waist skirts are so cute and the tutorials make them look so easy. I will have to give them a try.

    The gingerbread bunts sound delicious too!

  446. Lynnea says:

    The jam labels are so cute, and handy for the wine jellies I give from time to time. Thanks!

  447. Jaclyn says:

    That Junebug dress is outta control cute!

  448. Sus says:

    I am a big girl and have such a hard time finding patterns for clothes…. I will check out these suggestions..maybe I can adapt something. Your posts have reminded me that I have to own Doodle Stitching…. NOW!…lol

  449. Brie says:

    I am really interested in the Craft Activism book. I may just buy it (or put it on my christmas wish list)!

  450. Becky says:

    Love the Junebug dress!!

  451. Diane says:

    Love the Junebug dress. Went on Jess’s other tutorials and found so many other wonderful things to sew too. Thanks!!

  452. Kerry says:

    Love the elastic band skirt and may take a risk and make it!! I don’t sew clothing usually!!

  453. Andrea says:

    I love sewing clothes – especially clothes for kids (even though I don’t have any children of my own!) I think my next adventure is going to be creating some of my own clothing designs – I am in awe of all the wonderful bloggers who do this and share their tutorials!

  454. Nina says:

    Thanks your ever wonderful selection of tutorials and posts!

  455. Larissa says:

    Super Sews! I love the little girl outfits, but I may have to try a blouse for me! πŸ™‚

  456. Heather says:

    Gingerbread with cinnamon glaze? Heaven!

  457. Suzie says:

    Some really fantastic tutorial’s and links on this post – I am loving SMS’s Handmade Holidays!

  458. Lynne in NC says:

    I tend to wear more skirts than slacks, so these ideas are just right for me! Thanks for another day of fabulous finds.

  459. Bianca says:

    I am totally going to try that Rope Bag tutorial! The style is right up my alley.
    Thanks for all the greatness going on.

  460. Prachi says:

    The scrappy skirt and the junebug dress are adorable !

  461. Carrie says:

    I am loving this series! And the first book looks great

  462. Annie says:

    I can’t wait to make the Junebug Dress for my new daughter!

  463. Seanna Lea says:

    Lovely skirts and tops, though I’ll happily admit that the bundt cake is so on my list!

  464. MIchele says:

    I love the scrappy skirt, must try this !! thanks !

  465. Nancy says:

    I tweeted this post~

    Thanks, Nancy

  466. Nancy says:

    Love the little Autumn Tunic!!

    Thanks, Nancy

  467. linda says:

    Oh that Junebug Dress is the cutest. I want one for me!

  468. Tammi says:

    I’m so excited that it’s Handmade Holidays time again!

  469. Megan says:

    I am intrigued by the plaid-tastic top! I love your shirt tutorials! I’d be super stoked to win any of the prizes today! In the meantime, I’ll also check out the jam labels, as I’m trying to make this year’s Christmas gifts all handmade!

  470. Natalija says:

    Love those jam labels and that darling dress pattern. Will have to sew one for my 3 year old

  471. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 3 thanks for this

  472. Charlotte Lund Rasmussen says:

    Love the junebug dress! My last sewing project was a way to ambitious dress, which unfortunately failed completely.

  473. emilia says:

    there is not enough time in the day to have all this fun!!!

  474. Shannon O. says:

    That Junebug dress is too cute not to make and I really want to make a couple of those easy elastic skirts too.

  475. Beth T says:

    These handmade clothes are so cute–darling, in the case of the Junebug dress–that I’m almost tempted to expand from being a plain ol’ quilter to the world of clothing creation.

    But it’s probably safer for my sanity that I stick with what I know for the holidays. So I’ll be downloading some jam labels and getting busy in the kitchen.

  476. Chacoy says:

    Would it be totally selfish for me to email this list to everyone in my email list stating the sizes and colors that I would like in each one?
    I love the ruffle bums!

  477. Jill B says:

    I haven’t yet accepted the challenge to sew clothes for myself (have made lots for the kids) – have the pattern and fabric – just need to do it! Would love to sew Japanese patterns too!

  478. Erin says:

    That Junebug dress is TOO ADORABLE! I might have to tear my eyes out it’s so cute. Going to download the pattern right now to make one for my Goddaughter!

  479. Carmen says:

    Love the rope bag!!

  480. EmGabs says:

    Oh how I love that Junebug dress!

  481. Silvia says:

    Love the pretty blouse! It seems to be very comfortable!

  482. Melissa says:

    So many fun projects!! I recently made the Luka hoodie from Sewing for Boys – just waiting to find the perfect buttons!

  483. deborah says:

    ooooh!!!! burda stitching – want!

  484. Crystal says:

    Making pyjamas for our grandchildren for Christmas is next up on my list of projects. And I might have to diverge and try the baby ruffled leggings too. Thanks for sharing!

    P. S. I’m looking for a little girls’ nightgown pattern and don’t know where to go. Can anyone help me??

  485. Genevieve says:

    Great projects! Thanks!!

  486. Tina says:

    wow – I have a list as long as a roll of paper handtowels,
    and now it has become even longer – these ideas are so awesome….

    Could start with ordering some fabrics right now *g*
    I don’t have a bit of marimekko in my stash….


  487. Sarah says:

    Thanks for making me take another look at the pretty blouse, I think I’ll have to add it to the make list!

  488. Garnet says:

    Ooo pick me!

  489. Mindy says:

    That JuneBug dress is precious! I love sewing clothes for my grandchildren.

  490. I used to do a lot of sewing for myself, but not so much lately. Seeing some of these project ideas has me wanting to take it up again!

  491. Crystal says:

    Love that scrappy skirt, I must make one!

  492. Melanie says:

    So many cool projects this year! I dusted off my machine for Halloween and am ready to keep going – so many gift ideas! I’m always looking for more skirt and dress projects. πŸ™‚

  493. Hayley P says:

    That Burdastyle sewing handbook looks amazing, I definitely need to check that out.

  494. Sarah says:

    I love LOVE the rope bag tutorial… I think my sister is getting one of those for Christmas! Maybe my sister-in-law (to be) too… how can you make just one?

  495. Brooke says:

    Love that junebug dress! Can’t wait to make it!

  496. Christy says:

    I totally NEED that Burdastyle book!!

  497. Jen says:

    Can’t wait to try the gingerbread bundts!

  498. ccherry says:

    The tutorials look fun. I think I see a few new additions to my wardrobe.

  499. CheezyK says:

    Awww, that Junebug Dress almost makes me wish I had a little one to make it for. The Home Makeover book looks fantastic, would love to get my hands on a copy of it!

  500. Rohaise says:

    Wow. Great tutorials! Love the Junebug Dress and the Autumn Tunic. Thank you.

  501. Mama Lusco says:

    I love the Junebug dress! Jess has the cutest girls tutorials on her blog. Thank you for the great ideas!

  502. Jennifer says:

    Wow! I would love to win the home makeover book. I think I will have to
    Ake the gingerbread bundts. Yum.

  503. Suzy says:

    I love sewing garments and crack up at my quilting friends who are petrified of sewing anything other than a straight line.
    My most recent creation was a Halloween dress for my granddaughter (who’s birthday is today!) using the Ghastlies fabric:

    Next up the Schoolhouse tunic from Sew Liberated — for me!

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