November 30 ~ Passion for Wrapping It Up

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Today’s ideas are all about wrapping your gifts in style. It’s hard to believe it’s time to wrap up our 5th Annual Handmade Holiday series too! Thank you for joining us each and every day. We hope you were inspired to make, buy and give handmade this year. The fun continues in December with Giveaway Day, Modern Block of the Month posts and so much more!Happy Handmade Holidays!

Make It

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Our Happy Hostess Gift Box designed by Jennifer from JCasa *handmade would be the perfect way to present something small and special.
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Sachiko from Tea Rose Home designed these Fabric Key Rings for a series at I {heart} Nap Time. They’d be a fun gift topper!
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Amy shows you how to make these fun Springy Fabric Buckets at Badskirt.
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This Wine Tote is quilted, so wine stays super-safe during transport. Make your own with the tutorial at Needle and Spatula.
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Inspiration for this Fabric Gift Pouch at A Spoonful of Sugar came from a Japanese magazine.

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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Make multiple Drawstring Bags for reusable gift bags with this tutorial from Jeni at In Color Order. Jeni is currently working on a pattern version of this tutorial to include more sizes, as well as instructions for how to create your own size.

Related tutorials you might just love: Something Special Card + Envelope, Pocket Tissue Pack, Sewing Cards & Envelopes, Gifts: Wrap & Present and any of our Bag Tutorials

Buy It

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These Christmas Gift Bags from Crafty Clementines are cute, muslin bags. They are hand stamped with retro style snowflakes and “Happy Holidays” messages, and they’re perfect for party favors.
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This Birds & Berries Tea Towel Calendar is Lisa Ekström’s design at Spoonflower (where it placed in their recent contest). Here’s a link to a really pretty photo of the tea towel all printed and sewn.Lisa also made a slightly larger variation of this same design specifically for printing on the larger linen-cotton canvas, and there’s a companion design too; check out Lisa’s Sweet Year Tree Tea Towel Calendar. You could give these as a beautiful gift, or use them to wrap something else for two gifts in one package.

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:

Beth’s choice Gabrien’s choice Irene’s choice

Mix It

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This is Lindsay’s photo at A Wooden Nest, of Spiced Chai Concentrate made with thecatnipcat’s recipe at Tasty Kitchen.
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Brin’s friend shared this recipe with her, causing her to start pilates just to work off the crockpot candy calories! Check out the recipe for Debbie Sue’s Christmas Crockpot Candy at My Messy, Thrilling Life.

Print It

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Download our PDF Gift Tags (Version One + Version Two) from earlier Handmade Holidays series! They’re cute and free.

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 prizes!

I Am Cute Dresses: 25 Simple Designs to Sew

Author: Sato Watanabe
Publisher: Interweave Books

Start sewing simple and adorable dresses that you’ll love to wear. You don’t need complicated patterns to make these 25 easy, loose, and effortlessly stylish garments. Each of these dresses is designed from basic, simple shapes that require no difficult or advanced tailoring, and will be flattering on everyone. You just need the basic template for each dress, and then you can adjust the width using an included formula, and length by simply raising or dropping the hemline. These easy-to-sew and easy-to-fit cute dresses will quickly become staples in your wardrobe.

This week you might win two patterns from The Cottage Mama! (Retail value: $25) The Cottage Mama Sewing Patterns include the printed Shortcake Reversible Romper + Dress and Janey Jumper patterns. (The darling Janey Jumper is pictured here!)

Find more from Lindsay at The Cottage Mama and The Cottage Home blog.

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

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

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

Win a $25 gift certificate to Tortagialla! Artist Linda Tieu creates handmade leather journals, illustrated art prints and craft zines– striving to bring joy, empower and inspire us all to live happily. Find more from Linda at

Schnibbles Times Two Quilts from 5″ or 10″ Squares

Author: Carrie Nelson
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

What’s a schnibble? A little bit or leftover–as in those fabric bits you’re ready to use up!

What could be more fun than a small quilt from 5″ charm squares? A large one just like it from 10″ Layer Cake squares! Enjoy 12 pairs of beautiful quilts, with a large and small quilt in each design, from the creative mind behind Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company. Each quilt includes a materials and cutting list, and the assembly directions are the same for both quilts in each set. Learn from Moda’s go-to gal for quilt designs. This author knows her stuff!

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

29 ~ Passion for Animals
28 ~ Passion for Pop Culture
27 ~ Passion for Fitness
26 ~ Passion for Picnics
25 ~ Passion for Parties
24 ~ Passion for Coffee + Tea
23 ~ Passion for Writing
22 ~ Passion for Food
21 ~ Passion for Sleep
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

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

You can receive a free copy of the Perfect Zip Bags Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (a $10 value) with your order of $30 or more. Check out this post for all the details. You can also see how versatile and pretty the bags are in our pattern sample posts!

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356 Responses to November 30 ~ Passion for Wrapping It Up

  1. stephanie tipton says:

    I love the wine tote!

  2. Morgan says:

    …was just thinking I wanted to make a fabric box.

  3. nrnoodle says:

    The little gift boxes are adorable.

  4. Heidi says:

    Fun Stuff. definately going to use the tutorial for the hostess box, thinking about the spring buckets for easter baskets.

  5. Allison C says:

    Love the wine bag idea

  6. Angela says:

    I think Santa might be delivering a few of the gifts this year in some spring form baskets! 🙂

  7. Alexandra O says:

    I love today’s bag it would a perfect bag for little toys

  8. Jenn says:

    Love the Spring Buckets, so fun! And I have some of that Spiced Chai Concentrate in my fridge right now…so yummy. 🙂

  9. I need to make two or three of those fabric buckets

  10. anne says:

    love the buckets!

  11. Gill says:

    I love the key ring and the wine tote!

  12. Anne says:

    Thanks for everything you’ve shared with us this month- I’ve gotten lots of great gift ideas!

  13. Oh Boy – I just love the links to all these great project. My to do list is sooooo long. Thanks

  14. Rachael Spencer says:

    The spring form buckets are GENIUS! Great idea!

  15. Samantha says:

    What cute tea towels! Great bag ideas too.

  16. Lorri says:

    Where did the snow globe go?

  17. Liz Devens says:

    That spring form bucket is adorable! My daughter is reaching the age where she loves toys with a million tiny little pieces and these buckets are much cuter than the plastic bins I’ve been using.

  18. wendy says:

    Such a sweet idea, I haven’t thought about wrapping yet, another thing to add to the enormous list! Arggghhhh!

  19. Asta says:

    I was just looking for some candy inspiration. Thank you.

  20. eleanor says:

    Love the key ring!

  21. Sarah says:

    Lovely ideas

  22. kelly_jeanie says:

    Wow, great ideas. Love that little drawstring bag.

  23. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    OMG, all those books!!!!! Fantastic!

  24. bruinbr says:

    Those springy fabric buckets would come in very handy!

  25. Beth T says:

    Time for me to get busy on some drawstring bags. And I’m already in love with the tea towel–I think I can no longer resist!

  26. stacey says:

    love the wine tote!

  27. Glenys says:

    The Spring Form Bucket is so lovely.

  28. carriem says:

    What a great key chain!

  29. Nancey J says:

    Thanks for sharing these wrapping tutes…makes me want to buy a gift just to put in them!

  30. Crystal says:

    I am so making that drawstring bag to hold the grandchildren’s gifts of books – it’s very sweet. And the chai tea concentrate? A gift to me! Thank you so very much for making this month inspiring and so much fun. I’m going to miss checking in daily for new ideas 🙂

  31. Kerry says:

    I know exactly who needs the wine tote!

  32. Faith Pray says:

    I so love your blog! This is the hub of holiday making! I’m drooling over the patterns and children’s clothing books. Yow! My fingers are tingling to get to work! Now, which first?

  33. Laura Reich says:

    Oh, they’re all so cute!

  34. Briana says:

    love it 🙂

  35. FP Wear says:

    This series has been fab. Thanks so much for putting it together. And, gosh, how I love that Oliver & S book!

  36. Ann says:

    The fabric gift pouch is adorable! And I love the Oliver +S book, checked it out from the library and was so sad to have to give it back!

  37. Deb Cameron says:

    That little gift pouch is super sweet and I love the Tea Towel, Spoonflower is an amazing creative genius…I lust after many of their designers fabrics, must try my hand at designing some day soon.

  38. Kami says:

    Cute stuff! The chai mix looks yummy!

  39. Debbie says:

    Love these projects!

  40. Camille says:

    The cute dresses book looks fantastic!

  41. Joanne says:

    Thanks for the great month!

  42. Summer says:

    Great projects today!!

  43. Mindy says:

    I’e been eyeing that drawstring tutorial and planning to make 8 larger ones before Christmas. I’m really hoping I finish before we the young’uns find the goodies!

  44. Jane S. says:

    Hostess giftbox is beautiful! I love fabric boxes…especially if they’re filled with something like that Crockpot Candy.

  45. Robin says:

    Such cute ideas! I especially like the patterns from Cottage Mama and Oliver + S and the drawstring bag.

  46. Kate S. says:

    So many ideas, so little time!

  47. julie says:

    The key chain is so neat. I like it.

  48. Angi Gilbert says:

    Crockpot candy. I am learning you can make almost anything in a crockpot!

  49. BekahM says:

    Wow! What a way to wrap up the month. There are some fantastic ideas for putting the finishing touch on your handmade gifts!

  50. Andrea says:

    Thank you so much for this whole month of fun! I can’t even begin to tell you how fun it has been to see all of these ideas. There are so many clever people out there!

  51. Crystal says:

    Thank you for this series! 🙂

  52. jm says:

    I loved Jeni’s tutorial for the drawstring bag and have purchased her pattern!

  53. Ginger says:

    The fabric pouch is a great idea!

  54. Melissa Q. says:

    cute organization makes my heart swoon. lovely ideas. thanks for another great post.

  55. Mama Lusco says:

    Thanks for the fun ideas this month!

  56. love everything! this whole series has been wonderful

  57. Ramona says:

    Love the calendar tea towel and who can resist crock pot candy.

  58. Nicole says:

    i love the collection of items you put together!

  59. Charissa G says:

    can’t wait to try the crockpot candy!

  60. Shirley Clark says:

    I bought Christmas fabric on sale last year so I could make all of my gift bags this year. Why waste paper bags and wrapping paper? The kids loved the ones I made last year.

  61. Jennifer says:

    I love the buckets with springs!

  62. Julia says:

    Love it! Nice way to “wrap it up” 🙂 Thanks for nother great Handmade Holidays! I always miss it when it’s done!!

  63. Emily says:

    Those spring buckets would be so handy & a lot more durable than the cheapo netting ones we use now!

  64. joyce says:

    Such cute ideas!

  65. Amy G. says:

    I love those key rings!

  66. Vanessa says:

    One last try and a bit thank you for all the inspiration again this year!!

  67. Charlotte says:

    What a great way to wrap up the month! This has been fabulous. Thanks so much. My to do list is soooooo long now 🙂

  68. Carrie says:

    I’ve received a gift in a fabric pouch and I love them! So pretty, clever, and green!

  69. Kim N says:

    Great tutorials!

  70. Brandy says:

    Love the buckets. I need to make some for kids’ toys!

  71. Sandy says:

    More great ideas, especially the wine totes!

  72. Carolyn says:

    Loving all the tutes. Thanks!

  73. Andrea C says:

    love Jeni’s drawstring bag tute!

  74. Rachel B says:

    Great pun “wrapping it up”. Let’s win.

  75. Susan mitchell says:

    Sad to see the last day of handmade holidays. I loved getting in y’alls site everyday just to see what beautiful things that had been put together for us to enjoy. 🙂
    I love the fabric keychains. They will be such a nice little gift to make multiples of to give to everyone I forgot…err remembered to make something for I mean! Hahaa

  76. aelsyium says:

    LOVE those springform buckets!

  77. BethAlice says:

    So many awesome ideas!

  78. Karen says:

    Loved all the ideas! Need some of those wine totes!

  79. Suze says:

    What fun ideas you are treating us to! Thank you! (And I am going to gain soooo much weight if I make aaaaalllll the goodies you’ve linked to!)

  80. Rocio H. says:

    Love the wine totes, would make a cool hostess gift. The Janey Jumper is soooooo darn cute!

  81. Melanie says:

    Lovely little treasures – gives me a lot of ideas for gifts this year!

  82. Rebekah says:

    The springy baskets would be great for so many things!

  83. Shannon says:

    passion for wrapping it up on the last day in november…you all are so darling! Thanks for a fun month of giveaways!

  84. caroline says:

    I have been wanting to make little gift boxes like those for ages. Thanks for the tutorial reminder! The little gift wraps are adorable!

  85. greta says:

    very cute gifts and giveaways

  86. Celeste says:

    Definitely making the wine tote for my parents!

  87. Christine says:

    Love the hostess gift box. What a great idea!

  88. Great choices of fabrics on all the projects!

  89. Annette says:

    Love em!

  90. Bethany says:

    the wine totes are super cute. Love it, plus I have been eyeing the oliver and S book…..maybe for Christmas!

  91. Tong says:

    Love those buckets!

  92. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    Such a wonderful November! Thank you for all the ideas and links and give aways (even though I never win!). Love the gift bags!

  93. Lynn Hey says:

    All neat ideas!

  94. Kristin M says:

    This series has been wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  95. Laurie says:

    Wow! A year’s worth of projects in one month. So much to do!

  96. tami mishler says:

    holy cow just found you site via pinterest…….. love it and am now a subscriber

  97. Jennifer says:

    I’m so sad to see this end! Today my favorite is the drawstring bag. That’s a great tutorial!

  98. Jodi G. says:

    Crockpot candy? I think a tradition is born. hehe. Another day of super ideas!! What a great month full of ideas, information and inspiration. Thank you SewMamaSew !!

    Thank you and the Sponsors for the giveaways and the chance to win.


  99. Angie S. says:

    I love those spring buckets – what a great idea!

  100. krystina says:

    So sad that it’s over, thanks SMS for doing this!

  101. Christine M says:

    More great ideas. I love the key tag.

  102. marthaeliza says:

    I’ma gonna make a drawstring bag to carry my roving in when I go to spinning guild meetings…

  103. Nat says:

    What a perfect end to the series- I’m going to miss the daily tutorial fix!

  104. Lindsay F says:

    Thanks for the gift tags!

  105. Lobela says:

    So sad it’s the last day of November! I love cheecking here everyday for handmade holidays.

  106. Natalia says:

    I like the gift tags, nice idea for Christmas, thank you!

  107. Alina Rodgers says:

    Thank you for sharing all these. I can’t wait to try the Spiced Chai Concentrate. I love both tea and coffee. Since my husband doesn’t like me drinking coffee, I have become a tea drinker.

  108. ElaineD says:

    There’s not one thing on this list that I don’t want to make!! 🙂

  109. Whitner Kane says:

    Love, love, love.

  110. Marjorie Levy says:

    Love all these ideas and I have so enjoyed each day going ot the blog!

  111. heidi says:

    These are all so wonderful and the Chai concentrate is fabulous! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration, I can’t wait to get busy on all the fabulous projects from this years Handmade Holidays! Merry Christmas!

  112. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    Love that wine tote!

  113. Brenda says:

    Again I have pinned at least two things I want to do including the crock pot candy recipe.

  114. amber says:

    the chai concentrate sounds delicious!

  115. Mandi says:

    Cute keychain!

  116. Deidre says:

    Love those wine totes — I will definitely be making some of those! Thanks for the chance to win!

  117. Kate says:

    The hostess gift box is super sylish. I have a few things that could be presented in that. What a great moth of projects

  118. Sunny says:

    I am never going to have time to make everything I want to, but awesome post!

  119. Tanis says:

    I can’t believe we’re at Nov 30th already! Thanks so much for a month’s worth of great tutorials and inspiration!! Love the wine totes today, and the crockpot candy pilates made me laugh =) Thanks!

  120. Michele says:

    I’d love to win the Oliver S book!

  121. Karen A says:

    What a great series this has been. Way too many things that I want to make.

  122. Anita says:

    Everything looks great!

  123. Eve says:

    I have enjoyed this month’s blog post. I always learn so much here. Thank-you!

  124. Shannon O. says:

    These are all fantastic ideas. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how wasteful wrapping paper is and how I want to try to avoid it.

  125. Celeste says:

    I have been loving all the wonderful ideas! I look forward to handmade holidays every year! Thank you!

  126. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    I really like the Birds & Berries Tea Towel Calendar by Lisa Ekström!

    I wanted to stop and Thank you all at Sew, Mama, Sew! for putting on the Handmade Holiday Series each year. I look forward to it and I really enjoy seeing all the neat projects, books, and ideas I see here.

  127. KeriCan says:

    Ok, another project for our home – the spring-form bucket!

  128. Susan says:

    great ideas again. Thanks!

  129. Delia says:

    Great wine tote!

  130. Kristen says:

    Love the spring form buckets, might have to make some of those for my craft room!

  131. Betsy says:


  132. funda62 says:

    Delightful as always.

  133. Jessica says:

    Way to ‘wrap up’ the month!

  134. Sherly says:

    loved today’s ideas! can’t wait to make the wine tote!

  135. Kylie C says:

    I love the fabric gift pouch

  136. Silvia says:

    Beautiful projects!! The Wine Tote is really a good idea 🙂

  137. LoriA says:

    Love the keychains and the drawstring bags!

  138. chibidani says:

    Thanks again for the wonderful ideas and the giveaways!

  139. Thank you so much for featuring my Birds & Berries Tea Towel Calendar design in this wonderful Handmade Holiday series! I’m really honored to be in such creative company ~~ and delighted with all the beautiful ideas. Happy Handmade Holidays, everyone!

  140. Elizabeth P. says:

    These are all great ideas!!

  141. Jane says:

    Thanks for the wrapping ideas…

    Once again you have presented a wonderful set of ideas and tutorials.
    Congratulations I enjoyed every one of them.

  142. Angela B. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Great links!

  143. Cinnamon says:

    I’ve been looking for a drawstring tutorial for awhile. Thanks for the link!

  144. Erin says:

    So many great ideas! I love the gift card snowglobe! That’s AMAZING!

  145. Meg says:

    I love all the ideas!

  146. Megan says:

    Lovely idea! Thank you!!!! I’m traveling by plane, so traditional wrapping won’t work. Many will work for me! Thanks!

  147. Jenn Lee says:

    Definitely making that spiced chai concentrate.

  148. Alli says:

    The fabric gift bag is ingenious!

  149. MarciaW says:

    Wow! Dessert in a crock pot.

  150. Steph G. says:

    The snow globe is such a great idea!

  151. April says:

    I love that calendar — and I love Handmade Holidays.

  152. Katie B says:

    Great projects! I need to make some of those drawstring bags.

  153. deborah says:

    sad to see the handmade holidays come to a close, but you have given us some AWESOME tutorials… so many great gift ideas. thank you!

  154. Thank you all so much for a wonderful month — this has been great fun!

  155. Tiffany says:

    The Springy fabric buckets are PERFECT! Add another project to my to do list…

  156. Wendy says:

    That snowglobe looks intriguing! So sad the handmade holiday goodness is over, but I’ll be looking forward to next year! Thanks for all the classy ideas!

  157. Robin says:

    So many great ideas shared this month! Thanks for all the Handmade Holiday posts

  158. Lola says:

    The gift card snow globe is a great idea!

  159. Joanna H. says:

    Love the Keyring and drawstring bag. Just two more things to add to my homemade gifts list!

  160. Rhonda S. says:

    So beautiful – the wrapping is something I’m never good at!

  161. Amanda says:

    wonderful ideas as always! (fingers crossed for oliver + s…..)

  162. Holly V says:

    Lots of great ideas! I especially love the drawstring totes and the wine bag!

  163. Beth says:

    Every time I go into a bookstore I sit and drool over that Oliver & S book.

  164. Sherry J says:

    What awesome, unique ideas! thanks.

  165. Genevieve says:

    Those printable tags are darling!!


  166. Lorrie says:

    So many creative ideas for gift wrapping that becomes part of the gift – I really like the spring form baskets.

  167. Sally says:

    Another wonderful year! You ladies do such an amazing job! Thank you, thank you, thank you for a job well done!!!!

  168. Sarah says:

    I’ve been directed back to that drawstring bag over and over these past few weeks by various blogs. It may be time to make it already! Fantastic books!

  169. Courtney says:

    Love the key ring and the wine totes!

  170. Crystal says:

    As a collector of Snow Globes – can’t say I have one like that- I love it!

  171. Mirjam says:

    As a kid I was fascinated by snowglobes, it hasn’t worn off yet!

  172. Kristin says:

    What a fun month — I’ve enjoyed checking in and being inspired!

  173. annie says:

    I love that gift card snowglobe! So neat!

  174. Julia says:

    The wine totes are great!

  175. Tabitha says:

    Lots of great patterns to try! Thanks!

  176. Melissa Ann says:

    I know a wine enthusiast who might just be getting this tote for christmas 😉

  177. Erika says:

    Love all of these. I really try to use reusable gift bags as much as possible! Plus, they make wrapping a breeze every year!

  178. Marianna says:

    More great ideas–thanks for an inspiring month

  179. Lisa Zap says:

    The springform buckets and the crockpot candy sure look tempting!

  180. SueRay says:

    Thank you for sharing all these lovely ideas – I enjoyed the creativity every morning with my coffee. I even made several of the items – earphone keeper – and a couple of the bags.

    Thanks again,


  181. Amy in VA says:

    The snow globe idea is PERFECT for the preschool and childcare gifts. Now to start eating in order to get the jars…

  182. Sara D. says:

    So sad this month is over! I think I have a passion for the “passion for”. Its been an inspiring month! Now – must get busy making some awesome gift bags!

  183. Jessica H says:

    I love the gift card snow globe.

  184. Fenna says:

    neat gift ideas!!! and thanks for all the chances at these awesome giveaways!!!

  185. kim t. says:

    love the cute little fabric pouch and the springy buckets!

  186. Kristin says:

    Sad! 🙁 It always goes way too fast!

  187. Rebecca says:

    the wine tote is so great!

  188. Miet says:

    I am definitely going to try the spiced chai concentrate!

  189. Claudia says:

    Such wonderful prizes!
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Kind regards from Germany.

  190. Jennifer N says:

    As always, so many great ideas. I think this is my favorite series every year. I’m sad it’s the end. But, another year to develop great designs. Thanks for sharing.

  191. Lisa C. says:

    I love those Fabric Key Rings!! It’s such a great idea to use fabric gift wrap, but I honestly don’t give enough presents to utilize it.

  192. Mom_of_Evil_Geniuses says:

    Thanks for this great series, I was able to find a TON of ideas for Christmas gifts, and have already made 2 adventure bags for my kids, plus have the supplies to make more. These were all great ideas! Keep up the great work!

  193. Debbie says:

    Definitely going to make the Christmas Crockpot Candy and the gift wrap ideas are super!!

  194. Sarah B says:

    Thanks for the cute and yummy looking ideas!

  195. Robin E. says:

    I can’t believe it’s over. Thank you, SMS, for another great year of handmade gifts.

  196. Fawn says:

    I love the wine totes and the fabric gift pouch! I so need to do those for birthday gifts for my girl friends 🙂 What a great idea!!!

  197. Erika says:

    the wine totes are a great idea! they could even work with Pelligrino on a picnic

  198. Pat says:

    Love the wine totes, great gift idea.

  199. Michelle P says:

    Loving the wine totes-how adorable!

  200. Alisa says:

    Love the idea behind the I Am Cute Dresses book. Also love the fabric key chain!!

  201. slacker says:

    LOVE the snow globe & drawstring pouch!

  202. Diana says:

    LOVE the wine totes!

  203. Lindsay says:

    Just picked up the Drawstring Bag Pattern (in multiple sizes)–it’s fabulous!

  204. Way to end with a bang! Who wouldn’t love Chai concentrate?
    Thanks for another an amazing November!

  205. Kristin H says:

    So many great tutorials today! Thank you for posting all of the great ideas you did this month.

  206. Jen Richards says:

    I love the buckets!!! Cant wait to try one.

  207. Sara says:

    I was perusing the tea towel calendars at Spoonflower yesterday, and that bird tree one was the first one that stood out to me (and the only one I clicked on). It’s beautiful!

  208. Michelle says:

    These posts are AWESOME!

  209. Barbara says:

    Oh, I’m off to make the chai tea concentrate!

  210. Erin Waters says:

    I would seriously love the Oliver + S Little Things to Sew book…been wanting this one for quite a while!

  211. Sharon Meek says:

    THanks for a wonderful month of ideas.

  212. Alexandra says:

    LOVE those wine totes!

  213. jen says:

    the gift card snow globe is very fun!

  214. Stephanie o says:

    Love the dress books. I lOve the springy bags and the gift card snow globe- perfect for my kids who live snow globes but always break them. Thanks for new cute ways to wrap things!

  215. Pat Upton says:

    Nice wrappings! I love the hostess gift box, the wine tote and the spring-y bucket bag! Very cool!

  216. Tricia says:

    The giftcard snowglobe is adorable!

  217. Annie says:

    looks great! wonderful ideas!

  218. Rebecca says:

    Love all the bags. Bags, boxes, and containers of all types are my weakness.

  219. Janelle says:

    Love the drawstring pouch! So cute!

  220. alcheme says:


  221. Deanne says:

    Every idea is a good one and the chai tea concentrate a winner at our house.

  222. Cindi C says:

    Another day full of wonderful tutorials. They are all great! Although we may have crashed the creative mama website. What cute things. Now it’s time to get to the sewing machine. Thanks for putting this together another year. I look forward to next year.

  223. Elizabeth says:

    This has been such a great series. Thank you!!

  224. Amy says:

    I’m going to miss Handmade Holidays, but there’s enough inspiration in this one month to last me all year! Thanks for putting this on!

  225. natasha says:

    One of everything please!

  226. Michelle B says:

    Great ideas today. I love gift bags!

  227. Tasha says:

    wine tote! great idea

  228. Kristen says:

    Thanks for more fun ideas!

  229. Bobby says:

    I am so making the bags! The little flower one and the bag a day one! I needed a new sewing project for the season! And a new journal would be wonderful!

  230. Steph says:

    Love the quilted wine tote. I’ve enjoyed your Handmade Holidays so much–I can’t believe it’s over! Now to get to work on all the projects I added to my to-do list.

  231. Susan says:

    eeek! I love Oliver +s, and just fell in love with the cottage mama! I love the ideas listed! I am currently addicted to making fabric baskets-so this list comes in very handy!

  232. Vonda says:

    What colorful and creative ways to wrap.

  233. mbmeadows says:

    Love these books!

  234. beverly says:

    Such cute ideas! A perfect way to wrap this month!

  235. Jess says:

    Love this post! What great gift ideas. I only wish I had more time!!

  236. Georgia says:

    Yay! I love wrapping gifts! These are great ideas!

  237. Jennyroo says:

    The drawstring totebag has been on my ‘to do’ list for a while now. Every time I see it, I swoon! The pink and gray colour combo is just perfect!

  238. Megan says:

    Love the snow globes!

  239. elsa says:

    Everything looks wonderful, as always! especially like the gift card snow globe!

  240. M Evans says:

    That little gift bag is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  241. Fabienne says:

    Chai… menoum!

  242. Heather says:

    The Gift Card Snow Globe is such a cute idea!

  243. Anne Marie says:

    Great projects – thanks.

  244. Peggy Grow says:

    Yum. Spiced chai. Great idea!

  245. Holly says:

    The spring form bucket looks great!

  246. Wow, best post yet! So many fun ideas. Now all I need is more hours in my day ;–)

  247. Cat says:

    the little pouch is so pretty !

  248. Emily says:

    more great things to pin on pinterest. 🙂

  249. ElizabethL says:

    The hostess gift boxes would be really nice organizers on my shelves.

  250. Christina G. says:

    I think this is my favorite holiday post yet – love all the wrapping projects!

  251. Tera says:

    Lovely end to this year’s handmade gifts!!! I love I am cute dresses!!! : )

  252. Cari says:

    Love the gift card snow globe! So creative!

  253. Jacque says:

    Gotta run….I need to click on that link to the snow globe! Thanks for all of these links to great presents!

  254. Stacy says:

    Love the wine tote!

  255. Carmen says:

    All of these ideas are wonderful — thanks so much for this amazing month of creativity!

  256. Danielle says:

    I am soooo gonna make those spring baskets and hostess gift box.

  257. Lynne says:

    Wow! What a fabulous collection of tutorials! Thank you so much!

  258. kathyh says:

    I got stuck on the snowglobe link that was down and went straight on to the collapsible spring buckets and then had to visit Spoonflower – which I am afraid of – for good reason. If I go there too often, I will be sucked in – so tempting.

    SewMamaSew has outdone themselves again in putting this directory together. Thank you for all of your hard work coordinating these ideas. I have made at least ten this month and couldn’t be happier to have this outstanding resource at my fingertips!

  259. Liz says:

    Oh, those tea towel calendars are beautiful!

  260. Mare says:

    The gift card snowglobe is fantastic! Love it!

  261. There are at least 2 today that I am going to try for gifting. Happy!

  262. Dell says:

    Great tutorials. Thanks for the inspiration.

  263. Sydney says:

    These are all great! And they are all perfect for year-round, not just the holiday season! Thanks!

  264. shanna boatler says:

    ok…i love everything on this post!! I need to get busy:)

  265. Christie S. says:

    Wow! I love all these great gift ideas.

  266. Katie says:

    Love the looks of that dress book! And I am making that crockpot candy TODAY.

  267. Gina S. says:

    Nice spring form bucket and wine totes, i just love checking in every day and seeing all the new goodies 🙂

  268. Linda says:

    “I Am Cute Dresses” sure does look cute!

  269. Bridget says:

    Great stuff – the wine bag is wonderful, the snow globe is darling and I am loving the tutorials for bags and chai!

  270. Shelley says:

    Gift card snow globe! Spring form bucket! Oh my!

  271. MC says:

    Love the wine tote!!!

  272. Brigette says:

    Thanks to Sew Mama Sew last year I now have so much fun wrapping gifts in fabric and fabric bags!

  273. tmv says:

    The gift pouch is super cute!

  274. Rebekah says:

    Love the spring buckets!!

  275. Cayce says:

    love them all!

  276. Kristin says:

    I LOVE that Oliver S book, I browse it every time I’m at the bookstore! Thanks for that happy hostess gift box tutorial; I will definitely have to find a way to use that this season!

  277. Louby Lou says:

    The spring form bucket is great!!

  278. Becky says:

    Gosh there are all great ideas. The drawstring bag would be good for anyone on my list almost. And I love the new twist on an old favorite in the key fob. Lovely!!

  279. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    These are great ideas for all of those upcoming holiday hostess gifts!

  280. Julia says:

    That Fabric Gift Pouch is too cute!

  281. Krista says:

    I have just loved this series this year, and I am sorry to see it come to an end! Thank you for compiling all the terrific ideas and projects–some of them are in my holiday queue to use. I had a great time looking forward to this every day!


  282. Hannah says:

    The gift card snow globe sounds like an interesting (but messy) idea. Too bad the link doesn’t work right now!

  283. Lyndsey says:

    Such cute ideas as always. I need to get started!!!

  284. great set of tutorials, i’ve actually made a couple of the “hostess boxes” and they are a quick and easy and stylish project 😉

  285. laurel groh says:

    These are great – especially love the hostess gift box – think I’ll make one for our secret santa gifts…

  286. Celia says:

    Many good ones: Love the gift box and the small gift drawstring bag. I am intrigued by the spring-form bucket, will check that one out too. The gift tags are adorable, both the printable and the muslin bag ones.

  287. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    I’m going to miss this series 🙁

  288. Louisa says:

    What a perfect way to wrap up the month! I must say I am sad to see it all wrapped up though. It was such fun to read all the posts!

  289. MissMary says:

    Good morning, great ideas! 🙂

  290. Tammy says:

    The key chain is adorable!

  291. Carol says:

    This has been the best month of ideas ever! Thank you so much! Now I am off to create all sorts of great gifts while I munch on crock pot candy!

  292. I like that drawstring bag!

  293. Brianna says:

    That gift card snow globe is just so magical. Neat!

  294. Liz Taylor says:

    Crockpot Candy looks yummy!

  295. Christina says:

    My mom needs a fabric key ring.

  296. Molly Martin says:

    Thank you so much for the handmade inspiration this month! I am very excited to gift my handmade goodies 🙂

  297. Anya says:

    Love the ideas!

  298. Ellen M. says:

    The spring form buckets will be great for new year/fresh start organizing. Thank you for a FANTASTIC Handmade Holidays (my first). I’ll be in withdrawal without this to look forward to every day!

  299. I’m so sad that today is the last day of Handmade Holidays, but thank you for a great month!

  300. caron says:

    I love the gift box patterns! Although, all of the ideas are fabulous!

  301. Lorri says:

    How creative! I love the globe!

  302. Jess says:

    I really like that drawstring bag! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  303. I like those spring form buckets! 🙂

  304. jenny says:

    time to get wrapping!

  305. Kati says:

    I love that fabric on the drawstring bag…too cute!

  306. SS Sews says:

    Yum – spiced chai concentrate!

  307. Beth says:

    I can’t thank you enough for this series. I look forward to visiting every day!

  308. Birte says:

    oh, so wonderful ideas! i can`t decide what i wanna sewing first…
    many pretty ideas for christmas gifts for my friends and family.
    thank you so much!
    many greetings from germany! Birte

  309. Jess says:

    Super cute! And YUM on the chai concentrate, I’m going to have to make some of that!!!

  310. I am absolute gak at wrapping so maybe these ideas will help me.

  311. Becky Greene says:

    I love the fabric gift pouch! It would take a small gift and elevate it that next level! Thanks for the inspiration!

  312. Wendy D. P. says:

    Such great ideas – I will definitely be back as I plan my christmas list!

  313. Chris says:

    Great books and I love the little gift pouch too! thanks!

  314. lee says:

    Thanks for the handmade holiday series! I have loved it. Today I like that snowglobe for a gift card! love it!!

  315. SO many great ideas today! I love the springy buckets!

  316. Java Jane says:

    The dress book looks fab! Thank you for bringing these great resources to the attention of your Gentle Readers.

    Happy Holidays!


  317. Beth says:

    This might be my favorite series of ideas so far. Think I’d like to do every single one!

  318. Erin says:

    I have to make the spiced chai concentrate. Yummy!

  319. Jamie B. says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for all the gift inspiration.

  320. Hannah says:

    Love the crockpot candy…. Sorry this is over!

  321. mac says:

    Love the springform bucket and key ring. Thanks for the ideas.

  322. adriane says:

    Love those spring form buckets, I could use a few dozen of those around the house 😉

  323. Natétoile says:

    I’m sorry but I can’t open the “Gift Card Snow Globe” wich I’m interested in… Can you help me ???

  324. Taryn says:

    LOVE the snow globe idea!

  325. Natétoile says:

    This wine tote is so beautiful !!!
    What a nice gift you can make with that !!!

  326. Larissa says:

    Woo hoo! I love todays posts!! Keep up the good work!

  327. beth lehman says:

    love some of these ideas! especially that adorable little fabric gift bag!

  328. Suzanne says:

    I love the little fabric dumplings!

  329. Andrea says:

    I can’t believe it’s the last day. Thanks for a month of inspiration!

  330. lucy says:

    thank you for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration that you have given this month xxxx

  331. Lynne in NC says:

    What great ideas to wrap up the month.
    Thanks for today’s posting and all month has been fabulous.
    Sew on!!!

  332. Janaina says:

    I’ve been in love with all these great ideas!

  333. Carolyn says:

    Great giveaways and tutes again today. Thanks!

  334. Jasmin says:


  335. Kate says:

    So many great ideas to make presents extra special. I will certainly be trying out the fabric pouch, and be on the look out for spring forms for the spring bag.

  336. Sarah says:

    Just need to find some more masculine fabric for that wine tote and I think I have one gift sorted!

  337. lor says:

    Oh how I’d love to win those two patterns from Cottage Mama! With three grand daughters to sew for I’d have a ball!

  338. I’ll try the spiced chai and the fabric gift pouch is adorable 🙂

  339. Tami says:

    Wow! This post is filled with so much…yumminess! (It’s a word, because I couldn’t come up with a better one at 5:00 AM!) Thanks for all the ‘wrap it up’ links. I love being able to gift in reusable materials. The very first pattern for the little square ‘bowl’ is my fav!

  340. Njeri says:

    am off to print the gift tags.

  341. Those hostess gift boxes are just darling!

  342. Sophie says:

    I can vouch for the spiced Chai – I made some last month for my aunt’s birthday and will be making some more for mum’s Christmas. It tastes divine!

  343. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 30 Thanks

  344. Kirsty says:

    Talk about perfect timing. I was just considering options for wrapping my kids’ schoolteachers’ presents – now I have more choices than I need. Thanks!

  345. Natalija says:

    These are all such cool ideas!

  346. Toni-Anne says:

    What an amazing array of gifts ideas you have come up with!!

  347. linda says:

    love the tea towel calendar with birdies – so cute!

  348. Jill B says:

    That drawstring bag is on my list of things to make!

  349. Tas says:

    I love that snow globe idea. The gift fabric pouch is so cute too.

  350. Sarah McGrath says:

    Yet again, lovely ideas!

  351. Tez says:

    Hooray, more fun prizes and super cute gifts to make! My to-do list will never die.

  352. Marilize says:

    Well done on ending the series on a high note. Loving these wrapping ideas.


  353. Melissa says:

    Oh boy I just bookmarked almost every single project listed! Thank you for the awesome list today!

  354. Barbara says:

    I love the spring form bucket tutorial. Very clever! Thnaks for sharing.

  355. CathyC says:

    Love the Japanese patterns

  356. wendy says:

    Oh, nice key ring tute!!

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