November 6 ~ Passion for Sewing

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You’re probably here in part because you love to sew, right?! Here are some fun ideas for people with a passion for sewing! We have a couple of extra giveaways today, so be sure to read carefully for your chance to win!

We’ll select winners for our first week of giveaways tonight. There’s still time to comment on the posts to win: Passion for Organization, Passion for Relaxation, Passion for Clothes, Passion for Play, Passion for Accessories

Make It

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Amy from nanaCompany shows you how to make her cute and easy Needlebooks. These would be lots of fun as gifts for the sewists in your life.
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Teresa from The Green Bag Lady created these Ornament Bags as gifts for her sewing group, filled with “bolts” of fabric. She’s giving away five kits on her blog today (through Tuesday) so you can make your own ornament bag. Each kit includes enough wool felt for one ornament & embroidery thread (all tucked in a vintage fabric “envelope”), letter templates and the pattern. Head over to Teresa’s blog and comment to win.
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These Travel Sewing Kits from Lots of Pink Here! are so beautiful. Amy writes, “They are so fun and a really useful little kit to have in your purse or car so that you can always work on a project no matter where you are.”
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Kris and Kim are identical twin sisters and co-hosts of the weekly sewing and craft show “The DIY Dish.” They show you how to make this Dress Form Pin Cushion on The DIY Dish blog.
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Angela from Sakรฉ Puppets created this On the Go Project Pouch for us at Sew,Mama,Sew!, inspired by the sewing kits she sees near her home in Japan.
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Ruby from Zaaberry says you might have a hard time keeping these fun Pattern Weights from kids!

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Crafters

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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Amy of During Quiet Time shares this pretty (and free!) Scalloped Dresden Bag pattern download.

Buy It

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We love these Crafty Girl Scissors T-Shirts from The Bold Banana! Tyler’s offering up a free Crafty Girl Scissors T-Shirt as a giveaway today, so be sure to comment on this post to win. Take a look at the shop for lots of fun designs, like the “Keep Calm and Get Your Craft On” red tote!

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:

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

Mix It

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Heather from WhipperBerry says the best vanilla is the vanilla you make yourself! She shows you how in this tutorial for Homemade Vanilla Extract. It’s a lovely gift for friends and neighbors!

Print It

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These Jumbo Floss Bobbins from Mollie at Wild Olive are perfect for bias tape, ribbon or even yarn!

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!

For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine

Author: Jan Constantine
Publisher: C&T Publishing

* 21 signature applique & embroidery designs from popular designer, Jan Constantine.
* Learn basic applique techniques as well as a range of easy-to-master embroidery stitches.
* Jan’s bold and playful imagery will complement any home.

In this collection of projects, Jan features an inspiring mix of style-romance, nostalgia, patriotism, and celebration. Update your home with elegant new colors and chic accents. Choose from pillows, a quilt, a throw, place mats… Even aprons and totes too!

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.

Win a $25 gift certificate to QuiltedCupcake. QuiltedCupcake offers unique handmade fabric creations, including laptop, iPad and e-reader cases, as well as baby gifts. (This image is one of the QuiltedCupcake iPad or HP Tablet Covers!) QuiltedCupcake is currently expanding a line of vintage fabric items, include vintage charm packs and pillow covers.

The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos: The Best Techniques for Showcasing Your Handmade Creations

Author: Heidi Adnum
Publisher: Interweave Books

The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos is your must-have guide to learning to shoot better photos, with tips and advice written specifically with artists and crafters in mind. Amidst the sea of handmade jewelry, apparel, housewares, art, and other crafts that populate blogs, websites, and online marketplaces, you need to make your items stand out. The key is great photography. Beautiful hand-crafted garments, jewelry, artwork, textiles, and home accessories can all be undermined by poor or uninspired photos that fail to represent the detail, color, and artistry of your creations.

Out of the Box with Easy Blocks Fun with Free-Form Piecing

Authors: Mary Lou Weidman, Melanie McFarland
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Using step-by-step instructions, learn to make out-of-the-box blocks, square them up, and fit them together in a dynamic border or quilt top.

* Treat yourself to patterns for 13 whimsical blocks and seven colorful quilts.
* Make pictorial blocks, such as cats, shoes, ice pops, and letters, as well as wonky traditional blocks, such as Nine Patch and Stars.
* Enjoy confidence-building projects that anyone can make.

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

5 ~ Passion for Organization
4 ~ Passion for Relaxation
3 ~ Passion for Clothes
2 ~ Passion for Play
1 ~ Passion for Accessories

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

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435 Responses to November 6 ~ Passion for Sewing

  1. Jen says:

    Homemade vanilla extract–great idea!

  2. Margaret says:

    We love the t-shirt, we love your blog
    Thank you.

  3. Thanks for all the info, your blog is extremely helpful.

  4. Ali says:

    I found the info on this blog useful.

  5. lm says:

    I love the Dresden bag!

  6. Marta Matten says:

    Wow…what great finds! Love that chair…and silver leaf…gorgeous! I know your party is going to be a hit.

  7. Kate says:

    Too many ideas! Where to start???

  8. Christie S. says:

    Love all the tutorials.

  9. Catherine says:

    Love, love, love the scalloped bag (and Dena’s fabric choice!)

  10. Maureen says:

    The scissors tshirt is great.
    The books are a need.

  11. Rebecca says:

    I just got my first needlebook in a swap, and love it! It’s such a handy thing to have for my handstitching projects!

  12. Celia says:

    Love quilted cupcake’s blog, have been a follower of hers for a while and I have been eyeing her Kindle covers too!

    The Out of the Box with Easy Blocks Fun with Free-Form Piecing looks intriguing… Would like to have a peak at it.

  13. WandaFish says:

    Those pattern weights are just what I need!
    Love the crafty girl scissors tshirt and the cute dresden bag ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. stephanie tipton says:

    The pin book is sweet and I love that t-shirt!

  15. Liz says:

    i already had the on-the-go-pouch bookmarked, and i have *got* to just get me some vodka and make the vanilla extract. hoping for that lovely scissors T!

  16. Lindsay says:

    I NEED to make those pattern weights for my mom and me! Thank you!!!

  17. Amanda says:

    I really need to make some pattern weights

  18. Jenn says:

    I need to make all of these projects for my sister and SIL and myself -all avid sewists!

  19. Carrie says:

    Gotta have that t-shirt!

  20. Jodie says:

    So cute! I’m bookmarking this page… maybe making myself a Christmas gift this year? ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Libby says:

    These tutorials are great! I made pattern weights for myself but never considered giving some away! And the project pouch is the perfect size for a small project!

  22. Mary says:

    I love Amy’s travel sewing kit – I must make one for me soon
    thanks for piles of inspiration

  23. MollyP says:

    What fabulous ideas! I would love that shirt or the Keep Calm tote as a gift. Thanks for all the ideas and links.

  24. Stephanie C. says:

    I love that scissors tshirt!

  25. Genevieve says:

    I love the project bag idea!

  26. SewLindaAnn says:

    Love Amy’s bag and the weights are a fun idea to spark up the process! The t-shirt is so cool, I’m loving this!!

  27. Jayne says:

    I will have to make some pattern weights! Great stuff!

  28. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    Love the pattern weight tutorial! I’ll have to make extra for my boys if I want them for sewing!

  29. AnnaPK says:

    The Bold Banana rocks!!!!!

  30. Seanna Lea says:

    I could probably make the needle book even with my less than stellar sewing skills. Must try it!

  31. Ann says:

    I love make vanilla and it is the best. Love the Bag a Day and especially love the one for today.

  32. MBMeadows says:

    LOVE the dresden bag!

  33. Angi says:

    absolutely love the scissors shirt1

  34. Rebecca says:

    All of these are so much fun! Thinking the sewing travel kits will make some great presents.

  35. Jennifer N says:

    I love the pattern weights. I never would have thought of it. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Great Gift Ideas – I really love the Bag a Day pattern – Oh my I’m getting a lot of projects lined up! Happy Sewing

  37. Steph G. says:

    Great gift ideas!

  38. Sarah B says:

    going to have to try to real vanilla recipe!

  39. krystina says:

    I really need a needle book–gift for myself?!?

  40. wendy says:

    Such lovely ideas, I’d already pinned that needlecase, it’s gorgeous – mind you, if I make it, there’s no way I’ll give it away!

  41. Crystal says:

    Opened 4 tabs from the links above – and of course, all for me, as I’m the sewer in the family! ๐Ÿ™‚ Though my stepsister may appreciate these as well with just taking up sewing!

  42. greta says:

    Love those books!

  43. Kylene Grell says:

    Love the Scissor shirt and the needle book.

  44. Emilia says:

    I always use real vanilla… But make my own yeah

  45. alli b says:

    love the jumbo bobbin printable. great idea

  46. ems says:

    so much fun!!! i can hardly wait to try the vanilla. someone tell her that vidka quality DOES matter!!

  47. Amy G. says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I’m always looking for ways to take projects with me!

  48. Betsy says:

    pattern weights were on my to-do list!

  49. Jessica says:

    Pattern Weights? What a great idea!

  50. Allison C says:

    Just got into embroidery and am still learning. Would love a chance to win the For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine! Love that tshirt! Thanks again for the great giveaways!

  51. Whitney says:

    I can’t wait to get started on all of these awesome projects!

  52. JenL says:

    pattern weights — merry christmas to me!

  53. Linda S says:

    Great t-shirt. the needlebook would be a good teacher gift.

  54. Jana Sterling says:

    Love the bag today!

  55. Kim T. says:

    Love it!!!

  56. Kristin says:

    I really want to try some of that homemade vanilla!

  57. Katie Pen says:

    รขโ„ขยฅ I love it all! รขโ„ขยฅ

  58. Libby says:

    I love so many of these ideas. Mostly as gifts to myself though!

  59. Karen says:

    so fun all these projects!

  60. Alli says:

    Those jumbo bobbins are adorable!

  61. Jenn Lee says:

    I am definitely making that Vanilla Extract.

  62. AmyG says:

    How fun!

  63. Crystal says:

    I would LOVE the fabric weights or the needlebook! But this is about giving, not receiving, right? I am totally going for it with the vanilla extract!

  64. fingers crossed!

  65. Those dressform pincushions are gorgeous! And that scissors t-shirt…awesome!

  66. Sarah says:

    Love the body form pin cushion

  67. tmv says:

    I’m looking forward to trying to pattern weights and making my own vanilla extract!

  68. Brigette says:

    I love the ornament bags. Also, vanilla is a weakness of mine, I’ll have to try to make it.

  69. Elaine says:

    I need to make a travel sewing kit and those pattern weights. So practical!

  70. Georgia says:

    love the idea of gifting vanilla!

  71. Mina says:

    I love all these projects!

  72. Lindsay says:

    The travel sewing kit from Lots of Pink Here is too cute!

  73. LisaVH says:

    Homemade vanilla smells soooooo yummy and tastes infinitely better than the store bought stuff. We were given some as a thank you gift last year and it is amazing.

  74. Samantha says:

    So many great projects. I can’t wait to get started!

  75. ~Heather says:

    The Crafterรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Guide to Taking Great Photos: The Best Techniques for Showcasing Your Handmade Creations – I’ll have to check this book out at the library, what a great idea!

  76. Deanna says:

    Oh, I want that shirt! But, in the meantime, I think I’ll go make a travel kit. They look very handy.

  77. Asta says:

    Oooh sew up a home makeover sounds like something I seriously could use.
    As usual thanks so much for such a generous giveaway!

  78. cheri says:

    So many ideas, so little time!

  79. Stacey says:

    I’d love to sew up a home makeover!

  80. Erika says:

    love the T and Dena’s choice of fabric.

  81. Sarah says:

    Love the dress form pincushion!

  82. Southern Gal says:

    That Dresden bag is amazing! I also need to make those paper weights. thanks.

  83. linda says:

    I’m drolling over all the bag tutorials… can never have enough bags…hehe!

  84. vanessa says:

    Love love the scissor shirt!!!

  85. Melonie says:

    The travel sewing kit is going to be top of my list – it is just right for a special stocking filler!

  86. Lynn Hey says:

    The dressform pincushion and scissors tee are both adorable! So many cute things!

  87. leah says:

    I must get sewing….

  88. Beth T says:

    I love the charming needlebook. And I really love how I feel more motivated to get busy on my works-in-progress so that I might then start some of these new, fun projects. Thanks so much for handmade holidays!

  89. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful idea.
    Thank you for giving the chance to win!
    Kind regards from Germany

  90. bruinbr says:

    Love the scalloped dresden bag and those jumbo floss bobbins are adorable!

  91. mims says:

    i’m so excited to make my own vanilla extract! and i’m pretty excited you’ll be sharing a bag a day. i’ve been looking for just the right bag pattern.

  92. Sue Bone says:

    The scissors T-shirt is gorgeous.

  93. Morgan O. says:

    The On-the-Go pouch and pattern weights are such great ideas – can’t wait to try them!

  94. Jens says:

    Thanks for the link to the dress form pincushion – another christmas gift idea is found. Now I need just some time to make it…

  95. Christy says:

    Love the bag pattern and the scissors shirt! I also totally need that photography book!

  96. Janet says:

    Those books sound very interesting! I keep seeing tutorials on how to make vanilla…I might just have to try it now!

  97. Gillian says:

    I’d totally wear the scissors shirt…

  98. Mama Lusco says:

    I need that tee shirt!

  99. Jen V says:

    Homemade vanilla? Brilliant!

  100. Crystal Turner says:

    So many cute ideas!

  101. Helena says:

    That needlebook is adorable, would it be really bad to make myself that for christmas?

  102. Shruti says:

    I’m off to make the travel sewing kit! I NEED one of those! Thanks for the opportunity to win too…

  103. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    More fun ideas!

  104. Sandra :) says:

    The dresden bag is gorgeous – I *need* to make that – with linen – it’s so pretty and feminine!

  105. Heidi Myers says:

    oooh, I would love the photo book

  106. Beth Ellen says:

    Oh, I love the scissor tee! If I don’t win it, I will have to buy

  107. elizabeth says:

    Everyday I think how are they going to top yesterday’s…and then you do! Thanks a million!

  108. Katina says:

    The Dress Form Pincushions are wonderful. I can see many of these in my future gift giving…

  109. Kristin says:

    Fun! I’m making vanila extract right now…it’s going to be a while, though!

  110. Kristin says:

    Such great ideas!

  111. Annie says:

    The tee is awesome…perfect for a couple of people on my list.. and me, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Katie says:

    Wow, there is just too much here to even begin to comment on. I’m going to busy with all these links for the next hour!

  113. Tanis says:

    Those cute floss bobbins make me smile! I just read a tutorial on making bias tape, so I will have to print some off! Thanks for the timely favor!

  114. Beth says:

    The scissor t-shirt is brilliant!

  115. Kerry says:

    I’m just starting to make my own bias tape, so I love the jumbo floss bobbins. Such a cute idea.

  116. Shawna says:

    Adore the Scalloped Dresden Bag!

  117. mamazilla says:

    love the crafty girl scissors tee and would love to get my hands on the handstitching book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  118. Alexandra O says:

    Loce the tutorials, my list of things to make just got bigger if only I had the time to make everything.

  119. Michelle says:

    Great ideas! Iove the scissors shirt…so cute!

  120. Natalie says:

    Well I definitely think I need to make some of these for me even if for nobody else!

  121. Cinnamon says:

    I love that bag! And I didn’t realize it was a bag a day! You guys are so awesome.

  122. Glenys says:

    There’s just too many great stuff to make!!

  123. funda62 says:

    I absolutely love your ideas for a handmade holiday. That Dresden purse is so cute and I know several ladies who enjoy hand sewing that will love the project bags. Thanks so much!

  124. Rebecca says:

    Cute tee shirt!

  125. Jess says:

    There are some great ideas here!

  126. Allie says:

    I love the ornament bags. They would be great with little treats for the kids. That scissors t-shirt would also be great for my hair stylist!

  127. Cassandra J says:

    i love the out of the box quilt blocks. I think that would be fun to use with kids and baby quilts.

  128. Kirsten says:

    I need those extra large bobbins for my homemade bias tape leftovers! Great plan!

  129. Ginger says:

    Love the ideas to use as gifts for my sewing friends.

  130. kathyh says:

    I am trying to pick one project today.
    Just one.
    The On-The-Go-Pouch looks fun.

  131. Sherry J says:

    oh i love the bag pattern, and all these tutorials. I also would look so good in that t-shirt ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. Ashley Williams says:

    Oh I love everything in this post! Those Print Its for ribbon and yard are adorable, and I love the homemade vanilla idea for a gift!

  133. Crystal says:

    Love those pattern weights! And I made a travel sewing kit (using the zippered pouch tutorial from an earlier post) to put in my Operation Christmas Child shoebox – it’s so cute! Thanks for inspiring and sharing!

  134. Jeannie D says:

    Love the sweetness of the needlebook…great stocking stuffer!

  135. Shawna says:

    Love the needle and sewing kits. Too cute. I’m so inspired by all the ideas and tutorials! Now I just have to decide who gets what. Thanks for the giveaway. Books look great.


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  137. Sarah says:

    I am so excited it’s November again!

  138. Amy says:

    Love these ideas. I am always trying to figure out what my friends that sew might like. I sew too, so you would think I could figure it out. Love the needle holder and those needles are soo cute.

  139. I have always loved that shirt!

  140. Julia Irene says:

    Great tutes and ideas! Thanks for the chance at the giveaways!

  141. Lyanna L. says:

    I should just tell my husband to visit this website when looking for holiday gift ideas for me =) Love that shirt – so cute!

  142. Melissa Q. says:

    well…that scissors t-shirt is beyond amazing. I could rally wear that with pride. I promise.

  143. Wren says:

    I don’t know what to comment on first–so many great things today! Someone on my gift list will probably get that bag!!

  144. Suzanne says:

    Jumbo floss bobbins–adorable!

  145. Katie M says:

    I need that shirt!

  146. Mom C says:

    Such great ideas. Love the On the Go pouch, the vanilla, the weights look cute, the pincushion. Everything looks so interesting.

  147. Lisa says:

    Love the pattern weights. I’ve been wanting some of these forever.

  148. Jodi G. says:

    OMG! I’m not sure what to look at first! Alot of great info on today’s post. Loving the scissor shirt!

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  149. Margaret says:

    Having little smiling floss holders makes me happy!:)

  150. Jon says:

    I will be making the vanilla extract–can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  151. Katie says:

    I’m glad you posted links for the homemade vanilla! I’ve always wanted to try making my own ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I’ll have to try that and to make the travel sewing kits!

  152. crystal says:

    so many cute things today!

  153. Margaret says:

    Another great day of ideas!

  154. Melissa says:

    Hilighted books today are great!

  155. Wow, thank you so much for the feature love! I am truly honored!!

  156. michelle c says:

    That shirt is the BOMB! I love it! I just made my husband look at it and told him to get me one for Christmas if I didnt win one. It matches my raven & scissors tattoo!

  157. Beth says:

    So much creativity out there! I need to get started on some of these great new projects.

  158. Megan says:

    Mmmm… homemade vanilla extract! and pattern weights! what a great post!

  159. Julianne Ross says:

    Whoa! I’ve never tried to make vanilla! Looks fun!

  160. angelina says:

    i love it all !! the shirt is great.

  161. Jill B says:

    Wow! So many gorgeous things. I especially love the embroidery organisers.

  162. loulou says:

    Sew many lovely things posted here today. The Out of the Box book looks like a Christmas wishlist item for me!

  163. bess says:

    thanks for the great ideas!

  164. Heather says:

    Such fun ideas!

  165. HeartOSunshine says:

    I love the ornament bags!!

  166. wendy says:

    The sewing kit is adorable!! And vanilla – yum!!!

  167. Amber says:

    I love the scissor tee shirt! I found at least 3 shirts that would make excellent gifts for some of my friends on The Bold Bananna. Thanks for the link!

  168. Morgan says:

    Those little tote bag ornaments are too cute!

  169. Debbie says:

    Love the t shirt. I can think of so many friends to give it to.

  170. Peggie Berninger says:

    More great ideas. My list of things to make just gets bigger.

  171. Karen A says:

    Another great selection of books. My Christmas wish list is growing!!

  172. Dawn says:

    The needle book and travel sewing kit would be perfect gifts for my friends that sew!

  173. Christine says:

    So many great ideas, I’m going to have to save some for birthdays.

  174. Alisa says:

    Thanks for sharing so many great ideas! Wish I had the time to try them all out!

  175. Stacy says:

    Love the scissor shirt!

  176. Robin E. says:

    Off to print those floss bobbins! My ribbon drawer is going to get a well needed make over ;D.

  177. Sonya M says:

    LOVE that scissors shirt! And I’ve always wanted to make homemade vanilla extract. Thanks for the great handmade suggestions!

  178. Sarah says:

    Oh, I love the scissors shirt.

  179. Elva says:

    Lots of neat projects to try just need more hours in a day

  180. Susan says:

    Gotta love those mannequin pincushions!

  181. Kirsten N says:

    Great ideas!! Love the scissors shirt too:)

  182. Beth says:

    Love that shirt!

  183. Julia says:

    Those look like such great books!

  184. Anya says:

    Lots of projects! Thanks for the chance!

  185. Debbie says:

    I always struggle taking photos of my craft, that photo book would be awesome.

  186. Denise says:

    I too love the scissors T-shirt! I think I will make the traveling sewing kit, as I find myself on the road a lot. Thanks for these fun projects

  187. Elizabeth says:

    The ornament fabric bags are so cute! I am definitely going to be making one this year for my tree!

  188. Ella says:

    I’d love a chance at the books!

  189. Melanie says:

    The needlebook looks fun! I’ve got some embroidery needles that need a fun home.

  190. Jennifer says:

    All great inspiration for gifts. I love that scissor tshirt for myself!

  191. Andrea says:

    The t shirt is so cute. And I’d love to receive any of these gifts from a friend.

  192. Brenda says:

    Love the needlebook and the travel sewing kit. Great tutorials.

  193. duff says:

    wahoo! you girls are in high gear lately with posts and giveaways! Thanks!! The T-shirts are too cute and I love supporting Etsy shopsรขหœยบ

  194. Lynne in NC says:

    Another day of fabulous, useful ideas. Thanks for all of them, especially the fabric weights and on the go project bag.

  195. Sarah B says:

    Such great ideas! And that scalloped bag is too cute:)

  196. Christina says:

    cute bobbins

  197. Jennifer says:

    The needle book with the little ruler fabric is so adorable!

  198. Lisa says:

    Love the needlebook and that t-shirt!

  199. alcheme says:

    Great tutorials!

  200. Erica says:

    There are some really cute ideas here today!!!!!

  201. Christine says:

    I never thought about pattern weights yet. Great idea! Thanks for sharing and the large number of giveaways!

  202. Carol says:

    Sew many great ideas. Stop please, my head is spinning. Thank you so much for being my creative Muse! I forgot how good homemade vanilla is, so I am to make my own!

  203. Deb Cameron says:

    So many great idea. Love the needlebook, the bag tutorial, the scissor shirt, homemade vanilla and the printable! Keep up the great work, my pinterest account is getting a workout storing all these activities for my future crafting! Thanks

  204. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    Ooh that scissor shirt is awesome! And yeah, I’d never get to use the pattern weights-my toddler would always have them!

  205. Delia says:

    I love your Handmade Holidays collection. I eagerly look forward to wonderful crafting ideas each year. The needlebook is adorable!

  206. melanie says:

    That scissor tshirt is too cute!

  207. Theresa says:

    What great ideas.

  208. Sonja says:

    Mmm, vanilla extract!!! …and those dress form pin cushions…and oh, my that t-shirt! Thanks again for the wonderful line up of tutorials.

  209. Rachel Houston says:

    Love the scissors shirt! And such great gift ideas too!

  210. Haven’t seen the “For the love of Handstitching” book before — looks right up my alley!

  211. craftytammie says:

    that dresden bag is amazing! and i love the dress form pincushion!

  212. Pauline says:

    Love that tee with the scissors – perfect for a sewist!

  213. Love the pattern weights! Thanks!

  214. beth says:

    What fun presents to make!

  215. Cory says:

    I am loving the On-the-Go Project Pouch!

  216. Amy B. says:

    Je t’aime Sew, Mama, Sew!

  217. Tong says:

    Love that pin cushion and that t shirt is awesome!

  218. Anita says:

    The dress form pin cushions are really cute.

  219. Nina says:

    More great tutorials today! Thanks for the giveaway!

  220. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely love the embroidery done on the example on-the-go project pouches. I will have to try some of those types of designs or find some similar embroidery patterns.

  221. Fabienne says:

    The vanilla extract would make such a good present!

  222. Jen says:

    Let’s be honest — I love the prizes the best!

  223. Jenna H says:

    I love the scissors shirt. Very cool!

  224. Gill says:

    I love the needle cases and the scalloped front bag!

  225. addie says:

    Fantastic and fun gift ideas for any time of year.

  226. Jen S says:

    Love the needle book and travel sewing kit! Don’t know which to make first!

  227. Liz Devens says:

    That Scallop Dresden bag is too cute!

  228. Brie says:

    Love it all! The floss bobbins are great!

  229. Shannon says:

    The sewing kits are so pretty!

  230. Marci Girl says:

    Love these tutorials! Just perfect!

  231. Jenny says:

    sure would love that hand stitching book. I’ve seen some pages and it looks gorgeous.

  232. Galatina says:

    what another great day of ideas!

  233. Kate says:

    As always, love the sewing, but homemade vanilla- what a great gift idea.

  234. Katie says:

    LOVE the shirt. It would match the tattoo on my arm. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  235. Jen says:

    What a cute needle book!

  236. Rachael Spencer says:

    I love the jumbo floss bobbins…..I have a container of stuff to organize with them.

  237. Louby Lou says:

    Another great set of tutes, thanks!

  238. Elizabeth L says:

    So many great ideas.

  239. Kari E says:

    So great! Love the scissors shirt!

  240. susan mzf says:

    I can think of so many people to make that travel sewing kit for!

  241. Wendy D. P. says:

    The needlebooks and sewing kits are perfect christmas gifts for friends!

  242. Deborah says:

    Love the scissors tee and the needle books!

  243. Betsy says:

    Love that scissors shirt!

  244. Glaucia says:

    Lovely ideas! Difficult to choose where to begin with ๐Ÿ˜€

  245. Linda says:

    Your giveaway offerings are wonderful. I like to do hand work, a home makeover would be wonderful, and who doesn’t want to know how to take better pictures!? Thanks for the chance to win.

  246. Kelsey D says:

    Love it!

  247. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 6 thanks a lot!

  248. Becky says:

    Love the travel sewing kit- so many great ideas!

  249. carriem says:

    I discovered this blog a couple months ago, and I am sew loving it!

  250. Julia says:

    the bag a day tutorials all look so fun – hard to decide which one to make!

  251. Natalija says:

    Love that bag. Thanks for that link.

  252. Fiona says:

    so many lovely ideas….. thanks….

  253. Hannah says:

    I love the needlebook – very cute – and of course the t-shirt is gorgeous!

  254. I love that scissors t-shirt!!

  255. kristin says:

    i love the scissors shirt- very cool

  256. Ramona says:

    Really like the scissors T-shirt and the scalloped dresden bag is to cute. So many cute projects!

  257. Ann S says:

    Love the travel sewing kit! Thanks.

  258. M Evans says:

    This is very timely- I have an ‘on the go’ project, and I was just thinking i needed a little travel sewing kit.

  259. susie says:

    love the t-shirt! and the tutorial for the sewing kit is so cute!

  260. Andrea says:

    So many ideas to love today! I think I’m adding just as many things to my own wish list as I am to my gift list!

  261. Sherri S. says:

    OK now, today’s post has made my head explode with all of the goodness! Love it all…thanks SO much!

  262. Brittney B says:

    love the shirt! Also some great ideas for the sewers in our lives.

  263. Suzanne says:

    I love those on the go project pouches.

  264. Carly says:

    Great gift ideas and giveaways!!

  265. Christine M says:

    So many lovely things to look at!

  266. Victoria says:

    What a darling t-shirt! :]

  267. Angela B. says:

    Great bag freebie! Thanks for the chance to win!

  268. Heidi says:

    The on the go project pouch is cool, and those pattern weights could easily be turned into beanbags for kids.

  269. Anya says:

    So many great ideas!!!

  270. Mikaela says:

    The needlebook is so cute!

  271. Michelle W says:

    The little sewing kits are adorable! I might just have to make some time to make a few of those…

  272. Renae says:

    I’m excited to make my own vanilla extract. Love that!

  273. Heidi Anderson says:

    I love these!! So fabulous. can’t wait to get started, especially the pattern weights!

  274. Emily says:

    I like that purse.

  275. So many cute and wonderful ideas!

  276. Carol Fraley says:

    I love the t-shirt, I would wear it proudly! The love of handstitching book if I don’t win it, then I will have to buy it.

  277. Cat says:

    what a great bunch of projects ! You’re awesome !

  278. Wow! I could spend hours looking at today’s post, let alone making something. Awesome!

  279. Patti says:

    i love the travel sewing kit.

  280. Ellen M. says:

    Love the scissors shirt. Saw the dressform pincushion on “DIY Dish” – it’s adorable.

  281. Megan says:

    Love the Dresden flap on that bag!

  282. Chris says:

    Thanks for all the sewing inspriation!

  283. Melissa says:

    I love today’s projects. The bobbins are especially cute!

  284. lee says:

    The t shirt is so cute! thanks!

  285. Mare says:

    I LOVE the scissors shirt! So cute! I’m definitely making the vanilla extract.

  286. I love the needlebooks and the dressform pincushion ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  287. Lindsay says:

    I love the bag a day and the scissors shirt is super cute!

  288. Elizabeth says:

    That scissor t-shirt rocks! And I love that pattern for the travel sewing case! Great idea!

  289. MarciaW says:

    The t-shirt with the scissors is just awesome! Thanks for the extra post this weekend.

  290. Melissa Ann says:

    Ooh I might have to make one of these needle books or sewing kits!

  291. Tammy says:

    Love the bag of the day! So pretty!

  292. Cayce says:

    more fantastic tutorials and ideas! thanks so much!

  293. Melissa says:

    Love the dresden bag, what a great idea!

  294. Jane says:

    I will never have enough hours in the day to make all the wonderful things I see featured on this blog.
    Thank You!

  295. Rebekah says:

    Needlebooks! I am notorious for losing sharp little things in the car and when out and about. Not a good thing so maybe an adorable needlebook would help keep them in place.

  296. Michele says:

    Oh my, you are distracting me with fun projects. So much for laundry.

  297. Kaz says:

    That scalloped bag is fantastic! ๐Ÿ˜€

  298. Rachel says:

    Oooh, I would love that shirt! I love those needlebooks, so precious.

  299. laurel says:

    you are such a great resource for us!!

  300. Hilary says:

    really want to forward this page to my MIL who is a sewist with a big hint hint for x-mas

  301. That Scalloped Dresden Bag is adorable!

  302. Molly Martin says:

    Lovely everything!

  303. Caroline says:

    As always, lots of great ideas! I love the scissors T shirt, and the project ideas are great, as always… too many great projects, too little time to sew!

  304. Melissa B says:

    I love that scissors shirt! And the travel kit– perfect size!

  305. Jess says:

    More wonderful projects! I want to make everything. Thanks again.

  306. Rebekah says:

    Love the little needle books. ๐Ÿ™‚ So cute & they would be great gifts.

  307. Pauline says:

    Passion for sewing is a great theme! I will be making the pattern weights for myself…and the dressform pincushion will be perfect for my mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  308. Silvia says:

    Love all the projects from today!! The needle book is really cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  309. nancy says:

    Lots of ideas for Christmas gifts. Me first:) I am making the pattern weights,the needle book and the floss bobbins for all my ribbon. Thank you Sew Mama Sew!

  310. adriane says:

    Totally going to make a few on the go project pouches for presents, they are great! Thanks!

  311. Holly says:

    that scissors shirt rules!

  312. Gina Shelley says:

    The travel sewing kit caught my eye right away. I checked out the tutorial…very thorough; takes you step by step!

  313. Bridget says:

    Pattern weights – so cute! Sure beats using random stuff from around the house!

  314. Maria says:

    OMG! I want that shirt soo bad!
    Making the needle cases for presents

  315. Whitner says:

    I almost don’t know where to start, there is such great stuff today! I love the felt baskets, and that vanilla extract just went on my immediate ‘to-do’ list for the holidays.

  316. Lisa L. says:

    The ideas just keep getting better and better! Love the needlebooks.

  317. marthaeliza says:

    I love the on the go pouch — I checked out the tutorial and I will definitely be making one.

  318. Hannah says:

    Those jumbo floss bobbins are so cute, and such a good idea!

  319. beth lehman says:

    That shirt is fantastic!!

  320. SewCalGal says:

    That scissor tshirt definitely caught my attention. Perfect tshirt to wear at a quilt retreat, workshop, sew-cial, guild meeting, quilt show, etc. Love it!


  321. Shayla says:

    The travel sewing kit is cute! And how cool is it that you can make your own vanilla extract.

  322. Jennifer says:

    The travel sewing kit is great and I am already planning on making some homemade vanilla extract- great Christmas presents!

  323. Sarah says:

    Oh so many goodies! Thinking I should try some vanilla extract making…

  324. Meg says:

    I love the dresden bag!! So cute.

  325. Thanks for more great ideas!

  326. The needlebook is so cute!

  327. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Love the Pattern Weights Tutorial!

  328. Westin's Mom says:

    “out of the box” is calling my name. It’s on my list. Homemade vanilla extract is extra delicious when made with rum as the base.

  329. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    Sew mama sew is a great go-to for awesome tutorials!

  330. The pattern weights! Oh, gals, another thing on my list I gotta make. I’d also use them for paper weights.

  331. Marilize says:

    Ooh – looky at all the Xmas gift ideas – perfect for my crafting circle ladies ๐Ÿ™‚ The scissor shirt is awesome.

  332. Elaine Maul says:

    Just love everything on today’s post!

    Especially the link to the Green Bag Lady …. really inspirational!

  333. Timmi says:

    I’ve been wanting to make my own vanilla for along time mainly for myself since I use it like crazy, but would love to hand it out but for some reason could never find bottles, found them!

  334. S White says:

    Love the pattern weights. They can serve a dual purpose according to Ruby – useful for sewing and good for juggling. Learning to juggle is on my bucket list!

  335. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    Another great round of ideas!

  336. Rebecca says:

    I want that photo book! Great ideas today too!

  337. Rhonda S. says:

    Hmmm…maybe AFTER the holidays, some of these will be gifts to myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  338. Sam says:

    Love the needlebooks and pattern weights. I think Granny might be getting some for Christmas from her Grandsons ๐Ÿ™‚

  339. Rebekah says:

    What a great selection of books…and the scissors shirt is cute!

  340. Wendy says:

    that tshirt is the bomb ๐Ÿ™‚

  341. Elizabeth says:

    Love the traveling sewing kit and the homemade vanilla extract!

  342. Alison says:

    Ooooh, I like the look of that photography book. Great post today thanks.

  343. Kathleen says:

    Oh my goodness, I just love that scissor shirt! My daughter is a fashion merchandizing major and would LOVE it!!

  344. Susanne says:

    Cool ideas – I might even make something for myself!

  345. Erin says:

    I’ve had that scissors shirt (or one like it) on my Etsy favorites for YEARS! I love all the tutes, if only I knew someone who would enjoy the end product as much as I would!

  346. Virginia says:

    what cute pattern weights

  347. SmilynStef says:

    Love that t-shirt … how fun.

  348. Lynnea says:

    Another great day! I love the vanilla extract and all the packaging information she gives. The pattern weights are cute and I bet they’d make fun doorstops too.

  349. Tasha says:

    Love everything! Especially today’s bag!

  350. Kay says:

    I love the pattern weights and travel sewing kit!

  351. Mandi says:

    I love the scalloped dresden bag! Adding that to my list!

  352. Janea says:

    Love the projects today…I want to make all! Especially the needlebook and the homemade vanilla…yum. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  353. Char says:

    Ooooooh what should i make first?? great ideas!

  354. Ingrid says:

    I love those little sewing kits and I would love the t-shirt for myself!

  355. Melissa says:

    Tried to buy the Scissors t-shirt, but it says “SOLD”. Will they be offering it again for sale?

  356. Maureen Spiva says:

    I love the traveling sewing kit and the needle book

  357. caroline says:

    I sooooo want one of those t-shirts!!

  358. Kristin H says:

    I love the idea of the homemade vanilla! I need to start some now!

  359. Ingrid says:

    So many great ideas for gifting (and receiving)! I love the t-shirt.

  360. Laurie says:

    The Scalloped Dresden Bag is definitely going on my gift-making list! Love the scissors tshirt as well.

  361. Marie says:

    The ornament bag is so cute and a great idea I can use with the ornaments I make my nieces and nephews each year. So many fun ideas!

  362. Addy says:

    I love the t-shirt, and it brings some freezer paper stencil inspiration!

  363. Jenn says:

    I really like the Dresden block, it’s fun to see it on a bag!

  364. Christina says:

    I’m going to have to show my mum the tutorial for homemade vanilla extract. I think she’d love to try that!

  365. Amy says:

    Awesome goodies! Would love the book on photography!

  366. Janelle says:

    I love it! I always inspired looking at Sew Mama Sew. ๐Ÿ™‚

  367. Laura says:

    I love the scissors t-shirt!

  368. Dorothy says:

    Love the needlebook. My sister will definitely be getting one of these for Christmas…

  369. Katie B says:

    I keep finding stuff for myself in these posts! Love the shirt.

  370. Nancy says:

    I know someone who could use a travel sewing kit—me!

  371. Charlotte says:

    Great ideas today! Thanks!

  372. Dragonfly says:

    I love that the scissors aren’t just centered on the front of the shirt. I’ve been trying to get more asymmetry in my wardrobe lately.

  373. Margaret says:

    I love that t-shirt! A perfect gift for my friends who sew.

  374. Sarah says:

    Love these projects! So inspiring

  375. amy says:

    Great scissors shirt! Also the travel sewing kit–that’ll go on my “make for me someday” list. And I bet the photography book would be very, very useful–thanks for the chance to win!

  376. Steph says:

    I need the pattern weights for myself–maybe after I finish some of my holiday sewing I’ll take a break and make them.

  377. Kylie C says:

    Those ornament bags are so creative- They really look full sized.

  378. Carmen says:

    Planning a few fabric bag ornaments already. Darling idea!

  379. Kendra says:

    What a great set of tutorials and inspiration! I was just thinking I need more tools for stitching on-the-go. Thank you!

  380. cecile says:

    Thank you for this month of ideas ! The travel sewing kits will be great gifts.

  381. Rachel says:

    Love the t-shirt. I’m not sure I have time to make any gifts this year ๐Ÿ™

  382. Megan says:

    I love both the scissor shirt & the idea of homemade vanilla extract! Thank you!

  383. Brianna says:

    So much cute today! That t-shirt is just the best.

  384. Great ideas! I just love everything!
    Thanks for all those patterns.

  385. Dell says:

    So many good ideas. So much too do, so little time.

  386. Amy Bowker says:

    Oh my goodness!! I absolutely love the scissor shirt. I need to have it or I might have to put it on my Christmas List. It is beyond cute!!

  387. Cameron H says:

    Those tiny little bolts of fabric in those ornament bags are so absolutely adorable!

  388. Lisa Zap says:

    Love the project on the go pouch! You guys are giving me too many ideas! I guess I’ll make good use of the extra hour today.

  389. Pamela says:

    Will definitely have to make the scalloped dresden bag, I am in need of something cute like this!

  390. Celtic Thistle says:

    Love the dress form pin cushion and scallop bag. Dresden plate is my favourite pattern. Great links as always.

  391. Carrie says:

    Great ideas

  392. Miranda McKown says:

    Love the t-shirt! I think I need to buy Heidi Adnum’s book on photography. I have a good camera but I take terrible pics. Thanks for keeping me up to date on all the latest “must-haves” or “must-wants”!

  393. Debbie says:

    I love all of these projects!

  394. Courtney says:

    The dress form pin cushion is wonderful!

  395. Christina says:

    Love the Travel Sewing Kit!

  396. Robyn Meza says:

    I love the project bag, I may have to make one! I am getting so excited to sew!

  397. robot inside says:

    I love, love, love that t-shirt! If I didn’t have tonsillitis, I would be making some bags today…instead, I am laying in my bed for the 5th day straight, waiting for new blog posts to appear!

  398. anna says:

    So many pretty things and potential projects- where to start? Thanks SMS!

  399. How fun!

  400. Staci says:

    Love that t-shirt! I knew this was going to be a fun entry when I saw “Passion for Sewing!”

  401. Jessica H says:

    The needle book is so pretty. Thanks for the great ideas.

  402. Lee says:

    Wow all of these books are fabulous. I know I could learn so much for any of them. thanks for the chance to win.

  403. Natalie V2 says:

    Does any other blog gather as much good stuff as Sew, Mama! Sew!?
    I don’t think so.

  404. Alison says:

    All of it looks awesome! Some of those books look fantastic!

  405. Susan Shreve says:

    Going to be doing a lot of traveling, hope to get a few of the travel items made before hand so I can take my projects with me!

  406. I need that scissors t shirt = too cute! Already have some homemade vanilla underway for gifts but with a slightly different recipe. Love all these ideas!

  407. Katy says:

    Wow, I love that bag. My habit of carrying everything in a huge bag over my shoulder needs to be tamed – my arm aches. Maybe a supremely cute hand-made bag could be just what I need to spark a new approach.

  408. Gretchen says:

    I’ll have to start sewing and shopping for myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  409. I really love the Crafty Girl Scissors T-Shirt. Finally, I can run with scissors without worrying getting hurt!

  410. Heather says:

    Love the travel sewing kit

  411. adrianna says:

    hmmm home made vanilla extract! Looks awesome, and so does the scissor shirt!! It would match my new scissor earrings =)

  412. Kate s. says:

    Those pattern weights are super cute!

  413. Tara says:

    Great tutorials! I love checking in every morning to see what’s next!

  414. Michelle B says:

    Great tutorials! Those sewing kits are so cute!

  415. Trina says:

    Ohhhh…great great gift ideas for the crafty ladies! Thanks!

  416. chibidani says:

    I’ve been making my own Vanilla extract for over a year, it really is amazing stuff!

    I only heard about pattern weights for the first time a few weeks ago, and the ones featured today are cool, and multipurpose!

  417. beverly says:

    Great ideas! thanks!

  418. Kayla says:

    These are great ideas for my sewing friends. Can’t wait to try the on the go kits

  419. Brita says:

    I want to make all of these things for myself.

  420. Cari says:

    Love the bag!

  421. Kayli S says:

    I love those pattern weights. And that shirt is so cute!

  422. Julia says:

    I totally need to make a travel sewing kit to keep at work! I could comment on EVERYTHING here today! Love my homemade vanilla…been using it for years…I think I’m in love with the scissors t-shirt!!

  423. RP says:

    I love that shirt!

    And, enjoy quilting.

  424. MC says:

    Ooh, I must have a dress form pin cushion!

  425. Mary VZ says:

    the scissor t-shirt is rad!

  426. Sandy says:

    Great ideas! I do love the Crafty girl scissors t shirt!

  427. Alison says:

    will have to print some of those floss bobbins – very cute!

  428. Michelle says:

    Sew, Mama, Sew! has given me such a great passion for sewing! Love it!

  429. Stacy says:

    I’m definitely making some homemade vanilla extract! The scissors t-shirt is awesome!

  430. Tera says:

    Love that Crafty girl scissors t shirt. Lovely lovely things today!!! Thank again!!!

  431. Angie says:

    More great tutorials today! Love the scissor t-shirt!

  432. natasha says:

    I love it all!

  433. eleanor says:

    I love the Travel Sewing kit – so practical!

  434. Nina says:

    I love today’s Bag a day! Really lovely.

  435. Erin Waters says:

    Love the scissors shirt! Also the little needlebooks…wish I hadn’t already committed to making so many things!

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