November 1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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Welcome to our Sixth Annual Handmade Holidays! Every day this month you’ll find tutorials, printables, recipes, giveaways and more. We help you create a happy, handmade holiday season; it’s our favorite time of the year here at Sew,Mama,Sew! Enjoy today’s fun ideas for little kids.

Make It

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These Stegosaurus Socks by Jessica from Happy Together are easy and quick to make, and tons of fun to wear.
spacer Mei Tai Doll Carrier
Do you know a kiddo who wants to carry their “baby” everywhere? The Mei Tai Doll Carrier by Nicole of Mindful Mama for The Shopping Mama might be a perfect gift!
spacer Mondo Pom Trim Pillow
Kids of all ages are sure to love the irresistible Mondo Pom Trim Pillow from Living With Punks. These would be perfect for a playroom or bedroom floor!
spacer Little Artist Backpack
Little Artist Backpack by Svetlana from s.o.t.a.k handmade for Sew,Mama,Sew! is perfect for art on the go. Pair it with some new colored pencils and a journal or coloring book, and you’ll have a really thoughtful gift to give.
spacer Nap Mat + Pillow
This sweet Nap Mat + Pillow from the Spoonflower blog helps kids create a cozy spot wherever they may go.
spacer Flutter Skirt
Daniela and Shelly from Figgy’s show you how to make a Flutter Skirt for the whirly-twirly girls on your holiday list.
spacer Tangram Book
Rachael from Imagine Gnats shows you how to make this soft, fabric Tangram Book here at Sew,Mama,Sew! This design features the Quilt Blocks fabric collection but it would be perfect with a variety of fabrics. (Kona solids?! We have all 243 colors!)
spacer Lacing Softies
You can make a series of these ingenious Lacing Softies with Rebecca’s tutorial at Beauty All Around. Rebecca is happy to send you the featured fox embroidery template if you email her or leave a comment on the tutorial post.

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.

spacer Sun + Sea Patchwork Messenger Bag
Our pretty Sun + Sea Patchwork Messenger Bag by Rachael from Imagine Gnats is a fun and functional design for kids!

Related tutorials you might just love: Passion for Teaching + Learning, Passion for Imagination, Sew,Mama,Sew! Kid Tutorials, Gifts for Elementary Kids, Gifts for Preschool Kids, Gifts for Imaginative Friends

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

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

Mix It

spacer DIY S’mores Kit
Make a DIY S’mores Kit with a how-to (plus free printables) from Oh Happy Day. Little kids will love these, and this would be a fun hostess gift too.

Print It

spacer Patterns for Colouring
Patterns for Colouring provides many lovely and engaging designs, ready for you to print and color. Get the whole family in on the fun!

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!

Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards (US Winners Only)

Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Potter Style

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds is now transformed into 100 easy-to-reference cards housed in one handsome pull-drawer box. Divided into one stack of 50 common Western and Eastern North American birds, and one stack of 50 common birds found across North America, each card features precise illustrations and text concerning habitat, behavior, and voice description necessary for easy identification. Edited with the backyard birder in mind, each bird card is accompanied with a regional map as an additional guide to migratory patterns.

Martingale & Company is giving away a $30 eCertificate to use for any of their books and publications! You could choose:

Skip the Borders (US Winners Only)

Author: Julie Herman
Publisher: That Patchwork Place

With this innovative collection, popular blogger and designer Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, inspires you to create stunning quilts – without borders! Choose from 15 easy patterns where design is the star and fabric is the supporting actor. Learn the structure of a borderless quilt; explore various bindings and the effect on the overall look. See what can be done when color is used in bold ways to support a borderless quilt designs.


Ex Libris Handmade features custom appliquéd cloth books, 100% organic cotton printed cloth books, and custom name banners along with vintage fabric monogram notecards and other seasonal goodies. Win a $50 gift certificate for anything in the Ex Libris Handmade shop!

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2011 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

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

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353 Responses to November 1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

  1. Amy in CO says:

    I love those socks!

  2. Martha says:

    Great stuff! Socks are fun and the bird flashcards very interesting.

  3. Genevieve in Ontario, Canada says:

    loved the piecework on the bag! and beautiful colours!

  4. Mary says:

    The nap sack looks cute.

    Mary in MN

  5. Gina says:

    i love everything on this list! my kids would love them!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    My little brother would love the dinosaur socks!

  7. craftgirl83 says:

    I love that Ex Libris Handmade book!

  8. Becky Greene says:

    Love these ideas!! I will have to make the Stegosaurus Socks someday!

  9. Deb H. says:

    Love the Tangram book! My granddaughter would love this.

  10. natali says:

    So much fun ideas! Love the flashcards, those bird prints are cute!

  11. jennifer says:

    I may need stgasorus socks for crazy sock day

  12. Greeblygreebly says:

    The tanagram book is such a great idea! That would be wonderful for traveling.

  13. So many great ideas…. my kids would love these!

  14. Johanna says:

    I love that coloring backpack!

  15. Karen says:

    What sweet ideas, love that messenger bag and that doll carrier is cute!

  16. Beth T says:

    Away we go, and out comes my list. I am definitely making those stegosaurus socks. I love the tanagram book and hope I’ll get that done this year. Thanks so much, Sew Mama Sew, for bringing back this great tradition.

  17. Marie J says:

    I can see my nephews running around with dinosaur legs! Tangram book is cool, hmm Kona! =)

  18. ramona says:

    That tangram book is awesome.

  19. Susie H. says:

    Can’t wait to make the Dino socks! And in time the messenger bag and flutter skirt too, love! Thanks so much, what a daily treat these are!!

  20. pauline says:

    that nap mat + pillow would be a perfect gift for my wee niece! i’m adding that to my list of things to make for christmas :)

  21. deborah b. says:

    my kids would LOVE these things. bookmark bookmark bookmark…

  22. Janet K says:

    I have to make the maxi-pom pillow for my daughter! But she’s 18 and 6′ tall, so I guess not quite qualified as a little kid anymore (except to me).

  23. Kristin M says:

    Great ideas like always. Thanks for taking the time to pull this together every year.

  24. Sherri S. says:

    Love! The doll carrier is precious!

  25. Stephanie says:

    There are some really unique ideas here. Thanks!

  26. Kim T. says:

    cute!

  27. Beth A. says:

    Such great projects! Thanks for the great ideas!

  28. Eleanor says:

    Definitely making the doll carrier!

  29. brenda says:

    Love the socks and the flutter skirt

  30. Sara says:

    Seeing that we are having a lean Christmas this year, I love the idea of a DIY smores gift! Thanks!

  31. Ellen M. says:

    Thanks so much for Handmade Holidays! So many wonderful ideas. Thanks also for the giveaway!

  32. Denny says:

    I LOVE when you do Handmade for ANYTHING! I love that it’s the same idea, but different. You do such a great job! The giveaway items look fun, too.

  33. Kristen Powell says:

    Love that messenger bag!!

  34. Rebecca says:

    love the socks

  35. Hannah says:

    Love the sewing softies!!

  36. Libby says:

    I love this series. Will make the flutter skirt – so cute!

  37. BreannaS says:

    I love the socks; I think there are some girls on my list that will be getting them in their stockings.

  38. Kristin says:

    Those socks are so fun!

  39. Erika says:

    I love the Kristen’s choice fabric

  40. JLVerde says:

    Great tutorials. I love adding new things to my “want to make ” list.

  41. Trish says:

    I WILL be making that little artist backpack. So adorable!

  42. Jan says:

    Socks & messenger bag my favorites, but everything cute.

  43. julis says:

    Those socks are just so cute :) love them!

  44. Peggy says:

    Everything in this post is wonderful!!! But I especially love those socks (and they wouldn’t just appeal to the little ones!).

  45. Lindsay says:

    Love the messenger bag!

  46. Gina S. says:

    Love Handmade Hoildays! Dino sock, too cute!

  47. Marita H says:

    I love the socks! Those will be so fun to make and just right with my skill level.

  48. Trina says:

    I love tangrams!

  49. craftytammie says:

    fun stuff!

  50. Whitner says:

    I am so making that doll carrier for my daughter…she wants to carry her doll around like I carry her little sister, and that is PERFECT! Thank you for a fantastic tutorial!

  51. Jill B says:

    Wow! The tangram book is super clever

  52. Natalie says:

    Those socks are AWESOME! Oh and the tanagram book is pretty sweet too!!

  53. Judi says:

    Love the sun n sea messenger bag

  54. Debbie H says:

    I would especially love the Skip the Borders! It’s been on my wish list! thanks

  55. I love all of these.

  56. Mina says:

    I really need to make that messenger bag

  57. Emilie says:

    I love the artist backpack!

  58. Nadine B says:

    I think that artist backpack is going to be perfect for my niece.

  59. Kristin says:

    Definitely my favorites on this list: Mondo Pom Trim Pillow and Stegasaurus socks! They immediately went on my “To Do” Pinterest page

  60. Barbara says:

    I love this feature every year… thanks!

  61. Allison says:

    I love these gift ideas!! Keep them coming!!

  62. Stacy says:

    I love the idea of a smores kit!

  63. Wendy D. P. says:

    Such great ideas – I love the tanagrams!

  64. Lise says:

    I love the tangram book!

  65. Heather says:

    I’m definitely making the carrier! Great ideas!

  66. nopinkhere says:

    I love the socks and I’m glad to be reminded of the skirt. My son would love those bird cards; his class is studying birds all year.

  67. Cal says:

    The Tangram Book is now on my list!

  68. Kate says:

    Oh my, that doll carrier is adorable! I wish I knew a little kid to make it for!

  69. Mattie says:

    Love those little socks – how much fun would those be to wear!

  70. Holly says:

    Love the ornaments, great-give-aways!

  71. Jennifer N says:

    Wish I had the patience to make one of those artist backpacks. It would be well used.

  72. michelle says:

    Some great ideas Thanks.

  73. jen says:

    those socks are adorable!

  74. Anya says:

    I love those socks!!

  75. Penny says:

    That tanagram book is way too cool! My 4-year old is always trying to play with her brother’s tanagram set and it just causes a fight! Now I can make her her own!

  76. Robin E. says:

    Some GREAT tutorials to start this year off! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the month brings.

  77. Renae says:

    Love the tangram book! the smore kit looks really fun too!

  78. Jodie says:

    So glad Handmade holidays is back! Love this series.

  79. Karin says:

    I love the doll carrier!

  80. Jeni says:

    LOVE that tangram book!!

  81. Bailey says:

    I love the art backpack. i get woken up with ” Mom, I want to do a craft”

  82. Rachel says:

    Love Handmade Holidays!! The Skip the Borders book looks inspiring.

  83. Brenda says:

    Thank you for sharing the coloring pages.

  84. DebbieKL says:

    I’d love to make the Mei Tai Doll Carrier for my girls!

  85. usairdoll says:

    Oh gosh! So many amazing items! I know two little boys who would love a pair, or two of the dinosaur socks.
    Am so excited to see what is coming next!

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  86. Amber says:

    I plan on making the tanagram book for my niece. What a great stash buster!

  87. M.F.Peterson says:

    I LOVE that backpack idea! Fantastic for boys OR girls.

  88. MissMary says:

    Love seeing Ellen Luckett Baker’s fabrics so aptly used! Great idea!

  89. Brigette says:

    The flutter skirt and the nap/mat tutorial look really great!

  90. mira says:

    I feel like I wait all year for your annual Handmade Holidays!! Ahhhh!!

  91. Allison says:

    What cute things! I love the doll carrier. Thanks for the giveaways, too!

  92. Julia Molewyk says:

    Love the skirt and patchwork bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. MarciaW says:

    The nap mat and pillow looks pretty and useful too.

  94. That tangram set is awesome!

  95. So many great ideas!

  96. Kylie C says:

    Thanks for the Nap Mat link! Perfect for my little ones.

  97. Jen V says:

    Time to get working! The holidays are upon us, I suppose.

  98. Anne says:

    Oh, I love the messenger bag.

  99. Courtney says:

    Great ideas to get us going — thanks!

  100. Heather K says:

    The Tan-gram set is the cutest!

  101. jennifer says:

    The messenger bag is super cute.

  102. Chris says:

    The stego socks and messenger bag are cool! thank you!

  103. Lee says:

    Love the tanagram kit to make! thanks!

  104. Heather B says:

    So happy to see the homemade holiday series back!! I love it

  105. megan says:

    So happy its November and another season of Handmade Holidays has started!!

  106. Samantha says:

    I love the stegasaurus socks and soft lacing projects!

  107. Laura Reich says:

    I love November at Sew Mama Sew!

  108. Sarah says:

    That tantrum book is an awesome idea!

  109. Samantha says:

    YEAH!!! It’s back!!! Happy month……

  110. Heather says:

    So excited for the handmade holidays features! Such a fantastic start.

  111. Sara says:

    Yeah! I’m so happy to see these back! Thanks for some great ideas – I especially love the socks :)

  112. Jeannette says:

    Love the tangram book. Those birdwatching flash cards look cool, too!

  113. Robyn says:

    I love this time of year! So many exciting new projects to make for the holidays! Loving the messenger bag and little artist backpack, I can’t wait to try them out!

  114. Lynn H. says:

    That flutter skirt is darling. I really like Kristin’s fabric choice too.

  115. Becky says:

    Stegasaurus socks .. BRILLIANT!

  116. Nichole says:

    Great ideas…love seeing all the talent too !

  117. Leef says:

    Love this time of year. Thanks so much for doing this!

  118. sunny says:

    Making matching socks for the whole family! Love it!

  119. Kristie says:

    Great kids’ gift ideas. I’m getting my sewing machine and serger serviced. By next Friday, I’ll be ready to start holiday sewing. Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  120. wendy says:

    Yay!! Handmade holiday time!! I always love these posts :)

  121. Sarah says:

    Love the doll carrier!

  122. kim S. says:

    I love the tangram project. Very cool.

  123. Lauren says:

    The tanagram book is so cool. My older daughter loves the app of tanagram a I downloaded for her.

  124. MollyP says:

    Such creative ideas! I love how SMS can bring together so many talented people who are willing to share their craft. Thanks!

  125. Jess says:

    Love that messenger bag! Thanks.

  126. Genevieve says:

    Love the flutter skirt!

  127. Steph W says:

    OK, that bag might be the one for me!

  128. Leah says:

    I’m so excited to start crafting/sewing for the holidays!! I was actually thinking about making a quiet book for my niece.

  129. heidi says:

    Yay! My favorite month of the year is here! I love the tangram book and lacing softies … I may have to make them for my daughter.

  130. Gillian says:

    I am so very happy that Handmade Holidays is here! Cannot wait to make tons of gifts from your ideas and patterns. I love this time of year.

  131. Serena says:

    The Mondo Pom Trim Pillow is so fun!

  132. Cynthia I says:

    Love the nap mat and pillow. If I have to spend $25 on one for school I’d rather it be adorable and homemade! The tangram book is great too. I hope to make that for Christmas this year.

  133. KeriCan says:

    Love the tangram book and lacing softies! Beautiful homemade takes on classic activities for kids.

  134. Silvia says:

    Wonderful ideas!!! Love specially the blueish bag! Thanks!

  135. Amy says:

    Awesome ideas! Love the socks!

  136. Martha says:

    Yay for another year of great ideas! Thanks for all the giveaway opportunities!

  137. jessicac says:

    Love the smores kit idea.. and the flutter skirt is too cute!

  138. Sarah B says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration :o)

  139. Venus says:

    I am seriously loving the artist backpack and the lacing softies.

  140. Carrie P. says:

    fun stuff. love that coloring page.

  141. Christine B says:

    I’m ready! I want to make most of my presents this year. Winning the “Skip the Borders” would make a big difference. Thanks!

  142. Aimee says:

    I love, love, love that mondo Pom pillow. And the little artist backpack will certainly be under our tree!!

  143. Steph says:

    I love your handmade holidays series! Thanks for the link to to the coloring pages–my son will love it!

  144. Lisa L. says:

    So excited about Handmade Holidays! By far my favorite annual blog series on the web.

  145. Paula says:

    The Messenger Bag is really cute, love the choice of fabrics!

  146. beth says:

    Love the lacing softies. That’s going on my “to make” list. Thanks for a great month of giveaways and super ideas!

  147. Galatina says:

    Oh – I have to make a kid’s backpack!

  148. Patty D says:

    tanagram book – what a fun idea! I can see it in solids, bright rainbow colors.

  149. WandaFish says:

    I can see several things here that will be on my daughter’s wish list! Yay for Handmade Holidays :)

  150. cat says:

    oh, so lovely !! I am definitely making the tangram book for a little boy I know… and love the mei tei idea too ! Thanks for sharing these great tutorials !

  151. Amy says:

    That baby doll mei tai is precious.

  152. Bianca says:

    Umm… totally in love with those patterns for coloring. Such an awesome resource. Thanks!

  153. Gunilla says:

    Love the messenger bag! A friend of mine has asked me to make me one, so I’ll give it to her for christmas. Thanks for these great tutorials!

  154. I love Handmade Holidays! Thanks for compiling all these great ideas!

  155. Shannon says:

    <3 the mondo poms!

  156. Amber says:

    I love all things dinosaur and think the stegosaurus socks are great fun! I also think the bird cards and handmade cloth books would make a great gift for someone this Christmas. Thanks for ideas!

  157. Yeah! It’s started again!

  158. Rebecca N says:

    I love all of these. My favorites are the bag patterns!

  159. sherri says:

    I’ve made myself a promise to have handmade holidays this year. Thanks for good ideas and giveaways.

  160. Steffi4780 says:

    A great start for the handmade holidays!!!
    I love it!

  161. Deanna says:

    Hmmm…that art backpack looks like fun!

  162. Tamie says:

    What wonderful ideas. The picture of the s’mores made me hungry.

  163. Kayla says:

    Yay! It’s back and I’m excited

  164. Tabitha says:

    My 12 year old and I both LOVE the stegosaurus socks! Good gift to make for her friends :)

  165. Amanda says:

    I’ll be making the flutter skirt for my little girl!! So cute!!

  166. Nancy says:

    Handmade Holidays never disappoints. Great ideas.

  167. Nerissa says:

    Just did a little feature on your event.. looking forward to it, especiallly the bag a day!

  168. Lizzie says:

    What a great collection of tutorials! I’m hoping to make a couple of these!

  169. Lowell says:

    This is my first Handmade Holidays! Looking forward to the month of ideas!!

  170. Laura Beech says:

    Love the tangram book-now to figure out who I need to it for.

  171. Leslie says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration, I love the tangram book!

  172. Some great ideas! My big girls would LOVE that pom pom pillow!

  173. Andrea says:

    I had to Pin that tangram book. Might have to make one for me too. I have been literally counting the days until November. So glad it’s back!

  174. Stacy says:

    My son loves dinosaurs, the socks would be a huge hit!

  175. Kimberly N says:

    I posted the messenger bag and the Tanagrams book! Love them! Can’t wait for the entire series!

  176. Michelle says:

    Totally will be making the baby carrier for my niece and daughter. So cute. Off to a great start for Handmade Holidays!

  177. Emily says:

    Sixth year? really? I look forward to all the great gift ideas!

  178. Hurray for Handmade Holidays!! I will definitely have to check out the stegosaurus sock tutorial-it’d be right up my preschooler’s alley!

  179. Lillibeth says:

    I really appreciate the handmade holidays series– I see many good ideas here and look forward to more!

  180. megan says:

    so many cute ideas – making a skirt for each of my daughters, and one for myself!!

  181. carole says:

    Great stuff – I look forward to checking the blog every day in November.

  182. kathyh says:

    I sent the link to my niece. Perfect intro to Handmade Holidays.
    Love the stegosaurus socks.

  183. Cary says:

    I couldn’t wait for the start of Handmade Holidays! I look forward to it every year. Now, for some fun inspiration. :)

  184. Nikki says:

    I am so excited to see all the great tutorials again this year. This is a great category to start with. Thank you

  185. Kate says:

    Love the socks and the little mei tai!

  186. AngieSue says:

    Yeah! I’ve been looking forward to this month of ideas!

  187. jm says:

    I want those socks for me!

  188. Maureen says:

    I CAN’T wait to get back to normal after Sandy. Handmade Holiday is the perfect way to start!

  189. Martha says:

    Love the nap mat!

  190. Gina F says:

    What’s the cut off age for the nap mat? Think if we each had one to rest and reflect mid-day!

  191. Janice Svercek says:

    Excited for Handmade Holidays. Great ideas today!

  192. Mindy says:

    What neat stuff, I especially like the doll carrier.

  193. Hooray for another year of Handmade Holidays!! Now that we have a little one on the way I’m going to have to pay extra attention to the gifts for kids! ;)

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year. :)

  194. min says:

    I’m just considering what new floor pillow to make for my daughter’s new “girls only” bedroom. I have a thing for dingleballs, so that pom pillow may just be the winner. Yay!

  195. Emily says:

    I LOVE the doll carrier! Can’t wait to make it for one of my little friends…

  196. M Evans says:

    I love the nap mat and pillow- I think my little guy picked out some minky awhile back so this will be under the tree from him!

  197. Celeste says:

    I love those flashcards! And the messenger bag is great.

  198. Jennifer J says:

    Love these ideas!

  199. Kristen says:

    Wow, beautiful and fun ideas to start this Handmade Holidays! I’ve been SO looking forward to November. :)

  200. Marie says:

    Thanks so much. These ideas are great!

  201. Hashi says:

    Dinosaur socks! Rawrrrr!!

  202. Mel says:

    Off to a great start! There are already a couple projects I would love to do. If only schoolwork would wait!

  203. Catherine says:

    Oh wow! Such great prizes! Thank you for the chance to win!

  204. christine says:

    The holidays are officially under way with the start of handmade holidays. Thank you for doing this once again. It is always a treat to see the new tutes.

  205. Kristy K says:

    I think my nieces aren’t quite the right ages for any of this stuff – but the patterns for colouring link is great!

  206. San says:

    Forget the kids, I’m going to have to make those socks for myself.

  207. heather 79 says:

    Yippee! More inspiration for Christmas gifts! Since it’s now November, I better get on that!

  208. Belinda says:

    yeah stuff to start making and it’s not knitting which takes forever, :-)

  209. Jenny says:

    The patchwork messenger bag is really fabulous!

  210. Courtney says:

    That Mei Tai Doll Carrier is super cute. I have a 2 year old cousin who would just looooove that

  211. chibidani says:

    Who doesn’t love s’mores?
    I am confused, however, why the bag is the picture you chose for the main blog page, when those socks would have been a better choice.

  212. Anne Marie says:

    Love all these great ideas – thanks for sharing.

  213. Chrissy says:

    My little one was just begging for a baby doll carrier! Mei Tai here we come!

  214. Judy Allen says:

    What an inspiring bunch of ideas. I will be checking back often. And the give aways are all gifts I’d love.

  215. Debbie says:

    I’ve been waiting for Nov. 1st and enjoy all of the great gift ideas…time to get busy!

  216. Melissa Ann says:

    Tanagram book: fantastic. My 1 year old would eat this up both literally and figuratively; I swear he’s going to be something like a jewelry designer with his crazy fine motor skills!

  217. briana says:

    I have so been looking forward to this years handmade holidays! I love the socks:) my boy may be getting a pair

  218. Samantha says:

    I love the socks!

  219. Michelle H says:

    The coloring patterns are great!

  220. Liz says:

    I am definitely making those socks for my nephew for Christmas!

  221. Emily Hoffman says:

    Love this series! The lacing softies are my favorite!

  222. Julia says:

    I’ve been waiting for this day!! I;m o excited you started with ideas for kids! Time to get the machine buzzing :)

  223. Andrea says:

    Handmade Holidays…..where have you been all my life!!!??? I am so excited for November!

  224. Erin Waters says:

    I love your sewing series, especially the Handmade holidays one! Thanks!

  225. VickiT says:

    What awesome creativity all in one spot! Wow. With three Grandchildren now I can sure use ideas for small children.
    I adore those super cute Stegosaurus socks. Those are so cute.
    I know my Granddaughter would love the Little Artist Backpack. Every time she comes over to see us I give her a new box of crayons and coloring books and papers.

    I just love this each year. Thank you so much for all the hard work organizing and getting it posted again this year for us.

  226. Christina says:

    So excited about all the potential projects this month brings!

  227. Jennifer says:

    The Tangram book is awesome! My daughter will love this! Handmade Holidays is my favorite thing you do all year!

  228. Amy says:

    Cute ideas! Looking forward to seeing more inspiring handmade gifts!

  229. beth says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! What a great way to get the season started!

  230. Katie says:

    Yay! Handmade Holidays are back! Love the lacing softies – will have to check that out!

  231. Molly Martin says:

    This is one of my favorite things to look forward too in November! I love the art portfolio notebook!

  232. Tawny says:

    I know a couple of little ones who would love that baby carrier!

  233. Becca B. says:

    I love those applique books. So adorable!

  234. Christina says:

    I want to make everything! Now I just need lots of time… and some more money to buy fabric.

  235. Kristina says:

    Great ideas, love the socks!

  236. Oh, yeah, joining the chorus of people who need to make those socks! Suck a cute idea!

  237. Lynne says:

    I look forward to Handmade Holidays every year! I will definitely have to make the Stegosaurus Socks for my dinosaur-obsessed grandson. I’m so excited about the bag tutorials! Thanks so much for all the wonderful projects!

  238. Amy says:

    Love this series. This is how I found you in the first place. I look forward to this every year. Thank you for doing it. I love the tantagram puzzle. Might have to add that to my list of things to do. There are so many fun things just on today’s list. Can’t wait to see what else you have coming up.

  239. Jennifer says:

    That tangram book is ingenious! I am a homeschooling mom and that is a perfect gift for my little students!

  240. Carmen says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! I’ve bookmarked so many of today’s links – I can’t wait to get home and do some sewing!

  241. Charlotte says:

    I love making things for kids. The socks are great and I love the tanagram book too!
    Thanks to SMS for Handmade Holidays!!!!

  242. Lorrie says:

    Hooray for Handmade Holidays! I love the artist backpack.

  243. Danielle says:

    Love all the ideas -

  244. Leslie says:

    This is going to be an exciting month, I am looking forward to each day’s inspirational projects. Love those stegosaurus socks, they are a hoot! Thank you for supplying us sewists with new ideas and chances to win some wonderful goodies!

  245. Cheri says:

    love the flutter circle skirt. Can’t wait to make it for my granddaughters!

  246. susan mzf says:

    oh that tangram book is brilliant! I can think of a few kids on my list to make it for!

  247. Julie says:

    Yay! Love the inspiration from Handmade Holidays every year! THANK YOU!!!

  248. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for the Handmade Holidays generally and especially for including a bag each day!!! I can’t wait to get started on some of these.

  249. Jessica says:

    Handmade Holidays are here again! Love this time of year. Thanks for the great ideas.

  250. Carmen says:

    I look forward to Handmade Holidays from SewMamaSew each year :) Thank you!!

  251. Hlary kent says:

    Love the stegasorus socks

  252. ~Michelle~ says:

    I think I need to make those socks in my size!

  253. Stephanie says:

    Love that this is starting up again! The inspiration is fantastic – I got some great ideas last year and looking forward to more! :)

  254. Pam says:

    The socks!!! Love it.

  255. Mandi says:

    I love the stegasaurus socks and the tangrams. My kids will love them too!

  256. Sarah Williams says:

    WOW this year is pretty amazing! This is my 5th Handmade Christmas Year and you guys never cease to surprise me!

  257. Megan Panda says:

    What a great start to handmade holidays! I look at these posts year round for crafting/gift ideas! :)

  258. Stegosaurus socks! Adorable. And I’ve had the tangram book bookmarked for a while now– looking forward to making it for when my baby is older :)

  259. Melanie says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! Thank you for the daily dose of inspiration – I’m off to dust my sewing machine and get ready for gift-making!

  260. SweetPea04 says:

    Great ideas!! Lovin’ the tanagram set!

  261. Kathleen says:

    Handmade Holidays – my favorite time of year! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  262. Crystal says:

    It’s wonderful to have this series back! I’m looking forward to tons of inspiration :) Thank you for sponsoring and organizing – and sharing.

  263. Kadybug says:

    Love the socks! I pinned them so I will remember to make them.

  264. kate says:

    Oooh I love when hand-made holidays time comes around! Hopefully this year I’ll get started BEFORE December 20th… ;)

  265. Jonelle H says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas, getting ready to begin sewing for Christmas and am still trying to figure out what to make.

  266. Christine says:

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Homemade Holidays projects for this year. I made several of last years and love the creativity of so many people.

  267. Ayelet says:

    Love the artist backpack! My girls (5 and 7) would love the flutter skirt, too.

  268. Cokie K says:

    Love these ideas. Thank you for sharing and for the give away.

  269. Coralee says:

    sooo excited it’s November! Thank you for doing Handmade Holidays!!!!

  270. Kathy says:

    So glad Christmas sewing projects are here!

  271. Glyness says:

    Whoo, so excited for handmade holidays! The nap map is great!

  272. SS Sews says:

    I love the bag!

  273. Meg says:

    Love the Pom Pillow! I know a couple of girls who need one!

  274. Rachel B says:

    I love that you have these ideas. Thank you.

  275. Mom of Evil Geniuses says:

    I’m so excited for this year’s lists! I’m hoping to find great gifts to make EVERYONE in the family, and your lists gather the ‘best’ stuff nicely so I don’t spend forever surfing the web and run out of time to actually make things. ;)

  276. Louisa says:

    Yay! I love all the great gift ideas. I think I’ll give the tangrams a try!

  277. Colleen Lunt says:

    What a bunch of fun ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  278. Fawn says:

    I really, really like the idea of a nap mat/pillow combo. Our son stays at home but this would be an excellent option for him when we need to take him to a babysitter.

  279. Gwynne says:

    The little artist backpack is so cute. Thanks for pointing it out!

  280. Natalie says:

    love the lacing softies; they could so easily be adapted into a mini sewing kit for my 5-year-old!

  281. Sonya M says:

    My dino-loving son would love those stego socks!
    So excited it’s November, couldn’t wait for these daily doses of inspiration!

  282. marilyn says:

    I love the stegosaurus socks!

  283. Allison C says:

    Those socks are adorable! I never would have thought to make those, but now they are on my to do list.

  284. Samina says:

    I’d forgotten about that messenger bag tutorial! I think my son would love to have one of those.

  285. Heather says:

    I love those socks! Would be so fun with the dinosaur hoodies I’ve been seeing a lot of!

  286. kay says:

    Thank you for sharing. These are great ideas. I love the dinosaur socks, flutter skirt, and the tangram book.

  287. Stephanie says:

    I was so excited for November to get here because of these posts. I already love so many tutorials from today. I’d better get busy!

  288. Kelly says:

    Oh wow! What wonderful ideas! It makes me wish I had an extra long vacation coming up to sit down and sew!

  289. Stacy says:

    Those stegosaurus socks are simply adorable.

  290. Alissa says:

    I love the little kid’s baby backpack.

  291. Cory says:

    I am so excited for this month of tutorials! I can’t wait to make the Mondo Pom Trim Pillow and the flutter skirt!

  292. Julie says:

    Thank you so much for this. This will be my first year following.

  293. Lisa says:

    The Tanagram book is such a great idea!

  294. Alaina says:

    The Tangrams! So cute! I also love the baby carrier for kiddos. That is great.

  295. Rhonda S. says:

    Hooray – November is finally here and it’s time for Handmade Holidays! Thank you!

  296. Marge says:

    Love the little dino socks!

  297. Kristin H says:

    I have to admit, I’m tempted to make a pair of the stegosaurus socks for myself! I do know a little boy who would also love them though.

  298. My granddaughter is only a year and a half and this post has so many ideas I want to make now for her. Some to save for later years and some for today. Thank you for the inspiration.

  299. Christine says:

    Those dinosaur socks are adorable!

  300. Kee says:

    Some great things here. I can’t wait to get started on the Nap mat and pillow and the little artist backpack. I’ll be looking forward to every day’s new stuff!!

  301. KarenH says:

    I just LOVE Handmade Holiday month at SewMamaSew! :)

  302. Georgia says:

    LOVE the stegasarous socks!!!

  303. Emily says:

    When I woke up today, I was super excited because I knew Handmade Holidays was starting!

  304. Kristin says:

    I love the messenger bag! I’ll have to head over and try it out.
    Thanks!

  305. Julianne Ross says:

    I’m so glad that November is here because that means great tutorials on Sew Mama Sew! Can’t wait!

  306. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    I am so excited for this handmade holidays month at SMS. One of my favorite months of the year!

  307. Rachael says:

    I love these series! Fun ideas galore.

  308. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the patterns for coloring link, I will definitely be using that!

  309. Heather L says:

    Yay! I love this series! Tangram blocks and flutter skirt, added to the to do list! Thanks!

  310. Debi Kibbee says:

    thanx so much for your blog, you have wonderful ideas and it makes the holidays a little easier to have so many great tutorials all in one spot
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  311. sue says:

    I look forward to this fabulous handmade extravaganza every year! YAY!

  312. Jenny says:

    I love that tote bag for kids

  313. Stacey S. says:

    I’m so excited for handmade holidays to start again!

  314. Steph G. says:

    Love the sock tutorial!

  315. jess says:

    Oh gosh, those socks! They will be made.

  316. thanks for including my projects!! such a great list of ideas :)

  317. Joyce Mosby says:

    Today’s fun post reminds. Me that I need to get started or I will never be ready for Christmas. I love the socks. looks like a quick gift for my nephew’s boys.

  318. Pattij says:

    I’m loving these ideas!

  319. Mandi says:

    Thanks for these great ideas! I want a pair of stegosaurus socks for myself. tee-hee!

  320. Holly says:

    Wa-hoo for Handmade Holidays! Y’all’s handmade holidays series is what got me tuned into Sew, Mama, Sew in the first place. Also, I adore the fluttery skirt.

  321. Love those socks!!!

  322. Suzanne says:

    I really like that Tangrams book. It’s a perfect pairing of fabric and project.

  323. Molly says:

    Excited to start making for the holidays!

  324. Robbin says:

    Stegosaurus Socks to cute! Gotta make some of those for the little dinosaurs in my life! Thanks!

  325. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    So many cute tutorials! I think I am going to make the artist backpack first :) Thank you for sharing these cute ideas!

  326. Tammy says:

    Lovely little projects! I love that pom pom pillow but if I put that in my daughter’s room, she would pick those pom poms apart during quiet time. LOL

    Lots of fun ideas!

  327. Andrea says:

    I woke up this morning with excited butterflies in my stomach – Handmade Holidays is here! :) I absolutely love this month and can’t wait to start some holiday sewing! Thanks for this first day of inspiration!

  328. holly says:

    I have some little great nieces and nephews to sew for. Thanks for some new ideas.

  329. Jess says:

    So fun!!! My daughter would definitely make good use of that Little Artist backpack; she’s always grabbing a note pad and pen wherever we go so she can doodle. This would be much better! Plus, it would keep her special art supplies away from her little brother. :)

    Thanks for this – Handmade Holidays is my favorite time of year!! :)

  330. Lisa M says:

    So excited for Handmade Holidays! Thank you!

  331. Prachi says:

    Great start to the handmade holiday season – I love the Mei Tai Doll Carrier ! Looks easy enough for a beginner like me to try. The giveaway is great too – thanks for the opportunity !

  332. Anna says:

    Those socks are adorable!

  333. Carole Ann says:

    Ooo! So glad this is starting up again! Time to get sewing for the holidays!

  334. Water Works says:

    Yeah! I am putting that doll carrier on pinterest. I have at least two to make for sweet little girls. Thanks for another sure to be fabulous year of ideas.

  335. Catherine says:

    I love Handmade Holidays – - so much great inspiration in one post!

    I’ll definitely be making a mondo trim pillow (for me!). :)

  336. Kara says:

    LOVE the tantagram kit, and a version of that pillow may end up on my couch :)

  337. Mhairi says:

    I love these projects – this is what I have been waiting for all year. I love November and SewMamaSew!! Thanks so much.
    Now I am off to find fabric to create the flutter skirt and the tangram book.

  338. Alice S says:

    This is my favorite series that you do here at Sew Mama Sew. I’m so making that Smores kit. Very cool!

  339. Lisa E. says:

    Thanks for the lovely inspiration. Love all of the ideas….Wish I had time to make all of them.

  340. Joy says:

    I love the pom pom pillow!

  341. Larissa says:

    I LOVE this time of year…everyone sharing ideas so that we can share with our loved ones…thank you!

  342. Jessica says:

    Love i

  343. Jasmin says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these My oldest son will love the art bag.

  344. April says:

    I really love Handmade Holidays. Thank you for it!

  345. Gretchen says:

    I’m so happy it is November! Great ideas for the first post. I’ve got 10 nieces and nephews so I’d better get to work!

  346. Jesi says:

    Yay! My favorite time of year- Handmade Holidays are here! This is now an official tradition for the holidays for me. Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

  347. The dinosaur socks are so cool! And, the instructions to make them so easy. Thank you.

  348. Joan says:

    Ilove the idea of posting a bag everyday. There are so many possible uses.

  349. Helena says:

    Woohoo, Handmade Holidays are here! I love the tutorial’s, my favorite is the Nap Mat and Pillow, my little girl will love me to make her one of those!

  350. mary says:

    Some great ideas there, I just need the children to get back to school so I can squeeze in some sewin time!

  351. Tanya says:

    Thank You Thank You for producing this so loyally every year. I have been looking forward to Nov 1st though entire October!!! Even more wonderful is that today’s entry was waiting for me this morning — and I’m in a euro time zone! What a happy way to start the day — mmmmm — thank you in advance for the next 29 days!!!!

  352. Bruinbr says:

    Love the sun and sea messenger! Love handmade holidays!

  353. Tracy says:

    These are great ideas! I have to make those socks.

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