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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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This sweet Nap Mat + Pillow from the Spoonflower blog helps kids create a cozy spot wherever they may go.
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Daniela and Shelly from Figgy’s show you how to make a Flutter Skirt for the whirly-twirly girls on your holiday list.
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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!)
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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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