Do you think it’s tricky to find the perfect gift for tweens and teens? Today’s your lucky day! We have lots of fun ideas…

Make It

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Vanessa from Punkin Patterns designed these sweet Scalloped Headbands for our Fat Quarter Series here at Sew,Mama,Sew!
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Heidi Kettner shows you how to make a Classic Johnny Vest at Elegance & Elephants.
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We love these cheery Four Leaf Pillows from Larissa at mmmcrafts and the mmmcrafts shop.
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Violet Craft shows you how to make a pretty Society Strip Skirt here at Sew,Mama,Sew!
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Learn how to make this cute and easy Needle Book with the tutorial by Cassie Barden for Everyday Handmade.
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Joanne shows you how to create a Japanese-inspired Macaron Coin Purse at Craft Passion.
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Make a handy, custom-made Bi-fold Wallet with Jodell’s tutorial at Modest Maven.

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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This Cutie Bag Pattern by Melody Miller for i heart linen is a free download to celebrate the release of Melody’s new book, Ruby Star Wrapping: Creating Packaging to Reuse, Regive, and Relove!

Related tutorials you might just love: Passion for Pop Culture, Passion for Accessories, Gifts for Teens, Gifts for Hipsters, Gifts for Tweens

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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These Pecan, Vanilla Bean + Rum Shortbread Cookies from Aran at Cannelle et Vanille are gluten-free!

Print It

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Download these Mix Tape Gift Tags from Jo James of Cart Before The Horse and use them as gift tags!

Win It

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

The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online (US Winners Only)

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing

For crafters who have more confidence running a sewing machine than setting up a web site, The Handmade Marketplace breaks down and makes sense of the global possibilities for marketing and selling crafts. Author Kari Chapin helps crafters determine cost of goods, market competition, and the pros and cons of wholesale and retail sales. Moving on to selling your wares, Chapin demystifies every venue from craft fairs to online sites.


FallingForPieces is on a mission is to make heirloom crafts for the modern world. Using traditional techniques in a modern style that will fit your decor, FallingForPieces offers handmade treasures that will stand the test of time, in the hopes of offering quality artisan alternatives to our disposable culture.

FallingForPieces is giving away a personalized children’s tote bag. (Retail value: $32) FallingForPieces will even get your personalized bag to you in time for the holiday gift giving season!

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

4 ~ Gifts for Organizers
3 ~ Gifts for Travelers
2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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