Today’s gift ideas are all for people who sew! It’s your day!

Today’s Guest Curators: Jess and Donna from Bloomerie Fabrics

This mother-daughter team just entered a fourth year keeping shop at Bloomerie. Bloomerie Fabrics sells modern fabric, patterns, embroidery supplies and more. They have a great selection of pre-cuts and fabric bundles and there’s always something new to love in the shop.

You can also find Jess and Donna at the Bloomerie blog. These self-confessed fabric hoarders lovers both learned to sew at an early age and believe it’s still one of the most important skills a parent or other adult can pass along. Donna writes, “Sewing has been handed down through the generations in our family, so it’s naturally an important tradition for us. Bloomerie’s the result of all the talented, strong-willed women who came before us. And we love that!” Jess adds, “Sewing’s also a marvelously fulfilling creative outlet. Who doesn’t get inspired by stacks of fabric and envision what they’ll become? We get to experience that every day in our studio.” Looking for your own sewing inspiration? Follow Jess and Donna on Pinterest!

Make It


Pattern Weights
You could easily make a really nice set of these Pattern Weights from Sachiko at Tea Rose Home.


Quilted Sewing Machine Cover
Ros made this easy Quilted Sewing Machine Cover at Sew Delicious with one charm pack of fabric.


Hardcover Needle Books
These Hardcover Needle Books from Casey at The Studiolo would be a fun gift for a sewing group.


Monogram Pincushion
Louise writes that her Monogram Pincushion at Lou Loves This is “perfect for scraps or left over charm squares.”


English Paper Piecing Travel Kit
This English Paper Piecing Travel Kit from Haley at The Zen of Making is for anyone who is “hexie obsessed!”


Princess + the Pea Pincushions
Jennie and Clara at Clover & Violet show you how to make these Princess + the Pea Pincushions. Sweet and easy!


Sewing Sayings Embroidery Pattern
Rachael from imagine gnats designed this Sewing Sayings Embroidery Pattern for us here at Sew Mama Sew.


BIG Bucket Tote
Jennifer’s BIG Bucket Tote at Ellison Lane is great for toting sewing supplies. Jennifer used hers for a sewing retreat!


Mini Mini Quilt Magnets
Louise at I’m Feelin’ Crafty was inspired by A Cup and a Catch Up to make these fun Mini Mini Quilt Magnets.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Crafters, Passion for Sewing gifts

Mix It


Peppermint Mocha Cookie Crisps
Aimee at Shugary Sweets writes that her Peppermint Mocha Cookie Crisps are perfect for a cookie swap!


Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Audra’s Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies at The Baker Chick are “brownie-like with crispy edges and a chewy center,” and keep well for mailing to loved ones far away.

Print It


Wooly Woodland Gift Wrap
This Wooly Woodland Gift Wrap at The Elli Blog includes printable Forest Friends, Red Knit Scarf and Striped Knit designs.


Gingerbread House
There are lots of cute versions of this Gingerbread House at We Love to Illustrate. Print, fold and decorate this holiday season!

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Win a Cinch Backpack in Turquoise Bicycles Linen Fabric from Studio Cherie, your source for sewing patterns and travel bags women love. You’ll love the bridesmaid’s gifts, travel duffles and more from Studio Cherie!

Sewing School 2
(US Winners Only)

Authors: Amie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
Publisher: Storey Publishing

For kids who have mastered hand sewing, machine sewing opens up exciting new possibilities! With Sewing School 2, children ages 7 and up can make 20 creative projects as they develop their machine sewing skills. With plenty of photos and step-by-step instructions written in kid-friendly language, young sewists can work independently and at their own pace. While creating projects that range from a secret message pillow and a water bottle holder to wall pockets, a zippy pouch, and even a fabric guitar and microphone, beginners will learn how to thread a sewing machine, how to use different fabrics and patterns, and why and when to use a particular stitch. “Make It Yours” suggestions offer ways for kids to personalize their projects, resulting in unique items that will be loved and treasured for years to come.

Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures: 20 Bookbinding Projects for Explorers, Travelers, and Nature Lovers
(US Winners Only)

Author: Erin Zamrzla
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Handmade books are the perfect way to take note of those things that ignite your creativity and inspire adventures. These twenty simple projects are meant to be used while out and about—from a canvas-covered camping songbook to a waterproof book perfect for the beach, these books are designed with adventure in mind. Traditional Japanese bookbinding techniques meet contemporary style in this unique collection of projects; the clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photos make this the perfect book for beginners and experienced binders alike.

Paper Play
(US Winners Only)

Author: Lydia Crook
Publisher: Running Press Kids

Find out how much fun a simple piece of paper can be! Every page of this book can be used to play games or make fantastic paper creations—from a paper snowflake, pretty beads, or a never-ending card, to a magic trick, a paper town and more! Pick a page at random; add scissors, pens or glue, then follow the instructions. Discover the endless ways you can play with paper.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 17: Accessories
November 16: Gifts for Grandparents
November 15: Holiday Fun
November 14: Repurposed/Upcycled Gifts
November 13: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 12: Gifts for Girlfriends
November 11: Gifts for Boys
November 10: Eco-Friendly Gifts
November 9: Advent Calendars
November 8: Gifts for Make-Believe
November 7: Gifts for Travelers
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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