November 2 ~ Gifts for Gadget Lovers

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Help your loved ones organize and protect all of those phones, tablets, laptops and more with today’s gift ideas! Thanks for your enthusiasm for Handmade Holidays this year. Don’t forget to comment to win one of the fabulous prizes below!

Today’s Guest Curator: Melissa from Melly Sews

Melissa is the designer behind Blank Slate Patterns and she blogs at Melly Sews. She has two boys, ages three and five, and writes, “…I design first and foremost for them because boys deserve handmade love too!” If you’re not yet familiar with Blank Slate Patterns you will be soon. We spot Melissa’s patterns everywhere these days and we love that she gives equal attention to designing classic, modern and comfortable clothing for boys.

Make It

Armband Case for Touchscreen Devices
With the addition of vinyl and some elastic, Melissa shows you how to make an easy Armband Case for Touchscreen Devices at Melly Sews. It’s perfect for running, crafting and more.

Running + Exercise Belt
Need your arms free when you exercise? Make this Running + Exercise Belt from Erin at Sewbon for your ID, keys and gadgets!

iPhone Case
This sophisticated leather iPhone Case from Melissa at Melissa Esplin can easily be adapted to fit a variety of phones.

Lens Cozy
Are you searching for a great gift to make for your favorite photographer? Make a Lens Cozy with Melissa’s tutorial at Melly Sews.

Greyling Tablet Case
The Greyling Tablet Case includes a faux flap to give it a purse-like feel. Find it at luvinthemommyhood and check out Shannon’s pattern shop where you can see her most recent pattern, the Sally Dress.

Custom Laptop Bag
Destri’s Custom Laptop Bag tutorial at The Mother Huddle can be adjusted to fit any laptop, and features hardware to give it extra detail and fun.

Kindle Case
Protect that Kindle, Nook or iPad and read in style with this Kindle Case tutorial from Delia at Delia Creates.

iPhone Stand
Prop your phone up with this easy iPhone Stand from Laura at Wrapped Up in Rainbows.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Tech Lovers

Mix It

Snowman Pizza
Embrace chilly weather with some Snowman Pizza from Delia at Delia Creates!

Homemade Popcorn Balls
For even more kitchen fun, make a batch of Homemade Popcorn Balls with this recipe from Lindsay at The Cottage Mama.

Print It

Camera Printables
These free Camera Printables from The Handmade Home are part of the Handmade Home Books series from Jamin Mills and Ashley Mills.

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.

Mollie Makes Christmas: Living and Loving a Handmade Holiday
(US Winners Only)

Author: Mollie Makes
Publisher: Interweave

Add seasonal style to your projects with help from Mollie Makes, a wonderfully creative and crafty magazine and website. This cute and covetable book provides over 20 knitting, crochet, sewing and mixed-media ideas for the holidays. All of these whimsical projects are sprinkled with inspiration and insight to help you properly deck the halls, stuff stockings and entertain stress-free during the chilly months. Craft unique handmade gifts and decorations with help from your favorite magazine contributors. With their insight, you’ll learn how to stitch up a felt wreath, create paper cut ornaments, crochet a tiny reindeer or two, customize your own holiday cards and even make a set of five adorable finger puppets that just happen to be the perfect size for stocking stuffers. With clear step-by step instructions, exquisite photographs, and in-a-pinch tips, you’ll have your Christmas crafting all wrapped up in no time.

1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Ellen Luckett Baker
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this follow-up to 1, 2, 3 Sew, expert seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker shares her fun building-block approach to quilting. Organized by quilting shapes— squares, triangles, hexagons, circles, flowers, stars and diamonds— this easy-to-follow guide provides a simple way to master the elements of quilt design. Twenty-four projects progress in difficulty, allowing readers to develop technical skills as they work through the book. From the minimal Argyle Apron to the stylish Hexagon Handbag and more intricate Star Quilt, these modern, bright designs will appeal to beginning and intermediate quilters alike.

Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching
(US Winners Only)

Author: Heather Ross
Publisher: STC Craft

More than just a pair of days, a weekend is also a state of mind— a feeling of relaxation and the freedom to immerse ourselves fully in a favorite activity. In Weekend Sewing, designer Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, such as the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby’s Bloomers, take a few hours; others, such as the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two— but all of them capture that weekend feeling. And because weekends are often the most fun when they’re social, Ross features ideas that encourage us to share our stitching and our time, such as a recipe for soup to simmer while sewing, then serve to guests later in the day, and tips for transporting a sewing machine to a friend’s house for an afternoon of social stitching. The sewing instructions are beautifully illustrated, and patterns for the projects are included on pullout sheets.

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids: 20 Designs That are Fun and Unique- Just Like Your Kid!
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Ruriko Yamada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Today’s DIY generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls. Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you’ll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!

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:

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372 Responses to November 2 ~ Gifts for Gadget Lovers

  1. Evelyn in CA says:

    The lens cozy — what a great idea!

  2. loree says:

    like the iPhone case my daughter made one for her blackberry and she love it

  3. Loretta says:

    I love snowmen but have never made a snowman pizza before… I will have to give it a try!

  4. ruby t--nm says:

    iphone accessories….yippee

  5. Sandy K in MN says:

    Sew many ideas, sew little time.

  6. Vicki H in KS says:

    Great fun ideas.

  7. Eleanor in NC says:

    Cute camera printables!

  8. Kristina says:

    Love the camera cozy, might have to make one just for me!

  9. I love the iPhone stand. I know a couple of people who would make good use of that!

  10. Sylvia says:

    Love the Kindle case and will make it as Christmas gifts for the grandchildren who have them.
    Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  11. Courtney says:

    Ooooohh so many cool things

  12. Rebecca in VA says:

    I need to make the running belt for the many runners in my life! What a fantastic and easy idea!

  13. Ashley in Canada says:

    Mmm, popcorn balls!

  14. Gretchen says:

    Thanks for the great gift ideas. Perfect for teenagers.

  15. Persia in IL says:

    Yep yep cute.

  16. Samantha says:

    Mollie Makes Christmas?!?! Love it!

    (Virginia, USA)

  17. Martha says:

    I think I’m making that iPhone stand for my very own self.

  18. Heidi Babi says:

    That snowman pizza idea is awesome… my nephews would LOVE that!

  19. Lisa in CT says:

    I have seen so many of my people walking around without protection for their technology. They spend so much money but can’t be bothered to buy a case, so I will be making tablet and iPhone cases like crazy. I will also be making lens cozies with Melissa because I have a friend that rolls her professional lens in washcloths. She will be getting a set of pretty lens cozies this year!

  20. Love that exercise belt! What a great idea.

  21. Cathy Bremer says:

    Love her patterns!

  22. Melissa B. says:

    I love all of the cool ideas here.
    (GA, USA)

  23. laboss says:

    Thanks. The iphone stand is just what I need to make this season.

  24. The running belt is awesome! My 5k-loving sister-in-law would love it!

  25. Amy says:

    So many great ideas here. These are fantastic!!

  26. Sherri in MA says:

    That gadget belt is perfect… Making for my walking buddies, and the lens cozy is on the list too! Thanks!!

  27. Abbi says:

    Some fun gift ideas. Thank you!
    Abbi in MN

  28. Crystal says:

    I love making things people can use! Thanks for the great ideas.

  29. Sara in NY says:

    So cute!

  30. Kim says:

    Always looking for new clothes for all my gadgets and unique gifts for all my geek friends.

  31. Mom C says:

    Need to get busy and make the ipad and kindle covers. Great tuts. Thanks. Mom in Utah

  32. Sarah in MA says:

    Love the lens cozy.

  33. Hilary from mn says:

    I want pretty much everything on the list but may have to start with the lens cozy or iPhone tripod

  34. SS in NH says:

    Snowman pizza!!!!!!

  35. jm says:

    Great projects!
    JM in West Virginia

  36. Amy in IL says:

    Perfect ideas. Love the lens cozy. Know a couple of people who I could make that for.

  37. Hannah says:

    Snowman pizza looks fun!!

  38. Sam says:

    Very cool ideas. Can’t wait to make some.

  39. Kelie says:

    Loving these tutorials all being in one place!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. Patricia S in MI says:

    What a great lineup of gadget inspired gifts! I’m definitely adding some of these to my list. 🙂

  41. heidi in WA says:

    Love the iPhone holder.

  42. Julie in IN says:

    Off to get started…

  43. heidi says:

    I love the iPhone stand and the snowman pizza is so cute.

  44. Karrie Smith says:

    Great projects for the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing the ideas with us!

    karrie (MI)

  45. Melanie in FL says:

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee <3 CRAFTING!!!!

  46. Jeannie D in TN says:

    I love Melissa Esplin’s Iphone case…I need one for myself!

  47. Mama Lusco says:

    Great gadget ideas!

  48. Robin Gilmore says:

    Robin from TX,

    Great ideas! Love the excercise belt, lens cozy, etc.
    Thanks for the great ideas and the opportunity to win something.


  49. Amorette says:

    The phone stand and lens cozy are so clever, it would not even have occurred to me that a lens cozy would be a necessity, but makes a lot of sense! I think I need those popcorn balls stat…

  50. julie says:

    Love the tablet case

  51. crystal says:

    That lens cuff is a wonderful idea!

  52. Mandi says:

    I love handmade holidays! I’m going to make the armband for myself!

  53. Bruinbr in CA says:

    Great ideas! Love the snowman pizza too!

  54. Patricia in PA says:

    Thanks, so many gift giving ideas right here!

  55. Helen in KS says:

    My DIL (professional photographer) would love the lens case.

  56. Nicole Martinez says:

    Love all these ideas and exposure to all these products/ shops

  57. Haley says:

    I love the books on this post! would love to win one!

  58. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    Mmmm snowman pizza!

  59. CBColem says:

    Where to begin? Literally! We may just pick blindfolded and then work outwards from there.

  60. Elizabeth from AL says:

    That running belt is so “smart”! Love it!

  61. krystina says:

    I love the running belt. Christmas for me?!??!

  62. Jessica says:

    Great roundup. I’m definitely making that armband soon.

  63. Love the snowman pizza!

  64. Allison in MA says:

    Would love to get the 1,2,3 quilt book!

  65. elsa says:

    So many projects to chose from! The Greyling tablet case and the Custom Laptop bag are my favs!

  66. Kristin S. says:

    Hello from Minnesota! I like that these projects are small enough that they aren’t too daunting to undertake before the holidays. Thanks1

  67. Cayce in NC says:

    Love the running ideas!

  68. Charlotte in GA says:

    Great ideas. Love the iphone stand for my 10 year old! Thanks.

  69. amy f says:

    these are cool prizes

  70. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I really like the iPhone case.
    Thanks, Peggy

  71. Mary Ann in SC says:

    My husband had me make him a pouch for his new lens. I like the cosy idea

  72. Mandy in Alberta Canada says:

    Wonderful ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

  73. Teresa in NY says:

    Awesome, something for every tech

  74. Carrie C. says:

    I love making gadget cases! Thanks for even more ideas!

  75. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    love the snowman pizza … and so will my kids!

  76. My photog love will love the lens cozy!
    Jenny in Illinois.

  77. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    The snowman pizza is so cute! What a nice option for parties.

  78. Love the pizza ideas. Sharing with a co-worker who loves ‘kid-friendly’ ideas.

  79. Amy in MN says:

    The running belt, iPhone stand and lens cozy- all brilliant ideas and ones that I havent seen before!

  80. Connie in Ohio says:

    SNOWMAN PIZZA for Santa this year!

  81. Whitner says:

    I adore this series. It makes me hopefully that I won’t be frantically stitching up gifts on Christmas Eve!

  82. What a fun collection! I have seen some of these on pinterest and loved having them all here.

  83. Carol in CA says:

    I love that Kindle cover.

  84. Love the little iphone stand!

  85. Whitney M in SC says:

    Can think of several people that would love that exercising belt. Great idea!

  86. Amber in New Orleans says:

    Great projects to try! Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. Kim McM says:

    I pinned the popcorn ball recipe, and now I’m going to check out the Kindle case tutorial, I could use a case for my Kindle. Great giveaway, thank you!

  88. Mandi in CO says:

    THat exercise belt looks great!

  89. Thank you so much for including my running belt! 🙂

  90. How fun this is! Thanks for the chance to win.

  91. kim t. says:

    These are great!

  92. Dawn Frisch in AZ says:

    What great ideas for gifts!! I love the armband for touch screen devices and that Kindle case is perfect for my Kindle! Good luck everyone!
    Dawn : )

  93. Rebecca says:

    I like that kindle case! I might make one for a Christmas gift.

  94. Jenn J in OR says:

    The snowman pizza is such a cute idea.

  95. Tasha in MO says:

    Love the lens cozy.

  96. Sue Ites says:

    Sue in Iowa – I love the snowman pizza idea! I sent the link to both my daughters too – one lives in a place that will never see snow! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  97. --anu says:

    Neat kindle case! I think I know one recipient for it 🙂

  98. Rachel in CO says:

    Everyone in my family is a techie, so these are some good ideas!

  99. Diane in TN says:

    I have a whole family that like gadgets. Saw about three things, running belt, iphone holder and exercise arm band that several would love for Christmas

  100. Sonia in NJ says:

    Definitely need to make some of these!

  101. Shannon in WA says:

    Great excersize belt and love the tablet case too. Fun to feel inspired to make gifts far enough ahead of the holidays

  102. carrie says:

    the lens cozy is a fantastic idea!!

  103. Emily in IN says:

    Certainly going to try the lens cozy for my sis-in-law – thanks!

  104. Terry says:

    I spent all days sewing Christmas gifts yesterday, it was glorious! You’ve just gotten started and already so many great ideas. I can’t wait to spend time checking out Blank Slate Patterns and the Sew Chic Kids book.

  105. Jennifer says:

    I really like this tablet case. It’s different than most of the ones I’ve seen.

  106. Lisa Marie says:

    I know some gadget lovers that I could make these for. Thanks for the ideas!

  107. L says:

    The exercise belt is a great idea!

  108. SavvyGirlDeborah in NYC says:

    Love that tablet case. So pretty! I might have to give the leather phone case a try. So simple and chic.

  109. Kristan says:

    Great collection! Thanks for the chance to win.

  110. Krista Olson says:

    Krista in Texas!

  111. Franny in PA says:

    I would love any of these books, they look great!

  112. Beth at NY says:

    I can’t wait to check out the Melly Sews blog for cute boy project ideas. I’m also super excited that it’s November and Handmade Holidays is back in full swing!

  113. I love this gift series. Thanks.

  114. Amber says:

    That exercise belt looks really interesting!

  115. Jess says:

    Great collection this time around, guys! I love how some of the cases can be easy gifts for men, too. 🙂

  116. connie J says:

    I can’t wait to make the running belt…and that snowman PIZZA! So cute!!

  117. Lee says:

    I adore the lens cozy and the running belt and arm band my college kids would love! thanks!

  118. Rachel in AR says:

    Looks like I just found a couple of gifts I need to make, the tablet sleeve & iphone stand X 2, since my girls are getting one each for Christmas this year!

  119. So many good ideas. The lens cozy might be one for me…

  120. J from IN says:

    the snowman pizza looks like a lot of fun!!!!

  121. Michelle in Alaska says:

    Love the kindle case!

  122. KeriCan in CA says:

    Crossing my fingers for a laptop soon, so that case would come in handy!

  123. Sarah says:

    The tablet case looks like a winner! Thanks for the giveaway! (Sarah in WA)

  124. missmoozie in CA says:

    Love the armband case and exercise belt. I go to the gym and could really use these. Thanks for a chance to win.


  125. Kimberly in WA says:

    Great books for the giveaway! Love the custom laptop bag.

  126. usairdoll says:

    So many great gift ideas! Popcorn balls remind me of my childhood, yummy! Lots of great books!

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


  127. louise in WA says:

    these look like great books!

  128. Kimberly in OR says:

    That snowman pizza is really cute!

  129. Margo in WA says:

    The phone stand is a great idea!

  130. Anita says:

    The running belt is great!

  131. Lydia in WA says:

    Love the techie gifts tutorials, know some who would like these. And love the books. Happy November!

  132. Jansie says:

    I am definitely in need of that Kindle cover tutorial. Thanks guys!

  133. Kristin H says:

    Great ideas, especially the workout belt!

  134. lydia in WA says:

    Are you kidding me? Snowman Pizza? How great is that! Love the tech gifts to make. Would be very happy with any of the books, they all look interesting

  135. Emily H. says:

    Snowman pizza, so cuuuute!

  136. Miranda in California says:

    So many great giveaways, I hope I get lucky!

  137. sorahart from UT says:

    Gifts, what gifts? I want to make a bunch of these tutorials for myself!

  138. Kristie says:

    I would LOVE a copy of Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids. Thanks!

  139. Sarah In WI says:

    Love that tablet case!

  140. Jayne says:

    I see a lap top bag in my future! Great gift ideas, great gifts to make for yourself!

  141. Deidre says:

    Great ideas– thanks

  142. Anne Marie says:

    Great ideas.

  143. jessicac says:

    Love the iPhone stand and the kindle cozy!

  144. Laura Ramey says:

    Lucky me to have found you!

  145. Jennifer in MO says:

    So cute!

  146. Awesome ideas. And I love the snowman pizza!

  147. Kaesey says:

    I think I might need to make that iphone stand for myself!

  148. Joanna NY says:

    Love the iphone stand. This will make nice little Christmas gifts.

  149. Joanna says:

    Love the iphone stand. Would make nice little cute gifts!

  150. Jo in MA says:

    I’m such a huge fan of Mollie Makes — love that they have books out!

  151. Lorrie says:

    Gadgets are everywhere these days – love the lens cover.

    (from Canada)

  152. Wendy in VA says:

    I love the snowman pizza!

  153. Nancy in OR says:

    I’ve been looking for a way to do several of these projects.

  154. amentzer-vt says:

    I have always wanted Heather Ross’s book!

  155. Valerie says:

    I love all these ideas! Great series. Definitely looking forward to a handmade holiday:)

  156. Patty says:

    Love that iphone case / holder.

  157. Becky N. in MO says:

    I love the lens cozy!! These are GREAT ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  158. Margaret Gibb says:

    Thanks for the chance, margaret in NY

  159. Karen in Indiana says:

    Weekend sewing sounds so good to me … and I love the tutorials today!

  160. Samantha in CA says:

    Everyone I know needs a cosy to protect their gadgets.

  161. Sam says:

    So many great ideas! Thanks!

  162. Jenny says:

    Love the iphone case and the popcorn balls recipe.
    I’d love to win the kids book. Well, actually, they all look great!!

  163. Kim in WI says:

    ooooh I have to make a phone case/stand!!! And I”m drooling over the books …Thank you for the give away.

  164. Beth T. in OR says:

    Your timing is perfect, as always. That lens cozy is the ideal gift for someone for whom it’s hard to choose something.

  165. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Oooo how cute it the lens cozy!?! Love it – thank you!

  166. Lauri says:

    A lens cozy! Perfect!

  167. Liesje says:

    I love the handmade holidays series 🙂

  168. Love every single project today. I know a few people who could use any one of these!

  169. Debbie says:

    I like the i-phone case and the tablet case!

  170. DebbieKL says:

    My kiddos will love to try the pizza!

  171. LynnH says:

    Love the exercise belt idea. Cute snowman pizza too. Many new things I need to sew and add to my “finished gifts” list. Thanks again for the wonderful sewing inspiration. I really like seeing all the new books in the prizes section so I can add favorites to my wish list.

  172. Connie C. says:

    Such fantastic ideas! Definitely trying the Greyling tablet case. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  173. Vicki says:

    Love the exercise belt but any recommendations on how to best “sweat-proof” it?

  174. Bethany M says:

    I love the snowman pizza! I will be making that this winter!
    Bethany in WA

  175. Laura in MD says:

    I love the kindle case and the lens cozy!

  176. Annette says:

    What great ideas! I see something to make for MIL.

  177. Crystal in Canada says:

    I would love that Sew Chic kids – and I’ll be coming back to this page after Christmas to make my new gadgets accessories.

  178. monica in tx says:

    Love the arm band cell phone holder!

  179. Elizabeth says:

    The running belt is on my to-do list!

  180. Great ideas! I like that leather iPhone case – neat!

  181. Bobby says:

    I am so going to make the iphone stand for my sister’s kindle! Awesome! And the belt for me. :0)

  182. Snowman pizza! Genius!

  183. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    The lens cozies would be so perfect for my MIL who does photography!!

  184. Fabulous ideas.
    Most of these look easy – less than an hour (or two) .
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  185. Maggie in KY says:

    Yeah! New sewing projects to try!

  186. Kathleen in NV says:

    Great gift ideas!

  187. Leah says:

    Kindle cozy looks great!

    Leah in ME

  188. Katie in NM says:

    Is making a kindle cover for myself allowed?!

  189. Emi in IN says:

    Beautiful projects and ideas!

  190. Lea R says:

    I love the tablet case. Great fabrics. Lea in MA

  191. Rachel says:

    in MN.
    Oh, I would really love to win the Happy Homemade book!

  192. Stephanie in CT says:

    Awesome ideas, I need to get sewing!

  193. Peep in PA says:

    The snowman pizza is adorable! I think that would be fun to make for the kids, though I wouldn’t mind making the Kindle case. Thanks!

  194. Kathy says:

    Kathy in Pa.. So many cute ideas, I don’t know where to begin!

  195. Odette says:

    I know a few people who will love getting lens cozies ! Thanks for posting it.

  196. Cat B says:

    love the lens cozy idea!

  197. Sonja says:

    Love the tablet cover AND we are definitely going to make the snowman pizza!

  198. Casandra in Illinois says:

    I love all these! So many good ideas, I can’t believe I’ve never made a snowman pizza, such a good idea!

  199. Mary in NC says:

    So many fun ideas!

  200. Gina in MO says:

    The Homemade Popcorn Ball recipe is right up my alley!

  201. Nupur says:

    Sorry- forgot to add- I am Nupur in GA

  202. Nupur says:

    Such clever ideas- I particularly love the iphone stand. And the snowman pizza is adorable!

  203. Mac says:

    Love the Greyling tablet case.

  204. Mosaic Magpie says:

    Just what we need at this time of year, IDEAS!!!!! Love the exercise belt and the lens cozy….what a great idea!
    Thanks for giving us a creative kick!

  205. Joan says:

    I have a stand for my Kindle and think the stand for an iphone would be a great thing to make.

  206. Tiffany says:

    I will definitely be making a lens cozy! Merry Christmas to me!? Is that allowed? =)

  207. Jenny says:

    I like the belt!

    ( in NE)

  208. Heather in Alaska says:

    I need to make one of those lense cozies for myself. Lots of great ideas!

  209. Darcie in CA says:

    My husband keeps meaning to get back to running. An armband would be a great idea so he can take his phone and keys with him. Also, I have that Weekend Sewing book, love it! I’d love to win the Happy Homemade book, not that I don’t already have a ton of kids’ patterns…

  210. Kat in CA says:

    Love the lens cozy! Perfect for my gang of gift-ees.

  211. Kara Moaratty says:

    The lens cozy is a brilliant idea

  212. Birgit in WA says:

    I love the iPhone case!

  213. VickiT says:

    Those are all great ideas. I love the Snowman Pizza too. That’s super cute. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  214. Jen S in Oregon says:

    What great device covers! I recently received a Nexus tablet and covers are hard to find in the right size. Perhaps now I can sew one for myself and one as a gift. Plus drooling of the 123 Quilt book.

  215. Lesley says:

    Lots of great ideas!

  216. Renee says:

    I’ll have to try out the popcorn balls recipe. The thought is yummy.

  217. Kerry in WA says:

    I definitely want to make the armband case for myself. And I would love to win the Happy Homemade book, I’ve been eyeing that one.

  218. Kerry in WA says:

    I definitely need the armband case for myself. And I would love to win the Happy Homemade book, I’ve been eyeing that!

  219. Cindi C says:

    It never ceases to amaze me, how many great tutorials you come up with. Thanks for all your hard work.

  220. Sarah says:

    These are all great. I love the phone case, it looks so classy!

  221. consuelo says:

    I love the snowman pizza idea and love all the sewing ideas as well.

  222. Tracy in UT says:

    Great gift ideas…now to get started! Thanks!

  223. Audrey says:

    Love the running belt, just bought the materials to make it!!!

  224. Virginia Florida says:

    I am new to your blog and enjoying each days new ideas.

  225. Marsha in PA says:

    Oh, that snowman pizza! Just goes to prove that the simplest things are the most compelling. I cannot wait to do this for my kids.

  226. Cat in MI says:

    These are great. I want to make some of them for me too 😉

  227. Cat in MI says:

    These are all great ideas. Thanks!

  228. Julie Oyen says:

    I would love to make the iPhone case. Plan to make a few for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the great ideas.

  229. Kathy in Pa. says:

    Great iPhone case.

  230. Jenny L in MD says:

    I’d really like to make the snowman pizza – I think my girls would love it!

  231. Amber in UT says:

    Love the techie ideas. I see a couple I can use for my Dad.

  232. Beth in MI says:

    Wishing I had a tablet so I could make a cute tablet case for myself! 😉

  233. Kari C says:

    Cute ideas! -Kari (WA)

  234. Ybat says:

    I love to sew for my niece and nephew and I really like the ” The happy homemade sew chic kids”

  235. kristymn says:

    Makes me wish for some gadgets to sew for 😉

  236. Morgan says:

    The running belt is a cool idea. I’m in NY. 🙂

  237. Morgan says:

    The running belt is a cool idea.

  238. Stacia in TN says:

    The lens cozy is a great idea! I really like the fabric she chose to use for it, too. 🙂

  239. Java Jane (NC) says:

    The lens cozies are really clever! Thank you for the inspiration.

  240. Theresa says:

    The lens cozy is such a cute idea.

  241. SammieEB says:

    I think I’ll be making that lens cozy for my dad for Christmas-thanks for all the ideas! 🙂

  242. D says:

    Want to make the lens cozy for my sister and the popcorn balls for me!!

  243. Kayla says:

    These are great ideas – especially for teens and tweens!

  244. Emily in NY says:

    Love all these ideas!

  245. Emily in NY says:

    Love all these great ideas!

  246. Julia D. says:

    Arm band for me! Arm band for me!!

  247. Beth in Michigan says:

    Great ideas! Thank you!!

  248. Kari WI says:

    Fun stuff! I like the iPhone holder!

  249. Deb H. in PA says:

    I am not much of a gadget person. The popcorn balls look delicious!

  250. Catherine says:

    I’m a walker and definitely need to make one of those belts.

  251. Linda Fleming says:

    These are all wonderful gifts to make or receive.

  252. I love your Homemade Holiday series and look forward to it each November. This year is off to a great start!

  253. Carmen says:

    I found several project ideas … that I want for myself 🙂

  254. Carol P. says:

    Love these prizes!

  255. Christina in FL says:

    I’m loving the lens cozy and have a few friends I think would love it as well!

  256. Rachel B says:

    I like the variety of sizes and methods in this post.

  257. Elli in Wisconsin says:

    What a wonderful post. I love all of the ideas for my gadget guys and especially the pizza!!’

  258. janet in nj says:

    Love the pizza snowman. My grandson wants to make one tonight

  259. Mary H in CO says:

    The camera printables are awesome!

  260. Tamie says:

    Another great collection of projects and prizes.

  261. Amber in NY says:

    Great ideas!

  262. Amber in NY says:

    Great ideas! I think I’m going to start a Kindle case for myself & my sweetheart!

  263. Jennifer in MA says:

    Ooohhhh……. some more ideas for the tech lovers on my Holiday list! Thank you!

  264. Shawn in MI says:

    Such great projects and I can’t wait to try the snowman pizza yum!!!!!
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  265. Michaeleen says:

    I see a few things here that I NEED to make. The armband phone holder and the running belt. I will also be making some iphone stands as gifts. Perfect for my co-workers. I can use my scraps = almost free!

  266. Kathryn says:

    Great round up

  267. Angela says:

    I love that iPhone case! fabulous round-up

  268. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    This is my favorite series every year. Looking at laptop and kindle cases this year. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

  269. MaryEllen in ND says:

    Great stuff! Love the phone holder for running. Definitely going to make that!

  270. Robbin says:

    Snowman Pizza, Yummy!

  271. Kylie C in OR says:

    The Running & Exercise Belt looks like a perfect gift for my mother. I do love your gift lists each year!

  272. Natasha says:

    I love the running + exercise belt. I’m going to make it for my DD. I hope to buy her an ipod this years and this will be a perfect place to put it.

  273. Sara A. says:

    My brother-in-law runs half-marathons… I might need to make him that running belt. Here in Washington DC

  274. Laurie says:

    LOVELY projects. The snowman is adorable.

  275. Dana in MA says:

    I like the idea of the running belt. I’ve got a lot of runners on my Christmas list!!

  276. Tracy says:

    Love the snowman pizza idea! 🙂

  277. Molly in Wisconsin says:

    ooo! awesome stuff for my teen boys!

  278. Laura L. says:

    Such useful items. I will definitely make the iPhone stand and the lens cozy.

  279. Brittany says:

    I am going to be making some lens cozies!

  280. Brandi in CO says:

    The lens case plus some postcards made from the camera printables would be the perfect gift for the photographers on my list!

  281. Jane Bishop says:

    Like the tablet and kindle cases good for some of my Christmas list

  282. Ramona M. from MI says:

    I really like the lens cozy. Going to make that for one of my friends.

  283. Becca in PA says:

    Love the running belt, such a good idea.

  284. Julielorene from Ontario says:

    So creative!

  285. Allison M says:

    Love the iPhone stand.
    Allison in TX

  286. Antoinette in TX says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ll get this right one of these times! I can’t delete my previous comment – sorry. I am already thinking about how to make the iPhone stand into a little wallet… to make it a multi-tasking accessory and maybe a versatile Christmas gift!

  287. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun projects! I want to make the laptop bag for myself!

  288. Tina L. says:

    Love the ipad case. Need to make one for my husband in a manly tweed.

  289. Ali M says:

    I’m relieved I am not going to make any of these projects since I have a feeling my list will never get done already! Ali in WA

  290. Sarah says:

    I need all of these! Sarah from Maine!

  291. lindsay says:

    love these! can’t wait to see what else you have in store.

  292. Diane in NM says:

    Love the lens cozy!

  293. Alyssa S says:

    I’ve actually made the running belt & LOVE it! I think I’ll be making a few more as gifts. (In MN)

  294. Love them!! The mobile phone stand especially could some in handy! (in Canada)

  295. Kati M says:

    I need to make myself the running belt and the armband!!!

  296. christina in VT says:

    Lens cozy– brilliant. Sometimes I just want to take one lens change with me, not the whole camera bag. Love it.

  297. Gretchen says:

    The lens cozy would be perfect for travelling. It would be a bit of an upgrade from the old sock I usually put my lens in when travelling! Ha!

  298. Christina says:

    Love these! Christina in IN

  299. Melody in CA says:

    Love these ideas for Christmas gifts, less then @ months now!

  300. Robynn in CA says:

    Love that running belt. I know a few daughters would love them.

  301. Jodie says:

    I’m always so pleased when the handmade holidays compilations come out! Thanks for the inspiring ideas.

  302. Jim in NC says:

    Another great set of ideas. Really like the Kindle case.

  303. Brooke in SC says:

    My husband just bought a Mac book air and I am hoping to make him a case for Christmas! Great idea starters here!

  304. Gweneth says:

    Love this series, the running exercise belt is great. Canada

  305. Miet in Canada says:

    I love the snowman pizza idea. The iphone stand is great, too.

  306. Wendy says:

    Love the tablet case and laptop bag!

  307. Ellen M. says:

    I love the lens cozy – I know several people who that would be great for. Thanks for the inspiration!

  308. Bess says:

    I love Handmade Holidays and look forward to them every year. Thanks for being so motivating. I think I might make that exercise belt for myself…

  309. Jenn Rodriguez in GA says:

    I have a friend a two who would love a lens cozy! Thanks.

  310. Tabitha Klucking says:

    I’m going to make that running belt for myself! How fabulous–sooooo much better than a fanny pack!

  311. Kerri says:

    The iPhone stand looks great! Can’t wait to try making it.

  312. Diana in CA says:

    Forgot to add my state

  313. Diana says:

    What a great collection, too may choices to pick a favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  314. Amy says:

    Now, if I only had a new gadget to put in these cool gifts….

  315. Judy in OR says:

    These are all great gifts. I especially love the exercise belt not only is it a great way to carry your things it also ads a little color to your outfit and you can have several in different colors to coordinate with other things you are wearing.

  316. Sandy says:

    I think I’ll make the iPhone stand for myself!

  317. Annie in CO says:

    I see the running belt in my future!

  318. Melinda says:

    Love the tablet case! Perfect for my mum and kids for Christmas! Thanks!

  319. The camera printales! I’m downloading now!

  320. KarenH in OK says:

    I really like the lens cozy.

  321. Serena says:

    Loooove the fabrics on the Greyling Tablet Case. The design is great and would be cute made into a clutch.

  322. Anya says:

    So many great ideas for all those gadgets!

  323. Karen says:

    Love the exercise belt!

  324. Mary in MN says:

    I’ll be making the Greyling Tablet Case!

  325. Margaret says:

    I love the cute camera printables.

  326. Vero Et in FL says:

    Dig the phone stand.

  327. Samantha says:

    I always love seeing the cool projects you post for holiday sewing!

  328. Tara says:

    Great ideas! Time to get cracking on the Christmas list…

  329. Awesome variety of tutorials! Lens cozy – I’m there!

  330. dangermom says:

    I’m a sucker for cute cases!

  331. M says:

    Iphone stand and snowman pizza! Great ideas!:)

  332. Barb B says:

    Looks like I need to start my Christmas making – there are a few things here that would make wonderful gifts.

  333. Antoinette says:

    The iPhone stand is a great idea, and would work for any smartphone, really!

  334. Antoinette says:

    The iPhone stand is a great idea! And can work for any smartphone, really.

  335. Natalie in TX says:

    I love the leather iPhone case. It looks like a perfect intro to a scary fabric!

  336. Becky says:

    That running belt is great for many on my gift list. Thanks for the tutorial. How unique!!

  337. Lisa Eichholtz (KY) says:

    Another awesome collection of projects and prizes!

  338. Loretta in Oklahoma says:

    Love all the ideas, Going to make an Iphone case, probably in quilted cotton.

  339. kbo says:

    I see some great gifts for family members! Kath in CA

  340. Caroline says:

    Definitely a few I can make on there, great list! Caroline in WA

  341. Laura in CT says:

    I line the lens cozy. I could use one of them for myself!

  342. Lauren says:

    Great ideas

  343. Stephanie in IN says:

    Great ideas!

  344. Amanda says:

    I’m finding a trend, every day I’ll find something to make for someone on my list, AND something I must make for myself in January!! Love it!

  345. Melanie says:

    I have been saying it for years, but I need to make myself a Kindle case. Maybe this will be the year. 🙂 -Melanie in AZ

  346. anna dorothy in az says:

    Love the iphone case and prop. When i finally get an ipad i so want to make that cover.

  347. Stacy S. says:

    I really like the lens cozy, such a great idea!

  348. Maggie in Iowa says:

    I’m in love with the Greyling Tablet Case and I don’t even have a tablet. I’d carry that as a purse.

  349. Marge says:

    How cute is that snowman pizza!

  350. Great compilation of tutorials. Love the Greyling Tablet Case with the faux strap.

  351. jenn from KY says:

    lots of great ideas. I need to make the running waistband asap!

  352. Marie D. says:

    Being relatively new to sewing I am looking for some holiday gift ideas. I love the iphone case. Thinking that would be perfect for My Love. Thanks for the suggestions thus far.

  353. Charissa G says:

    Going to make the running belt as a christmas gift!

  354. Cari says:

    Love the leather iPhone case!

  355. pam in wa. says:

    love these ideas…especially the exercise belt and the snowman pizza. thanks xo

  356. pam in wa. says:

    love all these ideas…especially the exercize belt and the snowman pizza xo thanks

  357. Kami in WA says:

    I like the running/exercise belt and the phone stand could be quite handy. Good list!

  358. Kristin in WA says:

    Great list of projects!

  359. Lynne Tilley says:

    I love gadgets and all things related. Thanks.,

  360. Beth B. says:

    Love the book Weekend Sewing! ~Beth in IN

  361. Anya says:

    Great ideas…Anya in PA.

  362. Maddy in TX says:

    I love the idea of the running belt. I hste yo wear arm bands, but maybe a handmade one would be better!

  363. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    That tablet case looks great!

  364. Anna Haller says:

    Wonderful list, Melissa!! I think that I need one of those iPhone stands for myself.

  365. Leisha says:

    Nice possibilities here ~Gift giving and creating something for someone is the icing on the cake of life, But to make something for ones self can be the topper on that cake, New to sewing here and I am having the best time learning and creating. We have a new store close to my home Sew Dayton , I always longed to come to class at Sew Mama and now I have a place close to home.

  366. Annie in CA says:

    Oohh I want to make some of these for myself! I need to switch my mind into gift making mode, apparently!

  367. What a great collection! My MIL would love a handmade Kindle case… Excited to start checking folks off my list!

  368. Heather in VA says:

    That Snowman pizza is too cute! Can’t wait to make that with the kids.

  369. Stephanie S in WA says:

    So many great ideas! I especially love the lense cozy and my girls already asked for the snowman pizza 🙂

  370. Miranda says:

    That snowman pizza is amazing!

  371. Steph says:

    Love the running+exercise belt–I need to make one for myself! Steph in Omaha, NE

  372. Megan says:

    I love the lense cozy. I going to make that for a few people.

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