November 20 ~ Gifts for College Kids

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Amy Barickman, founder and owner of Indygo Junction, joins us today with ideas for College Kids. Send some handmade goodness off with big “kids” when they head back to school in January, or use these ideas for teens or for yourself!

Today’s Guest Curator: Amy Barickman from Indygo Junction

Amy Barickman, founder and owner of Indygo Junction and author of Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, is a creative leader in the sewing and needle arts industry. Amy’s ability as a collaborative entrepreneur and creative architect has allowed her to design and market and impressive list of 1000 pattern titles, 80 book releases and 16 fabric collections. Look for Amy Barickman’s newest release, Indygo Junction’s Stitched Style: 20 Projects and 65 Embroidery Designs to Trace or Transfer, which illustrates how to embellish garments and accessories with embroidery designs. Also new is the Crossroads Denim fabric line, a versatile collection of 14 colors of softened denim that can be used for garments, accessories, home décor and even quilting! Indygo Junction’s Crossroads pattern line has been designed to coordinate with the new denim, but can be used with your favorite fabrics. Most of the Crossroads patterns also include instructions for using recycled denim.

Through her blogs, websites, video tutorials and e-newsletters, Amy inspires countless crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques. Keep up with Amy as she shares her ideas and inspiration at www.AmyBarickman.com and www.IndygoJunction.com.

Make It


Coffee Cozy
Kate from See Kate Sew shares this easy Coffee Cozy at Skip To My Lou. Give a cozy with a coffee card!


Decorative Stitch Sampler Pillow
This Decorative Stitch Sampler Pillow from Alicia and Michele at Sew4Home will give you a chance to try out all of those fun stitches on your machine!


Felt Tissue Holder
Make a set of these easy Felt Tissue Holders from Tonya at Create-Celebrate-Explore to get everyone through the winter sniffles!


First Aid Kit
Our First Aid Kit here at Sew Mama Sew, created by Sherri Noel of Rebecca Mae Designs, keeps essentials at the ready in the car, dorm room or office.


Zippered + Lined Pencil Case
Helen’s Zippered + Lined Pencil Case at The Dining Room Drawers is an easy how-to for this useful gift. Tuck a gift card inside for extra fun!


Cloverleaf Bag
Lorraine from ikat bag designed this Cloverleaf Bag for us here at Sew Mama Sew. We think it’s a great option for toting lunches, storing craft essentials and more.


Simple Bow Sunglasses Case
The Simple Bow Sunglasses Case at See Kate Sew is a sweet, easy and practical project.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: More Gifts for College Kids

Mix It


Peppermint Cookie Bark
This Peppermint Cookie Bark from Leigh Anne at Your Homebased Mom is truly decadent with lots and lots of treats mixed together (everything from Pepperment Jo Jos to pretzels!).


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix
This Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix at Snap! dissolves easily and stores well. Give the mix as a gift and share warmth (and chocolate!) all winter long.

Print It


Mini-Tree + Tree Skirt
The Indygo Junction Mini-Tree + Tree Skirt tutorial shows you how to print the free tree graphic and incorporate it into a sweet, felt mini-tree skirt.


Retro Trim the Tree Scene
Use this free, printable Retro Trim the Tree Scene from Amy Barickman for holiday cards and more!

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 $25 gift certificate to Fashionable Fabrics! Fashionable Fabrics is a unique fashion fabric boutique for all of your designer fashion fabric needs.

Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day
(US Winners Only)

Author: Nicole Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Design a skirt for every day of the week! With these 28 irresistible projects, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to custom-design and sew fabulous skirts that fit you perfectly. Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and then alter that pattern into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct and delicious looks– one for each day of the week. These projects are suitable for sewists at every level, including beginners.

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.

Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm
(US Winners Only)

Author: Barbara Parry
Publisher: Roost Books

Barbara Parry’s Springdelle Farm revolves around the sheep, llamas and goats that contribute to her signature farm yarns. Follow Barbara through a year on the farm— from lambing and caring for her flock to shearing and preparing fiber for yarn— and get an insider’s view of life on a fiber farm, all told through the eyes of a veteran shepherdess and textile artisan. Along the way, discover techniques for spinning and dyeing natural fibers and patterns from top knitwear designers.

Pam’s Colorific-Quilt Gift Pen
(US Winners Only)

Write it out in style! Show off your love of quilting with this beautiful gift-style pen from C&T Publishing. High-quality ballpoint pen features a gorgeous traditional quilt image by Pam Goecke Dinndorf. Refillable black pen comes in a lovely matching gift box that’s perfect for storage.

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 19: Gifts for Men
November 18: Gifts for People Who Sew
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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339 Responses to November 20 ~ Gifts for College Kids

  1. carriem says:

    Not making 4 college kids, but great ideas!

  2. Gayle says:

    The first aid kit is fantastic and can be used for so much more if you left the cross off. It’s now on my todo list.

  3. Patricia in PA says:

    Really sweet ideas!

  4. Beth says:

    Lots of great ideas!

  5. Sarah in WA says:

    Love the bag! Thanks for the giveaways!

  6. Crystal says:

    I need that coffee cozy :)

  7. Sarah in OH says:

    Thank you for all the cute ideas.

  8. Renee in NM says:

    Tissue holders are on my list!

  9. Stacia in TN says:

    I love the tissue holder! Would have loved having that in college!

  10. Vero Et in FL says:

    thank you

  11. Darci says:

    Love the retro Christmas scene, so cute

  12. Erika (CA) says:

    I want some of these for myself

  13. Rachel in UT says:

    I love today’s printable! So cute and perfect for a Christmas card! Thanks :)

  14. I love the cozy coffee. Seems easy to make.

  15. Karrie Smith says:

    Cute ideas! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    karrie (MI)

  16. Beth T. in OR says:

    Those Kleenex holders are going on my make-for-stocking-stuffers list. Thanks!

  17. Whitney M in SC says:

    Coffee cozy is a great gift for coworkers as well! I was planning to knit a few, but this is such a cute pattern. I think ill pair these with a gift card to a local coffee shop.

  18. Jeannie D in TN says:

    What a sweet mini-tree skirt…just the thing for my friend’s college dorm tree!

  19. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    mmm, peppermint cookie bark …

  20. Cindy in ND says:

    Cute ideas!

  21. Miet says:

    Really like the first aid kit – it’s something I could use, too!

  22. Sonja says:

    I have 2 daughters in college and yes, these are all wonderful ideas for college kids. AND they are simple enough that I could make a couple extras for roommates and friends.

  23. Jennifer in MA says:

    I really like the coffee cup cozy. Maybe I can enlarge it for my french press…

  24. Taryn in WI says:

    I love that bag by Ikat. Maybe I’ll have the courage to make it next year!

  25. Judith Martinez says:

    CO here! I like the first aid kit and the mini tree is so cute for young adults living in small spaces.

  26. another fabulous bunch of tutorials – love the cloverleaf bag !

  27. Amy in IL says:

    Those first aid kits are cool.

  28. upstatelisa says:

    cute ideas! a first aid kit is a great idea!

  29. krysitna in FL says:

    All very cute!

  30. Andy from NH says:

    Great ideas!

  31. Kerry in WA says:

    Love the eyeglass case and the cloverleaf bag.

  32. Kim in MS says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I like the first aid kit!

  33. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    I love the felt tissue holder idea. So simple yet so practical. I bet if I make my mom one she will keep it in her purse always!

  34. NancyinCA says:

    Great ideas. I love the pillow and tissue holders. Definitely going to make some of those.

  35. jolien says:

    Oh, bit silly, but I like the idea of a tissue holder, those plastic bags always end up tearing in the deep scary bottoms of my bag…

  36. Love the mint hot chocolate!

  37. Maggie in KY says:

    Just saw that cloverleaf bag somewhere else online last night and fell in love, long past my college days, but just might have to make myself one!

  38. Evelyn in CA says:

    The cloverleaf bag is sure cute! I can definitely see it made up in beautiful batiks!

  39. Evelyn says:

    The cloverleaf bag is sure cute! I see it in beautiful batiks!

  40. Vanessa in AZ says:

    Love the pencil case!

  41. Samantha in CA says:

    The first aid kit looks like a good idea.

  42. Melanie in WA says:

    Love those little tissue holders!

  43. Jennifer in NC says:

    First Aid kit- stylish and practical. Two thumbs up!

  44. Hilary in MN says:

    wish I’d had most of this stuff when I was in college

  45. Allison in MA says:

    I like the tissue holder. Great idea.

  46. Sara in MA says:

    Love that clover leaf bag! Been on my list for awhile now better get on it!

  47. Cat B in MD says:

    love the idea of putting the first aid kit together and in the car, great gift for new moms too!

  48. SS in NH says:

    Yummy peppermint treats

  49. Brooke in SC says:

    These are all such great ideas. I think I might have to try out the peppermint hot chocolate for myself!

  50. Laura in OR says:

    As a crafter and Red Crosser, I’m all over that first aid kit!

  51. Carol P. says:

    I love peppermint!

  52. Rae from CO says:

    Love the hot chocolate mix. Pair it with a few cup warmers and its the perfect holiday gift ensemble. I am a few years or then some past college, and I would still love all these gifts!

  53. anne says:

    OH my gosh I am so inspired!!!!! thanks for the amazing gift ideas!! xo, anne in oregon!!

  54. Carrie P. says:

    love those ideas. I am off to check out the links.

  55. I like that cloverleaf bag!

  56. heidi in WA says:

    These are all great ideas. Thanks!

  57. Alida in VA says:

    So many lovely projects!! I want them all for myself! :) thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  58. My apologies SMS team. Please delete this comment, it’s a duplicate. I didn’t think my original comment went through. Sorry!

  59. Susan says:

    Good ideas today.

  60. Mosaic Magpie says:

    Love the Bow Sunglasses case!

  61. Stephanie S in WA says:

    More great ideas! I love the little first aid kit. It would be perfect for the car.

  62. Veronica (Oregon) says:

    I really like that First Aid Kit, I think I know what I’m making for all of the ‘Kids’ in my life.

  63. kim t. in wa says:

    great ideas!

  64. Tasha in MO says:

    Peppermint hot chocolate?! Making this tonight…

  65. Wendy in VA says:

    I’ve made that cloverleaf bag!

  66. Beth in TN says:

    Love these ideas! I’ve bookmarked several of them to make soon.

  67. Love the idea of the first aid kit. My grandkids are accident prone sports enthusiasts! Regina in NV

  68. Emme says:

    All such, fun easy projects!

  69. Amy in IL says:

    Great ideas! Love the first aid kit, especially.

  70. Kirsten in CO says:

    Just followed my first tutorial the other day. After a little stumbling, it was fun and easy. Thanks for offering so many great ideas.

  71. Kaylee in WI says:

    That peppermint bark looks delicious!

  72. Kellye A in TX says:

    So many great ideas!

  73. Erin M says:

    These are the best Christmas sewing guides ever!! Love them

  74. Anya says:

    Love the Cloverleaf Bag!

  75. Laura in TX says:

    Great ideas. We are in the process of collecting things for our college kids for finals week. Love the snacks – thinking I might need to do some cooking today. Thank you!

  76. Heather B in TX says:

    Perfect! I need to make a coffee cozy and paid it with the chocolate peppermint hot cocoa mix!

  77. Julia in WA says:

    Fantastic ideas! That first aid kit would be a great gift for any one!

  78. Emilee of GA says:

    Love that cloverleaf bag! Would love to win the 123 quilt book!

  79. Caitlyn in FL says:

    Coffee cozies are being added to my sewing to-do list right this second, that’s for sure!

  80. jayne - Tennessee says:

    Love the first aid kit! great idea for college kids!

  81. Kari in WA says:

    Great ideas! I love the tissue holders!

  82. Karen A says:

    More great ideas. I see coffee cozies on my horizon.

  83. Wow so many good ideas that I want to try. Love the knitting book!
    I have been playing with yarn adventure this year from spinning to dyeing.

  84. SamanthaRI says:

    The first aid kit is brilliant!

  85. Judy in OR says:

    Fun gifts to make for a college student!

  86. Jess says:

    The mini tree and tree skirt is an adorable idea for a dorm room!!

    Jess in TN

  87. Lisa m says:

    Fun gift ideas! Lisa in Canada

  88. Mary says:

    Forget the college kids I want these ideas for me!

  89. Sonya in PA says:

    Oh could I use some inspiration to make a new skirt or two for myself!

  90. Julianne Ross says:

    The cup holders are really sweet.

  91. Sue from NY says:

    I really want to try the Cloverleaf bag sometime.

  92. Lynda Taylor says:

    I am really loving these posts.
    I have got so many ideas but now I need to get busy sewing.
    Thanks.
    Lynda
    Aust.

  93. Becky in WA says:

    I have several college students to create for this year. Love these ideas. And I love all the giveaway items too.

  94. Toni in HI says:

    I really love seeing all of these gift ideas! The peppermint cookie bark looks delicious!

  95. Delia from VA says:

    Love all the bag options!

  96. Alicia says:

    Picked up the felt today! Those Kleenex cases will get done on time. Thanks!

  97. Adding those coffee cozies to my To-do list!

  98. Judi in VA says:

    Love the cloverleaf bag!

  99. Maeve in SC says:

    I like EVERY idea on this post. Great inspiration! I will use some of these for sure. Thanks!

  100. Sheila from WA says:

    I think my niece & son in Afghanistan need some of the peppermint cookie bark & cocoa mix.

  101. First aid kit is a great idea!

  102. Emilou from Oregon says:

    I don’t have any kids or grand kids in college but I love the coffee cozy. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas. Blessings and smiles, Emilou from Oregon

  103. Linda Fleming in CA says:

    Love the fabrics and decorative stitching in the sampler pillow – that and the mini tree skirt would be good projects to tackle.

  104. Kathy from Pa. says:

    I love to seesome cute ideas for the college kids, something other than video games.

  105. Connie J in CO says:

    I can’t wait to try the cloverleaf bag!

  106. Wanda says:

    I would love to win!

  107. Becky in PA says:

    I love the skirt a day book! What a cute idea!

  108. Lynn H says:

    The tissue holder and coffee cozy look easy enough to make a batch for my sweet niece to give her suite mates at college. Maybe a container full of peppermint cookie bark too. Thanks!

  109. Tif says:

    Thanks for such an awesome opportunity to learn more about sewing and needlework via Amy. I enjoy learning new techniques and sharing what I’ve learned with friends and fellow lovers of crafting!

  110. Cynthia T. says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute! I love the sun-glass case!

  111. Ann says:

    Love the cloverleaf bag!

  112. Betsy says:

    That retro tree scene is adorable.

  113. Linda L. says:

    or, more likely, perfect!

  114. Linda L. says:

    I love the coffee cozy and will be trying the peppermint hot chocolate tomorrow – it will be perect for my daughter to take on a cold winter morning.

  115. Becky in PA says:

    I live that skirt a day book! What a cute idea!

  116. Julia in NJ says:

    I think I’ll make the cloverleaf tote tomorrow!

  117. I teach at a college, and would love for all of my students to have such cute accessories!

  118. Dorothy B in AZ says:

    The peppermint cookie bark looks yummy. Thanks for listing the skirt a day book again in prizes.

  119. SammieEB says:

    The cloverleaf bag looks like it would be very useful (and quick to make, too!)

  120. Shannon (in MD) says:

    I love peppermint ANYTHING. Excited about the “mix it”s.

  121. Alana (in US) says:

    I’m always on the look out for new online fabric stores. I hadn’t heard of Fashionable Fabrics. Thanks for the tip!

  122. DebbieKL says:

    great ideas – thanks!

  123. Xeo in MD says:

    That first aid kit is a perfect gift for students! Why didn’t I think of this before? Thanks.

  124. Julie in IN says:

    Love the tissue holder and the mini tree skirt.

  125. Cricket says:

    Wow, I had absolutely no idea Amy had written so much. That is an impressive list of publications!
    Cricket in ME

  126. kathyh in OR says:

    I forwarded this round-up to my college age kids to see if any of the tutorials appeal.
    Thanks for the fun giveaways.

  127. Nancy in GA says:

    Pick me Pick Me!

  128. Karen says:

    Peppermint hot chocolate … Wow!

  129. Emi in IN says:

    Love the bag.

  130. Becky in FL says:

    I love the coffee cozies. I made these for my entire extended family a few years ago and they were a big hit. Now I have another group in mind and these are quick and easy to complete. Thanks for the reminder.

  131. Sandy in Ohio says:

    The first aid kit is a great idea.

  132. Diane in NM says:

    Nice ideas! I like the Decorative Stitch Sampler Pillow … a good excuse to try a bunch of the stitches on my machine. Thanks!

  133. Kylie C in OR says:

    Yum! Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix.

  134. usairdoll in ca says:

    A first-aid kit is a great thing for all family members, great size for the car. Peppermint cookie bark? Be still my heart, hehe.

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

  135. Robynn in CA says:

    So much to love in this post.

  136. Julie says:

    The coffee cozies are so cute. Great list, thoughtful- and none of them would take up much space in a dorm!

  137. Gretchen says:

    Great little gifts and I just love the free retro design. Thanks so much for this wonderful series of gift ideas.

  138. Jenny L in MD says:

    These are all great ideas. Thanks for the suggestions!

  139. Yum. Peppermint hot chocolate!

  140. Lee in MI says:

    I love the peppermint bark and the cute pencil bag!

  141. jb in IN says:

    More great stuff to make, thanks!!!!

  142. Audrey in PA says:

    Love the coffee cozy.

  143. Katie in NM says:

    The felt tissue holders are cute!

  144. Allison in WA says:

    I love the pencil pouch and the first aid kit

  145. Wonderful prizes! I’d love to win that yarn farming book. :)

  146. Kara in OR says:

    I wish I had those bags in college

  147. Kristin in VA says:

    I like the coffee cozy – such a great idea for caffeinated college kids!

  148. Ella in GA says:

    I’m making lots of pouches this year. You just reminded me of a college girl I need to add to my list!

  149. MaryEllen in ND says:

    All gifts are fabulous! I especially like the decorative stitch sampler and peppermint crunch!

  150. kristymn says:

    Cuute!

  151. janet in nj says:

    Oh how I would love to win the adventures in yarn farming

  152. Theresa says:

    cute ideas

  153. Jansie in Texas says:

    Those sunglasses cases are adorable. Will definitely try those out. Thanks so much!

  154. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    I like that there are breath mints in the first aid kit, lol! That will solve at least as many “emergencies” as the Band-Aids I bet.

  155. Mandi in CO says:

    Ooh – that stitch sampler pillow!

  156. Mary H in CO says:

    Love that mini tree and skirt!

  157. Amy in FL says:

    I love Handmade Holidays, thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  158. Anna in WA says:

    Oh I wish I had a first aid kit like that in college! Love it.

  159. Eleanor in NC says:

    What a great first aid kit!

  160. Kristie says:

    More great ideas. Coffee cozies make great teacher gifts too. Thanks!

  161. Connie K. says:

    I live in North Carolina and would love a copy of Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm – well, any of the generous prizes really. Thanks for the link to the Cloverleaf Bag pattern – it’s a perfect take along project bag for traveling knitting projects.

  162. Jessie from NM says:

    That pillow… And that bag… And that chocolate mix… And that gift certificate! SO MUCH WIN!

  163. Ali in WA says:

    Ohh, I love the cloverleaf bag, off to read the post about it, and thank you for the giveaway!

  164. Ann in OR says:

    Love the pouches, bags, and bark!

  165. The peppermint hot chocolate sounds yummy. I’ll have to try it.

  166. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Great ideas for college students! Great gifts too!

  167. Tamie says:

    Love the felt tissue holders. So pretty.

  168. Mama Squirrel says:

    Sorry, forgot to say I am Mama Squirrel in Canada.

  169. My college kid would love these gifts!

  170. Karen's Sew Hub - Georgia says:

    You guys are awesome!

  171. erica in OR says:

    I love the practicality of many of these. I’m not a college student, but I could definitely use the first aid kit, the coffee cozy, the tissue holder, the cloverleaf bag…

    And I’m excited to see the yarn farming title–whether won here or purchased, it will make the perfect christmas gift for my sister this year.

  172. Joyce says:

    What cute ideas!

  173. Samantha in VA says:

    Gonna definitely check out the cloverleaf bag!! And sunglasses case.

  174. Kim McM in PA says:

    Very nice selection of projects and recipes today. Would love to win the 1-2-3 Quilt book!

  175. Danielle says:

    The coffee cozy is a great idea. I would use some InsulBrite to make it even more functional.

  176. Kathy Freeman in AR says:

    Just found this blog and LOVE those coffee cozies! Thanks!!!

  177. D says:

    look forward to working on several of these projects.

  178. Barb B in BC says:

    those coffee cozies look so good.

  179. Veronica says:

    in WA… Again, I cannot thank you enough for all of your wonderful ideas and the collections all together!

  180. Carmen says:

    So many great ideas! Thanks

  181. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Thanks for the great gift ideas & thanks for the chance to win.

  182. Rachel B says:

    I like the felt tissue case. Easy to embellish if desired.

  183. Julia in WA says:

    All of these tutorials are so functional but the first aid kit is brilliant; love the zipper bag and cloverleaf bag also.

  184. Cindi in GA says:

    I love the first aid kit – What a great idea!

  185. Love that pencil case!

  186. Yay sunglasses and peppermint hot chocolate!

  187. Robin E. in AZ says:

    Beautiful tutorials today! Thank you.

  188. Allison in TN says:

    That peppermint cookie bark looks very good! Thanks for the chance.

  189. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Great ideas. I love the first aid kit (could be good for other kits too). Thanks for sharing.

  190. Emilyplays in WA says:

    The cloverleaf bag would make a nice project bag for my yarn inclined friends!

  191. consuelo says:

    The Cloverleaf bag looks like something fun to make. Thanks again for the great tutorials.

  192. Cheryl in CA says:

    I’m going to make the first aid kit for me!

  193. Lucy in TX says:

    Love the coffee cozy! I will definitely will be gifting some of those.

  194. Flicsha says:

    Thank you all for the great ideas. I am enjoying them so much. We all need a little inspiration now and then!!

  195. Pam Green says:

    I’m loving all the ideas in this series!! Can’t wait to get going on some of the projects.

  196. Whitner in SC says:

    Yumm. This Christmas is going to be almost as much fun to make, as it will be to give!

  197. Amber in CA says:

    Okay, its raining outside and I have an unexpected day off. I’m going upstairs in a sec, to turn off the computer and sew. I’m going to make a tissue holder and a bag for my sister!

  198. Jenn says:

    What great tutorials!

  199. Deb H. in PA says:

    I love the Bow Sunglasses Case.

  200. Sarah says:

    Some great ideas! That peppermint hot cocoa mix looks so delicious.

  201. Tammy says:

    Love the mini tree skirt! Tammy in GA

  202. Wendy in OR says:

    Peppermint hot chocolate sounds yummy.

  203. Sarah in WI says:

    I love them all, but especially the trim the tree printable!

  204. Stephanie in Canada says:

    mmmm….peppermint :)

  205. Judi Duncan says:

    I sooo want to win the skirt book!

  206. Bess in UT says:

    I love the sweet simple little felt tissue holder. I know some people who would really appreciate it! Thanks for all the great Christmas ideas!

  207. Sherry VF in Iowa says:

    Great ideas for young adults. I’m heading over to look at that mint hot cocoa recipe!

  208. Alexis says:

    I’m canadian but would love to win any available to us northerners.

  209. Jenn J in OR says:

    The Cloverleaf bag looks fun.

  210. Shelley C in ME says:

    Gonna try the decorative stitch pillow…great idea! Love that pen too!

  211. Mary Ann in SC says:

    I made my niece a sewing kit one year and a tail gating blanket another time!

  212. Melanie in AZ says:

    The retro print is so sweet! And I think I’ll be making some of the peppermint hot cocoa – yum!

  213. Tammy in MI says:

    Great! I have two sisters in college. :)

  214. Cute coffee cozy!!

  215. Stacy in WI says:

    I really love everything on this list today! The first aid kit is especially great.

  216. ruby t--nm says:

    So many great ideas….I really like the first aid kit as that could make a great gift for many people that I know. The fabrics used are so nice too……ooooooooh such wonderful things!

  217. Amanda in RI says:

    Yay! I have a few college kids on my list!! Didn’t even think of sunglass cases. So cute!

  218. Jim in NC says:

    Wow, a lot of great possibilities in today’s post!

  219. Sweet ideas! Gotta get busy…

  220. lizzzzy says:

    I just have to say that first aid kit is GENIUS. It beats having something glaringly obvious when you still want to look cute. (And ready to help in a minor crisis.)

  221. Serena in TX says:

    The typewriter fabric on the pencil case is adorable!

  222. Jenn in GA says:

    Love the Cloverleaf Bag!

  223. Marissa in the US says:

    Yum! Hot chocolate!

  224. Cindy Smith says:

    This gives me some great ideas! I want to make some of the pencil bags and cloverleaf bag for sure.

    Thanks,
    Cindy (from Texas)

  225. Lisa Eichholtz-- kENTUCKY says:

    Forgot to list my state. Love this series every year. Especially love todays’ projects.

  226. Jennifer in MA says:

    Love the first aid kit!

  227. Chiska in Wyoming says:

    I love the clover leaf bag and the trim the tree printable! Thanks for the ideas.

  228. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    Another day of fabulous ideas! I must make these for my daughters. All of them.

  229. Serena in CA says:

    I can’t pick a favorite today!

  230. Elli in Wisconsin says:

    I love the tissue holder and the first aid kit.

  231. Gill says:

    I love the clover leaf bag – thanks!

  232. Fawn says:

    I love the concept of the first aid kit! So need to make one of these for my day bag, as well as for the diaper bag, and one for hubby’s car!

  233. Martha says:

    I don’t have any college kids on my list, but the bucket bag looks great for small toys. Thanks for gathering up such great ideas! And for the chance to win goodies!

  234. Tabitha Klucking in WA says:

    The Mini Tree Skirt is divine!

  235. Nupur in GA says:

    Thanks for the ideas- I pinned both the cloverleaf bag and the cute sunglasses case.

  236. Cherri in WI says:

    Mmmmm, peppermint.

  237. Anna Dorothy in AZ says:

    I was looking for a simple sunglass case to sew for my neice…a college student. How fitting.

  238. Ellen from OH says:

    I love the Cloverleaf Bag. Another item on my to-do list! Many thanks!

  239. fenna says:

    the cloverleaf bag looks pretty neat!

  240. Marge says:

    Great ideas!

  241. Diana says:

    I work with college students, and it’s a little difficult figuring out what to give them. First aid kits are especially perfect, because how many college kids have bandaids?

  242. Melanie says:

    Love your site! Awesome ideas!

  243. Susan says:

    Wow, great holiday ideas. Love that first aid kit for backpacks or car. Need to do those!

  244. Miranda in California says:

    Planning on making coffee cozies and tissue holders for my besties!

  245. Barb C in WA says:

    The Coffee Cozy is very classy looking! A very useful group of ideas, Amy :)

  246. Kristin in CA says:

    The tissue holders are a great idea! No more need to buy little packages of tissue!

  247. Mmmm … peppermint hot chocolate!

  248. Katie Strong in IL says:

    Love the zippered pouches!

  249. Amber from NY says:

    I love the typewriter fabric used in the pencil
    pouch.

  250. Amorette in OR says:

    The first aid kit is very clever, especially for a dorm room. The printable retro scene is very cute- great for cards or gift box tops.

  251. Margo in WA says:

    I think the first aid kit is a great idea!

  252. myra in fl says:

    lots of great stuff

  253. Amy from Utah says:

    What great ideas! I can’t wait to try a few out for college students in my family.

  254. Shirley says:

    Wonderful ideals! Shirley CA

  255. Elizabeth in LA says:

    Mmmmmmmm… peppermint hot chocolate! :)

  256. Kristin H says:

    The tissue holders are adorable and the peppermint hot cocoa mix looks extra tasty!

  257. Gabriel in TX says:

    That peppermint cookie bark looks delicious!

  258. Donna says:

    Love that pencil case fabric!

  259. Nan from CA says:

    Wow, this is a great list of things to make not for the holidays, but for other occasions. I really like the first aid kit and I think I will make one for myself to keep my knitting gadgets. Thank you for sharing these lists.

  260. myra in fl says:

    Lots of great stuff here

  261. Linda Armenti says:

    Great selection. Love the Cloverleaf Bag and felt tissue holder especially.

  262. Nikki from Ohio says:

    These are great prizes this week, and these gift ideas are really cute.

  263. Elizabeth says:

    I love the zipper pouch!

  264. Laurie in MA says:

    Awesome! Love the tissue holder!

  265. Mary in MN says:

    These are all fun gifts too make. My college daughter would probably like any of them.

  266. Kari E WI says:

    love these!

  267. Love the felt tissue cover, so cute!

  268. KarenH in OK says:

    I love the first aid kit and the pencil case.

  269. Liesbet Rombaut says:

    I’m in. I’m from Belgium in Europe.

  270. Love the sunglasses case! I’ve been looking for a pattern to give to a friend. And, can’t wait to try the peppermint hot chocolate, too.

  271. Kari Size says:

    So many great ideas! Thanks for all of these amazing posts in November :)
    Kari in GA :)

  272. Janice in IL says:

    Peppermint cookie bark looks amazing! Love the addition of Oreos and pretzels.

  273. Linda50 says:

    Theses are great gift ideas!

  274. Cute projects. I’m going to have to make some eye glasses cases for sure!

  275. Sandal K says:

    Wow!!! What great ideas and projects! A BIG “thank you” to all the contributors!

  276. Meg in OR says:

    Love the cloverleaf bag!

  277. Amber K. In UT says:

    These look great. The first aid kit was already on my list.

  278. Great ideas today!

  279. Diane in AZ says:

    Always need ideas for college kids!

  280. Jess in IN says:

    College kids? Pshawww. I’d love to give these to even NON-college kids!

  281. Wendy TC says:

    Great ideas…for me, the most difficult for whom to gift are teens and college kids. Thanks for the give away.

  282. Beth in Michigan says:

    The mini tree skirt is so cute!!!

  283. Jessica D says:

    Another day of wonderful ideas!

  284. Terry in IL says:

    So glad to see ikat bag featured, her bags are the greatest for college and non-college students alike! Those mix it recipes look great, too!

  285. Jill says:

    I’m a little late getting over here and have a lot to catch up on! Would love to win any of these great gifts!

  286. Sarah M in VT says:

    Love the Melody Miller typewriter fabric for the pencil case!

  287. Barbara says:

    The pencil case is my favorite project of the day. Love the cute fabric too.

  288. LisaInCT says:

    Thanks for all the holiday gifting help! I’ve had my eye on that Skirt-A-Day book!

    Lisa In CT

  289. Terri says:

    These are sweet!!!

  290. Erika says:

    Some really cute anyone gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  291. Donita says:

    My kids are no longer in College, but they will still enjoy several of these gifts.

  292. Hannah says:

    Yummmm Peppermint!

  293. Bobby says:

    I printed off the pattern for the clover leaf bag last year and never made one. I really like it still.

  294. Rhonda Burgan says:

    These are great ideas .. will definitely incorporate in my daughters Wish list .. thank you for the great ideas!

  295. Kate in MO says:

    I have a brother and a brother-in-law in college so these are great gift ideas for their girlfriends!

  296. Laura in CT says:

    I think I’ll make the coffee holder for my sister. She’s not in college, but a frequent coffee purchaser.

  297. Beki says:

    I am loving this Handmade Holiday series. So many good ideas!!

  298. annette in me says:

    Thanks for putting on this series! So much inspiration.

  299. Trina in MA says:

    I could use some peppermint cookie bark about now.

  300. Samantha says:

    LOVE these simple ideas!

  301. Elizabeth says:

    I’m a college kid and I could definetely use the clover leaf bag. I like the coffee cozies too!

  302. DeborahGun says:

    Peppermint Hot Chocolate – yum! (International reader!)

  303. Chris matsche says:

    I would love to win a give away. I am from Wisconsin. Thanks

  304. Sara in NY says:

    I think that glasses case would work great for my middle schooler too. :)

  305. Glenda in IL says:

    I love Amy Barickman’s work! I have a college girlie who will love the Bow Sunglasses Case AND the Tissue Holder. Thanks for the creative ideas!

  306. MandiC says:

    I love so many of these ideas, it’s ridiculous!

  307. Lisamarie in CT says:

    I love the buttons on the coffee cozy! I have a niece that this would be perfect for.

  308. Nicole Martinez from NY says:

    great giveaway and ideas

  309. Maureen in PA says:

    I would love to win any of these wonderful prizes.

  310. Jessica says:

    great ideas!

  311. Danielle in NY says:

    These are all so adorable!

  312. Ramona M. from MI says:

    Love the felt tissue holders. They would be quick and easy to whip up.

  313. Heidi says:

    Coffee cozy is perfect!

  314. Kelly in TX says:

    I love the pencil case!

  315. christina in VT says:

    Aw, tiny tree skirt!

  316. Charlotte in GA says:

    Goods ones today! Thanks for the great ideas!

  317. Alicia says:

    Everyone loves coffee cozies (especially when gift cards are included)! And the first aid kit is pretty ingenious. Practical and cute! Just how I like it! But the one I am guaranteed to do: the tissue cases! Because they are bang for the buck simple and I can (actually) finish them. These will be going to all my purse carrying friends and fam since they will tie nicely to their gift bags! Thanks for helping me spoil my loved ones!

  318. Ashley says:

    I love the zippered pouch! Perfect for little odds and ends :)

  319. Lauren in mi says:

    Great ideas.

  320. Jacklynn in WI says:

    I really like the Cloverleaf bag – I carry nothing but reusable bags when I go shopping – I think I need one in Christmas fabric for Christmas shopping! Thanks for the give away!

  321. Wendy in OH says:

    The first aid kit is a great idea!

  322. Anya says:

    Great ideas again! Thanks for the chance!

  323. L in NJ says:

    So excited about Baker’s new book!

  324. Beth in MI says:

    Love the sampler pillow and the zipper pouch!

  325. Manette Gutterman says:

    Thanks for the great ideas for my niece! I need to send her a care package!

  326. Kristin says:

    great gift ideas! and that peppermint hot chocolate… yum!

  327. Amanda in MD says:

    I am making that hot cocoa!

  328. Kristin S. says:

    I love peppermint; that cocoa mix sounds delicious!

  329. Anna in Ohio says:

    Great projects!

  330. Julie in WI says:

    Cute coffee cozies

  331. Penny G in FL says:

    Cute coffee cozies!

  332. Kati in FL says:

    I love the mini tree skirts…..my kids have mini trees—-maybe they will get tree skirts this year!

  333. Lisa says:

    Lovely! All of it!

  334. Heather in CA says:

    Great ideas! I have some college kids on my list that would love these!

  335. Jenny says:

    I’ve been wanting to make LiEr’s bag for so long — maybe this is the time!

  336. tracy reed (Arizona) says:

    I’d love to make that first aid kit. I have yet to sew with plastic yet. It intimidates me a bit.

  337. Jena J says:

    Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

  338. I definitely have to make that first aid kit for my daughter!

  339. jill says:

    I definitely need to make some of those tissue holders. Lots of sniffles here.

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