Handmade Holidays Nov. 1: Gifts for the Glamour Girl

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Welcome to our 8th Annual Handmade Holidays series! It’s our favorite time of the year here at Sew Mama Sew! Visit every day for a new theme, and new prizes. Happy Handmade Holidays!

You don’t have to be a Hollywood starlet to enjoy a little glamour once in a while. These gifts are the perfect way to indulge your girlfriends; there’s one for the classy guys in your life too.

Today’s Guest Curator: Heidi Staples from Fabric Mutt

We asked our readers to curate their favorite tutorials for our 8th Annual Handmade Holidays daily themes. We love the variety this brings to the series, and we appreciate their extensive efforts and insight! Heidi Staples from Fabric Mutt kicks off our series with fabulous Gifts for the Glamour Girl. Heidi joined us earlier this season with her Slow Sewing Journal + Wildwood Challenge Pillow.

Heidi’s first sewing book will be published by Stash Books next spring. You can learn more about Heidi in her Sew Mama Sew introduction, and keep up to date on her latest work via Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr.

Make It


VERY Simple Tulle Skirt
This VERY Simple Tulle Skirt from Liz at cotton+curls will take you through a season of holiday parties.


Sequin Cardigan
The Sequin Cardigan from Sewing Rabbit is just right for holiday party wear. Alexia even shows you four different ways to style it!


Brookfield Bag
This Brookfield Bag from Sara at Sew Sweetness is another great design from Sara, featuring a modern shape and polished hardware.


Ribbon Box Quilt
Michelle Engel Bencsko’s stunning Ribbon Box Quilt at Cloud9 Fabrics walks the perfect line between modern and feminine style.


Zipper Book Clutch
This Zipper Book Clutch from See Kate Sew is a sweet take on a current trend in handbags and a great way to recycle used books. Kate also gives you a ton of ideas for turning it into a personalized gift set.


Bias Trim Tank Top
This Bias Trim Tank Top from Melly Sews is a great way to glam up a store bought item. Melissa includes a link to her boxer shorts tutorial for a matching set of pajamas!


Easy Tulle Skirt
Here’s another Easy Tulle Skirt for a great addition to your party wardrobe. Everyday Reading shows you little girls don’t have to have all of the fun!


Braided Thread and Rhinestone Bracelets
These Braided Thread and Rhinestone Bracelets from Flamingo Toes are a nice last minute gift for girls of all ages.


Liberty Scarves
Purl Soho Liberty Scarves are completely indulgent and unbelievably simple to make.


Men’s Business Card Wallet
The Men’s Business Card Wallet from A Spoonful of Sugar is a handsome gift that the guys won’t mind carrying around with them. Change up the fabrics to make one for the girls too.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Accessories, Accessory Gift Ideas, Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories

Mix It


Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting from Two Peas and Their Pod is one of Heidi’s favorite cupcake recipes of all time. She writes that the salted caramel is “utterly divine.” Last year she gave out jars of it to her friends for Christmas, and she’s already getting requests to make it again for this year’s gifts!

Print It


Floral Gift Wrap
This gorgeous Floral Gift Wrap from Oh Happy Day shows that holiday packages don’t always have to be red and green.

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 publishing companies that contribute prizes.

Here’s a link to all of our prizes for WEEK ONE!

Set the Table
(US + Canada shipping, eBooks to international winners.)

Author: Martingale Editors
Publisher: Martingale

With inspiration and zest, a host of talented quilters bring a smorgasbord of exciting projects to the table! Enjoy stunning graphic designs by Natalie Barnes, Audrie Bidwell, Josée Carrier, Jenifer Dick, Amy Ellis, Heather Jones, Thomas Knauer, Jessica Levitt, Angela Walters and Candi Weinrick.
– Feast your eyes on 11 tantalizing quilt runners ranging from modern to traditional–a great value.
– Try new techniques and color palettes on small projects that require a minimal investment of time and fabric.
– Discover how a simple accent can give your decor a big lift.

Sew Fun
(US-only shipping, no P.O. boxes.)

Author: Sew Beautiful Magazine Editors
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Unlike many sewing-for-children books, Sew Fun: 20 Projects for the Whole Family is a thoughtful approach to crafting with and for children. Readers will discover a variety of ways to get children involved in fun sewing projects, whatever their age or ability. Several projects are strictly for adults to make and children to enjoy. Others incorporate a child’s drawings printed on fabric and used as a template or design. Some projects allow older children to begin sewing for themselves and are perfect for short attention spans or low frustration levels. Essential quilt patterns allow children to contribute to a group project while an adult handles the actual sewing. Deborah Fisher has developed a range of projects that will appeal to adults and children alike. Fun costumes, beautiful dolls, story-time blankets and communal projects are just some of the patterns included here. Sewists will enjoy combining bright colors and contemporary fabrics while spending time with their families. They’ll get tips for working with children and learn how to involve them in ways that are enjoyable and stress-free.

Belle and Boo
(US-only shipping.)

Author: Mandy Sutcliffe
Publisher: Roost Books

The Belle and Boo Book of Crafts offers twenty-five one-of-a-kind projects we can create to bring more magic and make-believe into our lives. Sewing projects include a cuddly toy rabbit, a clothesline play tent and even an explorer’s satchel. Make a robust beanbag, a tooth fairy pillow for your child’s room, or a pull-along stuffed elephant with a sweet ribbon bow. Also included are knitting, embroidery and papercraft projects to decorate your home and brighten your day.

Little One-Yard Wonders
(US-only shipping.)

Author: Patricia Hoskins + Rebecca Yaker
Publisher: Storey Publishing

This newest addition to the best-selling One-Yard Wonders series features 101 delightful projects for babies and kids, each using just one yard of fabric and many requiring just a few hours to complete. Step-by-step illustrated instructions, beautiful close-up photographs and pattern pieces included in a bound-in envelope make it easy and fun to create all kinds of adorable items, including the Merry-Go-Round Dress, the Ruffle Romper, the Western Shirt and the Secret Monster Overalls. From tops and caps to play mats, pillows and plushies, this book overflows with creative clothes, accessories, toys and furnishings for little ones from newborn to elementary-school age. Whether you’re furnishing your nursery, making new clothes for a growing child, or creating a unique gift for a baby shower, this collection has the perfect project for you.

How to Make a Quilt
(US-only shipping.)

Author: Barbara Weiland Talbert
Publisher: Storey Publishing

With basic sewing skills and these simple step-by-step instructions, you can easily learn to make your first quilt! Barbara Weiland Talbert outlines the complete process in an easy-to-follow sequence, from selecting a design and choosing fabric to cutting pieces, assembling blocks, assembling the quilt top and finishing your quilt.

CLOTH
(US-only shipping.)

Author: Cassandra Ellis
Publisher: STC Craft

Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of us spend our lives hunting and gathering precious pieces and scraps to add that final touch of life to a special room or outfit. Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections—cotton, wool, silk, linen and hide—are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textile’s properties, including waxed-cotton purses, Liberty-print cushions, silk scarves, linen bedcovers and leather journals. With a guide full of invaluable information on where to buy antique fabrics and organic and well-sourced cloth, plus a toolkit of essential instructions on hand-dyeing fabric, Cloth is both a resource and an opportunity to create practical, precious and personal items for mindful living.

Sewing Deal of the Day

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25% OFF your entire order for ONE day only at Warp & Weft when you use the NOVEMBER25 coupon code! (Offer excludes “sale” items.)

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2013 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

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

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364 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 1: Gifts for the Glamour Girl

  1. Kathryn in VA says:

    This list reminds me that I need to make some time to make something for me.

  2. Mhairi (Aust) says:

    I love all these ideas, there are so many good ones. Can’t wait to try some of these.

  3. elena says:

    Another great bunch of tutorials. Really love the zipper book tutorial! Thanks for this chance to win.
    I’m overseas, barcelona, spain

  4. Marsha in PA says:

    That sequined cardigan is almost more than I can bear. If I make one for someone else, can I make two for myself?

  5. tricia says:

    I think I am going to make that zipper book clutch for my mom.

  6. amber says:

    Love the tank top with the bias tape!

  7. rhiannin Davies says:

    Little one yard wonders

  8. Alison in MD says:

    Thanks for the contests!

  9. Karen says:

    I love the tulle skirts!

  10. Pat S says:

    Great ideas – I make a man’s slim wallet but didn’t think to add leather. Now I will!

  11. Eleanor in NC says:

    I LOVE that book clutch!

  12. Norma in MN says:

    What an inspiring group of projects! I especially like the ribbon quilt and the rhinestone bracelets!

  13. Lisa in CA says:

    Little one yard wonders?? Yay! I have the original and would love to add

  14. Anna says:

    Cute! I’m in OH and would love to win.

  15. Gina S. says:

    I know a little girl that is going to love the Zippered Book Clutch. Someone else is going to like the Men’s Business Card Wallet.

  16. Suzanne says:

    I love fiber craft and these are some awesome ideas!! Thanks!

  17. Joanna in MO says:

    Great ideas!

  18. Mary Jo says:

    I love the liberty scarf but the idea has me thinking if I could find a nice softweight wool and then do the edges in a bright liberty or some other fabric.

  19. Laura F. says:

    The zippered book clutch! Two thumbs up!!

  20. Liz T. says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  21. Amy in IL says:

    Such fun ideas.

  22. Jo says:

    Yay for Handmade Holidays!!!

  23. Faith says:

    Every year, I look forward to your scoops of fabulous gift ideas! Thank you! The “Belle and Boo book of Crafts” looks adorable! I can’t wait to hunt it down!

  24. Michelle Smith says:

    I’m loving all these great ideas. I’ll definitely be busy making some of these.

    Michelle in Michigan

  25. Mandy in Canada says:

    some really beautiful ideas here.

  26. usairdoll in CA says:

    Super ideas! Would love to try the Zippered Book Clutch. Awesome books for the giveaway, Set The Table is on my wish list, hehe.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. Deb H. in PA says:

    Would love to make the Tulle skirt

  28. I surprisingly loves so many of these – and I’m not even a glammer girl! Thanks for all the great tutorials!

    Rachel, DE

  29. Sarah in PA says:

    Thanks for the gift ideas!

  30. Love the bag!

  31. Danielle in OR says:

    the muffins look really good

  32. Shannon in WA says:

    I m gonna pin a few of those book titles and I think I might make myself a seguin cardi. as an easy way to dress of my fav jeans

  33. Heather in VT says:

    I love those tulle skirts!

  34. Diana says:

    Those liberty scarves are always so lovely.

  35. Mandi from MO says:

    Tulle skirts! I love it!

  36. Jes says:

    Oh, these are great ideas! (Jes from TX!)

  37. Kristin H says:

    I love the sequin cardigan! I know several people who would appreciate it.

  38. Laura M. in FL says:

    I love all of these, but think it would be especially fun to have a sequin cardigan. Not sure if I have the guts to wear one, though!

  39. Nicole Sender says:

    Live in WA state!

  40. Nicole Sender says:

    I really like the ribbon box quilt!

  41. Lorinda in WA says:

    I love ALL of these projects! I will be making the easy tulle skirt for my preteen daughter for her Christmas outfit. I love they way it’s dressed up in the tutorial pics with a pretty sweater and accessories. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Anita L says:

    Loads of great ideas. I am very interested in the skirts!

  43. Jane S. in OR says:

    That tulle skirt is so cute! Do you think I could wear that around the house when I’m vacuuming and get away with it? 😉

  44. Whitney M says:

    Might have to make that tulle skirt for me!

  45. Gail in Fl. says:

    Love…love. Thanks for the ideas.

  46. Shannon says:

    I am deeply in love with half of the projects on this page…but I think the sequined cardigan will be my first make of the season!

  47. Laura in MD says:

    Oh man, I am drooling over those cupcakes! The bracelets might make a cute stocking stuffer for my nieces too.

  48. Jessica Chisholm says:

    I’m going to need to do that Ribbon Box Quilt!

  49. Sonya M says:

    Would it be wrong to sew a tulle skirt for myself, rather than it being a gift for someone else!?! tee hee, a little “selfish sewing” to balance out the gifts! 🙂
    Sonya in MI

  50. Kristie says:

    Lots of great, festive ideas. I love the dressy cardigan. Perfect for the holidays.

  51. Sonja Greene says:

    Oh, that ribbon quilt and the tulle skirt!

  52. Cindi C says:

    I love Handmade Holidays and look forward to it every year.

  53. Sandy says:

    i love all the ideas but the ribbon quilt is my favorite

  54. nikki says:

    I might have to make the tulle skirt for my little girly girl.

  55. SavvyGirlDeborah says:

    Love the tulle skirts. Great theme for the day!

  56. Amanda at APO says:

    This is the most inspiring month of the year! Love the tulle skirt.

  57. glyness says:

    Oh little one yard wonders, how I covet thee!

  58. kbo says:

    I’m going to the thrift store to find a good titles to create a few zippered book clutches as gift holders.

  59. Marisa says:

    Oh my goodness, I’m so excited – my favorite part of the xmas pre-season are your handmade holidays posts!!

  60. Jill says:

    Great projects! All of my daughters want the tulle skirt!

  61. Amanda says:

    Oh my gosh, what fun ideas!!! (Texas)

  62. Morgan says:

    Oooh love the skirts. 🙂

  63. Connie J in CO says:

    I have been thinking about making Liberty scarves for awhile now… you may have inspired me to give it a try!
    Thanks!

  64. Mrs. Cook in TN says:

    Might have to make a book clutch or two!

  65. Kate in Montana.

    I am not usually one for big, frilly skirts, but I am tempted to make one of those tulle skirts for myself. It’s fun and girly without being too much.

  66. Maria says:

    Love the tulle skirts. Made the cupcakes and they were deicious.

  67. Thunder says:

    love the ribbon quilt 🙂 thanks for hosting this wonderful event?

  68. Joan Anderson in SD says:

    What great ideas for gifts!

  69. BreannaS says:

    The tulle shirts are elegant. Breanna in MO

  70. Ali says:

    Great quilt!

  71. Kelli in FL says:

    That sequin cardigan though… So cute!!

  72. Claudia in TN says:

    Great ideas, as always!

  73. Angie in LA says:

    I love the handmade holidays series!

  74. Emma in AL says:

    I’m a sucker for anything Liberty print. I’ve also been wanting to make a tulle skirt.

  75. SamRI says:

    Yay! My favorite series on Sew Mama Sew. Thanks for the great ideas!

  76. Georgia says:

    Love the sequin cardigan! (in IL)

  77. Rachel B says:

    The tulle skirt is divine.

  78. Jenny in CO says:

    I believe I might spend a little of my holiday sewing time to make a tulle skirt for myself. I’m hoping it would work for a gal with a thick middle… fingers crossed.

  79. KristyMN says:

    I want a tulle skirt for myself!

  80. Ashley B says:

    Loving the tulle skirt!

  81. Alisa says:

    My girls will love some of these ideas!

  82. Anne Marie says:

    Love the ribbon box quilt!

  83. Jolien says:

    The tule skirts are lovely indeed!

  84. Lisa Marie in KY says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Miet in Canada says:

    I love the tulle skirts, and my daughter would love the bracelet!

  86. kristin in mn says:

    the tank top: why didnt’ I think of using a store bought tank top?

  87. This is always one of my favorite series on your site, loving all the links!

  88. Jane B says:

    That sequin jacket looks great! Can I pair it with a tulle skirt?

  89. Elizabeth says:

    Lots of great stuff!

  90. Sarah from CA says:

    Oh man the tulle skirt!

  91. Jennifer in AL says:

    Handmade Holidays are my absolute favorite!

  92. LINDA says:

    HI, what neat projects>love the “Ribbon Box Quilt” !
    Thanks for sharing!

  93. The tulle skirts look so fun to wear! I must make one for my little girl!
    Jenny @ Seamingly Smitten

  94. Jenn in SD says:

    Such great ideas! I am loving the sequined cardigan and the tulle skirt. Can’t wait to try them.

  95. Maria J. from Texas says:

    I’m thinking that the Brookfield Bag would be a great gift for my sister-in-law!

  96. krystina says:

    I love that you included a men’s gift

  97. dianna eickhorn says:

    printed out another fab recipe and I’m going to bookmark the 50 pumpkin recipe! now, how did you know this is the time of year I love to cook and bake and make things?! You’re so nice.

  98. janet moilanen says:

    I love the ribbon quilt – it would be great in Christmas fabrics!

  99. Rachel says:

    Those cupcakes are calling my name! Can’t wait to see all the great stuff for this year’s handmade holidays!

  100. Sandy says:

    I look forward to handmade holidays all year, thanks for the inspiration!

  101. Erika in MA says:

    Lovely!

  102. jessicac says:

    Would love a liberty scarf! And so would my friends!

  103. annette says:

    So excited for handmade holidays!!! whoopie!!! Annette, TX

  104. Lauren says:

    This is my favorite month at Sew Mama Sew!

  105. Christina S says:

    I do believe I am in need of a tulle skirt!

  106. Kate in MO says:

    I love the ribbon quilt!

  107. Oh my gosh! Love the skirts, tank pattern and the cardigan! Looks like I’ve got my Company Christmas party outfit planned out!

  108. Chiska says:

    I love those tulle skirts.

  109. BJ Marley says:

    I love the tulle skirts. I would love to win any of the prizes. I live in easy-to-ship-to SC.

  110. jodie says:

    love your ideal, so many to choose from for gifts.

  111. Whitner Kane says:

    eek! My favorite part of November is back! I love Handmade Holidays! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes, and great inspiration for holiday gifts!

  112. Patti in PA says:

    Love the quilt!!

  113. Barbie Smith says:

    The ribbon box quilt makes me melt. Beautiful!

  114. Lee says:

    Liberty scarves! Great ideas – Thank you from Michigan!

  115. Chelsea W says:

    Lovely prizes and lovely projects!!

    Chelsea in NC

  116. Laura in NC says:

    The zipper book clutch is so cool!

  117. Beth says:

    So excited the handmade holidays have started! Beth in VA

  118. Gretchen in the US says:

    The skirts are adorable! Great Day 1 of Handmade for the Holidays?

  119. Samantha says:

    Just beautiful stuff. I believe I can definitely make some of these this year.

  120. Silvia says:

    Wonderful projects! Love the Ribbon Box Quilt 🙂

  121. Jen S in Oregon says:

    I’m so happy for the return if Handmade Holidays! Each year it’s fun to go back through previous lists as I still find wonderful gifts to craft for any time of the year.

  122. It’s that time of the year again! yay!

  123. Lisamarie says:

    The zipper book clutch is officially on my to-do list!

  124. Danelle says:

    Love tulle skirts, those are going to be my go-to’s for this year’s holiday parties!

  125. Kerri says:

    This sewing list is growing longer! Some great ideas.

  126. heidi anderson says:

    I am so excited that it is time for sew mama sew handmade holidays again! Loving the tulle skirt pattern!!

  127. deborah in az says:

    this may be the year i finally make myself the plus-sized, bright pink tulle skirt of my dreams. my daughters will be so jealous! thank you!

  128. amanda in oregon says:

    I love tulle skirts

  129. LynAnne Smucker says:

    I so want the book from interweave. I love making stuff toys.

  130. Lorrie says:

    The tulle skirts are beautiful!

  131. Michelle in Ohio says:

    So excited for Handmade Holidays! It is what first brought me to modern sewing/quilting. 🙂 love the skirts.

  132. Morgan D. says:

    Love that sequined cardigan- can’t wait to try it!

  133. Delia from VA says:

    The tulle skirts are adorable. I think I need to make a few for the Christmas season.

  134. Annette in New Mexico says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  135. Jen says:

    So glad you are doing this again!

  136. Beth T. in OR says:

    The woven ribbon quilt is made especially pretty by the “clipped” ribbon ends. What a pretty touch.

  137. Julia D says:

    Tulle skirt & those amazing sounding cup cakes!! Way to start the party!!

  138. Erica in UT says:

    I always look forward to your handmade holidays feature. There are always so many great ideas.

  139. Hope in Massachusetts says:

    Love the tulle skirts. Have thought about making one for my daughter, but after seeing these, I may need to make one for myself as well. Maybe we need matching skirts for the holidays.

  140. Cindy in ND says:

    So many wonderful ideas! I can’t wait to try some out. cdahlgren at live dot com

  141. Amy in IL says:

    It’s my favorite time of the year. I love all the ideas, now to get out my list and see who gets what.

  142. Marianne in Florida says:

    I love the tulle skirts. I need to make one for my daughter! Thanks.

  143. Jenny in Michigan!! says:

    I love the tulle skirts. My neighbors daughter would love this!!

  144. Barbara P. from Oregon says:

    What fun ideas! Love them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  145. Shannon says:

    What great ideas! I particularly like the ribbon box quilt. Thank you!

  146. Jo in AK says:

    Such lovely ideas, especially the tulle skirts! Thanks for the ideas!

  147. Patty says:

    from nc. Love those skirts.

  148. Judi B in VA says:

    This mama just might have to make one of those tulle skirts!!

  149. Genevieve says:

    So many gorgeous things!
    Genevieve

  150. Lesley says:

    Some day I’m going to make the ribbon quilt and the book clutch
    i live in OR

  151. jessica w says:

    I really like the ribbon quilt design, so simple yet intricate

  152. Shannon P says:

    I love the tulle skirts…I just don’t think I could pull one off!

  153. Mary says:

    The Brookfield Bag = tres chi-chi!

  154. I love the idea of fun bias trim on a boring tank top! Canada

  155. I like the tulle skirts

  156. Kayla says:

    Love the skirts and beautiful quilt 🙂

  157. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Such fun. I love the tulle skirts, though I’m not sure if I’m ready to wear one – it’s hard to ditch the jeans. They look easy to try, though. Thanks for sharing.

  158. Briana in PA says:

    Love these gift ideas

  159. Kay says:

    I wish I had a place to wear a pretty tulle skirt.

  160. Hilary in mn says:

    I have been ogling the liberty scarf for myself and a few family members for awhile

  161. Betty says:

    My mouth is watering at the sight of those cupcakes! I’ve sent cookie gifts/care packages in the past. Maybe this year I’ll treat myself to some pumpkin cupcakes 🙂

  162. Jeni (From Indiana) says:

    Love the tulle skirts!

  163. Rebecca says:

    Handmade holidays never disappoints!

  164. Anna says:

    I love that Ribbon Box quilt – feminine without being ‘girly’!

  165. Jennifer in NC says:

    I’m so happy Handmade Holiday time is here! I look forward to it all year.
    The rhinestone bracelets in this post are lovely, and so is the ribbon quilt.
    Those look two glam gifts to me!

  166. HeatherK says:

    I love those tuille skirts! I wish I wasn’t to old to pull one of myself =)

  167. celia says:

    Love the bias tape tank idea!

  168. Andrea McColeman says:

    Andrea from Nevada, My favorites are the ribbon box quilt and the zipper book clutch. What great gift ideas!!!

  169. Kylie C in OR says:

    I love the bias trim tank top- one of those little projects that makes a big impact.

  170. Kara Moaratty says:

    Everyone loves tutus!

  171. Michele N in ID says:

    Love all these ideas! Some I’ve already had pinned for awhile.

  172. jmj says:

    what fun!!!! great can’t wait to get started

  173. superstitches says:

    I love those tulle skirts.

  174. Kristin says:

    I’ve always loved those tulle skirts. Maybe this year?

  175. Robin E. in AZ says:

    A red tulle skirt with a black cardi. My 15 yo will be rocking Christmas this year :D.

  176. Jodie says:

    Love these! That tank top is too cute and I want alllllllll the books!

  177. Christy Coy says:

    love these ideas!

  178. Sarah in SD says:

    Love all of the ideas; my favorite month of the year to pull together ideas! Thanks for the lovely giveaways!

  179. Eileen from WI says:

    Tulle skirts for my granddaughters – they will love them! Thanks!!

  180. Barbara says:

    I think my daughter would like one of those tulle skirts. I am very excited about this new round of homemade holidays. Thank you!

  181. Heather Crook says:

    Great ideas! I look forward to this series every year. California

  182. Natalie in OH says:

    So excited for Handmade Holidays! The tulle skirts are lovely!

  183. Caitlin says:

    I think I might need to make some tulle skirts.

  184. Andrea says:

    This is definitely my favourite time of the year, too! My “to make” list for Christmas just expanded and it is only day 1! 🙂

  185. Heather in VA says:

    Great start to the handmade holidays! Love the tulle skirts and the book clutch.

  186. Julie says:

    Good Morning:)
    Such good sewing patterns and ideas! Thanks from Julie in South Dakota.

  187. Mary in Massachusetts! says:

    love the tulle skirt. I want one for me!

  188. Stephanie O. says:

    Love the tulle skirt. Perfect for my tween. Thanks for the ideas!

  189. Patricia in NY says:

    Can’t wait to see all the projects, and win too!

  190. Cayce says:

    LOVELY skirts!

  191. Joan says:

    I see a couple of really nice gift ideas in this group, especially the quilt and the purse.

  192. Terry Kessinger says:

    I don’t know that I’m a Glamour Girl, but I would love to make a tulle skirt for Christmas Eve!

  193. Sherri says:

    love the bias tape tank top! Thanks for the great tutorials!

  194. Kim says:

    I love all the great ideas. So many great ideas to get me through the month.

  195. Jan in SC says:

    Inspiration for the holidays!

  196. Lisa says:

    I’m looking forward to this series!

  197. Julianne Ross says:

    I’m so glad it is this time of the year again!

  198. Cindy in MO says:

    Love the sequined cardigan.

  199. Charlene Boykin says:

    I would love “The New Hexagon” book. Thanks for the opportunity! US in LA

  200. Camille says:

    Those scarves are beautiful! I’d love to make these projects 🙂

  201. Alicia in OR says:

    The ribbon box quilt is beautiful!

  202. Janelle ThietjeDunn says:

    I would love a Liberty Lawn scarf one of these days – and any of the prizes. Janelle, CO

  203. Anna in CA says:

    Ooooh! I think I NEED a tulle skirt for the holidays!

  204. Jill says:

    Love the biased trim tank. Great idea!

  205. Nikki says:

    The bias tank top is a great idea. Love it.

  206. Dawn in IN. says:

    I love the book clutch. Thanks for the giveaways!

  207. Bobby says:

    Oh my! The tablerunner book and the beginning quilting book. This is my favorite time of the year! I love that you do this all through November. Gets me so many amazing ideas for Christmas! Thank you!

  208. Katie in GA says:

    I really love the ribbon box quilt, and I don’t typically like girly things.

  209. Tina L says:

    The zipper book clutch is ingenious. I will have to make one for my book worm grand daughter.

  210. Wendy in OH says:

    Love the book clutch!

  211. Melissa in NY says:

    Mmm… salted caramel! I know what I am making tomorrow!

  212. Lori Morton says:

    Loooove this time of year…& giving Homemade gifts!! 🙂 Loooove the Ribbon Quilt!! Tulle Skirts are soooo cool! 🙂 Sooooo many Awesome Ideas!!

    Hugs from Lori in Ohio!!

  213. Cristine says:

    Those tulle skirts are adorable! I might have to whip one up for my niece. 🙂

  214. Linda Fleming says:

    Love the jade tulle skirt with those black high heels! I read the tutorial – I guess I could scale it down to make a doll size one.
    Also, I’m drooling over the thought of the salted caramel frosting.
    Thanks for an interesting post.

  215. courtney in IN says:

    Love those tulle skirts! Just wondering if I can pull it off…

  216. courtney in IN says:

    Love those tulle skirts! Just wondering if I can pull it off..

  217. Sue In MN says:

    Great start to Homemade Holidays! Love the Ribbon Box quilt especially!

  218. Cindy Keery says:

    Lots of great patterns and tutorials! I forwarded almost all of them to friends I know would love them. -Cindy in Canada

  219. Jim M in NC says:

    I’m always looking for quick and easy projects, and the Liberty Scarves look like they’d fit the bill.

  220. Carmen N says:

    I’m excited to see another year of Handmade Holidays – there are always such great ideas! (Carmen in WI)

  221. Nathalie in MI says:

    These are great! This is my first time reading this blog series, and I’m really looking forward to reading more as the month goes on!

  222. Emily in LA says:

    The quilting book, and the fabric book, look equally amazing. I see anAmazon order in my future.

  223. Dorothy in AZ says:

    I can hardly wait to look over the tutorials for the lap quilt and the liberty scarfs. Thanks for the amazing tutorials. I always know I can find a quality tutorial here.

  224. Jenny L in MD says:

    I’d really like to make gifts this year and scarves seem like an easy gift. Thanks for the opportunity!

  225. Sarah in CA says:

    The tulle skirt! The tulle skirt! Cool ideas. Yay to Handmade Holidays!

  226. Elise in GA says:

    Love all of it. Great gift ideas!

  227. Jansie in TX says:

    Tulle skirts are all the rage, apparently. 🙂 Too cute! And those bracelets are darling. Thanks for the great ideas!

  228. Deanna says:

    Tulle skirt is now on my list! Thanks!

  229. SonjaVic says:

    Hoorayfor Handmade Holidays! It is my favorite time of year.

  230. Karen from Indiana says:

    I’m interested in trying the book clutch … and the cupcakes!

  231. Molly says:

    I look forward to Handmade Holidays every year!

  232. Anna (64colorbox) in FL says:

    Those pumpkin cupcakes are amazing! I’ve made them several times for co-workers.

  233. Miranda in MN says:

    Great ideas! I can’t wait to see more!

  234. Ginger in MD says:

    I love the zippered book clutch…Can’t wait to get to a thrift store to find a few hardcover books.

  235. Kati M says:

    Love the Tulle skirts! I would make them much fuller though!!!

  236. Elise says:

    Such great ideas for gifts. Love the sequin jacket. Going to make one for my sister in law

  237. Hashi says:

    I might need me one of those trimmed tanks!

  238. Julie L says:

    Ooh-ahh! Love all the inspiration and beautiful ideas.

  239. Linda L. in ON says:

    I love the tulle skirts – they would be perfect for Christmas with a silky shell and a soft crocheted or fabric wrap.

  240. Darcy says:

    What a fun list of projects! Well done on the curating Heidi 🙂

  241. Kylie in IN says:

    What great ideas!!

  242. Kylie in IN says:

    This is such a great website. I’m excited to use some of these ideas as gifts this holiday season!

  243. Ideas swimming through my head!
    Mary from MN

  244. Rachel R. says:

    Great ideas! Love the skirt!

  245. Shawna in ME says:

    I love the bracelets and tule skirts, they will be perfect for my niece!

  246. Jennifer W says:

    Some great ideas here!

  247. Kerstin in NY says:

    So excited that it’s this time of year again! I love the tulle skirts and the bias trim tanks.

  248. Katie says:

    I’m overwhelmed at the awesomeness of so many of these projects! Once I stop hyperventilating I want to try the sequined cardigan and the scarf!

  249. RuthWW in CA says:

    great ideas.

  250. Aliona says:

    Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my autumn look book! And maybe follow each other too?
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

  251. Glenda in Florida says:

    That Ribbon Box Quilt just vaulted to the top of my must make list! I love Handmade Holidays season.

  252. Natalie in OH says:

    So excited for this year’s Handmade Holidays! The tulle skirts are lovely!

  253. Marilyn in WA says:

    Love the tulle skirt idea!

  254. Nancy says:

    My fav time of the year! I would love a tutu.

  255. Melanie in AZ says:

    I love all the ideas! I need to try the purse – that has been on my to do list for a while.

  256. Bronwen says:

    Hmmmm….am I too ‘old’ for a tule skirt?! Def going to make a liberty scarf though. Scarfs don’t know ages!! (Ps. I’m in Australia!)

  257. Kara in CO says:

    Sweet! Kara in CO

  258. Lucy says:

    Love love the tulle skirts xxxx

  259. Julia in LA says:

    Definitely making that beautiful quilt!

  260. Kim L. in CA says:

    So many crafts I want to learn, so little time…maybe I can just look at the pictures! 🙂

  261. Mama Squirrel in Ontario says:

    My teenager would love that tulle skirt–so glam!

  262. Mary Ann in SC says:

    Love the tulle skirt. I want one!

  263. Jessie from NM says:

    A great variety of lovely things on today’s list.

  264. Cookie says:

    Already inspired to get going on Christmas things!

  265. Mandi in CO says:

    I like the tulle skirts!

  266. ellie says:

    Oh goodness! Cute ideas for the kiddos here!

  267. Judy Johnson says:

    I am ready to try something new for my table. It’s time! Set the Table looks so intereting.

  268. Gina F in Hawaii says:

    I really love the tulle skirt though I am afraid it would stick right to the glamour girl in my life with our humidity!

  269. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    Oooh I love the tulle skirts! I might need one myself…

  270. Judy in OR says:

    Great gift ideas all of them and those cupcakes sound delicious with the Salted Caramel Frosting.

  271. Off to a good running gift start.

  272. Thanks for the great gift ideas. I am trying to get organized for Christmas early this year.

  273. Elizabeth says:

    I’m so excited for another handmade holidays series!! The book clutch is my favorite. The tulle skirts would be so fun to make and wear too!

  274. Kate F (North Carolina) says:

    Handmade Holiday season is my favorite time of year! I know my cousins will love the braided thread and rhinestone bracelets.

  275. Erin in TX says:

    The Ribbon Box quilt is just what I’ve been looking for.

  276. dangermom says:

    Wow, you’re starting off with a bang! So many great projects. I love that purse.

  277. Barbara Long says:

    the liberty scarf – to die for ! South Carolina

  278. Laurie says:

    Ooh- that first tulle skirt looks so festive and fun. Thanks for the list!

  279. Mandy says:

    Im loving all the grown-up tulle skirts! So pretty for a fancy holiday party.

  280. Christina says:

    Sew Fun, those lions. I have a few Leos at my house that would love those.

  281. Kari E says:

    Love the skirts!!!

  282. Margie says:

    Love the sequin cardigan.

  283. Emilyplays says:

    Oops, I’m in WA

  284. Emilyplays says:

    Must make that tulle skirt for my tween! Had just been wondering what she’d wear this year. Perfect!

  285. Julia S in Wa says:

    The Liberty scarves are so pretty & would be a perfect gift for my nieces. And the cupcakes look divine. :).

  286. Mina says:

    I LOVE the Handmade Holiday series!

  287. Katie in TX says:

    Love that zipper book clutch!

  288. Tina in NJ says:

    I’m wondering if my 12-year-old glamour girl would like a tulle shirt. She may be young, but she’s as tall as I am!

  289. Angie Ulseth says:

    Great ideas. The zipper book clutch and scarves are calling my name!

  290. Jamie says:

    Hmmm, if I wasn’t pregnant I might try one of those tulle skirts for myself for the holidays!
    Jamie (in maryland)

  291. Jan c. says:

    I want to try the zipper book clutch – it’s darling. Thanks Heidi.

  292. Camille Ainsworth in OR says:

    Love the tulle skirts!

  293. Becca in NJ says:

    I love the book clutch!

  294. Barb B says:

    wow those skirts look so easy to make! I think I see a tulle skirt in my future. Thanks for the giveaways too. Please add my name to the Canadian shipping one,

  295. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun, fun!

  296. Brooke says:

    Such cute ideas! Brooke in New York.

  297. Serena says:

    I love the ribbon box quilt. It’s so pretty!

  298. Stephanie says:

    So glad Handmade Holidays is finally here! Love the tulle skirts!

  299. Kerry in NY says:

    So many great ideas for the tweens in my life! I love the Liberty!

  300. Shelley in PA says:

    the ribbon box quilt is gorgeous, but i’m so tempted by the zipper book clutch… love it all!

  301. Sara says:

    Love the tulle skirts! Don’t think I can pull them off myself, but my tom-boy 10 year old may just wear this skirt!

  302. kristi g says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’m in Texas!

  303. wonderful prizes & ideas! Jessica D., Texas

  304. Trina in MA says:

    Now that Halloween sewing is finished, it might be time to make a business card wallet!

  305. Jenny says:

    I’m definitely going to try the book clutch craft — thanks!

  306. Sandra in CA says:

    I have a couple people on my list I could make the sequin cardigan for! Fun!

  307. Margo in WA says:

    I love the Brookfield Bag, and I think that would make a great present!

  308. Jenn (FPO) says:

    Looking forward to all the tutorials this month!

  309. Veronica says:

    WA state.
    I absolutely LOVE the handmade holiday series of Sew Mama Sew! Thank you, each and every year! I do some and put others on the want to do list! But every year I look forward to new inspiration and motivation! Thank you!

  310. Stacy S. says:

    The Ribbon Box Quilt is adorable! I’ve added it to my to-do list.

  311. Chelle Chapman says:

    Chelle in New Mexico would LOVE the Little One-Yard Wonders
    book!!

  312. KarenH in OK says:

    I’m loving the tulle skirts and that zippered book clutch. Handmade Holidays is off to a great start!

  313. Jennifer Lowe says:

    Thank you for the wonderful motivation and ideas! I love that you include baking as well as crafty gift options.
    Jennifer in Illinois

  314. Kathy says:

    So glad it is time for Handmade Holidays again!! from Virginia.

  315. Ellsie320 says:

    I’m making those cupcakes TODAY!!! Looks absolutely divine.

  316. Dita in WA says:

    Wow I love the book purse! Also love the idea of using fun fabric for the wallet! Hmm it seems like I might just make these for myself 😉

  317. I just made that zippered book clutch for a gift swap and it was fun to make! Even though the life styles up here in northern Wisconsin are laid back and simple, I really like the look of those tulle skirts. Elegant and feminine….. my daughters LOVE skirts like that! Thanks for the ideas, Heidi!

  318. Becky says:

    Great way to start off the month!! Love the patterns! Thanks!

  319. Helen says:

    I love the idea of the book purse – that is so clever!! I now have to add that to my to do list 🙂

  320. kathy in oregon says:

    yeah for handmade holidays! now i’m contemplating if i can pull off a tulle skirt this season . . . time to plan some parties 🙂

  321. alianora says:

    Allison in CO

  322. Heather L says:

    This IS my favourite time of year! Love these lists!! And the liberty scarves from The Purl Bee…so decadent and easy to sew!

  323. Ramona from MI says:

    A wonderful start of this series. i am thinking the sequined cardigan may be a cute gift for my daughter.

  324. Mel Draper says:

    Beautiful gift ideas!

  325. Crystal S. says:

    I love handmade holidays! The book I won last year is my fav for my daughter’s wardrobe!

  326. Lise says:

    I am so excited about another season of giveaways! I live in the UK but my mom and dad are in the States, could you ship to them? I would be Lise in GA. Thanks!

  327. Alicia Merlino says:

    Love the liberty scarves!

  328. Pam in AL says:

    I will be making a tulle skirt for me this season! And I’d love to win any of these books…

  329. Suzie from ND says:

    I recently started following/reading. I like to sew and find your blog inspiring.

  330. Patty says:

    What a great start to a plethora of inspiring ideas from talented people. Love your posts every day. Patty MN

  331. Sarah J. in OH says:

    I am so excited for this series- and what a lovely way to kick it off! I love the ribbon quilt! Thanks!

  332. tuxgirl says:

    the book of crafts and the one yard wonder books look amazing.

  333. Sharon Curry says:

    I so look forward to this time of year,because of this site. Absolutely love It

  334. Jill in MD says:

    love the skirts!

  335. My favourite time of year! Thanks again for the great giveaways!

  336. Deanne of NC says:

    Love the Liberty Scarves. I have a daughter celebrating a birthday next month and that is a perfect gift.

  337. Beth B. says:

    I think I need a tulle skirt now…

  338. Merribeth in MN says:

    The timing of the link to the pumpkin cupcakes couldn’t have been better! Oh, my!

  339. Becky from Missouri says:

    Great ideas, I’m already making a list of what to make for who!

  340. Michelle H says:

    Those tulle skirts are so fun!

  341. Cynde M in Fl says:

    Beautiful items. Thanks!

  342. Wendy P. in MD says:

    Love the tulle skirts! Those are spinning right on my to do list!

  343. Kim in WI says:

    Great ideas for my teen, which I find harder and harder to sew for lol !!

  344. Danielle says:

    My favorite time of year because of your inspirational series! Time to get my sew on!

  345. Mickey Louth says:

    First time here for this round up of Holiday gift ideas and I’m loving it! I’d be interested in the table runner book. I’m going to HAVE to carve out some time to prep my gift giving basket…I haven’t started yet!

  346. Bonnie Larson says:

    Gorgeous projects. I wold love to toss my name in the hat for the draw on the book Set the Table. thanks for sharing

  347. beth p. says:

    What a fun collection of books and great ideas! Beth in NC

  348. I love that sequin cardigan!

  349. LynneinNC says:

    Ooo! I am so happy it’s November — Handmade Holidays begins. I always – always – get great gift ideas and projects for the upcoming holidays. thanks!

  350. Sarah says:

    *heads off to buy some tulle*

  351. Jeanne S says:

    I have a yard of beautiful liberty fabric that has been waiting for that perfect something and purl bees scarf is perfect for it–this remarkably simple project was something I hadn’t thought of before but is a just the right fit.

  352. DebbieKL in NY says:

    Yay! I love Handmade Holiday time!

  353. Patricia C says:

    Wonderful sewing projects!

  354. Teresa says:

    I love HANDMADE HOLIDAYS!!! I’ve been an avid reader since the beginning!!!! I love this year’s first set of wonderful tutorials!!! THANK YOU.

  355. Nan from WV says:

    Where to start? Zipper book clutch? Liberty scarf? Or salted Carmel pumpkin cupcakes? Love them all!

  356. Barbara says:

    So many sweet ideas! I love the tulle skirts for tweens.

  357. Sharon Collins says:

    Wow oh wow. What inspiration. Now what? At my daughter’s. Kids in school, no fabric, no sewing machine, & time on my hands. Guess I’ll crochet or knit. But now I have to find my sketch book. Would love to make a tulle skirt for granddaughters. Then add the books to my wish list. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Sharon in TX

  358. SS in NH says:

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Loving the tulle skirts.

  359. Nupur in GA says:

    The ribbon box quilt is darling! I’m so excited about this series.

  360. Kristen W in CT says:

    Great ideas and great prizes! Happy holidays!

  361. Heidi in SD says:

    The tulle skirts are so cute! I love the green one!

  362. Opal in WI says:

    I think I’m making those cupcakes today!

  363. Heather C says:

    Love that ribbon box quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  364. Emily says:

    Lots of great gift ideas! I have a couple ladies on my list that would love these things 🙂

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