Handmade Holidays Nov. 6: Gifts for Tweens

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Update: We had problems with the links here and we think we’ve resolved everything now. Sorry for the issues!

Make something quirky, fun, practical and/or cool with Georgia’s gift ideas for your favorite tweens!

Today’s Guest Curator: Georgia Leigh

Georgia is the force behind Georgia Leigh Designs, an indie pattern company currently situated in Austin, Texas. Her patterns can be found on Etsy and her crazy-town life is cataloged on her Georgia Leigh blog. She has six children ages 3 – 12, five of whom are old enough to be home schooled and one of whom is the boss of everyone. Life is crazy, but fulfilling. She recently published two patterns in the new Little One-Yard Wonders.

Make It

Scooter Buddy Pouch
Make this fantastic Scooter Buddy Pouch by Natalie of Sew Outnumbered for Sew McCool for your favorite tween’s bike or scooter. They’ll love having all of their necessities right where they need them!

Minecraft Steve Pillow
A Minecraft Steve Pillow from Chinchilla Whiskers would be a huge hit with your favorite Minecraft enthusiast. (It’s not just for tweens, but for pixel geeks of all sizes!) Use this idea as a springboard for other kinds of Minecraft pillows.

French Seam Pillowcase Set
New pillowcases in an awesome novelty print are always a treasured gift. This French Seam Pillowcase Set tutorial from Smashed Peas and Carrots is extremely clear and concise.

American Girl Sized Pillowcase
Even better than a custom pillowcase is a matching one for an American Girl Doll! Follow this American Girl Sized Pillowcase tutorial by Sew Fresh Quilts to match your full-sized one.

Mooshroom Hat
How awesome is this Mooshroom Hat by Teisha Rowland via Instructables? It’s more Minecraft awesomeness than your tween will be able to handle!

Glove Monsters
Little Glove Monsters from Craftaholics Anonymous would make a fun stocking stuffer. You can also get your tween involved and they can make gifts for their siblings and friends!

Turban Style Headband
These Turban Style Headband by Carissa Miss are so simple to make and would be absolutely the cutest thing on your favorite tween.

Boy’s Bow Tie
A rockin’ Boy’s Bow Tie from 2027 is perfect for that Dr. Whovian in your life. Or maybe you’ve got a tween who just needs to look dapper? Perfect!

Rectangular Backpack
Rectangular Backpacks from Petit á Petit and Family are the perfect size for safekeeping new holiday treasures! Customize it with their favorite things and you’ll be their hero.

Texty Typewriter Applique
This Texty Typewriter Applique from Sew Can She is the perfect embellishment for a purse, apron, backpack, t-shirt or even a quilt! The sky is the limit for this cute and quirky design.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Tweens, More Gifts for Tweens, Crafts

Mix It

Christmas Smoothie
Get going on the right foot each morning during the holidays with this festive Christmas Smoothie by The Sneaky Chef, packed full of nature’s best ingredients.

Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub
Make handmade Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub with your tweens this year for quick and easy gifts everyone can use. This recipe from Wonky Wonderful would be nice for teachers, coaches, mail carriers and neighbors. It would also be a great gift to give to your tween!

Print It

Paper Christmas Ornaments
This Paper Christmas Ornament from How About Orange is sure to be a huge holiday break hit for any tween household. Paper crafting is fun!

Hexagon Candy Box
Make these adorable Hexagon Candy Boxes from Eat Drink Chic with your tweens and give the cutest gifts in the entire universe. These are nice for stocking stuffers or as filler in a gift bag, and they are sure to dazzle their recipient!

Win It

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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!

Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place
(US + Canada shipping, eBooks to international winners.)

Author: That Patchwork Place® Staff
Publisher: Martingale

Known for the gorgeous projects they present in book after best-selling book, the experts on staff at That Patchwork Place® have done it again! This incredible collection features inspiring Christmas and winter-themed projects as well as a table runner for Hanukkah.
– Spread holiday cheer with 22 fabulous projects, including tree skirts, table runners, mantel quilts, ornaments, pillows, quilts and more.
– Decorate your home and create gifts to suit any taste with this wide assortment of styles; projects range from heirloom beauties to last-minute gifts.
– Find clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations for quilters and sewists of all skill levels.

Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms
(US-only shipping, no P.O. boxes.)

Author: From the Editors of Stitch Magazine
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Stitch readers can’t get enough of pillows and other home décor accessories. Perhaps it’s because home décor items are among the most accessible of sewing projects: quick to make, no fitting required and fun to show off. And what better place to use and showcase these items than where you lay your head? Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms will bring together a colorful, sensory feast of favorite and fresh projects that are easy on the eye and just a little bit sultry. Readers will learn new skills and find creative ways to make their sleeping quarters a showplace for handmade items. The book will include 5 new and 15 repurposed magazine projects as well as sidebars and tip boxes on specific techniques that are used in the projects, offering tips and troubleshooting advice for construction, hand stitching, working with fabrics and embellishing. A “Sewing Basics” reference section at the back of the book covers sewing skills necessary for creating all projects.

Sewing to Sell
(US-only shipping, eBooks to international winners.)

Author: Virginia Lindsay
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Turn your passion for sewing into a successful home business

You love to sew. Don’t you wish you could make a living from your sewing? You can, with the help of this practical guide from professional sewist and pattern designer Virginia Lindsay. Everything you need to know to start sewing for profit is here, from finding your personal sewing style to creating a product line, identifying customers, equipping your studio, pricing and selling your work, marketing yourself, designing your own patterns and handling the business and legal side of sewing. And that’s not all! You also get 16 projects that you can start sewing and selling right now.

(US-only shipping.)

Author: Merrilee Liddiard
Publisher: STC Craft

Perfect for after school or a rainy Sunday, Playful is a charming collection of 26 unique, modern projects for adults to make with and for young children. Divided into five categories—Playful Dress Up, Playful Toys, Playful Paper Crafts, Playful Repurposing and Playful Art—the low-skill, high-style, low-cost projects include a tiger piñata, a parade of paper puppets and a dollhouse made out of cardboard and bright duct tape. Sweet and straightforward, this enchant­ing book is sure to inspire many happy, colorful hours of making—and make-believe—among adults and the children they love.

Stylish Skirts
(Continental US shipping.)

Author: Sato Watanabe
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Stylish Skirts is the English edition of a popular Japanese sew-it-yourself fashion book which allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great—at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this book, there’s no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles—from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures—so the options are truly endless. The enclosed patterns and instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze.

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

Other ideas from our 8th Annual Handmade Holidays series:

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248 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 6: Gifts for Tweens

  1. Tina in MT says:

    I made a pillowcase and my tween loved it

  2. Marcia Kerstetter in Michigan says:

    Loving the pillow cases and the idea of matching American Doll size cases.

  3. Mhairi says:

    I love the minecraft pillow idea. I know a little boy who would love one of these, but I think if I made one I would have to make another one for his best friend.

  4. Marsha in PA says:

    I’ve been meaning to make the girls in my life some satin pillow cases and this clinches it…I know what I’m doing this weekend!

  5. tricia says:

    I have a tween in my life, and I have no clue what to get him for Christmas!

  6. Alison in MD says:

    Those paper ornaments are ideal for me, because I don’t like having permanent ornaments I have to store and lug around when I move!

  7. amber says:

    the coconut body scrub sounds wonderful

  8. amber says:

    I love the back packs. I hope to make them.

  9. Judy in IL says:

    “Playful” looks like quite the fun book.

  10. Karen says:

    These are some really good ideas!

  11. Pat S says:

    The bow tie is too cute.

  12. Eleanor in NC says:

    Great body scrub!

  13. Lisa in CA says:

    Playful–what a great gook idea. I think I’ll have to own that one way or another.

  14. Anna (OH) says:

    Oh man, my niece is almost this age! I should start looking at more of these trendy things!!

  15. Nancy S from TN says:

    Such great ideas! I’ll probably make the sugar scrub and the pillowcases.

  16. so many great ideas

  17. Karen says:

    Some great ideas! My kids loved the moo shroom hat. I think I will try he coconut body scrub.

  18. Liz T. says:

    Great Ideas!

  19. kris says:

    I don’t have any tweens to gift but seriously there are things here I want!

  20. Laura F. says:

    I am totally making that Minecraft pillow but I am thinking of changing it into a creeper. My son LOVES minecraft!!

  21. sarah in nd says:

    i am loving all these excellent gift ideas, I want to try the body scrub & French Seam Pillowcase Set!

  22. Gina S. says:

    Love the American Girl quilt and pillow case.

  23. Beth in NC says:

    Love those hexagon candy boxes!

  24. Barbara P. in OR says:

    Love those glove monsters… what fun!

  25. Nikki says:

    The Hexagon gift boxes are just too cute to pass up.

  26. Jennifer in IL says:

    That body scrub looks awesome! I bet it smells great, too! 🙂

  27. glyness in oregon says:

    The books today are wonderful!

  28. Jansie in TX says:

    That vanilla scrub looks amazing. And the pillow case tutorial will be great for my niece. Thank you!

  29. Carol N. says:

    Learning how to sew. I just taught myself how to make a French seam, so I can’t wait to make fun pillowcases! Great ideas today!

  30. connie J in CO says:

    Fun ideas!

  31. Rebecca says:

    Like the bow tie and the backpacks!

  32. Julianne Ross says:

    The headbands would be fun to make!

  33. donna in VA says:

    Love the Texty Typewriter Applique!

  34. That Sewing to Sell book would be great for my aunt and me.

  35. Verena says:

    The minecraft pillow is a fun idea!
    (I am from Germany)

  36. Laurie in CO says:

    Whoah- these are some creative ideas. I love making those pillowcases with the french seams- great for all ages.

  37. Morgan D. says:

    Cute headbands!

  38. Faith says:

    Oh! The book selection today is delicious! So many I want to read and learn from! Thank you!

  39. Cristine says:

    those headbands are cute.

  40. Amanda in TX says:

    Cute ideas! 🙂

  41. Carmen N says:

    Great projects – all of them! I really want to try the Hexagon Candy Box

  42. Brooke in NY says:

    Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub sounds like a perfect gift to me.

  43. patty says:

    what fun things! i like those glove monsters

  44. Thunder in FL says:

    can’t wait to try the smoothie. Another day of great inspirations 🙂

  45. Cindy in ND says:

    Loving the ideas here. Keep up the good work. cdahlgren at live dot com

  46. Heidi Anderson says:

    Fabulous! The pillowcases and scooter buddy are on my list. I plan on making the kiddos holiday pillowcases for St. Nikolas Day. Hooray!

  47. Angie says:

    Love the pixel pillow!

  48. Michelle Smith says:

    I’m loving the doll blanket project

    Michelle in Michigan

  49. Katie says:

    Wow, those paper ornaments are now on the craft night schedule!

  50. Katie says:

    The body scrub looks fantastic!

  51. Kate in MO says:

    I love the pixel pillow idea!

  52. Cindi in GA says:

    Another day with so many great ideas! Now all I need to do is get Busy! Thanks

  53. min says:

    Minecraft Steve pillow. YES!

  54. Mandy says:

    I love the back pack. that is so going on my sewing list.

  55. Nikky says:

    I love the fabric choices for the pillow cases so cute!!

  56. erika from MA says:

    The backpacks look great.

  57. Ahhh – bow headbands! I might need a few for me…

  58. Deb H. in PA says:

    Oh, I would love to win any of these prizes. I love the pillowcase tutorial.

  59. Sara in MA says:

    That scooter buddy pouch is genius!

  60. Ellsie320 says:

    Body scrub printed, Christmas smoothie, printed. Great ideas. Thanks.

  61. sarah in va says:

    What great ideas! I will have to close my list soon because I will never be able to make everything in time for the holidays!

  62. Whitner says:

    Love! I’m putting the matching pillowcases on my list!

  63. Toni says:

    Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub. Yum!!

  64. Becky in VA says:

    Love the books and the gift ideas!!

  65. Cindy in IL says:

    I am a quilter and would love to make the American doll pillowcase (want to find the pattern for the quilt to!)

  66. Chiska says:

    That minecraft pillow just made my list. Thank you!

  67. I have been looking for a backpack pattern like this one! Thanks!!

  68. Elizabeth in SC says:

    My son will love the scooter buddy!

  69. beth in nc says:

    Love that Christmas morning smoothie idea! And the Sewing to Sell book!

  70. Melanie says:

    Great ideas! I love the pillow cases!

  71. Mary Ann in SC says:

    The minecraft pillow is a sure hit

  72. marjolein says:

    thanks for the chance to win

  73. Mrs. C in TN says:

    Those paper ornaments are fantastic! Pinning now!

  74. Beth in Michigan says:

    Ah, love these! The smoothie looks like fun!

  75. jenniferW in SC says:

    This is my favorite post so far! There is so much in here that I want to make-
    the minecraft pillow, the American Girl doll pillow case, the Christmas smoothie, and the body scrub top the list. Thanks for the ideas!

  76. Java Jane says:

    I want to encourage beginning sewists to consider making pillowcases. That is a great tutorial!

  77. Ginger in MD says:

    I think I need to find out if my nephew is into Minecraft…

  78. Amanda at APO says:

    Great ideas! I think the pillowcases are perfect for so many people.

  79. Vicki says:

    What great ideas. Talented people all.

  80. Joan says:

    I made pillowcases a few years ago but need to make more.

  81. Bloom says:

    Hahahaha, the minecraft hat is genius! Had no idea what it was, but my 16 year old boy knew immediately. Excellent!

  82. Anna says:

    Pillowcases – the ideal present for so many on my gift list! And easily postable!

  83. Afton in NM says:

    Thanks for the great gift ideas.

  84. Samantha says:

    A great collection of ideas!

  85. Jens says:

    Thanks for lots of great ideas every single day – now I’m off to make a bowtie..

  86. Andrea inWV says:

    what great ideas! I’m excited to try those pillowcases!

  87. Seriously thank you.. I’ve got a tween to get something for and I know he would appreciate a personalized pillowcase.. it never would have occurred to me otherwise 🙂

  88. Laura in NC says:

    The scooter buddy pouch is a brilliant idea!

  89. Wendy says:

    This is a tough crowd to sew for–thanks for sharing some great ideas!

  90. Carla says:

    Another day of great ideas.

  91. Linda says:

    The Minecraft pillow was already spotted by my son, so as soon as the link is working that will be my next project.

    • Beth says:

      Should be working now! Sorry about that. –Beth

  92. Delia from VA says:

    I think those glove monsters are so fun. My daughter will enjoy making them.

  93. Amy in IL says:

    I need the link to Minecraft Pillow to work. My Kids are so in to Minecraft.

  94. Cons says:

    I love the french seam pillowcases.

  95. Mandi in CO says:

    Those glove monsters are super cute!

  96. Andrea says:

    The coconut body scrub looks awesome! But the link doesn’t work…. 🙁

  97. Maria in CA says:

    I’m having troubles with the links.
    Here’s the one for the DIY Hexagon Candy Box: http://www.eatdrinkchic.com/post.cfm/diy-hexagon-candy-box-for-oh-happy-day
    I’ll be making these with the kiddies and filling them with little homemade gifts for friends.

    And thanks for reminding me about pillowcases! They’re the perfect size to wrap a few wonkier shaped gifts I have in mind.

  98. Linda Fleming says:

    So many wonderful ideas!
    I’d love to try the paper ornaments…

  99. DebbieKL says:

    Oh boy – my son would love a minecraft pillow! He was just steve for Halloween.

  100. SamRI says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  101. Sarah says:

    Thank you for all the good gift ideas!

  102. sandy in Ohio says:

    Too bad I don’t have a tween to sew for but I like the body scrub.

  103. Jess Chisholm says:

    Once again, tons of great ideas!

  104. Anna (64colorbox) in FL says:

    I love those monster gloves! And the body scrub. And about 4 other projects on this page!

  105. Andrea McColeman says:

    My favorite are the french seam pillowcases. An awesome gift and make a few extra to donate!
    Andrea from NEVADA

  106. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Wah – the link to the minecraft pillow is page not found 🙁 . That and the pillowcases just got a couple of gifts ideas checked off my list 🙂 Thanks!

    • Beth says:

      Should be working now! Sorry…

  107. Nancy McKenzie says:

    I love a personal pillowcase. This set of instructions has a great illustration of the burrito method.

  108. Lee in MI says:

    I love the bow tie and the minecraft pillow – my nieces and nephews would love it! thanks!

  109. Kate F (North Carolina) says:

    It would be even more fun to give some fun fabric and help the tween in your life make his or her own pillowcase!

  110. Anne Marie says:

    I love all of these fun ideas!Thanks!

  111. Jan c. says:

    Thanks for the cute projects, Georgia. Sweet giveaways, too. (I’m in Louisiana)

  112. The backpack tutorial looks great and I love the idea of the vanilla body scrub. Thanks for the inspiration.

  113. Barb B in Canada says:

    All those ideas look great. Thanks for sharing

  114. Wendy says:

    Love those paper ornaments!

  115. Sara says:

    Love the Minecraft pillow but the link doesn’t work. I’ll check back to see if it gets fixed in time to make for my boys.

    • Beth says:


  116. Marci in OR says:

    I just made some of the pillow cases the other day. They are easy, it took me longer to pick the fabric I used then it did to sew the cases together.

  117. Sarah in CA says:

    This is awesome!

  118. Morgan says:

    I’m thinking this is the year of pillowcases for my gift giving.

  119. Ramona from MI says:

    Love the backpacks!

  120. Rachel in CA says:

    I think I better make the coconut scrub for myself! Looks lovely!

  121. Carol Frederick says:

    WHat great ideas. There’s something here for each of my four grandchildren.

  122. MarjoryW in OH says:

    The pillowcases are great–matching ones for girl and doll would be fun. Also like the paper ornaments.

  123. Annette in NM says:

    Love these suggestions!

  124. Megan in GA says:

    That minecraft pillow is awesome!

  125. Merribeth in MN says:

    Love the pillowcase project! Just in time for the holidays… 🙂

  126. Cassandra in Ohio says:

    Custom pillowcases for the whole family would be a fun gift!

  127. S. I. in MN says:

    Thanks for all the good ideas. The books look lovely.

  128. Jen says:

    More minecraft yeah!

  129. Karen in IN says:

    I adore those bow ties…..cute!!

  130. Teresa says:

    Minecraft pillow a keeper
    links not working : (

  131. My boys are more into Mario and friends then Mindcraft, but that pixilated pillow would be great for that, as well. And I have been wanting to try my hand at making pillowcases, those look so lovely, I think I will for this Christmas!

  132. Joanna says:

    That Christmas smoothie looks incredible! I’ll be trying that this year for sure!

    Christmas is my favourite holiday and I would love to win the Celebrate Christmas book 🙂 I’m in Canada!

  133. Christie in CA says:

    thanks for the pillowcase tutorial link! i have 2 sets of fabric all prepared and just needed to find the instructions 🙂

  134. Kelie says:

    I love the American Girl Pillow tutorial! It’s perfect for my girls and nieces!
    (I’m in TN)

  135. sangeetha says:

    Can I make some of these for myself. Like the scrub and the backpack and the smoothie and….

  136. Karen from Indiana says:

    Love the Minecraft stuff!

  137. Jenni in WA says:

    I’d better get started on that Minecraft pillow. My son will love it!

  138. Anita L says:

    My kids would love Minecraft pillows! I will have to make them some.

  139. KristyMN says:

    That scooter pouch is perfect. Tweens are so hard to shop for!

  140. Natalie in OH says:

    I’d love to win the Christmas or Sewing to Sell book!

  141. Jessie Hansen says:

    That vanilla coconut scrub is perfect for me. I am getting fresh beans in the bountiful basket this week! Yay!
    And that skirt book looks like what I’ve been wanting right now, too. Today is awesome in the blog of SMS.

  142. Shannon in WA says:

    Pillow cases are on my DIY Christmas list: I will surely be checking out the French seam tutorial

  143. Lindsay in IA says:

    I love the headband. I’d wear that myself!

  144. kaholly says:

    Lots of great ideas, but that hat…I’m not so sure:)

  145. Wendy in OR says:

    My boys will go crazy for a Minecraft pillow.

  146. Rachel B says:

    How cute is an American Girl sized pillowcase?!

  147. That coconut scrub looks amazing!

  148. usairdoll in CA says:

    My grandson would love to have a scooter buddy pouch that he can fill with all his treasures 😀

    Awesome giveaways!


  149. Bobby says:

    The Minecraft stuff! My children will love it!

  150. Dawn Jones says:

    The Minecraft pillow is so cute.

  151. Caitlin says:

    I don’t have any Tweens yet, but some of these would also work for my little girls.

  152. Lorrie says:

    Christmas pillowcases are on my list of want-to-makes. Perhaps this will be the year with that great tutorial.

    (from Canada)

  153. Kathryn Hosking (Australia) says:

    Love the bow tie and the headband, great for littler kids too! And the scooter caddy, well now that’d just be helpful for me, so I don’t get stuck carrying the water bottle!

  154. Lisa Marie in KY says:

    So many unique ideas in this list! Thanks for the giggle.

  155. KarenH in OK says:

    My 10yo would love the Minecraft stuff!

  156. Betty says:

    I’m interested in the Coconut Body Scrub, but the link is not working. Neither is the Hexagon Candy Box link. Some great gift ideas here. I’ll check back in a couple of days and hopefully the links will be working then Thanks for the ideas!

  157. Elise in Georgia says:

    Glove monsters will be great for all ages

  158. Kati in FL says:

    Cute mitten monsters! 🙂

  159. Dorothy in AZ says:

    My teen will love helping me make some of these crafts. Thanks.

  160. Kristie in WA says:

    Fun ideas! Thanks.

  161. Sarah in NC says:

    I think I’ll be trying that smoothie!

  162. love the minecarft pillow. it’s always hard to find things to make for boys this age.

  163. dangermom says:

    I have one of those Whovian Minecrafts addicts in my house. Taking notes…

  164. Nancy says:

    Some really fun ideas here. N

  165. Stacy S. says:

    Love the paper Christmas ornaments!

  166. Sarah says:

    I have a nephew who loves Minecraft. The pillow will be perfect for him.

  167. Sarah J. in OH says:

    Love the scooter buddy and that scrub looks amazing (and I’m sure it smells amazing too!). Thanks!

  168. Tracy Rizzo says:

    Lovely ideas!

  169. great project ideas! can’t wait to get crafty 🙂 Jessica – Texas

  170. Katherine says:

    Now I have to find a tween to gift to!

  171. Ali M from WA says:

    OK, me too, minecraft pillow for a couple people I know! Thank you for the giveaway!

  172. Laura in IL says:

    Thanks for the handmade ideas for tweens. They are impossible to get gifts for. Any of the books would be great. Would love to win.

  173. Courtney says:

    Thanks! So many ideas for my minecraft loving boys! And that Christmas smoothie looks awesome

  174. Lesley says:

    great collection of ideas! i live in Oregon

  175. Andy from NH says:

    I want to make the pillowcases.

  176. Nathalie Paquet says:

    The Boy’s Bow Tie are very nice.

  177. Cheryl says:

    Now I know what to do with those extra gloves!!

  178. Great ideas.

  179. Kim McM says:

    I think that pillowcase tutorial sounds easy enough that I could actually do it. And thanks for the information about the contest that Joann’s is sponsoring. Great tutorials, too!

  180. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Lovely, wonderful, fun ideas. As always, thank you for sharing. Off to go see what I can make before my girl gets home.

  181. Elizabeth says:

    I love the headbands! So cute!

  182. Lauren in MN says:

    The Scooter Buddy Pouch is a great idea. My niece would love one for her bike!

  183. Carolee c. says:

    It would be nice to win the whole collection! They all look fantastic!

  184. Kristen W in CT says:

    The glove monsters are great fun!

  185. Anna Gerard says:

    I like the turban headband for a myself and friends!

  186. Heather in VA says:

    The link for Coconut Body Scrub is broken. 🙁 I really wanted to try that since my favorite body scrub on the market was discontinued.

  187. Jenn in SD says:

    I know a girl who would love any of the minecraft items. 🙂

  188. Marilyn in WA says:

    love the paper Christmas ornaments!

  189. Heather says:

    In case anyone would like to find the scrub recipe…it’s here


  190. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun list!

  191. Beth says:

    Tweens are always the trickiest for me to sew for. Thanks for the great ideas.

  192. Robin E. in AZ says:

    I’ve been planning to have my little three (ages 11, 9, and 7) do some hand sewing of a quilt block and the minecraft steve pillow is right up my 11 yo’s alley. BUT the link does work! Help a mama out, please.

  193. Trina in MA says:

    I know nothing about minecraft, but I like those pillows!

  194. Heidi in SD says:

    pillowcases are always a great option!

  195. annette says:

    there are many great ideas here for both my son and daughter. thanks!

  196. Liesel says:

    So many good ideas! Love the minecraft pillow and the bowties!

  197. Kylie C in OR says:

    I love the turban style headbands – my niece will want one in every color!

  198. Kristin F. in SC says:

    Great posts!

  199. Becky K in Ohio says:

    Great projects today!Love the mooshroom hat….my teen granddaughter would love that!!

  200. Amy C says:

    almost forgot – Amy in MI

  201. Amy C says:

    Some of the links weren’t working for me but the ideas look fabulous!

  202. Julia S in Wa says:

    Who wouldn’t love new pillowcases in a cute print.

  203. Jenn (APO/FPO) says:

    Love the glove monsters!

  204. jmj says:

    more great ideas!!!!!! 🙂

  205. Margo in WA says:

    Those glove monsters are really cute! Pillowcases are always a great present, and can be used for the gift wrapping part of a present as well. 🙂

  206. Anna in Brazil says:

    Wish I could run for the other prizes, but an ebook will do just fine!

  207. Veronica says:

    The Minecraft stuff is something else, especially the hat! Too awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  208. Sarah in SD says:

    Thanks for the great ideas and giveaway!

  209. Those pillowcases are cute ! Great idea to make a matching one for the doll. Thank you for all those ideas.

  210. jessicac says:

    My niece would love the turban style headband, and I must try the Christmas smoothie.

  211. Serena says:

    Love the pillowcases. Just to let you know, the link isn’t correct for them. 🙂

  212. My kids would love the scooter pouch….

  213. Carrie says:

    The glove monsters are on my list of things to make!

  214. Lynn says:

    Thanks! But, all the URLs for the projects are blank…

  215. Nan from WV says:

    Cute ideas. Love the gloves. Making the sugar scrub!

  216. Carole M says:

    Hmmm… not all the links worked. But I love the paper ornaments

  217. Delores in BC Canada says:

    Thanks for this post – I have ‘tween’ grandchildren and some of these ideas are awesome!!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  218. Luiza says:

    I’m gonna make some of them, even tought i’m not a teenager anymore ><

    (i'm from Brazil)

  219. Leah in Virginia says:

    I really like the American Girl Pillow and Pillowcase tutorial! I may try to start that after my little princess goes to sleep. Thanks again for the wonderful ideas!

  220. Dita in WA says:

    Oh the link for the headband isn’t working…

  221. Cari says:

    love all these ideas! I have a couple of boys that would love a Minecraft pillow.

  222. Eileen from WI says:

    Love the ideas!! American girl doll pillow here i come!!!

  223. Dita in WA says:

    I don’t have any Tweens In my life right now but I just migh makes self one of that turban headband!

  224. Gigi says:

    i would love to make the minecraft pillow for my won but the link isn’t working 🙁

  225. I just want to make pillow cases for days!!

  226. amy in ny says:

    Great variety of projects that any young girl would love! Those pillowcases are very appealing and I’d definitely make some of those!

  227. Catherine in MI says:

    That body scrub sounds wonderful!

  228. Jennifer in AL says:

    The pillowcases are precious!

  229. Kathy h in Pa. says:

    Great ideas. That age group is hard to find good projects. I love the monster gloves, they look cute and extra easy.

  230. Nupur in GA says:

    Love these ideas- especially the pixel pillows!
    By the way, the coconut body scrub link is not working.

  231. Kay says:

    The vanilla coconut body scrub link is not working….

  232. Love the glove monsters…great use of mismatched gloves!

  233. Mandi in MO says:

    The vanilla coconut body scrub sounds divine!

  234. Laura in MD says:

    I love the hexagon candy boxes and vanilla coconut scrub!

  235. Heather in CA says:

    Lots of ideas in the works!

  236. Maggie says:

    The minecraft pillow is a great idea!

  237. Glenda in Florida says:

    I can see some matching girl and doll pillowcases appearing in my sewing room soon!

  238. Janelle Thietje-Dunn says:

    Oh, what creative things for tweens. The mine craft hat is over the top! (in colorado)

  239. Diane McLauchlan says:

    I put the Glove Monsters on my list for the 2 and 5 yr old granddaughters and the Christmas Smoothie for me. For my 15 yr old granddaughter I chose the Paper Christmas Ornament. Unfortunately it was not available so I will find information somewhere else. I really like the Celebrate Christmas and the Best of Stitch Beautiful Bedrooms. Diane in Wyoming

  240. Diana says:

    I’ve got a couple of tweens I need to sew for, and I know they like Minecraft.

  241. Lauren says:

    I need to make scooter bags for my kids!

  242. Heather C says:

    I am all over that Minecraft pillow and the papercraft ornaments. And the glove monsters are perfect for single gloves. What a great series.

  243. Leah from AL says:

    It might be just me, but a lot of these links aren’t working. Thanks!

  244. SS in NH says:

    Some of the links don’t seem to be working this morning (minecraft Steve, Hexagon Candy Boxes)

  245. Kathy in VA says:

    My daughter would love a minecraft pillow!

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