Handmade Holidays Nov. 8: Easy Gifts for Beginners to Sew

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These Handmade Holidays ideas were compiled with the beginning sewist in mind. Each of these projects lends itself to sewing success, whether you’ve sewn for months or years. Have fun!

Today’s Guest Curator: Lynne Woods of Stitch Adventures
From Lynne: I am a sewer, quilter, knitter, weaver, spinner and textile lover. I travel everywhere to attend any kind of craft class I can– learning new techniques, old techniques and new ways of doing what I already know how to do.

I love to teach sewing to beginning students, and my blog features easy projects and detailed instructions for beginning sewists. For example, if you don’t yet feel comfortable with a sewing machine, how to read a pattern, or how to make an apron, I’ve got a post for that!

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Upcycled Tote Bags
These Upcycled Tote Bags from Vicky Myers Creations include a lining, incorporating details from old clothing to make the bag special.


Necktie Zip Pouch
Necktie Zip Pouches from the Polka Dot Chair are easy and a nice gift idea for the men in your life. This is also a fun way to learn to include zippers in your sewing!


Stay-Put Scarf
This Stay-Put Scarf from Make It Handmade has a large buttonhole to put one end through, keeping the scarf in place. You can use a variety of fabrics, from knits or sheers to flannels and light woolens.


How to Make a Table Runner
Learn How to Make a Table Runner with Adventures of a DIY Mom!


Fabric Kite
Made by Marzipan shows you how to make a cool, Fabric Kite. It’s a unique, “wow” gift for kids and playful adults alike.


Microwave Potato Sack
It’s easy to sew and give a full set of Microwave Potato Sack with this tutorial at GYTC Designs.


Origami Drawstring Pouch
Harujion Design shows you how to make variations on this sweet and easy Origami Drawstring Pouch.


Hexie Bookmark
Ready to try some paper piecing?! Anjeanette K. will guide you through the process with this Hexie Bookmark. You can even add a favorite book to the gift!


Cage Comforters
Take care of furry friends with Cage Comforters from Sew Can She. (She even makes and gives these to her local shelter!)


Pillowcase Pattern with Pocket
The pocket is an extra-fun feature in this Pillowcase Pattern from Merriment.


Felt Coaster/Pincushion
This cute design from Tea Rose Home can either be a Felt Coaster or Pincushion!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Check out our great selection of Beginner Sewing Projects!

Mix It


Oreo and Mint M&M Bark
Make a bunch of Oreo and Mint M&M Bark from The Girl Creative for neighbors, teachers and more. Just be sure to make extra for your family too!

Print It


Pac-Man Shirt Stencil
These t-shirts can even be a new-sew project with the Pac-Man Shirt Stencil from Minted Strawberry. (This project can work as a fairly subtle t-shirt “set” for couples!)

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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.

Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples: Motifs
(US-only shipping, no P.O. boxes.)

Author: From the Editors of Stitch Magazine
Publisher: Interweave

More and more sewists and quilters are adding embroidered details to their work. While there are a bevy of embroidery stitch dictionaries currently available, this book goes beyond basic embroidery stitches to full-fashioned designs. A collection of 123 embroidered motifs that incorporate beads, this book allows readers to create designs that range from beautiful to whimsical.

Motifs vary in range from elegantly simple single motifs, to complex all-over patterns, to 3-dimensional designs. Along with step-by-step instructions are numerous examples of how to use and place the motifs on hems, pockets, cuffs, collars and handbags; or as home décor trim on pillows, curtains or lampshades. Patterns emphasize beaded edgings and trims, as opposed to heavy, solid beaded fabric motifs found in other beaded embroidery books.

Nap and Nod: 12 Adorable Baby Quilts
(US + Canada shipping, eBooks to international winners.)

Author: Myra Harder
Publisher: Martingale

Discover an irresistible collection of 12 quilts for Baby from talented designer Myra Harder. With these fast and fun designs, you can create the perfect quilt for a special little someone.

  • Learn techniques such as easy plush appliqué, curved seams and monogrammed lettering.
  • Choose from a wide variety of styles and showcase a delightful array of fabrics.
  • Create baby quilts that are so appealing, they can be used for wall hangings as well as for cuddling.

Sewing For a Royal Baby
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Author: Sew Beautiful Magazine
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Sewing for a Royal Baby will let new mothers and grandmothers create a royal wardrobe for their new little one using the complete patterns and instructions provided with the book. These aren’t just any children’s garments, but elegant designs featuring heirloom sewing techniques. Some, like the Royal Christening Gown or a suit worn by a young Prince William, are inspired by actual royal attire, while others have been selected from past issues of Sew Beautiful magazine for their majestic style.

From bonnets and booties to breathtaking christening gowns and sweet toddler looks, Sewing for the Royal Baby lets the sewists create a wardrobe fit for a little prince or princess using a variety of machine and heirloom sewing techniques.

Adventures in Yarn Farming
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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.

The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition
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Author: Kari Chapin Nixon
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Since its original publication in 2010, Kari Chapin’s The Handmade Marketplace has inspired thousands of crafters around the world to find the courage and know-how they need to make money — and even to make a full-time living — from doing what they love best. Now, this best-selling guide has been completely revised and updated to include solid information on the latest on-line and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, as well as fresh advice and invaluable tips from successful crafters and artists. With Kari Chapin at your side, you can live a more creative life and enjoy a lucrative career at the same time.

Novel Living: Collecting, Decorating, and Crafting with Books
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Author: Lisa Occhipinti
Publisher: STC Craft

In this digital age, the fate of physical books remains in question. Even the concept of curling up with a good book conjures new images. But there remains a sensory thrill to physical books—to seeing and feeling them, to turning their pages—that makes many of us value them even more as digital reading grows in popularity. In Novel Living, artist Lisa Occhipinti celebrates her love for physical books by presenting us with her unique ideas for collecting and displaying them, for conserving and preserving them, and for crafting with them. Guided by Occhipinti’s artful eye, you’ll be inspired to build and display collections based on your personal passions and to use books for crafting, either by deconstructing or by copying favorite elements. Amazingly, most of the projects—ranging from easy shelving to a headboard constructed of book spines to napkins composed of scans of favorite text passages from books—require no special skills or supplies.

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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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207 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 8: Easy Gifts for Beginners to Sew

  1. Mhairi says:

    I love the kite and the hexagon bookmark and the pouch. All of these are great ideas. Thanks for this list.

  2. Kay in IL says:

    Love the felt coasters and the tote bags.

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  4. Persia says:

    Oh man I would want to make all of these!

  5. amber says:

    great ideas!

  6. Sandi says:

    I am in SC

  7. Sandi says:

    So many cute ideas!

  8. Gina S. says:

    The kite is just too cute!

  9. Prachi in WA says:

    Love the felt coasters and the tote bags.

  10. Leslie in MN says:

    The origami drawstring bag looks fun and doable. It would make a great gift. I have lots of my father’s old ties, and using them for a zippered pouch is a perfect idea.

  11. Rachel says:

    The necktie pouches are wonderful – I have a bag full of ties just waiting for a project like this!

  12. Trisha in Maine says:

    Super ideas!!

  13. Trisha in Maine says:

    Love them all!

  14. Judy in IL says:

    The quilt on the cover of “Nap and Nod” is the cutest!

  15. Kristin in DC says:

    Cute bookmark!

  16. Eleanor in NC says:

    Love the origami pouch!

  17. Anna (OH) says:

    The fabric kite idea is genius!

  18. new pillowcases with pockets are a must have that I never realized I needed.
    and I have been wanting to hunker down in the sewing room and make a new preoject bag for my knitting and the orgami bag is just the ticket

  19. Betty says:

    I like the bottonhole for the scarf. And although I don’t eat baked potatoes, I do eat microwaved ears of corn. Using a washable, reusable holder for food seems like a healthier (and greener) alternative to plastic wraps. Thanks for the great ideas!

  20. Joanna in MO says:

    I love the kite. So fun.

  21. kris says:

    The pillowcase with pocket is so cool.

  22. Jill in MI says:

    Very creative idea, upcycled skirt bag, wow!

  23. Chelsea says:

    Thanks so much for featuring our Microwave Potato Sack. We love it and hope your readers will too!!

  24. Andrea McColeman says:

    Andrea from Nevada. Love all the cute projects keep them coming!!!!

  25. Maranne says:

    Thanks for sharing such cute ideas!

  26. Michelle M says:

    Love the Origami Drawstring Pouch, I am for sure making some of these. 🙂

  27. sarah in nd says:

    some great gift ideas. Thanks!!

  28. Great idea’s as always!

  29. love the little coasters, adorable!

  30. Barbara P in OR says:

    Oh my goodness… so many cute things.

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  32. Jolien says:

    The scarf, genious. 🙂

  33. Donna in TX says:

    What great ideas! Thanks for gathering them in one place for us. Love getting to see so many different books.

  34. Beth in NC says:

    I love those coasters!!

  35. Cheryle in Georgia says:

    so inspiring!

  36. Cheryle in Georgia says:

    You’ve inspiredme to get to work on Christmas gifts!
    Love the book depicting the beaded embroidery and the vinyl pouches.

  37. Aurélie says:

    This stencil is great! I’ll probably use it to make a gift t-shirt this christmas :-). Thank you!

  38. Angie in LA says:

    The pillowcase with a pocket is very cute

  39. kriston lion says:

    i like the baked potato pouches. and i bet they’d work well for tamales too!

  40. Claudia in TN says:

    More great projects! Thank you.

  41. Lisa says:

    the felt coasters look great for a beginner project. I like the tie pouches as well.

  42. Nancy in AK says:

    Baked potato pouches are on my list. N

  43. Sara in MA says:

    I love the necktie pouches! I have a stack of neckties waiting to become…something, this is perfect!

  44. Crystal says:

    the fabric kite is so cool!

  45. kim t. in wa says:

    love the necktie pouches! and the oreo chocolate bark!

  46. I love the little bookmark and the necktie pouches! So many fun ideas and so little time!

  47. Maggie says:

    The hexie bookmark and book would be a great teacher gift!

  48. Pat Upton says:

    I love those coasters!
    pupton58@gmail.com
    In NC

  49. Margo in WA says:

    Those zip pouches are very cool!

  50. Bobby says:

    So many here to do too!

  51. SS in NH says:

    Those coasters are really cute!

  52. Louise says:

    I bookmarked a couple of today’s projects! And fun books!

  53. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Thanks for the fun ideas!

  54. Lisamarie says:

    The kite is such a great idea!

  55. Laurie in CO says:

    Awesome ideas- the pillowcase is so cute.

  56. Mamalusco says:

    My kids would love those pocket pillowcases. Thanks for the great ideas.

  57. auschick in va says:

    i love those pin cushions!

  58. Annette says:

    I love the coasters.

  59. Cons says:

    I love the coasters and fabric kite. Very creative ideas!

  60. Sarah in PA says:

    Beautiful gift ideas — thanks!

  61. Hilary in mn says:

    Love the bookmark and coasters

  62. Mandi in CO says:

    The upcycled tote bag is great!

  63. Heather in CA says:

    Great ideas, as always!

  64. Sarah in NC says:

    I’m going to have to try that Oreo bark. Yum!

  65. Barbara W in Fl says:

    The kite , the kite, I want to make the kite!

  66. Kim in WI says:

    Love the hexie bookmark!!

  67. Jenn in SD says:

    I love that pillowcase with the pocket! How fun!

  68. I love that hexi bookmark!

  69. Nancy says:

    I have made the potato sacks. They work well on any type of potato. I like the pocket pillowcases.

  70. Anna Freitas says:

    Bookmarks and gifts for dogs – gotta love it!

  71. Becky says:

    Love the idea of making potato baking bags for my gift list!

  72. SavvyGirlDeborah says:

    Another great day of ideas!

  73. deanne in NC says:

    Appreciate the great ideas, particularly the felt coasters/pin cushions.

  74. Kylie C in OR says:

    The Tote bag is super cute!

  75. shirley elliott says:

    What an awesome selection. Love the necktie bag.

  76. Jo says:

    A book on crafting with books is so cool! (Ironic too, perhaps???)

  77. Kristie in WA says:

    I love the upcycled tote bag. It’s perfect for the wool suit my grandmother gave me. The pocket pillows are great too. My kids will love them. Thanks!

  78. glyness in oregon says:

    I really like the pincushions, great project for my 11 year old 🙂

  79. Jansie in TX says:

    I am going to be making those potato sacks for sure. Thanks!

  80. Cassandra in Ohio says:

    Love the up-cycled tote bag!

  81. Elise in Georgia says:

    Love these beginner projects

  82. Katherine in Canada says:

    We’re only a week in and I already have so much to sew!

  83. Those necktie zippy pouches are gorgeous, and I love the pocket pillowcase too. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  84. Laura in wet and windy Washington says:

    The plillowcase is such a great touch for children. To do a special one for an adult try sewing a pocket on the inside and include a lavender sachet that can be slipped inside to aid in pleasant dreams!

  85. Sarah says:

    Love it all!

  86. Cindi in GA says:

    Love the Origami pouch! Gotta give it a try.

  87. Jan c. says:

    Thanks, Lynne for all the cute projects. Hope I win!

  88. Thunder in FL says:

    Love love love the fabric kite! ??? definitely going to make one for the hubs!!

    this is a fantastic hop, getting wonderful inspirations. THANKS

  89. Beth in VA says:

    Table runners look like great Christmas presents!

  90. Baye says:

    love the bookmark.

  91. These patterns are exactly my cup of sewing tea! Thank you!

  92. Veronica says:

    Thank you again! These are some fabulous ideas! My favorite is the origami string pouch! How cool!

  93. cynthia says:

    great selection of ideas, love the baby quilt book

  94. I love the neck tie bags. That is an awesome guy gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

  95. Ginger in MD says:

    The drawstring origami pouch looks really neat.

  96. Juli Levine says:

    The felt coasters are really cute. A set would make a great Christmas gift for somebody.

  97. Cindy says:

    Love the pac man t-shirt idea.

  98. Sarah says:

    Love the coasters!

  99. Kat Hosking (Australia) says:

    So cute! Love the potato sacks, and I will definitely have to give that chocolate bark a try – yummy!

  100. Deb from WA says:

    My fav is the coaster/pincushion project!

  101. Vicki says:

    So many great ideas….where does one begin?

  102. Lorinda in WA says:

    This is a great group of projects. I especially like the felt coasters!

  103. Marcia in Michigan says:

    Such great ideas again! I particularly enjoy those that encourage up-cycling items. It is always amazing to me where you can find beautiful, fun fabric to use for projects. The tie pouch is a great example. I like things that encourage thinking outside the box!

  104. Heather in VT says:

    The bookmark is so cool!

  105. connie J in CO says:

    Love these up cycle ideas!

  106. Morgan D. says:

    Loving the kite pattern!

  107. Barb B in Canada says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas for gifts.

  108. Lee in MI says:

    I need to make the pac man shirt for daughter!

  109. Joanna in NY says:

    Love the Necktie Zip Pouch!

  110. Stephanie o says:

    Love the potato sacks

  111. Cindy in ND says:

    Wonderful easy to sew ideas. Thanks.

  112. Amanda in TX says:

    fun ideas!

  113. Shawna in me says:

    The cage comforters might just be the charity project for my guild this year.

  114. Jen says:

    drawstring pouch is cute!

  115. Tricia in MA says:

    Love the coasters!

  116. Whitney M in SC says:

    Finally a category for beginners like me! Plus I would LOVE to win that bead embroidery book!

  117. Yay – I get to sew tomorrow. Need to get a head start on those christmas gifts. As always, Great ideas!!!

  118. Mrs. C in TN says:

    So many sweet ideas!

  119. Delia from VA says:

    Oh, I love the fabric kite! What a neat project.

  120. I like so many of the ideas you’ve posted! I might need to make a scarf for my step-daughter for a stocking stuffer…

  121. Afton in NM says:

    If I am to have a chance at couples shirts, I think the pac man idea is a great start!

  122. MarjoryW says:

    Love the upcycled tote bags and the necktie zip pouches!

  123. Toni says:

    Such an adorable upcycled tote bag!

  124. kathy says:

    Those potato bags would be nifty!

  125. Michelle Smith in Michigan says:

    What great projects! I am really digging the coasters, oragami pouch and pacman stencil. I keep on putting more things on my list to make!

    Michelle Smith in Michigan

  126. usairdoll in CA says:

    Love the Upcycle Tote Bag and the Oreo & Mint MM Bark looks heavenly!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaways and a chance to win.

  127. Brooke in NY says:

    love those little felt pincushions and coasters!

  128. Janice from IL says:

    I forgot about making pillow cases. I
    The pocket in this version is neat.

  129. Karen in IN says:

    Great books and recipes….thanks!!

  130. Heidi in SD says:

    Great ideas!

  131. Lisa Marie in KY says:

    The Origami Drawstring Pouch is something I haven’t seen before. I’m going to check out the tutorial.

  132. Dita says:

    I will have to go to the thrift store and buy a bunch of ties! I love the pouch, they look pretty!

  133. Rachel in CA says:

    The kite is such a great idea for kids!

  134. I enjoy upcycling materials into other useful items, so that tote and those necktie pouches are right up my ally! I am also going to have to try that oreo & mint M’nMs bark. Yum!!

  135. Becky K in Ohio says:

    Great projects today…..especially love the potatoe bags…nice last minute gift idea for a gift exchange!!

  136. Lisa in MA says:

    So happy to see all these projects for those new to sewing!

  137. Christina in VT says:

    I think my mom would like a potato sack.

  138. Deb H. in PA says:

    Love the cathedral window pin cushions made from felt. Awesome idea.

  139. I love the necktie pouch & I must make the oreo and mint M&M bark! Yum! Jessica, Texas

  140. Susanne in MI says:

    I can think of 6 girls who would love the upcycled tote bag.

  141. jenniferW in SC says:

    The potato sack looks intriguing….

  142. Julie says:

    I’d absolutely love to win the Nap and Nod book (only one to Canada 🙁 ) …. but it would be awesome as I’m expecting my first grand-niece in April! I’ve been having trouble selecting something and I’m sure there would be some great ideas!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  143. Ramona from MI says:

    That bark looks yummy and love the necktie zipper pouches. So many cute projects!

  144. Darlene M says:

    Love the felt pin cushions…so cute. Nap and Nod book would be great not only for grandbabies but also charity quilts for my quilt guild.

  145. Kate in MO says:

    I love the necktie pouches!

  146. Carmen N says:

    My favorite today is the Felt Coaster/Pincushion

  147. jmj says:

    more great ideas can’t wait to start!

  148. HeatherK says:

    Fun ideas. I think those coasters look like a fun project!

  149. Mandi in MO says:

    The hexi bookmark is super cute!

  150. Allyson in OH says:

    I love the hexagon book mark! Can’t wait to get out my sewing machine:)

  151. Suzanne W. in WA says:

    I love the Upcycled Tote and the Necktie Zip pouches!

  152. Susan in CA says:

    FABULOUS repurposing!!! Necktie pouches and upcycled tote. Thanks for your great posts and give-aways!

  153. Shannon P says:

    My daughter would love a new kite!

  154. Logan says:

    So many ideas and so little time. Hexies or perhaps the potato sacks?

  155. Samantha says:

    I like the origami pouch.

  156. Ali M says:

    OK, Im glad this didnt add anything to my must make now list.. although I hope to make some cage comforters soon.. Thank you for the giveaway!

  157. KristyMN says:

    I love the pacman stencil!!

  158. DebbieKL says:

    Great ideas – thanks!

  159. Heather in VA says:

    The tie pouches are really fun. I never would have thought to deconstruct a tie for fabric.

  160. Melissa in NM says:

    This is wonderful. Handmade Holidays puts me in the mood fro crafting and the holidays every year.

  161. Fawn B. says:

    Seriously in love with the couples pacman t-shirts! so going to make that!

  162. LynAnne Smucker says:

    there are some great gift ideas here.

  163. beth in nc says:

    Ooooo, my son would love that Oreo Mint M&M bark!

  164. Karen from Indiana says:

    Love those upcycled totes and microwave potato sacks!

  165. Marilyn in WA says:

    Love the pillow case with the pocket

  166. dangermom says:

    Lots of good stuff today! Wonder if my husband wants a travel pouch made out of a tie…

  167. Lisa (in IN) says:

    I love the cage comforters and the Pac-man shirt. My want-to-make list is getting quite lengthy now, thanks to you!

  168. Debbie says:

    Love those felt coasters!

  169. sandy in Ohio says:

    The cage comforters are a wonderful idea.

  170. Barbara says:

    The pillowcase is my favorite project today.

  171. Lynne in NC says:

    Another day of great ideas for the holidays! Thanks to everyone for sharing.

  172. Regina says:

    I would love the Sewing for a Royal Baby book! Smocking is next on my “to learn” list! –Regina in CA

  173. Annette says:

    I love these picks so much!

  174. Jill in California says:

    A handmade fabric kite would be a sweet, adorable gift! So glad there are so many cute things for beginning sewists!

  175. Kati in FL says:

    I like the necktie pouches and the hexie bookmark. Very cute!

  176. Teresa says:

    love the neck tie bags—super sweet
    : )

  177. Jenn (FPO) says:

    Love the drawstring pouch.

  178. Julianne Ross says:

    I gave my niece some sewing lessons. These would be some great projects for us.

  179. Lesley says:

    I’ve got to try the origami bags! I live in OR

  180. Liesel says:

    Love the felt coasters! Liesel in KS

  181. Sarah J. in OH says:

    I just acquired a bunch of vintage neckties- now I have a plan for some of them! Love these ideas- thanks for sharing!

  182. Laura in NC says:

    The Hexie bookmark is cute!

  183. Glenda in Florida says:

    The pillowcase pattern is great–how do people think up things like this? I think I need a pocket in my pillowcase now!

  184. Kristal says:

    in Utah. Oh, that Pac-Man shirt is giving me ideas!

  185. Nancy in Canada says:

    love the potato sacks!

  186. patty says:

    great necktie bags!

  187. Diane McLauchlan says:

    I LOVE THE BEAD EMBROIDERY BOOK. IT WOULD GO WELL WITH QUILTING EMBELLISHING. MY BEST FRIEND IS A BEADER AND WOULD LOVE FOR ME TO BEAD WITH HER AND SMALL STUFF IS GREAT FOR BEGINNERS. I AM SELF TAUGHT IN CROTCHET, EMBROIDERY, SEWING AND QUILTING IN THE LAST 49 YEARS. THIS WOULD BE FUN!
    DIANE IN WYOMING, USA

  188. Anna says:

    i. Have never tried making bark, but I think that Oreo bark will tempt me into it

  189. Interesting selection of tutorials..

  190. Elizabeth says:

    The necktie pouches are so cute! I also like the fabric kite – what a neat idea!

  191. Kate in Montana.

    Those little drawstring bags would be perfect for holiday gifts! I may need to make a few for putting smaller gifts into.

  192. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    So fun. I’m loving the “Novel Living” book and many of these ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  193. Kathy h in Pa. says:

    Great projects, I especially like the tie pouches.

  194. Anne Marie says:

    These are all such fantastic ideas – thanks.

  195. Carrie says:

    That Upcycled Tote is adorable, and the Hexie Bookmark wants to be made. [Carrie from IL]

  196. Jen says:

    What a great selection of sewing projects!

  197. Dawn Jones says:

    I absolutely adore the Upcycled Tote!

  198. Patricia C says:

    Like the beading and pillowcase.

    Texas

  199. kay says:

    I love the felt coasters and the stenciled t-shirts.

    Kay in the Midwest usa

  200. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun projects! Sometimes it is fun to do simple projects! even if you know how to sew the fancy stuff. 😀

  201. kristen W in CT says:

    Cute coasters!

  202. JillH. says:

    love the kite! Does it really fly?

  203. janet moilanen says:

    Great ideas! I especially like the orgami drawstring pouch & secret pocket pillowcase. Super clever!

  204. Diana says:

    I love that you have gift lists for all talent levels!

  205. Serena says:

    I love the pocket on the pillowcase!

  206. Kathy L. in VA says:

    That oreo bark looks amazing!

  207. Katie says:

    Those coasters are so cute, and I do need a new pincushion!

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