Add a little something to your favorite holiday outfit, or make several extras for friends this year. Jennifer Ladd found some of the very best accessories for your holiday gift giving!
Today’s Guest Curator: Jennifer Ladd
I am a stay-at-home mom to two amazing daughters. But when I’m not with them, you’ll almost always find me in my sewing room! I sew handmade purses, bags and baby items and sell them in my Jennifer Ladd Etsy shop.
Colorful Arm Warmers
These easy-to-make Colorful Arm Warmers are cute and cozy! Snugglebug University shows you how to make them from up-cycled little girl’s tights.
Leather Strap Clutch
Make a trendy Leather Strap Clutch with this tutorial from Delia Creates. Add some cool fabric inside to show off your own personality.
This lovely Cape Scarf from The Sewing Rabbit is a perfect addition to any winter wardrobe. It looks luxurious, but is so simple to make!
Bias Bracelets Three Ways
Sew up some cute and easy Bias Bracelets with Live it. Love it. Make it. The tutorial shows you three different techniques to make three different bracelets; make just one or make a whole set to give as a great gift.
Fabric Covered Earrings
With some pretty fabric scraps and a few basic jewelry supplies, you can make some gorgeous dangly Fabric Covered Earrings! Jo shows you how on Imagine Gnats.
Whip up a few quick and easy gifts with this Headwrap Band from Delia Creates. They are so stylish and comfy, you might want to make a few for yourself while you’re at it.
Indigo Patchwork Scarf
The Indigo Patchwork Scarf from The Sewing Party is truly unique. You will learn how to dye your fabric and sew your scarf to end up with something you will be proud to give to anyone on your gift list.
Smashed Fabric + Leather Pouch
Smashed Fabric + Leather Pouch from See Kate Sew are a new twist on your basic zipper pouch. Fill them up with candy, jewelry or other trinkets for an extra sweet gift!
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Candy Cane Mini Donuts
Candy Cane Mini Donuts are the perfect, festive treat for the holiday season. They include basic ingredients and they’re simple to make (yet so delicious!). Brittni at Paper & Stitch shows you the easy steps to mini donuts today!
Easy Slice’n’bake Vanilla Bean Christmas Sugar Cookies with Whipped Buttercream
Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest shows you a great way to make your own homemade Christmas Sugar Cookies… Without all the fuss! She adds a special ingredient to the frosting to make them taste extra delicious.
Laminated Paper Necklaces
You can print your own holiday gifts with the help of Elsa Mora and her beautiful artwork at All About Papercutting. Any of her five Laminated Paper Necklaces designs would make a stunning gift for lucky recipients!
Santa’s Belt Gift Box
When you’re finished making all your handmade holiday gifts, you’ll need to wrap them! This printable Santa’s Belt Gift Box from Let’s Wrap Stuff is a fabulous way to make a small gift even more special.
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Author: Cat Thomas
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Here is a pretty collection of pincushions that all knitters and crocheters will love. Functional, yet decorative, pincushions not only keep pins and needles in one place, they also make charming accessories that can be displayed in your workroom or given as a gift to a fellow crafter or collector.
Included are a range of fifty fanciful and practical knit and crochet patterns for a wide variety of shapes and sizes. You can choose from an array of designs like colorful crocheted hexagons, knitted traditional tomato or strawberry motifs, elegant flowers, delicious fruits and cakes, charming woodland creatures, prickly cacti, and other fun shapes. These useful and decorative pincushions are quick and cheery projects for all levels of crafters to make. Whether your style is classic or fun and quirky, there’s something here to please every knitter and crocheter!
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Author: Sherri L. Wood
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.
Check out our 2014 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.
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