It’s hearts all around with today’s gift ideas! Share the love this holiday season…
Today’s Guest Curator: Sara at Made by Sara
From Sara: I was a full time corporate woman who turned stay-at-home mom after giving birth to my third child, four years ago. I started to sew on my early childhood in the endless summer holidays spent at my granny’s; she was a dressmaker. I loved to grab her fabric scraps and vintage buttons to make doll clothes. Nowadays I sew for my kids and for myself, and I share my makings over Made by Sara.
I work part-time as a freelance content creator for a few sewing blogs and websites. I also teach other women to sew for free, because the best things in life are for free.
Be Good To Your Heart Quilt Block
Amy Smart designed this Be Good To Your Heart Quilt Block, which looks good with lots of different fabric combinations.
#lovewinshearts Quilt Block
Spread the joy with a #lovewinshearts Quilt Block from Amy of Badskirt for Sew Mama Sew.
Merry Mug Rug
This Merry Mug Rug from Jennifer at Ellison Lane is quick and easy to make. Add some Mix It cider (below) and you’re set!
Upcycled Heart Hand Warmers
Stephanie’s Upcycled Heart Hand Warmers at Swoodson Says are a classic (great for Valentine’s gifts too).
Patchwork Heart Zipper Pouch
Sara Curtis uses a cut-out heart technique for her Patchwork Heart Zipper Pouch at Radiant Home Studio.
Heart Rattle Toy
Amanda from AmandaRose for Paisley Roots shows you how to make easy Heart Rattle Toys, a nice project to do in large batches for kids in the neighborhood, etc.
Fabric Covered Notebook
Deby’s Fabric Covered Notebook incorporates a fun reverse appliqué technique.
Heart String Art
Heart String Art from Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts is a great winter break tween project!
Crochet Heart Gift Tags
Kelly’s easy Crochet Heart Gift Tags add an adorable extra touch to your gift giving.
We like the subtle sophistication of Abby’s Embroidered Heart, at Projects for Your Nest.
(Spiked) Maple Apple Cider
Add some (Spiked) Maple Apple Cider to your handmade holiday prep, from the talented team at A Beautiful Mess.
Christmas Tags Printable
Here’s another free Christmas Tags Printable from Sarah at TOMFO.
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Author: Habibe Acikgoz
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. Additionally, there are a variety of ideas for making the clothes your own, including how to alter the fit to suit your shape or style, or personalize your pieces with pockets, pleats, and drawstrings.
– Each piece has been designed with flowing, elegant lines that skim the body, to create a bold, dramatic and very flattering silhouette.
– These beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear – just print out the pattern in your size from the CD, and follow the straightforward step-by-step instructions in the book.
– Illustrated guides explain all the sewing skills you need to construct each garment and give it the perfect finishing touch.
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Author: Heather Jones
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home—country roads, cityscapes, street signs—the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make.
Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking.
Check out our 2014 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.
Here are 2015 gift ideas:
- Gifts for Crafty People
- Sweet Softies
- Easy Gifts for Beginners to Sew
- Serving in Style
- Gifts for Tech Lovers
- Gifts for Good (Charity Sewing)
- Vintage Christmas
- Making Many (Multiple Gifts at a Time)
- Stocking Stuffers
- Ornament Time
- Educational Gifts for Kids
- Gifts for Hipsters
- Gifts for Naturalists
- Quilted Gifts
- Gifts for Imaginative Play
- Gifts for Teens
- Luxe Gifts
- Star Bright (Star-Themed Gifts!)
- Bags for All
- Gifts for Cooks
- Gifts for Pets
- Scrappy Gifts
- Baby’s First Christmas
- Warm + Cozy Gifts
- Gifts for Grandparents
- Gifts for Busy Kids
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