Handmade Holidays Nov. 4: Easy Gifts for Beginners to Sew

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Jennifer and Kelly curated a set of tutorials with the beginning sewist in mind. If you’re new to sewing (or if you’re participating in our Teach a Friend to Sew series) this is your day! Many of these selections would be fun for kids to make too.


Today’s Guest Curators: Jennifer + Kelly from Craftree

From Jennifer: Kelly and I opened Craftree this past summer. We are both avid crafters and sewists, and had our own respective businesses; we were thrilled to turn our friendship into a new small business. We have a brick and mortar shop located in Huntington, NY and we’re set on providing a place for both children and adults to flex their creative minds and muscles. Besides our classroom, we also are blogging about our crafting and sewing adventures. Our personal style comes out through our posts and we hope that others find our projects as interesting as we do.

Make It


Leather + Flannel Snap Scarf
Delia Creates shows you how to make a Leather + Flannel Snap Scarf. The scarf might appeal to teens on your list, or the family member with extra style!


Embroidery Hoop Storage Pockets
These Embroidery Hoop Storage Pockets from Sew Delicious are easy and fun to sew. Tweens would love a pocket for organizing, and your favorite crafter would likely love one too!


Hot/Cold Packs
The Smashed Peas + Carrots Hot/Cold Packs help make everything better; add warmth to chilly mornings at the bus stop, or cool a strain or bump. These are also fun to make in multiples, so you can gift one to your each of your friends, to the neighbor kids, etc.


Canvas + Leather Lunch Bag
The Pretty Prudent Canvas + Leather Lunch Bag would make an especially nice present for men on your gift giving list.


Lazy Days Doll Skirt
If you know someone who loves 18-inch dolls, the Lazy Days Doll Skirt from Oliver + S might be just the right project! Match the doll skirt and a kid-sized skirt (free tutorial on the same site) for a lovely gift set.


Easy Infinity Scarf
A Sew Can She Easy Infinity Scarf can feature your favorite fabrics. Make one for each of your friends!


Self Binding Baby Blanket
Little ones on your list can cuddle up with this easy, Self Binding Baby Blanket via Diary of a Quilter.


Easy Pillowcase
Our How to Sew a Pillowcase PDF excerpt from Shea Hendersons’s School of Sewing: Learn It, Teach It, Sew Together shows you how to make a quick, custom case!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Sew Mama Sew Beginner Sewing Tutorials, 10 Beginner Bag Tutorials, 12 Favorite Beginner Sewing Projects

Mix It


Homemade Twix Bars
You’d better make an extra batch of these Homemade Twix Bars from I Heart Naptime!

Print It


Jar of Buttons Gift Tag
The sweet Jar of Buttons Gift Tags from Live Laugh Rowe are perfect toppers for your newly-sewn gifts!

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 shipping 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 companies that contribute prizes.

Tote-ally Amazing Bags: 30 Quick and Easy Bags to Make for All Occasions

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Author: Helen Angharad Henley
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

The tote bag in its humblest form is a simple rectangular bag with two handles, but the possibilities offered by the style are limitless. This colorful book guides the reader through all the possible incarnations of the tote bag, from children’s bags and simple grocery totes to stylish shoulder bags in contemporary fabrics, with patterns ranging from the fun to the functional. With more than 30 projects complete with colorful photos and full-size patterns, this book imparts lots of useful tips to help you achieve a truly professional finish. Techniques cover all the basics of machine sewing and finishing, from straight seams to topstitching, as well as detailed instructions on the specifics of bag construction, handle making, patch and zipped pockets, and interlining. And the styles in this book range from appliqué to stenciled designs using fabric paint, giving you the freedom to design the tote-ally amazing bag of your dreams!

Two $25 Gift Certificates to Fiddlehead Artisan Supply
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About Fiddlehead Artisan Supply:
Fiddlehead Artisan Supply opened its doors in May 2011 in Belfast, Maine’s thriving downtown area. They sell books, fabric, ribbon, trim and more, including patterns (like the Citronille patterns we recently featured in a pattern challenge)!

‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y: Over 40 Handmade Holiday Decorations

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Author: Kathy Sheldon
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Fa la la la . . . MORE! Crafters couldn’t get enough of the adorable projects in Fa la la la Felt, so here are over 40 new whimsical felt crafts to celebrate Christmas with handmade style. Many of the same awesomely talented designers (and several new ones!) have returned to create pretty ornaments like Beaded Star Baubles, Sparkly Icicles, a Shining Star Tree Topper (and a partridge in a pear tree) to a pink poinsettia wreath, Yule log, snow bunny tree skirt, and lots of stockings to hang by the chimney with care; these holiday items will make your season merry and bright.

Check out our 2014 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are 2015 gift ideas:

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

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230 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 4: Easy Gifts for Beginners to Sew

  1. Lucia says:

    Thanks for all of the creative ideas! and uh-oh Twix bars…..!

  2. Ari says:

    The hot and cold packs seem very helpful.

  3. Andi in California says:

    I love the self-binding baby blanket and the pillowcase. I will definitely have to save those for future reference.

  4. Aimee in IN says:

    This is instant gratification sewing heaven.

  5. Amanda in TX says:

    I love the buttons tag! And the self-binding blanket. Might try that one! 🙂

  6. Stephanie says:

    Love the “felt-y” book!!

  7. Beth in WA says:

    Homemade Twix – Yummy!! Great list! Thanks!

  8. Teri in CA says:

    Cute infinity scarf. The button tags are super cute.

  9. Liesel in KS says:

    The hot cold packs are such a great idea!!

  10. Love the leather and flannel snap scarf–for guys too!

  11. auschick in va says:

    ooh, home made twix bars!

  12. Oh my gosh! Those recipes look amazing!!

  13. Michelle Smith in Michigan says:

    I’m loving the embroidery hoop pockets. Great way to use these for another great purpose!
    Michelle in Michigan

  14. Kristie in WA says:

    I love everything on this list. Great ideas. Thanks!

  15. Sonya says:

    oooh, the plaid and leather snap scarf is so nice! …and those homemade twix bars…. they look dangerous 😉 Lusting after the book of felt Christmas decor. Hoping to win!
    Sonya in Michigan

  16. Ginger in NJ says:

    I LOVE that plaid and leather neckwarmer. I have a small piece of pink plaid flannel that I couldn’t figure out what to make with — now I know! 🙂

  17. stefanie in MN says:

    The jar of buttons gift tags are perfect. Thank you!

  18. Samantha in CA says:

    Twix bars! Those look delicious. Cute flannel and leather scarf

  19. Karrie in MI says:

    Those twix bars look so good!

  20. What great, useful gifts. Those pillow cases are really cute!

  21. Whitner says:

    Doll skirts all the way. With 2 girls, I have tons of dolls around here. They would love it!

  22. Sandy in Ohio says:

    The leather and flannel scarf is my favorite.

  23. Hilary says:

    Love the blanket and the button tag

  24. Carrie says:

    I think I have to try the infinity scarf. It seems like the easy gift for all the women in my family. Thanks!

  25. Robin E. in AZ says:

    My oldest, away at college in the mountains, needs some of the warm stuff here. 😀 Thank you.

  26. the doll skirt is so adorable and easy looking!

  27. Shauna in MD says:

    I think my little and I will attempt pillow cases together!

  28. Barbara in SC says:

    Love all these ideas but am going to try the self binding baby blanket Now!!

  29. Jodie in NJ says:

    Love an easy project.

  30. Chiska in WY says:

    I want to try those Twix Bars!

  31. Carrie in NY says:

    The doll skirt idea is so cute!

  32. Kristin says:

    Loving that leather and plaid scarf!

  33. Janelle Thietje-Dunn says:

    Great roundup for today. I’ve been looking for a simple pillow case pattern – thanks!

  34. Christine Jones says:

    Great ideas! Thanks so much for getting me in the holiday mood!

  35. Jess from WA says:

    I think homemade hot packs are better than the store-bought gel ones; they seem to heat up more evenly.

    (I’m not sure if my comment went through right or not; sorry if this is a double)

  36. Shannon in Wa says:

    I dig the leather snap scarf

  37. FRe2bfree says:

    I need that Hot/Cold Pack!

  38. Jennifer in MA says:

    Hot/cold packs, embroidery hoop organizer…what to make, what to make!

  39. Emily from MT says:

    Love those rice bags! Such great gifts! Pillowcases is a good reminder too! Great selection! Thanks.

  40. Alexis in UT says:

    Homemade Twix bars! Yes, please.

  41. Brenda in NE says:

    So much fun to make things — great ideas. Could have eaten those bars right off of the screen!

  42. amber says:

    Love the button gift tags!

  43. L says:

    Sophmore year of college, I made matching pillowcases for all of my friends who lived in our dorm suite. Fun!

  44. Jenna in MA says:

    I love the felty ornaments book!

  45. Stephanie says:

    All of these are great quick projects for holiday sewing! Stephanie-AR

  46. Carrie in MN says:

    I need to whip up a few more hot/cold packs. I can vouch for the fact that they are easy (and practical)!

  47. Jayne TN says:

    I’ve always wanted to make an infinity scarf!!

  48. Rachel B says:

    doll skirt. yay. doll lalalala la la la la.

  49. Amanda at APO says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! A little something for everyone.

  50. MelodyJ in VA says:

    Homemade Twix Bar is a good idea.

  51. Ramona from MI says:

    I have the supplies ready for the flannel and snap scarves.

  52. Sandy Ross says:

    Very dangerous with all those yummy looking treats!

  53. Mandi says:

    I’ve made many hot/cold packs and pillowcases as gifts. Have lots of fabric for infinity scarves… maybe I’ll do those this year!

  54. Katie in GA says:

    Thanks for linking the homemade Twix bars! My Halloween stash is already running out…

  55. Shannon says:

    Really excited about the Twix bar recipe. Thank you!

  56. Kate in WA says:

    I love the leather and flannel scarf!

  57. Amy in IL says:

    Love the doll skirt idea and I need to make the twix bar cookies.

  58. Jeni in IN says:

    I just clicked on 5 of these items…That’s unheard of for me. GREAT list!

  59. Kati says:

    The matching girl and doll skirts are so cute.

  60. Jamie says:

    Oh wow, those twin bars look divine! And my girls (all of them) would love matching doll skirts!

  61. Deanna says:

    The snap scarf will make the perfect gift!

  62. Jen K says:

    Those twix bars look so good!

  63. kathyh in OR says:

    Pillowcases are always a useful gift

  64. ybat says:

    I love the canvas and leather lunch bag.

  65. Marin says:

    thanks

  66. Samina says:

    Love the button gift tags. I’ll have to print them out for my gift-giving this year.

  67. Angela in KS says:

    Pillow cases are now on my make list for gifts.

  68. Angela in KS says:

    My daughter saw the doll and girl skit picture and promptly told me “I want that for my birthday”!

  69. Barb b in Canada says:

    that snap scarf is lovely!

  70. Jennifer in CA says:

    Some really lovely ideas here, especially the snap scarf and the craft hoop pockets. Sidetracked by the Twix bars, though. Always wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  71. Liza in Massachusetts says:

    So love the Lazy Days Skirt tutorial for girls and DOLLS!!

  72. sarah o says:

    omg, homemade twix bars, are you serious!? yaaauuummm

  73. Jessie Hansen says:

    My 9 year old son is getting a sewing machine for his birthday, as I’m teaching him to sew. Maybe if I won that gift card he could pick out some of his own fabric for jammies or something.

  74. That scarf is a great idea!! I always struggle with knowing how to tie my scarf and that takes all of the guess-work out!

  75. Patti says:

    my picky granddaughter loves twix. Thanks for the recipe!

  76. Kathy h in Pa says:

    The skirts for the girl and doll are so cute. And the twix bars recipe is one I will have to try.

  77. Angie in LA says:

    The flannel snap scarf is very smart looking. I also love the embroidery hoop organizer – very sweet!

  78. Delia in VA says:

    I love the lunch bag. I think it would be a neat way to wrap a gift too.

  79. Dawn in VA says:

    Loving the matching skirts for girls and dolls! May have to try that one. Thanks.

  80. Dawn in VA says:

    Loving the matching skirts for girls and dolls! May

  81. Andrea S. in WV says:

    I love the embroidery hoop storage idea! Thanks for the great suggestions!

  82. Silvia says:

    Thanks for these ideas! Love the Embroidery Hoop Storage Pockets.

  83. Renea says:

    I had already pinned many of these projects to my Pinterest boards. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Karen A says:

    I have infinity scarfs on my to make list.

  85. Kimberly S says:

    Thank you for putting this together every year. I love it!

  86. Maggie in MN says:

    Love these ideas!!

  87. Beth in MI says:

    SO many cool ideas!

  88. Don’t you just looove the button tags?
    Happy crafting, everyone!

  89. emilia in CA says:

    Hot and cold packs are always a hit! and those twix bars look great!

  90. Suzanne S says:

    The button jar cards are very sweet. What a good idea to use up spare and odd buttons.

  91. Mary says:

    The embroidery hook would make a perfect gift for my hard to buy for sewing friend.

  92. Anke in Germany says:

    The scarf with the leather is so great!

  93. Cecilia says:

    My girls are learning to see and this skirt is a great project for them! Thank you!

  94. Karen says:

    OMG that doll and girl skirt! I love it! i think i need to make that for my daughter!

  95. Judi B in VA says:

    So many wonderful ideas today. I’m having a hard time choosing.

  96. Erin says:

    That baby blanket is great!

  97. Cristine in tx says:

    That snap scarf is awfully cute!

  98. Harley Rast Williams says:

    Very cute ideas. And those homemade twix bars look so yummy!

    Harley in AL

  99. Susanne in MI says:

    I would love to make some of the hot/cold packs for my kids/grandkids.

  100. Elise in GA says:

    I am gonna have to try the twix bars!

  101. Robin in Maryland says:

    I’m going to try those twix bars this weekend!

  102. Judith says:

    With the weather getting colder, I need to make a few of those cute little hot/cold packs. They’ll come in handy.

  103. Garilyn in Ohio says:

    Love the tutorial! I need to try the self binding blanket.

  104. Elisabeth in UT says:

    Yum on the Twix bars! My aunt made us hot/cold packs when I was a teenager, and I still love mine.

  105. bookboxer says:

    I feel like I can actually DO these projects – great for a newbie like me! Many thanks

  106. Marya in NJ says:

    Another great day of gift options!

  107. Laurie in CO says:

    Homemade twix bars?! Yummy!

  108. Donna says:

    I love all of the ideas! The matching skirts for my grand daughter and her doll will be a hit. And who can pass up a self binding blanket and a new pillowcase. I can already see you have a lot of fun things for us this year.

  109. Lee in MI says:

    Embroidery hoop organizer? Awesome! Twin bars look yummy!

  110. Karen in IN says:

    Those twix bars look amazing!

  111. Donna Lee says:

    Thank you for the little girl/doll skirt idea, which is perfect for encouraging young sewists!

  112. Michaela in tx says:

    I love a quick baby present like the self binding blanket. And that felt book!? Off to look it up on Amazon!

  113. Brie says:

    Love that Tis the Season to be Felty

  114. Patti McGarry in PA says:

    Love that lunch bag! I know the perfect person to gift it to!

  115. Maria Metcalfe in TX says:

    Forgot to add my state 😛

  116. Sarah J. in OH says:

    I love the matching skirts! The infinity scarf might just be teacher gifts this season (my kids should be able to sew most of it)!!

  117. Maria Metcalfe says:

    Must try that lunch bag and the flannel scarf!

  118. carol in ky says:

    i love making bags! it’s my go to gift for baby showers

  119. Marian Allen in Georgia says:

    Twin bars YUM!

  120. Lovi in MI says:

    I love the embroidery hoop storage pockets! Clever!

  121. Cathie says:

    I just love all the ldeas. Better get sewing.
    Cathie in Ca

  122. Laura in MD says:

    I love that scarf with snaps! 🙂

  123. JMJ says:

    I’ve made lots of pillow cases but think I might try some of the snap scarves!!!!

  124. Sue says:

    I just ate the last Twix bar from the Halloween leftovers! Guess I can make some Twix bars to feed my addiction! Thanks for the recipe.

  125. Becky says:

    I think pillowcases would be so fun to make all the kids this year. Simple and quick and FUN!!! Thanks for the idea.

  126. jen in OR says:

    great you guys keep doing this!

  127. Diane B says:

    Totally digging the Leather and Flannel Snap Scarf! Flannel is so warm, so breathable since it’s cotton vs the poly blends like fleece. Thank you for the tutorial and I know just the person who will wear it:)Huge fan of twix candy bars so I’ll be giving the recipe a shake!

    Diane in VA

  128. Jenifer Sullivan says:

    The button gift tags are beyond adorable!
    from Jenny in California

  129. Julie says:

    OMG … Who knew!!!!????? Homemade Twix bars????

    And I love the Button tags. Lots of amazing projects!

  130. Dawn in Indiana says:

    I love the Snap Scarf.

  131. Jenni in WA says:

    Wow – homemade twix bars. Can’t wait to try them.

  132. Cary in VA says:

    I love the jar of button gift tags. This will be a must for a few gifts!

  133. Angela in Kentucky says:

    I love the hot/cold packs and the twix bars. YUM!!!!!!!

  134. Cheri says:

    I like the idea of making a skirt for the girl and matching for the doll! My GD’s have American Girl dolls… bet they’d like to give this a try!

  135. Judith Martinez says:

    Those twix bars look yummy!!! I keep thinking I should make a set of cold/hot packs to keep on hand.

  136. Ashlyn in Colorado says:

    I want to make that lunch bag for myself! So cute! And the hot/cold packs do make great gifts!

  137. Megan in VA says:

    I love today’s post on beginner gift projects. It’s great that there are many options out there for every sewing level.

  138. Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen says:

    Great timing for the Easy infinity scarf!!!

  139. Erin says:

    I love the simplicity of the pillow cases.

  140. Joy says:

    Love the infinity scarf ! My daughters are interested in learning to sew and this would be absolutely perfect!

  141. Miranda says:

    Love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. M_Walls says:

    Love the snap scarf!

  143. Anne Marie says:

    Great ideas – the twix bars are a must make!!

  144. fenna says:

    the leather and flannel scarf looks so cool!

  145. christina in vt says:

    Ah, we just ate all the Twix bars from my daughter’s Halloween stash… must make more!

  146. Juliet in GA says:

    The lazy days skirt will be perfect for gifting and those twix bars look so delicious!!

  147. Becca in UT says:

    Cute scarves! Those may go on my gifting list. 🙂

  148. Shawna says:

    The Hot & Cold packs would make a good gift!

  149. Mary Ann in SC says:

    My daughter might be getting a sewing machine for Christmas. These are some great ideas to remember! Especially the doll skirt.

  150. Eleanor in NC says:

    Must make the twix bars!

  151. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Thank you for the reminder of that great doll/girl skirt set! Perfect for gifting 🙂

  152. Anya says:

    The canvas and leather lunch bag is great!

  153. Sarah in NC says:

    Great prizes today! Thanks for the chance to win!

  154. Michelle in OH says:

    The gift tags are so cute!

  155. Logan says:

    Those twix bars are making my mouth water. The infinity scarf is pretty sweet too.

  156. karen in CA USA says:

    I must be hungry since I’m always drawn to the treat section of these posts. Homemade Twix! Sign me up!

  157. Melissa says:

    Ooh! I love the felt book. The Twix bars look pretty yummy too!

  158. Annie says:

    Love the matching kid and doll skirts!

    Would love to win the tote bag book. I have an awesome 1970s tote bag book and it would be great to compare them! 🙂

  159. Heidi Anderson says:

    Love the canvas lunch tote tutorial. I made a similar one for my husband but this tutorial is muck simpler to follow. Thanks!

  160. Charlotte in Ga says:

    Great Ideas. Love the scarfs! thanks,

  161. Terri says:

    Hubby is definitely getting a lunch bag for Christmas! Thank you!!! : )

  162. Christine in CA says:

    The button jar gift tags are too cute! I’m definitely making some of those for my sewing friends!

  163. kim t. says:

    oh those twix bars look delish!

  164. Mandi in MO says:

    Love the infinity scarf and the self-binding baby blanket, but I’m most excited about those Twix bars!

  165. Kristi R in CA says:

    Love the infinity scarf! My girls would love to make pillowcases too!

  166. Erin says:

    Twix bars, felt decorations, and easy projects for holidays….perfect!

  167. Kelley says:

    My favorite are the leather/flannel scarf and the homemade twix bars!

  168. Kristin in MT says:

    Those twix bars look delicious!

  169. I was just thinking that I needed to figure out the best way to make an infinity scarf for myself this winter– and here’s a tutorial! Nice!

  170. Tina in NJ says:

    I like the pillow case.

  171. Deb H. in PA says:

    I love making the pillowcases for my grands. They have them for every holiday.

  172. Laura in Oh says:

    Love the matching skirts. My daughter is learning to sew and that would be the perfect next project for her.

  173. Rochelle says:

    Great ideas. Looking at the infinity scarf and the hot/cold packs.

  174. Nancy R says:

    I have a large embroidery hoop bumping around and now I know what I will make!

  175. Charlotte in MI says:

    I know exactly what I’m making my dad for Christmas now.. thank you so much for the Canvas and Leather lunch bag idea!!!

  176. Monique says:

    Homemade Twix Bars and Hot/Cold Packs. Great day!

  177. Megan in OR says:

    Oooh, love that leather and flannel scarf! I know several people who’d love to get that under the tree…

  178. Jenny L says:

    I can see that it’s time to start my holiday sewing!

  179. sue says:

    You might want to change the heading on the pillowcase picture. You have two that say self binding blanket. One should say pillowcase.

  180. Cinnamon in OR says:

    Love the leather and flannel scarf combo, thanks for sharing it!

  181. Suz in MD says:

    Yum, can’t wait to try the homemade Twix bars, my husband’s favorite… (On the other hand, that post also includes a link to homemade Snickers bars, MY fave…) Thanks!

  182. Liz says:

    I love hand made holidays!
    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  183. Cheri In NY says:

    Just love those little cards with the buttons. Such fun creative ideas. Can’t wait to retire and craft all day long!!!!

  184. Bobby Powell says:

    The prizes today, you are killing me. My daughter wants to learn to sew but she is only 9. I’m not sure if that is too young to get her a simple machine or not. I’m not sure she would take to it quite yet. I thought of waiting a few more years.

  185. cecile says:

    Lovely ideas ! Thank you.

  186. Natalie in Ohio says:

    I teach sewing lessons, and many of these projects would be perfect for my students! I’ll have to pass them along!

  187. Heidi in SD says:

    Love the matching skirts!

  188. Elizabeth says:

    The embroidery hoop storage pockets is so cute! I also like the infinity scarf.

  189. Jennifer W in SC says:

    I have made many hot/cold packs, but I have never thought to personalize them with an embroidered design… love this!!!

  190. Lydia in WA says:

    the leather and flannel snap scarf is quite sharp looking. Saved this one to tutorials.

  191. Ashley in IL says:

    Love the self-binding baby blanket tutorial. Looks so easy!

  192. Tammie Schaffer says:

    Love the button gift tags, they’d be fun to add to our quilt guild gift swap – Tammie KS

  193. Whitney in Maine says:

    The self binding baby blanket is my go to baby shower gift!!

  194. susan says:

    Oooh I love the scarf patterns – great ideas for holiday gifts!

  195. Kate in MO says:

    The giveaway book about felt looks fun!

  196. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    Ooh this is perfect timing! I bought some fabric to make a cute scarf for our Christmas card pics, but was planning to just wing it. The infinity scarf tutorial may greatly increase my odds of success, lol.

  197. Mrs. C from TN says:

    Great tutorial on that baby blanket! Wish I’d known about it over the summer when a friend asked for help making one!

  198. Brandi says:

    I love the infinity scarf tutorial–I can’t wait to make some for my friends! Also, her book, “Just For You” is amazing.

  199. Whitney in SC says:

    Great ideas for both beginners and experienced folks alike!

  200. Nupur in GA says:

    The jar of buttons gift tag is the CUTEST thing!!

  201. Becky says:

    The bag book looks really useful!

  202. Cinnamom in MN says:

    Self binding baby blankets looks great…Have to keep it in mind. Trying to get the twix bars OUT of my mind…

  203. KathyL says:

    The lunch bag is super cute!

  204. Debbie says:

    I love those cute button jar gift tags!

  205. SS in NH says:

    Homemade Twix bars – makes me want to go to the grocery store right now!

  206. Heather in VA says:

    So excited to be reading and participating in handmade holidays once again. Love the embroidery hoop storage project so much!

  207. Vicki C in Texas says:

    Really cute ideas! These would be great last minute gifts to sew up too!

  208. marilyn in WA says:

    I love the hot and cold packs.

  209. Luiza from Brazil says:

    Those are very special gifts. lovely 🙂

  210. Southern Gal says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorial links!

    I live in SC.

  211. Sharee Nieder says:

    Thanks for running the Handmade for the Holidays series again! I look forward to it every year. I especially like the baby blanket and the hot/cold packs in today’s list.

  212. jessicac says:

    I love the Handmade Holidays posts! so many wonderful ideas.

  213. Brooke says:

    Brooke from TX 🙂

  214. Marjorie says:

    Such cute ideas! Thank you!

  215. Nikkee in wa says:

    Or homemade twix even…. Thanks autocorrect

  216. Nikkee in wa says:

    Homemade raid? Yup those need to be made when I visit my sister…

  217. Pat Upton says:

    Love the infinity scarf and the canvas and leather lunch bag! Must try them! Thanks!

  218. Stacy S. says:

    Love the hot/cold packs!

  219. Ellen says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! This has really gotten me in the spirit and inspired!
    Ellen from MA

  220. Julie From Utah says:

    I love that scarf from Delia, and those Twix bars, yum! Thanks for the round up!

  221. Cindi in GA says:

    I love, love, love the embroidery hoop organizers…Fun and functional.

  222. T in MA says:

    I could really use a Homemade Twix Bar today.

  223. Franny in PA says:

    This is my favorite season on sewmamasew!! I love the daily round ups of great things to make.

  224. Amanda MI says:

    In MI 🙂

  225. Amanda says:

    I love all of these handmade holiday gift ideas! Thanks for sharing

  226. My daughter would love to make that doll skirt! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

  227. Ooh homemade twix bars, I like the sound of that! 🙂

  228. Barbara says:

    I’m not sure I can resist those homemade Twix bars!

  229. Heidi says:

    Omg! That embroidery hoop organizer is genius + I just love the button tags, I’m gonna make some right now!

  230. Rebecca Watkins says:

    I love the idea of making a matching doll skirt.

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