Are the projects flying as fast as the days on your calendar? You can make multiple gifts at a time and sew efficiently with Jennifer’s great mix of ideas!


Today’s Guest Curator: Jennifer Heynen from Jenniferjanbgles.com

From Jennifer:
I love the holidays! It’s an excuse to get extra crafty (not that we really need one). You can sign up for my Makers Club newsletters to receive three free PDF patterns: Happy Scrappy Scarves, Ice Cream Pin Cushion and Whimsical Flower Pins.

My new book Stitch Kitsch with C&T is out now. I also design fabric for In The Beginning Fabrics and have a line of sewing patterns and needlecraft kits under the name Jennifer Jangles. You can see it all at Jenniferjangles.com!

(Stitch Kitsch is still available as a giveaway in our Sweet Softies post!)

Make It


Pin Cushion Mice
Bustle and Sew’s darling Pin Cushion Mice are fun for the craft room or play time for kids.


Sturdy Fabric Basket
Sturdy Fabric Baskets from Lillyella are a welcome gift for everyone on your list!


Heating Pad for Shoulders + Neck
The Heating Pad for Shoulders + Neck from Sew Can She is great for your favorite office professional, teacher, family athlete, kid… It’s a great gift for everyone!


Owl Pins + Pine Cone Trees
Find these cute, little Owl Pins + Pine Cone Trees at Handbehg (Owl in 2013 PDF, Pinecone Trees in 2015).


Luggage Tags
Send loved ones off on new year adventures with new Luggage Tags from Delicious Reads.


Rag Rug Coasters
627 Handworks Rag Rug Coasters are a portable and thrifty project, and a useful gift too.


Flower Shower Tea Cozy
Pair our pretty Flower Shower Tea Cozy with a nice selection of tea! This project was designed by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier of Pretty Things for Sew Mama Sew.


Half Square Triangle Coasters
Olivia Jane Handcrafted shows you how to use your scraps for these happy Half Square Triangle Coasters.


Scrap Busting Bookmarks
And speaking of scraps… Jennifer Jangles has a Scrap Busting Bookmark you could give with a favorite book!


Insulated Mason Jar Bag
Kristin’s Insulated Mason Jar Bag here at Sew Mama Sew is a thoughtful gift, and easy to make in multiples.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: How to Sew Multiple Items Quickly + Efficiently, How to Make a Drawstring Bag, 9 Sweet + Small Projects for the Holiday Season

Mix It


Sweet Snowman Cupcakes
Bakerella’s Sweet Snowman Cupcakes would make fun cake pops too. Let it snow!


Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Save some cash and make your favorite Peppermint White Hot Chocolate at home this holiday season!

Print It


Printable Food Labels
Lia Griffith has a selection of nice, free Printable Food Labels for your holiday baked goods.


Tic Tac Labels
Somewhat Simple adds a touch of whimsy to standard treats with these Tic Tac Labels.

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.

Big Hook Rag Crochet: 25 Quick-Stitch Designs to Make Using Leftover Fabric

(US shipping only.)

Author: Dedri Uys
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Have fun with a craft that’s quick, easy, and eco-friendly! This great new crochet style uses a large hook—which works up fast, simple stitches—plus strips of fabric made from unwanted garments or a stash of leftovers. The result: a sturdy, textured weave that’s ideal for home accessories, garments, and bags. Crochet cozy slippers, accent rugs, cushions, a variety of baskets, placemats, and more. These crafty creations are durable, practical, and pretty, too!

One $25 Gift Certificate to My Modern Quilt Shop

(International winners OK.)

About My Modern Quilt Shop:
My Modern Quilt Shop launched in 2012 to fulfill a long-time dream of owning a fabric shop. Find fabrics, patterns, notions and more!

Sew Adorkable: 15 DIY Projects to Keep You Out of Trouble – Quilts, Clothes & Gear for the Chic Geek

(US-only, digital copy for international winners.)

Author: Samarra Khaja
Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books

Sew 15 conversation starters, from cheeky wearables (TRAWRzers!) to quirky quilts and home decor. Make a puffy quilt that looks like candy dots, or stitch a tissue box cover that looks like a vintage typewriter. Tailored to smart, talented, crafty folks of all ages, this hilarious book is just as fun to read (trivia time!) as it is chock-full of sewing projects. Bonus: Go “behind the seams” with textile designer Samarra Khaja.

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

Here are 2015 gift ideas:

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