Make this a romantic Lacey Christmas by adding a touch of lace to your gifts and decorations. Gather together your lace scraps, vintage doilies, and linens that have seen better days, and make some beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations for your home.


Today’s Guest Curator:
Lisa from Pink Hollybush Designs

From Lisa:
Hi, I’m Lisa. I sew, smock and blog over at Pink Hollybush Designs. Pink Hollybush Designs specializes in fabrics and patterns for smocking, but I also sew for myself and my adult daughters, so my blog covers a little bit of everything when it comes to sewing! I am excited to guest curate this post for Sew Mama Sew, and share with you a Lacey Christmas. When you are through checking out these fun projects, come on over to my blog, check out some more sewing ideas, and sign up for my newsletter. To celebrate, I am giving away two five-yard packets of tatting to newsletter subscribers to help get you started on your own Lacey Christmas! You can follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook, as well my blog for more sewing and smocking ideas.

Make It


Lacey Stockings
Decorate your home for the holidays, by whipping up some lacey stockings following Laura’s tutorial from Décor to Adore.

While you are at Décor to Adore, check out the napkin rings made with lace! Your holiday table would look amazing with one of these at each place setting.


Lace Tree Ornament 
Of course the tree needs some lace and Karen from Todolwen will walk you through making a lovely tree ornament using lace and drop clothes!


Patchwork and Lace Pillow 
Decorate your home with a patchwork and lace pillow with Carry Away Quilting. You can make yours in Christmas fabrics, or follow Taunja’s lead and use colors that match your décor for a year round decoration.


Pincushion 
For a sewing friend, whip up a fun pincushion from a vintage doily. This tutorial from Fiberlicious shows you how to use any shape doily you have on hand.


Covered Hangers 
On the SAGANews blog, Julie will walk you through using vintage linens to cover padded hangers. These would make lovely gifts for friends or bring a smile to your face when you walk in your closet on a cold winter morning.


Table Runner 
For another quick gift, follow Jenny’s 20 minute table runner tutorial and use up your odds and ends of scrap fabrics and lace.


Mini Quilt
Or make Carried Away Quilting’s quick mini quilt with a lace border.


Fabric Wrapped Tin Cans 
For a last minute hostess gift, My Sweet Things shows you how to decorate, of all things, a tin can with lace. Add a small poinsettia or fresh flowers and you are good to go.


Printable Gift Tags 
Once you have finished your lacey Christmas gifts, wrap them up in burlap and lace and attach one of these free gift tags from Village Glam Studio.


Lace Cookies 
Now that you have figured out your Lacey Christmas gifts and decorations, sit down with a cup of tea and a lace cookie from Two Peas in a Pod!

Related posts you might enjoy: Lace Jewelry Frame and Vintage Christmas.

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Author: Betsan Corkhill
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

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Author: Maryanne Moodie
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

In On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms. Split by loom type—circular, rectangular, and even found objects—24 lush, bohemian, and uniquely modern projects for the home and to wear draw deeply on the nostalgic quality of vintage textiles. In addition to the how-to, this is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium, from learning which materials to use for different effects to discovering how to use color to create vintage-inspired projects with a modern twist.

Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 19: Gifts for Artists
November 18: Scrap Busters
November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman
November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss
November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts
November 14: Table Runners
November 13: Gifts for the Cook
November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer
November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts
November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 9: Heirloom Gifts
November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays
November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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