Get inspired to create a beautiful and unique gift with this collection curated by Kim!


Today’s Guest Curator:
Kim Andersson from I ADORE PATTERN

From Kim:
Kim Andersson of I ADORE PATTERN is an Aussie who moved to sunny California to pursue her dreams of design, love, and life. A lifetime crafter and sewist, Kim has launched two fabric collections with Windham Fabrics (Tidal Lace & Good Hair Day) and has been a graphic designer for over 25yrs. When she isn’t busy creating, Kim spends her time having tea parties and chasing after a house full of boys. To find out more about Kim, her designs, and projects check out her website or follow her on Instagram

Make It


Handmade Wood Base Pincushion
These Wood Based Pincushions from Sotak Handmade are a perfect gift for any one who sews. So adorable.


Monochrome Pillow
For the Modern Minimalist in your life these Monochrome Pillows by Modern Handcraft are perfect paired back design. I also think that a rainbow group of them would be spectacular for your less minimalist Design Lover!


DIY Wrapped Rope Necklace
You could keep the monochromatic theme going or use any color combination in this DIY Wrapped Rope Necklace by Alice and Lois. Using Embroidery thread with a pop of metallic color from gold jump rings you could make someone very happy with this stylish accessory.


Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray
I’ve always found Anna’s patterns to be clear and easy to follow and they produce such wonderfully designed projects. These Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray by Noodlehead make great functional decor pieces, the leather accents are a great way to add a polished finish.


Pocket Holders
Your design loving family and friends will love these functional and adorable Pocket Potholders by Very Shannon. Customize them to fit in with their kitchen decor.


Quilty Mistletoe Selfie Backdrop
The Quilty Mistletoe Selfie Backdrop by The Tattooed Quilter for The Sewing Party is such a cool idea for all those Design Lovers on Social Media. I think it would be amazing with some improve piecing on the back so that you could hang it on the wall as a mini quilt all year then flip it around for some Holiday cheer!


Coiled Raffia Basket
These Coiled Raffia Baskets add a wonderful pop of color to any decor and you can make them any size and shape that you want. Whether your stitches are random or more uniform you’re creating a wonderful finish to these baskets.


Draft a Boxy Tee
What a wonderful gift for your very special Design Lover. Cal Patch leads you through all the steps to drafting and making a bespoke Boxy Tee. If you also love dyeing your own fabric it would be a great way to further personalize this project. Don’t you just love those pockets!


Graphic Needlepoint Trivets
Triangles, crosses and herringbone stripes give these Graphic Needlepoint Trivets by Purl Soho a sophisticated and modern feel, a great addition to any table.


Handmade Gift Tag Printable
A fabulous Gift Tag Printable from Alice and Lois for all your hand made holiday gifts.


Christmas Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags
Beautiful gift wrapping paper and gift tags from We Are Scout, wonderful left plain or colored in.

Related posts you might enjoy: Passion for Color, Little Yuma Pillow, and Dancing Diamonds Mini Quilt

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Sew4Home Bags and Totes: 10 Easy, Fashionable Projects Anyone Can Sew

(US/Canada shipping only.)

Author: Liz Johnson and Anne Adams
Publisher: Fons & Porter

Hit the town, office or schoolyard with these one-of-a-kind bags and totes! In this handy beginner’s guide, the experts behind Sew4Home.com show you how to create ten hip projects, from clutches and shoulder bags to a slick yoga mat sling and a vintage kids’ book bag. No paper patterns required!

Throughout Sew4Home Bags and Totes, you’ll find step-by-step instructions and sewing tutorials. Learn to make ruffles, fussy cut fabric, add an inset zipper, and other design details to give your bag a professional finish. Thanks to authors Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, learning to sew trend-setting bags and totes has never been easier or more fashionable!

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

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 21: Bags to Make and Give
November 20: Lacey Christmas
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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