Handmade Holidays Nov. 22: Gifts for Design Lovers

on November 22 | in Handmade Holidays, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 91 Comments

 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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91 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 22: Gifts for Design Lovers

  1. angela in KS says:

    Wonderful stuff!

  2. Rose in MN says:

    Love Anna’s baskets! Her products are always so fresh looking!

  3. […] 25: Gifts for Crafters November 24: Gifts for Fitness Lovers November 23: Wonderful Wreaths November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers November 21: Bags to Make and Give November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists […]

  4. […] Gifts for Design Lovers […]

  5. Jennifer says:

    Oh my gosh! I live them all! The coiled raffia baskets are so sweet! Thank you and Happy Holidays to All!

  6. […] 25: Gifts for Crafters November 24: Gifts for Fitness Lovers November 23: Wonderful Wreaths November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers November 21: Bags to Make and Give November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists […]

  7. Jess in WA says:

    I’ve been looking for a needlepoint pattern to try, these look very accessible.

  8. Angela Brady says:

    Angela in Louisiana

  9. Cary in VA says:

    Love the Tiny Treasure baskets by Anna!

  10. Shannon in WA says:

    ? “yes, i made this” !

  11. Barb K in NE says:

    I like the Tiny Treasures basket!

  12. Breanna usa says:

    The wrapping paper and tags are adorable. My daughter and I are going to enjoy making special tags for gifts.

  13. Jane says:

    I love those little pin cushion. A great idea for my crafty friends(and me too)

  14. Laurie in CO says:

    I love the boxy tee idea.

  15. Mary Beth says:

    Love the pincushions.

    –Mary Beth in MO

  16. Judy In OR says:

    I like the trivets, I could use some of those.

  17. Beautiful gifts! Thank you.

  18. Jeanne says:

    That boxy tee…Looks like a fun challenge!

  19. amber in ny says:

    the trivets are gorgeous.

  20. Claudia says:

    The needle point trivets givee inspiration for a quilt design.

  21. Judi B in VA says:

    Love the rope necklace!

  22. Jayne - TN says:

    What a great idea having a quilt as a selfie back drop!!

  23. Jamie says:

    I need to find bowls like that so I can make those pincushions!!!

  24. […] November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers 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 […]

  25. Ramona in MI says:

    Another great day of fun, interesting things to make!

  26. Amanda B. says:

    Oh my! I have so much embroidery thread. I must make that necklace.

  27. Renea says:

    Love sew many of these projects. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

  28. Lila says:

    Loving a few of these creative ideas… Boxy tee seems to have so many fun possibilites. Baskets – can’t have too many of those! And finally the wrapping paper, cute prints and fun to colour in!

  29. Terry in IL says:

    Those trivets are so beautiful! Purl Soho is one of my favorite shops!

  30. Barb B in BC says:

    This list is so tailored looking. Different from my style but oh so nice! Thanks for sharing all these ideas.

  31. Heidi in wa says:

    Love the necklace! These have all been such unique tutorials! Thanks

  32. Linda Cornwell says:

    Great ideas! I’d like to try those Raffia baskets. I’ve saved the info

    Linda in California

  33. Emma in FL says:

    The pin cushions are so cute!

  34. Tracy Thompson says:

    Some awesome ideas. Thank you!

  35. Liz says:

    Love the printable wrapping paper!
    Nice collection.

  36. Marilyn in WA says:

    Fabulous ideas!

  37. Gweneth says:

    Love all of these projects

  38. Patty says:

    I love those tiny baskets and tray!

  39. Suzanne in IN says:

    I think this is a marvelous collection.

  40. Charlotte in GA says:

    Very neat gift ideas today! Thank you!!!

  41. Lee in MI says:

    I love the tiny treasure baskets and trays!!

  42. Kerry in HI says:

    Those gift tags are great!

  43. jessicac says:

    The wrapping paper is sooooo stylish.

  44. Lydia in WA says:

    Really like the tiny treasures baskets.

  45. Kathy CUMMINGS says:

    thank you. GREAT PROJECTS.

  46. christina says:

    Some really nice gift Ideas in this list’ thanks!

  47. Delia in VA says:

    Some great ideas! I like the tiny treasures basket & tray.

  48. Carol Y says:

    Love the boxy tee – it’s something I would totally make and wear.

  49. Julie says:

    OMG! I am so totally making that mistletoe selfie background! This weekend!

  50. A great collection of makings. Anna’s (noodlehead) patterns are very easy to follow.

  51. Cassandra says:

    I really like the great pot holders and downloadable tags – thanks for the opportunity to win a great book

  52. Audrey says:

    I love the basket and trays!

  53. Linda Fleming says:

    I love the Graphic Needlepoint Trivets by Purl Soho. They have included a wonderful detailed tutorial.

  54. Nita says:

    Pasome gift ideas I never would have thought of… 🙂

  55. Stephanie S says:

    Love these ideas! The necklace and baskets may be my favorite of this set.

  56. Sue says:

    Lots of must make items in this post. Thank you for all the great patterns

  57. Kari in IL says:

    Would love to win one of these books – thanks for the opportunity!

  58. Love the pocket potholders and have just the person in mind for them.

  59. Marian in GA says:

    So many things to do before Christmas!

  60. Ari in NJ says:

    I could definitely see those monochrome cushions on my bed.

  61. JoezGal says:

    Love the graphic needlepoint trivets. FYI: I live in Florida!

  62. Licia from SC says:

    I’m going to make the wrapped rope necklace with kids, and I will look into the Boxy T.
    Lots of great ideas here! Thanks.

  63. Sherry VF says:

    So many great ideas! The raffia baskets are my favorite. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  64. SS in NH says:

    I love the pillow!

  65. Anne Marie says:

    These are great projects.

  66. Rena says:

    Really want that cable book!

  67. Katie in GA says:

    Love the needlepoint trivets!

  68. Bee says:

    Fantastic idea for wrapping paper. I was going to get my children to design their own so I’ll ‘borrow’ this idea and get them to draw circles first and create their own Christmas baubles !! They’ll love the free rein to create something unique.

  69. Cyrus says:

    Those pincushions are fantastic!

  70. April in KS says:

    So many lovely ideas! Thank you for them!

  71. Amy in IL says:

    The radiant baskets look so cool. I will have to see how to make them.

  72. Christine (in California) says:

    The tiny pincushions are cute! But the pillows….awesome!

  73. Eleanor says:

    Cute gift tags!

  74. Margo in WA says:

    Lots of great ideas here!!

  75. Kate in MO says:

    Love the trivets!

  76. Debbie Price says:

    Wow,so many ideas! Some of these can be birthday gifts, house warming, etc. So many new projects, so little time!
    Debbie Price, Indiana

  77. ElizabethD in NY says:

    SMS, you have outdone yourself with this year’s handmade holiday roundups! There are so many projects that I want to make in today’s collection of tutorials, as in those of previous days. On top of all this bounty, new blogs and sites. Thank you.

  78. Kristin says:

    I love the boxy tee!

  79. Tammy in SC says:

    Love the tee!

  80. All fun handmade gift ideas. Love totes.

    QuiltShopGal of CA
    http://www.quiltshopgal.com

  81. Rebecca Kuck says:

    Great projects today!

  82. Ashley in IL says:

    Such great ideas! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  83. Sheri Ricker says:

    Potholders and trivets!! Yes, making those. Thanks so much for for your Handmade Holidays gift series. It is the first thing I do each morning of November, look at your daily offering here. I love it.

  84. Jodie in NJ says:

    Hmm, I hope someone will make me some of these!

  85. Sandy in WA says:

    That Bags and Totes book looks too cool, may have to check it out if I don’t win

  86. Kathy L in VA says:

    The trivets are really cute, and could be made holiday themed for the holiday table!

  87. ParisGrrl at US 09777 says:

    Fun ideas

  88. Deb Joseph says:

    Love these gift posts! Deb from MI

  89. Mandi in CO says:

    Oooh- I like the necklace.

  90. Wendy in MI says:

    I really like the baskets and trays!

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