Welcome back for the fourth day of our 10th Annual Handmade Holidays series! Wendy Robbins has collected some inspiring projects to make for the little ones in your life. Pick a few of your favorites and get started on your Christmas gift sewing today! And, don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end.

Today’s Guest Curator:
Wendy Robbins from My French Twist

From Wendy:
Hi. A few years ago, I grew my craft cottage industry into a nationwide manufacturing company. A few years later, I sold it. Now I’m embarking on a year of making beautiful things, just for the love of it. I’m tackling all those creative projects I’ve placed on the “back burner.” You can follow my journey at My French Twist.

Make It


Dinosaur Small World in a Suitcase
This Dinosaur Small World in a Suitcase from The Craft Train will usher your child into a fantasy world of prehistoric fun. All you need is an old toy suitcase, a few craft materials, and some imagination.


Mermaid Tail Blanket
What could spur more imagination than this Mermaid Tail Blanket by Made for Mermaids. And if that’s not enough, a pattern is included for your little one’s dolly as well!


Superhero Hooded Towels
Your kids will use these towels for years! I made a similar version of these for my son when he was little, and it became his favorite towel/toy/cape for several years. These Superhero Hooded Towels from Crazy Little Projects is a timeless idea!


Tic Tac Toe Game Board Bag
This Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board Bag from Premeditated Leftovers is not only super easy to make, it is a great travel game for kids. This is perfect as a stocking stuffer as well!


Toy Sleeping Bags
These Toy Sleeping Bags from Melanie Ham stole my heart. When my children were small, they were always “tucking in” their dolls and stuffed animals. These sleeping bags would have been ideal!


Magnetic Fabric Fish
What child doesn’t like to go fishing? Even if it’s cold or rainy outside, these Magnetic Fabric Fish from Homemade Gifts Made Easy can be used indoors!


Fort Kit for Kids
What crafter doesn’t have some extra fabric lying around? And what better way to use it than to build a fort? See how you can assemble a Fort Kit for Kids at See Vanessa Craft.


DIY Felt Vegetable Garden
This DIY Felt Vegetable Garden by Lia Griffith is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve seen. What a lovely idea for a budding little horticulturalist.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Fleece Veggie SetGreat Gumball Challenge Game, and Gnome Game Project

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.

Change-Up Patchwork

(US shipping only.)

Author: Nancy Zieman
Publisher: Nancy Zieman

Nine quilt designs based on the traditional 4-patch, 9-patch and square within a square, made new with a little creative flair. Learn Nancy’s speedy-and-easy process of using strips and straight stitching to make a variety of modern patchwork quilts and table runners. Use Nancy’s method to create additional designs with graph paper. Turn to the front of the book for recommended supplies, tools and tips on basic quilting techniques such as cutting fabric strips, stitching and pressing strips.

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

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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