Handmade Holidays Nov. 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers

on November 5 | in Handmade Holidays, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 95 Comments

 Do you fill your stockings with handmade goodies? For the fifth day of our 10th Annual Handmade Holidays series we put together a variety of stocking stuffer ideas to make for the whole family! And, don’t forget to check out today’s awesome giveaway!

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Boys Bi-Fold Wallet
A great wallet (designed by Crystal for Make It & Love It) for a special boy’s stocking – also makes a great gift card holder.


Chapstick Holder
The perfect gift for everyone who likes to keep their lip balm handy (designed by Ashley for Make It & Love It).


Tissue Holder
‘Tis the season for getting the sniffles. Who wouldn’t like to soothe theirs with this cute sniffle monster tissue holder designed by Robin of Quilting in the Loft?


Hand Warmers
Cold hands require pocket handwarmers. These are scented with essential oils to warm your mood as well as your fingers. (Designed by Jocie of One Project Closer.)


Bottle Cap Pin Cushion
If you are a crafter, chances are you have some crafty friends as well who will love this handy mini pincushion designed by Sachiko of Tea Rose Home!


Superhero Accessories
These superhero accessories (designed by Rebecca of Hugs Are Fun) are super easy to make and encourage hours of imaginative play!


Embroidered Snowflake Pin Cushion
Pin cushions are the perfect size for stocking stuffers. This pin cushion (designed by Stephanie of Swoodson Says) combines embroidery and reverse applique to create a dazzling snowflake design.


12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets
This set of finger puppets (designed by Alicia of Felt With Love Designs) makes an adorable children’s gift but the pattern also doubles to create some festive 12 Days of Christmas ornaments too!


Fabric Covered Bead Necklace
Use up your favorite scraps and create a beautiful necklace! (Designed by Virginia for Sew Mama Sew.)


Wrap Stitched Bracelets
These ornate bracelets (designed by Kristen for Sew Mama Sew) are the perfect companion to the fabric covered bead necklace!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Arizona Wallet, Scalloped Headband, and Felt Heart Pins

 

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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.

Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your Own

Author: Norah Gaughan
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories.

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

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.

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95 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers

  1. Rose in MN says:

    The fabric covered necklace would be a great way to use up scraps.

  2. Mary Beth says:

    The superhero accessories look awesome!

    Mary Beth in MO

  3. bookboxer says:

    Those superhero accessories just moved to the top of my holiday list.

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  5. […] 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 […]

  6. Judi B in VA says:

    So many fab ideas in just one post!!!

  7. […] 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 […]

  8. Angie says:

    Love the bracelets and the finger puppets. Thanks!

  9. Lydia says:

    The snowflake pin cushion is going to grace my to do list.

  10. […] 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 […]

  11. Cyrus says:

    Those hand warmers are a must project!

  12. sumac in VT says:

    Great ideas!

  13. Charlotte in GA says:

    Love these ideas!!

  14. […] 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 […]

  15. The Tissue holders are adorable!

  16. Amy in IL says:

    Love the tissue holders. Need to make those.

  17. BSackrey says:

    I think I need to make the tissue holders for my first graders!

  18. Shannon in WA says:

    Tissue monsters make me smile!

  19. Rose in UK says:

    Super cute

  20. Jenny in WA says:

    Oh! Why didn’t I see this before I started this other wallet pattern I will now have to abandon?

  21. Tina In MT says:

    Such great ideas.

  22. usairdoll in CA says:

    How cute is the Super Hero Assessories!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Terri in NJ says:

    Lovely

  24. Jenna says:

    Love the superhero accessories!

  25. Paola says:

    Thank you for the many cute ideas, the handwarmers are particularly cute, useful, and quick to make!

  26. Jayne -TN says:

    There is always more room for stocking stuffers! That little pin cushion…adorable!

  27. Lee in KS says:

    When my children were small the superhero accessories would have been played with until tattered and ragged!

  28. Whitney in ME says:

    Love these ideas!

  29. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    Ooh I’ve been wanting to learn to make a fabric covered necklace like that! I’m so glad you posted it!

  30. Lee in MI says:

    Great projects! thanks!

  31. Aimee says:

    I love the teensy pincushion!

  32. Barb B in BC says:

    I can see a few of those projects in on my Christmas to do list.

  33. Shannon says:

    Love the jewelry!

  34. Kate in MO says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Marilyn in WA says:

    The superhero accessories and the hand warmers look awesome.

  36. Eleanor says:

    So cute!

  37. Kaelyn says:

    I love the chapstick holder!

  38. Carol Y says:

    The wallet’s nice and really cute!

  39. Eileen says:

    Love the ideas presented today!! Would like the book as I am trying portugese knitting.

  40. amber in nyc says:

    the ornate bracelets look great and quick to make.

  41. Kristi in PA says:

    Love that bead necklace!

  42. SS in NH says:

    The finger puppets are cute!

  43. Alexis says:

    The wallet is just the pattern I’ve been looking for!

  44. Jodie in NJ says:

    Wow, fun superhero accessories!

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  46. Marian in GA says:

    Thank you for all the great gift suggestions!

  47. jessicac says:

    The handwarmers would make a perfect tiny gift for my “always cold” sister!

  48. Judy In OR says:

    I love the handwarmers.

  49. bobbi dougherty says:

    LOVE the sniffle tissue holders! They are adorable!!!
    Bobbi Florida

  50. Ashley says:

    I bet those bottle cap pincushions would be a nice addition to an 18″ dolls sewing room!

  51. Kathy L. in Va says:

    The hand warmers would be great for a football game.

  52. Beverly in SC says:

    I teach sewing to fifth and sixth graders at my school and these are great items for them to learn on. Thank you.

  53. Emma in FL says:

    I like these projects! The book looks really useful too 🙂

  54. Sarah in MN says:

    Love the finger puppets!

  55. Mandi in MD says:

    I love the boys bi-fold wallet and the chopstick holder. I’all be making lots of those!

  56. Gina says:

    Love this time of the year at Sew Mama Sew!

  57. Suzanne says:

    Norah makes things so much more understandable. Her brain is fascinating. I’d love this book.

  58. Donna in GA says:

    I like the boy’swallet idea, thanks.

  59. Betty Harrol says:

    Just when I thought that I had seen it all! These are so great! Stocking stuffers are my favorite part of Christmas. In fact, last year I seriously considered taking the http://stuffthestockings.com challenge and ONLY doing stocking stuffers. I really think I might this year.

  60. Tracy Thompson says:

    Great range of hand made gift ideas.

  61. Chenelle L says:

    My girls love those chapstick holders. I can never have enough in every pattern possible!

  62. Kristin H says:

    So many great ideas. Those tissue holders are adorable!

  63. The chap stick holder is perfect for my friend, so now to find the right fabric and get it made up.

  64. Nice set of gift ideas

  65. Sue says:

    Some cute ideas.

  66. Cassandra says:

    Nice collection of gift ideas – I look forward to Hand made Holidays every year so thank you for the opportunity to win a knitting book I love Norah Gaughan

  67. Kellie says:

    I have taught myself how to knit last year and am still learning, i love it though, I could soo use this book. I love being able to take time away from the sewing room and spend time with my family but still craft.

  68. Paige in SC says:

    These are great ideas! Love the tissue holder!

  69. Delia in VA says:

    This is my favorite day of tutorials so far. I have to make at least 1 of everything!

  70. Rebecca Kuck says:

    Great projects today! Really love the chap stick holder!

  71. cynthia says:

    I made the fabric bead necklace for myself and got many compliments. It’s on my stocking stuffer/gift exchange list!

  72. Linda in CA says:

    Super cute tissue monsters! A good way to use some scraps for stocking stuffers.

  73. ParisGrrl says:

    Cute projects, and an interesting book.

  74. jackie in indiana says:

    though we’ve had a mild fall, i love the idea of the pocket warmers!!!

  75. Jo says:

    I LOVE ALL THESE GIFT IDEAS-KEEP THEM COMING AS I HAVE TO START EARLY THIS YEAR DUE TO UPCOMING SURGERY.

  76. Annette says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  77. Heidi says:

    These are all great! Especially love the new place and boys wallet!!

  78. Colleen says:

    Love these gift ideas!

  79. Ramona from MI says:

    I keep meaning to make hand warmers. Thanks for the reminder. It will be perfect to put in all my kids stockings

  80. Linda says:

    Ooh, I like the little chapstick holder–so cute! And my Mom would love the cable book, she is an amazing knitter.

  81. Tina L says:

    The wallets are perfect for my grandsons. Need to get to work to get them done.

  82. Dot says:

    I love the sniffle monsters!

  83. Many of these projects would not only be fun to give to a kid, they are great projects for kids to make themselves. I know my 9 year old would love to make the Sniffle Monster and the Wrapped Stitch Bracelets!

  84. Kari in IL says:

    I love your Handmade Holidays series! Thanks for the chance to win – this looks like an awesome book!

  85. Anna JM says:

    Oh, I would Love that book on cables!

  86. cecile in MN says:

    Thanks for those good ideas !

  87. Wendy in MI says:

    Lots of cute ideas!

  88. Mandi in CO says:

    Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  89. LindaC in AZ says:

    I love the fingerpuppets and the sniffle monster tissue holders. Such cute ideas.

  90. Christine says:

    These are wonderful handmade ideas to replace the typical candy and mass produced items that are usually stuffed into stockings!

  91. Gweneth says:

    love the idea of making stocking stuffers I just need to start early

  92. Margo in WA says:

    Very cute ideas!

  93. Jen C says:

    In would love to win this book.

    • Jen C says:

      Oops, incorrect email for above post.

  94. Anne Marie says:

    These are all fantastic projects – thanks.

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