Maybe someone you know is planning a big trip for 2009, or maybe they travel every week for business. Surprise them before their journey with something handmade, fun and perhaps even a little “practical!”

Make It

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Jessica shares an easy Passport Sleeve Tutorial via her bunnybum blog.
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We think these small, accordion-style books would be perfect for traveling. Diane from CraftyPod gives great directions in her Playing Card Notebook Tutorial.
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Photos are essential when we travel! Your camera will be snug with Katrin’s Camera Cozy Tutorial from sew-mad.
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Carrie’s bags are the perfect thing for shoes, knitting projects and much more when you’re on the road. The Lingerie/Utility Bag Tutorial from Sommer Designs will help you make a thoughtful gift for travelers.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Tote Bags, For Your Purse or Pocket and Drawstring Bags.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Lauren’s choice Kristin’s choice Meg’s choice
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Buy It

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Catherine’s Hipshacks from may.tree.ark are just the thing for hands-free travel. Hipshacks have a Velcro closure for extra security and they can accommodate cell phones, keys and IDs.

Mix It

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Kelli shares a great Rosemary Limoncello Recipe on her AfricanKelli blog. The project needs a little time to sit, so start today… It’s worth the wait!


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