If you celebrated Thanksgiving (and if it was anything like ours) you could probably use a bit more Passion for Fitness right now! For those on your list who love to run, bike, hike and more, here are some great ideas…* It’s almost Giveaway Day! Are you ready?

Make It

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Learn how to make an easy Yoga Mat Bag on the Marimekko Blog. This mat features some of their beautiful Marimekko upholstery fabric.
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We’re big fans of Kathie and Bernadette from Future Craft Collective, and authors of Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family. They designed this Runner’s “Not a Fanny Pack” Utility Belt for the Craftzine blog.
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Make some new Leg Warmers out of an old sweater with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.
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Bikers on your list might like a new Bike Seat Cover like this version at Thimble.
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Sophie wanted to make a custom, inexpensive Running Arm Pouch. Success!– She shows you how to make your own at Roubidou.

Bag a Day

There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.

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This Retro Duffel Bag from Emily at Saltwater Kids is just… Awesome.

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Sports Fans, Gifts for Exercise, Season Pass Holder

Buy It

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In Blue makes some beautiful handmade leather journals and accessories, like this Distressed Wallet with a bike design. You can add a name, initials or short quote for no extra fee.

Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Gabrien’s choice Beth’s choice Irene’s choice

Mix It

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The Editor of the Food and Living channels for Instructables shows you how to make these yummy Samoas. If you have a Passion for Fitness you can enjoy a bunch of these, right?!

Print It

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These sweet Gift Tags from Chantilly at My Girl Thursday would look great on your presents!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays or tag us on Facebook this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these books!

Where Women Cook: Celebrate!: Extraordinary Women & Their Signature Recipes

Author: Jo Packham
Publisher: Lark Books

Based on the Where Women Cook magazine, this unique book profiles 28 extraordinary women who share their passion for cooking and entertaining. Every meal they make and share is a celebration, and each photo-rich profile offers a peek into their cooking environment, favorite recipes (more than 60 of them), and tips on how to turn every moment festive, whether it’s a holiday party or a family dinner.

The women include: popular food blogger Molly Wizenberg of Orangette; bestselling author and blogger Angie Dudley of Bakerella; The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond; Farm Chick Serena Thompson, and other popular food personalities.

Fabric-By-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects

Authors: Rebecca Yaker, Patricia Hoskins
Publisher: Storey Publishing

The best-selling authors of One-Yard Wonders are back with another all-new amazing collection of 101 sewing projects. Responding to the increasingly diverse range of fabric weights and types now available, Fabricby-Fabric One-Yard Wonders is organized by fabric type. From home dec to knits, wool to flannels, corduroy to cottons, these patterns show how to make the most of each fabric’s unique characteristics.

ReSew: Turn Thrift-Store Finds into Fabulous Designs

Author: Jenny Wilding Cardon
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Yearning for a unique look–yet shopping on a shoestring? Learn fashion designer Jenny Wilding Cardon’s secrets for finding the creative possibilities in cast-offs! With a snip here and a tuck there, you can turn common thrift-store items–such as sweaters, curtains, and jeans–into sassy, stylish originals.

* Turn secondhand basics into first-rate fashions with over 20 beginner-friendly projects.
* Make chic tops, skirts, dresses, purses, scarves, bags, and hats–plus a rug, simple quilt, and more.
* View before and after pictures that illustrate the potential of your thrift-store finds.

The Knitter’s Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make

Author: Gwen Steege
Publisher: Storey Books

Knit a traditional gansey sweater with indigo yarn. Tour a spinning mill. Discover five ways to cast on for socks. Use steeking to make a tube into a cardigan. The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated compilation of more than 1000 experiences and adventures that knitters won’t want to miss. You’ll find unusual yarns to work with, classic techniques to master, time-honored patterns to try, innovative designers to know about, museums around the world to see, books to read, festivals and retreats to visit, and much more. Check off each item as you complete it, and move on to the next; you’ll find more than enough knitting adventures to fill a lifetime!

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2010 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

26 ~ Passion for Picnics
25 ~ Passion for Parties
24 ~ Passion for Coffee + Tea
23 ~ Passion for Writing
22 ~ Passion for Food
21 ~ Passion for Sleep
20 ~ Passion for Nature
19 ~ Passion for Technology
18 ~ Passion for Photography
17 ~ Passion for Color
16 ~ Passion for Reading
15 ~ Passion for Imagination
14 ~ Passion for Growing
13 ~ Passion for Decorating
12 ~ Passion for Jewelry
11 ~ Passion for Art
10 ~ Passion for Travel
9 ~ Passion for Cooking + Baking
8 ~ Passion for Exploration + Adventure
7 ~ Passion for Teaching + Learning
6 ~ Passion for Sewing
5 ~ Passion for Organization
4 ~ Passion for Relaxation
3 ~ Passion for Clothes
2 ~ Passion for Play
1 ~ Passion for Accessories

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

You can receive a free copy of the Perfect Zip Bags Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (a $10 value) with your order of $30 or more. Check out this post for all the details. You can also see how versatile and pretty the bags are in our pattern sample posts!