Find the perfect gift idea for your favorite Big Kid today! (Don’t forget about our fun Gifts for Little Kids too…)

Make It

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We love this gorgeous Backgammon Skirt by Ellen from The Long Thread for I’m Feelin’ Crafty!
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If 18-inch dolls are a big part of your big kid’s life right now, you should check out our 18-inch Doll Clothes by Marie and the Smocked Apron from the Smocking Arts Guild of America for Sew,Mama,Sew!
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It’s not easy to find the perfect gift to sew for a skateboard-loving kid, but we have an answer: Check out the Skateboard Sling from The Boy Trifecta.
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Rachel Measham-Pywell from Four Wise Monkeys designed this pretty and useful Criss Cross Floor Cushion for Sew,Mama,Sew! It’s the perfect, portable reading spot.
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Make a Doll Sleeping Bag + Pillow with Melissa’s help at Polka Dot Chair.
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Jill shows you how to make a Fabric Belt for your big kid at Creating My Way to Success

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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Joanne’s Pencil Pouch at Gwenny Penny is super-cute and would be a fun gift with special colored pencils, erasers and more tucked inside.

Related tutorials you might just love: Horse Throw Pillows, Sewing Kit, Passion for Teaching + Learning, Gifts for Elementary Kids, Gifts for Imaginative Friends

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:

Liz’s choice Gabrien’s choice Kristin’s choice

Mix It

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Amy Layne shares tons of recipe mixes for Healthy Truffles, Chocolates + Raw Cookies on the Amy Layne Paradigm Blog. We think kids would have a blast mixing up different combinations this holiday season.

Print It

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We love everything Joel shares at Made by Joel, and his fabulous Made to Play! book too. His Dressy Cats are kid favorites around here; the Dressy Cats Winter Holiday Sets are great fun…

Win It

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

Win two art prints by Shira Sela! Shira Sela is an illustrator living and working in Montreal, Canada. Her work is inspired by her life, memories and the natural world. Shira’s unique and delicate illustrations have been featured on television, books, magazines and album covers, and exhibited in galleries in North America, Australia and Europe.

Sew,Mama,Sew! readers can use a 15% discount through Sunday, November 18th with the discount code: SEWMAMASEW.

Martingale & Company is giving away a $30 eCertificate to use for any of their books and publications! You could choose:

Every Day Handmade (US Winners Only)

Author: Cassie Barden
Publisher: That Patchwork Place

Cassie Barden, author of the best-selling The New Handmade, and talented designer Adrienne Smitke present an exciting new array of designs for the modern sewist. Discover creative, stylish, and above all, practical projects by young designers who really know how to sew.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2011 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

10 ~ Gifts for Whimsical Friends
9 ~ Deck the Halls
8 ~ Gifts for Cooks
7 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers
6 ~ Gifts for Moms + Grandmas
5 ~ Gifts for Tweens + Teens
4 ~ Gifts for Organizers
3 ~ Gifts for Travelers
2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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