We could do an entire week of amazing Gifts for Crafters… Be sure to set aside time to make a few special items for yourself from today’s list!

Make It

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This Embroidery Hoop Pin Cushion from Yellow Spool is part of an entire Embroidery Hoop Sewing Notions Wall series!
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Jodi from Sew Fearless shared the handy “You Can Take It With You” Embroidery Project Bag in our Ready,Set,Go! series here at Sew,Mama,Sew!
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Amy at nanaCompany says these Needlebooks are “super easy, fast, and fun!”
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This Sewing Machine Cover at Ellison Lane Quilts would make a great gift for a sewist. Ellison Lane Quilts would love for you to check out their Deck the Halls tutorial series November 26- December 7!
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We love this pretty Cathedral Window Pincushion from Kim of My Go-Go Life for Moda Bake Shop

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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The Box Bag from Libby at Truly Myrtle includes instructions to make this in any size; it’s perfect for everything from pencil cases to knitting project bags!

Related tutorials you might just love: Sewing Kit, Passion for Sewing, Passion for Organization, Gifts for Crafters

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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Fuel the holiday crafting with Lea’s Bailey’s Irish Cream + Pistachio Fudge at Lea + Jay.

Print It

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Cinti shares this free Patchwork Poster at My Poppet with the crafty wish, “May your bobbin always be full!”

Win It

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

Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners 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 and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Angelique from mrs ptb makes is giving away a Chevron Clutch with a coordinating Business Card/Credit Card Wallet. (Prize value: $55) You can see the full line of mrs ptb makes bags and wallets here, and be sure to check out her additional items including fun things for baby, camera strap covers and more.

Angelique learned to sew when she was eight and then jumped back in as a new mom. The winter hats she made for her son and his new baby cousin were well-loved. She writes, “The hat! The dinosaur hat became a hit. Everyone wanted one, so the shop was officially open for business. My family and friends are my inspiration. Everything in the shop was originally made for someone I adore. I studied graphic design, and still very happily work in that field, but there is something so special to me about making a special gift for someone to love.”

With Fabric and Thread (US Winners Only)

Author: Joanna Figueroa
Publisher: Wiley

Quilting and sewing are joining forces in a way that they never have before. Long-time quilters are starting to experiment with a bit of home sewing or simple sewing for their grandchildren. The younger side of the sewing community is embracing the world of patchwork and quilting. With Fabric & Thread seamlessly bridges the gap between these two crafts and delivers a unique collection of projects that appeal to sewers and quilters alike. Features 20 new projects that marry the nomenclature of both sewing and quilting. Plus, a special section features six patterns that can be accomplished two different ways: one using sewing techniques and one using quilting techniques. The result is two unique looks from a single pattern.

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

11 ~ Gifts for Big Kids
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

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