Every Friday this month we’ll share great ideas to help you “deck the halls” with holiday fun!

Make It

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Helen from Angharad created these Hand-Stitched Ornaments for a series here at Sew,Mama,Sew! Start sewing now and you’ll have a sweet set of ornaments for the tree!
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This Advent Bag Pattern from Jessica at Happy Together utilizes Velcro numbers and can easily hang from a doorknob.
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Create a new Scrappy Festive Table Runner for the upcoming season with this tutorial by Jacey from Jaceycraft for Sew,Mama,Sew!
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Linda Lum DeBono, author of Sew Merry and Bright: 21 Easy, Fun, and Festive Patterns, shows you how to make this super-fun Jingle Pillow here at Sew,Mama,Sew!
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Ronit from Two Hippos designed this Challah Cover that includes the word “Shabbat” in Hebrew. A challah cover would make a lovely holiday gift!

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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We think these Open Wide Zippered Pouches from Anna at Noodlehead could be the perfect way to wrap holiday gifts this year!

Related tutorials you might just love: Deck the Halls 2010 One, Two, Three, Four and Holiday Sew-Alongs (Join in any time!)

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:

Kristin’s choice Gabrien’s choice Beth’s choice

Mix It

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Laura Beth from A Step in the Journey shows you how to turn your favorite cake ball recipe into festive Ornament Cake Balls.

Print It

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Make a crew of Christmas paper dolls with these Printable Christmas Decorations from Mr. Printables.

Win It

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Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook (US Winners Only)

Author: Anna Maria Horner
Publisher: Wiley

Textile designer and writer Anna Maria Horner opens the door on her favorite embroidery projects and invites you to stitch alongside her. Inside you’ll learn cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery and crewel. Each category offers advice and common tools used, Anna Maria’s favorite techniques, and hold-your-hand instructions on how to develop your own inspired patterns. In addition, each project journals her process right down to the precise fabrics and exact color number of every thread used in the beautifully photographed examples.

Sew Up a Home Makeover: 50 Simple Sewing Projects to Transform Your Space (US Winners Only)

Author: Lexie Barnes
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Want to bring a new look to a tired room without spending a fortune? Designer Lexie Barnes shows you how to personalize your living space in just a few hours, with 50 fresh, fun, pattern-free sewing projects. Transform a living room with a custom-designed slipcover and coordinated pillows. Redecorate a bedroom in a weekend by sewing up a headboard cover, a lampshade, and matching window treatments. Learn how easy and inexpensive it can be to change the look of a child’s room as she grows from a baby to a kid to a teenager.

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

1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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