Are there people on your gift giving list who love to travel? Support their passion with today’s fantastic selection of tutorials…

Make It

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Anna from Noodlehead shows you how to make a Toothbrush + Toothpaste Case, perfect for traveling.
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We think this (Back) To School Backpack from Stacy at Hart & Sew would work great for storing day trip essentials!
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Make a pretty Patchwork Travel Neck Pillow with Lindsay’s tutorial at The Cottage Home and The Cottage Mama.
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Megan designed this Car Kit at Holidash as a special gift for dads. She writes, “I’ve created a small case that makes it easy to see the contents and puts that one thing we all hope we have in the car somewhere, a flashlight, right in the center…”
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Make a special Felt Luggage Tag with Lisa and Sarah at A Spoonful of Sugar; the tag makes it easy to spot your luggage!
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Jeannette from created this Round Travel Bag for our Ready,Set,Go! series at Sew,Mama,Sew!
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Teresa VanHatten-Granath is the famous Green Bag Lady! She designed this Happy Travels Wallet for our Ready,Set,Go! series too.
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Keep kids busy and organized on long rides with the Grab and Go Traveler from Cami at Tidbits.

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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Lucija’s One Strap Bag (2Cut(e)2Sew for Sew,Mama,Sew!) is the perfect design for all ages. It’s easy to grab the bag and head out for short trips.

Related tutorials you might just love: Passion for Travel, Passion for Exploration + Adventure, Gifts for Travelers

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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Joy writes that these Red Velvet Christmas Cupcakes at Joy the Baker are both easy to make and delicious!

Print It

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Looking for pretty, printable gift tags?! We have lots of fun designs to share this month starting with these chevron and Ikat Gift Tag Printables from Kellie at Nest of Posies.

Win It

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

Knitting the Perfect Fit: Essential Fully Fashioned Shaping Techniques for Designer Results (US Winners Only)

Author: Melissa Leapman
Publisher: Potter Craft

Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l’oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practice their new skills.

Sewn Hats (US Winners Only)

Author: Carla Hegeman Crim
Publisher: Wiley

Sewn Hats is a collaboration of hat designs from some of the industry’s most-loved fabric designers, pattern designers, and bloggers edited by Carla Hegeman Crim, the patternmaker and blogger behind The Scientific Seamstress. Packed with beautiful photography, precise instructions, and detailed illustrations, you’ll find an array of hats for every age, gender, occasion, and style. Most projects are sized from baby through men’s sizes and inspiration for fabric selection and embellishments make each pattern even more versatile. All pattern pieces are conveniently located online. Simply click and print to get just the pattern pieces you need— No more tracing or keeping track of used pieces.

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

2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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