Deciding what to give my good friends is one of the easiest gift decisions of the holidays. I know them well and they appreciate anything stylish, cute, or decorative. Check out these amazing tutorials and free patterns for your besties.

Gifts for Girlfriends

DIY No-Sew Blanket Scarf
Great gifts don’t have to be complicated. With just a couple of yards of flannel fabric, and a little effort to make the fringe, you can whip up this fashionable New-Sew Blanket Scarf by Alice and Lois in no time! (Look for the link to the actual tutorial in the middle of the page–it jumps you over to the Better Homes & Gardens site.)

Magnolia Bloom Wreath
Wool Felt by Benzie has great felt products, like felt sheets, pom poms, and roving, as well as lots of fun tutorials and kits. We love this Magnolia wreath and think it would be a pretty addition to any wall.

Flex Frame Pouch
We’re super inspired by these flex-frame pouches, which could be used for craft supplies, sunglasses, reading glasses and more. We’ve never used a flex frame, but the printable tutorial makes it look super easy, plus Nicole gives you links to buy your supplies. Check out this and other great tutorials at lillyella.

Faux Leather Drawstring Backpack
Who would love this chic and practical drawstring backpack from Delia Creates? Check out this and other amazing sewing, crochet, and craft projects by Delia!

Women’s Crossover Tie
If your BFF wears collared shirts, she’ll probably swoon over these adorable cross-over ties. It would be easy to whip up several of them in just an hour or two! Be sure to take a look at all the other amazing patterns and tutorials at See Kate Sew. The photos and instructions are all terrific.

Bell Town Vest
Imagine the possibilities with this faux fur vest! Don’t be intimidated by fur–it’s very forgiving (albeit a little messy to cut.) This free PDF pattern from Straight Stitch Designs ranges from size 0 to 24. The pattern has excellent instructions for assembling the pattern and constructing the vest.