Making gifts, or my lack of natural inclination to do so, has been on my mind a lot lately. In July we produced Stitch Modern Holiday magazine and in August we created a DIY Holiday special issue that offers easy gifts to make from a wide range of crafts from sewing and quilting to crochet and knitting and more.
Also included in the DIY Holiday issue is an excerpt from Betz White's new book, Present Perfect. If you haven't seen the book, you must. It's filled with adorable gift projects just in time for the holidays, even for the reluctant gift-maker.
I've been a huge fan of Betz White going back to her first book, and I see her as one of the early modern sewing pioneers. She really led the charge on making sewing appealing to the beginner, in terms of creating simply pretty projects. And this latest book is a winner.
I have to confess that at heart I am a selfish sewist, and I really like to make things (ahem, garments) for myself. But I do love to make a good gift, and once I find one, I will latch onto it and everyone gets one. It's a sure way to win points with friends and family!
If you are looking for a book that will give you plenty of gifts ideas, not just for now, but year-round, check out Present Perfect on sale in the Sew Daily Shop.