Tag: Sewing Gifts

Tell Me Your Favorite Easy Sew Gifts To Make

Time to get busy! Easy Sew Gifts For The Holidays Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com I'm one of those people that really don't like thinking, shopping or planning for the holidays until at the very latest Thanksgiving.  And, to be honest, I'm usually getting it all done about a day or two before…

Present Perfect by Betz White is Pretty Perfect

If you are a closet grammarian like myself, you would already be in love with Betz White's new book, Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow. But there's already enough to love about Betz's sensibility, without the great title. Betz has been on the leading edge of the modern sewing movement, and her stylish…

Sewing Gifts for Celebrations

Spring isn't quite in the air here in New England. We've got some snow lingering on the ground, and the temperatures don't seem to be able to stay out of the twenties for very long. But I'm already thinking ahead to sewing gifts for a special spring birthday. My niece and I, summer 2011. My…

Sewing Handmade Gifts for Children

My niece will be two and a half years old tomorrow. She's at a fun age where she's getting really talkative, and she loves to play and run around. Being an aunt is such fun! I'm sewing gifts this Christmas, so she will be opening up handmade gifts this year. Fun Friends from the Sew…

Sewing Gifts and Discovering the Joy of Teaching

I got an early start on sewing holiday gifts recently, and I got to teach a friend some simple sewing techniques while I was at it. Isn't teaching fun? I've always been on the learning side of sewing and quilting, and didn't realize how much I'd enjoy playing teacher. A Susan Beal placemat project in…

My Revelation About Quick and Easy Sewing Patterns

Sometimes my imagination gets me in trouble. I have fantasies about all the sewing I want to do for gifts, yet I forget about one key constraint: time. But I had a light-bulb moment recently: the solution to my problem is easy sewing patterns.  A quick gift idea for little ones. (Tweedie Owl Softie by Amy…

Sewing Gifts for the Holidays Too Soon to Start?

I saw a giant display of Halloween candy at the grocery store the other day, and it gave me pause. Halloween candy? Already?? My next thought was what comes quickly on the heels of All Hallows' Eve—the holiday season—and how it might be wise to start sewing gifts. Potholders are on my holiday gift list. (Swirl…

Sewing Gifts with a Sentimental Twist

One of the best things about being handy with a sewing machine is being able to sew gifts for family and friends. And if you can throw in a little sentimentality with it, so much the better. Here's a little idea from something I made a few years ago for my mom and my sisters.…

4 Free Sewing Gift Ideas and Projects

 I am really excited to share our newest eBook: Sewing Gifts for Every Season: 4 Free Sewing Gift Ideas and Projects. It's just in time for the holiday season! Coming from a big family, I am always looking for great baby gifts and handmade gift wraps to make, especially during the holiday season, and these projects…

Stitch Gifts 2012

  Downloadable Patterns Button Flap Belt  Gathered Clutch + Gathered Coin Purse Nesting Gift Boxes Embroidered Snowflake Linen Stocking Favorite Pajamas Good-All-Year Stocking Quilt Blocks Sachet Trio "Toasty" Hot Water Bottle Cover Pretty Stitches Sampler Earrings Lily Pillow Covers Bird on a Wire Laptop Case Banana-Peel Pencil Case Scandinavian Reindeer + Heart Ornaments Matryoshka Dolls…