Holiday Sewing Ideas and Planning

My guess is you are much more organized than myself and have already started sewing your holiday gifts. Every year I have the intention to begin working on gifts early in the year, but here I am less than two months ‘till Christmas and I am only beginning to plan. Considering our tight financial budget this year I will need to dig into my massive stash of fabrics and make all our gifts myself.

The past few days I have been digging through inspiration in books, magazines, and my own tutorials to find things I plan to make. I thought I’d share some ideas for easy fun gifts!

Pile O’ Fabric Tutorial: Gift Ideas

Here are a few fun tutorials from here at Pile O’ Fabric you could whip up for gifts.

Pretty Pleated Zipper Pouches

zipper-pouch-tutorial

Cross Stitch Heart Mini Quilt

Hand Stitched Felt Needle Book

Other Gift Ideas

These are some fun projects I would like to make from various books, blogs and magazines.

Twirl Skirt by Lindsay Wilkes in her book Sew Classic Clothes for Girls

Animal Rattles by Angela Yosten in her book Sew Modern Baby

Roll-up Placemats by Christen Barber in Stitch Magazine Spring 2013

Rice Eye Compress by Lucy Blaire in Stitch Magazine Spring 2013

Cozy Slippers by Charise Randell in Stitch Magazine Spring 2013

Nested Canisters by Susan Beal in her book Sewing for All Seasons

Handmade Gift Pinterest Board

I started a Pinterest board just for handmade gifts. I will be adding to as I come along great gifts.

So what are you planning to make this year? I’d love to get more suggestions!

Alyssa