Handmade Christmas – Links to Gift Tutorials


If you ‘re like me, you have a long list of gifts that you would like to make for family, friends, and neighbors for Christmas.  Now is the time to get started! I have assembled a list of tutorials and instructions for some handmade gift ideas to get you going.  I will be adding to this list as I find other projects throughout the next couple of months, so check back frequently.

Of course I have to add my link for my fabric bucket/basket tutorial.  This would make a wonderful gift with other items added to make a gift basket for the recipient.

I also have included my tutorial for a needle keeper/holder.  A nice stocking stuffer on it’s own, or make a sewing basket for someone just learning to sew or doing other needlework.  Make the fabric bucket and add a needle keeper along with other sewing goodies to make a sewing basket.

Here are some quilted coasters from Martha Stewart‘s website.  A great stocking stuffer or gift for a friend or co-worker.

 

 

Here is a potholder/oven mitt that would be great for yourself or added to a set with towels etc.  Make it in holiday fabrics and add to a batch of cookies for a friend.

 

Here is a pattern to download for free for a set of teen matching pj bottoms and top.

 

Here is a ‘Everything Pocket Bag’ from Chickpea Sewing Studio. She has a downloadable PDF or Word document.

 

 

Over at Sew Mama Sew, here are links for 2009, 2008, and 2007 for some great gift ideas that they linked up to.  I am sure that there will be another collection this November, so watch for it!  Well worth it!

Here is an adorable backpack over at the Moda Bakeshop.  Contributed by Tiffany – Tiny Seamstress.  So cute!

 

Over at Purl Bee, there are tons of wonderful gift ideas.  Here is a link to some blankets, mostly for baby, but thinkd outside the box and make them larger for teens, moms, dads, friends and neighbors!

 

Have people on your list that you would like to make an apron for?  Here is a list from Tipnut of 40+ free apron patterns and tutorials.  Sew, sew, sew!

 

 

Here is a cute ‘Sewing Companion Case’ that would be a wonderful gift for a sewing friend.

 

 

Here is a ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’ quilt pattern for a baby quilt, although I am sure you can enlarge it to whatever size you would like it to be without a problem.  I like the jigsaw pattern and bright colors in this one!

 

I will be adding more links as time goes by, but this should give you a good start on some projects and places to look.

Have fun!

Cheryl

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7 responses to “Handmade Christmas – Links to Gift Tutorials

  1. This is a great list of gift ideas! I am definitely going to save this post. I wish I were better at planning ahead to make more gifts than I have to buy, so now is the time to start making my list. I end up using a lot of tutorials from Purl but I love many of these other ideas you shared – thank you!

    • Thanks Terri! There are really a lot of sources out there. I thought that I would start doing additional posts such as links for kids & babies, and links for men etc. I am going to put the links on my new page called Christmas, so that they are easy to get to.

      Thanks for coming by! Cheryl

  2. This is a great list of gift ideas! I am definitely going to save this post. I wish I were better at planning ahead to make more gifts than I have to buy, so now is the time to start making my list. I end up using a lot of tutorials from Purl but I love many of these other ideas you shared – thank you!
    +1

  3. Thanks for the list– I was thinking about gifts the other day and decided I really need to start working on things if I’m going to make it in time!

  4. Thanks Cheryl I am going to bookmark your blog page. I hope I have time to complete everything! Hope all is going well. I love the blog pages. Glad I am finally getting time to get online more. Take care
    Debr