Handmade Giving - Tips to get you in the sewing mood!
If you’re like me the realization that it is in fact November has forced you to kick your Christmas project sewing into high gear. We can’t wait for the weather to give us all the Christmas feels people – it’s coming whether we admit it or not! Since I've already gone through the process of freaking out about how there is only 7 weeks until Christmas, I thought I would share some helpful tips for getting productive. You’ve all read this crazy crap from a sewing guide written in 1949 right? Well, I feel like it needs a little update. Here are my guidelines for productive sewing that I hope will help you accomplish all your Holiday gift making goals. What to Make: First things first, you need to decide what you're going to make. Time to make a giant list. Personally I think handmade gifts should be reserved for kids and those who will truly appreciate them. Gift cards for the rest of them! (Just kidding, sort of.) When I'm planning out my gift strategy I like to pick a theme project and stick with it so there are better opportunities to mass produce. Here are some ideas:
- Bucket Totes for everyone, just mix up the sizes. Stop in the shop for this free pattern.
- Every kid gets a tent (whether their parents like it or not and YES, tent kits are BACK!) and the grownups get flannel throws (free pattern in the shop).
- Aprons for everyone that is old enough to reach the kitchen counter. There are a couple great aprons in this book.
- Zipper pouches are always a go to.
- Pajama Pants and Pillowcases! *We have a simple new pajama pants pattern in the shop! Watch for a blog sew-along coming soon!!