We all know how it goes. In the fall, we make a resolution to give only handmade gifts for the holiday season. Then, December rolls around, and you don't have the tree up, you have a full queue of holiday parties to attend, and the kids are begging to make cookies all weekend. That's where our handmade Gift & Wine Bags come in. They're quick to sew, and can at least add a homemade touch to those last-minute purchased presents. Plus, they're re-usable,which means they're a green alternative to wrapping paper.
We made our ornaments from scraps of fabric and trim, leftover buttons and craft felt. While we used a simple hand stitch on ours, you can also sew these up quickly on your machine. The key is to use what you have and your imagination. It's a fantastic way to introduce children to the creative world of sewing. Kids old enough to use a needle and thread will have fun picking and choosing their favorite bits and pieces, and cutting whatever shapes they like. They'll be beautiful however they turn out.