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Twenty Terrific Gift Ideas

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Tick tock goes the holiday clock, but there’s still time to give something you’ve made yourself. We’ve collected Twenty Terrific Gift Ideas to spark your imagination. Some you can whip out in an hour, others might stretch through an afternoon, but we searched to make sure they all fall into the easy-for-everyone category, plus most can be likely be made with stash fabric and supplies. Browse through the list and pick a few favorites to add to your last minute list. 

1 Bib and Burp Cloth Set

A bib for baby and a burp cloth for the person holding baby! Cute and clean – that is a perfect pair.

Go to the Bib and Burp Cloth project tutorial

2 Satin and Flannel Pillowcases

The silkiness of satin plus the pretty softness of flannel, using the fast “burrito style” construction.

Go to the Pillowcases project tutorial

3 Padded Gift Bags for Wine & Oil in Three Sizes

Choose one of our three sizes or use the handy formula to calculate and create your own custom fit. 

Go to the Gift Bags project tutorial

4 Sweet Half Apron with Piping and Flap Pocket

There are lots of details packed into this apron; but even with all the extras, it’s still a beginner-level project.

Go to the Sweet Half Apron project tutorial

5 Cord Wraps in Two Sizes

Go from tangled to tidy in a flash with these cute cord wraps. We offer a free pattern for both sizes.

Go to the Cord Wraps project tutorial

6 Terry Cloth Shower Wraps for Men & Women

Full length wrap or a waist wrap. Add in some soaps and shampoos and you have a spectacular spa package.

Go to the Shower Wraps project tutorial

7 Elegant Patchwork Pillow Trio

Three different shapes and sizes create a beautiful set or give them as individual pillow presents.

Go to the Pillow Trio project tutorial

8 Plaid Flannel, Double-Sided Fringed Scarves

One of our most popular wearables. Cuddly soft flannel in bold motifs and with two different fringe options.

Go to the Scarves project tutorial

9 Patchwork Trivets with Circular Quilting

Twelve pie-shaped wedges create a pretty patchwork color wheel. Use up your favorite small scraps.

Go to the Trivets project tutorial

10 Vintage Triangle Coin Pouch

It starts flat, then folds up and snaps front and back to create a cone-shaped mini purse for coins and more.

Go to the Coin Pouch project tutorial

11 Yoga Mat Strap Wrap

Bet there’s at least one yoga fan on your gift list. This snap-wrap is gorgeous ribbon backed with webbing.

Go to the Strap Wrap project tutorial

12 Triangle Pencil Case

Dive into your stash of home dec and canvas scraps then bust out a few of our zip-top storage cuties.

Go to the Pencil Case project tutorial

13 Furry Bow Pillows

Bows for the bed. No pattern is needed for these super softies edged with crisp metallic cotton.

Go to the Bow Pillows project tutorial

14 Drawstring Apron with Wraparound Ties

So easy yet so functional. The classic one-piece cut of this apron is a great style for most body types.

Go to the Drawstring Apron project tutorial

15 Guitar Strap Bag Accessory

One of the year’s trendiest accessories and a fun way to update any bag that uses a removable strap.

Go to the Guitar Strap project tutorial

16 Dog Collar & Leash Sets

Don’t forget presents for the pups. You can make your very own boutique-style dog collar and leash.

Go to the Dog Collar & Leash project tutorial

17 Laminated Make-Up and Toiletries case with Wraparound Zipper

A generous 7” x 7” x 7” oval case with a top that opens all the way thanks to the clever (and colorful) zipper.

Go to the Toiletry Case project tutorial

18 Measuring Tape Neck Strap Sewing Caddy

This cute little caddy keeps all the basics close at hand. A perfect quick gift for all your sewing pals.

Go to the Measuring Tape Caddy project tutorial

19 Rag Edge Toss Pillows

Pick some fab flannels, then let your seams show, allowing the raw edges to rag up soft and fluffy.

Go to the Rag Edge Pillows project tutorial

20 Firewood Carrier

This sturdy wood tote in outdoor fabric is an easy way to collect and carry wood from the outside in.

Go to the Wood Tote project tutorial


Comments (4)

Sunnie Mitchell said:
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Nice, thank-you! The laminated make-up bag is going to be made up to pair with the box style zippered toiletries bag for my son and his wife, and my daughter and her husband. Bit big for stocking fillers but perfect to put in with their 'giggle gift' socks and unders:)

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Sunnie - what great gift ideas! Your family will love them. 

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Deb - Thanks :-) .... never hurts to drop a few hints, right?