The holiday season is here - it’s time to make your list and check it twice! Today, we share some of our favorite festive gift ideas for family, friends, and coworkers. Avoid the last minute scramble with these projects to make and give to the truly sew-worthy person on your list. Shop our holiday fabrics online or visit us in-store to get everything you need to make merry this holiday season!
Add a personalized touch to clothing with a bit of monogramming! Especially for those hard-to-sew-for people on your list, this option is a real crowd-pleaser. We love this tutorial for monogramming a shirt cuff from the We All sew blog.
Helpful household items like coasters, hot pads or embroidered towels are another great gift idea! Shown above, clockwise from top left: Learn how to digitize and personalize coasters with this free tutorial by Kate Toney on the We All Sew blog; these whimsical Mitten Coasters can be enjoyed all winter long; this free Hot Pad Tutorial from Diary of a Quilter shows you how to create colorful potholders with leftover fabric scraps; Microwave Bowl Buddies (in-the-hoop embroidery) from Pickle Pie Designs will keep hands safe when removing a hot bowl from the microwave; Lucy’s Kitchen Set by Patty Young includes a clever two-handed quilted potholder and matching tea towel to make with your embroidery machine.
ORNAMENTS FOR HIGH-VOLUME GIFTING
If you’d like to give teachers, essential workers, members of your sewing circle, or extended family a small token of your appreciation, try making ornaments in batches so you are sure to have plenty on hand! You can use any leftover ornaments to decorate gifts or as stocking stuffers. Here are some of our favorite free tutorials and patterns to try:
For another clever way to use your free-standing lace embroidery skills, these cone trees would look so pretty over battery-operated tea lights!
While they’re not available for free, the Heart-Felt Friends Collection from Kimberbell Designs is way too cute to leave off this list! This design set will let you create gift tags, ornaments, garlands and more using in-the-hoop embroidery and raw-edge applique techniques.
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