"When it's made with my hands,
it comes from my heart."
This is one of my all-time favorite sentiments. Every year I dream of having an "all-handmade" holiday, where my intent is to give only handmade gifts to the loved ones on my Christmas List. And every year at about this time, I have to re-evaluate my intentions and come up with Plan B!
However, here at the Stitchin' Post, we have several ideas (and classes!) to help you make gifts that let your love show through! Many of these projects can be finished during class, with plenty of time to make more at home! (Be sure to check the class section of our website for full descriptions of all these classes.) Happy Sewing! ~Tamra
Knit Contemporary Christmas Stockings- This heirloom quality gift becomes part of the family tradition for years to come!
Tiny Treat Totes- Look adorable hanging in the Christmas Tree, filled with a small gift, or better yet...cookies!
Biscuit Basket- A lovely way to package a gift ensemble, and then use it again for convenient storage of CDs, books, sewing patterns, etc.
Painted Canvas Tote Bag- The perfect way to personalize a stylish, reusable tote for the environmentally conscious.
Christmas Wall Hanging- Create a unique holiday decoration for a friend (or keep it to deck your own halls!)
Decorative Ribbon Pillow- Very fun for decorating the bedroom of a favorite "tween", could also be made to fit your holiday decor when made in your favorite holiday color scheme.
Knit a Hat- Everyone enjoys a new hat on cold winter days!
Creativity Mini Banner- Display your favorite quote and share inspiration with others.
Crochet a Hat- Functional and pretty for cold winter days.
Fabric Baskets- Perfect for packaging gifts from the kitchen and can then be re-used to hold candy, keys, or sewing notions!
Whimsical Wired Angels- Create one-of-a-kind package tie-ons that can later hang from the Christmas Tree.
O'Christmas Tree- Motif can be made into potholders/hot pad, a wall decoration, a pillow or sewn into a small tote bag for packaging gifts.