Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)

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Every year I think of all the things I want to sew for my friends and family and give as gifts. Then December comes around and I look at all the things I have zero time to sew for family and friends. This year will be different! Let’s get ahead of this and start planning now.

Plus, you can enjoy savings on shopsewitall.com just for trying to get ahead this time!

Here are a few things that I really want to make as gifts for this holiday season.

Metal frame purse -  I see these all over the Internet and Pinterest. Must make one for my girl friends (or at the least for me.)SIAB1437 cropped Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)

 

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Pincushions Pincushions Pincushions – So adorable and so easy! (You can search our Pinterest page for some easy and adorable inspiration. red pin cushion Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping))

Plus, here’s a few I’ve made. Talk about fast and easy sewing gifts, pin cushions are it. Oh, and these I made for myself. I couldn’t part with them. That red one on the left was from fabric I found here in the office. Clever uh?!

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PillowsPillows are great for a new home owner or apartment dweller. Great coming from mom who’s favorite daughter ( I was always mom’s favorite) or son who has moved out of state and needs a warm soft pillow to hug. We have an endless supply of pillow patterns and projects. under the sea 300 Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)Some are for free and also new kits like the Under Sea Pillow Kit  has received an incredible response and you get it all in the kit, fabric, supplies and instructions.

Pillow cases – I have a friend who every year makes pillow cases. She purchases the fabric in fun prints of cotton or for a luxe version satin. French seam the inside for a nice touch. I have some fabric that would be perfect for this, plus it will go nicely with my bedspread. Here’s a free pillow case tutorial to get you started.

Scarves – I buy a little bit of extra fabric and use the extra to make scarves (usually for myself). Right now in my pile of sewing projects I have a chiffon with pretty pink birds on it,  a cashmere wool abstract print and a chartreuse silk all ready to be sewn up for scarves. They’re all cut out in various sized rectangles. All I need to do is some hand sewing etc and they are done. So freaking easy. I could give these out as gifts but I think I’ll keep them for myself. Ya I need more scarves.scarcvesr Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)

Table linens – Good grief, who does not need a beautiful table runner and/or a matching napkin/place mat set? I do, for sure. So here’s a few you can make  for me, or you know, whoever (Whomever? Whatever).  These projects are little bit more time consuming, especially the table runner. But, napkins? Come on, just square up some linen or cotton fabric, finish the edges, boom you’re done.

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  Accessories - Ties require less than a yard of fabric. How cute would it be to make a tie for the man or woman (I wear ties!) in your life.
SIAB1427cropped Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)And, really a list of sewn accessories could be a blog post itself. There is an endless list of easy sew accessories you can make. Check out our Pinterest boards for more ideas.

Tote Bags

Love this bag. It is so roomy and can be used for a variety of things; knitting, grocery shopping, school, baby, make it for me etc..

SisBoom PatternCover2 Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)A tote bag like this is great for larger needs. Cute as a gym bag but more so as a weekend type bag. There are hundreds of easy tote bags tutorials, kits and patterns you can choose from. Bags are fairly easy to make too.

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And, on and on I could go. I think these are some of my favorites though.

What do you think is the best sewing gifts to make? Are you going to make any this year? And, when do you get started? Let me know in the comments section below.

Plus, we’ve got a sale going on today just for folks who want to get busy making gifts for holiday gift giving. Be sure to check it out at shopsewitall.com and use code TAKE5, TAKE10, or  TAKE20. See store for details.

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 Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)

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