5 gifts to sew for the holidays

I know, it’s not even October yet. We haven’t even begun to pumpkin, and here I am talking about holiday gifts.

But here’s the thing. If you have handmade gift aspirations, you have to start early. In fact, we might even be a little late to the game here.

So let’s get to it without wasting any more time. Here are five ideas for gifts that are easy and quick to sew.

5 easy gifts to sew for the holidays.


DIY gift #1

For the dads and husbands in your life (or anyone else, really), why not whip up a pair of custom-made novelty shoelaces? They’re so quick and easy to make that you could gift them in batches. Plus they’re a great scrap buster.

5 handmade gifts that are easy to sew.

DIY Gift #2

For the friend who has everything, how about something to put it all in? The Change Your Mind Slipcover Bag is two purses in one and makes a truly unique gift. (By the way, the Straight Stitch Society line has a number of other cute accessory patterns, including a jewelry pouch and a dessert-themed cell phone case, to meet all your gift-giving needs.)

5 handmade gifts that are easy to sew.

DIY Gift #3

For the little ones, this adorable monster hat is sure to be a hit. It uses the Reversible Bucket Hat pattern as a base.


5 easy-to-sew DIY gifts that you can make.

DIY gift #4

For your mom, how about a simple tote bag? She can use it at the grocery store, as a library bag, as a purse or to store knitting or crochet projects. It’s a truly useful gift; you’ll want to make one for yourself, too. (After all, the pattern is called the Mother-Daughter Tote Bag!)

5 simple gifts to sew.

DIY gift #5

And if you really don’t have time to sew anything time-consuming, try dressing up a bottle of wine or other store-bought gift with a handmade ornament or two.

Five easy, quick gifts to sew

Are you planning to make any handmade gifts this year? Let us know in the comments!


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