Quick Holiday Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season for holiday gift giving. As makers, many of us like to give handmade. Here are a few of my favorites and a couple I haven’t tried yet.


Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Noodlehead.

Over the years I've made these in a variety of sizes and colors. Rainbow. Leftover pants fabric. Using my scraps. Finding Dory. And a variety of colors. Visit the tutorial for the Open Wide Zippered Pouch.


Lined Drawstring Bag by Jeni Baker.

I've also made a bunch of these. From a fat quarter set. A bunch for teacher gifts. And a large one. Visit the tutorial for the Lined Drawstring Bag.


Key fobs.

I designed my own, but here's a tutorial for a slightly different style.


Village Ornament Kit from Modern Textiles.

I haven't made them, but I love the detail on these lovely little houses. Purchase the kit from Modern Textiles.


Adorable Tubby Wubby kits.

Everything you need (except scissors to cut the thread) is included in these adorable kits. They would be a great gift for a kid with hand sewing experience. My daughter just finished her first one. Get your own Tubby Wubby.


Christmas Tree ornaments by Elizabeth.

Her tutorial shows how to make these cute, scrap friendly ornaments.


Need more ideas for a handmade holiday? Tons more ideas!

What are you making to give this year?

4 thoughts on “Quick Holiday Gift Ideas

    1. sarah

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      I’d actually like to make some larger sizes of the lined drawstring bags to use as gift wrapping that we’ll reuse for years. Maybe I can crank outa few before Hanukkah starts. I even have some Hanukkah fabric I could use. Thanks for visiting, Anja!

  1. This year I have set a goal to make aprons for my three daughter-in-laws. I have one cut out so far. Someone please, please - tell me to go get busy!! December is going to fly by. I can just feel it!


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