Twenty days until Christmas... Let the elving commence at top speed! I'm about halfway through my gift-making list and quite behind at showing you things. So, here's a 2-for-1. Stitched ideas for quick, scrappy holiday gifts and some new finishes too!
ONE. Scottie Dog
a free pattern by Denyse Schmidt; happy patchwork + a wee three-dimensional challenge
I may have gotten a little testy at this stage, turning all those three-dimensional corners. But, overall, it's a quick make for kids and grown ups who are still kids inside.
TWO. Make-up Roll
from my pattern shop; a pretty, practical gift for the ladies (and teens!)
I can't seem to think whom I haven't made one for...
THREE. Mini Basket
tutorial by Ayumi; sweet little gift for teachers, sewists and little ones
This time I altered the pattern to accommodate 2" finished hourglass blocks.
FOUR. Patchwork Towel + Potholder set
Towel - tutorial by Kristin; Potholders - a Stitched in Color tutorial
When in doubt, a go-to gift for mothers, grandmothers, aunts and young couples.
I still have some on my make list!
FIVE. Techie Case
for phones, tablets, readers, etc. Alter Christina's tutorial to suit your shape.
This case is made to fit a smartphone. Ironically, I just got my own smartphone (finally!) so another make is on order for moi! Maybe after Christmas.
I lined the basket and this case in Botanics Leaves in curry. Such a versatile print, given how different those two projects are!
a Stitched in Color tutorial; make a set for someone special. Adorn blank cards with scrap-filled shapes, tiny patchwork blocks or simple cuts of fabric set off with a stamp.
These are such fun scrap play! You can even use your pieced scraps! I hope to make some gift sets this holiday season.
What's on your make list this year?