So YES. Let’s think about Christmas now. This doesn’t mean you have to haul out the holly, just start getting ideas and materials for some handmade Christmas presents so that you can actually accomplish those projects long before the craziness sets in! This particular episode of “Handmade Christmas Presents” is the sewing edition–because sewing always takes much longer than we anticipate.
Well folks, you’ve seen the signs: the red and green aisle at Hobby Lobby, the expression “Christmas in July” floating around. Half of the year is over and the holiday season is ever creeping up on us. Many of you may be thinking “Christmas presents?! Really?! Let me enjoy my summer!” But you know how it goes–you have great intentions for giving some really special, meaningful gifts, but then October turns into November and you’ve spent all your time making Halloween costumes and attending the endless number of Halloween parades and parties. Then November quickly revolves around trying to get the house and meals and family together for Thanksgiving and before you know it, you have three weeks to get ALL the Christmas presents together.
Puff Quilt! This is the perfect gift for anyone. You can make it for a baby, a toddler, a kid, a teen, or an adult. Click HERE for the pattern
Of course you have to exponentially add time for the bigger the human. But my twin+ puff quilt pattern makes doing larger puff quilts much more manageable. Get the pattern!
This adorable scarf is a great gift for just about any girl. It’s so cute and you can pick out your own fabric. Heck, make one for yourself while you’re at it! Via Sewing in No Man’s Land
Seriously, this is just so, so adorable. I really love this gift idea–a cross stitch family portrait. It’s simple, meaningful, and heartfelt. My late sister-in-law made one of these for our family before she passed away. And that’s no small feat since there are 11 kids in my family! Via Petals to Picots
You can’t go wrong with an apron, and I loved these super easy dishtowel aprons. I think these would be a great gift for your girlfriends, neighbors. Via Fynesdesigns