Now that the holidays are over, and I’ve given out all the gifts I made, I thought I’d share with you what I made.
Dinos and Fish
For my niece and nephew this year I thought instead of clothes I’d get them something they’d really enjoy, toys.
So, I used up my scrap jersey to make the cutest set of dinosaurs for my nephew. He’s almost 2 years old so I wanted something he could snuggle up with and nothing that had elements he could pull off like buttons and such.
The shape of the dinosaurs where completely freehanded on the fabric and then cut out. Sewed up the out edge leaving a gap, flipping it out and stuffing it with fluff.
For my niece, I decided to make a stuffed fish. She’s 4 years old and really loves marine life and I thought the fish would be up her alley.
Again, I freehanded the fish shape and this time I added contrasting colors and even a button eye and attached fin.
Gift Card Envelopes
After using the scrap jersey on the stuffies, I wanted to try to use more scarps for other gifts. Then I happen to watch a tutorial by the Crafty Gemini on making fabric envelopes. I thought this would be perfect since several people on my holiday list would be getting gift cards and this way I could also send them something handmade too.
The fabric envelopes were super quick to make and I even had the chance to use my snaps that I purchased during the summer and never used.
I defiantly will be making more fabric envelopes with scraps throughout the year.
A Birthday Purse
When I buy fabric I sometimes end up with a bag/box full of fabric along with other bits. As it turns out I had ended up with a cute tea-towel calendar from 1988. It had a cute couple almost precious moments style and of course the calendar.
As it so happens my sister Miss Z, was born in December of 1988. So, for her birthday I thought I’d make her a purse out of the tea towel.
I used the top of the towel with the image as the front pocket on the outside of the purse, pairing it with a denim fabric for the main body. The calendar potion I placed in the inside as the inner pocket, hand sewing a red heart around her birthday Dec 5.
Needless to she absolutely loves the purse.
Blue Floral Purse
The last purse I made for the holidays was a blue floral purse that I made my mother-in-law.
I had purchased 5 yards of this beautiful blue floral canvas fabric at an antique store a year or two ago and had planned to make a few bags out of it.
The colors were something I knew that my mother-in-law would like, and I paired it with a blue tie-dye cotton print for the lining.
Overall, I’m super happy with how the purse came out and she loved it as well.
Did you make any handmade gifts this holiday? Love to hear what you made.