Sew a Gift Card Holder

5 minute easy sew gift card holder. Personalise a gift card for any occasion.

Hello! I’m Palak from Make It Handmade and Sewistry— a blog all about sewing on the cheap.  Although I do love giving (and getting) handmade gifts, I made the decision last year to quit stressing myself out over making handmade gifts during the holiday season. I called it my Happy Holidays Pledge. So, when Deby asked me to participate in her seasonal sewing series, I knew just what I wanted to make– a gift card holder! This is the perfect way to add a handmade touch to an impersonal gift card. I have a special place in my heart for clever sewing construction, and I think this little gift card holder is clever! It’s made out of a single rectangle of fabric to reduce the amount of sewing and turning. This makes it an especially quick sew for those last … Continue reading

Santa Tote Bag pattern

Sew this Santa Toe Bag tutorial and pattern.

Hello!! This is Amber from Crazy Little Projects here to share a very fun Christmas project with you today for this great Seasonal Sewing Series! This is kind of the combination of two projects on my site-the simple tote bag and the Santa hand towels. Combine the two and you get…a Santa Tote Bag! And the best part? It’s really easy to make! Santa Tote Bag Tutorial: Supplies Needed: About 1/2 yard of red fabric (mine is canvas and was 60″ wide. If you get 45″ wide you may need a little more than 1/2 yard.) 1 yard of fusible fleece Wide, black ribbon (3 inches wide or so) Narrow silver ribbon (about 1/2 inch wide) White fur (small amount) Instructions: For basic construction of this bag, I am going to refer you to my Simple Tote Bag Pattern. In … Continue reading

Guest posting today at Ellison Lane

Well, it’s been a busy time for me this month.  As well as collecting and co-ordinating guest posts from wonderful bloggers on my own site for the Seasonal Sewing Series, I also am taking part in the Holiday Hostess Series over at Ellison Lane today. I’m sharing a small sewing tutorial of my own and I’d be delighted if you popped over to say hello to Jennifer and take a look. And because you can never ever have enough sewing giveaways, Jennifer has organised lots more sewing prizes too.  Let’s give a big thanks to her wonderful sponsors: Sponsor Prize List:  Fabricworm: Mod Basics Bundle Intrepid Thread: Hip Holiday Bundle and 2 Patterns Cucire: Shot Cottons & Aurifil Sticherie: Lush Uptown Jelly Roll Sew Adorable Fabrics: Christmas Riley Blake Fat Quarter Bundle Timeless Treasures: Holiday Fat Quarter Bundle Fat Quarter … Continue reading

Seasonal Sewing Series – week 2 and another giveaway!

Our first week in the Seasonal Sewing Series is complete and the projects my wonderful guests shared this week blew me away!  Not only great sewing skills, but incredibly creative and imaginative. In case you missed them: The giveaways are all still open – click on through to enter and have a chance and one or more of these great prizes! Sewaholic sewing patterns and a sew your own key fobs kit Coats and Clark Threads Set 2 year subscription to Vogue Patterns magazine 4 purse sewing patterns of your choice from ChrisW Designs Fabric bundle an gift certificate from Fabric Mart And none of this would be possible without the fabulous support from our daily prize sponsors.  Please drop over and visit these great sites and thank them for their support. So what do we have coming up in … Continue reading

Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt pattern

Easy sew Hexagon Christmas Tree skirt tutorial. Great for festive fabric scraps too. At So Sew Easy.

Hello everyone! This is Becky from Patchwork Posse here to share a project for the Holidays today. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the 52 Quilt Block Pick Up and the Yearly Round Robin. Today we are going to talk about Hexagons . I’ve for some reason picked up an obsession with it…and I love it! I am kind of a puzzly girl and love shapes and different ways to use them. This Christmas Tree Skirt is a perfect way to show off a few fun fabrics while covering up a sore spot of the tree trunk– before it gets covered with presents! Let’s talk about how to make a Hexagon Tree Skirt! Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial Materials needed: 1- 5″ Hexagons Templates 2″ strips of Christmas fabric 3 1/2″ strips of … Continue reading

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags to sew

Sew these fabric gift bags - eath-friendly alternative to wrapping paper, and cute too!

  When Deby asked if I wanted to contribute to the So Sew Easy Seasonal Sewing Series, I immediately agreed. Not only did it sound like a fun series, but I could get a head start on planning and sewing for Christmas. For the past couple of years, I’ve cut down on my use of Christmas paper, by sewing re-usable fabric gift bags. Today I’ll show you how I make some of those bags… Super easy, next to no sewing bag: Cut a rectangle twice the width you need (mine is 15″ x 8″, suitable for a small gift such as a pack of cards). Fold in half, with the right sides together. Sew down one side and across the bottom. Use pinking shears on the seams and across the top. Don’t worry if you don’t have pinking shears… just leave … Continue reading

Scrappy Potholders Tutorial

Scrappy potholders tutorial. These use scraps of Christmas fabric, but you could use any small pieces for these pretty but practical potholders.

Hi So Sew Easy readers… I’m one of you, I love this blog! Deby has been a inspiration and blogging mentor to me, so I’m thrilled to be here today. I’m Emily and I blog at Nap-Time Creations. I have two boys and I LOVE to sew for them. My blog is mostly about sewing for them, myself and our home, but I also publish a recipe each week. I also host a weekly link party called Tasteful Tuesdays, I would love for you to come over and link up your projects. I do features each weekend from the party and those posts are wildly popular. Okay, lets get to the reason I’m here today… a scrappy potholders tutorial! Cute, huh??? Lets get started so you can make your own… You will want to gather some fabric. I used scraps … Continue reading

Sew a Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Sew this Christmas Tree Advent Calendar - complete with little ornaments to add for each of the days!

Hi everyone! I’m Jann, from Newton Custom Interiors, where I blog about home decor, sewing and DIY projects. I’m thrilled to be a part of Deby’s Seasonal Sewing Series! Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial for sewing a Christmas tree advent calendar. This advent calendar is based on one that my mom made for us when we were growing up. She also made one for my family when my husband and I were first married, which is pictured below. I can remember when I was young, being excited to put an ornament on the tree every day from December 1st until Christmas. Since my daughter has two children of her own now, I decided it was time to continue the tradition and make one for her family too. She is not into the traditional red and green … Continue reading

Quick and Simple Key Fobs Tutorial

Quick and simple, sewn ribbon key fob tutorial.

Welcome to the first post in our Seasonal Sewing Series.  I’ve already seen many of the projects that are coming your way over the next few weeks, and I’ve been amazed at the quality of both the projects and the tutorials.  Puts my little project to shame!  But at least these won’t take you long to make … I’m kicking us off today with something very quick and simple you can make for the festive season – a quick and simple key fobs tutorial.     These are great to make at this time of year.  These really do take just minutes to make and are inexpensive.  A quick and easy project for: stocking stuffers for everyone make to sell at your Christmas Bazaar or Church Fayre earning a little extra cash on Etsy practical, we all need them There … Continue reading

Seasonal Sewing Series – running throughout November

Daily giveaways throughout November and a Grand Prize Draw to win a PGM dress form and a Juki Serger! Running at So Sew Easy during Nov 2013.

I’ve been working really hard in secret.  Working at midnight by candle-light, scurrying around, sending secret emails and talking to lots of new people.  And at last I’m glad the time has come when I can reveal what I’ve been working on.  A fabulous ‘Seasonal Sewing Series’ – sewing projects for the holiday season.     Starting today and through out the month of November until 27th, I’ll be inviting one of my favorite sewing bloggers to join us each day and share their ideas for Sewing for the Festive Season.  Whatever holidays you celebrate in December, family, home, sharing and giving are often a part of it.  Our sewing bloggers will be sharing some exciting projects for you to sew.  For gifts, the home, decor and more. November will be jam-packed with sewing tips and projects and I’ll be … Continue reading