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Last minute Christmas gifts to sew!

Looking for last minute Christmas gifts to sew?  If you're looking for heirlooms that took months to create, better look elsewhere.  All these projects can be knocked over in a single crafternoon!

 

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Made from thrift shop twill fabric, vintage button and vintage lace using the Swinging 60s Shift pattern

 

Leather hairbands sew up in a jiffy.  Try Megan Nielsens free Boab hairband pattern

Go Italian, with faux pasta using felt or scraps of material.  Serve up in empty spaghetti sauce jars with toy kitchenware.  Try here for a selection of pasta party ideas.

Go Italian, with faux pasta using felt or scraps of material.  Serve up in empty spaghetti sauce jars with toy kitchenware.  Try here for a selection of pasta party ideas.

Books for kids serve double duty by improving reading skills.  Package your offerings in handmade book bags.  I made mine extra cute with contrasting casings and tabs on the ends of the drawstrings.  I measured books and made my own bags, but  these instructions look quite similar!

Books for kids serve double duty by improving reading skills.  Package your offerings in handmade book bags.  I made mine extra cute with contrasting casings and tabs on the ends of the drawstrings.  I measured books and made my own bags, but  these instructions look quite similar!

Aussies with their "trust everyone!" way of life need a safe place for their passports when travelling.  A lot of the shop-bought passport holders are very ugly.  Sew up your own for travelling friends.  I kind of made it up as I sewed, but here's a tutorial for something similar.

Aussies with their "trust everyone!" way of life need a safe place for their passports when travelling.  A lot of the shop-bought passport holders are very ugly.  Sew up your own for travelling friends.  I kind of made it up as I sewed, but here's a tutorial for something similar.