Handmade Holiday Gifts

by Nicole

This holiday I went full force with the handmade gifting.

And then I made four infinity scarves. Here is one of them. I used Anna Maria Horner velveteen and voile. I learned through trial and error on the first scarf that glue basting makes these two fabrics come together easily!
Anna Maria Horner Infinity Scarf
Anna Maria Horner Infinity Scarf2
Then I made two sets of Christmas pajamas for my girls using a Hello Kitty flannel. I kept them simple leaving off the piping, pockets and monogram suggested by the pattern since I was short on time. They are a little big, but hopefully that means they will still fit next Christmas. The pajamas look so cozy. I may have to make a pair for myself with some Anna Maria Horner flannel I’ve been hoarding!

Hello Kitty Pajamas_2 pairs

The last thing I made was this fabric journal cover. It was the quickest and easiest gift to make. It came together in less than 15 minutes. I used a tutorial from Stitched In Color. I did a whole cloth version using an Echino print. 

Fabric Journal Cover

Here is the inside of the journal cover. I finished the seams with my serger.

Fabric Journal Cover_Inside

Now that my holiday stitching is done, I’m ready to get back to quilting!

Linking to Fresh Sewing Day

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Jennifer Stutheit December 30, 2014 - 10:46 pm

Beautiful projects! The people on your gift lists were lucky! I'm still traveling for Christmas and can't wait to get back home and back to sewing.

Kathy@KayakQuilting December 31, 2014 - 12:03 am

Such lovely gifts! The extra touches in the pouches are great! And those Jammie's do look so soft and comfy!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans December 31, 2014 - 12:31 am

Lovely – you have made some gorgeous things 🙂

Debbie December 31, 2014 - 12:51 am

Very nice! I especially love the girls' pjs! 😉

Katy Cameron December 31, 2014 - 1:00 am

Lots of lovely gifts there, I wear my voile and velveteen infinity scarf all winter, so cosy!

Megan December 31, 2014 - 2:33 am

What a beautiful bunch of gifts. Happy New Year to you Nicole!

charlotte December 31, 2014 - 3:43 am

Love the jammies and the infinity scarf looks so marvelous and soft.

Paige December 31, 2014 - 4:22 am

They're all cute! I love that scarf – great fabrics!

Jolana December 31, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Wonderful presents!! The pajamas are really cute! 🙂
Have a nice New Year! Jolana

Jessica Hadden January 1, 2015 - 3:27 am

Lovely handmades!!!

pandchintz January 1, 2015 - 9:25 am

What beautiful gifts!

Lisa Lisa January 2, 2015 - 5:20 am

Oh my goodness! You really did do fancy little pajamas, didn't you? Just seeing these makes me want to get back on with my tunic/blouse pattern I was struggling with today. Your gifts are adorable. Still need to attempt my infinity scarf with the glue basting, but haven't been able to get it all ripped apart without destroying it. You continue to inspire me!!

Cloud CouCou January 7, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Lots of beautiful things here 🙂 I love that echino fabric…..really need some of that and you reminded me that I want to make an infinity scarf..thanks!!

TheQuiltedSausage January 10, 2015 - 8:59 pm

I love your choice of fabric and the gifts are so beautiful. I am very new to blogging and your is one of the reasons why it is so brilliant. Thank-you.
P.S Should I put a 'water mark' on the photos of my work before I post them? Is is simple to do? x

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