Nothing Says “You’re Special” Like a Handmade Gift
Bypass the crowds in the mall this year by offering your friends and family one of a kind gifts handmade with love by you!
Sew your gifts this year, and every gorgeous item you make is sure to bring a smile to your loved ones. Your thoughtfulness is bound to impress your crowd at Christmas.
You’ll find patterns, hardware, zippers and notions to make gifts for almost everyone on your list.
Brenda’s Handmade Gift Ideas
Small bags for people who love parties and dressing up
The Classic Fold-over Clutch
This party bag has two options. Make the wristlet view for the younger crowd or the shoulder cord for your friends.
Ooh La La Jewelry Case
Have a friend going on a trip? Maker her this bag so she can bring her jewelry along and keep it organized in style! Ooh La La jewelry travel case features a ring holder, earring landing pad, hoop, watch and bangle pockets and a snap down necklace holder.
To bring along at casual get-togethers, picnics, and potlocks
The Bevy Bag
Two useful options mean you can make this bag twice – for two different purposes!
- It’s a cooler bag for wine lovers. It carries two bottles of wine and two freezer packs.
- Or, make it with the purse lining option and create a laptop carrier!
A nifty way to carry your cutlery, cups, plates and dishes to potlucks, Bar-B-Q’s, church suppers etc. It’s all about reusing!
Home Cooking Casserole Cover
Join the potluck revolution by bringing along your dish in this casserole cover and holder that converts into a table runner when unwrapped.
Roll & Go
Create this picnic blanket or traveling quilt with holder. Great for hockey or soccer moms for the car, for picnicking, or as a cozy-up quilt for your next outdoor Bar-B-Q.
For friends who enjoy knitting and sewing
The Woolly, Woolly Bag
A knit kit for your crafty friends. Carry along projects, knitting needles, pattern and knit notions all fit nicely in this portable carry bag.
Make something for your sewing friend. This great little organizer hangs from your favorite chair or sits under your sewing machine to hold sewing projects, notions, reading material, eyeglasses and the forever-elusive remote control.
Handy tablet covers make great little gifts
A hit with the iPad crowd. This tablet cover converts into a stand!
Every eReader needs a Cover
This e-reader and tablet cover fits any size – all you need are two measurements to get started.
Fitness enthusiasts will love these bags
Yoga Girl Mat Carrier
Yoga Girl has a great feature. Instead of rolling up the mat and shoving it into one end, this carrier opens from the side. Way easier!
Yoga Fitness Bag
Find a fun yoga themed fabric and create this versatile bag that holds a yoga or pilates mat, towel and block plus a zippered pocket for notes, keys and cash.
The Voyager Bag
Voyager is another bag pattern with multiple uses. In addition to being the perfect carry-on or overnight bag for that special traveler on your gift list, it makes a great gym bag.
Bonus: this bag is available as a video class. Have Brenda walk you through construction step by step.