We all love giving handmade gifts to family and friends. Unfortunately, I find that I am constantly on the “go”! So I was really excited when Zede let me help her with her 5 Quick Gifts class. She helped us to realize that with just a few simple techniques, wonderful handmade gifts were a reality.
Imagine a business/gift card holder created with two simple seams. A scarf with a slit to insert the other end, the secret being knowing how to match the right sides correctly. A 5 step bag that introduced some to zippers. A wine bottle gift bag in less than 5 minutes. And a fully lined stocking–the secret being in how it is layered.
The best part of the class was hearing the reactions of the class participants as they accomplished each project or learned a new skill. Check out the photos to see the results.
Zede also brainstormed a list of quick gifts. So for those of you that are puzzled as to what to make, be sure and check it out below!
Remember not everyone has sewing skills. Even if the gift is easy to make, it may become a treasured present because of you taking the time and effort to create it for them. Have fun creating!
Zede’s Quick and Easy to Make Gift List:
- 5 Step Bag
- Credit/Business/Gift Card Holder
- Scarf with a Slit
- Quick Stocking
- Circle Jewelry Bag
- Back Pillow
- Neck Rest Pillow
- Sleep Mask
- Travel Pillow
- Laundry Bag
- Shoe Bag
- Head Band
- Travel Document Bag
- Gym Towel with a Zippered Pocket
- Tie Holder
- Tool Pouch
- Needle Case
- Kitchen Towel Apron(see Linda T’s Blog)
- Grocery Bag
- Cosmetic Bag
- Cosmetic Cape
- Bottle Bag
Have any other quick-and-easy sewing gifts to add to the list? Create your own in the comment section.
Happy holidays to all and all a good night! Happy sewing!