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Christmas 2016 Sewing


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#1 GlitterFarts

Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:00 PM

I thought I would start a Christmas Sewing thread to bring together those of us who are sewing gifts this year - family, friends, teachers, doctors, posties, whoever you gift to.

Gives us a chance to share ideas, thoughts, pictures, patterns, tutorials for things to sew (hand or machine, it doesn't matter) and support as well for those questions and worries we all have at some time.

Here are a couple on my list - thank goodness I have Netflix and Stan for the next 2 months lol

http://beginwithb.bl.../01/memory.html

Memory with fabric for a bubba

then Tic Tac Toe

http://premeditatedl...oe-travel-game/

and the idea for the car mat although as usual I'll make my own lol

http://www.ragamuffi...ar-playmat.html


and for DH, some wraps to organize his cords in his bag along with some mini messenger bags for bits and pieces all out of MArvel themed fabric

https://au.pinterest...03974942329007/

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I am also tossing up between fabric covered journal with pen for teachers, or mug bags maybe? depends who the kids want to give chrissy gifts to.

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I love this time of year!!

*for those that are going to come in and go "OMG! Christmas is AGES away you FREAK!" yeah nah, not when you are sewing it aint! :p

#2 GlitterFarts

Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:04 PM

Oh and I'll be popping in and posting a new mini tutorial or pattern every day or so to get those ideas flowing! :D

#3 Seven of Nine

Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:09 PM

I don't sew, but checking out your links makes me want to start!

Edited by Seven of Nine, 01 October 2016 - 07:10 PM.


#4 melajoe

Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:11 PM

Some great ideas here!  I always plan to do a heap of Christmas sewing and then all of a sudden it's a week out from Christmas and I realise I haven't started anything!  

This year I am hoping to finish the Christmas table runner and placemats that I started last year and perhaps make some teacher gifts if inspiration strikes!

#5 GlitterFarts

Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:15 PM

Seven of Nine - most of these are really good to learn on as well as money saving (if you can resist the lure of the gorgeous exxy quilting fabrics lol) and adds a real personal touch! I'll look and see if I can find some simple sew ones for beginners :)

melajoe - lol, hence my starting this thread now - it will give me the kick up the butt I need to get into action! :lol:

#6 raspberry sherbert

Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:16 PM

I found 2 separate bags of felt gingerbread cookies I was going to make in previous years that I want to finish this year before starting any new projects. I have started looking on pinterest for new ideas.

#7 RockChick22

Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:09 PM

I want to make this, for my daughter. I would love to make it for friend's kids too but realistically I just don't have the time. I'm not sure how I would make the tree though?

https://www.flickr.c...nia/6454238063/

#8 **Tiger*Filly**

Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:18 PM

I bought heaps of beautiful wool felt last year to sew Christmas stuff. Then made one single brooch, for me! So maybe this year...
I do have heaps of felt ideas pinned on pinterest. Does that count? :D

#9 eponee

Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:13 PM

View PostRockChick22, on 01 October 2016 - 08:09 PM, said:

I want to make this, for my daughter. I would love to make it for friend's kids too but realistically I just don't have the time. I'm not sure how I would make the tree though?

https://www.flickr.c...nia/6454238063/

That is so lovely!In her first comment, the maker invited people to email her for the instructions.

You can buy styrofoam cones from Spotlight.  The person who made it said that she used brown and green fabric scraps but I cant work out what shapes she cut the fabric into.  The buttons would be sewn onto the fabric before it is attached to the cone.

#10 RockChick22

Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:26 PM

View Posteponee, on 01 October 2016 - 09:13 PM, said:

That is so lovely!In her first comment, the maker invited people to email her for the instructions.

You can buy styrofoam cones from Spotlight.  The person who made it said that she used brown and green fabric scraps but I cant work out what shapes she cut the fabric into.  The buttons would be sewn onto the fabric before it is attached to the cone.

Thanks. I saw that, but it was years ago, so assumed she wouldn't do it anymore. I might as well try I guess!

I actually didn't realise it was a styrofoam cone! I assumed it was stuffed! Hmmm, I guess I will email her and then experiement if she doesn't reply.

#11 Bereckii

Posted 02 October 2016 - 04:48 AM

View PostRockChick22, on 01 October 2016 - 08:09 PM, said:

I want to make this, for my daughter. I would love to make it for friend's kids too but realistically I just don't have the time. I'm not sure how I would make the tree though?

https://www.flickr.c...nia/6454238063/


This is the same idea but no stuffing / foam cone required. The instructions seem good.

http://cheriebobbins...nical-tree.html

#12 mantilla

Posted 02 October 2016 - 12:46 PM

following with interest, as while browsing thru Pinterest yesterday, I saw some nice cushions (appliques with letters, frilly, heart shaped etc) & started thinking that this might be an idea to start now for our 2 step GD.  A silly idea ?? or not ??
I dont see the girls very often, but at 11 & 9 yrs they seem to have tablets; X-boxes; stuff, & also go shopping often in a (big) nearby city.  They both have quite girly bedrooms, double beds each & thgt I could make 1 or 2 small-med sized & different cushions for them each  ...   but what do you buy/do/make when they seem to have so much already??? - in a nice way :)
Anyway, have seen loads of cushion ideas as above & then saw this yesterday & just love.  Unfortunately no pattern, but should be straightforward enough with machine blanket stitches rather than hand embroidered (will prob last longer too).
http://broderie.type...eblog/cushions/

... scroll down to the dancing girl cushion

#13 eponee

Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:39 PM

View Postmantilla, on 02 October 2016 - 12:46 PM, said:

following with interest, as while browsing thru Pinterest yesterday, I saw some nice cushions (appliques with letters, frilly, heart shaped etc) & started thinking that this might be an idea to start now for our 2 step GD.  A silly idea ?? or not ??
I dont see the girls very often, but at 11 & 9 yrs they seem to have tablets; X-boxes; stuff, & also go shopping often in a (big) nearby city.  They both have quite girly bedrooms, double beds each & thgt I could make 1 or 2 small-med sized & different cushions for them each  ...   but what do you buy/do/make when they seem to have so much already??? - in a nice way :)
Anyway, have seen loads of cushion ideas as above & then saw this yesterday & just love.  Unfortunately no pattern, but should be straightforward enough with machine blanket stitches rather than hand embroidered (will prob last longer too).
http://broderie.type...eblog/cushions/

... scroll down to the dancing girl cushion

That is a sweet cushion!

Might even have a go at making one myself

#14 RockChick22

Posted 02 October 2016 - 05:46 PM

View PostBereckii, on 02 October 2016 - 04:48 AM, said:

This is the same idea but no stuffing / foam cone required. The instructions seem good.

http://cheriebobbins...nical-tree.html

Love that, thank you!

#15 GlitterFarts

Posted 08 October 2016 - 02:32 PM

So anyone actually started their christmas sewing yet?

Plans made?

I keep changing my mind!! I'm trying to stay simple and doable this year - it's a struggle, lol!

Links for Ideas -

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Christmas Quilts -

http://www.sewwhatal...patterns-books/

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Here's one that is always popular - Hanging Dishtowels!!

https://kleiosbelly....es-6-1-for-you/

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For the teen or tech-collector - A Phone Holder

http://www.flamingot...charger-holder/

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And a lots-of-ideas-in-one-post - 25 x 1 Hour Sewing Ideas (mainly kids, lots of bag ideas)

http://crazylittlepr...der-1-hour.html

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I really liked this - Printable Craft Organisation Sheets for those of us who can't resist buying all the cute fabrics, wool, yarn, notions, etc and need reminding WHY we justified... I mean plans we had to use them... :grin:

http://elizaellis.bl...ng-crochet.html

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Now, off to take the mini ferals to the movies, then I can start my christmas tote bags tonight!! WOOT!

#16 HolyDaffodil

Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:02 PM

I haven't started and I really really need to.

I was hoping to get quilts (single bed size) done for 2 x nephews and 1 x niece as well as for each of my own three kids... rapidly running out of time on that one though...

Also have five people I want to make Lego drawstring mats for - shouldn't take too long, but really need to get started.

A cape for Middle child and maybe for the youngest as well.

Library bags to put a book in for each of my friends kids.

Nothing too complex, just time consuming...

#17 DragonsGrace

Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:44 PM

I started today. I decided to make purses & 1 pencil case for DDs preschool teachers. I bulk bought purse frames for my sewing biz and I'm going to use the fabric I won so it'll just cost me my time plus approx $2 per piece (5  purses & 1 case). I did one today but then realised that e house was a tip and DH was on his way home lol. The box I won had a lot of Xmas fabric so I'm going to have a crack at quilting for the first time and make a quilted table runner for MIL. I've made raggy quilts before but never proper quilting so that should be interesting lol. I'm also going to attempt making a new tree skirt for myself



#18 GlitterFarts

Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:26 PM

Sounds great DG! But did you get the house done? lol

And I would love to see the end product if you feel like sharing HolyDaffodil! Sounds fabulous! I'm the same, lots of simple stuff, but all takes time doesn't it!

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Some ideas for Christmas Themed Sewing -


Cutlery Holders -

https://www.bloglovi...tmas-4635851089

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Mini Stocking Garland -

http://www.polkadotc...-tutorial.html/

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Christmas Tree Skirt -

http://www.peekaboop...ee-pattern.html

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Felt Christmas Decorations (16 little cuties)

http://bugsandfishes...orials.html?m=1

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And some ideas for fat quarter sewing - (I haven't checked out all the links though)

http://blog.hobbycra...-for-christmas/

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Love all these ideas - hope they are helping inspire some creative christmas's!

#19 DragonsGrace

Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:13 PM

I did a quick tidy to make it look like I had cleaned the house earlier but that the 3yo had uncleaned it afterwards lol



#20 GlitterFarts

Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:26 PM

lol, aren't they just darling?? :grin:

#21 DragonsGrace

Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:18 PM

Oh no! I meant I tidied up just enough that it looked like the house HAD been spotless but that she'd messed it up. She didn't, but that's what he'll think haha



#22 GlitterFarts

Posted 14 October 2016 - 07:55 PM

View PostDragonsGrace, on 14 October 2016 - 06:18 PM, said:

Oh no! I meant I tidied up just enough that it looked like the house HAD been spotless but that she'd messed it up. She didn't, but that's what he'll think haha

:rofl: I LOVE it!

#23 DragonsGrace

Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:44 PM

So I've done the coin purses for DDs female preschool teachers plus I finished a table runner for MIL. I'm going to do another one for my mum but more of a winter theme (she lives in Scotland) with whites and blues, snowflakes, snowmen etc. I've still got to do the male teachers gift but I quizzed the room leader yesterday and she gave me a heads up to what he likes so I'm going to do a Star Wars sunnies soft case thing (like the fabric bags they come in)

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#24 GlitterFarts

Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:48 PM

Beautiful!!! Gorgeous work DG!

#25 DragonsGrace

Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:21 PM

Thanks GF. I quite enjoyed making the table runner, it was something new for me so I'm happy with how it turned out




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