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Sewing gifts for family, friends, or charity, and clothing or crafts for the holidays
Aroura
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Date: 10/23/10 12:50 PM

Is anyone interested in forming a sew along for holiday gifts, crafts and /or special clothing (like New Years or Quanza dress, etc)?

I have a bunch of gifts to make for my family. Some aprons, doll clothes, more Kanzashi blooms, perhaps bags. I also intend to make 1 or 2 items of clothing for charity (waiting til next month to find out what they need most).
My holiday decorations are also sorely lacking, and I may try and fit in a few stuffed turkey's and Santa's, or something. Not sure what, yet.

I thought there might be some other people making some holiday things, and it would be great to have company!

This would include, any and all gifts, charity items, holiday crafts, and holiday clothing. So it's a pretty open sew along. Anyone interested?

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Date: 10/23/10 3:48 PM

Already started
The fleece gifts:
mittens
beret (with comment about scarves)

And after the costume contest ends, into the pattern stash for nightwear for my sweet tiny MIL to go with the purple flannel I bought half off yesterday! Probably this Butterick historical "costume" pattern. Isn't it just too cute? My MIL is slender and 4foot11 ...
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Date: 10/23/10 7:01 PM

Oh, I love that beret, I remember seeing it in the gallery a while back. Nice matching mittens!

That nightgown will be lovely, I bet it will be very flattering on a petite, slim lady :)

I'm making an apron for my mom and MIL from Simplicity 3544, view C. I'm having to size them both up to be more plus sized. I already finished the one for my SIL Here. Each one is getting some unique details and fabrics, so none of them will end up the same.

The doll clothes I'm going to be using Simplicity 4719. I wish I had a pattern with a coat. So I'm looking for a second doll clothes pattern, as well.

Since I'm getting the privilage of managing the endless combinations contest, I thought I might try and do that with the doll clothes. I have TONS of scraps of all sorts, but have never made doll clothes before. We'll see how that goes.
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Date: 10/23/10 7:28 PM

Oh, can I play?

I saw this link the other day and thought it would make good stocking stuffers for about 1/2 our gift list.

Triangular Pouch Tutorial

I'd rather be making clothes for myself, but these look fun. :)

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Date: 10/24/10 12:19 PM

Ooh, that's very nice. I always like on-line, free patterns and tutorials. And bags of all sorts can make great gifts for almost anyone. Are You going to put anything in the little pouches, too?

I'm looking for a bag or organizer type thing I can make for the men in the family. Does anyone have any suggestions on sewn gifts for adult men?

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Date: 10/24/10 1:38 PM

I made my dad mittens and a scarf ... he loved the colors (similar to family's clan colors) and said the fleece felt nice and soft.

For my sister's man, I made a scarf in blue and grey plaid ... he's a Detroit Lions fan and according to sis absolutely loves it.

If the adult man in question is a sports fan, just about anything in team colors or with the team logo is always appreciated! There's also stadium blankets, great for using panel fleece prints.

Depending on the guy, there is the possibilty of a kilt (which I happen to think is very sexy) although I haven't quite sold hubby on the idea just yet ... still trying. I know I've seen messenger-style bags - around here they are called map bags or "man purses" and usually made of olive drab canvas.

Another thing hubby does want me to make is a hanger-organizer (all those pockets on a hanger thingie) like M6051 and some canvas totes like M5996 the ones with the dowel handles. Just a couple of patterns I have that caught his interest. Then there is the KS coveralls!

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I don't really make mistakes ... I create "learning opportunities"! Murphy says: The better you match the thread to the fabric, the more likely you will need to rip some stitches out! I spend more quality time with my seamripper than I like ...
Yes, I DO love fabric!!
Happy owner of a band of Brothers: LX-3125, CS-770, CE5500 PRW, a PE-770 emb ... and now Kenmore 158.18032 and 148.12190
Blogging my "learning opportunites" at http://sewingmissadventure.blogspot.com/

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Date: 10/24/10 3:31 PM

What a cute Bag!! Thanks!!
I am going to follow this thread...need to make most of the
Christmas gifts this year, because I want to, and rather
spend my time rather than money on people. The little
things we do for those we love.

One year I bought my dn & dn all emergency car
kit (contained jumper cables, food bar, etc in case ever
stranded on side of road) and none of them were very
happy. But I knew they had what was needed if they were
ever in trouble.

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Date: 10/24/10 9:21 PM

Well, my DH already has a nice kilt, and I don't think any other guys would be wanting that, lol.
Sadly, none of the guys in my family, even my DH's family, are much into sports.
All the same, scarves, gloves and hats are all very good ideas! Thanks :)
Restart, car kits are a good gift, better safe than sorry! But yeah, it's great to make a gift, it feels good to put special touches into something for someone we love.
Glad to have you in the thread, look forward to seeing your creations!

I'm almost done with mom's apron. It's a Lrg, and I'm a small, so is my dress dummy. I can get the dummy up to a med. Would you guys still take picture of it on the dummy, if it were you? Or just try and lay it out on and take pictures?

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Date: 10/24/10 10:28 PM

I'm definitely in for a holiday/gift sewalong! I'm trying to get some Christmas gifts sewn up early so that I can get the bulky fabric off the shelves and deliver the gifts before we move. I just finished three flannel pillowcases for a friend's three preteen DDs, and I'm planning new flannel PJ pants for her two DSs. One pair each, or maybe two if I have time. And I'm in the midst of binding a double-layer fleece blanket for her and her DH. (Her DH is a Looney Tunes fanatic, and this is Bugs Bunny on one side, black on the other, bound with black fleece.) I'm also working on my holiday gift list, but know that it will include flannel PJ pants for my DB and DSIL and a new short-sleeve button up shirt for my DH.

Kris

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Date: 10/25/10 6:45 PM

Oh. flanel pillowcases, what a very nice idea! All lots of lovely, war, wintery gifts
I'm going to be making a toddler pillow and pillowcase for my DD today and tomorrow. Her old one got pretty trashed, but she doesn't want to give it up yet.
I hope she'll accept the new one!

I finished my Mom's apron, you can see the Review Here. My SIL's apron too. Very happy with it! After pillow/pillowcase, on to my MIL's apron.

How's everyone else doing? Those little bags look so interesting, but I bet I'd have a hard time with those on-line instructions.



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