Ho Ho Ho,
Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas or what? Thanksgiving is over and I had a blast and in Minnesota but I am happy to be back in warm sunny Florida! I know retail stores have been playing Christmas music for a while now but it is officially Christmas Crunch time in the AGF headquarters! We got our Christmas music on blast and are sewing up projects full of holiday cheer!
We are also getting ready to pick our Secret Santa's for the month of December! This is my favorite tradition at AGF where we get to give/ make presents for the person's name we draw and secretly give them small gifts to open in the days leading up to Christmas! So if your work place, or family and friends do Secret Santa's, I gathered up some great sewing tutorials for all you crafty makers to make your gifts and to cut down on buying present this year!
My hope is to help you all use up alot of your scraps to clear a lil more room in your sewing areas! ;) Also there is nothing better then a handmade gift! Plus all these gift ideas are free sewing patterns!
Coasters: Made with Indie Boheme Fabrics
OK! So you had me at 10 minutes! Time is precious, especially during the holiday season! So any project that I can complete in 10 minutes is a winner in my book. Plus they are soooo cute! Get your persons favorite soda or beverage and place on their desk with a note wishing them a refreshing day! That would for sure put a smile on their face! :)
Very practical for this time of year! Everyone in the office with the sniffles or allergies. Whip one of these up for them in their favorite color and stuff with tissues.
If I received this clutch as a gift I would totally flip! Zipper pouches are perfect for storing and organizing. Does your person love lotions, sprays, hair tie holders, beauty supplies of any kind that one would need through out a day? Or maybe office supplies like cute washi tapes, push pins, etc. Throughout the month give them small items to put into their zipper pouch!
Earrings: Made with Spices Fusions
For the fashion jewelry queens out there this project is perfect! Try making these earrings with a matching necklace. I love that it takes very little time and fabric to make.
Goodie Bags Made with Soulful Fabrics
Draw string bags are so fun to make and can be used in so many ways! Use them for weddings and birthdays as party favors. Or use them to organize your jewelry for safe storage.
I love filling these bags with my favorite dried herb like lavender or eucalyptus. Put them in places in your home you want to smell yummy.
Organizer: Made with Blush Fabrics
Tired of sewing? Never right, haha! Well here is a fun way to display your lovely fabric and create a functional pretty organizer to keep your sewing tools, mail, ____, etc, nice and tidy!
Also let's not forget the finishing touches to your handmade gifts! Personalized gift tags. Download gift tags here!
Well, I think your all set to create the best Secret Santa presents ever! Got any Secret Santa stories to tell? Talk to me in the comments box below.
For those that know me they know I am in love with anything Christmas related! There is just something so magical and precious about this time of year. I love when Christmas movies start playing on tv and when retail stores start playing holiday music! I love it when it snows, decorating the tree, and making endless amounts of cookies! Last year my Secret Santa gave me a mini Christmas tree for my desk and made handmade ornaments for me to put on the tree throughout the month of Decemeber! I loved this so much!
Happy Holiday Sewing,