Let the handmade holidays begin!

Just in time, Martingale has released Sew Gifts!  Sew Gifts! is filled with over 20 projects to make and give for the holidays or any time of year and is available in paper and digital versions.  I was lucky enough to have two projects in this book!

Inspired by my morning walks, one of the projects is a Wristlet Key Holder.  None of my comfy walking clothes have pockets, so I designed this handy wristlet as an easy way to take my house key with me.  It has a zippered pocket for the key and a velcro closure.

I’m a big fan of the art of Piet Mondrian, so I designed an iPad cover inspired by his work.  The zipper becomes part of the design and there is a flannel cover inside to protect your screen.

There are so many projects by others I’d like to make too!  Cinzia Alloca of deux petit souris designed a great little Card and Key Wallet for when you need to take along a little bit more than my project will allow.

The Casserole Carrier by Linda Turner Griepentrog looks like the perfect thing to give to family and friends who go to potluck holiday gatherings – or for yourself!

And who could resist this great pillow by Sarah Minshall of Hip to Piece Squares!  Isn’t her color selection fantastic?

There are so many other wonderful projects, I know you won’t want to wait long to get started πŸ™‚  Martingale has generously offered to give a digital copy of Sew Gifts! to one lucky blog reader.  So, take a look at the projects and leave a comment telling me which one you want to make most.  I’ll let Mr. Random pick a winner at the end of the day (US EDT) on Saturday, Oct 19.

Let’s start crossing some names off those gift lists with these amazing projects.

PS Don’t forget to include your email address if you’re a no-reply blogger!

  • jeifner
    Posted at 02:02h, 22 October Reply

    That's a great little wrist carrier. On the thumbnail they also looked like Velcro attatched napkin rings which I think would also be a great idea for the carrier. They could even still have the pocket with maybe a great for the guest πŸ™‚

    • jeifner
      Posted at 02:02h, 22 October Reply

      "Treat" for the guest πŸ™‚

  • DanaK ~ WaterPenny
    Posted at 16:06h, 20 October Reply

    Love that casserole dish – it's genius!

  • b
    Posted at 20:26h, 19 October Reply

    sketchbook and pencil case! …. but all are great!

  • cgnocal
    Posted at 15:04h, 19 October Reply

    The iPad cover! I need to get started now so I can make some as Christmas gifts!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 12:47h, 19 October Reply

    I actually follow you via Instagram which lead me to your blog for the first time today for your wonderful giveaway. I "do" homemade projects for family and friends for Christmas and your book would be an absolute wonderful collection of ideas to help me along.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 12:26h, 18 October Reply

    It's so exciting to open a magazine and see projects from people I know! I love the ipad cover, but there are a lot of great choices. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  • Kathleen
    Posted at 18:28h, 17 October Reply

    There is so much to choose from!I like the aprons.

  • Pat S.
    Posted at 16:51h, 17 October Reply

    Wonderful project book! There's lots to choose from & I think I'd make the casserole carrier first. Thanks sew much for this chance to win πŸ˜€

  • Megan
    Posted at 15:32h, 17 October Reply

    I would love to make the Sewing Kit in a Jar! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Debbie Pokorny
    Posted at 14:24h, 17 October Reply

    Great gift ideas…I have some runners that the wristlet would be wonderful for!!!!

  • Allison C
    Posted at 12:28h, 17 October Reply

    I like the travel backgammon!

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 11:42h, 17 October Reply

    It's so hard to decide they are all very nice. The card and key holder, the backgammon game, but I think my fav is your ipad cover. Thanks,

  • Barbara
    Posted at 01:37h, 17 October Reply

    Your color blocked iPad cover is so cool….I'd make that.

  • West Michigan Quilter
    Posted at 00:40h, 17 October Reply

    I'd love to make the wristlet/key holder for my granddaughter.

  • Gina
    Posted at 18:22h, 16 October Reply

    Congratulations! The Hoot pincushion and Sewing Kit in a Jar got my attention to make as gifts, but all the projects are wonderful! Thank you!

  • cinzia
    Posted at 17:51h, 16 October Reply

    Hi Debbie, congrats on being in the book too! honored to be featured in the same book with you! P.S. don't count me in the draw πŸ™‚

  • mildlygifted
    Posted at 17:09h, 16 October Reply

    That oilcloth wallet looks like my kind of insanity, I've been sewing a lot of oilcloth lately! But each and every project looks great, I could see myself making the key holder wallet as teacher gifts too. – Chandra

  • Lisa
    Posted at 14:20h, 16 October Reply

    I love the wristlet. I could so use this when I go to the park and don't want to take all of my keys… GREAT IDEA!

  • Amy Verne
    Posted at 13:44h, 16 October Reply

    My favorite is the artist sketchbook cover and zippered pouch.

  • Jayne
    Posted at 13:38h, 16 October Reply

    Some great gift ideas! I am in love with the little Owl Pin Cushion, and the hobo bag! And the iPad cover…I think I love all the ideas!

  • Lucinda Miller
    Posted at 11:45h, 16 October Reply

    Definitely the wristlet/key holder! Thanks for sharing!

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