Saturday, December 1, 2012

Handmade Christmas Begins

I'm getting a late start this year, admittedly, but I couldn't let the start of the advent season go by without making at least a few gifts.  I used it as an excuse to make some frame purses after falling hard for so many by Kelly.  While I didn't get to take her class at Sewing Summit, I did follow the links she graciously posted on her blog to the tutorial and etsy source for materials.  If you're at all curious, you should try them out.  They are quick and easy to customize.  I made one with the basic template which has a flare at the base.
I tried one with rounded corners.
I made one with pleated strips of Liberty.
I made another using quilt-as-you-go, but only snapped a few Instagram shots before gifting it. That was my favorite method, and it was fun to use so many treasured scraps.
I found a little time to make the Idea Pouch by Michelle Patterns with some Washi fabric I have been saving.  This project backfired though, since I like it so much I need to keep it.
I have a few more handmade Christmas gift ideas up my sleeve.  Let's see if I can get them done in time.

8 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

All your makes are lovely! I especially love them because they are things I want to make but haven't fit around to trying yet! Wonderful fabric choices too!

Little Island Quilting said...

What the person above me said. I'm being lazy ;-)

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

They are all great gifts and I'm positive the giftees will love them!
All the fabrics you used are gorgeous!
Angela

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Those are all sweet gifts. I love that black foral print. Gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Love them all!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

They all look great. I especially like the one with the Art Gallery fabric rock n romance i believe. That could be because I am hearting of the fabric right now :)

Svetlana said...

gorgeous pouches, they'll make wonderful Christmas presents.

Debbie said...

Very sweet. What a good start on your present making!