This week Greenpeace have dubbed #makesmthng week. So I thought I’d kick off a simple Christmas guide with some lovely things to make as gifts. I’ve started my gift making, some quick and simple & others are taking a little more time. One thing I do is pin ideas throughout the year, so if I am stumped for a gift – I’ll click over and scrole through. If I can’t find one it often sparkes a new idea. So first up:
Great idea for a simple backstitch embroidery and can also be done on woolen jumpers.
These are lovely gifts, great for young, old & anywhere in the middle. Would be super special made in vintage kimono silk or Liberty tana lawn.
Lots of bags! I have made many boxy pouches with applique and embroidery, named, first aid even insulated for lunch boxes. All using this basic tutorial and making changes to size and adding a lining hiding the raw edges etc.
This Freda quilt pattern is fabulous and would be great in lots of different colourways, it a PDF pattern with instructions for a speedy bondaweb version and also a traditional needle turned method. Etsy has some also readymade if you love the look but don’t have the time. The pattern would be great on a tablecloth for Christmas, or small sections for napkins. Urban threads has lots of embroidery machine patterns and they all have hand embroidery versions of every pattern.
Hope this sparks some fun ideas for your Christmas makes this year.