9 Holiday Gifts to Sew Yourself

Written by Eléonore
November 29 2018 | Inspiration, Plantain

This year, you’d like to share your sewing skills, or maybe avoid excessive consumerism, and you’ve decided to give handmade presents… Let’s go find the perfect project!

Deer and Doe investigated to bring you pretty gift ideas in every style… and the icing on the cake is that these are all free patterns!


If you want to go all in

Give it your all for an extra special gift! Sew a beautiful quilt, pretty snuggly slippers, or a stuffed animal full of lovely details!

  1. Striped Tumbling Blocks Quilt – Purl Soho
  2. Snuggly Slippers – Tilly and the Buttons
  3. Adorable Stuffed Animals – fluffmonger
If you’re psyched up for handmade gifts

Want to sew a one-of-a-kind present, but don’t want to spend your whole December doing so? A pretty and unusual sweater, a spacious and convienient tote bag, or a super soft pair of leggings are sure to be a hit!

  1. Cowl Neck Sweatshirt – Sewing Rabbit
  2. Tote Bag – Purl Soho
  3. Drawstring Leggings – Street Style
If you’re in a rush

Busy schedule or intense procratination watching Christmas movies? A nicely cut t-shirt (for men or women) or a beautiful linen apron won’t go unnoticed under the tree!

  1. Plantain Tee – Deer and Doe
  2. Hercule Tee – Urban Fairy
  3. Adjustable Apron – Purl Soho

Our advice for successful handmade gifts

If you want to give a handmade garment, opt for knit fabrics and loose fitting shapes: this will prevent fitting issues, especially if you haven’t been able to do any fittings beforehand! Accessories are always appreciated, but don’t forget to check with the gift’s recipient when choosing your fabric to be sure to hit the mark 😉

We hope this gave you a few ideas to treat your loved ones! Happy secret sewing 😉

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