Friday, December 6, 2013

Handmade Gift Ideas (a list of free tutorials)

Hey there strangers! How is everyone? I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving and are having some good luck with all the Holiday Shopping! I've been working on putting a list together of some "quick gift" tutorials for the members of the Johnson City MQG and I got to thinking, "maybe I could do a blog post and share my list with everyone!" So, yep, that's what I'm doing! If you like to give handmade gifts, but are a bit of a procrastinator like myself, then this list will be PERFECT for you!!!! I've tried to find something for everyone, and the best thing about this list is that they are all QUICK! Nothing should take you more than a few hours to complete! (YAY!)
Let's get started, shall we?
(side note: these are in no specific order, I just listed them as I came across them! I have tried many of these tutorials but not all of them!)

Lined Drawstring Bag - In Color Order (these are so easy to make and can be used for just about anything!)
HST Zipper Pouch and Key Fob- In Color Order
Coffee Cup Cozey- In Color Order
HST Potholder- In Color Order
Scrappy Stack Mug Rug- In Color Order
A Guy's Survival Kit- Ellison Lane
Double Sided Lanyard- Ellison Lane (these make GREAT teacher gifts!)
Scrappy Notecards- Ellison Lane (perfect use for scraps!)
12 Gifts of Christmas Roundup- Ellison Lane (a roundup of some great tutorials!)
Sewing Tool Organizer- HotPinkQuilts
Fabric Basket- Ayumi Mills (one of my favorite tutorials!)
Organizer Basket- Ayumi Mills
Lined Stocking with a Cuff- Cluck Cluck Sew (not sure how long this one takes to make, but HAD to add it to my list!)
Easy Burp Cloth- Diary of a Quilter
Scrappy Shoelaces- Art Gallery's blog by Maureen Cracknell
Warm Hearts- Maureen Cracknell
Quilted Heating Pad- PS I Quilt
Mod Stack Placemats- Fresh Lemons Quilts
Manicure Set- I Heart Linen
Easy Fabric Giftbags- Ellison Lane
Holiday Hostess Tutorial Roundup- Ellison Lane
Crayon Roll- A Crafty Fox
Easy Tote Bag- Skip to My Lou
Zipper Pouch- Pink Polka Dot Creations
Open Wide Zipper Pouch- Noodlehead
Gathered Clutch- Noodlehead
Fabric Berry Boxes- Noodlehead

There are a ton of great tutorials out there by some extremely talented people, so this is just the tip of the iceburg! I hope this list will help you out! I tried to include things that can be made for anyone on your list! I hope you have fun GIFTING HANDMADE! It's the best kind of gift there is!!!!
Do you have a favorite tutorial that you'd like me to add to my list? If so, leave it in the comments! I'm always looking for new tutorials!!!

I'll be back really soon to share some things I've been working on!!!!

~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!!!~

1 comment:

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I was thinking of looking for something quick to make. You did all the hard work for me. Thanks!