Here we are – the day after “Black Friday”, and if you’re like me – tired of fighting the crowds yesterday, and now ready to settle down and go to work on making those Christmas gifts!
Today I want to review a few of the “most read” projects and tutorials from our blog, that would make great Christmas gifts! There seem to always be a lot of children on everybody’s gift list, so I’ll pick some child pleaser gift ideas.
First on every list for girls (teens and pre-teens especially, although our 4 and 8 year old granddaughters would love these also) would be our jeans purse. So easy to make and super inexpensive if you run out to any yard sale or flea market and get children’s jeans for about 50 cents a pair, this is a fantastic gift during these tough economic times! The How To Make Jeans Purses tutorial gives step by step instructions and illustrations on making several styles of purses.
The next gift item for the babies and toddlers would be the Washcloth Doll. The doll takes just one washcloth and scraps of fabric – and best of all is so nice and cuddly that any child would love it. How To Make A Washcloth Doll also has step by step instructions and illustrations on how to make it.
There are so many quick and easy gifts that can be made that are also easy on the pocketbook — check out Patterns2Go for ideas for everybody on your gift list. The patterns here are also inexpensive and are downloadable for immediate access.