Christmas Sewing

I am striving to have an all-Handmade Christmas this year. Erik and I are actually not buying Christmas presents this year. We decided, along with our wonderful families' help, to sponsor a family at my school. The family has hit hard times and were not going to be able to have a Christmas on their own. So we shopped for them. But I also wanted to give something special to those who I love and appreciate. Some will get yummy treats and some will get a handmade gift.

I have been busy sewing up a storm and have realized that I need some gear to make things easier. I would love to have a space to lay out and cut my fabric- other than my bedroom floor. This would do nicely:

Straight lines are difficult to manage on said bedroom floor, so if I had one of these to use on the table above, I'm sure to get even lines:

Don't want to scratch that new table, must have a mat:

{ All products from Joanns.com }

Now that I have some new tools, these would be the first fabrics that I would like to create with:

{ Fabrics from Fabricworm.com }

Do you have any special gifts that you're making this year?


  1. I would love to have a sewing table that doesn't double as the dining room table! And I've had my eye on a mat for a while, maybe Santa will see this :)

  2. Good job going all-handmade! That's awesome! I made handmade gifts for about 1/2 my list. I made fabric cut out letters framed w/ a key for my friends. I used the letter of their last name & 2 different fabrics for the background and the letter itself. Turned out great and only about $10/ea. :)

    You can check them out here: http://razzlerobyn.blogspot.com/2009/12/thrifty-gifts-from-heart.html

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