09 December 2010

Christmas Sewing

This year I have a whole list of things I'm sewing up for Christmas gifts. Maybe you'll be inspired to make some of these this for someone.

First, I'm making 8 of these purses. Five for my girls, one for the neighbor's daughter, one for my niece and one for a friend that has requested one. The hardest part is cutting everything out. After everything is cut out, it goes together really quickly.

To match each purse, I've made these little wallets. These come together in about 20 minutes from start to finish and they are really cute!
For each little girl I want to make these little crayon rolls to go in their purses also, but I may not have time for that. We'll see.

I am making 12 balls for Sonya's kids.

I am making these hooded towels for my kids. I picked some coordinating fabric and Johanna currently has them and is embroidering names on them.

I am making two of these reusable grocery bags for my neighbor and maybe for me.

With everything that I am making, I would take a guess that we're saving a minimum of $200 by me sewing so much. It's a lot of fun!

On a side note: (if you have kids) does your diaper bag ever look like this?

Do your diapers get all smooshed up in your bag and then they're hard to use? It happens to me all the time! So I used this tutorial to make these two diaper caddies. Aren't they cute!?

Now see how my diaper bag looks? Lovely.


Leah said...

wow, you've been busy! It all looks really great. Funny enough, I really love the diaper caddy you made. I've been looking for something just like that for my DSLR camera. I want to be able to carry it in a (large) purse without having to just throw it in there with everything else.

Joanna said...

The thing I like about the diaper caddy is that you can use it for other stuff.

Tina said...

WOW! You have been busy! :-)
It all really turned out wonderfully.

Meagan said...

Very nice Jo. You have been busy. I knew you were, and since you aren't pregnant, it actually can get done!

Marie said...

You've been busy! Love the diaper holder! I have a similar project on my list of "to-dos".

Where did you get all those cargo pants to make the bags? I really want to make Ana a little bag for Christmas. She and I took a stroll through the purse department at Macy's today and it was so cute how she stopped and touched them all and tried to carry them around :)