DIY Gifts for Kids

DIY Gifts for Little Kids with Big Imaginations

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If you know a little kid with a big imagination, we’ve got the perfect handmade gift idea! Create play toys and accessories for a superhero or caring for dolly with these tutorials.

Little Houses All In A Row: DIY Wool Blanket

Little Houses All In A Row: DIY Wool Blanket

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Keep warm on chilly winter days with this easy-to-make appliqued wool blanket. Why not double the “recipe” and make two? We’re sure you know someone who’d love to receive one as a gift!

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Sew to Serve Newborns in Need

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There are many organizations that need help from sewists just like you and me to help newborn babies in need. It’s easy to take just a little bit of fabric to make a quilt, blanket, or items for a layette. We’ve put together a list of places that need your help to sew to serve babies in need across the globe, nationally, and in your own community.

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Home Décor with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte

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One of my favorite things to do is spend hours on the web seeing what other creative types are doing with their sewing machines. All it takes is to land on one fantastic creation and then there you go—from blog to blog to Pinterest to Flicker to whoops!—down the wormhole! But it’s an inspired trip.


Sew to Serve: Snuggles Project

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The Snuggles Project needs help from sewers and crafters like you to serve homeless animals. Read about how you can help!


Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket from Aesthetic Nest

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Create a very cuddly and cozy baby blanket using several layers of soft cotton fleece and simple straight stitches at your sewing machine. Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest gives you all the directions for completing this project in her tutorial.


Serged Patchwork Fleece Blanket — Civil War Blue & Gray

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A few weeks ago I taught a “Holiday Serging & Simple Sewing” webinar, part of our “Just Sew It!” series. I had so much fun prepping and presenting — making gifts and using my serger combines two of my favorite types of sewing!

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Flannel Baby Blanket and Burp Cloths

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New babies in the family always bring a joyful noise! And they present the opportunity to make my favorite gift − a baby blanket with matching burp cloths.


Sew to Serve: Project Linus

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Got time to stitch up a small blankie? Then you have time to sew to serve a child in need.

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Through the Needle ONLINE Issue #8

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The newest issue of Through the Needle ONLINE is out! And it’s filled with an assortment of sewing, embroidery, and quilting projects to inspire all stitches, from beginning to advanced.