20 Days to Go . . . WeAllSew’s Countdown to Christmas

Day 4 of WeAllSew’s Countdown to Christmas . . . only 20 days to go! 

At WeAllSew we’re celebrating the “season of giving” by delivering small gifts to 24 of our loyal fans during the days leading up to Christmas, ending with a BERNINA backpack filled with goodies on December 25. Visit our blog each day  to answer the holiday-related question. We’ll pick a name at random from each day’s comments.



Today’s Question

What was the first handmade gift you created?


Winner: Congratulations to furtigger!


Sweepstakes Rules: Open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by this evening, December 5, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact us at WeAllSew@berninausa.com to claim the prize; winner will be announced on WeAllSew about one week after contest ends.

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51 thoughts on “20 Days to Go . . . WeAllSew’s Countdown to Christmas

  1. The first handmade gift I ever created was a construction paper gingerbread boy Christmas tree decoration that I made in kindergarten. It was a long time ago!

  2. When I was 10, during my first sewing lessons, I made my 17 year old brother red flannel pajama pants for Christmas. 25 years later, he still has them!

  3. I created log cabin tree ornaments, made from 3″ double-sided log cabin blocks. I used Christmas prints added a ribbon loop and gave them to all of my family. Thirty years later they are still proudly displayed on many family trees.

  4. I made patchwork throw pillows one year. 🙂 That was my first handmade gift as an adult, though I did make small things to give away when I was a child — things like sachets.

  5. The first handmade gift I remember was in gradeschool. We glued yarn onto burlap covered carboad (our canvas) into a work of art. Mine turned into an owl on a tree limb with a full moon in the background. It started my mother collecting owls for years.

  6. I don’t know if it was the first gift I ever made but the one I remember making a rag doll for my little sister I’m guessing about 50 years ago!

  7. My first handmade gift was for my parents. It was a paper angel ornament with my picture for her face. I was in kindergarten. My family encouraged homemade gifts throughout the years. I remember making aprons, pillowcases, hankies. I learned to sew on a treadle machine starting at age 5. I haven’t stopped since!

  8. Crocheted doily for my mother. Her mother had taught me to crochet as a girl, and sent me down the path of acquiring other skills…sewing, quilting, knitting and my favorite machine embroidery.

  9. The first handmade gift I remember receiving was Jennifer–a knit doll with her own sleeping bag that I received when I was three. She was knitted by my Mother

  10. Placemats were the first handmade gifts that I made. they were for an acquaintance who was homebound. I hope it made her meals more enjoyable. I learned about the best stabilizer to use and a different way to bind the edges.

  11. Besides the obligatory gifts made in school, I’d say the first gift I handmade that I can remember is the crocheted little dress I made for my baby sister. I was about 11 making her 5. My mother bought a slip and dyed it pink to go under my sister’s new Easter dress!

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