Holiday Gifts 2018

This year, my goal was to sew as many holiday gifts as I could. I’m pretty proud of what I accomplished! I would have liked to do a few more, and forgot a couple, but I’m perfectly OK with that!

First up, I made a couple of scarves for a white elephant exchange. They were very last minute, but were a decently quick sew, once I got the right sized needle in my sewing machine.



The pattern is the free Pocket Scarf pattern from Patterns for Pirates. The tutorial is on their blog found here. There are no pattern pieces, so no printing required!


The top scarf was chosen first, and quickly stolen. But, the person who opened the first scarf found/chose the second one… I’d say that’s a win in my book! Plus, tequila in the pocket probably helped!

The next item was a slouchy beanie. This was for the same party, but for the kids.


This is also a free pattern! This one is from Sew Bratty, called the Shmelly Fer Slouch Beanie Hat found here. I really like this pattern because you can make it reversible and there is no band, which I prefer. The pattern runs from baby to adult, which is great!

The next items I worked on were a few neck scarves. These were for my aunt, uncle, and dad. My aunt has been a huge supporter of my sewing, and I wanted to finally make her something thanking her!



Guess what?? This was another free pattern! This one is by Made for Mermaids found here. Again, this tutorial gives you dimensions so no printing is necessary! The pattern has kids to adult sizes, with a couple of different styles to choose from. These are too warm to wear where we live, but for those in Nebraska and Kansas I think they will be great!

Onto the next…

Not pictured, are some Brassie Joggers by Greenstyle Creations that I made my brother. I sized up two (due to limited stretch in the fabric) and added an inch to the rise, and he says they fit!

I also made my brother’s girlfriend an Xpress Tank by Greenstyle Creations. I love this pattern and what a quick sew it is. I chose the tie back option for this one! I used tricot from Phee Fabrics … my first time sewing with tricot!



For my mom, I made a Cocoon Cardigan by Patterns for Pirates. I had made one for myself earlier, so it was my second time sewing this pattern up.



This was my first time using waffle knit. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t my favorite fabric to work with. I had a hard time lining up the fabric straight when cutting, but the cardigan turned out great!

I also made some produce bags for multiple people. I looked at many different blog posts and kind of made up my own. I forgot the dimensions I used (and of course gifted them all), unfortunately. I tried a tulle and a mesh, and am waiting to hear reports back about which fabric is preferred!


Next up was a hoodie for my nephew. I mashed Brindille & Twig’s Ringer Tee (blogged here) with Max & Meena’s Mega Max Raglan (blogged here) to get what I wanted. Fabrics are from Flying Pig Fabrics. His is the solid blue one, to coordinate with my Little’s hoodie!


The last gift I made this year was  Warrior Pants by Greenstyle Creations for my sister in law. I absolutely LOVED sewing this pattern! The pocket construction is phenomenal.



I lowered the leg slit a bit on these. I basically folded the legs in half and made the opening start halfway down. I think it works well!

The last holiday sewing I did was some matching pajamas for my partner, Little, and I. Of course I didn’t finish until it was dark and we didn’t really get any photos together, so excuse the dark photo! I used Greenstyle Creation’s Brassie Joggers for our pants, GS’ Hudson Pullover for hubs’ shirt, and GS’ Centerfield Raglan for mine (post for both here). For the little, I used Brindille & Twig’s Pocket Pants (modified) and Ringer Tee.


Overall, I was so glad to have the time to sew so many gifts this year! Hopefully I will get positive feedback and be able to continue in the future. 🙂

As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for stopping by!


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