Ok, time to pull out all of the stops! As we embark on the week of Christmas itself, I bring you my last edition of Holiday Hints for Handmade Gifts: Last Minute Ideas! Though I had several more categories planned, I decided to regroup and handpick a few projects that take little time and materials.
For starters, there’s my Caterpillar Eyeglass Case Tutorial, made from felted wool sweaters and appliquéd with a little leaf and critter. This can be made very girlie, as shown, or done without the embellishment and in more subdued colors.
My Cutie Pie Tutorial is a favorite. A handful of felt balls + 2 circles of felt = a cute little catch-all bowl that makes a quick gift.
If you’ve got a copy of Sewing Green, flip to pg 48 for the Recycled Sweater Slippers. This style is where it all began for me about 20 years ago when I first started felting/cutting/sewing thrift store sweaters into slippers. I think every member of my family got a pair that year!
On pg 20 of Sewing Green you’ll find the Penny-rug Trivet and Coasters. These give a fresh modern look to the traditional technique of appliquéd scrap wool. Great for use when entertaining or as a thoughtful gift.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Holiday Hints for Handmade Gifts feature! If you’ve missed any over the past month you can find them linked below.