Handmade Holidays: 7 Charming Gifts for Children
If you enjoy sewing handmade gifts for the special people in your life, now is the time to get started! Instead of waiting until the last minute, why not start on your holiday sewing now?
Here are 7 handmade children’s gift ideas to stitch up for little ones this holiday season:
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Make this colorful quilt for your own little monster. The Scary Squares Monster quilt pattern is made of 11 adorable monster blocks. Regular quilting cottons can be used for all the blocks, though the designer mixed in faux fur for some of the monsters. Links to video tutorials are included in the pattern to demonstrate every step of the quilting process, and directions for sewing with faux fur are also included! The pattern includes instructions for three quilt sizes: crib, napping and twin. Get the Scary Squares Monster pattern here.
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Fabric designer Amanda Murphy, who teaches the Craftsy class Elegant Embroidered Quilts, created the lovely Blossoms quilt pattern. Girls of all ages will treasure this one! The quilt is made of bright and colorful pieced squares that measure 10″ each. The ever-charming daisy is appliquéd onto those blocks. Basic piecing and fusible appliqué skills are needed for this project. Get the Blossoms pattern here.
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Every superhero needs to wear a cape when they save the day! These ones are personalized, and an eye mask pattern is included for boys and girls. Use this pattern to create a fun costume for your child to dress up in everyday. Get the Superhero Capes (and mask!) pattern here.
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Stacking rings help babies develop fine motor skills and spark curiosity. Instead of buying this popular toy from a store, why not create your own? This classic Ring Stacker Soft Toy pattern gives detailed instructions for five rings in graduated sizes that loop over an 8″ tall post. Both safe and washable, fabric rings are a great alternative to painted or plastic toys! Get the Ring Stacker Soft Toy pattern here.
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The Little Travelers Companion is perfect for any traveling child that needs a little something to occupy their time. A small pillow is enclosed by a removable tote bag, and many pockets are available to hold art supplies, notebooks, books, snacks, toys or handheld video games. Sewers will also find this versatile project useful for toting sewing projects. Get the Little Travelers Companion pattern here.
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Make sweet elephant softies that your little ones will love! Those big floppy ears, embroidered eyes and cute knotted tail are irresistible. This is an 8-page pattern in PDF format with tutorial-style instructions, photographs and full-size pattern pieces (no need to enlarge, just print and sew!). Perfect for a beginner sewer! Get the Elephant Softies pattern here.
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Upcycle old clothing in the Wings of a Birdie costume cape. Each beautiful wing is decorated with pretty ruffled layers to mimic feathers. A Velcro neck closure and elastic arm bands make the costume easy to wear. Both boys and girls will love this cape, simply choose fabric color accordingly. Get the Wings of a Birdie pattern here.
You might also enjoy our roundup of quilted stuffed animal patterns.