Monday, December 8, 2008

Homemade Holidays: A stitch in time

Some of us actually know enough to be dangerous with a needle. If you're like me - you know how to thread a needle and tie a knot - you may still be able to stitch up a holiday gift or two this season. (Or at least start for next year!)

Here are a few ideas that require limited sewing knowledge:

Personalized slippers: With a template, a simple stitch and knot are all it takes to create a personal design, whether it's flowers, initials or other patterns. Find directions on

Painted towels, bibs, T-shirts or onesies: Use fabric paint and some patience to create a one-of-a-kind design.

No-sew fleece blankets. and scarves Sure, you could buy a "pre-cut" set, but you can save a lot of money by hitting a sale at the local fabric store. Find directions for making no-sew fleece blankets and scarves.

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