5 Easy sewing gift ideas to make for
Christmas or any special
Whether you want sewing gift ideas for
filling Christmas Stockings or sewing for charity or
making your own decorative place mats these 5 simple home
sewing projects with instructions will get you
Put two small washcloths
together, and stitch around ½ inch from
edge, using a ½-inch
gauge, on three
Trim corners and turn inside
out. Make a loop by taking a four-inch piece
of tape and basting it to
corner with edges ½ inch inside.
Turn in raw edges of
potholder ½ inch and baste, catching in
Stitch ½ inch from
edge on all four sides and do a
second line of stitching inside
first using the width of the toe of
the presser foot as a guide.
A second method is to:
Put the two cloths wrong
sides together and baste bias binding
all the way around, making
the loop out of the
Have binding a little
narrower on stitching side to catch in
underside and then stitch.
may also use the machine binder
to bind the edges.
Cut out two four-inch circles
Turn in edges ¼
inch all around and baste.
Baste a seven-inch strip of
elastic on to wrong side of one piece with
½ inch of
elastic extending inside edge on two
piece of material on top, wrong
side down, and stitch all
around near edge on three sides.
Fill with cotton wadding,
baste raw edges together, and stitch
3. Place mat:
Use suitable material such as
basket weave, etc. and cut into
piece 12 x 18 inch.
Turn edges under
to wrong side ¼
inch and baste wide rickrack or fringe to
wrong side covering raw
The trim extends on the right
Use brightly colored silk and
hand roll edges on a rectangle 40 x 19.
Or, roll the long edges and fringe the
To do this, draw out a
crosswise thread ½ inch
from the edge, and overcast
through drawn thread line up
into material; or machine stitch,
near drawn thread.
all threads below to make
5. Small drawstring
Cut out piece 12 x 28 inch
and lining piece 12 x 26
Fold in half crosswise, right
and stitch ½ inch from
edge up two long sides on both
Turn right side out and put
lining in bag, wrong sides
Pin together at side seams
and bottom, and baste lining to
bag at top to hold in
Turn down 1/2 inch on
top, baste, then turn down two inches,
baste and stitch.
Clip one stitch of
seam on top hem on both sides and
stitch two lines above and below
Cut two strips of ribbon or
tape 30 inches long. Insert one with
bodkin or safety pin through
one side and draw all the way
through, pulling out on same
Do the same with the other on
the other side.
ribbon edges or fasten with
decorative stitches, and pull to
Happy sewing with these 5 simple sewing gift
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