Christmas Once A Month Tutorials Updated

I started this quite a while ago and it fizzled out with work, moving, and being busy. I decided to revive it and try again.

Plaid Meets Lace Infinity Scarf - everyone loves to receive a scarf for a gift. I've made several of them for gifts using both flannel and a polyester crepe fabric. 

Gift Bags  - I started using fabric gift bags in 2011. I made 5 of these and they were a hit. The deal was to return them to be filled again rather than using stockings as our fireplace wouldn't allow for us to hang the stockings with care. 

Reusable Shopping Bags Part 1 and Part 2 - A very popular gift. I will make mine between 18 - 20" deep depending on what I have on hand. If your fabric isn't deep enough, sew 2 pieces together to get the depth. The fabric should be 45" wide. I buy .7 meter of fabric to make mine. I buy the fabric according to who will receive it -- horses for one, frogs for another, black and white for someone else. 

Triangle Pocket Bag - I love this bag and have made it twice. I have it cut out for a third one and will be making more. If you can't get the twisted cord, just use regular piping. 

Child's Apron - The pattern is for a child up to 6-8 years old. The children who got the ones I made wear them to help grandma cook. 

Pillow Cases - A fun project that can be personalized to the person receiving them. You could make them out of Christmas fabric and put them on your bed during the holiday season. Ideas for these are endless. 


Table Topper, Runner, and Napkins - You can make them seasonal, for every day or for special occasions. The biggest thing I did when making these was to measure carefully and press a lot using steam. 

The placemats are made using the link under Napkins. For an 18 x 14" placemat you need 21.5" x 17.5" for the back (red) and 15.5" x 11.5" for the front (white). They went together easily after I figured out to press the seams towards the front (white). I also pressed the corner seams open after I trimmed them. 


Napkins - a great way to use up fabric and these are reversible. I'm going to try these later on. 

Picnic Placemats - These cute placemats would be a great gift for a family who eats outside a lot. I'm thinking of making 4 of them and tucking them plus the plates, paper napkins, and plastic utensils into a reusable bag. 

Mug Rugs

Cushion Covers - These are very simple cushion covers that I've designed and made over the years. Perfect for every day use as they can be taken off and washed. 

10 Minute Table Runner - a great simple table runner that uses two fabrics. I have used the button on the table runner if the ends hang over the edge and have left it plain when I made it to fit the top only. 

Wall Hanging using a painter's canvas. Took me about 45 minutes to make. 

I will use this video to do the corners the next time. 
The table topper was made like the napkins. 
Tea Cosy video tutorial and Teatattler's ideas

Ideas Yet to Explore

1 comment:

  1. Your scarf is beautiful! I was the one that told you about it. Haven't done mine yet- Christmas parties and concerts! I'm going to use your instructions- much easier!
    Vivian Grant

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