Friday, December 13, 2019

Some Santa Sewing

I have been busy in my sewing room sewing lots of holiday gifts for friends and family.  I thought I would start sharing a few with links to the patterns/tutorials if you want some last minute ideas.

I can only reveal those gifts that I have already gifted, shipped, or know that the recipients don't read my blog.  I will share more in the coming weeks!

Here are a couple of the microwave bowl cozies I made.  I use this tutorial as a guide.

They can take a bit to make - especially if you make just one at a time.  There is top stitching so thread color becomes an issue.  Of course all of my fabric choices means I can only make two at a time.  But they are a great way to use up some of your stash.

Smart people would choose fabrics that the same color thread can be used and make them in a production line.  You could probably make quite a few in an afternoon!

Warning - you just really want to be sure and use microwavable batting.  

These bowl cozies are always a hit.  It is one of those gifts that people don't know they need until they get them and find out just how nice they are!

More gifts to be shared soon!

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Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I've never made or used these cozies but my SIL does. Thanks for the link and tips.

Cathy said...

I've only gotten as far as thinking about making some of those. I'll have to try to remember to make some for myself to try out and then make for gifts next year. I was not in the mood at all this year to make any Christmas gifts for some reason. I like your fabric choices and thanks for the link. Happy Holidays.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Somebody is getting lucky this Christmas!! Those bowl cozies are SEW nice to use for warming up leftovers. We have a stack of them and use them All. The. TIME!!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those look like great gifts! I've been meaning to make some - thanks for the link to the tutorial you like. I need to go look for that batting, too.

Louise said...

I keep thinking I need to make another one of these. My first one was made back when my quilting skills were primitive and the stitching makes me cringe a bit! Plus, it's a little too small for my bowls. Yours look really nice and neat and tidy, great for gifting :)

KaHolly said...

You’re absolutely right! And once they’ve used them, they can’t live without them! Great gifts!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Very cute! I love using them - for both Hot and COld bowls!!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

What a great gift idea *and* stash buster! And I feel your pain: I find the hardest part of production-line sewing is the thread choice. I'm so matchy-matchy that I end up switching out the color again and again. : /

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