Our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide!

Our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide // Closet Core Patterns

Hi y’all! Today we are bringing you our ultimate handmade gift guide! If you are looking to avoid the crush of the mall or shipping delays shopping online, making your gifts is a great idea! We have rounded up all our free patterns and tutorials in one place so you can find some inspiration for everyone on your list. Some of these projects require special supplies but most of them could probably be whipped up with things you already have in your stash! Let’s get cooking!

ACCESSORIES

Our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide // Closet Core Patterns

1 // Leather Belt Bag– This belt bag pattern is a great entry point to sewing with leather. Download this free pattern and follow the blog tutorial here to make a trendy accessory for anyone on your list!

2 // Dog Coat Pattern– This free downloadable dog coat pattern comes in multiple sizes and makes a great little scrap buster. Make a matching coat for your four legged friend if you have some leftovers!

3 // Eye Mask Pattern– This is also an easy scrap busting pattern from our Resource Library. One size fits all with this adjustable eye mask. Makes a great travel tool if you’re moving around this holiday season!

4 // Rope Purse/ Bag– All you need to make this impressive pattern is a length of cotton cord and the zig zag stitch of a basic sewing machine!

KITCHEN GOODIES

Our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide // Closet Core Patterns

1 // Mitred Napkins or Tea Towels– Once you have the technique of making tidy mitred corners you can make all kinds of gifts. Tea towels, napkins, table clothes, place mats! Sky’s the limit!

2 // Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps– These are a no-sew scrap buster. All you need is cotton fabric and food safe beeswax. This is a fun craft to do with kids and makes plastic free food wraps for all your holiday leftovers.

3 // Reusable Snack Bags– I made a bunch of these over three years ago and they are still going strong. Kids snacks, purse tea or any number of other totables. Make a set for any busy person on the go.

4 // Reusable Produce Bags– Ban the plastic! Throw a set of these in your shopping totes and get those green beans home in style. 

STUFF FOR THE HOME

Our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide // Closet Core Patterns

1 // Pogagi Inspired Scrap Busting Curtain– The ultimate scrap buster, these pogagi inspired curtains are so meditative to put together and make a great sun shade, room divider or shower curtain!

2 // #ClosetCorePouf– Our most popular scrap buster for a reason: you can hide everything! Not only can you use up a bunch of scraps to make it, stuff it with even more or use it to store off season clothes or blankets. 

3 // Quilt– An improv quilt like this one Heather made is a great way to use leftover fabric and while making a beautiful gift.

4 // Mounted Staghorn Fern– Air plants are back! Mount a staghorn fern to a board to make a stunning wall hanging.

FOR THE SEWIST

1 // Bias Tape– Only sewists know the joy of beautiful bias tape you didn’t have to make yourself. Roll it onto a pretty, old, thread spool and give the gift of time saving.

2 // Sewing Machine & Serger Covers– This free pattern is for standard sewing machines or sergers. Keep the dust off your best friends when you take a break and freshen up your sewing space.

3 // Organizing Pockets– These pockets are perfect for a small sewing space to keep all your tools wrangled. But you can also use these anywhere. In the pantry! In your closet! By the front door! Options are endless…

4 // DIY Cutting Tables– These plans for a DIY cutting table show you exactly how to customize your sewing space and multitask while maxing out on storage. 

GARMENTS

Our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide // Closet Core Patterns

1 // Carolyn Pajamas (Sizes 0-32)- Make matching PJ pants for everyone in your family this holiday season! Carolyn pants can be easily hacked for lots of body types and sizes by straightening out the side seams to remove some of the hip curve.

2 // Sienna Maker Jacket (Sizes 0-32)- This is a super customizable layer for any maker in your life. You can adapt the pockets to serve so many hobbies! Crafters, gardeners, horse riders, bee keepers, tinker, tailor, candlestick maker…

3 // FREE PATTERN: #ClosetCoreTshirt (Sizes 0-32)- This free download is available in our shop. You have to check-out but you will not be charged. It is a layered PDF pattern with a full instruction booklet and fabric layouts so even if you are new to sewing knits you should find making this a breeze.

4 // Cielo Top & Dress (Sizes 0-32)- This beginner friendly top and dress pattern has no tricky closures. With its boxy style and pullover design, you can make this for someone else without much fitting.

Happy Sewing!  💛

 

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Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Core Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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