First I made a list of simple gifts I wanted to make this year. I also added notes
about what fabrics I wanted to use for each item on the list. Then I decided to start cutting out just a couple of projects a day. After I had a couple of things cut out I also did the quilting on some of the parts and pieces. Since it's still November I'm able to take my time and enjoy making each little project. Putting these together really goes so much faster when I have the pre-sewing tasks completed.
I made these two Quick Zip Cases on the same day since they both had navy zippers...this allowed me to assembly line sew the two bags with fewer thread changes. These are really fun little bags that require just two fat quarters, Soft & Stable for lining, and a zipper (the pattern includes two sizes, and these are the smaller size...my favorite size in this pattern--it still holds quite a lot). I made some of them last year and the year before and had requests for more this year (you can see the ones I've previously made here and here)!
I also made these Cosmetics Clutches bags on the same day...again, assembly-line sewing these bags made it go even faster. (These are also the smallest of the three sizes included in the pattern...again...my favorite size as it perfectly holds all of my makeup).
What are your "go to" little projects for gifts?
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