Sunday, January 5, 2014

Christmas Present Wrap-Up

This isn't everything I sewed for Christmas, but in the flurry of getting everything done I didn't get pictures of everything, so these are the presents I did get pictures of.

These are the three other Arctic Trapper Hats I sewed for my nephews and a niece:

I also made capes for some other nieces and nephews as well as my own boys.  Here are one each of the girl and boy versions:

All of the satins I used for these capes were from the discount barrel at the fabric store near where I work and only cost me a dollar a yard!

For another niece I made an To-Go Artist Satchel using the pattern in Sewing for Boys (affiliate link), with the addition of handles and a butterfly applique on the front:

For the main fabric I used a wool-blend suiting fabric I got on clearance at  The solid purple used for the accent fabric is something I have had for years.  I have no idea where I got it.

I filled it with crayons and colored pencils as well as a drawing pad.

I made a hobo-style bag for another niece, using this pattern.

The outer fabric is a 21-wale corduroy from and the lining fabric is the same yellow I used on the big kid's arctic trapper hat, also from

For my brother and his wife I made a set of matching aprons using another fabric from the discount barrel at the fabric store near my work and a red cotton I got from JoAnn's.

The Mr. Apron was made from this pattern and the Mrs. Apron was made from this pattern.  For the "Mr." and "Mrs." appliques, I used the font Brush Script Standard at 200 pts and printed them out onto freezer paper.  I ironed wonder under onto the back of a rectangle of fabric slightly bigger than the applique and then ironed the freezer paper patterns onto front.

I carefully cut around the letters and then removed the freezer paper from the front and the wonder under paper from the back.  Finally I ironed the appliques in place.

For my mother-in-law I made a chevron table runner using the Christmas Countdown charm pack from Moda.  I didn't use any particular pattern, but I was inspired by this table runner by Saltwater Quilts.  Unfortunately I only took close-up shots of the table runner for my sneak peak.

My mother-in-law, however, was nice enough to send me a picture of the table runner on her coffee table:

For her husband I made a coffee cozy and a key fob out of a wool suiting fabric:

The coffee cozy was made using this pattern from In Color Order, only I used Velcro instead of a button and elastic.The key fob was my own (very simple) design.

So, that's all for now.  I may have one or two more presents to share in the next couple weeks, if I manage to get pictures of them!

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