Sewing Basket Fun Book - Christmas Sewing Projects

Sewing Basket Fun Book - Christmas Sewing Projects
Sewing Basket Fun is not a book that is just for the holidays, but it certainly offers several awesome Christmas sewing patterns.  For starters, with the patterns in this book, you could make some really cute Twinkle Toe Stockings and fabric ornaments.  There is also a design for an appliqued sweater, as well as a table runner and a few banners.  (Project images shown in the collage below)

One of the things I like best about sewing pattern books is that they offer so many options.   Pillows, handbags, home decor and apparel can often be adapted for the holidays by your fabric selection.  For instance, there is a pattern for pajamas in the Sewing Basket Fun book that could easily be make with a cotton print Christmas fabric.  That is also true for the apron pattern.

So many ideas and patterns that could be easily converted to a holiday design.  These sewing projects would also make wonderful Christmas gifts!  A Christmas gift clearly does not have to be a Christmas fabric or pattern.

Sewing Basket Fun Book

This book is truly packed full of instructions to make dozens of lovely sewn items.  The instructions are detailed with lots of illustrations as well as photos of the finished projects.

Here are some of the Christmas projects included in this fabulous book.  But do keep in mind, for many of the projects in the book, a simply fabric change could also make that pattern into a Christmas sewing project.

Sewing Basket Fun Book

One of the things I like best about Sewing Basket Fun is that it is spiral bound inside the book so the book will lay open flat while working on a project.  It truly makes glancing back at the instructions while sewing so much easier!





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Bucilla Winter Wonderland Snowman & Sleigh Felt Centerpiece Kit

Whether you are searching for a dining room table centerpiece, a special table decoration, or a lovely Christmas decorative mantel display, this Snowman and Sleigh Winter Wonderland felt kit will be the perfect choice.


Bucilla WINTER WONDERLAND SLEIGH Felt CENTERPIECE KIT - Snowman & Gifts
Bucilla Winter Wonderland Sleigh Felt Centerpiece Kit


Each piece of this display is lovely!  From the adorable snowman bearing gifts, to the precious reindeer pulling the sleigh full of presents, this centerpiece is totally precious.  It exemplifies the wonderful magic of Christmas and the holiday season.

This kit would be especially awesome for someone who isn't a huge Santa fan, but still embraces the enchanted beauty of Christmas.  It really is the perfect winter wonderland scene.


The Bucilla Winter Wonderland Sleigh Felt Kit 

Bucilla Winter Wonderland Sleigh Felt Home Decor Kit
Bucilla Winter Wonderland Sleigh
Felt Home Decor Kit
I prefer kits because they come with almost everything needed to make a beautiful decoration.  The Winter Wonderland Sleigh Felt Kit by Bucilla is no exception.  It includes the stamped felt for easy piece matching, the cotton floss for stitching, the chenille sticks for added decoration and of course, the instructions.  

One hint that might help, when I assemble my felt kits, I put the pieces together with fabric craft glue and stitch after it drys.  That step is certainly not necessary, but I have found it helps me hold the pieces together while working on the project.  Plus, should the threads break during the years of display and use, the centerpiece will not fall apart before you can repair the stitches.   

The overall finished size is 13 1/2" x 7 1/4" x 10".  

This will definitely be a decoration you will not be in a hurry to put away.  Even through it bears the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, it is still a lovely wintry scene.   




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BEADED DOUBLE CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS KIT Set of 2

Candy Canes have long been associated with Christmas!  We see the candy sticks hanging on Christmas trees, added to stockings, often featured in Santa's bag of goodies, part of outdoor decor displays, and used in lots of fabulous crafts.  The are even crashed to use in recipes or added to hot drinks as seasonal decor.  These candy cane ornaments are the perfect beaded ornament for anyone, even those who do not celebrate Christmas.

My own grandmother used to decorate her Christmas tree with candy canes.  Kids young and old were welcome to grab a snack right off the tree.  From my point of view, I didn't want anyone to take one because I didn't want my grandmother's decorations removed, but the family seemed to enjoy eating the candy nonetheless.  These ornaments are a fabulous reminder of that tradition without using real candy that could grow stale.  

BEADED DOUBLE CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS - Set of 2
Double Candy Cane Ornaments Kit
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Double Candy Cane Beaded Ornament Kit


The ornament kit includes the wire, beads, pins, the ribbon embellishment and the hanging cord.  There are enough supplies to make 2 candy cane ornaments in the kit.

I suspect the color of candy canes has a lot to do with the reason why they are so popular at Christmas.  The red and white are perfect!  The green bow on these ornaments literally ties in the second traditional color of the season.  Not only would the ornaments be beautiful hanging on the tree, but they would make lovely ornamentation for gifts.  Therefore, you would be giving the recipient two gifts.  Whatever is in the box, plus the candy cane ornament to hang on their tree for many years to come.




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Knit Noel Knitting Pattern Book

Knit Noel Knitting Patterns Book
For those of us who knit, there are few things better than a book full of knitting patterns, especially easy knitting patterns.   

Knit Noel is chock-full of fabulous knitting patterns.  In this book, there are patterns for stockings, afghans, and other Christmas home decor.  It also features patterns for sweaters, knitted belts, scarves purses and more patterns for apparel.  Any finished item in this book, would make a wonderful Christmas gift for loved ones and one that would be cherished by the recipient.

Each pattern in the book has a skill level rating so you know before you start if the pattern is a good choice for you.  A knitter can tell by looking at the photos, that most of the stockings are going to have an "intermediate" skill level, but I love that the book includes fast and easy patterns as well.

Knit Noel Knitting Patterns Book


Beginner Patterns in Knit Noel


For Beginners, never fear, there are several patterns in this book that are gorgeous and just for you!  The garter stitch afghan shown below is one of the beginner pattern, yet it looks quite impressive finished.

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Easy Patterns in Knit Noel 


The easy patterns in a knitting books are always appreciated.  Even a knitter who is quite skilled in the craft enjoys an easy pattern they could make quickly to give as a gift.  The wrap pictured before is one of the easy knitting patterns included in this book.

Knit Noel Knitting Pattern Book


See More Knitting Patterns Included in Knit Noel 

There are over 50 knitting patterns included in this book.  You can see more photos by clicking here:  Knit Noel on Ebay.  Of course, you can also purchase the book by clicking that link and I know any knitter will love this book.  If you don't knit yourself, but you know a knitter, you might consider giving them the book as a gift.  But, do be sure to mark your favorite pattern with a bookmark.  You just might gind you are the recipient of a fabulous handmade gift yourself.


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Cross Stitch Christmas Hand Towels

A lovely addition to home decor during the holidays is a set of Christmas hand towels in the guest bathroom. Or, perhaps you would rather treat yourself to a lovely set of towels. The cardinal chalet hand towels would be adorable in either restroom or even in the kitchen. They make a pleasant greeting wherever you choose to place them.

The red berries and green holly are the perfect colors for Christmas decor. However, these hand towels could be used throughout the winter months. For those of us who love birds, this cardinal flying to his safe home would even remind us to set out food for our feathered friends during the harsh winter months when easy food is scarce.

 Cardinal Cross Stitch Hand Towels
Cardinal Chalet Cross Stitch Hand Towels kit

 

Cardinal Chalet Cross Stitch Hand Towels Kit

This set of two hand towels for you to cross stitch is technically referred to as a kit since the package includes two stamped hand towels.  However, the floss is not included with the towels.  That is not necessarily a bad thing though.  That actually allows us to select the hue of color that best suits our own home decor.  Personally, I tend to prefer a darker green than the traditional Christmas green.  I also have a very specific preference in my selection of reds.  I like what I refer to as a real red, not an orange red.  So, for me and probably some of you, selecting my own floss to use when cross stitching is most often a preference.

The hand towels are stamped with the design on poly/cotton blend 19" x 34" towels.

Not only would these hand towels be beautiful in your own home, but they would also make a fabulous handmade gift for someone you love.  Perhaps, you could keep one towel for yourself and give the second one as a gift to someone special.





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Sunrise Red Rubies & Snowdrop Ornaments Kit

The Red Rubies and Snowdrop Ornaments Kits includes supplies to make 2 beautiful beaded ornaments.
Red ornaments are always among the most popular color for Christmas regardless of current decorating trends.  The traditional Christmas red is a part of every Christmas home decor.  Paired with white, the color combination is quite stunning.

These Red Rubies and Snowdrop ornaments are beautiful!

Many of us live in regions where it snows every Christmas, therefore the snowdrop name and white accents are totally appropriate for our Christmas ornaments.


Red Rubies & Snowdrop Ornaments Kit


The Rubies and Snowdrop Ornaments kit comes with enough supplies to make 2 ornaments.  That means you can make one ornament for yourself and give the second ornament to a friend or relative as a gift.  That would certainly be a lovely annual tradition to make 2 ornaments just alike and give one to someone you love.   After a few years, you would both have a beautiful collection of ornaments that are sentimental and cherished.

Red Rubies & Snowdrops Ornament Kit

The Rubies & Snowdrop Ornament Kit Includes:

  • Ornament Forms
  • Bell Caps
  • Sequins
  • Faceted Beads
  • Snowflakes
  • Cording
  • Corsage Pins
  • Easy to Follow Directions
  • Diagram

The beaded ornaments are made by pinning the red snowflake shaped beads to the Styrofoam ornament form with the white head pins.  I use craft glue on each pin to make the decorations permanent.  I have found that the pins can, and will pull lose from the styrofoam form over the years.  If they are glued in place, they won't pull out and get lost.

For additional tips on making beaded ornaments, visit How to Make Your Own Beaded Ornaments.  The sample ornament used in the article is not one of the ornaments from the Rubies & Snowdrops kit, but the tips and instructions are applicable for all beaded ornaments.




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POOH MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU CROSS STITCH BOOK

Pooh Merry Christmas To You Cross Stitch Book
The Pooh Merry Christmas to You cross stitch book is a must have for any pooh lover!

If you love to cross stitch and you love Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet, then you will definitely want to add this cross stitch pattern book to your craft book library.

This is a softcover book that features 8 color patterns for pictures, plus 4 color patterns for ornaments.  You can stitch the gang sledding in the snow together, or decorating a Christmas tree.  Each and every pattern is adorable!

There are several cross stitch patterns of individual characters that are absolutely delightful too.  There is one of a gift laden Tigger that is totally fabulous and an ice skating Pooh bear that is quite charming.



The Merry Christmas to You Pooh Cross Stitch Pattern Book


The finished project photos alone will inspire you to create beautiful works of cross stitch art.  As you can see in the photos, you could use these patterns to make a pillow, an afghan, a hanging quilt style blanket, or pictures to frame, in addition to the Christmas tree ornaments.  They are all Christmas themed patterns, but you will be tempted to leave them out year round.  There are several, like the skating and sledding pictures, that could easily remain a part of your home decor during the entire winter season.

Now, don't tell anyone, but I leave mine out year round.  It is, after all, my home and I do love Pooh!

If you love to cross stitch and you love Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet, then you will definitely want to add this cross stitch pattern book to your library.

How to Buy Your Own Copy of Pooh Merry Christmas to You


In addition to the Pooh & gang cross stitch patterns, there are basic instructions on how or make and finish each of the projects you see in the photos.  If you don't own a sewing machine, you could purchase a pre-finished afghan or perhaps a hand towel made just for cross-stitching. 




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Light Up the Night Candy Cane Coasters Plastic Canvas Kit

Light Up the Night Candy Cane Coasters Plastic Canvas Kit
The "Light Up the Night" plastic canvas coasters feature a very pretty design.  They are decked out with candy canes and strings of Christmas lights.  They may not add real light to the home, but they will surely light up each face that beholds them with a smile.

Every home needs coasters to protect wood furniture and to prevent those awful rings left behind from drink glasses.  It is really very fun to have seasonal coasters to offer our guests and to add to our own holiday decorations too.   Plastic Canvas is the easiest needlework craft.  The combination of an easy Christmas craft and the need for coasters, makes these pretty candy canes and lights coaster kits very popular.

As with any Christmas craft kit, you could make these coasters for your own home, to give as gifts, or you could even give the kit as a gift to a crafty friend.

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Light Up the Night Coasters Plastic Canvas Kit


You can see for yourself how pretty these coasters are and how beautifully they will add to your Christmas decor, as well as serving a very practical purpose.  The candy canes and bulb Christmas lights are reminiscent of childhood for many of us.  They remind of the days when Christmas trees were decorated with strings of bulb light and candy canes were hung on the tree to the delight of every child in the household.

The plastic canvas kit includes enough mesh canvas and acrylic yarn to make 6 coasters plus the coaster holder.

Such a delightful set of handmade coasters are sure to bring joy to everyone at first sight.  






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Christmas Nativity Plastic Canvas Pattern Book

With this plastic canvas book, you can make your own entire Nativity scene out of plastic canvas.
Nothing is more appropriate for Christmas than the Nativity.  

With this plastic canvas book, you can make your own entire Nativity scene out of plastic canvas.  You could make the entire set immediately, or you could add a few pieces each year until the scene is complete. 

There are patterns for 13 pieces of the Nativity scene.  It would be fabulous to start with the Holy Family and add to your scene in sets of 2 or 3 pieces annually.  It would be like having a whole new set each year.

You could make a lovely family heirloom that your whole family will cherish for decades in the form of this exquisitely detailed plastic canvas nativity set. 



The Plastic Canvas Nativity Pattern Book

Each piece should be stitched using 7-mesh canvas, worsted-weight yarn and craft cord.  Each pattern design features full-color graphs and complete instructions for creating each piece.


With this plastic canvas book, you can make your own entire Nativity scene out of plastic canvas.
Plastic Canvas Nativity Scene Pattern Book


The pattern book includes patterns for the Holy Family, the 3 wise men, the angel, a few shepherds, animals and the stable scene backdrop.  The backdrop measure 10" tall, 9 1/2" wide and 6" deep when finished.  The figures of Joseph and Mary are about 8" tall and the other pieces are sized accordingly to fit in a complete scene set.  You would, of course, need to add hay and miniature hay bales if you wish to emulate the photo shown on the cover of the book.

This plastic canvas set would make a lovely gift for Christmas.  Or,  perhaps you could give the book itself to a plastic canvas crafter that you know would love to make the set herself.  

The very best part is that the patterns in a pattern book can be used multiple times to create several scene sets.





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Under the Mistletoe Bubble Beads Kit

Make your own mistletoe with this beautiful bubble beads kit.  Enjoy the tradition of hanging the mistletoe and the kissing entertainment.
Lovers kissing under the mistletoe has been a part of Christmas for as long as I can remember.  Actually, there are a lot of references in movies made before I was born to being kissed under the mistletoe, or what happens when you stand under the mistletoe in a doorway.  If you believe the classic Christmas movies, hanging the mistletoe was actually a common tradition.

Real mistletoe is not something easily found in many states in the US.  If we wanted to hang real mistletoe, we would have to purchase it from a "harvester" that gathered it and brought it to our state.  To be honest, since it is in fact a parasite plant that kills it's host tree, I am grateful that it is not common to our area.

Growing up, my mother used a sprig of holly instead of mistletoe.  When I was very young, I actually thought mistletoe was holly.  I think the holly sprigs just gave everyone an opportunity to harass anyone who stood in a doorway.  While it is a entertaining, you don't have to use real plants.  You can make your own beaded mistletoe and enjoy the fun of the mistletoe tradition.


The Under the Mistletoe Bubble Beads Kit


Make your own mistletoe with this beautiful bubble beads kit and enjoy the tradition of hanging the mistletoe and the kissing entertainment that follows.
Make your own mistletoe with this beautiful bubble beads kit.
Under the Mistletoe Bubble Beads Kit

The beaded ornament is 5" x 6½" which is large enough to hang in the middle of a doorway as a pretty Christmas decoration.  But, it is also small enough that you could hand it on the Christmas tree as an ornament if you prefer.  The Under the Mistletoe Bubble Beads kit includes the bubble beads, monofilament, cabone ring, bell and of course, the instructions to make one bubble bead mistletoe.

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