It's going to be a handmade Christmas this year in our home. We're a little short on cash (who isn't these days) and I have a huge stash of fabric in my closet. I saw this adorable fabric bucket
on Lotta Jansdotter's site and thought I'd try it out. They'll make great gifts and can be used for just about anything. I'm not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, but I can sew a strait line and do some minor pattern making. So, here are some of the gifts I'll be stitching up this year.
Zippered Pouches or Clutch
Tote Bags or Market Bags
Monogrammed Computer Sleeve
Up-cycled Tee Shirt Necklaces
...and since I'm using a lot of up-cycled materials to make green gifts, I might as well save some money on the wrapping too. I've got lots of brown paper bags and a stack of old copies of The Times
lying around. They'll be perfect for wrapping supplies.
Are you making Christmas gifts this year?
Tell us what you're doing to cut costs and go a little bit green this holiday season!
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