November 15, 2019
It is always lovely to make handmade gifts for loved ones for the holidays, and we have several suggestions here, as well as free (and quick) ideas here, here, and here. But, sometimes, it is easier (and much faster) to just buy a gift to give. And, we have you covered!
First, for any of your crafty friends, family, or older children, these bag kits are great! They teach about a handwork technique from another place in the world, provide all the materials to make the bag with or without the handwork, as well as the instructions and pattern for making a practical and beautiful bag. The Japanese Carpenter's Bag is perfect for storing long rulers, rolls of tracing paper, or rolled up PDF patterns. The Thai Shoulder Sling is a great carry-all bag. The Turkish Drawstring Pouch and the French Reticule are wonderful, small bags and quick projects.
Japanese Carpenter's Bag
Turkish Drawstring Pouches
We also have some wonderful (and very popular) kits back in stock - the 271 Sunset Wrap Kits. This time our fabric for these kits is a lovely, soft, hand spun and handwoven cotton in two beautiful colors. The kits have fabric, pattern, and matching thread - a bundle for a GREAT deal! Theses kits usually go quickly, so get one soon!
Folkwear Clothing (our clothing line based on a few of our patterns) has great options for giving! The Hapi jacket makes a lovely gift and the pouches are perfect for nearly everyone!
Finally, our sewing notions and supplies make fabulous stocking stuffers. The transfer paper is so useful when sewing garments, and the bias tape makers are wonderful for creating beautiful bias binding. I also really love the organic silk embroidery thread - it is luxurious and gorgeous!