Christmas Gift Sewing

There has been a whirlwind of activity going on in my sewing room for Christmas this year!  It’s been CRAZY.  It’s been so crazy that I haven’t had much time to do anything but work and sew for the last few weeks.

Here’s what I’ve made…

3 aprons for my brother from Kwik Sew 3613:



Sorry for the blurry pic!



Wolves!!  I think anyway! 🙂


#2…ha ha… I meant to take pics like this for all three, but I forgot!


That looks like alot more than three…but I made each one reversible.  These turned out very nicely and I highly recommend the pattern.  I did have time to post on Pattern Review, and you can read about it here:

My only caveat about this pattern is to check the size if the wearer is any less than probably 6 feet tall.  It’s a man’s apron, and as drafted, it was dwarfing me.  My brother is about the same height as I am, so I took a lot of the length out.   The below pic is as drafted, so you can get a feel for how long it is.


Next up, I made my brother’s girlfriend a cute apron (but only one!).   I used Butterick 5754  – blogged previously here:

I don’t really have anything to add…but I will repeat that I love this apron!   It’s flat out cute.  (I should have gotten a better picture…but I didn’t even think about it until now, and the apron is in the mail!).


During and after that, I worked on some keychains that I saw in the recent burda mag.  These are seriously cute and Easy!   I gave one away as a gift, and am still deciding what to do with the other two below.  I may give them away too.  I used ribbon for mine, but these would be super, super simple if you followed the instructions and just used fabric on the inside.  I’m going to keep my eyes open for other remants for the outside of these.  This was a really fun and fast little project.


Screenshot from the Burda FB page


My Creations in DYT Type 3 colors.   I used different ribbons in the right shades.


































After making those, I wanted to make my sister a cover for her Kindle, so she got one from my favorite Ereader pattern., Kwik Sew 3924, previously blogged here:

The pattern worked perfectly…again.  Here are the pics:20161217_12152620161217_121542









I hope that my sister will love it!

So…that is the last thing that I sewed.  Yesterday was baking day, so I made my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe 8 TIMES, and baked them up.  In case you’ve ever wondered just how many cookies that is, here’s a pic.  I referred to it as Mt. St. Chippens.


Everything got packaged and shipped out today!  I feel like having  a celebration!!    I’m looking forward to this week because I should be able to relax a little more, and maybe just enjoy the season!

On the sewing front before the holidays took over, I was finished my HP kimono jacket.   It’s done, but I’m not happy with how some of the top stitching has created some ripples, so I want to take it out and try again.  A helpful person on the HP FB page gave me some tips, so I’m going to try those and see if it’s any better.  Ultimately though, I’m not loving it as much as I’d hoped…and I’m not sure why.  Maybe I just need to fix those few things.   Here’s some pics of it now.   You can see the rippling around the neckline and my hem is off a bit at the bottom front.  They’re the only things on my fix it list right now.



Inside view to show the seam binding and the underlining.

I’m not sure what will be up next. I’ve been thinking about making up a couple more Jalie 2911  sweatshirts because I really do live in them at this time of year.  I’ve got one on right now, in fact!   The were previously blogged here:

We’ll see though…it’s just a four day work week, so I’m really looking forward to a nice vacation!!!  I plan to do a lot of sewing!

Happy Sewing!


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