Handsewn Holiday Gifts and Projects

sewingHolidays by Hand has started this week at Simple Mom with a variety of handmade sewing projects.  

My project is the simplest drawstring bag possible, made a little more unique with a vintage monogram.  I can picture a few of these hanging as ornaments on the Christmas tree.  Maybe they’d be a good place to hide some chocolate or secret messages.
drawstring bag

Instructions:  Embellish Your Sewing Project With a Vintage Monogram

Next week I’m hosting your holiday projects made with paper!  I love the ideas I’ve seen so far.  Send me your link by November 10 to have your project included in the festivities.

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  1. Very pretty! I love the colour!

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  2. So lovely and elegant! It’s simple and classic with great gift potential!

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  3. It looks, too, like it can be customized/changed easily- varying your material and monogram. And who doesn’t like a monogram??? (Except for your average 18-year-old male college student, that is)…
    Very nice!!

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  4. i am so grateful for these handmade posts and am loving them! i am so anxious to post my creations on my own blog, but can’t, because gift recipients read my blog!

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  5. The bag is lovely! I was thinking of monogramming some cloth napkins this year – I’m inspired by this beautiful stencil.

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  6. This is just lovely! I love the monogram, thanks so much for the instructions!

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  7. smallnotebook says:

    Thanks, y’all. You’re welcome!