This year I decided to make most of my sewing skills and tried to make my Christmas presents!
Of course I left it way too late and spent the last couple of weeks frantically sewing to make up for it! I definitely fell short of my plans so I had to do a little bit of regular Christmas shopping as well to finish things off!
Now that the big day has passed I’m going to do a quick reveal of all the presents I did make! I probably won’t get round to blogging about each one I made but I wanted to share them anyway!
My sisters got a array of items:
Matching fuzzy Linden sweaters to start! (I made one for myself too!)
(They don’t photograph particularly well but they look good on… 😕)
Matching woolly hats with furry pompoms! (I also made myself one of these and one for my nurse too…)
FYI the furry pompoms were bought off eBay – £1.89 each from China with surprisingly quick delivery. They really added an extra special touch!
Cat got a Linden sweater dress in a snuggly plush backed jersey from Stoff & Stil. I added an iron on tiger motif on the front.
She also got a panda shirt!
This pattern is the Juliette shirt from I Am patterns and the fabric is from Fabrics Galore.
Jess got an Tilly and the Buttons Agnes dress hack in a really awesome swan print jersey (from Stoff & Stil again).
I also made a men’s tee!
I used the men’s classic t-shirt pattern from the Sewing Bee book Fashion with Fabric with a lovely cotton jersey from Stoff & Stil.
And I was super inspired by Elisalex and the By Hand London blog and got a belt making kit from Tanner Bates!
I think you’re supposed to give the whole kit as a present but I made the belt myself and gifted the finished item instead. (I really wanted to see how it worked! 😂).
I also helped my sisters make jumpers for their boyfriends!
I held the sweater making “masterclass” a couple of weeks ago and prepped the Thread Theory Strathcona Henley pattern for the both of them.
I had originally planned to film the whole thing for a laugh but we were so rushed on the day that we completely forgot! I even forgot to take photos of the finished items before they got wrapped up and given away! (*Slaps palm to forehead*)
I had planned more things (like finishing off the vogue coat for my dad!) that I just ran out of time for. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up on some bits later in the year though!