Handmade Holiday: Part 2

Whooops! Looks like I got so wrapped up in the holidays I forgot to post anything here. Sorry about that!

Now that Christmas is over and presents have been exchanged I can share a couple of the things I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. As I mentioned previously, this was my first year doing an entirely handmade Christmas and even without a job to get in the way of my sewing it was still a ton of work!

Inspired by a Christmas pj post over at Did You Make That? I decided to make four people on my Christmas shopping list a pair of pajama pants in fun flannel prints using this free Simplicity pattern.

Free pajama pattern

Free pj sewing patternYou may recognize the fabric on the top of the pile from my Portland fabric shopping trip. The center two flannels were rescued from the remnant pile at Discount Fabrics in San Francisco and I found the goldfish flannel at Britex. The pattern was a breeze to sew, especially when making four in a row!

As per her request, I made my mom a set of plain navy oval-shaped placemats to match the double-sided napkins I made her earlier this year, but didn’t take a picture because, well, they’re just plain navy oval-shaped placemats.

I think my favorite thing that I sewed this year was the pair of oven mitts I made for my brother. I had found this fantastic science-themed fabric by Rebekah Ginda for Birch Organics from Fabricworm a while ago and knew I wanted to make something for the kitchen, I just wasn’t sure what.

Rebekah Ginda for Birch Organics, Robot

DIY Oven Mitts

Chemistry oven mitts

Science kitchen accessoriesI’m so pleased with how they turned out I think I’m going to use the extra fabric to make some more pairs for my Etsy shop!

The only project I didn’t finish was a cardigan for my nephew using some lovely Australian wool, but I should get that finished up and mailed off in the next week or so.

Phew! Finally done with the Christmas post! Next up…….2014 ReSEWlutions!!



5 thoughts on “Handmade Holiday: Part 2

    1. missphd Post author

      Thanks! For me it’s a toss up between the fishies and the moose (though I really wish I could have found something as fun as your pinup pj fabric!).

  1. Karen

    Loved my placemats and napkins but next year I’m going to wish for pj’s! When we get home, I will send you a photo of my super darling placemats so you can share.

    1. missphd Post author

      Thanks so much Raebekah! The fabric is too cute. I’ve got some of another fabric in that collection that I plan on using for much kitchen stuff – can’t wait! I’d be happy to send you these pictures if you’d like.


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