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Making Presents for Women

04 December 2014 08:19

Are you still looking for inspiration for gifts to make for women?

On the clothing front, Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons has some pretty little accessories, like a bow belt


and a headscarf.

If you're looking for something for someone close, how about some frilly knickers?  Barmy Beetroot tested these and gave them the thumbs up:


Or lacy French knickers from Colette:


Slippers often seem like a bit of a cliche, but not when they're hand made!  These are made from a pattern on I think I sew via The Mother Huddle, but there are lots more patterns on Pinterest.  There are a couple on my board Crafty Sewing Ideas.


Then there's quilting.  I could write a list a mile long for quilted gifts - ipad covers, kindle cases, mug rugs, cushion covers, table runners, mug cosies ....


Finally, aprons.  Personally, I don't like gifts that are too practical, so if you're going for this option, choose something frilly or frivolous, rather than just practical.  This one from Flamingo Toes is simple but a bit frilly and could be jazzed up with pretty fabric - there's still time to order from Print me Pretty! 


Even frillier, from Horror Maedchen:

I love this one for Grandma, from In my Shoes.  I couldn't find the instructions (you may do better!) but you could copy the idea, using another pattern for the apron.  I would imagine the hand prints are made using fabric paint.  Dylon makes small jars of fabric paint which you can find in art shops or haberdashers.

Do you have any favourite makes for women?  Tell us about them below, or post a photo.