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Great Gifts

See our ideas for decorating Valentine's Day cards with your sewing machine, ribbon stash, and fabric scraps!

Kids of all ages will love these Valentine's Day treat bags! 

Add a handmade touch to holiday giving with easy fabric gift card holders! They're so fast to make, that you can make a bunch for last-minute gifts or stock up for the holidays.

Perfect for teacher gifts or fall decor, these apples are quick to stitch and look good enough to eat!

Make two sweet dolls fast from a fabric panel!

Make these adorable bags for holding a few sweet treats or trinkets.

Cover cord with fabric strips and start coiling. You’ll wind up with a trio of baskets that are perfect for gifts or cute storage!

Make an eye mask from a terry-cloth towel, then fill it with therapeutic herbs. Cool it in the freezer or heat it in the microwave—aah!

Pamper yourself or a friend with an easy-to-sew, spa-worthy bath mitt.

Whip up multiples of these festive gift card holders to add a handmade touch to store-bought gifts!

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