Crafting Handmade Gifts
Want to make some handmade gifts this holiday season? Try one of these great crafting books.
2021 by Woolly WormheadGet this item
Woolly Wormhead is known for her innovative hat designs with unique construction. This is her first book of patterns. They're perfect for a gift (or for yourself) because there is no such thing as too many knit hats! (Bonus—it is fun to try new techniques for hats to donate to those in need.)
2020Get this item
Sashiko is a hand-sewing technique that originated in Japan. It's a favorite among quilters and those who do visible mending because of its strength, warmth, and beauty.
2020 by Yamamoto, EmikoGet this item
The title pretty much tells you all you need to know. What you will have to look inside to see is how gorgeous these projects are and how much your recipients will enjoy them. Who doesn't love a beautiful piece of unexpected mail?
Statement Macramé: Create Stunning Large-Scale Wall Art, Headboards, Backdrops, and Plant Hangers with Step-by-Step Tutorials2020 by Ranae, NatalieGet this item
For a long time, macramé was more of a punchline than a practiced craft, but it has made a resurgence lately, and when you look at this book, you'll see why. If you loved making friendship bracelets, this is the "grown-up" version.
2021 by Philip, SonyaGet this item
I very recently started sewing again and used Sonya Philip's 100 Acts of Sewing Patterns (tutorials are available via Creativebug) to make two different dresses. I forgot how much I loved wearing a garment that I made. This is a great book for beginners or those who just love quick, relatively easy, adjustable garments with classic design silhouettes. Recommended by Becca.
2021 by Johnson, ChristiGet this item
This book combines embroidery with spirituality and focuses on using your craft to set an intention before you begin. There are designs inspired by everything from animals to numbers to the zodiac to mythology and beyond. It is a great book for those who are already familiar with embroidery or looking to try something new.
2021 by Ramberg, SarahGet this item
Flannel is the perfect material to use to make cozy winter gifts. Even better, you can upcycle an old flannel shirt to make some of these comfy crafts. Perfect for a beginner, crafters of any skill level will find lots to love (and craft) in this book,
2020 by Ishida, SanaeGet this item
If you have a young child on your gift list, surprise them with these adorable handmade toys and wearables.
2021 by Davidson, LucyGet this item
No kiln required, these 20 projects can be made of air-dry clay or polymer clay. There are also some simple recipes to make clay using common household items like cornstarch and glue. Friends and family will appreciate the flower pots, vases, and jewelry you make for them while you will appreciate the calming effect of crafting with clay.