Sew and make easy gifts with these cut & sew patterns to make which include simple sewing projects like luggage tags, a travel pillow, tote bag, id wallet, ruffled infinity scarf and heating pack.

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The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 524 Gifts to Sew and Make with free patterns and pictured instructions to make! So be sure to search there if you’re looking for a specific style. {wink}

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Sew and Make

1.  DIY Ironing Board Organizer ~ Sew an ironing board organizer that's perfect for storing all your sewing supplies and even a pin cushion. A great gift idea for the sewing enthusiast.

How to Sew a Pillowcase

2.  How to Sew a Pillowcase ~ Here is a fabulously simple sewing project that will make any bed a little more stylish! Grab the fabric that will coordinate with your room and with the help of this tutorial you'll create some really cute pillow cases! Perfect for even the sewing newbie!

Rick Rack Dish Towels

3. Rick Rack Dish Towels ~ These dish towels are so pretty, you will want to do the dishes.  NOT!  But it will at least help, right?  Or add this to a set of other kitchen goods for a bridal shower or wedding gift.

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4.  Tiny House Ornament {Easy Sewing Project} ~ These precious tiny house ornaments are an easy sewing project to give as gifts this holiday season. Hang them on your tree as an ornament or on a doorknob to decorate a room. Tiny House Ornaments would also make a nice housewarming gift for new neighbors.

Sew and Make5.  DIY Fabric Luggage Tags ~ Send a friend off in style with one of these chic luggage tags.  It will make it easy to spot their suitcase at the baggage claim, plus they are much more durable than the cheap paper ones.  Don’t forget to slide a little notecard in wishing them a good trip!

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6.  Patchwork Travel Neck Pillow {Travel Gifts}The Patchwork Travel Neck Pillow is a great travel gift idea for anyone you know that travels a lot. Or make one for yourself so you can be comfortable and stylish on your next long journey.

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7.  Homemade Heating Packs with Lavender ~ This simple sewing project makes a useful get well gift, and you can customize it with your choice of aromatherapy for a little extra indulgence.  My preference is lavender, but you can also add mint, eucalyptus, or cloves.

Cut & Sew

Cut & Sew

8.  DIY Laundry Hamper {Tutorial} ~ Check out this super fabulous laundry hamper.  It’s cute enough that you may actually look forward to doing laundry.  OK, probably not, but still!  It folds up and the liner is removable.  Plus, I love that it’s smaller than most hampers – perfect for a nursery.  Find out the colors of the baby’s room and you could totally give this as a baby shower gift.

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9.  Casserole Carrier Tutorial {Pictured Sewing Tutorial} ~ Spring and summer mean a lot of fun outdoor parties.  The next time you are invited to a pot luck, bring your dish in this beautiful casserole carrier and leave it with the host as a gift.  Or the next time a neighbor lends you a dish, return the pan in a carrier as a thank you.

Vintage Modern Pleated Apron

10.  Vintage Modern Pleated Apron ~ This fun flouncy apron will have you feeling a little bit like June Cleaver!  The form-flattering waist pleats and pleated pockets have the perfect vintage feel.

Patterns to Make

Patterns To Make

11.  Owl Hooded Towel ~  Whoooo loves hooded towels?  This adorable hooded towel is perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kids of all ages. {featured via craft room}

Pajamas Pant Gift Set

12.  Pajamas Pant Gift Set ~ An easy to follow tutorial for making pajama pants.  A great DIY present for Christmas or birthdays.

Simple Sewing Projects

Simple Sewing Projects

13.  DIY ID WalletThe Sandi ID Wallet is a snap pouch with a clear pocket on the back for work ID, transport passes and student cards. With a lobster hook on one end they can be attached to lanyards, badge reels and belt loops.Plus they can hold all the knicknacks that you have a habit of loosing in the bottom of your bag – coins, hairpins,everything. (She also has a free tutorial on how to make a custom badge reel using a fabric covered button.)

DIY One Hour Tote

14.  DIY One Hour Tote ~ Learn how to make a quick and inexpensive bow tote using duck cloth and accenting fabric. Super easy to do by following this great tutorial! Perfect as a run around town tote!

30 Minute Fabric Basket

15.  30 Minute Fabric Basket ~ Make this adorable fabric basket as a Christmas or birthday gift idea for the paper crafters and sewers in your life. They will love this beautiful basket more than the ziplock bags they have been using.

DIY Quilted Laptop Sleeve

16.  DIY Quilted Laptop Sleeve ~ A tutorial with step by step instructions for quilting a bag or pouch for just about anything.  Great for your laptop or iPad.

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