Wrap it Up!

Just a few more days till Christmas!
I hope you’re wrapping up the shopping, the making, the baking, and gifting.
I’m 3/4 of the way done.  The goal is to NOT be doing any of that on Christmas Eve….at 11pm….which is what has happened in the past.  I’ve vowed to be better.

Resolution for 12/24: to be sitting on the couch at 10pm, watching something Christmas-y with Casey (which may or may not be Die Hardif Casey is choosing)

If you’re still wrapping gifts too, I thought I’d share a few more bins I made this week, to use as gift boxes!

This was a fun thing I discovered when designing the Hold It Bin PatternTHE box totally works for gifts!

YESSSS. And even better….you can use the box to hold a fancy gift, OR, the box can be the gift itself. Fill it with something simple, or just a note that says, “love you friend!”

The boxes are great for socks, and ties, goodies, books, staplers, slippers, art supplies, you name it.
And I’m tooootally digging these boxes in vinyl. Ahhhh. Mustard vinyl?!
I couldn’t stand it so I made one in rose gold too (Heart eyes. Heart eyes).
I’ll have to share the details of that one in another post.

Of course it’s fun to wrap your box in paper too.
This little one is for Clara…with some fuzzy slippers inside.
She’s kitty crazy.

Now toss your gifts inside, and tie a bow on it.

If you need a bow-tying refresher, here’s my go-to method.
PERFECT BOWS. EVERY TIME.
Hit the play button below and enjoy….

Happy early Christmas friends!
Don’t forget, the Hold it Bin pattern is on sale for only $6 until 12/31.

So if Santa brings you fabric…we’ve gotcha binned.

NEW PATTERN is here–the Hold it Bin

Get your holiday sewing fingers ready!
Just in time for Christmas, we’re dropping a new pattern!
It’s the Hold it Bin.

Hold it. What? You made that cute bin?
Yesssss. That’s what your friends are going to say….when you make all 14 sizes, for everyone you know, for every room of the house, and the office, and the school.There’s even a flatware set, with removable flatware bins, and a napkin holder!
(Warning: bin sewing can be addictive.)

I love how professional this project looks, but still with that handmade charm. The bins are sturdy, while soft, and hold their shape well.  Many of them come with lids and cool handle options.

And we’ve done all the hard math, so you have the perfect pattern pieces, with the perfect seam allowances. We always give you the nitty gritty details, so you feel like we’re sitting there next to you, sewing along.

Here’s all the info….
The Hold it Bin is a PDF sewing pattern.
Printable pattern pieces come in 14 sizes.

Bin Styles included are:
• All-Purpose Bin + lid (small, medium, large)
• XXL Bin + lid
• Flatware Set + lid (with three insert bins)
• Drawer Organizers (small + large square, small + large rectangle)
• Napkin Holder + lid
• Upright Bin + lid (small, medium, large)
• Gift box + lid (small, large)

Additional info:
• Detailed step-by-step instructions with beautiful illustrations and photographs
• Charts and information provided in both Imperial (inches/yards) and in Metric
• Pattern pages print to either US letter-size and A4

There is so much to love with this project.

Maybe it’s because I love how many options there are. And how many things can be stored inside. You can even add a glass insert vase and turn the upright bin into a planter or pencil holder.
Woohoo.

Of course I’m pretty partial to how perfect this XXL bin looks in my house.
It was MADE for this room.

And now you can sew them MADE for your home, too.

Okay, enough talk. Time to sew.
* Purchase the Hold it Bin pattern HERE *
From now till Dec 31st, we’re having an Intro Holiday Sale!

For additional resources and ideas, check out the Hold it Bin Headquarters Page.
Have fun sewing!
(and wrapping)

New Video: How to make Danish Heart Baskets

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardOh, I love making these!
Have you ever tried them?
They’re the perfect little craft/decor/goody basket….all woven into one.
(Grab the free template designs here.)

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardAnd while it might sound like we’re making pastries (maybe we should??)….these paper hearts are known in Denmark as julehjerter.  Traditionally they’re made of red and white paper.  And when the pieces are woven together, they create these little baskets, which are perfect for gifting a small treat to a friend.

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardI love simple ideas.
And I also love mixing it up….with cardstock, and glitter paper, felt, and all things sparkly.

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardI think you’ll heart making these hearts as much as we do….cause look who joined me on set?!  Lucy and I are working together on this one!

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardFirst we’ll show you a basic woven heart, and then we’ll try some intermediate designs—like a clover heart and a star.
Here’s what you do…

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard1. Download the free Danish Hearts Template here.
2. Watch the video below.
3. Hang those darling hearts on a tree, or gift them away, and you’re (mostly) ready for Christmas.

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardNow hit the play button below and enjoy!

If you’re new around here, MADE EVERYDAY with Dana is a fresh and fun sewing show, where we create everyday items you will love and use.

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For all your paper craft needs, head to your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store.