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11 Homemade Gifts For Any Occasion

By: Annie Rosean, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated May 03, 2018
Homemade Gifts for Any Occasion

It’s silly to stress over gift-giving when it’s supposed to be a thoughtful and beautiful exchange. In this collection, you’ll find instructions on how to sew a gift that is appropriate for any event. Whether you're attending a birthday party, a house-warming get-together, or a Christmas party, these homemade gift ideas are precisely what the doctor ordered.

DIY gifts are the best way to show your loved ones that you care. After all, people can truly tell when you've put your heart and soul into your handmade presents. No matter the occasion, we're sure you'll find the perfect idea in this collection. From potholders to gadget cases, from photo gifts to handy travel supplies, we've got you covered when it comes to do-it-yourself gift ideas! Pick one of these easy sewing projects to create the ultimate homemade gift for a friend or family member.

4 Homemade Gifts for Any Occasion

  • Linen Napkins

    Whoever you are, you’re always in need of napkins. Such a little homemade gift can go a very long way in updating someone’s kitchen. Learn how to sew a napkin that stands out from the norm with this simple tutorial. Chances are, you’ll be inclined to make yourself one of these do-it-yourself gifts after making one for someone else!

  • Sew Easy Dish Mat

    They're usually overlooked as presents, but dish mats are exactly the kind of homemade gift that anyone would love. Opt for ultra-functionality the next time you’re choosing a pick-me-up for your sister or best bud with this easy-to-make sewing project. Homemade gifts that maintain usability and look cute are a no-brainer!

  • Ruffled Kindle Case

    Nowadays, it doesn’t matter if you’re gearing towards a younger or older crowd for gift-giving, an eBook reader case is a safe bet. Everyone uses the newest version of the classic “book”, but not everyone has mastered carefulness when handling this pricey device. Homemade gift ideas like this one are genius because they offer stylish protection for someone’s eReader. Plus, they’re pretty fun and easy to sew.

  • Coffee Cozy With Button

    Whatever your poison is, this cute coffee cozy is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Because of its tiny size and simple design, you can make several of these DIY cozies. Do-it-yourself gift ideas like this one spruce up your coffee or tea to-go cup while keeping your hands warm at the same time. Gift this to someone who is constantly moving with their morning joe.

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  • Double Trouble Potholder Tutorial

    Why use two potholders when you can use one? This nifty DIY kitchen craft will come in handy in anyone's kitchen. Make yourself a nifty two-in-one potholder to slide on both hands when you reach for your dish. A little terry cloth, some batting, and some pretty prints make up this must-try hot pad pattern.

  • Picture Place Mats

    Family meals will be more fun than ever with these photo placemats. Everyone will love reliving happy memories at the dinner table.

  • Your Go-To Travel Pouch

    Travel pouches are useful for everyone. This little bag is perfect for keeping your items secure while you're on the go and will come to your rescue when you need a purse for just your phone and some cash. If you don't like carrying a heavy purse or bag with you when you go sightseeing, then take advantage of these instructions on how to make a coin purse. You can keep it in your pocket or even attach it to your belt loop with a snap hook to make it harder for pick-pockets to grab it.

  • Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial

    What house doesn't need one of these useful contraptions? Keep the house organized with this DIY plastic bag dispenser. You can easily recycle plastic bags and keep them organized and within reach for easy use.

  • Personalized Photo Album

    Even in the digital age, there is something special about looking through a photo album. Anyone would love this adorable and thoughtful homemade gift. Learn how to make a fabric book cover that begins a photographic journey of a friend or family member. Take advantage of this tutorial and make a sturdy book that will house and protect a lifetime of memories.

  • DIY Wallet

    Everyone needs a wallet! This simple pattern is perfect for men, women, and children of all ages. Customize it to make it the ultimate DIY gift idea. This tutorial for how to make a wallet would be a great sewing project to make for Father's Day or as a graduation present.

  • Patchwork Travel Neck Pillow

    Never wake up with a stiff neck again! This travel neck pillow is a comfortable and useful gift that everyone will appreciate. Recycle your leftover fabric to make a pillow that will draw attention whether they're traveling by plane, train, or automobile. Learn how to make a pillow using this easy sewing tutorial.

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