An Alternative Christmas Gift Guide for the Sewer and Brother Sews have teamed up to create a Sewn Christmas Gifts Guide eBook with free online sewing patterns to make this holiday season.

November 9, 2010—Northbrook, IL—This holiday season, many Americans will skip the traditional retail stores and settle down at the sewing machine to make sewn Christmas gifts for friends and family. To satisfy a growing interest in sewing, more free online sewing patterns are becoming available. and Brother Sews have teamed up to create a new eBook of free craft projects for sewn Christmas gifts. Crafters can download and print the 36-page eBook for free at

The recent recession and growing interest in eco-friendly living have encouraged a nationwide resurgence of interest in sewing. According to the Craft and Hobby Association, 31 million or 27 percent of American households have a sewer as of 2009. Membership in the National Sewing Guild is climbing by about 15% annually. Plus, younger generations are showing interest in sewing thanks in part to recent television shows that glamorize the skills such as Project Runway.

The Sewn Christmas Gifts Guide
shows people how to use their favorite sewing hobby to create homemade Christmas presents this season. The eBooks features 12 free online sewing patterns for easy gifts to sew this Christmas, including 6 projects from Brother Sews. Sewing machine embroidery projects from Brother Sews include the Embroidery Christmas Stocking (pg. 12) and Holly Tablecloth (pg. 16). The eBooks also features easy to sew gifts for Christmas including the Fabric Advent Calendar (pg. 9) and the Heating Pillow with Buckwheat (pg. 19).

Brother Sews would like crafters to express their creative side this holiday season and show off their talents to family and friends. Sewers will find the The Sewn Christmas Gifts Guide eBook to be a valuable resource for special techniques such as applique and embroidery and as a source for holiday inspiration. Sewers can give these projects as sewn Christmas gifts or make these projects to entertain guests over the holidays.

Go to to download the free Christmas crafts eBook The Sewn Christmas Gifts Guide.


Caley Walsh
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