Handmade Gifts for a Bookworm
Make stylish and functional gifts for bookworms, teachers, or coworkers. These gifts, including book-related decor and storage for office supplies, are sure to get an A+.
For a quick gift, cover a standard spiral notebook with fabric.
Pinwheel Zipper Pouch
A pocket composed of Pinwheel blocks elevates a zipper pouch that is roomy enough to hold a small laptop, reader, or notebook and papers.
English Paper Pieced Bookmark
Use scraps of fabric to English paper piece sturdy bookmarks.
Get the free pattern here.
Patterns for Storage Bins
Tame clutter in your home with bins and baskets in a variety of sizes. For a coordinated look, choose fabrics that match your decor!
Cross-Stitch Quilty Magnets
Add a cheerful touch to your desk or work space with cross-stitched magnets.
Get the free patterns here.
For the journal cover, carefully stitch rows of matching half hexies to form hexagons. To complete the set, use the same fabrics as the journal cover to construct a coordinating pencil pouch.
Keep your desk clutter-free with a handy holder for letters and stationery.
This bag has great details-an exterior pocket, drawstring closure, and adjustable straps-that add style and function.
Butterfly Notebook Cover
Wrap a notebook for class or work with a cover that has a butterfly block front pocket.
Quilt Block Tote
Upcycle a reusable cloth bag into a stylish tote! Piece, quilt, and bind a block to place over the bag's promotional logo.
Stitch an organizer that holds a small notebook, writing utensils, and additional stationery items.
Easy Pencil Case
Denim fabric and a zipper form an easy-to-sew pencil case. It's a hip way to store school supplies or a smart carryall for loose sewing supplies.
Sew Fun Footstool
Relax with your feet up on a bean bag ottoman made out of six large blocks.
Easy Cord Wrap
Use up your skinniest scraps to make cord wraps in whatever size you need.
Get the pattern here.
On the Go
Sew this attractive laptop bag for a friend, then reward yourself by making one to keep.
Bedside Storage Caddy
Keep all your bedtime essentials close at hand with a caddy made from a fringed table runner.
Fun Lunch Bag
Repurpose an old pair of jeans into a hip lunch box!
Round the Clock
Don't let time slip by without whipping up a clock sampler. Each number outline is embellished with a different motif, and a plastic embroidery hoop adds to the colorful display.
Say goodbye to high-priced journals. Create a reusable slipcover to fit a standard notebook. Your friends will be asking where they can get one!
Sew a fun backpack that's both functional and stylish!
Strips and Stacks Quilt
Gather a stack of fat quarters. Piece quilt blocks and sashing to mimic books on shelves for your favorite bookworm.
Turn a small, spiral-bound notebook into a carry-along piece of art when you stitch up a new cover.
Make a great back-to-school gift: Sew a handmade tote bag using fun fabrics and a bit of rope. Stitch a bunch of these small backpacks to complement a special outfit or to celebrate school colors.