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. The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 426 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 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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2.  Fabric Covered Journal {Tutorial} ~ All those cute fabric covered journals can get pricey.  This great tutorial shows you how to turn a plain old notepad into a fabulous journal.  You should probably make two, since once you’re done you probably won’t want to give it away. {wink}

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3.  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. Simple Sewing 4.  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.

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  Cut & Sew 5.  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 Make 6.  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. Free Sewing Patterns 7.  Ruffle Kitchen Towel PatternAdd hand-stitched ruffles to a kitchen towel to create a one-of-a-kind housewarming gift for friends and family. This adorable kitchen towel also makes a thoughtful thank you gift or Christmas gift.

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8.  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. Fabric Patterns 9.  DIY Ruched Apron ~ Fancy and flirty aprons are all the rage these days.  But, if you can sew, you can make your own, and this tutorial will show you how.  It makes a wonderful hostess gift, birthday gift, Christmas gift or even Mother's Day gift.

Patterns To Make

Patterns to Make

10.  Owl Hooded Towel ~  Whoooo loves hooded towels?  This adorable hooded towel is perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kids of all ages.

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11.  New Baby Kit {Free Patterns}This is the perfect baby shower gift.  Jordan make them all as a set, and gives you the links where you can find a tutorial for each individual item.  The set includes bibs, burp cloths, a blanket and changing pad.  She also links to a pattern for a nursing cover and pacifier leashes if you are so inclined.

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  12.  Ruffled Infinity Scarf ~ This fun ruffled winter scarf will keep you warm during the short cold days.  It’s like a blanket for your neck and shoulders.

Simple Sewing Projects

Simple Sewing

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.)

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14.  Ruffled Tote Bag Tutorial ~ This DIY tote is the perfect size for library books, church, or piano lessons.  The pictured instructions make this tutorial nice and easy.  The contrasting patterns are really what gives it great style, so be on the lookout for two fabulous fabrics.

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15.  Fabric Scrap Basket {Gift Idea}Make a set of these adorable fabric scrap baskets as a Christmas or birthday gift idea for the paper crafters and sewers in your life. They will love these beautiful baskets more than the ziplock bags they have been using. Pattern to Make 16.  Make a Custom Laptop Bag ~ A tutorial with step by step instructions for customizing a bag or pouch for just about anything.  Great for your laptop or iPad.

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