Which holiday do you like to sew for and why?

comments (12) October 26th, 2009     

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Do you look forward to making Halloween costumes every year or do you love decking the halls with homemade gifts in the Christmas or Hanukkah season?

Share which holiday you love to create for the most and why?

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Bre22 writes: I have always loved Christmas best. I think because my mom did; and she made it sew much fun for the nine of us (I am the youngest).
My mom was a seamstress so she taught us to sew, even the boys; she also taught most of us how to do hand embroidery, crochet and to knit. Material was very inexpensive then and my mom got a discount on it.
We made most all of our Christmas ornaments. I remember one year we made gold and white angel ornaments from Tulle and Organza, and the angel for the top of the tree was out of satin and fur.
I think that was the prettiest tree we ever had. We also made most other things for our home like quilts, curtains, and hand embroidered dish towels which we used for gifts for family and friends.
I am happy to say that I have carried on my mom’s tradition of making a lot of the Christmas decorations for my home and tree, and I quilt too.

Posted: 4:15 pm on November 7th
karoljean writes: I have a hard time deciding between Christmas and Easter. Making a beautiful mother/daughter pair of dresses for Easter Sunday is always a delight, but Christmas is fun and fantasy and spirituality combined. I like to make things, such as elf collars and hats for the preschool class, as well as stockings for all the little goodies and dresses for church and visiting. So many fun things to do!
Posted: 10:23 am on November 6th
kacyb writes: I actually love to sew for fall. I am in a card club and every year I get a fall date for hosting it at my home. In the few months before, as I am getting ready for card club, I usually do a few 'new' things for my home. It could be a patio or a new chandelier or paint a couple of rooms. This year I made a headboard and new curtains for the kitchen. we had already painted and metallicized the bathroom. I also stitched up new napkins(every year it seems I do new napkins and boy, do I have stashes of napkins, esp. fall). I also made two new embroidered 52X52 tablecloths and a cou ple of pillowcases for prizes. So, that is my fall... my house gets really cleaned and everything gets organized and new things become...
Posted: 1:24 am on November 5th
clutterpro writes: Mine used to be Christmas, because we exchanged gifts we made ourselves at our large gathering, aptly named, "White Christmas" (We are the White family and descendants).

Now my favorite is Halloween, because it is just for fun. A tip; a 4'X 80' roll of black landscape fabric can create great table covers, drape any pile of stuff - pull apart some fluff to make spider webs to hang on it. Make bats to hang outside or in. I sewed three strips of it together, to make a 12'16" drape over a large piece of furniture (sews like any fabric). It can also be used for costumes, and can later go outside to serve it's original purpose. HAVE FUN!!!!

Posted: 12:31 pm on November 3rd
zatorskijoan writes: My very favorite holiday to sew for is the NON-Holiday! There's complete stylistic freedom, no pressure from deadlines, and I'm not constrained by any cliche-driven color combinations! Yep, those NON-Holiday sewing projects are the very best holidays to sew for, hands down! :)
Posted: 11:09 am on November 3rd
velvetsteel writes: Holidays? I love to sew all the time!
Posted: 8:50 am on November 3rd
ChrisCouture writes: I LOVE sewing for Halloween. Ever since I was a little kid I would drive my mom nuts because I would be planning next year's Halloween costume the morning after. Some of my friends think that I'm nuts, but I just love Halloween. I look forward to it more than my birthday!
Posted: 8:27 am on November 3rd
pfaffie7570 writes: Once upon a time, I sewed Christmas decor. Then, it dawned upon me that these were items I used for one month. In the length of time I used making Christmas items, I could be sewing clothing! In the area of Texas where I live, we have two seasons: Summer and January.
I decided I liked sewing something that had more usage than one month.
Posted: 2:12 am on November 3rd
eclark2 writes: I love to sew for Christmas. My grandchildren are getting older, so this year I gave them a list of ideas to choose from. Two grandchildren have requested fleece robes, and two have requested fleece blankets. I bought the fabric last week, and this week I'm getting ready to sew.
Posted: 11:15 pm on November 2nd
Sweet_Pea writes: I love to sew for Christmas, but I think my favorite time of year to sew is the fall. I love all things fall -- new table clothes, napkins, placemats, wall hangings, throw pillows, quilts, and on and on. I love the colors of fall and the warm homey feeling I get from being surrounds by them. I guess I just get in my "Becky Homeckie" mode in the fall.
Posted: 10:35 pm on November 2nd
sewright4you writes: I love Christmas, but I never seem to get inspiration until Dec. 22. I always try to sew some of my Christmas gifts. I always use to make pjs for my 5 children, but now it is just my youngest(12) that will wear them. I did just make my 23 yr old a tutu from the Thread Banger tutorial. She wore it to a Halloween party last night. AHH the good old days......
Posted: 5:28 pm on October 31st
MaidenJane writes: I'm not sure that I have a favorite holiday to sew for. I do know that I do not like sewing for Halloween....I'm not sure if it's knowing that the costume will not be used much (although when my kids were little the costumes went right into their dress up boxes) or if it was having a deadline. As soon as I have a deadline, sewing becomes work and not as much fun!
Posted: 4:34 pm on October 26th
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