2018 Merry Making Gift Guide

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We’ve made it easy to share the joy of making this holiday season by rounding up our favorite gifts items for every person on your list. From the seasoned stitcher who’s looking to build new skills, to the friend who’s always admiring your handmade bag, to the uncle you have absolutely no idea what to get, we’ve got you covered.


1) Gift a handmade bag!

Who doesn’t love receiving handmade gifts? Especially when they are stylish, functional, and seriously well made. If you’re feeling inspired to do some making this holiday season, you can sign up for in-person workshop and leave with a beautiful, gift-ready bag or buy a maker kit and sew at home!

The Woodland Dopp Kit is a popular gift choice this season. It’s beginner-friendly, gender-neutral, and sews up in just a couple of hours. You could make one for every person in your family!


2) Get crafty with Merry Making workshops

Our Merry Making workshop series includes all kinds of fun, gift-able projects like DIY leather wallets, stockings with Pendleton® Wool, block printed cards, quilted wooden wall hangings, body care products, and more. Come make merry and get a head start on your gift list!


3) Bag patterns & maker kits

For the crafty person in your life who’d rather do the making themselves, our sewing patterns & maker kits set stitchers of any skill level up for success. Beginner-friendly patterns like the Woodland Dopp Kit and Portsmith Tote are great introductions to bag making. For those with a bit more sewing experience, the Oberlin Tote and Fremont Tote will expand skillsets even further.


4) Sewing tools & notions

Did you know that we carry some of our fav sewing tools & notions in our online shop?! From bag sewing tool kits to zippers and rivets, you can set up the stitcher in your life with everything they need for their bag making ventures. Having the right tools makes all the difference in the world.


5) When in doubt…Gift Certificates!

When you can’t decide…let the maker choose instead! Gift certificates are good for everything on our site. Print a digital gift certificate at home (attn: last minute shoppers!) or opt for a physical gift card, which has copper foil lettering for some extra holiday sparkle.