The season of warmth, joy, and good cheer is here! And I love everything about it from decorating to gift giving to entertaining friends and family. I pulled a book from my library shelf to share with you this month. This one is so apropos – Sewing Season’s Greetings by Carol Zentgraf.
The book contains 32 projects designed for every sewing skill level. The photos are beautiful and the step-by-step instructions and lots of great of illustrations are perfect to help you complete each project.
I’ve had this book in my library for years and I have used it many times. (I usually try to select a book for Sew Book Inspired book reviews that is readily available on Amazon. Sewing Season’s Greetings is available but only as a used book.) I love this book and I think it is a great addition to anyone’s sewing library.
For this post I decided to make the Christmas Stocking Silverware Holders from the Polka Dots and Stripes Table Set on page 38. The template on page 41 is actual size so I didn’t need to go to the office store to enlarge anything and I had all the supplies in my stash. I used craft ribbon since I didn’t plan on washing these little holders. (I want to have these on hand for family dinners with the grandchildren. I have little ones who still believe in Santa Claus and his little elves. I can tell them they are real elves stockings and watch their eyes light up.) For the older grandchildren they are the perfect size for gift card holders. I can add a little hanger and hang them on the tree.
Whether creating a whimsical tree skirt, an elegant mantel cloth, a velvet purse, or a Santa coat for your favorite pet, this guide makes it easy to add a personal touch to Christmas decor.
Stitch yourself a sweet little Christmas!