The size of a greeting card, each pattern unfolds to reveal "user-friendly" directions for each fun project. Also included is a colored envelope for easy gift giving.
All instructions are easy and clear enough for beginning stitchers, but also entertaining enough for accomplished ones. The projects are classic and can be made again and again. I have made at least 30 pillowcases in the past year and as many napkins and contrasting napkin rings and plan to make more as Christmas gifts.
Pint Size Patterns are perfect for using new personality prints, like Sunshine and Shadow, but they are also great "stash busters" to use up that wonderful fabric on your shelf. In fact, that would make an inspiring gift for the young crafter... a pattern, a stack of fabulous fabric and some basic sewing supplies.
I have also found that these simple projects are great stress relievers, too. They are a nice excuse to spend an afternoon fondling fabric and combining colors... can't get better than that!
And you really need some new napkins to spice up that Thanksgiving buffet, don't you?
Like me, many of you have also made the "homemade pledge" for gift giving this year, and not only for your pocket book. There is nothing as special as a personalized gift made with loving hands and hearts.
So this is my gift to all crafters, an easy way to begin the "merry making" for a creative holiday season. In the next few weeks I will show more examples of each Pint Size Pattern made in a variety of moods and fabrics, so stay tuned.
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