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Batch-Stitching Concepts for Vacation Presents: Bucket Hats and Extra


In terms of the vacation season and reward giving, I like to change up years that I sew and buy my items. This 12 months is a present stitching one, so I took a while to discover concepts. I’ve beginning slicing and stitching the identical reward for everybody on my record! Learn on to see what I’m making for the vacations, together with different batch-sewing reward concepts and festive inspiration . . .

A complete bucket hat and a pair of in-progress hats being batch-sewn
Throwback Bucket Hat from Sew Information Fall 2021; from the journal and Meg’s studio

Once I filmed my LIVE episode 5 of Type Revive I used to be influenced by Brandon of Fortunately Dressed, who additionally appeared on this episode of the podcast. He sewed up this superb bucket hat in Sherpa from Shannon Materials, and I believed to make the most of my scraps from the Kawartha Cardi Jacket pattern to problem myself to make one. I immediately fell in love with it and thought, “Everybody wants one!” Nicely, my buddies who I do know would need one and restricted by how many my scraps can minimize. So I began slicing! 

Meg modeling a bucket hat sewn in sherpa fabric

Bucket hats are very on-trend proper now, and it’s undoubtedly hat season, so I’m protecting this primary one for myself! The Throwback Bucket Hat sample is free till November 30th and is the proper template to make use of in numerous materials for my reward record . . .

Collage of bucket hat styles and fabrics

The good thing about this sample is the flexibility to stitch it in several materials. It was initially meant to be in a woven denim, however my stretch Sherpa one labored nice (I simply took off 2” from the brim). Even for those who minimize all of your bucket hats in several materials you may nonetheless batch sew them—simply group them into knits and wovens so you aren’t continuously swapping out your needle. 

I do know some folks on my record will love a rain-style hat, or a printed plaid hat (nice for males too!), in addition to the traditional denim one. Simply dig into your stash bin and affiliate completely different materials for various household and buddies. 

Different Enjoyable Vacation Stitching Concepts

Earlier than you begin your batch stitching, you may at all times perform a little self-care and enjoyable stitching by making a festive skirt for all the vacation events that may lastly occur this 12 months!

Skirt sewing patterns for batch-sewing
Left picture: Picture by Brooke Schaal Pictures ; proper picture: Time to Shine Skirt from Sew Information December/Jan 2017

Then in the course of the busy season, you don’t have to fret about what to put on. Discover a vacation cloth and stitch up a easy skirt like our Time to Shine Skirt sample. If you end up getting lots of compliments on it, you recognize what to batch-sew for subsequent 12 months. Tip: making it with an elasticated waist makes it simpler for becoming versatility and extra fast to stitch. 

Handmade aprons

That is the time of 12 months the place the kitchen will get some additional love too. I do know this 12 months I plan to do some extra cooking and batch-baking in my new home, so stitching up a vacation apron is one thing I can have enjoyable doing earlier than excited about batch-sewing items. Have lots of cooks in your record? You would batch-sew this Gingham Connoisseur Apron sample to give away.  

Different Vacation Reward Batch-Stitching Concepts

Bucket hats will not be proper for everybody’s stitching reward record, so listed here are another concepts for initiatives you may batch-sew and customise to fit your vacation gifting wants . . .

Bathroom set batch-sewing gift ideas

If you’re feeling like stitching fuzzy, our Terrycloth Twist Wrap and Spa Socks make a present excellent for many who wish to spend time enjoyable within the new 12 months. You would even package deal them collectively!  

Oven mitt as a batch-sewing idea for gifting

Everybody wants an oven mitt of their kitchen, and it isn’t at all times enjoyable to buy for your self—however to make one and dissipate your scraps will be extremely enjoyable! Customise every mitt to the colour of the recipient’s kitchen and even attempt including some embroidery. This Oven Mitt sample is quilted and simple to stitch.  

Delphine Duster sewing pattern

You’ll be able to by no means go improper with gifting cardigans, and I like the Delphine Duster sample by Straight Sew Designs. It’s a design for learners, however appears luxurious in a field wrapped with a bow. Even if you’re new to stitching, you may shock your family and friends together with your stitching abilities by giving freely a wearable garment—simply be sure to stitch one for your self too, as a result of you’ll undoubtedly need one.  

A desk set sewing pattern

The Nicely-Common Folio is a venture you may sew for everybody in your reward record, and it’s nice for many who are again touring once more. When your family and friends open this, they received’t consider you made it! Whereas batch-sewing this sample you’ll study worthwhile leather-based abilities which you can take into the brand new 12 months with you.  

Don’t overlook to tag! It’s good to at all times let your reward receiver know you handmade their current, and these free printable reward tags are excellent to connect to all of your sewn initiatives.  

Batch-Stitching 101

Batch stitching is if you work in batches stitching a number of initiatives. As a substitute of finishing one from begin to end, you full the primary few steps of each venture after which transfer onto the following. It’s like an meeting line! 

Batch-Stitching Suggestions

  • Minimize all the pieces without delay and in a number of layers for those who can 
  • Do as a lot pinning as you may for every step on every venture earlier than you go to the stitching machine 
  • Minimize one or two additional to have made for those who unintentionally overlook so as to add somebody to your reward record, otherwise you make a mistake 
  • Trim all threads collectively 
  • Get within the rhythm, placed on a tune, audio e book, or your favourite podcast to get within the zone 

I hope the following pointers and sample concepts make your handmade holidays simpler!

Comfortable Vacation Stitching! 
Meg 


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