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


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

Collage of bucket hat styles and fabrics

The great point about this sample is the power 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’ll be able to nonetheless batch sew them—simply group them into knits and wovens so you aren’t always swapping out your needle. 

I do know some individuals on my checklist 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 pals. 

Different Enjoyable Vacation Stitching Concepts

Earlier than you begin your batch stitching, you’ll be able to 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: Photograph by Brooke Schaal Pictures ; proper picture: Time to Shine Skirt from Sew Information December/Jan 2017

Then throughout the busy season, you don’t have to fret about what to put on. Discover a vacation material and stitch up a easy skirt like our Time to Shine Skirt sample. If you end up getting loads of compliments on it, 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 fascinated about batch-sewing presents. Have loads of cooks in your checklist? You might batch-sew this Gingham Connoisseur Apron sample to give away.  

Different Vacation Reward Batch-Stitching Concepts

Bucket hats is probably not proper for everybody’s stitching present checklist, so listed below are another concepts for initiatives you’ll be able to 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 good for individuals who need to spend time stress-free within the new 12 months. You might even bundle 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 expend your scraps could be extremely enjoyable! Customise every mitt to the colour of the recipient’s kitchen and even strive including some embroidery. This Oven Mitt sample is quilted and simple to stitch.  

Delphine Duster sewing pattern

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

A desk set sewing pattern

The Nicely-Customary Folio is a undertaking you’ll be able to sew for everybody in your present checklist, and it’s nice for individuals who are again touring once more. When your family and friends open this, they received’t imagine you made it! Whereas batch-sewing this sample you’ll be taught invaluable leather-based abilities that you could take into the brand new 12 months with you.  

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

Batch-Stitching 101

Batch stitching is while 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 undertaking after which transfer onto the following. It’s like an meeting line! 

Batch-Stitching Ideas

  • Lower the whole lot directly and in a number of layers for those who can 
  • Do as a lot pinning as you’ll be able to for every step on every undertaking earlier than you go to the stitching machine 
  • Lower one or two additional to have made for those who by chance neglect so as to add somebody to your present checklist, otherwise you make a mistake 
  • Trim all threads collectively 
  • Get within the rhythm, placed on a tune, audio ebook, or your favourite podcast to get within the zone 

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

Blissful Vacation Stitching! 
Meg 


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