I actually managed a few handmade items for Christmas gifts this year....
For my son and daughter-in-law, I made a set of His and Her reversible aprons. For my son, I chose fabric with a coffee print, and also a chef print. Then I added a Civil War repro fabric for the pockets.
For my daughter-in-law I paired up a cute Alpaca print with a little bird print in the same colors:
I use the same pattern for both aprons, but I make the men's apron a bit shorter and the pockets are square:
For the ladies aprons, I use a circular pocket with a matching binding:
Here they are, side by side:
For my mom, I made a totebag for her walker/rollator.
Seeing as her rollator goes with her where ever she travels, I thought a fabric with luggage stickers seemed appropriate.
I added some machine embroidery to the top, the bottom and the handles to give it some punch:
Inside are lots of pockets, and the straps are attached with buttons.
Mom's ready to roll!
The last bit of Christmas sewing I did was these 2 adult clothing protectors that our guild collected from its members to be donated to a nursing home.
Since my sewing room doubles as a gift wrapping center, there is a lot of straightening up to do now that Christmas is over. Got to start the new year with a clean workspace!