Handmade Hostess Gift Guide for Your Next Holiday Party
Get out of your hostess gift-giving rut. Stop looking at that tired bottle of wine and start using your DIY skills to show your thanks for the invite. It’s all about the powers of embroidery this holiday season and we’ve got everything you need to get stitching: the thread, the accessories, patterns, and essential embroidery how-to tips.
Embroidery Tips for #HolidayHandmade Projects:
- Use a ruler or tape measure to mark small, evenly spaced dots to keep your stitch size uniform.
- Stop and start in each section instead of running thread across the back of the fabric to get to a new stitching area. This keeps running threads from showing up on the front of the fabric.
- Avoid pulling stitches too tightly. This causes fabric to pucker and can distort the design.
- You can untangle thread by letting the threaded needle hang freely. Watch it do the unwinding all by itself!
Clean up in the gifting category by stitching these quirky cocktail napkin patterns.
Celebrate your shared love for crafting by treating your hostess to this whimsical brooch shaped like a thread wrapped bobbin.
See you later eye strain. This magnifying glass handcrafted from acetate in Tokyo, helps you focus on your project one stitch at a time.
Bring the holiday "Cheers!" to that stressed out hostess with this cute koozie craft.
Is your hostess a fellow crafter? Treat them to one of these thoughtful accessories and give a nod to your shared passion.
Viva la Handmade Revolution!
The Commonthread Team