It’s Christmas time and after yet another strange and challenging year, we all need some hope, comfort and joy. Make your loved ones happy with a thoughtful gift, a gift you’ve put your time and consideration into creating yourself. Do you lack ideas and are getting a bit stressed? Don’t worry, here is our ultimate Scandi Christmas-guide for makers. And they are all swift makes!
GOD JUL, Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Sewing Year!
The Mock Shirt
The Mock shirt fits most people, can be made from scraps or an old cloth and only takes a couple of hours to make. We would say that the Mock shirt is number one on our list of last minute gifts to make and give.
Sew it with or without a frill, and choose push fasteners over buttons if buttonholes make you nervous. Or why not fill a gift box with the printed pattern, some fabric, buttons and thread to inspire a friend to start sewing.
Gorgeus mock shirt with vintage buttons by @sewconfidentsandra
The Free Pyjamas
Our Pyjamas pattern is free to download and possible to sew from any bits and pieces lying around at home. Be creative, hunt down your scraps and drapes. Why not use different fabrics for the top and trousers? The only real investment here is your time.
Such a great opportunity to put on your favourite Christmas tune, have a glass of mulled wine and relax with a merry make. A gift for you as well!
Stylish pyjamas by @m_o_l_l_y_m_o_l_l_y – made in her own fabric
The Free Bag
Don’t want to take a chance when it comes to garment size? Then the Free bag is your perfect choice. You can make it from both pleather, leather and fabric. Go thrift shopping – you need very little fabric so any jacket, blazer, cushion cover, tea towel etc will work perfectly. Find colours and patterns you love, mix and match. Maybe make one to your fellow sister in fake fur? With the bag’s clean lines and versatile ways of wearing it, we suspect you will make one for yourself as well!
Pink dream bag with liberty lining by @zoefreneye
Swedish Saffron Buns
Christmas in Sweden is very much about eating traditional food. Why not give away a beautiful basket or box, filled with our most popular pastry during advent and Christmas – Saffransbullar (Saffron buns)? This recipe is an updated modern version with almondy goodness added.
The Assembly Line Gift card
Surprise someone you love with a gift card to be used in our webshop! Instantly after purchase, you, or your loved one, will receive an email with a gift card code to be used when shopping.
If the receiving friend happens to be new to sewing, may we suggest you give the gift card together with a personal sew-along promise!