Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Saving Money by making it yourself..why I love my sewing machine

Since this week's theme for Works for Me Wednesday is frugal edition, I thought I'd share one of the ways we save money on gifts. I make most of them myself. Now before you have visions of cheesy Popsicle sticks held together by mounds of hot glue, let me stop you because you can really make some pretty tasteful homemade gifts. One of my recent creations was this bag. I love the fabric and it makes the perfect diaper bag because of all of the pockets.

A simple google search will yield some creative projects that won't cost you an arm or a leg and are custom tailored to the recipient.

Mother's Day is around the corner, have you thought of what you will do for you mom this year?

Here are some of my favorite mother's day projects I've seen this year. I won't tell you which ones I'm making, but they all are darling and some can even be done by those with less experience in the crafting world!

Mother's Day Fabric Flower Corsages
Dressed Up Tea Towels
Picture Frame Dry Ease Board
Quick & Easy Half Apron
Coffee Cozy's

Make you enter my giveaway here for a pair of adorable Twinkle Toe Topichkiis (Baby Slippers)! Entering is simple, even if you are out of the baby phase of life these would make great baby gifts.

Happy Creative Savings!


  1. I love those fabrics too! Good job :)

  2. I love making my own gifts too! These are some nice ideas, thanks...


  3. thanks so much great gift ideas

  4. Love the ideas and the links. Thanks.

  5. I made my mom a bag for Mother's Day, only the third I've tried to make but it was so easy. I put some clearance sale goodies in there that I know she will love. Have a happy Mother's Day!

  6. I am 100% with you on this one. While there is cost in making gifts, I find I end up saving money because I don't go to the mall where I am tempted to buy myself a gift too! :) Also, if crafting is my hobby anyway, the gift has already done double duty!


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