Ideas for handmade Christmas gifts

Christmas is coming and so is the time when you have to find gifts ideas for your loved ones! Here are a few ideas for every budget. We wanted to promote a “slow life” spirit, with a lot of handmade gifts. We are also glad to share some blogs and designers that we particularly enjoy.

Do it yourself: mini budget maxi effect!

/// S E W I N G

If you want to use your fabric scraps, why not sewing a zipped pouch? everybody needs one! If you are a more experienced sewist, you could also add a nice lining.

Here is a free video tutorial (in French):

With 1m of fabric (up to 1.2m for the biggest sizes), using our patterns, you can sew:

/// K N I T T I N G

You have some skeins left after your last knitting project? Knit a headband or a hat! One or two wool balls are necessary, it is a fast and easy project, totally in line with the winter season.

Our selection of free tutorials (in French):

A boyfriend hat

We particularly like
the French knitting designer
Alice Hammer

/// E M B R O I D E R Y

You can write or draw almost anything on many fabrics! With a few basic knowledges, you can already make very nice gifts.

Our selection of free embroidery tutorial (in French) and resources:

/// S H A R E    Y O U R   F A V O U R I T E   P L A N T S

Offer cuttings from your home plants, and if you like add a macramé hanging basket. Here are two tutorials, the water propagation tutorial is in English, the macramé tutorial in French:

Gifts for an aspirant seamstress

If one of your friend talks about learning how to sew, here are some gifts that should be exactly what she/he needs.

Our picks:

  • Fiskars scissors: this brand provides very resistant and soft for the hands tools. We particularly recommend the “RazorEdge Softgrip”.
  • A good sewing book: we have read and enjoyed this sewing book called  Coudre, initiation et perfectionnement by Emilie Pouillot-Ferrand. Only in French for now, but full of good advice to answer many questions a beginner sewist will ask.
  • A sewing class: we have got here in France a great on-line platform that offers video lessons for every creative fields (sewing, knitting, drawing…). The videos are always very well-groomed with qualified teachers.
A sewing book

Coudre, initiation et perfectionnement
by Émilie Pouillot-Ferrand

For fashion addicts
tired of fast fashion

Never in the right size, never the right fit, too dull and similar, not ethical enough as far as their production is concerned… If you recognize a demanding friend, who loves fashion, why not ordering a personnalized and semi-bespoke garment made by a certified seamstress at CAPSUL Studio? By the way, some ORAGEUSE designs are available there 😉 !

We hope you have found some ideas reading this post, and we wish you a very merry Christmas, surrounded by all your loved ones!