Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sewing Gifts for my College Daughter

My college daughter is home for Thanksgiving break - yea!! The two of us went shopping and dinner on Friday night. "P" was mentioning all the gifts she needed for sorority sisters and other friends. Well, I have this wonderful Hooty Owl fabric leftover from other purses. The sorority's mascot is owls.
Warning: You will be tired of the Hooty Owl fabric and the same colorway after you look at all the pictures!

First for her roommate a new purse:

We added a yo-yo for decoration

A friend is having a baby, so a Hooty Owl diaper bag. I used just a bit of the owl fabric, had to be frugal, too many projects!

Back of bag- I like this fabric soooo much and it is all gone from my stash.

I had a few squares left from the purse so I embellished a burp cloth to be included with the diaper bag.

Notebook covers

Notecards (15) for one friend, this friend loves to write notes. Yes, there is owl fabric on about 5 cards! P already had it the stack tied in a cute ribbon and bow, I didn't want to undo it.

You can find tutorials for the notecards and notebooks at The Craft Apple. The diaper bag is Butterick 4111, it is OOP.

Hooty owl fabric can be purchased at Sew Mama Sew

P also made 5 pillows from polar fleece - can you guess what was appliqued on this fleece?

And I have a well-stocked sewing room, we didn't have to buy any supplies for these projects!! Can I rationalize this to hubby? The gifts were free, sounds good to me!
My daughter was very appreciative and called me awesome!

Now, if I could get through my Christmas sewing list as quickly. I don't think it will happen, basketball season starts tomorrow and we have 3 girls playing this year.


  1. Wow, all those gifts are adorable! You were busy!!

  2. Those are all so cute. Your daughter is right, you are awesome! That diaper bag is just incredibley cute, love all the fabrics. Her friend is going to one stylin' new mama!

  3. Anonymous9:01 AM

    You are an awesome mom and P is an awesome to appreciate you making all those gifts!
    Donna W
    Edmonton, Alberta