2022 Holiday Kit Guide: Sewing Edition

The pressure to get or make everyone in your life the perfect holiday gift is real! As makers, we often hold ourselves to special standards when it comes to gift-giving. Everyone, in our eyes, deserves a custom quilt, bag, garment – you name it!

However, the holiday season should also be enjoyable. You don’t need to push yourself to the limit! So – in an effort to help keep you from crying over your sewing machine at 11pm on the 24th – we’ve put together a list of quick kits that are easy to assemble and that produce great results. These kits also make great gifts in and of themselves – simple enough for an aspiring sewist and a satisfying make for an old pro.

1. Montana Mitten Kit

Kate wearing her Montana Mittens
Kate having a ball in her cozy pair of Montana Mittens!

An oldie, but a goodie, our Montana Mitten Kits are a favorite every year, and this holiday season we have 4 new fabric combinations to choose from!

Our kits contain printed pattern pieces in 3 sizes (S, M, L), detailed instructions, and all the fabric and thread you’ll need to make a pair of high-quality, lined, wool mittens. Even better, we have a detailed Mitten YouTube Tutorial that will walk you through the entire mitten-making process.

See this year’s Montana Mitten Kit options above, and click here to shop!

2. TCS Field Bag Kit

Grainline Studio’s Field Bag is the perfect gift for the on-the-go knitter/crocheter in your life, and our Field Bag Kit includes everything you need to make one, pattern and all.

Apprehensive about the making process? Kate walks you through the whole thing in her YouTube tutorial! You can also check out her blog post where she shares expert tips.

Shop the TCS Field Bag Kit here.

3. TCS Food Wrap Kit

This kit is one of my personal favorites. I made myself a set of Reusable Food Wraps last winter, and I bring my sandwiches to work in them every day!

They cling perfectly around bowls, jars, snacks, and sandwiches. Plus, they’re easy to clean–I rinse mine with dish soap–and easy to re-wax with another coat of the provided materials.

This kit is sold in two variations:

  1. TCS Food Wrap Ingredients Only – includes pine resin, beeswax, jojoba oil, paintbrush, and parchment paper.
  2. TCS Food Wrap Materials + 1/2 yrd YOUR Choice of Quilting Cotton! – includes all the aforementioned ingredients & tools plus fabric.

Both kit variations also provide a handy tip sheet with directions to the Mountain Rose Herb’s Beeswax Wraps Recipe. We also have a blog post available which includes some tips and tricks Maisie learned while making her own food wraps.

Click here to shop both versions of this Food Wrap Kit!

4. Tilly and the Buttons Snuggly Slipper Boot Kit

 

This kit – made to pair with Tilly and the Button’s free online pattern – includes everything you’ll need make a pair of quality slipper boots including: wool exterior fabric, cozy lining fleece, canvas and padding for the soles, and matching thread. 

See our three fabric options below, and click here to shop our Tilly and the Buttons Snuggly Slipper Boot Kit!

 

5. Grocery Tote Kit

 

Reusable Grocery Tote Kit
The Confident Stitch Reusable Grocery Tote

Our Grocery Tote Kit is practical, customizable, and awesomely easy to make. (If you’re looking for something quick, this is the project for you!)

Simply choose a canvas from our selection, and we’ll include coordinating 1″ cotton webbing and thread. Each kit comes with a detailed set of printed instructions, chock-full of helpful step-by-step photos.

Shop our Reusable Grocery Tote Kit here!

6. Cute as a Button Cowl Kit

Kate in her Cute as a button Cowl
Kate in her Cute as a Button Cowl

The Cute as a Button Cowl Kit was designed by Kate for the Winter 2022 We Quilt This City swatch experience. Aside from being cute and cozy, this project also offers an opportunity to learn new skills like making button holes and how to piece using QuiltSmart interfacing. Kate also has an instructive YouTube tutorial for this project that you can watch here.

Shop the Cute as a Button Cowl Kit here!

P.S. Subscribers to We Quilt This City – remember to apply your special swatch coupon code to get 10% off this kit.

7. Wool Felting Kits

Last but not least, we carry a variety of adorable Woolpets felting kits! Recommended for ages 8 and up, each of these kits included detailed picture instructions, felting needles, and the necessary wool roving.

Check out our full selection of Woolpets kits here – if not to purchase, then simply to enjoy their cuteness! – and remember, needle felting requires a firm, foam pad to absorb the felting needle while working on the project (see below). Make sure to get one to go with your kit!

All set for the holidays!

There you have it! Seven, easy-to-make (or gift) kits for the holidays! Remember to make time for yourself amongst all the craziness. This season is meant to be enjoyed.

Happy Holidays and Happy Sewing!

2 thoughts on “2022 Holiday Kit Guide: Sewing Edition

  1. Karen Mackenzie says:

    I’m a bit confused. I clicked on the pictures for mittens and slippers but it only opened the image rather than taking me to a kit. I looked in the patterns and kits sections and didn’t see them either. Do I need to order the fabric based on the yardage? Maybe I’m just not clicking the right thing? LOL!

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