I have been gathering suitable gifts, most with a sewing theme, but a couple of surprises too, for the Stitching Santa swap/exchange, hosted by Sewchet which I'm taking part in. My parcel will be going abroad, so I need to get it sent off soon, so that it will arrive before Christmas. Part of the fun is not knowing who is sending the gifts to you.
SewforSoul, which can be found here . It was a great tutorial, easy to follow and I enlarged the pattern just a little to make a bigger version. I used the fabric which I bought to make a doorstop back in 2015, which you can read about here. So far, it has made a doorstop, a notebook cover and now a fabric box. I used fusible wadding to give the material a bit of added strength and that was a first, but was easy to sew through and worked well.