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Handmade Hostess Gift Guide for Your Next Holiday Party

15 November, 2015

Handmade Hostess Gift Guide for Your Next Holiday Party

Get out of your hostess gift-giving rut. Stop looking at that tired bottle of wine and start using your DIY skills to show your thanks for the invite. It s all about the powers of embroidery this holiday season and we ve got everything you need to get stitching: the thread, the accessories, patterns, and essential embroidery how-to tips.   Embroidery Tips for #HolidayHandmade Projects:

        • Use a ruler or tape measure to mark small, evenly spaced dots to keep your stitch size uniform.
        • Stop and start in each section instead of running thread across the back of the fabric to get to a new stitching area. This keeps running threads from showing up on the front of the fabric.
        • Avoid pulling stitches too tightly. This causes fabric to pucker and can distort the design.
        • You can untangle thread by letting the threaded needle hang freely. Watch it do the unwinding all by itself!

DMC#2-20 Holiday Napkins Clean up in the gifting category by stitching these quirky cocktail napkin patterns. blue_spool_on_hat_v2 Mercerie Thread Brooch Celebrate your shared love for crafting by treating your hostess to this whimsical brooch shaped like a thread wrapped bobbin. saba_lifestyle_shot_4 Finger Magnifying Glass See you later eye strain. This magnifying glass handcrafted from acetate in Tokyo, helps you focus on your project one stitch at a time. DMC#2-41 Holiday Knitted Wine Koozie Gift Bring the holiday "Cheers!" to that stressed out hostess with this cute koozie craft. POTHOLDERS Pot calling the kettle too cute with these perfect crochet pot holders using our 100% Cotton Natura yarn. Crochet these up in no time for the perfect hostess gift this holiday season. Is your hostess a fellow crafter? Treat them to one of these thoughtful accessories and give a nod to your shared passion. Viva la Handmade Revolution! The Commonthread Team