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    Gift ideas for kids

    I am looking for some good ideas to make kids gifts for christmas. I have four grandchildren ages 2 thru 7, I have made quilts, duffle bags,& art caddys for them already. I love sewing for them and would like some other ideas what else I can make and for you to share your projects you have made.
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    Jammies? Easy kind with either elastic or drawstring waist. Some nice flannel. Short ones or long ones.

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    My granddaughters loved nightgowns and matching gown for the baby doll. I also made pillowcases per their request. They are older now, so I made lounge pants, a matching pillowcase, and purchased the top. They like these for sleepovers.
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    I like holders for their I Pods, I Pads, laptops and books. For the girls, totes, coin purses and tissue holders for their bags. I make wall hangings from fabric with their favorite cartoon's or school logo's.

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    I saw nice placemats that used a focus fabric, (maybe something that they like) and chalkboard fabric. The focus fabric was the frame and backing.
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    If your grandchildren are girls, doll clothes is always a good gift. For my 3 oldest (school age) grandkids, they really like when I make them personalized lunch bags along with matching reusable sandwich and snack bags. Their moms also love the reusable sandwich bags as they are so easy to clean and saves money buying baggies.

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    Make them pillowcases and use them as gift bags too. There are some tutorials on QB for Lego Matt, pillow/blanket, someone posted a link to pajama eater's pillow?

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    One year for my nieces boys, I make a floor quilt that the print had a little town on it with streets. Bought some vehicles the right size to be on the roads on the quilt.

    What was aggravating is that she never thanked me. So far, the only kids beside my own to thank me has been my youngest son's friends when I made them pillowcases. Found some dragon fabric on sale and made a bunch. His friends got jealous so I had to make a lot of them. They all thanked me. These guys were late teens, early 20s!

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    Thanks everyone...such great ideas

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    Hi, a great gift that I know your kids will always remember. What we did for our kids was get them drawn into their own comic book. Here the website: http://autobiocomics.com/. I hope you find the right gift.

    Take care

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    Last year, last minute gift...
    Green polar fleece, cit into a snake... point at one long end, head at other.
    In tail stitched bells inside other end red forked toung and two uttons for eyes.
    They sre6 & 8,.it was apparently the best thing i ever made then. How do i top
    That this yr. Took abot ten min each to make

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    rag quilts made of flannel, I'm making my gbaby one for Christmas

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    how about a concentration game made from fabric and batting scraps. I want to make one of these and I don't have any kids.

    http://apronvalleyroad.blogspot.com/...tion-game.html

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    I saw roll-up chalkboards this summer. You can buy the chalkboard fabric then they were backed with fabric which was wrapped around to make border on the front. I think there was a pocket for chalk and small eraser/cloth. Can't remember where the pocket was (maybe on the back?)
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    I have made my Grands pillow cases both from flannel and cotton. I bought them a pillow to go with the case. They really liked getting them. I used fabric in themes to suit each one.l

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    How about pillow beds? You sew five pillows into a long strip of fabric. When they are not in use, you stack them together to form a cube.

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    Stuffed animal pajama holders (PJs stored in the tummy)
    Over-sized "lounge" pillows, for the floor
    Make-believe clothing/costumes
    Hanging organizers, for their rooms
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    My suggestion is fabric Christmas ornaments, personalized to reflect their preferred colors or themes. I am suggesting this despite their young ages because I still treasure the ornaments made by a dear family friend for my brother and me when we were small. Maybe I am a sentimental softie, but I still smile (and tear up) when I unpack the ornaments each year and see them again. ('Course, the fact that I have both my own and my brother's ornaments tells you how much of an impact they had on him...)

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    Terry cloth robes. They never towel off well when they get out of the shower or tub and the robes finish the job until you can get them into their jammies. Make them with attached hoods to towel dry their hair.

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    stockings, pillowcases, cute wallhangings for their room

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    For the 7 yr old a quilted play mat with Hot Wheels cars/trucks and for the 2 yr old, a soft toy or soft doll with a doll quilt depending whether boy or girl. Or maybe soft blocks for the 2 yr old or book to teach zippers, buttoning, tying, and velcro or for the older child a bean bag game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgibbons View Post
    I am looking for some good ideas to make kids gifts for christmas. I have four grandchildren ages 2 thru 7, I have made quilts, duffle bags,& art caddys for them already. I love sewing for them and would like some other ideas what else I can make and for you to share your projects you have made.
    Thanks
    I have made my grandsons a series of pillowcases....turtles and dolphins for a beach trip that we took together, and lots of others. Very simple, one fabric each. I put zippers on the ends to keep the pillows inside (you'd have to know my grandsons to understand this one...) and they LOVE them! I keep about 1/4 yard of each fabric to make them a quilt to take to college in 10-12 years too.
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    I have 5 grand kids under 4 with 1 more on the way. I am making aprons and chef hats. Also I have made a very simple hooded wrap robe that I used a cute flannel and lined with terry cloth. Big hit. I like the pillowcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey View Post
    I have made my grandsons a series of pillowcases....turtles and dolphins for a beach trip that we took together, and lots of others. Very simple, one fabric each. I put zippers on the ends to keep the pillows inside (you'd have to know my grandsons to understand this one...) and they LOVE them! I keep about 1/4 yard of each fabric to make them a quilt to take to college in 10-12 years too.
    That's such a great idea...saving the scraps for a college quilt. Imagine the memories it'll bring back!

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    If you make them pillowcases, you could make the pajama pants in coordinating fabric. Also inside the case you could insert a children's book that follows the theme of the fabric. For example, if the book is THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR you could use butterfly fabric for the case and pants. If the book is CURIOUS GEORGE, use sock monkey fabric. Your grand kids are very lucky to have you in their lives.

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