10 Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Gifts

November is here which means I’m feeling the holiday spirit! I’m kicking off the season (it’s here, right?!) with 10 crowd-pleasing gift ideas! If your list is full of hard-to-buy-for loved ones, this list is for you!

My family hosts a white elephant exchange for the holidays which is what inspired this post. I was searching for gift ideas that anyone in our “circle” might appreciate. I always have so much fun thinking of gifts that could be appreciated by more than one specific person (it’s such a fun challenge!).

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Fabric Dyeing with Avocado Pits

I’d been collecting avocado pits in a bag in my freezer for a few weeks when the bag reached max capacity. I had plans of dyeing fabric with them but had been too intimidated to give it a try. The bursting bag was the push I needed.

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RTW Looks You Can Sew Yourself

The funny thing about being a sewist is that when sponsored ads pop up while I’m scrolling Instagram or other platforms, they catch my interest for reasons the marketers aren’t exactly going for: Rather than jumping to add the item to my cart, I often jump to thinking about sewing patterns that are similar to the design.

That line of thinking inspired today’s post!

Today I’ll be sharing eight ready-to-wear looks sold by popular fashion retailers that you can replicate using existing sewing patterns. One of my favorite features of this post: all of the sewing patterns featured are from indie designers!

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