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Sew Unique Door Prizes and Gift Basket Contributions

Free Patterns and Projects to Meet Your Donation Needs


Don't let you donating break the bank. Sew unique items that can be added to gift baskets or used as door prizes. Use these ideas for "baskets" or create your own, built from one of the many free sewing projects found here.

1. Simple Tote Bags

Embroidered Simple Tote Bags
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Tote bags are always popular. Sewing your own bag allows you to do machine embroidery that reflects the event it will be given away at and make something that may not be available anywhere else. For example; I live in a very small upstate New York Community that has nothing personalized. A tote bag with the state outline, a star where our town is located and the town name was a novel bag at a recent event.

2. Kitchen Gift Basket

Kitchen GIft Basket Ideas to Sew
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Create a gift basket of kitchen necessitates by sewing potholders, dish liquid aprons, hanging hand towels and more. You could even use a pan in an insulating dish holder as the basket.

3. Pie Makers Basket

Potporri Pie! - - A Pie Made with Fabric and Potpourri
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Start with an empty basket, add a rolling pin, pastry blender, pie server, an apron and top the basket with a potpourri pie to make a pie that will last forever.

4. Family Movie Night Basket

Sew an Arm Chair Remote Control Organizer
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Sew simple fleece blankets, a remote control organizer, a couple of Keep Em Cold Can Wraps with juice boxes or cans of soda, than add a couple inexpensive DVDs and popcorn to create a basket that any family would enjoy.

5. Baby Basket

Hand Towel Baby Bib
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A baby basket is fun to shop for and there is plenty to choose from to fill the basket. Sewing things for the basket can use up your fabric scraps and make a truly unique gift basket. Things like a baby grab ball, hand towel bibs and homemade toys are all available in free patterns for baby gifts.

6. A Sewing Basket

Arm Chair Sewing Organizer
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Sew an Armchair Sewing Organizer and perhaps a Sew a Sewing Machine Accessory Organizerroll it nicely and add it with simple sewing notions such as straight pins, hand sewing needles, small scissors, black, white and beigh thread to create a simple but handy basket for mending while you watch tv.

Create a * Bucket Organizer * Sewing Machine Cover *

7. Craft or Tool Basket

Sew a five gallon bucket organizer
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Sew a Bucket Organizer for a 5 gallon bucket and use the bucket or pockets to hold tools or craft supplies. You could also sew a Craft Tool And Paint Brush Holder to add to the bucket. This "basket" is bound to be a hit!

8. Live Green Door Prize Basket

Durable Reusable Grocery Bag
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Want to emphasis keeping the world green? Create a basket that will help the recipient live green. Sew reusable grocery bags, a grocery bag caddy, draft stopper snakes and insulated lunch sacks. Add canning jars with fabric covers to be used as banks. Almost any re-usable item verses a disposable item would be a welcome addition to a "Live Green" basket.
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