Wedding Shower/House Warming Gifts on a Budget that you Can Sew in a Day

I like to pre-make gifts for when I get that last minute invite or just feel the need to give something nice to someone special!!!

My go-to items are oven mitts, potholders, place-mats, mixer and toaster covers!!!  Being the quilter that I am, I always have a stash of material, batting and insul-brite readily available.

What is insul-brite? (Amber asking)

In this case, I had plenty of notice and knew the colors and theme the bride planned on using and was able to sew these up in no time!!! And did I mention that they were cheap because I had fabric and batting on hand, but I think they since they are personalized, they make great gifts and don't look cheap!!!

These come together so quickly!  Adding a few kitchen supplies 

Oven mitts are so easy to make and look great stuffed with a few cooking utensils!!!

What is seriously easier than an easy sewing pattern!

Who doesn't need pot holders and I love personalizing them.  Once you've purchased the embroidery patterns, they can be used over and over again!!!  I try to purchase generic patters that can be used for all occasions and for anyone!!!

I love how fast these come together but how personalized of a gift they are. The thought of this handmade hand sewn gift goes way beyond!

I love the rustic frame which will be perfect with the future couple's decor.

This particular embroidery pattern, I just love for wedding gifts.  You get to add your own name and date making it very handy and I use it for all my wedding gifts!!!
I'd love to hear what your go-to gifts are and see pictures!!!


  1. Super cute! I happened to discover that I have lots of Insulbrite floating around in my studio recently, so I just might have to stock up on some kitchen gifts, too. Thanks for the inspiration, and for linking up to What I Made Monday!

    1. Thanks Becca! Definitely having a go-to item makes it easy when the crazy summer shower/wedding season it upon us. It seems it goes from friends and family to extended family and grandkids. There are always weddings every year and this makes it a little easier and fun to personalize for each couple.

  2. You are very organised with a whole bunch of great gifts.

  3. What great ideas for gifts - nice!!


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