I have always loved to make hand made gifts. When my husband and I were first married, as most young couples are, we were on a tight budget. When gift giving time came around I realized that I could make a much nicer gift for a lot less money than I could purchase one. So thus a handmade gift on a budget.
My mother grew up during the depression and was a great one for that old saying “Use it up… Wear it out… Make it do… Or do without”. As a result I was taught to sew, crochet, knit, quilt etc. at a young age. To make a hand made gift on a budget became a lot easier having learned these skills.
One of my favorite hand made gifts on a budget is a kitchen or tea towel that I have appliqued a cute design on. If you are a sewer you probably, like I do, have fabric scraps. Tea towels are regularly about $5 but I will wait and purchase 3 or 4 different ones when they go on sale for about $3.50 or less. I like to be prepared so I don’t have to purchase at full price. I can make a gift of 2 towels for under $10 that I would have to pay double or more to purchase.
In the beginning I used purchased patterns and then started making my own. Recently my daughters and I decided to start making patterns to sell so we can share our ideas with others.
Above are a couple of our new towel pattern designs that are now for sale in our Etsy shop.
These towels make wonderful gifts for bridal showers, weddings ( we’ll make 2-3 different holidays or sets) Mother’s Day, birthdays, housewarming or hostess gifts. I have found over the years that people really appreciate hand made gifts. Thought and love go into this kind of gift.
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Just think of all the love you can share with your own Hand Made Gift On a Budget.