by toogie 28 Dec 2017

Okay Cuties, Christmas is OVER and the Secret Santa post hasn't provided any 'new' ideas for me for trip gifts. This trip is to Florida and I am calling on you for ideas again. A lot of the same people will be going, so I need something I haven't given/made before. HELP!!!

The link below are things I made before and some of your suggestions. Thanks again for letting me 'rack your brain'-lol-Toogie


by arisann 12 Jan 2018

Hi my sister made me a secret jewelry closet keeper. it is so nice. you hang it in your closet and hide your jewelry in it. Nice! just an idea...

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toogie by toogie 13 Jan 2018

Is this one of those clothes hanger covers with the zipper bottom or something different?

by mrskiki 11 Jan 2018

Just thought of another idea for you. How about washcloths (facecloths) with scrubbies in them? Sick has several sets of these, some for kitchen dishcloths, but any basic appliqué design will work. They are quick and easy to make. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 13 Jan 2018

Thanks Nan!

by vickiannette 02 Jan 2018

Hi Toogie, I made a couple of travel sewing foldy type things for presents this Christmas.

toogie by toogie 02 Jan 2018

This looks simple enough, thanks. I do want to know if anything is in between the orange fabric, such as batting or you make call wadding?

vickiannette by vickiannette 02 Jan 2018

Nothing is in mine, but I guess you could put a thin wadding in the outer wrap. I cut 2 long lengths, stitched around it, then folded it up to form the lower pocket. For the black pocket, do the same with 2 pieces of fabric, with the pocket flap being stitched in place over the orange one. Leave other end open for the other pocket. Close with either button or other.

toogie by toogie 02 Jan 2018

I made something like this before only smaller. Thanks for the info and I think this would stitch up quickly with no emb.

by meganne 02 Jan 2018

Hey Toogie, maybe you could find something if you have a look through these....


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toogie by toogie 02 Jan 2018

Ok, valentine will be over so the next holiday is Easter......thanks!

by rescuer Moderator 01 Jan 2018

Microwave bags for sore muscles or warmth for the return trip.
For those that love clean hands -- a purse sized pretty pouch to hold wet wipes.
"Monogrammed" hankies that just say the year and FL.
Sewing kits.
Money belt or pouch.
A zipped bag big enough for a novel and a phone -- on a string or narrow strip of fabric for a concealed cross-over that goes anyplace.
Crochet or knitting needle pouch (folded and tied so they won't fall out).
Scented sachet for their luggage.
Neck pillow.
Sleep mask.
Ear muffs to block sound as they sleep.
Sunscreen in a small pouch.
Travel jewelry organizer.
Lip balm holder.
Coin purse with key chain
There may be more and I am sure some are repeats...

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toogie by toogie 01 Jan 2018

Whew! Now this list looks like mine....long!-lol-Thanks!!

by rachap 30 Dec 2017

I'm thinking that since you are going to Fl many will probably be at the beach or swimming so how about a drawstring bag to put wet suits in--or shells, etc. I think you could use that waterproof/vinyl fabric and i have seen some cute designs like bikinis, different shells, and so on if you have time to emb them. Have fun and safe travels.

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toogie by toogie 01 Jan 2018

Time is NOT on my side, but we will see. Thanks for these ideas and feel free to add more!

by marianb 30 Dec 2017

Your foldaway bags would be great can't have to many, or neck pillows the peanut shape or boomerang style. You could emb a little palm tree on them.

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toogie by toogie 30 Dec 2017

I will have to see if I have a palm tree design. I would like one in appliqué , I think.

by kingmar 29 Dec 2017

Luggage handle wraps..."Not your bag" ,"Private property", "World explorer", "Whatever", "From here to ???", "Gone again", "Hands off", "If it's Tuesday..." , "The wanderer",
Anyone have additional travel related phrases?

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toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

Lol-I like the 'Gone Again'!-'Seeing the USA' is another one but not in a Chevrolet-lol- was a Mercedes bus last time!

by 02kar Moderator 29 Dec 2017

Hurray! Maybe I will get to see you. Let me know where you are headed. Be sure to include gators, palm trees and flamingos as your designs. Tote bags and sun glass holders will be popular, I'm sure. Maybe sleeves for your iced drinks. Keep us up to date on what you decide to make.

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toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

I think I have a tag from dbsick that has palm trees and Florida on it.
Will be in Jacksonville area.

by mrskiki 29 Dec 2017

You seem to have made all the great ideas already. How about tote bags made from screening? You can get the black vinyl screening at Home Depot or Lowes on a big roll. And I have sent you a PM. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

What department is this screening? Is it used for windows or a barrier for weeds when gardening?

by Sewmum1 29 Dec 2017

I am sure whatever you make will be appreciated.
What about seatbelt covers, fold up carry bags, shower caps, embroidered hat's/caps, pin on badges that say "I've been to Florida", luggage tags, money pouches that can be worn. You could make a special softie as a travel buddy!

toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

I was afraid you were gonna say a monkey!- lol- I may make the luggage tags as I need quick things, none personalized.

Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 31 Dec 2017

Haha well you could make a cheeky monkey. I am sure it will keep everyone entertained.

by jrob Moderator 28 Dec 2017

Here's a link to recycled denim trivets. Not embroidery, but a project.
Or, how about a travel pillow?

toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

Oh I like the trivet especially for ME- lol I wouldn't want to keep pins in tho so I'd have to get some glue. Wish now I'd have kept all those pieces from Caleb's blue jean quilt ....

toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

I made travel pillow before but not the half circle kind. Got a pattern link?

jrob by jrob edited 01 Jan 2018

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toogie by toogie 01 Jan 2018

Got it thanks!

toogie by toogie 01 Jan 2018

Hey I do like the jean trivet. Have you ever used any fabric glue like this 6000 or whatever she showed? IF I can get hubby to trim some seams....and to think of all the ones I threw away after I made Caleb's quilt! I never throw if I think I may use but I did these......shucks!

by graceandham 28 Dec 2017

My first two thoughts are a "tacky" fabric checkbook cover that says Souvenir of Florida in neon thread. And remember those sun visors everyone was making 8-10 years ago?

toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

No I must have missed the visors. I thought I was the only one still writing checks- lol- kids say mom get a debit card!- Checkbook cover easy enough but were visors ITH?

toogie by toogie 01 Jan 2018

Daughter just said a card holder case would be better....I STILL use checks!

by dlonnahawkins 28 Dec 2017

Toogie - take a look at this you tube. Crafty Gimini is a Florida based site, and she was giving out quick Christmas ideas....that can be carried over to other gift giving....

dlonnahawkins by dlonnahawkins 28 Dec 2017

Oh - and stay in touch....I am in Florida too.....where will you be going?

toogie by toogie 29 Dec 2017

I sent you a pm.