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Maybe we're prematurely excited, but it's November, and we're thinking about the holidays.

We're already working on gifts. We'll buy some things and, with the help of some awesome tutorials at Sew, Mama, Sew! we'll also make a few by hand.

November is Handmade Holiday month at Sew, Mama, Sew!

They've gathered all of the best online tutorials they can find on cool handmade gift ideas and are slowly posting them all month long. Making gifts instead of buying them is often intrinsically green, but some of these projects are especially so.

We really like these reusable Back to School lunchbags,

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these Draft Excluders,

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and this reusable Dishtowel Tote.

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And it's only November 7. That means there are 23 days left of handmade holiday projects at Sew, Mama, Sew!

Thanks to Beth for the great tip!