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« on: May 20, 2009 10:06:48 PM »

I don't wanna give the old fall back...(not that I didn't appreciate it when I got married but...)...cash or check, but I'd really like to make something for the couple in question.  I'm a seamstress and so far the only thing I've made for a bridal shower was matching placematts and knapkins.  I was thinking maybe hot pads and oven mitts?  Any other genius ideas out there? 

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009 05:58:44 AM »

Hot pads and oven mitts are great, and what about his and hers aprons to match.

You could also make a throw blanket for use while watching TV on the couch.

 
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009 08:18:56 AM »

A nice tablecloth with napkins, the blanket idea, throw pillows, wall hangings.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009 08:43:51 AM »

His & Hers pillowcases or laundry sacks, nice hand towels (or your placemats) with matching coasters, a sarong for her on honeymoon, or just sew one of your smaller basic things and also include a gift certificate for performing your seamstress services for a couple hours or a small project.  I was sooo grateful to the friends of mine who could give me the gift of their services (hair, music, cake, etc.) for my wedding, so I'm certain she'd appreciate it afterward.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009 09:09:33 AM »

I like the seamstress service best.
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I don't wanna give the old fall back...(not that I didn't appreciate it when I got married but...)...cash or check, but I'd really like to make something for the couple in question.  


Are you certain that the couple would like a handmade gift?  Unfortunately, many posts on Crafter are full of heartache from well-meaning posters who put a lot of time, effort, and money into crafted gifts that went unappreciated.

If you do think they would like one, I suggest practical gifts that both could use.  The blankets, placements, oven mitts, etc. suggested by the PPs are good ideas.
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009 04:54:25 AM »

I made one of the couple mittens - https://www.handhugger.com/cgi-bin/in1.pl?inview=1 - for a friends wedding. Mine were knit. I figured it could be one of those curiosity presents.
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