I've completed one of my homemade Christmas presents! My word did it take a long time! It wouldn't have been so bad if I could've used the sewing machine, but the bag's for Mum and it's her sewing machine. It's really complicated to use so I'd have needed a refresher course in how to work the 1000 settings.
I made a sweater bag, as seen on Frugal Living by About.com. Basically you cut the top half of the jumper off below the armpits and use it to form the outside of the bag. I used some old white material I had as a lining, with a material-style belt cut up as handles.
I think it turned out pretty well and I took about 8 hours stitching the bloody thing so it shouldn't come undone easily!
Now I just need to get cracking on the other things!! Only 9 weeks until Christmas!