There really is nothing like the joy of giving and when the gift is handmade, cute and covered in gingerbread, there’s absolutely no doubt the recipient of this present will be as delighted as the gift giver themselves. The gift pack includes an adorable apron, gingerbread in a jar mix, gingerbread sewing kit and a filled Christmas bauble which is all contained in a reusable calico bag. While we’ve chosen gingerbread, the theme could easily be changed to suit the particular interests of the recipient.

This complete project can be done in an afternoon and is suitable for beginner sewers.

Gingerbread Apron

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You will need:

Simplicity “It’s so Easy” Pattern Number 1536

Lincraft Christmas Fabrics

Sewing Machine



Bias binding

The fabric is the real star of this apron. The gingerbread Christmas fabric and matching red gingham combines wonderfully to produce a fun piece that’s sure to delight the whole year round, not just during the festive season.

Hint – Lincraft have a large range of apron patterns from different brands, so spend a bit of time browsing and choose an apron style that best suits your theme.


Gingerbread Gift Bag

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You will need:

Lincraft Calico Bag

Lincraft Christmas Fabric

Sewing machine or needle and thread.

Every great gift needs a gift bag and a Lincraft calico bag simply embellished with a fabric remnant is the perfect way to present our gingerbread gift. To make, cut out a piece of fabric remnant and sew in place using a machine or hand stitching.

Hint – Lincraft have several styles of bags in store. We have chosen the red handled bag for this project


Gingerbread Baking Mix

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You will need:

1 Litre Preserving Jar

Lincraft Gingerbread Cookie Cutter

Gingerbread Christmas Decoration

Festive Themed Ribbon or Cord

Gingerbread Ingredients

We used the gingerbread in a jar mix recipe from here and placed all of the ingredients in layers in our jar and decorated with the printed recipe instructions, cookie cutter and completed the look with a gingerbread Christmas decoration glued to the lid and green cord.

Hint – If the present is for a very young child and you are concerned about using a glass jar, replace it with a one litre plastic sealable container.


To finish

You will need:

Lincraft Gingerbread Man Felt Activity Kit

Lincraft DIY Baubles

Mini Gingerbread Cookies

To complete the Joyous Gingerbread Gift Pack, fill the baubles with mini gingerbread cookies and place all of the items into the calico bag ready for giving.


Happy Christmas Crafting!

Deb and Louise – Fitzbirch Crafts