Mimi G is behind the hugely popular and award-winning sewing/fashion/DIY blog MimiGSyle.com, and is responsible for making homemade clothes and accessories hip and approachable to her millions of social media followers and subscribers around the world.
What started as a hobby in 2012 has blossomed into an international brand with daily engagement of more than 2.1 million followers across social media platforms, 12 million-page views annually, and 575K unique visitors per month on her blog. She is also the entrepreneur behind SewItAcademy.com, the country’s leading online sewing school.
Below are a few of her festive ideas.
Custom Monogrammed Stockings: Make your own custom stockings, personalized with names. Can be made from an old favorite blanket or holiday sweater, or in new unifying fabric for the whole family!
Holiday Sweater Pillow: Get a hole or outgrow an old holiday sweater? Turn them into festive déc or by making them into throw pillows.
Festive Treat Bag: Throwing a holiday soiree and looking to give your guests a parting gift? These cute little treat bags are easy to make and are great for giving away sweet treats!
Christmas Fabric Garland: Create beautiful fabric “garland” by tying together your extra holiday color fabric scraps and ribbon – easy to do and makes for fun décor!
Felt Ornaments: Nothing says the holiday season like bold and bright Christmas lights, so what a fun idea to turn them into beautiful felt ornaments add a splash of color to your tree. Another idea is to make felt stars, reindeers, Santa Clauses, angels, snowmen, etc.
Ear Warmer Headband: The perfect homemade gift for your fashionable friend, a soft and cute ear warmer headband is perfect for the winter season.
Bandana Bibs for Toddlers: A sweet and adorable gift for the toddler in your life, these easy to make gifts will come in handy with all of the holiday food!
Colorful DIY Felt Coasters! Layer a few different sizes of felt circles on top of each other and sew them together with a contrasting thread to create beautiful and unique coasters – makes for a great gift!
Quilted Tree Skirt & Ornaments: Make a beautiful quilted tree skirt and balled ornaments from old quilts or new fabric. Adds a lovely touch to your tree!!
Felt Holly Ascot or Festive Scarf for the Family Pet: Your dogs and cats (and other pets as well!) alw
ays enjoy getting into the holiday action. These super cute custom projects make great gifts for the animal lovers in your life!
Blanket Jacket: Turn an old blanket into a cozy new jacket! (see example below left)
Old Denim Tree Skirt: Do you have a bunch of old jeans laying around that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Turn them into your new tree skirt to give your home a rustic and retro holiday feel!
Darling Toiletry Bag & Cat Sleeping Mask: Perfect gift for that person in your life who is always on a plane. Create a pretty fabric toiletry bag and cat shaped sleeping mask so that they are sure to get their beauty rest.
Mimi G is a mother of four and a champion of women, but before that she was the victim of sexual abuse as a child, a teen runaway, a homeless teenage mother, and a domestic violence survivor. However, the story of Mimi is not in her challenges, it is in her triumphs. She had a knack for seeing a design on the runway and being able to recreate it herself, for someone that was struggling financially, this was something that helped set her apart career wise and in important meetings. Her blog took off – people were drawn to her hip and cool approach to sewing.
Her videos on DIY sewing, self-empowerment, and lifestyle have propelled Mimi G from blogger to internet sensation.
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