No, if you are family, you do not need to stop reading. These are a few of the gifts I've sewn for those younger kids who do not regularly go online!
The first two are dresses I made out of fabric remnants and t-shirts. The purple floral one is for my niece and the teal paisley one is for Ebabe.
This pillow was made with fabric my friend J had left over. You don't have to do much other than sew in a fairly straight line, turn the fabric right-side out and stuff with poly-fill.