It can be hard to buy gifts for sewists! Most of us are really, really good at shopping for the crafting items we
want need. But this collection can give you some ideas for your own wish list or for gifts for sewing enthusiast friends. Or you can keep it simple and just pass this post along to your significant other and let them choose!
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Looking to get the studio space in order? These will definitely help:
Sewing Basket – with a charming vintage print, even contains starting notions
Sewing Craft Cart – a dedicated workspace is always appreciated
Spool Huggers – keep that thread orderly!
Comic Boards – the perfect way to keep stash fabrics organized and neat
Machine Tote – take it with you everywhere
Grab N’ Go Rack System – ideal for organizing ribbons, elastic, buttons, small scraps, etc.
LED Desk Lamp – not sure what’s more useful, the bright light or the USB port?
Whether for inspiration, education, or projects, a great sewing book is always the perfect gift. Here are a few classics as well as lovely releases from the past year:
Sew Useful – get organized with the previous goodies, then make some customized storage
Fitting and Pattern Alteration – one of the best, most comprehensive guides; a worthy investment!
Sew Place Like Home – both essays and projects
The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible – basics, specialties, tricks, and tips
Wrapping with Fabric: Furoshiki – might be good to have even in advance of Christmas!
Windy City Bags – some amazing projects in here
A Spoonful of Sugar – this zakka collection is swoon-worthy
Sewing for Boys – a modern vibe for your little guy
Complete Serger Handbook – a classic guide for beginners, or to branch out beyond seam finishing
Sundressing – I can personally vouch for this one 😉
Sew Classic Clothes for Girls – really lovely designs for a girl’s whole wardrobe
Baby Says So – great variety of projects for your own little one or for baby showers
Mend it Better – a charming book that’s useful for all sewists
Prepared to Dye – a nice reference that covers many techniques and materials
The Refashion Handbook – great ideas for secondhand chic (or repurposing those wadders)
Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop – for a peek inside this one, check out my review
Fabulously Fast Quilts – I like the sound of this!
These next ones are so fun… Instead of gifts to be used for sewing, these are sewing-themed tidbits for other areas in life:
The Sewing Box Jigsaw Puzzle – even though it looks like a colorfully organized sewing drawer, this one is for a whole different kind of piecing together
Sewing Machine Cookie Cutter – really, how can we not have this one in our collections?
Crafty Words Poster Print – love this colorful art!
Sewing Project Journal – track details about projects; would be cool to have to reference
Vintage Machine Poster Print – printed on an upcycled dictionary page
Needle and Dread – one in a series of mystery novels featuring sewing enthusiast characters
Vintage McCall’s Pattern Notebooks – blank notebooks with awesome covers
Sewing Image Stationery – fly your colors in your correspondence 🙂
Are you more of a utilitarian gifter? Any sewing recipient will get a ton of use from these stocking stuffers:
Cordless Electric Scissors – have you gotten to play with a pair of these yet? So awesome.
Bias Tape Makers – a set of sizes to cover most needs
Wonder Clips – a colorful must-have for sewing vinyl, leather, oilcloth, or just thick layers
Brass Seam Ripper – give those occasions a little more pizazz
Chalk Cartridge Set – with a color for every fabric
Kai Dressmaking Shears – these cut like through butter and are very reasonably priced
Lastly but very importantly! For the next generation of sewists, a few excellent starting materials:
Sewing School book – an inspiring guide with creative projects
My First Sewing Kit – great for travel or home, this one looks so fun!
Tiny Stitches Kit – learn to embroider, with projects and supplies