Whether you’re making or buying for the special ones on your list this year, it’s almost certain that you’ll be the recipient of some holiday shopping. And no matter what kind of sewing you’re into, I think we can all agree — what we really want is sewing stuff! So here are some ideas for gifts for yourself and your sewing friends, or for you to pass along to family. And I even have a handy downloadable pdf of this list that you can grab here.
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In the Studio
Our sewing areas are in a perpetual state of improvement, amiright? These can help!
Omnigrid Wooden Ruler Rack – nice to have these organized to grab just what you need
Clear Thread Organizer – store lots of spools dust-free and neat
Tulips Bobbin Clamps – no loose threads or tangles
Sewing Room Chair – how cute is this??
Craft Storage Tote – keep your most-used tools handy and portable
Sewing Machine LED Lighting Kit – you can never have too much light on your machine!
So many great books were published within the last year or so! I love the inspiring projects and ideas…
Make 1-Hour Gifts: 16 Cheerful Projects to Sew
Your Creative Work Space: The Sweet Spot Style Guide to Home Office + Studio Decor
Superhero Sewing: Playful Designs for Powering Kids’ Big Adventures
Crafty Little Things to Sew: 20 Clever Sewing Projects Using Scraps & Fat Quarters
A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts
Stylish Remakes: Upcycle Your Old T’s, Sweats and Flannels into Trendy Street Fashion Pieces
Stitched Sewing Organizers: Pretty Cases, Boxes, Pouches, Pincushions & More
Stylish Home Sewing: Over 35 Sewing Projects to Make Your Home Beautiful
Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe: 5 Key Pieces to Tailor to Your Style
A Well-Crafted Home: Inspiration and 60 Projects for Personalizing Your Space
Sewing for Babies and Children: 25 Beautiful Designs for Clothes and Accessories for Ages 0–5
46 Leatherwork Projects Anyone Can Do
The Dressmaker’s Companion
Complete Book of Sewing Techniques: More Than 30 Essential Sewing Techniques for You to Master
About Fashion and Design
These books aren’t necessarily specific to sewing, but they’re about personal style. I found a lot of relevant information (and inspiration!) in them.
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe
Sketch Your Style: A Guided Sketchbook for Drawing Your Dream Wardrobe
The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own
The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own
With a Sewing Theme
Want to show your true colors even when you aren’t actually sewing? These are fun!
Cookie Cutter Set – I can get behind decorating these!
Flash Drive – transport those files with style
Ornament – beautiful hand-painted resin sewing machine
Notebook – make notes about your projects, or journal, etc.
Beads and Buttons Jigsaw Puzzle – this might take a while, but it’s so pretty!
Enough Coffee? Mug – that would take a lot of caffeine
Sewing Street – where we live 🙂
Sewing Machine Music Box – adorably vintage, and the machine even moves while the music’s playing
It might not seem as flashy to give notions or equipment, but I’m sure y’all know that these are some of the most appreciated and utilized gifts…
Tracer Light Box – amazing for tracing embroidery patterns
Scissors Lanyard – save the time spent always looking for those scissors
Thread Nippers – a handy and economical set of these
Cutting & Pressing Station – especially good for portability and working in shared spaces
Simflex Gauge – absolutely the best way to mark evenly spaced buttonholes or snaps, with no math!
Thermal Finger Guards – protection when working with irons and hot glue
Magnetic Wristband – I love things that give me an extra hand!
Lighted Seam Ripper – both a light AND a magnifier
Pedal Stay – runaway pedals, I’m looking at you
Sewing for the Next Generation
If you have kids on your list that are interested in sewing or fashion, I bet they would really like these!
Woodland Friends Sewing Kit – all the materials and supplies needed to create 5 cute critters
Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens (Sew, Knit, Crochet, Felt, Embroider & Weave)
Designed By You Fashion Studio – it even has little fabric and a tiny dress form
Action Plates – design superhero suits!
Fashion Plates – mix and match for unique fashion combinations