Gifts for People Who Sew
People often find it hard to know what to buy people who are interested in sewing so here we’ve collected together a few ideas... we've also got a board of ideas on Pinterest here.
Boxes & Tins
Pretty boxes and tins are always really useful for storage of buttons, ribbons, threads, pins etc. We've spotted some lovely sewing-themed tins and boxes on Minerva Crafts website. Also take a look at Not on the High Street as they have some very attractive and vintage style examples too.
What better present than a gift that keeps on giving. Sign yourself or a friend up to a stash club and be sent new fabrics every month.
Butterfly Bright have different fabric subscriptions available here.
If you'd prefer to just buy a single bundle of fabric there's a list of great sites to buy fabric bundles from here.
Not only do the majority of the online fabric stores on our site offer gift vouchers, but so do many of the course providers. So you can either give someone a voucher for supplies, or for classes. A lot of local stores offer vouchers too if you pop in and ask.
Sewing & fabric hoarding go hand in hand, so all sewists would gladly welcome lots of yummy new fabrics and bits to add to their stash. Similar to the Stash Clubs, Pocket & Pin offer a popular haberdashery club which gives you a selection of themed haberdashery and fabric perfect for co-ordinated projects. What more could they want?
Complete Sewing Kits
We don't mean your 'run of the mill' starter sewing kits that you can pick up in the supermakets for a few pounds, we're talking beautiful quality sewing kits that sewers dream of - ones that look so good you almost don't want to use them! For instance if you gave a sewer this gorgeous Merchant & Mills sewing kit (£42) from Raystitch they would be very, very grateful....!
First of all make sure you take a sneaky peek at the collection of the person you are buying for to try and avoid duplication. There are so many great craft books out there you should be able to easily find something suitable. A good place to start is the Amazon craft book chart here so you can see what the current bestsellers are. Also we have a list of our top 10 sewing books for beginners here.
Or if you fancy a little different Vivebooks do a great range of craft e-books with video techniques and deomonstrations incorporated into the books.
Vintage fabric bundles
If you are unsure what fabrics your friend already has in their stash why not buy them a bundle of vintage fabrics? Each bundle is a unique combination of several fabrics from the 40's through to the 80's. At just £6 a bundle (plus postage) they make a great affordable gift.
View the bundles here on the Vintage Fabric Homestead website.
Why not help your friends keep track of their sewing projects, what they learned and what they would do differently next time with the beautiful new sewing journals from Sew Crafty. Available with a choice of 3 different covers so you can choose the one you think they'll like best.
Make your choice of sewing journal here.
Sewbox also sell the new Colette Sewing Planner - this stylish and practical sewing planner is spiral bound with a wrap-around hard cover. Measuring 7x9 inches, it's easy to carry with you to use whenever inspiration strikes.
If your friend is a more experienced stitcher why not help them expand their skills with a corset making kit from Sew Curvy? With kits to suit a range of budgets they contain everything you need to make a steel boned Victorian style corset.
Browse the corset making kits here.