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Gifts for People Who Sew

Gift ideas 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. 

Vintage sewing tins

Stash Clubs

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.  

The Eternal Maker have several different stash clubs available here, featuring Japanese fabrics or Moda classic fabrics.

Simply Solids have several stash clubs here, as do The Village Haberdashery on their website

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.


Japanese Fabrics from The Eternal Maker

Gift Vouchers 

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.

Gift vouchers for sewing classes  

Craft Clubs

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, Seamstar offer Craft Club bundles for £9.99 (plus p&p) per month - floral, quirky or funky fabrics combined with matching ribbons and notions that will arrive at your friend's letterbox every month!  What more could they want?

There's also Pocket & Pin's popular haberdashery club which gives you a selection themed haberdashery and fabric perfet for co-ordinated projects.  Find the details here.

Seamstar Craft Club


CompleteSewing 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....!

Merchant & Mills Sewing kit


Man's best friend sewing kit

Some nice, less expensive versions can be found at Plush Addict, who stock this fun 'mans' best friend' kit and the Buttonbag sewing kit available from The Village Haberdashery.



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.

sewing books

Other than Amazon a few good sites for buying craft books include The Book People and Search Press who also sell at good prices and offer a loyalty scheme.

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. 

Vintage fabric bundle

View the bundles here on the Vintage Fabric Homestead website.   Sew and Quilt also have a really colourful selection of vintage fabrics on their site here. 

Sewing Journal

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.

Sewing journals from Sew Crafty

Make your choice of sewing journal here.