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Gifts For People Who Sew

People often find it hard to know what to buy people who are interested in sewing so i’ve collected together a few ideas...  We've also got a board of ideas on Pinterest here.

Boxes & Tins

Boxes and tins are always really useful for storage of buttons, ribbons, threads, pins etc.  This nostalgia sewing tin from Habbydays would look great on anyone’s sewing table.  It can be purchased from the Habbydays website for £16.44 here.  They have several other nostalgic sewing tins on there site here.

Sewing storage tin


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.

Tikki Patchwork in London also have 2 different patchwork clubs 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 sewers



Fabric Hamper

Sewing & fabric hoarding go hand in hand, all sewists would gladly welcome lots of yummy new fabrics to add to their stash.  Seamstar offer a fabric bundles - floral, quirky or funky fabrics combined with matching ribbons and a 10% dicount voucher for your next order.  What more could you want?

They also have a selection of other gift sets which include ribbon pots, sewing essentials pot, embroidery tin and haberdash tin.  Prices range between £10-£50.  Find them all here.

Fabric hamper from Seamstar



Sewing Kits

I don't mean your run of the mill starter sewing kits that you can pick up in the supermakets for a few pound, I mean to quality sewing kits that sewers dream of, 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 (£47) from Raystitch they would be very, very grateful...

Merchant & Mills Sewing kit


Or if that is slightly over your budget Kotori Kits have a lovely sewing kit presented in a wooden box for £29.95.



First of all make sure you sneak a peek at the collection of the person you are buying for to try and avoid duplication, but 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.

sewing books


Other than Amazon a few good sites for buying craft books include RUCraft (who often have good offers and discount codes on their Facebook page) and Search Press who also sell at good prices and offer a loyalty scheme.

Or if you fancy a little different Rainbow Disks do a great range of craft e-books.


Bargain Bags

As mentioned before anything that helps your sewing friends build their stash is a great thing.  Abakhan Fabrics do a whole range of bargain bags of all the supplies you could need, zips, buttons, fabric, threads, ribbons and haberdashery supplies.

Ribbon bag

Find them all here.  


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.  I've purchased one myself recently and I was amazed at the amount of fabric I received.

Vintage fabric bundle

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