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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

Tin from Willow and Stone

Wearable Sewing Gifts

There are some lovely sewing-themed wearable items available the would make the perfect gift for a keen sewist. Beyond Measure have some beautiful wrist rulers - stylish as well as practical. They also have a beautifully curated selection of sewing-themed jewellery too. 

Thread Head Fabrics have some very attractive wooden earrings, some with a sewing theme such as scissors - browse them here.

Sewing themed gifts


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.  

Butterfly Bright have different fabric subscriptions available here.

The Village Haberdashery also have a number of stash clubs on their website

Take a look at our Stash Clubs article for more ideas.

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.

 Stash Clubs to join


Kits for Decorating the Home

There are some great kits out there for your chosen recipient to make their own lampshade or other home decor item Take a look at what's on offer from Needcraft, who have kits for lampshades, table lamps, floor lamps, lanterns, bins, clocks and wall art  - they simply use their own choice of fabric to create the item. 

Kits for making home decor items

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  

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....!

Merchant & Mills Sewing kit

Sewing kit budget 


A nice, less expensive version can be found at Plush Addict, who stock this useful professional sewing kit.


Foodie Gifts for Sewers

What more perfect gift can you offer than a sewing-themed edible treat? How about a chocolate sewing set from Not on the High Street? 

Biscuiteers offer a gorgeous sewing kit biscuit tin - almost too lovely to eat!

Sewing tin biscuits



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.


Popular sewing books


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. 
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.


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.   

Sewing Journals

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.

There's also a selection of planners available at Hobbycraft in which you can note your sewing plans.

Sewing journals from Sew Crafty


Sewbox also sell the 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.

Colette Sewing Planner


Craft on the go

Lap tray for crafting

These lap trays from Hobbycraft are less than £10 each and come with extra lighting allowing the recipient to craft on the sofa, when travelling, whereever they want with this portable workspace. 

Alternatively if they want to take their sewing machine with them whilst they travel Minerva Crafts have a great selection of sewing machine travel bags on their site.


 Corset Kit

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.

corset making kit from Sew Curvy