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Sewing Gift Guide

Sewing gift guide

Our sewing gift guide features a range of presents perfect for people who love sewing to suit all budgets. 


Sewing Boxes & Tins

Pretty boxes and tins are always really useful for storage of buttons, ribbons, threads, pins etc.  We’ve spotted a fabulous personalised sewing-themed tin as shown below on the Bags of Love website here.

Sewing tins
Bags of Love personalised sewing tin

 Also take a look at  Not on the High Street as they have some very attractive and vintage style examples too plus personalised sewing boxes like the one shown below from Bombus

Buy sewing boxes online

Sewing Tools

General useful tools are something any creative person would love to receive!

 The VARIO Creative® Tool from Prym combines many functions in one tool: punching holes, attaching press fasteners, eyelets and rivets.

​The ergonomic design and innovative mechanics ensure optimised power transmission and thus increase the functional range of the VARIO Creative® tool.

Such a great gift for someone creative!

Find out more here.

Prym sewing tools


Sewing Machine Accessories

 Why not buy this 32 Piece Presser Foot Set from Madam Sew for a sewing buddy and and give their sewing skills and craftsmanship a complete new turn. With this easy-to-use set of handy ‘Snap-On’ presser feet, they can kick start their sewing skills.

Save time, money and hours of frustration with this handy set that features snap-on, top-quality parts and costs much less than buying the parts individually. The set ships from the US with free delivery!

Madam Sew gift set


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 sewing themed jewellery – stylish as well as practical. 

The Crafty Nomad have some gorgeous pins too.

Check out Sew Me Sunshine‘s lovely collection of beautiful sewing themed items from Cepheid Studio, Justine Gilbuena and more.

Make at 140 have some interesting button jewellery too. See the range.

Etsy is another place to seek out some sewing-themed jewellery.

Sewing gifts
Buy stitching enamel pins for your friends

You could also get a sewing-themed design printed on ready-made goodies from Maake, including cushions. Or why not get your own sewing-themed t-shirt design printed? Bags of Love have lots of options on this idea here.

 Subscription Clubs 

What better present than a gift that keeps on giving. Sign yourself or a friend up to a subscription club and be sent new fabrics every month!

Fabric Godmother have a subscription service called Dream Wardrobe – you get a free consultation, pattern for a garment and fabric to suit your own style. It costs £59 per month (minimum 3 months) and this makes the perfect gift for a friend or family member who already sews their own clothes.

Subscription from Fabric Godmother

Purple Stitches do several block of the month options, each month you get the neccessary fabric and pattern to make a quilt block. You end the term with a full quilt.

The Crafty Nomad has launched the Quilt Hive – an online monthly membership club where you’ll learn lots of new skills. Each month, you’ll learn a new topic via pre-recorded video lessons, which you can watch and replay as often as you like, when it suits you. Would make a super gift!

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.


Quilt Hive


Stitching Kits

Stitch kits make a great gift for a stitcher, something they can do on the go (or start whilst visiting family over Christmas).  There are a great range of modern stitch kits available to buy now at many of the retailers listing on our website. Search for ‘Craft Kits’ on our Directory.

Embroidery kits

All Sewn Up Wales have some great kits available on their website – many suitable for beginners. See the selection here

English Paper Piecing (EPP) is a very popular form of hand stitching at the minute (see our guide to English Paper Piecing supplies here) we found several great EPP kits on the Patchwork Dreamer site.

Sew your own needlecase kit

Amber Makes have some lovely gifts for stitchers – how about this needlecase set  – one for machine and one for hand needles – that you, or they, can sew! Explore the range.


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. 

Needcraft kits

Pelenna Patchwork offer kits for making items like cushions, wall hangings, quilts and even oven gloves on their site. 


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


Complete Sewing Kits and Threads

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 they would be very, very grateful….!

Merchant and mills starter set
Thread gift sets

If you plan to give a gift of special threads, The Fat Quarter have some great Aurifil thread sets that would make any sewist smile! 

Foodie/Beauty 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 sell a sewing kit biscuit tin in which you’ll find an edible sewing kit complete with needle, thread, bobbins and pin cushions. Who can resist?

Not food, but a lovely kit to keep your creative hands soft with a Seams Beauty Couturiers Hand Cream Gift Set. The adorable drawstring gift bag contains a full size hand cream 75ML, Artisan hand sanitiser and a cushioned nail file.  Go on, treat someone special. Buy from Coast & Country Crafts.

Seams hand cream gift set
Buy gifts for quilting and sewing people
Poppy Treffry mug

Poppy Treffry sell a lovely sewing-themed mug for a thoughtful gift! See what’s available here.

Ideas for sewing gifts

Gorgeous Sewing Room Candle from Sew Me Sunshine.

The candle is made from 100% soya wax and has a gorgeous fresh, herby scent containing tomato vine, cedar wood, basil and rosemary.

Sewing Books 

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 sewing book chart  so you can see what the current bestsellers are.  

 Plus if you have a friend who dreams of starting their own craft business check out Fiona’s book Making & Marketing a Successful Art & Craft Business. 

Debbie Shore sewing books

Other than Amazon, take a look at 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.  

Sewing Journals

Patterntrace  have the Maker’s Workbook – a beautiful sewing journal thoughtfully designed for keeping safe the essential details of your sewing projects. Use code: sewingdirectory for 10% off all orders on their site. they also have a quilting journal too. 

Gift products from Patterntrace

Craft on the go

Prym have a fabulous range of sewing machine travel cases and accessories for transporting your machine and tools on the go. 

Prym sewing storage

These lap trays from Hobbycraft  are just £16 each and come with extra lighting allowing the recipient to craft on the sofa, when travelling, wherever they want with this portable workspace.  

Also take a look at our Sew on the Go feature for further travel sewing gift ideas. 

Craft laptray

Check back next year to find an updated version of our sewing gift guide with new gift ideas for stitchers.