Those Who Like to Sew LOVE Gifts Related to Sewing! Check out these Gift Ideas For a Seamstress!
For those of us who like to sew, thoughtful sewing gifts pertaining to our hobby or business would be LOVED and APPRECIATED!
I LOVE getting gift bags that have many small gifts inside one bag! Many of the things I share will fit FANTASTICALLY into that ‘small gift’ category.
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Clever and Small Seamstress Gift Ideas
Bouquet of Thread
This first suggestion was a gift to me from my son, a very clever gift I thought! He bought six or seven spools of thread, the brightest colors, and tied them all together with a ribbon! He then added this thread bouquet to a little bouquet of flowers!
This would be a great gift FROM smaller kids as I know they love to pick out different colors!
You can pick your own color set of thread by picking individual spools of thread or buy pre-packaged thread sets. Just make sure to choose an all-purpose thread that works with many kinds of fabrics, a great choice for the beginner seamstress.
Magazine subscription for the beginner seamstress would be a great addition to a gift bag! There are plenty of pictures, ideas and sewing “How-to’s” and technique lessons. This is a gift that keeps giving because your seamstress will receive multiple issues.
Some popular titles for sewing are: Sew Magazine and Threads.
Many sewing and quilted related magazines can be found in your local grocery store or fabric store, and these magazines always come with subscription cards! So you can buy one magazine to put in a gift bag and fill out the subscription too!
Sewing Machine for Beginner
Scissors for Sewing
If you are buying scissors for a beginner seamstress, I would recommend a nice pair of 8″ sewing shears, pinking shears or small pair of short blade scissors for trimming threads.
Sewing Scissors are also a great gift for a seamstress who already has scissors! Why? Because those of us who sew can NEVER have too many pairs of scissors! There are quite a few pairs of scissors with designer handles that would be a great gift!
It is awesome to be able to have scissors at my sewing machine, at my cutting table, and in a ‘to-go’ bag for mobile projects!
Sewing or Quilting Books
Any kind of beginner sewing book or simple project book would be a great gift!
Rotary Cutter and a Mat
What a great gift this set would make! If you choose to get the rotary cutter, I highly recommend getting the mat too! The blade on a rotary cutter is VERY sharp and the mat protects furniture surfaces. You just can’t have one without the other!
CLOVER or OLFA are some of the popular name brands for rotary cutters. I have several OLFA cutters in different size blades. Yes, you guessed it, different blade sizes for different jobs. The larger blade sizes (45mm/60mm) are for more long straight line cutting. The smaller blade (18mm) is for cutting around curves and other small areas. 45mm size is perfect for beginner sewing projects and most pattern cutting.
I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS TULA PINK ROTARY CUTTER TO ACCOMPANY TO TULA PINK SHEARS! I’m quite sure your seamstress would LOVE one too!
MORE Tula Pink…
Sewing Baskets to put these awesome gifts in!
St Jane Sewing Baskets Large Oval With Metal HandleSmall Oval Hot Pink Sewing Basket – Chevron PrintSmall Square Aqua Sewing Basket – Polka DotSewing Basket with Tulip Floral Print Design- Sewing Kit Storage Box with Removable Tray, Built-in Pin Cushion and Interior Pocket – Large – 12Large Fabric Covered Sewing Basket with Insert Tray and AccessoriesPrym Sewing Basket L Kyoto, Multicoloured, One Size
Here are some extra ideas for beginners: Recommended Sewing Tools for the beginner that also make great small gifts-especially in a new sewing basket!
Small Irons for Easier Project Pressing and Hard to Reach Areas
The Clover Mini Irons are great for pressing seams and work great with a mini ironing board or portable iron blanket next kept next to the sewing machine. No more getting up and down to press a quick seam! The Clover Wedge Iron is compact and lightweight, great for taking projects to a craft group or working on a project when staying in a hotel. (I don’t trust those irons in the hotel room-you never know what will come out of the steam holes!😉)
Get Creative and add a few extras to this Sewing Gift Bag/Basket:
-Wooden toothpick to create a perfect button shank
-Colored pencils for tracing and making changes to patterns
-Large washers from a hardware store make great pattern weights. Spray paint to make them a real COOL tool
-Make a magnetic pin catcher-buy a strong magnet and place in a tin box
-Plastic chopstick for pushing out corners and points
-Tissue paper-buy this at your local dollar store. Use it for stabilizing sheer or very thin fabrics, making patterns or altering patterns.
-Dental floss container-these make great thread cutters! Especially for use on the airplanes.
Have fun putting together your gift bag or basket!
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