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21 best sewing gifts for enthusiasts

Find the perfect gift for sewists in our round up. There's everything from subscription boxes to mugs!

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Published: September 28, 2021 at 9:39 am
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If you have some passionate crafters in your life you might be wondering what to get them for their birthday. They've probably got cupboards bursting with sewing supplies and all the latest sewing gadgets so what's left? Well, we've got just the round-up for you. We've gathered a whole bunch of gifts for sewing enthusiasts so that you can give them the perfect present. Whether it's sewing themed artwork, handmade storage or even a mug for their tea, you're bound to find some sewing gifts for your crafting pals.


If you're new to the world of sewing but want to start your dressmaking journey then check out our beginner's guide to sewing. There's everything you need to know inside including some of the best sewing machines for beginners!

21 of the best sewing gifts to give


Craft subscription box

Sew Darn Sweet subscription boxes

Subscription boxes always make great presents. They give you monthly inspiration and a great deal on sewing supplies. We've rounded up over 21 of the best craft subscription boxes including Sew Darn Sweet's box so you can find the perfect sewing gift. If you're going to gift any of these products make sure you check out our how to do furoshiki wrapping and our suminagashi gift wrap tutorial to wrap them up prettily!


Needle minder

sewing gifts needle minder

Etsy, £6.99

A Curious Twist has a shop full of lovely sewing gifts like this magnetic needle finder. May their needles never be lost again and we rather like the nickname Thread Head...


Pattern weights

How to make DIY pattern weights

Make some DIY pattern weights with our simple tutorial. You could craft them from your pal's favourite fabrics or one which matches their craft aesthetic. Handmade sewing gifts are always the best type of present.


Sewing-lovers tote bag

Sewing gifts tote bag 

Etsy, £14.12

We love this tongue-in-cheek tote bag by . Fill with fabric, chocolates, or other small trinkets for a crafty Christmas sack. Gifts for sewing lovers that are practical are our favourite!


Selvedge travel case

How to sew a travel case

Practical sewing gifts are also a great idea! Why not make a selvedge travel case for your crafty friend? It will store all their pens, needles, threads and even had a little pin cushion attached.


Simply Sewing magazine subscription

gifts for sewing lovers mag

Give a gift that lasts all year and save 52% on an annual subscription to Simply Sewing magazine! In 2022, whether you're sewing for yourself or as a gift, every issues is packed with fun homeware makes and creative patternless garment projects for a quick wardrobe update, plus bag and toy patterns. Plus two paper patterns worth £8.99 with every issue!

Subscribe today.


Sewing machine

Best sewing machines for beginners

Splash the cash on the ultimate sewing gift - a sewing machine! Upgrade their old machine for a fancy new one or even for n overlocker machine. We've rounded up the best overlockers for you to browse so you can find your perfect machine.


Sewing pencils

sewing gifts

Etsy, £5.99

Everyone needs a handy pencil to mark up patterns and fabric. Pencil Pencil's personalised set would make a fab little gift for sewing lovers.


Sewing table

sewing machine tables

If you're looking for an extra special sewing gift then take a look at our sewing machine tables post. There's 10 of the best for you to choose from to upgrade your partner's craft room. Once they've fallen in love with their new table head to our sewing room ideas post which includes gorgeous craft rooms from designer-makers up and down the country.


Personalised mug sewing gift

Personalised mug sewing gift

Etsy, £13.55

have loads of sewing gifts in their store and this mug made us especially happy.


Sewing caddy

Sewing Caddy Sewing Pattern

Simply Sewing issue 34 includes the pattern for this handy sewing caddy. You can find the caddy template on our blog ready for you to download and make. We have plenty of free sewing patterns for beginners here on Gathered and we think all of them would make for great sewing gifts!


Dressmaking scissors

Dressmaking scissors sewing gifts

Etsy, £22.99

Sewing gifts have never been so beautiful! These dressmaking scissors and embroidery scissors are from ' Etsy shop. If you're looking for some sewing projects to test out these fancy scissors, check out our how to make a face mask tutorial and our free kimono top pattern.


Sewing patterns

sewing gifts sewing patterns

Hobbycraft, £8.80

You can never have too many sewing patterns and we love this set by Hobbycraft. It's ideal for women sized 6-18 and includes jumpsuits and dress patterns. This is the ideal sewing gift for newbie sewists wanting to test out their skills!


Scissor keep

How to make a scissor keep

Handmade sewing gifts are always extra special. Whip up these easy-to-make scissor keeps and gift them to your favourite humans.


Fat quarters

gifts for sewing lovers fat quarter

Etsy, £8.95

You can't go wrong with fat quarters as sewing gifts. Etsy has a huge range of colourful fabrics including this set by . Once you've gifted this pretty fabric share our fat quarter projects post with the lucky gift receiver for some project inspiration.


Sewing prints

sewing gifts posters

Etsy, £6+

Sewing gifts don't always need to be pins, fabrics and machines. Why not buy your passionate crafter a sewing print? Trust us, every sewer relates Little Gems Print's artwork.


Pin cushion

Pincushions are vital for sewers - no-one wants to get stabbed by rough pins while cutting their pattern! Make this pincushion and then gift it to the sewing enthusiasts in your life.


Sewist notepad

sewing gifts notepads

Etsy, £5

The final item in our sewing gifts round up is this very cute notepad. Sewist are always having to jot down measurements, ideas and materials and this little notepad by Sian Shrimpton will do the job perfectly.


Sewing brooch

sewing gifts machine brooch

Etsy, £4.49

Why not give your sewing-lovers a brooch to show off their craft? is selling these beautiful sewing machine brooches over on their Etsy store and we think they'd make a great gift.


Sewing stickers

 Sewing gifts stickers

Etsy, £3.99

For all you journal and stationery lovers, have a sewing gift for you. Pick up a pack of their cool sewing-inspired stickers and decorate your notepads and sewing room with them. You can learn how to make bullet journal right here on Gathered too!


Sewing coasters

Sewing gifts coasters

Etsy, £18 for 4

has created the perfect sewing gifts - coasters! We all like to have a cuppa while we sew and now we can rest our mugs on sewing-inspired coasters. You can buy one, a pack of 4 or a pack of 6 and you can even add a card.

We hope you've found some sewing gifts for the craft lovers in your life. If you make any of our creations then tag us in a picture on Instagram with #gatheredmakers. Oh and for more gift ideas head over to our gifts for knitters round-up for the yarn lover in your life.


Do you enjoy relaxing with a creative TV show? Check out our guides to The Great British Sewing Bee, The Great Pottery Throw Down and Interior Design Masters for lots of ideas and inspiration!


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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