24 best sewing gifts for enthusiasts
Find the perfect gift for sewists in our round up. There's everything from subscription boxes to sweet treats
If you have a passionate crafter 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.
In this sewing gift guide, we've included a selection of present ideas to suit all budgets. If you have a bigger budget, you might want to opt for a sewing machine for the crafter in your life. If you're on a smaller budget, we have lots of fun mini-gifts which would make perfect stocking fillers this Christmas.
We've even found a few sewing gift ideas that you could stitch this weekend! Read on to discover our favourite gifts for sewers…
24 of the best sewing gifts to give in 2023
1. Sewing necklace
We love this adorable thimble and scissors necklace! It's a good way to show your love of sewing in a subtle way. It's made from sterling silver and you can choose how long you'd like the chain to be.
- Buy the Thimble and Scissors necklace from Etsy
2. Sewing machine
Splash the cash on the ultimate sewing gift – a sewing machine! Upgrade their old machine for a fancy new one. The Brother L14S is great value, and it's a solid sewing machine for beginners or those looking to do quick fixes and alterations. There's only one dial, so this sewing machine is nice and easy to use.
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t's lightweight and portable too so you won't need loads of extra craft storage space, and it's not too noisy either! Other features include an LED sewing light and a top loading bobbin.
For more inspiration, take a look at our pick of the best sewing machines for beginners.
3. Craft subscription box
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.
- Buy now a Sew Darn Sweet craft subscription box from uOpen.com
4. Needle minder
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...
If you're not a fan of this needle minder then head over to our collection of the best needle minders for an alternative.
- Buy a Thread Head needle minder from Etsy
5. Chocolate sewing kit
Looking for a fun novelty gift? You could buy a chocolate sewing kit! This cute set of chocolates includes a selection of sweet sewing accessories including reels of thread, needles and even a chalk pencil.
- Buy a chocolate sewing kit from Not on the Highstreet
6. Sewing machine earrings
These fabulous little sewing machine earrings would be perfect to send to a crafter who lives far away. It's small enough to post easily and would be a charming gift for any sewing lover.
7. 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.
8. Sewing-lovers tote bag
We love this tongue-in-cheek tote bag from Illustrated Identity. Fill with fabric, chocolates, or other small trinkets for a crafty birthday sack. It's also sure to make a handy grocery bag when you're nipping out to the shops, or a lightweight work bag for your essentials.
With loads of colours to choose from - including dark green, coral, mustard, maroon, black and white - you can make sure you find a colour your loved one will adore.
Gifts for sewing lovers that are practical are our favourite!
9. Selvedge travel case
Another practical sewing gift idea! Why not make a selvedge travel case for your crafty friend? It will store all their pens, needles and threads and you can even add a little pin cushion.
10. Simply Sewing magazine subscription
Give a gift that lasts all year and save 37% on an annual subscription to Simply Sewing magazine!
In 2023, whether you're sewing for yourself or as a gift, every issue 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!
11. Sewing pencils
Everyone needs a handy pencil to mark up patterns and fabric. Maple and Grace's set would make a fab little gift for sewing lovers.
- Buy Measure Twice, Cut Once pencils from Etsy
12. Sewing table
If you're looking for an extra special sewing gift then take a look at our sewing machine tables post. Getting a sewing machine table can really transform your crafting experience and make it a more enjoyable process.
There's ten of the best for you to choose from to upgrade your partner's craft room.
13. Personalised mug sewing gift
HmMugs have loads of sewing gifts in their store and this mug made us especially happy. The sewer in your life is bound to love it!
Perfect for sipping warm tea out of while they enjoy The Great British Sewing Bee.
- Buy an I'd Rather Be Sewing mug from Etsy
14. Sewing caddy
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!
15. Dressmaking scissors
Sewing gifts have never been so beautiful! These dressmaking scissors and embroidery scissors are from SewProCrafts' Etsy shop. Any sewer would be delighted to add these gorgeous scissors to their stash.
- Buy dressmaking scissors from Etsy
16. Sewing patterns
You can never have too many sewing patterns and we love this set by Minerva Crafts. 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!
- Buy the New Look 6554 pattern set from Minerva Crafts
17. Scissor keep
Handmade sewing gifts are always extra special. Whip up these easy-to-make scissor keeps and gift them to your favourite humans.
18. Fat quarters
You can't go wrong with fat quarters as sewing gifts. Etsy has a huge range of colourful fabrics including this set by OverdaleFabrics.
Once you've gifted this pretty fabric, share our fat quarter projects post with the lucky gift receiver for some project inspiration.
- Buy Garden birds fat quarters from Etsy
19. Sewing prints
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.
- Buy a sewing poster from Etsy
20. 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.
21. Sewist notepad
Sewists are always having to jot down measurements, ideas and materials and this little notepad by Sian Shrimpton will do the job perfectly.
- Buy a Sewist Notepad from Etsy
22. Sewing brooch
Why not give your sewing-lovers a brooch to show off their craft? FrancinesStore is selling these beautiful sewing machine brooches over on their Etsy store and we think they'd make a great gift.
- Buy now from Etsy (£4.99)
23. Sewing stickers
For all you journal and stationery lovers, Paper and Inks UK 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.
- Buy sewing stickers from Etsy
24. Sewing coasters
Fiona Clabon 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.
- Buy sewing coasters from Etsy
Choosing special gifts for sewers
It's not always easy to find sewing gifts, but there are lots of great options out there from sewing machines to novelty presents. You can buy them jewellery, cute notebooks and much more.
There are lots of brilliant choices for all budgets, whether big or small. Whatever you choose, the crafter in your life will be overjoyed!
How to make your own handmade gifts
If you're a crafter yourself, you could make your own gifts for friends and family! Handmade gifts are always appreciated for the amount of time and care you put into them. You can personalise them to suit the recipient too.
Take a look at our pick of the best easy gifts to sew.
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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