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17 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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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.

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

17 of the best sewing gifts to give

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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.

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Needle minder

sewing gifts needle minder

Etsy, £6.99

ACuriousTwist 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…

3

Pattern weights

How to make DIY pattern weights

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

4

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.

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Simply Sewing magazine subscription

Save 50% on a gift subscription to Simply Sewing and send 13 issues for just £53.99. Enjoy fresh ideas with fabric plus the sewist of your choice will also receive bonus sewing patterns with every issue! Subscribe today.

Simply Sewing magazine issue 74 cover

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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.

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Sewing pencils

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Sewing patterns

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Hobbycraft, £8

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

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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.

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Fat quarters

sewing gifts fat quarters

Etsy, £12.95

You can’t go wrong with fat quarters as sewing gifts. Etsy has a huge range of colourful fabrics including this set by KimsCraftyCorner.

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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.

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Pin cushion

Cathedral window patchwork pincushion

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

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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.

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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.