Celebrate your wonderful mum with our beautiful Mother's Day sewing projects! Making a handmade gift for your mother is the ultimate way to show her that you care – whether it's a quick make or something you spent weeks on.


The best part about sewing a Mother's Day gift is that she'll have something to keep and treasure for years to come. If it's a useful gift, then she'll be reminded of your love every time she uses it (and what could be sweeter than that?).

You'll be able to personalise the gift to suit your mum's tastes and include her favourite colours – and make something that you wouldn't necessarily be able to buy in the shops!

These Mother's Day sewing projects include a mixture of quick makes and ones that may take a little longer to pull together. You'll be able to pick the one that suits the amount of crafting time that you have available.

If your mum is into sewing herself, you may want to pick a present from our list of the best sewing gifts for enthusiasts. There's bound to be something there that she'll love!

If you've got enough time, you could also have a go at making your own fabric gift bag to contain your Mother's Day present. Alternatively, be eco-friendly and opt for sustainable furoshiki wrapping; it's a Japanese wrapping technique using fabric that can be reused. You could even use a scarf so that the wrapping is an additional gift for your mum.

Read on to discover our Mother's Day sewing projects and choose the one that your mum will love…

10 Mother's Day gifts to sew

Patchwork butterfly tote

If you fancy having a go at some patchwork, this butterfly tote bag is a really fun project to make. The shape of the bag is strong and durable, so it's both practical and pretty! You mum will love taking this bag with her when she's out and about.

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Sew the patchwork butterfly tote with our step-by-step guide.

Butterfly patchwork pattern tote bag tutorial

Floral embroidery hoop

This beautiful floral embroidery hoop is perfect for Mother's Day. It uses a combination of sewing and embroidery techniques to create a stunning floral design. If you haven't embroidered before then don't be intimidated by this Mother's Day sewing project – it uses some basic stitches to create the flowers and we've got a fantastic beginner's guide to embroidery to help you learn the stitches needed here.

Make the floral embroidery hoop pattern today.

Floral embroidery hoop

Tea cosy sewing pattern

This adorable padded tea cosy designed by Ali Burdon is both stylish and practical! The pattern includes ideas so that you can add your own embroidered details, but if you don't have the time then you could just use the template to whip up a quick tea cosy.

Learn how to make a tea cosy with our free pattern.

how to make a tea cosy step 5

Dog doorstop pattern

Does your mum love dogs? This cute little dog doorstop pattern could make her day! This dog doorstop can be made using one fat quarter, so it's a great way to use up any leftover fabric that you might have in your stash. This charming gift is bound to be treasured and used for many years to come.

Make the dog doorstop pattern for your mum this Mother's Day.

Dog doorstop pattern

Dressing gown pattern

Treat your mum by sewing her a lovely new dressing gown! This beautiful dressing gown will help her to stay comfortable and stylish around the home all year round. You could add a fleecy lining to keep her cosy in the winter months.

Make this dressing gown pattern today.

Dressing gown pattern
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Fabric necklace

This pretty fabric necklace created by Anna Alicia is a great way to make use of small leftover pieces of fabric – the kind you might normally throw away. This is a quick Mother's Day gift to sew and can be worn as a statement necklace on any occasion.

Make a fabric necklace as a Mother's Day gift.

How to make a fabric necklace

Quilted hot water bottle cover

It might be spring, but the nights can still be chilly so this hot water bottle cover will come in handy! If you like, you can use the lettering templates to sew the word 'Mum' onto the hot water bottle cover as a sweet finishing touch.

Learn how to make the quilted hot water bottle cover.

Quilted hot water bottle cover

Make a glasses case

Keep your mum's glasses safe by making a practical case for them! This sewing pattern designed by Jessica Entwistle includes padding to protect the glasses while you carry them around. You could also use this pattern to make a case for sunglasses.

Learn how to sew a glasses case with our free pattern.

Rainbow cushion

Bring some sunshine into your mum's life with this cheerful cushion pattern! If you're looking for Mother's Day gifts to sew, you can't go wrong with this retro cushion. It would look fantastic on an armchair or among a scattering of cushions on a bed.

Find the rainbow cushion pattern and make one for your mother this month.

How to make a rainbow shaped cushion

Quick-sew sleep mask DIY

Help your mother to enjoy a restful night's sleep (or an afternoon nap!) with this quick-sew sleep mask. It's easy to make, so you could easily whip it up in time for Mother's Day. This fabulous little mask can be used when you're travelling too.

Whip up a DIY quick-sew sleep mask with our free tutorial.

How to sew a sleep mask

Still looking for more gift ideas? Check out our collection of quick gifts to sew when you're short of time. We've also rounded up some last-minute DIY Mother's Day craft ideas to inspire you.


Sarah OrmeDigital Editor, Gathered

Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints

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