Top Gifts for Sewers
Stuck on what to get for someone who loves to sew? Never fear, our top gift guide is here! With ideas to suit all budgets and skill levels, from beginners to advanced, take a peek and get them the perfect gift.
Top Gifts for Sewers
Top Gifts under £50
We adore this unusual style sewing box that's designed to look just like a bee hive! The premium linen fabric screams of rustic style, which fits perfectly with the theme and shape of this sewing box. The best details are the little applique bees buzzing around! The lid opens on one side and inside offers plenty of storage for all your sewing equipment, including a removable plastic storage tray.
Including all the materials required to make the classic 'Coco' top or dress by popular pattern designer Tilly and the Buttons, this project box is perfect for making dressmaking a breeze with everything in one place, as well as an ideal present. You'll learn how to sew with stretch fabric, and can choose from a top or dress version, plus an optional funnel neck and pockets. This pattern is designed for confident beginners, but is a great afternoon project for more experienced dressmakers too!
Top Gifts under £35
This chic bee sewing box is a great choice for those who want plenty of space to house their essentials. It features a co-ordinating cotton lining, built in pincushion and removable sorting tray, for all your sewing bits and bobs. We love the stunning bee design embroidered on the top, for a sewing box that's as pretty as it is practical.
This fantastic thread set gives you a range of assorted colours to expand your stash of threads. It's great value if you need to get a lot of colours and also makes for a gift for someone who likes sewing or quilting, presented in a neat Gutermann box.
Including all the materials required to make any version of the 'Iris' knickers by popular pattern designer Tilly and the Buttons, this box is perfect for making dressmaking a breeze. You'll learn how to sew with stretch fabric, and can choose from low, mid or high waistlines and leg options. It's the perfect mix and match pattern - once you’ve made your first pair, you’ll be hooked!
Indulge a fabric in their very favourite thing - fabric! These boxes of co-ordinating fabrics and thread are a giftable version of our subscription boxes, and offer a selection of smaller cuts of fabric in matching shades for the sewist in your life to stitch up several projects from.
Sew and cut in style with this stunning pair of matching scissors! Set off in chic rose gold, this high-quality scissor set includes both a large pair of 25cm dressmaking shears for easy fabric cutting, and a smaller pair of 11.5cm embroidery scissors for finer work like applique and thread snipping. Presented in a neat box, they make for a perfect gift!
Sewing lovers will fall in love with this fun little sewing kit in a gorgeous hexagonal collapsing design that fits together neatly and prettily when not in use. Take the lid off and unfold each side to reveal the contents, which includes all the essentials like seam ripper, pins, tape measure and more.
Make this cute tote bag with contrast bottom to take out – it fits all the essentials and more, and features a boxed bottom so it can stand up for ultimate practicality. The pretty contrast handles and base make for a point of interest for a tote that's both cute and practical.
Top Gifts under £25
Mugs are a great gift, because we all know a good cup of tea or coffee is what sees us through those tricky projects! Plus, how can they resist these pretty stitch-inspired designs?
Keep your sewing space neat and tidy while you stitch with this handy spill bag that can sit by your machine (or side if you are hand sewing). The rectangle part is weighted and features a special grippy patch on the underside; simply pop it on the table next to your machine and let the bag part hang down to catch all your snippings and scraps.
When you spend all your time sewing, your sewing things should bring you joy! This gorgeous woven basket is great for keeping on your sewing table, and housing all those little bits and pieces you use all the time, like your seam ripper, embroidery scissors, bobbins and more.
Make a handy drawstring make-up bag with this simple project that's ideal for beginners. Simply shove all your most-used cosmetics inside, draw together the cord and go; then when you want to use something later, slacken off the cord and everything will lie flat and easy to find again.
Storage is always one thing that most crafters struggle with, and these rainbow thimble organisers are a fun and colourful way to solve the problem! Sturdy and made in a gorgeous metallic ombre finish, they're fantastic for storing equipment like scissors and rotary cutters which can be in hand in a moment.
Clearly, you can't underestimate the power of a magnet for sewists! What makes these pin cushions so great? Firstly, the silicone strap means they're easy to fit to any wrist size. Secondly, the metal plate means you don't end up stabbing yourself in the wrist when you put your pins in it. And lastly, the fact it's magnetic means no more scattered pins and also makes for easy clear up if you accidentally drop a load!
The soft cushioned mat helps to protect both your work surface and your machine, and features waffle grooves for extra grip to prevent slipping. At a sizeable 40 x 60cm, it's plenty big enough for all machines to fit with room to spare. Simply pop underneath and notice how much quieter and smoother your sewing machine is!
We adore this creative bee hive pincushion, in a gorgeous natural textured fabric, complete with little bees buzzing around it! You use your pin cushion constantly, so why not invest in the best?
Top Gifts for Beginners
Learn how to make your own simple pj shorts with this handy project box! The Jaimie bottoms are an ideal first project for a complete newbie to dressmaking or sewing, with an easy-to-fit style and simple instructions. They also come in an extended size range. All fabric options have been chosen with beginners in mind, for the best possible experience on your first project!
If you're going to get them one piece of essential sewing equipment to keep their bits and bobs all neat and tidy, this is the one! Our sewing boxes make a great prezzie, and the medium size boxes are a great size to start for a beginner - if you're feeling generous, you can fill it with a few haberdashery bits too.
Create your very own patchwork monkey toy with this cute kit from Trimits. The box includes everything you need to get stitching this adorable item, including fabric, thread and stuffing.
Get your sewing space organised with one of these handy bobbin boxes, perfect for keeping all your bobbins stored neatly, safely and easily. It also comes with 50 standard plastic bobbins in rainbow colours too - you'll never have to keep unwinding bobbins to re-use again, something that happens a lot for beginners!
Make a handy fat quarter basket with this simple project that's ideal for beginners. They're great for storage at home, whether in your sewing room or bedroom, and also make a nice gift basket to give to friends (especially when filled with goodies!).
Top Gifts for Dressmakers
Ideal for dressmaking, especially when working with very fine and slippery fabrics which are hard to cut accurately with scissors. Don't you love the cute sewing design too?
Turning out straps and tubes has to be the worst part of any project, especially if they're narrow. This amazing set of turning tubes from Prym makes it SO much easier to pull them through without losing the will to love or losing an hour to this horrible task!
Learn how to make your own comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress with this project box! Including all the materials required to make the popular new 'Billie' top or dress by pattern designer Tilly and the Buttons, you'll learn how to sew with low-stretch fabric, and can choose from either a dress or a sweatshirt length, plus regular or balloon sleeves.
For the avid stitcher in your life, nothing will be more prized to them than their sewing machine! Help them keep it safe and clean in a stylish way, with a beautiful machine bag - the oilcloth material keeps out moisture whilst the sturdy plastic feet on the bottom are able to deal with a fair amount of wear and tear. They fit all standard sized machines and feature a large zip pocket on the front for storing all your wires, pedals and accessories! If you take your machine out a lot to classes or on trips out the house, a good machine bag is invaluable.
Top Gifts for Quilters
This essential piece of equipment gets prettied up! No respectable quilter would be without a rotary cutter, but most of them are nothing special to look at - except for this beauty from Fiskars! Not only does it look pretty but it's practical too, from one of the most well-loved scissor brands, known for their excellent quality blades.
Add a bit of colour to your sewing kit with an Olfa cutting set. This gorgeous gift set contains everything they'll need to get cracking with the most important part of quilting - the cutting!
For those quilters that like to dabble in different styles, we highly recommend the Sewline glue pen. It's fantastic for paper piecing and any method which requires lots of pinning or tacking, and is a favourite among most quilters!
Get ready to be wowed by this multi-use, super-handy little mat! Designed with quilter's in mind, this fantastic item is essentially 4 mats in 1. Open it up and on you'll find a sturdy cutting mat for rotary cutting pieces; a sandpaper mat to help when you are transferring markings; a velour layout mat to help you create your blocks; and finally, both outside pieces can be laid flat with the printed design facing upwards and used as an ironing mat.
This handy blade changing tool offers a safer, no-touch approach to changing your sharp rotary blades if you get nervous about handling them. The magnetic system ensures a stable process, and it can be used with Fiskars products that offer easy blade change features - ideal for quilters who regularly change their blades.
Have a go at the Quilt-as-You-Go method with this easy to follow 'sew by numbers' style pre-printed kit. You'll soon have created your own professional-looking quilted tote bag, perfect as a gift or simply a new addition to your bag collection!
Protect your work surface in style with this cute sewing-themed coaster! Perfect for decorating your sewing space, pop your cuppa down on your very own neat little coaster to avoid spillages and splashes while you work. Pairs perfectly with our sewing themed mug!
There's plenty of sewing gimics and gadgets you can get, but at the end of the day the ones we really want are the ones that make our life easier. These magnetic needle twisters do just that, storing your needles (and pins) safely and securely with the magnetic inner tube. Trust us, you can turn it upside down and shake and they STILL won't fall out - amazing!
Create your very own fun festive cross stitch with this easy kit from Trimits! Ideal for beginners and kids, these kits come with printed colour-coded designs and make a great slow-stitching project.
Add a sweet pair of classic stork style scissors to your sewing box with these great quality embroidery scissors. Made from steel with gold handles, they will give you years of stitchy service and are easy to find in your sewing box!
This project pouch is a fantastic way to store your smaller craft and sewing projects without getting them all tangled up and messy - and a must for anyone that takes their projects out to a craft group regularly. With a fun printed message on the front and jazzy pom poms, it's as fun as it is practical!