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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 Christmas Gifts for Sewers 


For Beginners



A Sewing Box

Starting from £16.50 on our site, get them one piece of essential sewing equipment to keep their bits and bobs all neat and tidy, not to mention dust- and dirt-free! In a range of sizes, they make a great larger prezzie - if you're feeling generous, you can fill it with a few haberdashery bits too

Flexible Tape Measure - Sewing Tape Measure by Hemline | Sewing Supplies Online

Extra Long Tape Measure

Glass Head Pins - Buy Dressmaking Pins by Hemline | Sewing Supplies Online

Glass Head Heatproof Pins

Embroidery Scissors Purple

Klasse Embroidery Scissors


Never underestimate the importance of having some good habby to hand - it makes finishing projects much quicker and easier, as well as helping to achieve a more professional finish. Decent, sharp pins and embroidery scissors for snipping pesky threads are a must!

 The Sewing Book - Alison Smith

The Sewing Book

Whether you want to be a dressmaker or a home sewer, this sewing handbook from DK is a must! It has so many helpful chapters on everything you might ever need to know, from different types of fabric and how they drape, to piecing and cutting patterns, as well as common problems and how to fix them! Even better, it also includes various projects with step by step photos to make it super easy to follow!


Selection of Fat Quarters

Fat Quarters are great for small sewing projects, which lots of beginners usually start on. A highly usable cut of fabric, it means you can buy a range of fabrics without having to buy metres of each! Starting from £2.50 per fat quarter or from £7.50 for a pack of co-ordinating fat quarters, they make the perfect little gift that they can start playing with right away!

 Quilting Basics - Michael Caputo

Quilting Basics Book

One of our best books for an introduction to quilting, this book contains 12 skills workshops inside, followed by 12 projects, so you can practice your skills as you go - right from an oven mitt up to a full size quilt!


Purse Kit

Purse Kit 

Did you know that you can easily make a purse out of a sew-on purse frame and a fat quarter cut of fabric? Make the most of our purse kits which include all the fabric and frame you need, alongside instructions and a pattern which you can use again and again - a bargain at only £8!

For More Experienced Sewers

Thread Spool Stand

This is a bit of kit that seems so simple, but I wouldn't be without nowadays! It keeps your many spools of thread neat and tidy inside a drawer or on your sewing desk - no more tangled thread ends! 




Sewing Machine Bag

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!

Tatty Teddy 'Creative Bear' Cross Stitch Kit

Tatty Teddy Creative Bear Cross Stitch Kit

Get them out of their usual sewing projects and onto something new and exciting - a cross stitch project! Using their existing stitching skill, they'll be able to work this out and make themselves something that celebrates their crafty creativity!

 The Quilters Bible

The Quilters Bible

For those stitchers who just can't resist thumbing through a new book, here's one to give them that will give them the ultimate education in quilting! If they're a bit rusty, or just want to improve on their skills, this comprehensive book is a fantastic reference book as well as teaching tool.

Fiskars 24cm Easy Action Razor Edge Fabric Scissors

Fiskars Easy Action Razor Edge Flat Blade Scissors

Okay, so these might not sound so exciting to the average person, but trust me when I say that having a good pair of durable and sharp fabric scissors around is a gift from heaven when you spend a lot of time sewing! These ones by Fiskars are designed to help you cut fabrics without lifting them too much, offering a much more accurate trim with their razor sharp blades.

Quilt-As-You-Go Pet Placemat - Bone

Quilt As You Go Pet Placemat

These adorable little projects are perfect for any pet lover! With both a fish and a bone design, choose your favourite whether you a cat lover or a dog lover, and follow the fun quilt-by-numbers pattern for an easy project that will look great in your home.

For Little Stitchers




Make! by Cath Kidston

A great book for new starters, it's especially good for kids who want to up their skills using bright colours and standard project patterns! Includes all the bits to make up one project too.

Strawberry Pin Cushion Kit

Let them learn how to make a simple strawberry pin cushion that can either be used to store pins or simply as decoration! The kits include everything they'll need to complete the project, along with easy to follow instructions. A great project for an afternoon!

Simple Sewing Kit

Simple Sewing Kit

Get them kitted out with the basics to have a go without breaking the bank. This handy little set includes everything you need to get started on some basic sewing, including tape measure, seam ripper, scissors and more!

Stocking Fillers

'Love to Sew' Ribbon

If you're looking for something little but sweet, this is a great idea - get them some ribbon to show off what they love! It can be used to wrap gifts or simply given as a gift in itself to be used in all sorts of projects of their fancy.


Felt Owls Kit

A popular choice for stocking fillers or secret santa, these owl kits are sweet enough to melt any heart! You'll find everything you need to make up 3 sleepy hanging owls with this kit, a great project for sitting in front of the fire on a winter evening (or when they get bored on Christmas Day!)





Bow Tie Set (buy with a fat quarter)

Go for a quirky gift and get them a bow tie clip set - pair with a christmas fat quarter and let them have a go at sewing their own christmas bow tie! Or buy and make up for a special man in your life ;)

Colourful Seam Ripper - Buy Unpicker Online | Sewing Supplies Online

Seam Ripper

Never underestimate how useful these are, or how many you can go through! They always seem to disappear, so the bright colours of these rippers are perfect for making them visible - plus they are perfect pocket money buys at only 50p!

Try Something New

Beginners Weaving Kit - Peach/Green

Beginners Weaving Kit

Try their hand at threading of another kind, with a colourful weaving kit! Including all the wool and yarn you need to create a small weaving, you'll also find a wooden loom, shuttles and comb alongside photo instructions, all in a smart box. Choose from 8 different colours!



Christmas Pixie Kits

Have a bit of fun this Christmas with this crafty Christmas pixie kit! They make a great present for crafters of all ages, and look so sweet sat on the mantelpiece, whispering away! If you're getting trendy and looking for an Elf on the Shelf, why not make up one of these easy mischievous pixies as your own version?

Clock Making Kit

Clock Making Kit

Create your own unique timepiece using your favourite fabric with this easy clock making kit. Simply select a fat quarter of your favourite print and follow the instructions to create a one-of-a-kind piece - perfect for bedrooms, lounges, kitchens and hallways!

Beginners Crochet Kit

Beginners Crochet Kit

Let them explore their creativity in another area with this simple crochet kit designed for beginners. Each kit comes with 2 balls of yarn, a hook and a comprehensive guide to crochet book - which includes full colour technique guides as well as projects.

December 09, 2014 by Amy Gilbert

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