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Sewing Gifts - Great Choices

Updated on December 9, 2016

Great Choices in Sewing Gifts

If you're planning to purchase sewing gifts, you're on the right page! :) Sewing is a passion that has remained consistent for me in my nearly 50 years of threading needles. I was REALLY young when I started, okay? lol

On this page you'll find sewing gifts for those with all levels of sewing experience. I've put a lot of thought into every item featured. Many of these items I already own and use myself. I'll be adding to this page as I discover new sewing gifts I feel are great choices.

Starting with sewing can never have too many. Black and white thread is always a great choice, but you can fill a basket or container with spools of all colors and gift it to someone or keep it for yourself. Why not? ;)

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Sewing Gifts - Handy Sewing Notions
Sewing Gifts - Handy Sewing Notions

Great Choices for Experienced Sewers

Even though I've been sewing a long time, I forget sometimes to take a look and see what may be new on the market to make my sewing a little easier. These bobbin mates (pictured above) I recently found online keep my bobbin and coordinating spool of thread stored together, so I don't have to dig around to find the bobbin I need.

Also in the picture is my scissors sharpener by Friskars. I use them frequently to keep my sewing shears sharp.

Sewing Gifts for Advanced Sewists

Clover Wonder Clips

Clover Wonder Clips - Great Sewing Gift!
Clover Wonder Clips - Great Sewing Gift!

Many of my sewing projects benefit from the use of these awesome clips from Clover! In fact, sometimes I will start and complete a sewing task without ever using a straight pin. These clips come in jumbo green as well as regular sized red clips. You gotta try them!

Gypsy Quilter TGQ006 Sit Upon
Gypsy Quilter TGQ006 Sit Upon

How to describe this product? Hmmmmm Well, it will save your behind from long hours at the sewing machine. It's a great choice as a sewing gift for anyone who sews a lot.


Sewing Gifts for Beginners

Janome Magnolia 7318 - A Special Sewing Gift

This sewing machine is a great choice for novice beginners or advanced sewists. LOVE this machine!

More Sewing Gifts for Beginners

Sewing With Kids - Sewing Gifts for Children

Sewing Gifts for Kids
Sewing Gifts for Kids

Sewing Gifts for Kids

Christie Burnett of has some wonderful sewing projects for kids. The beginner basics sewing kit is featured here on her blog. Her blog is full of great choices when it comes to kids. Thank you Christie!

More great tips can be found for Sewing With Kids from (The first lesson is aptly named Patience.) :)

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Sewing Gifts for Advanced Sewists
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Sewing Equipment - Sewing Machines

Great Choices in Sewing Gifts Begin With..... - A Sewing Machine for All Skill Levels

Sewing Gifts They Will Love
Sewing Gifts They Will Love

I LOVE this sewing machine! This Janome Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine is by far the sewing machine that has given me the most bang for my buck. Many different materials (including window screen) and projects like a set of lined flocked damask curtain panels with formal tie backs and a coordinating valance, blind weighted hems and mitered corners have been sewn by me on this machine.

It's a beauty and I am recommending it to anyone who has ever sewn one stitch on a sewing machine or one million. THIS is the sewing machine to get!

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Sewing Supplies

Basic Sewing Supplies

Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears
Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears

Great reviews make this a great choice. Cuts through all thicknesses of fabric. Highly recommended.

Arts, Crafts & Sewing: 60-Inch/150-Centimer Heavy Duty Professional Vinyl Tape Measure
Arts, Crafts & Sewing: 60-Inch/150-Centimer Heavy Duty Professional Vinyl Tape Measure

Even basic sewists need a quality tape measure for accurate measurements on both flat and curved surfaces. The BEST!


Where I Sew

Sewing Gifts - Best Sewing Machine
Sewing Gifts - Best Sewing Machine

This is where I sew in our tiny cottage. It's not ideal, but it works for me. However, there ARE lots of sewing tables and accessories. I've got my eye on one sewing table in particular...... :)

Sewing Table

Dritz Deluxe Seam Ripper
Dritz Deluxe Seam Ripper

Anyone who sews WILL need one of these, I guarantee it! Does exactly the job it's supposed to do and it does it well. :) Great choice!


My Choice of Sewing Table - On my Wish List!

Household Essentials Sewing and Ironing Accesory Pad, 16-Inch by 32-Inch
Household Essentials Sewing and Ironing Accesory Pad, 16-Inch by 32-Inch

I WANT one of these! (I hope my family is reading this!) Never having to get up to press a seam AND it organizes and keeps my machine from sliding.


For All Sewists...

Anyone who sews needs these basics:

  • a sewing machine
  • sewing scissors (a good pair of pinking shears is awesome too!)
  • pincushion
  • straight pins (optional: Wonder Clover Clips mentioned above)
  • quality measuring tape
  • thread, of course
  • a good thimble for hand sewing
  • but most of all, it's a fact anyone who sews will need a seam ripper. :)

Speaking of Sewing Gifts..... - What is YOUR favorite sewing gift you have given or received?

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I love looking through your lenses! We have so much in common.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice tips i will sew when my sewing machine come back after repairing

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Well... when I first came to Kuwait I didn't have a sewing machine at all, and you know what? I used to hand stitch everything... then after a while I got one of those ancient antique Singer machines... now I have a more advance model, but nothing like the ones that are out today... :) Still works though! Blessed!

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      IncomeFromHomeT 5 years ago

      I've got some antique sterling thimbles and a beautiful 18th century sewing "bird" that's actually shaped like a dragon! Starting a collection of antique sewing tools for an avid stitcher is a great thing to do. I've also got my walls covered in old and wonderfully decorative Mennonite quilts from my area of Pennsylvania.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      I was thinking of potholder kits maybe some yarn

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      I'm not sure I could even sew on a button! Great sewing gift ideas though - love these!

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      I think that sewing gifts are a great idea for Christmas. I'm sure that a lot of people would love to get a gift like that. *blessed*

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      LaurenIM 5 years ago

      My sister's hand-me-down sewing machine lol!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Sewing machine :)

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I haven't sewn in years vut recently bought myself a sewing machine at a church yard sale. I sure hope I get some sewing gifts soon, as I need everything that has to do with sewing now so I can begin a few projects of the sewing kind I have in mind.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I just bought a used Kenmore to use when I just need to make a quick stitch. My other machine is a Bernina my husband gifted to me several years ago. It is by far my favorite machine ever, but is very heavy and takes a while to set up. Interesting and fun lens. Blessings!

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      SarahB709 5 years ago

      Nice lens and I adore your sewing corner. Mine never looks that pulled together! I'm glad to meet someone else that enjoys sewing as much as I do. I'll stop back by often to see what you're posting next. Thanks!

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      Well. My best sewing gift was something I gave myself. It is a second-hand sewing table in which the sewing machine is hidden inside the table until I use it. Most of the time my computer sit atop the table while I squidooooooo. :)

      I love pulling out the sewing machine when kids are over. Their eyes pop out of their heads because they have no idea what hides inside my computer table. Hee hee.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Excellent gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      What a lovely corner you have for sewing.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My mother taught me how to sew so I can manage with simple things.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am amazed at how tidy your sewing area is, I guess that's part of efficiency for someone who is always creating on a sewing machine. You have great suggestions here for any level from novice to advanced.

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      Lauriej1 5 years ago

      Great lens! My favorite sewing gift is when people give me gift cards to Hancock, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, or Spoon Flower!

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      zigpop lm 5 years ago

      I love my Brother and my Dressmaker sewing machines. Nice lens, thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      My mom got me a Kenmore sewing machine in high school. I still have it and use it but not as often as I should. I need to set it up somewhere. Love your little sewing corner! I'm going to make ninja and fairy costumes soon so that'll get me going again!

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      SilmarwenLinwelin 5 years ago

      My grandma used to sew dresses for me when I was a kid.

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      Jennifer_Glennon 5 years ago

      I have just started sewing and so far my favorite gift has been my small sewing machine.